It was on this day in the year 1690 that the first multipage newspaper was published in the Americas. Alas, freedom of speech was something to be fought for, and “Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick” was shut down before its second edition. The Aquarius moon reminds us to participate in the privileges that make us free.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve created a life-enhancing habit. Because you put in the effort required to make an activity something you do automatically, what once felt like a duty is now more like a reprieve.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes good ideas are bad ideas turned inside out. Instead of accepting whatever is being presented to you, you’ll bend it in your mind, shaping the raw material into something that is useful to you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll feel yourself getting used to a change you made a few weeks back. It’s almost time to take the training wheels off in this regard. Let go and trust yourself.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Anyone involved in your training and education will be impressed with how well you assimilate new information. You will make the most of all instructions, improving as you go.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know where you stand with a partner. You’re well aware that you have strengths that compensate for the other person’s lesser strengths, and vice versa. You’re not indebted; the arrangement is mutually satisfying.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your willpower will be stronger than usual, but don’t waste it by allowing yourself to be bombarded with temptations and enticements. Go where you’re likely to experience peace and quiet, and you’ll accomplish something remarkable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll feel the tug of Saturn as you explore a relationship that has much to teach you. Early experiences of tenderness and love will affect your relationships, as will the less pleasant occurrences of your youth.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Have you ever been accused of ruthlessness? It can certainly be a winning quality. As you buckle down for another determined endeavor, those around you sense the power of Mars surging through your efforts.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll grapple with that person who is uncomfortably in your life. There will always be something more to do in this relationship, so you may as well surrender yourself to its “work in progress” status.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As the old saying goes, the good ol’ days weren’t always good — but it sure is easy to remember them as such when faced with today’s modern-day problem!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Given your current level of sophistication, you may wonder whether it’s still possible to have a day filled with beauty, poetry, innocence and carefree play. The moon in your sign makes it so.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a different perspective now, but you still remember the naive emotional associations of your younger days. Residual feelings from your childhood may sway the action.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 25). Your word is gold both in business and in your personal life. Because you put action behind what you say and honor your agreements, you’ll be given an honorable responsibility. Income picks up in November. December brings a romantic vow. March brings family together to celebrate. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 3, 22, 39 and 13.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “My friend is a really wonderful and kind person. She also happens to be a hairstylist. I went to her once and didn’t like the haircut or color at all. My problem is that now I feel really guilty about going anywhere else. My hair is all grown out, and I’ve been wearing it in a ponytail for nine months just because I don’t want to hurt my friend’s feelings by telling her I’ve gone to another stylist. My friend is a Pisces, and I’m a Leo. What should I do?”
That’s a really tough one for you. Leos are all about their manes. You have a strong idea about how your hair should look, and you are notoriously picky when it comes to hairstylists. Usually, you prefer the way you do it yourself. Pisces like your friend are very sensitive, so it’s understandable that you’d go out of your way not to hurt her feelings. Go ahead and get your hair cut somewhere else. When your friend sees you, explain that you cherish your friendship so much that you decided you didn’t want to mix your professional and personal lives together. Tell her you can be a little crazy about your hair and that you like her too much to subject you to that. Keep your tone light, and your friend will quickly get over this.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Will Smith earned the nickname “Prince” because he could lay on the charm to get what he wanted or to avert trouble. From the Fresh Prince to mega-movie stardom, his charm continues to dazzle. His sun, Mercury and Venus in the diplomatic and genial sign of Libra lends social ease, glamour and air-sign levity. Smith’s moon and Neptune in Scorpio adds a dose of sensual appeal.
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