Meaning Under the Mercury and Mars Opposition

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). According to Socrates, the two tragedies of life are not to get your heart's desire or to get your heart's desire. Today brings an interesting compromise that helps you escape either tragedy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You seek to attract a certain sort of person. Because you know so much about who this is, including likes, dislikes, needs and wants, you can mold your offerings accordingly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In this dance, the other person isn't following the same choreographer as you. It's a little out of step. There's a dip without support, a leap without a catch. Change your part or embrace it as lopsided art.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 24). There's a quiet power building in you. The next 10 weeks will bring social victories, style changes and lifestyle improvements. Polish your talents with vigor. You'll follow all leads in January and one connects you to a rocket blasting off. The joys of 2021 are made all the richer by recent lessons and discoveries. Taurus and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 12, 38, 7 and 39.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: (This is part four of a series that began on Monday. See the archives for earlier installments.) A Virgo manager seeks to treat employees with equanimity. "Whenever the Sagittarius does something wrong, I correct and retrain. Whenever the Aquarius does something wrong, I'm frustrated and I blame..."

You can approach the problem as a chance to improve your interpersonal skills and business acumen, but why go for the small potatoes here, Virgo? Instead, seize the real opportunity for soul growth with the following line of inquiry:

--What are you afraid of in the situation?

--What about the Aquarius reminds you of yourself?

--When have these kinds of frustrations and fears come up for you before, especially in early life?


--How do you blame yourself for that situation?

--What is another way to frame the situation?

--What would it look like if you brought 10% more compassion to the situation?

--What would it take for you to let go of your blame for yourself and this version of your history?

--Can you let go?

--Can you extend the same compassion to the Aquarius?

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Almodovar emerged from an impoverished youth to international renown. His next release, "Madres Paralelas," starring Penelope Cruz, is the story of two mothers who give birth on the same day. The Libran auteur was born when the moon and Venus were in Scorpio, exercising a magnetic pull to the underlying motives of human behavior.

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