Good Omens Galore

By Holiday Mathis

September 25, 2016 6 min read

Positive events seldom make headlines, but this week features good omens galore, so there should be some interesting exceptions. With lucky Jupiter in conjunction with the sun, the end of Pluto's retrograde and the new moon in loving Libra, there will be much to push forward the agenda of hope, optimism and kismet. Set your intentions, say your prayers, and send your wishes. Benevolent forces want to make them come true!

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It doesn't matter if it's worked for millions or hundreds or dozens. If it's not working for you, it doesn't work. There's no reason to have a negative feeling about this. So unless you enjoy emotions like shame, guilt and inadequacy, why don't you just skip it and get to the part where you find what does work?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don't seek a mess, but when you accidentally stumble upon drama or total disorganization or terrible mistakes — well, at least you can appreciate how this shakes up your perspective and ultimately makes you better. Messes are, after all, nature's protection against the forces of uniformity and predictability.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's scientific proof that disorderly environments can encourage creativity. There's also scientific proof that orderly environments inspire people to do the right thing and make productive choices. Your week will be spent vacillating between the two modes, and you'll hit a sweet spot of imaginative logic.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). "What if?" is the mind-opening and experience-enhancing question that has led you to magic places, practical solutions and stimulating conversations. "What if?" will continue to serve you well as a cornerstone tool of your creative arsenal, especially if you direct the question to equally imaginative people.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Those who are inexperienced will find themselves at the whim of every passing storm. Not you. You recognize the early signs. You see it coming. Your preparation is thorough. This is your approach to most of life this week — like you've been here, seen it and are ready to use what you've learned.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Feelings often defy logic and are therefore hard to plan for. You may know yourself very well, and yet this week you'll probably still react to a situation in a way you would not have predicted. It takes a certain amount of courage to go forward anyway, ready to experience what comes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The strongest position is the most balanced one. It's a kind of strength akin to the core strength of the body that is built in hundreds of small repetitive moves. It's a strength that comes from the habits of living well. This is what you'll focus on developing this week. Grace and consistency will go hand-in-hand.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll have plenty of fresh ideas, theories and opinions; sharing them will only make them better, especially if you're sharing with an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn). The reasonableness and acceptability of these ideas isn't up to you to figure out. Your audience will tell you that, if you're open to it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Melding different parts of your life together will be an important theme this week. Consider setting up your workspace so it's more homey and rearranging your home a bit so it's more conducive to a working mindset. You'll feel more whole both places. Also, it will be lucky to mix your work people with your friends.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Most of the time you show up like you're meant to be there. Then there are times you show up as though you were an invited guest. This week will require you to show up like you're the keynote speaker. There's research to do, plans to execute and a performance to put on. Put in the time and you'll nail it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There doesn't have to be a big important reason for you to act. The seemingly small reasons will be most compelling. Reasons like, "Because it seemed cool," "Because I wanted to see what would happen," "Because it's what they asked for," or "Because it's what was needed" — these will be the best reasons of all.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your curious mind wants to know what's behind ordinary things that everyone else seems to be taking for granted. You'll be especially interested in the history of good ideas and designs that make your life lovelier and more convenient. The pursuit of such knowledge will open doors for you.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Celebrities, products, companies — they all think of themselves as brands. You don't need to come up with a brand. You already have an identifiable style, and you know what you stand for. This year, you'll embody it stronger and take it bigger. As more people get to know you, more will want to give you attention and funding and anything you need to keep going in the direction you feel meant to pursue. This year's cosmic gift to you will be a crisp clarity of purpose.

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