For over a year, Jupiter, the planet of abundance and good fortune, has traveled through Libra, the realm of relationships. As he shifts into Scorpio the jolly king will sober up a bit, as Scorpio energy is no joke. This is the realm of life, death and taxes and the soulful agent of change. So what would you most like to transform in the months to come?
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're not in it alone today, and maybe you never were. You just didn't know that others were dealing with the same things you were. Check in and see how your friends are faring in the process.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may set out to get inspired and wind up something else entirely -- jealous. That's all right. Jealousy is inspiration's close cousin, and it has quite a lot to teach you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). They say you should let your heart defy logic -- as if you had any other choice! Your heart has its own kind of intelligence that your mind wouldn't dare trespass into.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you really do something wrong, of course you should apologize, but don't say sorry for every little thing. For instance, you shouldn't feel apologetic for taking up space, or having needs, feelings and intentions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). For some reason you feel it's your job to make sure everyone is happy. That's an admirable position, and appropriate in many situations, especially if you're being paid for it. Just be sure to take time for yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The facts were there and you added them up, and yet you still felt that there was a deception at hand. Go with the feeling. Maybe don't act on the feeling, but hold back any action that goes against it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Who, on the planet, is there to support you? This is the question that comes up today. It's not about picking your favorites; it's about knowing who's got your back.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The quiet will bring messages. You have to be willing to sit in the quiet for a very, very long time, though. You can get the same messages by moving through life with a certain open awareness.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Keep it clipping along. Brevity is grace. The powerful don't have time to trivialize. When you make it short and sweet, your message will be easily digested -- or in the modern sense of it, "liked" and "shared."
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In games of cards, the worst cards can make the best players. In games of people, the worst can be avoided. Today your heart is open, and yet you'll be better off if you don't even touch the deck. Move along.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). How will you contribute to the harmony of the world? Today it will not be a function of donating tons of money or completing a mission in a foreign land; rather, you'll have a stellar attitude in your day-to-day life.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Respect is important. It's a commodity better than dollars. It's a currency that means more in daily life than any other. Give your respect to a person and you're giving gold.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 10). You'll express your poetic soul. That doesn't mean you'll walk around rhyming (although that's one way to go), but you'll find ways to celebrate the vivid way life comes to you this year. You'll get the coach, team and/or financial support you need in January. Love and friendship will be messy fun in 2018. Pisces and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 29, 22, 27 and 38.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I was born on July 10, 1970. My mother used to do astrology, and she said that I have lots of Cancer influence, not just my sun sign. Is too much of the same planetary influence a bad thing?"
No way! You have your sun, Mercury and Mars in Cancer. What it says is that you're tuned in to your emotions, though you don't always like to show that. Like the crab, you are tough on the outside, tender on the inside and very particular about whom you allow to see you vulnerable. You must protect yourself: You are more aware of your feelings, and you feel them so astutely. Cancers tend to be ultra-compassionate, because they clearly see, and even feel, the pain of others, no matter how hard people try to keep it hidden. With several planets in the sign of the moonchild, you carry Cancer principles into your communication style, and your work style. People must prove themselves to you. You have an edge. You're street smart, and maybe slightly jaded. But if someone wins you over, you'll protect his or her interests with the same vehemence you use to protect yourself. In romance, once you find a partner worthy of your attention you don't let go.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The film director Ed Wood Jr. made an unforgettable mark on the film industry even though the critics largely regarded his films as models of awful filmmaking. Libra's joyous artistic spirit was alive in his main creative aim -- to make people happy, regardless of the resources or talent available to him to do so. So impactful were his efforts, he's revered in a religion, the Church of Ed Wood.
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