Rambunctious Changes in Libra

By Holiday Mathis

October 22, 2017 6 min read

This week Mars moves into the aesthetic realm of Libra just as the sun moves out. If Libra were an Airbnb rental, the sun would be the preferred guest, comfortable and happy with the lovely accommodations. Mars is like a rowdy group of college kids on fall break in no mood to appreciate the finery of a Libran host. Nonetheless, this mismatch of cosmic energies will likely be the source of remarkable creativity and movement.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you do your best, there's no room for regret. Who can do better than his or her best? No one. And when you really think about it, aren't you usually doing your best? Your intentions are mighty fine now, and they were back then, as well. So there's nothing to look back on with bitterness. This week brings a reconciliation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You need love and attention as much as the next person. The question now is: What are you willing to give in exchange? Ideally it's something you enjoy giving, something that doesn't feel too costly to you. Because if you have to work too hard for affection, you're probably trying to get it from the wrong source.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's like you've given up on something, and you'll be much better off because of it. You'll take action because action is your preferred mode. It will feel perfect to you. You don't need the promise of reward, though rewards will come anyway. You're simply not attached to any of it, and that will make life all the sweeter.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There is no negotiation without mutual trust. If you don't trust one another to be as claimed and do as said, then hashing out a deal is a futile exercise in absurdity and randomness. This week is about laying the foundation of a relationship and understanding each other's nature and capabilities.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be tempted to pore over events of the past in hopes that the review will help you make a better decision for the future. Or you can save yourself some time and heartache by just accepting that it happened and trusting that you've already learned the lesson. Your instinct is keen. Have faith. Move forward.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Anyone can know the price of a thing. All you have to do is look at the tag or ask. But who knows the value of a thing? Value is best assessed by people who understand the process, maybe firsthand, and know from experience what it takes to produce the thing — or the feeling or state, as the case may be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Victories are like mile-markers of life, extreme highs set along the course. They generally take a lot of work to get to, and they don't last for long: just fleeting moments of elation. It's why the process is what's really worth celebrating. This week life is better as you commit more deeply to the job and the journey.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be interested in other people's business, though not in an intrusive way. It's just that you want to better understand human nature. Also, by observing closely you can start to predict what people will say and do, and this will give you a distinct advantage this week.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've been known to issue tests, though you may do so rather subconsciously. Being late is such a test of the other person. So is being difficult or picky. While these tests do weed out contenders who are weak in patience and fortitude, they may not serve your image well. This week you'll brilliantly come up with a different way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've often felt that too much was being decided for you, that your environment afforded you fewer choices than you've fingers, that you'd be freer somewhere else entirely. You'll get a taste of a freer life this week, and it will shed light on the benefits of your current scene, as well as the escape routes.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're a deep thinker, and that quality will be highlighted this week. The perspective of time will add another dimension to your current life circumstance. What if you stood where you are three hundred or a thousand years ago? Alas, this is your time, your realm, and you'll make the most of it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This week is like an elaborate game of "Would You Rather?" Your choices will be numerous, interesting and improbable, often involving high-stakes. There are no wrong answers, just results that vary. You may as well be daring, as choices like this will not likely show up in quite this way again.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Though there are some things that you prefer to (or simply must) do alone, you also have the ability to be the consummate team player this year, with unique talents that will lift all. Over the next seven weeks, your intention to do invisible good deeds will fail. You'll do good deeds, but you'll (accidentally) get credit for them. The more romantic parts of life will be highlighted in December and again in August. Your work in a political capacity will make a difference to many in 2018.

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