Scorpio Sun Digs Down to Rise Up

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Good interviewers don't worry too much about seeming smart and letting everyone know they did their research. What makes for a quality interaction is honest curiosity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one likes to misplace things. But if you find yourself losing the items of your daily life, it's a chance to get organized, downsize for simplicity's sake or determine what is truly important to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The difference between people you want to be around and people you don't want to be around will be immediately apparent in the way they deal with the annoyances of daily life.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 20). A financial opportunity in the next 10 weeks will be your cosmic birthday gift. Nothing is holding you back from adventure in early 2018, so go on and fly. Your family members will cheer you on. Later, they'll also give you a new direction. Someone who loves you wholeheartedly will make a wish for you that comes true. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 38, 12, 7 and 49.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My friend goes to a psychic who gets messages in bones. I don't mean in a 'I feel it in my bones' kind of way. He actually uses animal bones to tell her future. To me, this sounds like voodoo. Is it safe for her? The psychic has been quite accurate, and I'm thinking of going, too, but first I want to make sure that it's not an evil or cursed practice."


It sounds as if your friend's psychic is practiced in the ancient art of astragalomancy. "Astragalos" is the Greek word for "ankle." The ancient Greeks inscribed symbols on this type of bone -- for instance, the knucklebones of sheep -- and cast them like dice. Messages were derived from the dice, depending on where they fell. The knucklebones of sheep are very much like dice in form and were used in gaming, as well as in fortunetelling.

I don't believe the practice is inherently evil or cursed, but in these matters, much depends on the heart and the intent of the person reading the omens. If the reading brings a feeling of positivity and clarity, it is probably spiritually safe. A good reading should never cause confusion, fuzziness or weakness.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: As a 6-year-old, she stole hearts singing "Over the Rainbow" on "Britain's Got Talent," earning the approval of Simon Cowell. Connie Talbot has grown to write and perform her own songs all around the world. Her moon's being in hardworking Virgo suggests that this Scorpio has what it takes to master whatever discipline she applies herself to.

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