Love can be fiery and unpredictable, dangerous and beautiful, the source of our greatest pleasure and our most unbearable pain. Fittingly, the love planet, Venus, is rich in volcanoes -- over 1,600 of them, more than any other planet in the solar system. Love eruptions are to be expected today, with Neptune's opposition of lady Venus.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are things you would throw away if only you were sure that no one else would pick them up and use them. Hold on there. You're not finished with this work, just taking a break. Look at your tools and resources differently.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Looking fantastic isn't always feeling fantastic. You're aware of those who put on a smile even though they are in pain, because you've been there too. Your compassion will make all of the difference to someone today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The characters in the story feel something, and so do you when you participate in the story in any way... even as an innocent bystander (which will be your recommended role in today's drama).
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll move forward with a venture that has captured your curiosity. Keep your options open as you go, though, because this isn't what it seems. There's a slippery slope ahead. Hold tight to the handrail.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People who are direct and clear communicators will get most of your attention and business now. Do you sense you should be taking notes? Absorbing the ways of masterful communicators will increase your good fortune later.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be willing to put down your phone and talk to real people in real time. You'll get into interesting (if seemingly pointless) conversations that will later be something you can draw from for energy and inspiration.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you live somewhere that has a library, a public gym, a hiking trail, a field, a church or another feature that's public and free then it's something to take advantage of today. People need you, and you need people.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The history of a place matters. Whether it's a happy story or a shameful one, it's good to know how it was so that when you change it (and you will) you can appreciate the significance of the change.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your willingness to listen deeply to someone's (perhaps delusional) side of the story will help you find peace. This isn't about forgiveness but about facilitating your own healing and passage to better times.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you lose your cell connection it's safe to blame outside interference. Other personal connections are the same today. Don't take anything personally or assume any motive. Just call again.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You sense tension and can head off conflict before it happens. Distraction is your best tool. You're excellent at creating diversions that give people something useful to do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When people are happy they bring their best selves to the party. This is what you bring out in people as you encourage and acknowledge their better qualities.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 29). Things ramp up slowly, and then good fortune rains on your life. Yours is the lofty ambition, the unreasonable expectation and the outrageous dream that somehow comes true. Go on and be daring, but also know that it's the grounded people around you who will help you work your practical magic. Taurus and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 45, 11, 19 and 37.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Being candid about your intentions will be the best way for many reasons and way more interesting than hiding them. TAURUS: Don't let fear keep you from asking for what you really want. GEMINI: Your little-known talents will give you quiet confidence -- true whether or not you get the chance to use them. CANCER: Try not to be emotionally messy, but also know that "messy" is the nature of love. LEO: Finding great topics of conversation will be the secret to creating attraction. Topics don't have to be deep, but they should be relatable, broad, inclusive and sensory. VIRGO: You don't really know what's going to lead to your next good fortune in love, but you're not going to find it sitting alone in your room. LIBRA: You can't live for another person. If you could, you would take away pain and bring only happiness. SCORPIO: In the end, it's your story about this weekend that will matter. You'll be deciding how to frame things even as they are happening. SAGITTARIUS: Your version is valid, but it's not the only version. Your openness is attractive. CAPRICORN: You'll be playful with your own image, experimenting and refusing to take yourself too seriously. AQUARIUS: To avoid doing "too little, too late," you'll do a lot for your love and early. PISCES: Friends and family will impact a special relationship to the degree that you let this happen.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Aquarius and Libra are air signs who hit it off on so many levels that if they are willing to accept each new incarnation, the relationship has a real chance at longevity. Their business transactions are tidy and mutually satisfying. Friendship comes easily. Intellectually they soar to higher realms together. Their lifestyles sync up neatly. For these two, romance is a continuous adventure.
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