Mercury Gets Restless
While Mercury was in Scorpio, what mattered got handled, even if it was something that wasn't readily apparent, as it was easier to see the underlying meanings and motivations involved in daily life. Restlessness sets in with Mercury's crossing into Sagittarius. The dangerous question that will drive the action: What else is out there?
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You wished for something long ago that has yet to come to fruition. If it's to see the light of day, it will be granted through your own sweat and passion. Are you ready to give it another try?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The concept isn't so tough, but there are people in your life who still don't get it. The reason is that it's not in their best interest to get it. That's the part to work on if you want progress.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Happiness is loving what you have. If you can get there, you won't need to go anywhere, buy anything or long for anyone. You may have to admit that this kind of contentment scares you a little.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Since a very young age, you've been aware of the fact that it's not always your turn. Like your ruling luminary the moon, you shine at the time and in the proportion that's right for the moment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A backup plan is something to make, not something to be. You'll appreciate the people who choose you first, make you feel special and let you know that you're important. This is how you strive to treat others, too.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). More stuff will only make you feel heavier. You don't need to wait for an opportunity to lighten up. Lightening your load isn't an opportunity; it's a decision.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You win or you learn. You'll get either the prize or the experience and the prize. Actually, the experience is the prize. Seeing as this is the case, even if you have a lot to lose, you absolutely can't lose.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll go on the adventure but forget to take a souvenir from the experience. That's really fine, because you'd rather have stories to tell than stuff to show for it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's not always the case, but today the right path will also happen to be the easiest one. Seeing as making a good choice won't require much brainpower at all, there's no need to overthink it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll approach today with a lot of hustle and heart. Your ambitious nature keeps you going long after the others have stopped. A special person will observe and admire your approach.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're not afraid to take on the big issues -- the ones that affect many more people than just you. Also, because you think of the problem differently than the others do, you will be an important part of the solution.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A new friend enters your scene, bringing romantic potential in tow. This may not involve you directly, but you could link people together and change lives with your social influence.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 5). Victory will be yours, though you should know that it won't be easy. It will take more than determination to get to the difficult goal you've set. Plan it out. Plot milestones to stay accountable and motivated along the way. The main obstacle may seem larger than life, but the answer will be about as small as life can get. Leo and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 31, 3, 16 and 28.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: With social media such a regular part of many people's lives, envy has become an even greater driving force than it was before. Facebook posts of smiling people checking in at exciting events with photo-worthy food, beautiful friends and adorable family or bragging of achievement or finding other ways to capture the attention of followers -- well, they often have the exact intended effect of making others jealous. As Mercury moves out of intense, soulful Scorpio and into the realm of restless exploration and the quest for greener pastures, these feelings will come on even stronger than before. So here are a few things to remember in your dealings with the green-eyed monster.
--People generally post the best versions of themselves. They may even post a false version, or at least one that's souped up with the best lighting and verbiage to make what they're doing seem excellent. Therefore, comparison is the real danger. Avoid comparison if you're one of the rare people who actually can. But if you find yourself comparing anyway, at least don't compare your normal moments with their photoshopped moments. And certainly don't compare your worst with their best!
--Jealousy is a teacher. It teaches us what we want, especially desires that we haven't yet admitted to ourselves. Let jealousy help you understand specifically what it is that others have that you would like to add to your life. Let it help you set a new goal.
--Jealousy is an opportunity to grow spiritually. It takes an exceptionally mature and spiritually evolved person to find a way to be happy for people who have what you want. Try it.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Bryan Adams was one of the first artists to become an MTV star in the early '80s. His musical talent and knack for catchy and memorable melodies displayed in such monstrous hits as "Cuts Like a Knife." Incidentally, Scorpio is the sign of knives, cutting and surgery; many surgeons are born under this sign. Adams is also a philanthropist and an award-winning photographer.
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