People say "keep it real" when they want to strip the varnish of social nicety that causes us to interact in the expected way instead of the truthful way. On the other hand, no one wants too much truth. That shouldn't be a problem as the Pisces moon puts too much imagination, poetry and subjectivity into the recipe to cook up a truthful result.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are the kind of friend who supports others through rain or shine, and that's exactly the kind of friendship you want around you, too. It's going to have to rain for you to figure out which friends can bring it, though.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Embrace differences. Getting along with those from another generation, gender or culture will be so much easier once you stop expecting them to have the same way of thinking as you and to behave as you do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone makes mistakes. Try not to identify so strongly with them. Everyone's an amateur at life. Messing up doesn't make you bad; it just makes you human. It also makes you more compassionate toward others.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It will definitely take imagination to put a positive spin on some of today's events. Luckily, you've plenty of that, and it's self-replenishing. The more you use it the more of it you have to use.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're a discerning person, and you've been known to share your opinions with humor. You also know when not to share -- because though sarcasm can be a sign of intelligence, so can diplomacy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is predicted that in the future, consciousness will be digitized and backed up to a cloud so that a version of your synthetic brain can be animated through an artificial host. As for today, you'll just have to write things down.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Do less. People are leaning too heavily on you. They're making you work harder than you should. It's all out of balance. They'll back off, get stronger and do more if they have a reason to. So step back. Give them a reason.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Figure out the steps and tricks that will help you easily slip into the right attitude, mindset and energy level to perform steady, consistent work. This is how remarkable things will get accomplished.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're responsible because that's your nature. Though this quality nets you many good results, the self-respect you get from a job well done will overshadow other rewards.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Chemistry isn't just something that people on a first date are trying to suss out. You have chemistry with everyone and everything around you -- food, places, people. There are dynamics there to observe and heed now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Pay attention to what you don't love. Experience has taught you plenty. You don't have to abhor a thing for it to be wrong for you. Today will show you many nuances. Small preferences matter.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you don't feel as if you're performing well or being interesting enough, don't automatically assume that you're the problem. It takes an interesting person to know one. Seek a better match.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 30). Holding on to love or money too tightly will be counterproductive. Go on and indulge yourself in the next three weeks. It's actually lucky to splurge on something frivolous. You'll make hundreds of good decisions in 2018, the most important being to strengthen certain qualities in yourself to reach a goal. Aquarius and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 7, 50, 38 and 12.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'd like to know what I can expect from my life, especially where love and finances are concerned. I was born 6/22/70 and am a foreigner married to a Cancer American. You should also know I'm in love with a Taurus (5/9/66) who is unfortunately not available but who loves me, as well. The past decade has been hard on me. My husband, as nice as he is, is irresponsible and needs me more as his mother than as his wife. In spite of that, we live together amicably while we sort out our lives. He still needs me financially, and I don't want to make a sudden move. I fantasize about making a fresh start in another country (where the Taurus is). At this point, I just want to create a life that is well-traveled, secure and happy. I don't think I'll get married again. What should I do?"
You were born just as the sun slipped into Cancer, and seeing as your natal Venus is in Leo, you are drawn to romantic drama. Your lesson this year is to stop looking outside yourself for ways to be happy. Until you develop a better relationship with yourself, the outside world will only show you more drama.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: This year, Matthew Morrison starred in "Tulip Fever," a love story set during the tulip mania in 17th-century Amsterdam. The multitalented "Glee" star was born when the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Uranus were all in the soulful realm of Scorpio, suggesting heightened powers of intuition. His natal Jupiter, the planet of luck, is in Leo.
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