As the Virgo moon antagonizes Neptune and Saturn, mentors may not be forthcoming and leadership could seem weak. Friends may not get what you're trying to do, and supporters could be low in numbers and enthusiasm. Pluto has a suggestion. Mine history for guides. The wealth of wisdom there will provide you with timeless strength.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll hash out a deal. Once you commit and move forward, differences vanish. That doesn't mean they were unimportant. In fact, it will be very helpful to name and discuss them; milk out the insight before they disappear.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). So what if you make a big to-do over a trifling matter? Living artfully and blowing things out of proportion is just something that artists do: They play with scale. Just because your sizing is different, that doesn't make it wrong.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Celebrate what you've been through. Embrace the experiences in life that are written in the lines of your face. They make you better, and you're more attractive for your uniqueness.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Without a map or a tour guide and nary a recommendation in sight, you launch your adventure. This ambling journey will be rewarding, if tinged with purposelessness. Trust your sense of direction.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want the victory as much as anyone does, and yet you don't want it at the expense of another. This is a conundrum, because everyone can't win in the same way — although there may be various ways that everyone can win.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With the big responsibilities comes the fear of doing it all wrong. It's a healthy fear to have, as it will keep you checking yourself, seeking teachers and remaining humble and coachable.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you find yourself fantasizing about being somewhere — anywhere — else, this is only one more reason to stick where you are and face the thing right in front of you. Your escape is in working out the problem.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you're accused of being a troublemaker, grin and own it. When your trouble doesn't amuse, it gets people thinking and forces them to be better than they were.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll avoid a mistake by turning your attention to the obvious responsibilities before you. By taking care of the big basics, the fine details either fall naturally into place or get handled by trusted supporters.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll play in different energetic styles today. You can be frivolous because there's a stable supporter behind you. You can be stable because there's a whimsical influence flitting around to your delight.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don't need to stretch the truth in order to prove that you can handle a duty. Nor do you need to posture or act confident enough to fulfill a role. Truly, just do the work, and you'll shine.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You probably didn't wake up in an outgoing mood, but the day has social opportunities not to be missed. You'll quickly feel just as friendly and warm as you pretend to feel.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 28). You'll get to choose your level. You'll play strong at whatever level you choose. Bigger is not necessarily better. Next month brings new loving influences into your world. November is your chance to fix or replace what broke. March will bring a gearshift. You may get a new job or move. Gemini and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 14, 50 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm madly in love with a Capricorn girl born on Christmas. We had a beautiful six months, and now she's gone cold on me. Honestly, I think she just got bored. She doesn't seem to stick with anyone for more than a few months. Can't you just write it into the horoscopes that she needs to rethink this? I'm a Gemini. Tell me that we're going to get back together."
As much as I would love to bring your Capricorn to you by mandating that Capricorn women should get back together with their Gemini men, it wouldn't work — for a lot of reasons. Mostly because she's a Capricorn woman, and she has already made up her mind. There is nothing so unwavering as a Capricorn woman who's already decided.
That said, don't give up hope just yet. Perhaps you should use your Gemini charm on another woman. Capricorn is a fiercely competitive sign. She just may fight to get you back.
She's definitely looking for a challenge. Her sign thrives on that. In general, don't be too quick to bow down to the wishes of such a woman. She needs you to be strong on your own. Once she feels you'll do her bidding, she'll get bored and move on.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Australian actress Naomi Watts will be releasing numerous projects in the months to come, starting with the thriller "Shut In" in November. Watts is a lovely Libra with Mercury, Venus and Neptune in magnetic Scorpio. Such a configuration brings intensity and charisma, which are grounded by Mars, Jupiter and Pluto in hardworking Virgo.
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