The Sun and Jupiter Press Our Luck
The sun angles Jupiter to challenge our ideas of good luck. Indeed, bad luck sometimes comes masquerading as a winning lottery ticket, and good luck can take the guise of a common head cold. Time holds the answer key, and there’s no point in taking a tally until the final cards are dealt. But if you have to assume something, assume the best.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Bitterness is repellant. Refuse to be bitter about the past. Find a better way to frame the less than awesome events of your personal history, and all that you’ve lived will only make you more interesting.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Wanting and rejection slide along the same scale. If you want something a lot, there is greater potential to be hurt by the rejection. But if you don’t want it enough, the win isn’t as sweet.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your path converges with another person’s, creating a blockage. You want a compromise, while the other person seems to want conflict. Take a step back. Better to let someone pass than to get into trouble.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your scholarly side wants to be fed. The information you’ve already seen holds little appeal. Ask the progressives in your midst to turn you on to the latest developments and schools of thought.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will inspire the enthusiasm of a group of people. Caution: The resulting social high that comes from winning an audience over may be addicting. At heart, you are an entertainer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like conversations that end conclusively or lead to the next steps. Dialogue that in the end isn’t actionable only irritates you — and rightly so. What good is philosophizing without change?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It won’t be easy for anyone to get your attention today, and only the most interesting people need apply. But once your attention is engaged, you are totally focused on the person who commanded it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just because others went before you doesn’t mean there’s no room for you. Truly, you’re different, and your outcome will be completely unique to you. So go for it!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You realize that people are creating a perception of you in their minds, and you’ll carefully guide that perception. As long as you’re going to be seen in a certain light, why not design a flattering schematic?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Much is going right in a relationship. As for the rest, instead of trying to fix what doesn’t work, consider dropping it altogether. This will free up your hands to shake on the more promising aspects.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You feel like someone is trying to get you to want something that you don’t authentically want. The pressure is off-putting. It would be better to break away and discover where your true appetites lie.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The concept of social proof seems to work on everyone but you today. You don’t care how many people like an idea; you’re going to make your own autonomous decision.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 12). Your followers expect you to be a little off the wall. If you don’t dazzle them with brilliance, you’ll baffle them with poetry. A benefactor will be enormously generous in November. In December, your earnings increase, but so do expenditures. By March, you’ll have better control of both sides of that equation. Gemini and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 27, 13, 50 and 11.
12 MAPS TO NOW: Human bonding and connection have to happen in the present moment. Sometimes what takes us out of the “now” moment is sudden psychic discomfort that we feel we have to deal with. Someone makes a remark we don’t like, and our mind races to figure out how to compartmentalize it or react to it. We leave the moment to make a defense plan, an exit strategy or a counterattack. This may feel like the only choice we have in the moment, but there’s also the choice to pull back and objectively gather more information. In many cases, that choice is the one most intimately connected to the present. But how do we keep our egos out of it so we can stay with the moment? Here’s a trick to try.
MAP No. 11: See the Feeling
Instead of mentally reaching for a logical strategy, pretend that there is no such thing as logic for a moment, and try to see the feelings of the interaction you are in. In this regard, there are no right or wrong answers, only impressions that your sensitive, emotional body and imagination can pick up. Is there an image that springs to mind when you try to see the feeling?
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hugh Jackman is a charismatic triple threat who is equally as comfortable singing and dancing on Broadway as he is tearing up the big screen as Wolverine. His sun, Mercury and Uranus in artistic, harmonious Libra are accented with the sensual appeal of love planet Venus and dreamy Neptune in the sizzling realm of Scorpio.
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