It's not that you don't admire the people you're close to. Of course you do! But the familiarity you share makes it very difficult to get back to the perspective of seeing this clearly about one another. In these early stages of Venus in Scorpio, getting a little distance from your nearest and dearest can be very positive for your perspective.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You bring out the brilliance in others by asking the right question. It's an understated one that does the trick. This is great because your mind is hungry for intelligent conversation, and it will do something for your heart, as well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You want to acquire as much knowledge as you can about your area of interest, even if that means learning the mean side of it. To learn the unsavory truth is a rite of passage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's not a matter of simply thinking positively about things that are obviously not ideal. That's just called lying to yourself. Rather, you'll see a positive potential and explore it bit by bit until it opens up.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). As for the people who are close to you, you chose them for a reason and that reason will become apparent as the day unfolds. Don't keep your insights to yourself. This is something worth mentioning.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You still remember the first impression a person made on you, for better or worse. Now something about that impression will seem prophetic -- just more proof that you really have terrific intuition.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Uncertainty is a stage of learning. Be patient with yourself. Accept your natural rhythms and process. It's not always going to be a string of "aha!" moments. You may fumble around lost for a while, and that's part of it, too.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In the past you were driven to accomplish certain aims to the point of single-mindedness. Now your life is bigger, but you have the ability to focus with intensity if you still want the same goal. All that's left to do? Decide.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are those who can't relate to your plans and won't come onboard. Don't worry about convincing them: They're not your audience. Focus on the ones who get you and build from there.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This day will bring awareness to the emotional payoff you've been seeking (probably unconsciously until now). How will you feel when you get what you want? And might there be other ways to arrive at that feeling?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You like contributing to the happiness, comfort and adventure of others. You like making people laugh. Your drive to entertain and delight will be much stronger than usual, and you'll effectively follow through.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Ultimately, you'll feel lighter when you let go of some of your demands on life. The ones that fit in the past may not be the right size and shape for you now. Re-think your goals for the new cycle ahead.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What used to be a tedious and time-consuming project can now be accomplished in a few minutes when you delegate the main action to a human or a technological process. Even if it costs a little more this way, it will be worth it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 9). Your good deeds will shine like a candle in a dark world, so go where you're supported for being your best self. There will be a big win in February. It should be noted that you will spend a significant amount of time in Cupid's clutches and have a poetic heart and brilliant fire to apply to your life and work as a result. Virgo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 3, 28, 11 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "After 15 years of marriage, I must admit that my husband is making me crazy. He gets so controlling. He tries to control the way I drive, shop and clean. I've never once had a major problem while driving, shopping or cleaning that would indicate that I need help doing any of those things. And yet there he is telling me what to do. When he gets into a certain mood, I want to stay far away from him. It's like he's picking a fight. I don't know why he treats me so poorly. I don't want to get divorced, but I wish we could go on separate vacations. He's a Scorpio and I'm a Libra."
The separate vacations idea isn't so bad if the goal is to experience some independence, bond with friends or other family members and participate in events that your husband isn't interested in. However, given your current circumstance, it feels like what you really want to do is escape. The problem will still exist when you return. You're better off working on communicating with your husband, drawing healthy boundaries and clearing some of the marital emotional gunk that builds up over time.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: "Every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam. ... Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot." -- Cosmologist and Scorpio Carl Sagan
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