The complications of love will be a theme now, as Venus and Mars are not pleased with each other. The Pisces moon exacerbates the arrangement, as she’s overly sensitive to what’s said and is prone to dwell on the slightest micro-expression of disfavor. The best you can do is take a deep breath and resolve to be tolerant.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The facts that slip from your memory do not really go anywhere. Rather, they embed themselves too deeply to be recalled on command. Your thought process will support your life perfectly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You want to expand yourself and will be extremely choosy as to how to go about this. Your interest in a person will, by extension, make you interested in whatever that person is interested in.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Shortcuts are not inherently lazy. Today they will be an efficient use of time. Ask for the abbreviated directions or the short version of a story. Think about how you might get more bang for your buck.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re still trying to get better at a certain task. Your best approach to mastering this will be highly structured and scientific. Focusing smaller is better than mindless repetition of lengthier processes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your day has a kind of formula to it that you will deliberately complicate in order to keep yourself from the old ennui. Your creative complications will bring the intended thrills.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You take your work very seriously and strive to perform at the highest level. That doesn’t mean you always have to do it with a straight face. Said “highest level” is often marked by humor and ease.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Working with a team will produce better results with less of an energy expenditure. You’ll express yourself in conjunction with others, happily compromising at the appropriate times.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Have you noticed how Mars in your sign acts like a drill sergeant intent on making a stronger person of you? You’ll soon feel equipped to not only deal with challenges, but to reign supreme over them.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As the sign of the archer, you realize that stopping to take aim before you shoot means avoiding wasted motion, not to mention reducing your potential for an accident.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The process of “becoming” can be painful, exciting, joyous, uncomfortable, deeply fulfilling and all of those things at once. However you feel, know that it’s not right or wrong.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There is no definite answer for an undefined problem. Name the elements involved. Once you start to realize exactly what’s wrong, you can easily set it right.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As the moon resonates with Neptune in your sign, the better you connect with your heart and feelings the more able you are to grasp higher genius. You can bring ethereal worlds of poetic imagination to life.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 27). Something inside shifts, and you gain an altered sense of purpose. You’ll notice the influx of financial and travel opportunities immediately. In October, you will free yourself from a stifling arrangement. November brings spiritual union. January’s projects open new social circles. You could move in May. Capricorn and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 24, 39 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: This one from the archives may apply to many overworked individuals given the current economic climate.
“I was born on Oct. 16, 1950, and am currently having financial problems. Do you believe in a family curse? I’ve been working hard since age 13, but I am financially still a slave. I take all work that comes and sell things on the side for extra employment, but I am still financially burdened.”
I absolutely believe in a family curse. And as a Libra, you carry the responsibilities, joys and illnesses of your family and your other partners in life as if they were your own. The good news about a curse is that it’s merely an agreement. A person cannot curse you without your agreement on some level to take on the curse. Therefore, every curse is reversible. You lack serenity in your life, something more valuable than money. You are so caught up in trying to make ends meet that you have not taken the time to plan or to step away from the picture long enough to see how you could be smarter and more effective in your approach. Rest and a meditative practice will help you remove yourself from the hamster wheel. You absolutely can break the curse and get ahead, but you need perspective first.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Whether sharing the details of her wonderful life on Goop.com or filming the latest in the “Iron Man” series, Gwyneth Paltrow approaches with typical Libran elegance and style. Her sun, Mercury, Uranus and Pluto in Libra indicates a strong visual sense and artistic talent. These Libran influences also emphasize a high value on human bonding, partnership and teamwork.
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