Cosmic Porthole to Higher Love Opens
The harmonious trine of Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces is like a porthole for spiritual love to pour through. If you’re having trouble letting yourself be happy, the act of giving thanks, when done sincerely and with a sacred quality of attention, can turn a heart into a receptacle for beauty, abundance and joy.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll feel called to perform certain tasks, and you’ll do so regardless of how laborious they may be. The moon entering your sign this evening warms your emotions and inspires you to share in new ways.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will carefully bring order to chaos and clarity to the picture. Whatever you have, it suddenly seems like more than enough to make not only your heart full, but many other hearts, as well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being ahead of your time proves that you think faster than most people, but it has little else to offer. Slow down your thinking so that you’re right in step with today’s opportunities.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some of your activities will be dependent on the completion of other activities over which you have no control. Be patient, but keep others on task with your gentle inquiry.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll choose your words carefully today. You feel that it’s your duty not only to express your gratitude, but also to live by it. That which you are thankful for, you will also take care of, protect and develop.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll have luck doing your own thing, within certain bounds. You’ll build on a tradition, repeating the steps that have worked in the past and adding a few detours and embellishments to make it your own.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In the morning, the day may seem more complicated than it really is. “’Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end; then stop.’” — Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Venus newly exploring your part of the sky bodes well for forming easy connections. You’ll be a part of an experience that reflects your values and serves the community of which you are an integral member.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Most challenges are small, and you take them for the normal part of life they are. Today’s slightly bigger challenges will make you feel passionately engaged with your purpose.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re wise to limit your communication output and welcome opportunities for greater input. In other words, talking less will say more. Listening will open the way to connection and love.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll react to a rapidly changing plan. Your ability to go with the flow is impressive and attractive. Tonight, an exception to the rule will surprise you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The day brings a fulfilling experience. Neptune, your guiding planet, harmonizes with Venus to bring more love, beauty and sharing into your world than you expected to enjoy.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 22). The next four weeks bring happy coincidences and fortunate encounters. Then it will be as if you’re balancing on skates in late December and January. Challenges knock you around, and victories pull you up and help you glide gracefully to life’s music. An investment pays in April. July changes your career course. Aquarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 25, 41, 17 and 39.
HOLIDAY COPING STRATEGIES BY SIGN: Helping you bring the thankfulness, astrology style. CAPRICORN: Sometimes the people you want to be there aren’t, and those you don’t want to be there are present in full force. There are never enough chairs or matching silverware. You inevitably run out of something important, like eggs, toilet paper or antidepressants. But the very things that might be considered negative are what give personality to your family time together — and make for a good story later. AQUARIUS: Setting differences aside is your usual habit. During the holidays, it helps to broaden that rule to include not only differences, but also expectations, judgments, grievances and your attachment to any outcome whatsoever. This is hard. But if you can let go of this sort of family baggage, you achieve a personal Zen state of family unity that all of your relatives can feel. PISCES: Your creativity is key to keeping the holidays bright. A creative Pisces is a happy Pisces. Projects that tickle different parts of your brain and give your heart expression and your intuition a channel to work through will keep your mood light while you produce results and memories. — “Rock Your Stars, Your Astrological Guide to Getting it All”
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh in the upcoming film about the marriage of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville during the 1959 filming of “Psycho.” Sagittarian actors enjoy visiting different eras and worlds in their work — a professional perk that suits their driving need to explore. Johansson also has strong Scorpio influences in her natal chart that turn up the sizzle in any role she takes on.
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