Mercury and Uranus Opposition
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be handling a one-of-a-kind, rare and precious commodity. Of course, you'll try to be as careful and meticulous as possible, but this thing isn't so fragile as you think.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll have success, but don't rest on the latest hit. Take it as a sign to challenge yourself further. Go until you miss. Because when it doesn't work out, that's when the real learning takes place.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Assume that they are doing their best. It won't seem as if that's the case. Then again, you can't see the hidden pressures on the situation. You may never know them. Just know that you won't regret extending the benefit of the doubt.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 15). You're waking up in some ways, blossoming into your power. What worked for you before may no longer be necessary. You figure out what's at the root of a bad habit, and you'll break it. Hold out for the ideal, because it is out there for you and it wants you, too. Financial bonus comes in November and February. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 39, 27, 11 and 9.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The thing about uncharacteristic moves is that even the steadiest, most predictable people will make them. The reason is simple. No one is the same thing all through or all of the time. There are many people inside us. Everyone we've been is in there. Each age we've grown through is still there somewhere, as is the dream of everyone we could be.
The opposition of Mercury, the communication planet, and Uranus, the rebellious administer of surprises, creates a tension at the top of the week that can have a precarious effect on business and relationships. A few unexpected words, a sudden change of heart or a weird and momentary mood can alter the course of history. Indeed, those things often have done so and certainly will again.
On Tuesday, Mercury leaves the realm of art and partnership and diplomacy for the piercing energy of Scorpio. In the weeks to come, getting along will not be enough. For bonds to be forged (and the drive will be to connect very deeply), some deeper reasons for them must emerge. In Scorpio, Mercury will needle away at matters until the raw, tender truth of them is revealed.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The writings of Friedrich Nietzsche caused a great ruckus among his contemporaries, as the philosopher challenged the religion, morality and culture of his time. The Libra intellectual's ideas continue to have a strong influence in philosophy, science and even pop songs, as evident in the Kelly Clarkson hit. "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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