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Venus-Pluto Conflict

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Venus and Pluto are not getting along today, and it's bad news for relationships on autopilot. The autopilot will now deflate, as occurred in the 1980s parody disaster film "Airplane!" With no one flying the thing, expect to have strong feelings, to exchange heated words and to generally struggle over the power until it finds a place to comfortably settle in.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ailments of the soul require the healing balm of faith. As it is with all balms, the healing isn't really in the ointment. The balm creates a condition in which the body can put itself back together.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Good news is fun to deliver. You'll be tempted to leave the bad news for someone else to tell, or maybe if you ignore it, it will somehow go away. Hey, it's actually worked before.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being good can be hard. Draining. It is possible that you actually feel weary from constantly doing the right thing. Maybe there's such a thing as being too good. Anyway, you don't need to do wrong. Rest and do nothing instead.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your encouragement will boost the morale of your group. Your role as cheerleader is crucial, because all those little extra things you do -- the efforts you make that you don't have to make -- create cohesion. You're the glue.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's a powerful, driving beat behind your love -- a rhythm that moves everything forward. Just be careful not to overpower anyone with your energy, because that would be counterproductive to your desire.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Expectations are so tricky. Often people really will rise to the guidelines that expectations impose. But right now, you'll be pleasantly surprised by what occurs when you loosen up in your expectations of a loved one.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The technology will fail, glitch and even seem to mock you today, but this is all a test of your patience, and ultimately very easily solved. These issues make you extra appreciative of the devices that serve you daily.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your deft handling of a delicate matter will earn you the trust and respect of the kind of intelligent, sensitive people who recognize the value of social skills such as yours.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've come to the bridge. As you make your way across, appreciate all that went into building this shortcut that joins all the places you want to go. This appreciation may keep you from burning the bridge later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The impossibilities may be, upon second thought, quite possible after all. In fact, there's a whole range of things that might occur were any one of the elements involved to be changed or subtracted.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sit quietly, processing your thoughts until you feel that you can accept what's going on in your life. You might not get to that point, but you will make progress. Anyway, there is no greater success than coming to terms with now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People who are just trying to help often don't know how best to do it. Friends might overstep boundaries. Your tact will go a long way. If there's a choice between taking issue with something and letting it go, do the latter.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 27). You've the savvy to turn a small amount into a hefty sum. This isn't about gambling; it's about intelligent investing. Neatness and organization solve a problem. Those you live with and near will get the benefit of your considerable skill in creating beautiful environments. Adventure calls in November and May. Sagittarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 11, 13 and 9.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You're daring and funny. So long as you avoid being irreverent about things that are sacred to other people, you'll be a hit! TAURUS: What one person sees as exasperating another person finds quirky and charming. The right match is everything in love! GEMINI: This is a good time to speak gently but honestly about the kinds of changes you would like to see. CANCER: No matter how much you give of yourself (all, as usual), your heart will be full. LEO: Making people feel good about themselves is the most direct way to earn their affections. VIRGO: You'll be at your best with the attitude, vision and creativity to do something really special. LIBRA: Boldness can happen without fanfare. In fact, it can be as silent as a raised eyebrow. SCORPIO: The response you receive will be in direct correlation to the number of times you put yourself "out there." SAGITTARIUS: The one you love should restore your spirit, not deplete it. CAPRICORN: There are many ways to tell the truth, including not saying anything. AQUARIUS: You think, "Now that's someone I'd make time to be with." To give your time is to give the biggest and most practical compliment. PISCES: When they think of the odd little thing you do as an endearing eccentricity, that's love.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Venus and Pluto's conflict notwithstanding, Aquarius and Scorpio are the two that shine the brightest together this weekend. This air-and-water dynamic will be impervious to the romantic storm. Indeed, their relationship will provide its own weather, an atmosphere of mysterious fog and sensual moonlight. If anyone can convince friendly Aquarius to risk falling in love, it's Scorpio.

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