The tall trees know the secret. Sometimes the only way to grow up is to root down. Of course, home is also different for each person. For some, conventional domestic scenes, such as sitting around a kitchen table with family, just don't apply. The Cancer moon has us rooting our energy into the places that make us feel comfortable and secure.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). All frustration is a function of unrealistic expectation. In fact, frustration is a good way to learn what's realistic and what's not. Change the expectation until the frustration evaporates.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your skills may seem arbitrary, but you acquired each one for a very specific purpose that made sense at the time. Now you'll find a new way to apply what you know how to do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your emotional health and personal growth will be served by two little words and one punctuation mark. Give yourself some space and silence and then try this one on for size: "What if?"
CANCER (June 22-July 22). While there are many purposeful connections to be made through social networking, you'd like to find the line between wasting time and getting things done through social media.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can't expect the euphoria of an idea to carry through each one of the countless small actions that need to happen to bring that idea into reality. Tedium is part of the creative process, too. It will be worthwhile to persist!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you think your work doesn't matter to anyone outside of your little corner of the world, you're wrong. You'll be surprised and pleased by the reaction you get from outsiders.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In order to finally find out what's possible for you in a certain endeavor, you'll need to cut out the thing that's distracting you and taking you away from it. Make the commitment and you'll be fundamentally changed by it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're always on the prowl for new ways of thinking of things and doing things, and you'll like what you discover today. You have to be willing to suspend a bit of skepticism, though, for long enough to try something out.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Just as it makes no sense to be overly serious about the quest for joy, when the goal is fun, it makes no sense to be hard on yourself along the way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When someone sees your specialness, it's meaningful. And when someone treats you like you're not special, it's totally fine -- but maybe that person doesn't belong in your inner circle.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are some things that are manageable chiefly because you know they will come to an end. When it's not clear when that end will be, however, they become scary. You can use this principle to set someone at ease today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Because of the day's events and how you handle them, when your head hits the pillow tonight you will have the sense that you have come to a deeper understanding of the world and your place in it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 12). New practices started this solar return have you growing richer in health and happiness by the week. Teaching is part of this. The rest of 2017 is about giving others what they need and cannot get on their own. This will not drain you; instead, it will make you unstoppable. Prizes in November and July will be notable. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 9, 30, 2 and 45.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My friend says that when she dreams she goes to the astral plane and has an entirely different life there. What is the astral plane? Am I going there, too?"
Before the advent of the telescope, many cultures around the world believed that the space between earth and the heavens was populated by angels, spirits, gods and the like. Plato and Aristotle wrote that the human psyche is made out of the same matter as the heavens and stars -- a material that did not coincide with the four classical earthly elements of fire, air, earth and water. The fifth element, called aether, was believed to have no physical qualities. Subtler than light, it is the element that makes up the astral plane.
There are many beliefs about what can happen there and who is involved. You can think of the astral plane as another dimension, or you can think of it as simply imagination. There is no physical proof that it exists or doesn't exist, and yet your visits there can have a profound effect on your life and the lives of others, since many things that happen on the earthly plane begin first in the land of imagination.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hugh Jackman will play the godfather of show business in a musical biographical celebration of the P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman." Jackman is a charismatic triple threat who is as comfortable singing and dancing on Broadway as he is tearing up the big screen as a Wolverine. His natal sun, Mercury and Uranus in artistic Libra are accented by Venus and Neptune in Scorpio.
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