Anger isn't strength; it's weakness. We're all weak at times, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. But to project love, kindness, happiness and peace requires higher spiritual and intellectual development and far more strength than anger requires. So though there's definitely a time to get mad, it won't be so effective as getting calm and effective.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're about to get into something new and special. When you're passionate about a thing, you apply yourself until you can learn it, do it, claim it, proclaim it, improve it, share it and then go deeper.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There will be a decision to make. Should you go big or pull back? Much depends on how much attention you want now. If publicity is important, maximize your gains. If security is the aim, minimize your losses.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a lot that's up in the air today, but this is when gravity works in your favor. What goes up must come down. Be patient. It's all going to fall into place.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Instead of thinking in terms of whom you like or don't like, think about what people bring out in you. You may enjoy hanging out with someone, yet if that person doesn't bring out the best in you, it's not a good match.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Life is full of potential -- potential for love, potential for joy and even more potential for disappointment. But you don't need everything to work out. It's amazing how wonderful things get when just one or two things work out.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don't need to chase anyone or anything. Chasing things makes them run from you. Even if you catch them, a part of them will always be reluctant. Instead, put your energy into building something that's mightily attractive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll feel like quitting, but sleep on it instead. When you're tired, what you need is a pause to rest, not an ejection button. The time to stop is not when you're tired; it's when you're done.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's something calling to you -- a date, an interview, a hard conversation, a trip, a move. What scares you will also charge you up. There's fuel there for developing yourself. So go on and face it; step into it; invite it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You participate so regularly in certain normal parts of life that you don't even realize how deadly boring they've become to you. That's why today's shake-up should be a welcome change of pace.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's hard to be grateful for your problems, but you can start by being grateful for the problems you don't have. You'll see excellent examples of those kinds of problems around you today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are times to delegate, but this isn't one of them. Your special touch is going to make a difference. No one is going to play your role better than you. Show up in person when possible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've a choice in the company you keep today, and it should be a pretty easy decision for you. You'd rather hang out with the kinds of people who make you forget to look at your phone.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 29). Creative inspiration strikes time and again as you close out what's been a truly remarkable year. You go into 2018 a friend to your muses, who will continue to favor you. New people come into your personal life in January. A book or class inspires a change of work. You'll travel for love and profit in May and September. Leo and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 40, 11, 37 and 41.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The early part of the Scorpio solar transit deepens old attractions and strikes up new ones. It's an excellent sky for working on your personal charisma, which is as much an internal effort as it is an external one. Letting go of unhelpful beliefs and opinions about yourself (including guilt and shame) will be among the fastest ways to emerge new during this solar journey through the realm of transformation.
As for working from the outside in, here's a style tip: The way that stylish people do style is they try out a bunch of options and usually mix, match and edit until they get something that pleases them. Then they repeat this so many times that the process gets shorter and appears effortless. Indeed, finding the look becomes easy for them. Still, this is a process. No one is born all-knowing. Be willing to go through life's processes, and stop comparing yourself with people who have already mastered the one you're working on.
Re: Halloween and All Saints' Day. These days will take a spiritual turn this year under the Pisces moon. To honor those who have passed before will be healing instead of spooky. Most of the candy will be eaten under Friday's full moon in Taurus, the sign of appetite.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Winona Ryder is set to star in the romantic comedy "Destination Wedding" with Keanu Reeves. The Scorpio actress grew up on the silver screen and has over 60 credits to her name since her debut in the 1986 film "Lucas." With natal Mercury and Venus in Scorpio, Ryder is drawn to projects that highlight the mystery and magnetic charisma her sign is known for. Her Pisces moon is a secret weapon for morphing into characters.
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