Good luck and excellent communication go hand in hand while Jupiter, the prosperity planet, explores the bright, trendy and communicative realm of Gemini. The tide of information will seem to change direction now as Jupiter goes retrograde. He’ll continue traveling in this way toward the early degrees of Gemini until Jan. 30, 2013.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being the best doesn’t automatically guarantee success, but there is a certain power in it. Unfortunately, it can be a lonely power unless you combine your expertise with stellar people skills.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though the moon is only in your sign for a few hours, yesterday’s daring mood still holds. You deliberately do things you wouldn’t normally do, because you want the story.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your mood only gets groovier as the moon progresses through your sign. You’ll surprise your friends by acting on your fun impulses. They await your arrival, but do not expect you to come singing.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even though you have the sense that the world is changing in big ways, you also realize that often these changes are the result of small, determined steps taken by individuals just like you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re not a category. What you do is specific to you and cannot be lumped in with anyone else. Knowing this, you’ll begin to understand why your self-expression is essential to the evolution of the planet.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Automatic actions have a way of blinding most people to the subtle differences between today and yesterday. And yet, you’ll be made aware of the unexpected beauty that’s tucked inside the routine of your day.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are more attracted to the beauty inside a person than to the outside image the person is trying to project. This may be the cause of a funny dilemma or a strange happening.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you feel that you just don’t have the words to say what’s in your heart, try again tomorrow. Mercury is headed toward your part of the sky, and communication will improve in the weeks ahead.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Strength training would be impossible without some kind of resistance. Your obstacles are what make you great. As your guiding planet changes direction, you’ll start to see recent events in a different light.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Anyone who tries to control you is likely to experience an instantaneous rebellion. The truth is that you would rather be in control. This could cause a quiet struggle for power.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Since you are unlikely to change your mind once it’s set, it will be important to make sure the information you base your decisions on is relevant and accurate.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You want to be awakened so you can strive to greater heights. The trouble is that once awake, you have to confront the fact that you were, in some sense, asleep.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 4). You’ll be empowered by the new rules you create for yourself. People want to be closer to you. This month gives you a free pass to a private world. November’s luck centers on family connections. You’ll make the future better as you endeavor to understand history. You’ll discover a goldmine of sorts in June. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 24, 39 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “My best friend, a Libra, has a tendency to blow me off every time she meets a guy she likes. Last year, she called me only once in six months because she was busy with a boyfriend she was head over heels in love with. He happened to be extremely controlling, too. When they broke up, she called me every day. Now she’s dating someone new, and the pattern is repeating. How can I tell her that it hurts me when she shelves our relationship whenever it’s convenient for her? I’m a Scorpio.”
Actually, the way you just put it is perfect. And given that you’re a truthful, cut-to-the-chase Scorpio, there’s probably no better way than to just come out with it. You have nothing to lose, since you already lose your Libra friend whenever she gets busy with a beau.
Yes, it’s natural for relationships to change as circumstances change. Also, Libra, which is strongly associated with partnership, tends to give everything in love. But Libra is also the sign of balance. You might remind your friend that spending a little time with her girlfriends will keep her love life balanced and real. It also gives her beau an opportunity to miss her and realize that she has a life outside of him.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Libran actress Alicia Silverstone is preparing for a return to Broadway in November in the romantic comedy “The Performers.” An author of vegan diet and lifestyle books, Silverstone was born when the sun, Venus, Mars, Uranus and Pluto were all in Libra. For Silverstone, harmony and balance can only truly be achieved when her choices resonate with her beliefs about the role of humanity.
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