The full Hunters’ Moon will be celebrated by many Native-American tribes and lunar enthusiasts, with feasting and rituals of appreciation for the bounty of the harvest season. Adding a touch of gore to the pre-Halloween holiday, this moon is also called a Blood Moon for its orangey glow and because it’s believed to represent easy hunting.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re willing to fight for what is yours, but are you willing to fight for what is not yet yours? This takes great faith that your projection of the future is good for all.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). With the full moon encouraging you to live out loud, you’ll spend extra time making sure you’re ready to look good, sound good and present yourself in the best possible light.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be inspired to nourish your mind. The full moon brings intellectual encouragement to you, and you’ll find no better excuse to buy books, enroll in a class or attend a lecture.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The fullness of your guiding luminary, the moon, will draw out your generosity. You’ll feel inspired to spend money and effort to help the environment and repay Mother Nature in some small way for the gifts she’s given you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The antics of others may cause the moral compass inside you to spin madly, searching for a set point. When, if ever, should you try to impose your moral standards on others? That will be the question of the day.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The full moon turns your sense of logic on its ear. You’ll figure out the answers to the more complex questions thrown your way, while simple questions may remain a mystery.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The energy is flowing, and you’ll take on many activities over the course of the day. Before you make a single move, though, know your purpose. Everything changes when you know why you’re doing what you’re doing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll be given something that not only meets your expectations, but meets them with the wild, burning eyes of an excited friend who can’t wait to reveal a bit of magic to you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You know who your real competition is: you. You’ve wanted to prove that you could outdo your previous success or right a past mistake, and now the full moon encourages you to pull out all the stops.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel independently strong and will get a boost from doing things on your own. The strength you build on a solo mission may be so inspiring that you’ll decide to go it alone more often.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Time may wait for no man, but you’re more polite. You’ll contribute to world peace by patiently waiting for others, even if said “others” happen to be rudely talking or texting on their cellphones.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll blaze a trail where there was none. It’s harder for you, but you’ll make it easier for those who come after you. You do this out of love, and the results will benefit all.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 30). The sun’s returning to the waters of your birth sign has a spiritually cleansing and rejuvenating effect. In November, you’ll focus on the part of your personal life that needs creative reconstruction. In December, you’ll lighten someone’s load and gain three times the generosity you give. January brings new commitments. Libra and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 25, 1, 44 and 31.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Do you think it’s safe for me to hold a Halloween seance? I want to do it for fun, but I don’t want any strange spirits or dark energies to attach themselves to me or anyone in the room. I’ve never done it before and don’t expect that anything will really happen, but I think it might be interesting. What do you think?”
A seance is an invitation to unseen forces, including ghosts and others kinds of spirits, to communicate with a person or group of people. While many psychics and mediums conduct such activities, I’m not a fan. Maybe it’s the way I was raised, or maybe I’m just easily spooked. Either way, I’m a private person, and I wouldn’t open my house to just anyone who wanted to come in and visit — including spirits I don’t know.
If you’re not discouraged, I suggest enlisting the help of a very experienced medium to conduct the ceremony. It couldn’t hurt to issue a mental guest list to the ether, letting the spirits know who exactly will be welcome. And since this is “for fun,” be sure to add a few great entertainers to the list like Elvis and Michael Jackson.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Matthew Morrison is a triple-threat Broadway entertainer who draws on all of his considerable talents to create the loveable teacher Will Schuester of the television series “Glee.” Morrison was born when the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Uranus were all in the soulful realm of Scorpio, suggesting heightened powers of intuition. His natal Jupiter, the planet of luck, is in Leo.
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