Spirits Haunt Under the Pisces Moon

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The moon in the ethereal, artistic and emotional realm of Pisces promises that our sensitivities will be heightened, helping the spooks chill us to the bone while the creative aspects of the holiday inspire and delight us. Pisces is also the sign of ghosts. We'll remember the dead, not just to be frightened but to be connected to the cycle of life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Hansel and Gretel learned the hard way about strangers giving away treats. Maybe the element of danger is still part of the thrill. For you, the only danger will be eating too much of what's offered in sincerely goodwill.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Trick-or-treating used to be an activity for the poor, who went begging this time of year. Your conscience will be pricked by the idea that there are needy you can help today. The needs might be more emotional than financial, though.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Whether or not you wear a costume today, you'll be keenly aware of the role you play being different from the one you wish to assume and what it will take to remedy the condition.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The best opportunities will come from being around people of different generations. The older learn from those younger as much as the younger learn from the older.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Pretending has value beyond novelty and laughs. In today's pretending you can try on a personality you don't have, or examine a part of yourself you normally don't get to explore.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Today is a chance to express your alter ego, and someone will be extremely interested in the "you" who emerges with this opportunity. Affections deepen when people get to know multiple facets of each other's personalities.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For you, the fun of this day lies in the chance to lighten up and not take your identity or anyone else's overly seriously. The more fun you witness, the more fun you'll have.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Doing what scares you has become more or less a regular thing for you lately, and this is just a chance to take it to the next level. Truly, you are brave in ways that others wish to be. You'll be admired for this.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In the days of old, door-to-door dancing was a way to earn treats. In a sense, it's what you'll be doing today -- dancing for the approval of a tough customer. You'll get it, though, if that's any solace.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). According to the lore of Samhain, the dead roam the earth today. But it's not just the dead looming large in your memory. It's exes and others you haven't seen in a while, and they'll want to get in touch with you, too.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's a wider range of being than the one we normally experience in typical society on a daily basis. Being a monster, president or mythical creature for a time will actually change who you are when you go back to normal.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are very intrigued by the idea that the dead have something to share with you. Indeed, they have already shared so much. All you have to do is remember or notice to have a spiritual experience on this day of haunting spirits.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 31). You are like a ninja this solar return -- stealth and focused. Whatever is thrown in your path or directed at you, you'll turn it to your advantage. The next 10 weeks will star love. A mentor will help you to take your work to greater depths and more lucrative places as well. You'll help family thrive in February. Virgo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 9, 1, 39 and 6.

HALLOWEEN BY ELEMENT: The WATER SIGNS (that's Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces) tend to enjoy this macabre holiday the most, as they appreciate the deeper spiritual and psychological implications. We're born; we live; we die. Halloween celebrates that cycle by acknowledging the last act in a way we usually try not to in day-to-day life.

AIR SIGNS (Gemini, Aquarius and Libra) prefer to gloss over the deadly aspects of Halloween and focus on the social possibilities. These signs are all about the parties and fun. They may even prefer the preparation to the actual night: putting up decorations, creating costumes, discussing spooky plans, etc. The focus is on enjoying friends and loved ones.

For EARTH SIGNS (Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo) it's about the food. Not just the candy (though a good deal of thought may go into the decision of what to pass out to trick-or-treaters) but also the planning of interesting, festive party food, seasonal delights and the like. The sense of community and trust that goes into the trick-or-treat tradition is also a strong focus.

FIRE SIGNS (Leo, Sagittarius and Aries) are compelled by the theatricality of Halloween. Constructing adrenaline-rushing scenarios and memory-making experiences is their favorite part of the deal. Also, fire signs are voted the most likely to wear surprisingly sexy costumes.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Titan of fantasy, Peter Jackson is an imaginative soul born under a charismatic Scorpio sun with a natal moon in entertaining Leo. Jackson has Mercury and Venus in Libra, the sign of relationships, indicating a wondrous talent for choosing creative partners. Many Hollywood heavy-hitters are involved in his upcoming work "The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun," based on the comic book series.

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