Excitement builds on this eve of the full moon in Taurus, a moon that puts us in touch with our many appetites. Quality food and attention are at the top of the list, followed by wants that are less essential. The Taurus moon maintains a luxury mindset. Keep in mind that the best things in life may not really be free, but they can’t be bought with money.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll need more encouragement than you usually do. Think of something positive to say to yourself, and pep yourself up with it at least 50 times throughout the day.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are things you think of often and speak of never, and basically you would enjoy keeping it exactly like that. The only problem is that someone close to you would very much like to be part of your inner world.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your offbeat sense of humor emerges. Be aware that not everyone shares it, but those who do will chuckle for years to come about the many ways you’ve delighted them lately.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may not have been able to give someone what they wanted in the past, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to help in the future. Keep in touch.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be on the lookout for chances to be useful. Where others see only a problem, you’ll see an opportunity — and a good one at that. You’ll enjoy everything that goes into finding a solution.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have to imitate someone to learn something new. You only have to observe, and you’ll soak in the stimulus, processing it like a lesson downloaded to the hard drive of your brain.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your goal is clear. All you have to do is want it, believe you can have it and know that you are worthy of it. When those three factors are congruent, you’re all set for achievement.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To ensure consistent results, you must create a system that works and a habit of using that system every time. Otherwise, you’ll be swimming upstream, struggling for the meager results you achieve.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Many people make the mistake of not doing enough research before jumping into a project or business. Not you. You’ll put a great deal of effort into learning, and this will be well worth your time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Since you know that you cannot persuade anyone to your point of view without first understanding where they are coming from, you’ll spend most of your day trying to figure that out.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll experience the heavenly convergence of a successful team. All it takes is one or two people who share your purpose and whose hearts and heads are in harmony with yours to create astounding results.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Anyone trying to hide feelings or motives should just avoid you. You see all. Your current superpower is incredible emotional sensitivity. You just know how people are emotionally wired.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 29). Relationships blossom over the next five weeks, and this has a positive effect on your lifestyle. The answer to a question you’ve long been asking comes in November. December puts a financial problem behind you. Family will benefit from your talents. 2013 brings your chance to take a leadership position at work. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 24, 31, 43, 46 and 49.
SPOOKY CELLPHONE STORIES: “I’m a Pisces, and I know my sign is one of the most psychic and sensitive to being contacted from other realms. My mother died last year. I recently decided to quit my job of 15 years. When I was packing up my desk on the last day, I got a text on my cellphone. There was no phone number connected with the text. The text read “LOVE, MOM” in all capital letters just like that. I thought this was really strange, especially considering the extra steps involved in making capital letters in a text. I took it as a sign that my mom was watching me and trying to communicate with me. It also made me feel like I was doing the right thing by leaving this job.”
“For no particular reason, I returned to a street corner I used to walk by every day on my way to a place I worked 10 years ago. A homeless woman often sat on that corner painting pictures on scraps of cardboard. Sometimes I’d bring her a sandwich. Anyway, when I returned to the spot, she wasn’t there, but there was a text on my phone waiting to be sent, as though I had written it, but I hadn’t. It just said, ‘I’m alright.’”
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Grammy Award winner Brad Paisley mixes traditional country, Southern rock, pop culture and his own brand of humor to create one country hit after another. This “neotraditionalist” guitar slinger was born when the sun and Mercury were both in insightful Scorpio. The next strongest influence in his natal chart is artistic, harmonious Libra, which bodes well for long, fruitful relationships of all kinds.
If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or you may send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.