With so many peace-loving, decent people in the world, it’s difficult for most to understand those who seem to delight in causing trouble. While Venus and Jupiter are squared, these disruptive types, whose main agenda is to elicit an emotional response, are best ignored. Give your attention to what is constructive and beautiful.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just when you swore off excess, frivolity and unnecessary fluff, something glittery this way comes. Furthermore, you may not be able or willing to resist the sheen.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A career breakthrough will happen because of dozens upon dozens of small but consistent actions. It may feel like nobody notices today, but that doesn’t matter. You’ll get your due props in the long run.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re not the only one who puts on a kind of act while having a difficult time relating to others. But you’ll be the one to stop the show, discover the common ground and create a real connection.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your water-sign nature is highlighted and will bring a wave of fun, a spritz of playfulness and a splash of drama to your scene. You’ll be a hit with clients, partners and whomever you want to influence.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to know what someone is thinking, but asking directly won’t be the way to find out. Indirect questions and rapport building will bring about more honesty.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The difference between stubbornness and tenacity may be nonexistent. Just because someone doesn’t like your persistence doesn’t mean it’s not working.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will do some fancy footwork to avoid conflict. When you finesse your way out of a tight spot, it’s not because you’re afraid to fight; rather, it’s because you are wise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The void-of-course moon in your sign suggests a lazy feel to the morning. Unfortunately, your schedule may not agree with your mood, and you’ll probably need an extra coffee to buzz through the malaise.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll find yourself in a situation that requires fast thinking. You don’t want to lie, and yet brutal honesty would be cruel. Humor and levity are the ingredients that will rescue you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t want to be with people all of the time, but it’s nice to have company when you’re in the mood. Finding a balance in relationships will benefit your health.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be excavating in your closet, car trunk and other places where items have accumulated. When you get rid of what you don’t want, you create a vacuum that pulls what you do want closer to you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Be careful not to define yourself in strict terms, because who you are is ever changing. As for what the others think, that’s not up to you to decide and probably none of your business anyway.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 17). You’ll be magnificently attractive, but this does not automatically guarantee relationship satisfaction. Working to understand and please another will make you the perfect package. Finances improve over the next seven weeks. Make a play for the job you really want in December. There’s domestic excitement in July. Sagittarius and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 19, 25 and 38.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’ve suspected something is going on with my husband for some time, and now I’m more skeptical than ever as to his innocence. If there is a crime, it’s a white-collar crime. I’m afraid to investigate, but don’t I need to get to the bottom of this if we are to have an honest marriage? He is an Aries, and I am a Libra.”
Libra air signs such as yourself have excellent intuition, but tend to process information factually, weighing the evidence carefully with an internal accounting system. The scales your sign is famous for have a magical way of measuring all aspects of information, including its emotional impact and other intangible considerations. As a diplomatic and levelheaded Libra, it’s likely you could have an honest conversation with your husband and invite him to unburden himself. But before you do this, you should consult a lawyer about your suspicions and your options should your intuition be correct. Note that if you are legally married, you will not be obligated to testify against your husband because of “marital privilege,” a legal right designed to protect the confidences exchanged within a marriage.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy 40th birthday to rapper, actor and author Eminem. This artistic Libra has used alter egos to liberate different aspects of his musical style, including Slim Shady, Ken Kaniff and Marshall Mathers, the latter of whom is his true self. Mars, Uranus and Pluto in Libra indicates a driven and intellectual artist, while Venus in Virgo delivers a streak of perfectionism.
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