Mercury Invites Wonder

By Holiday Mathis

September 27, 2020 6 min read

In the right light, it would be hard to find a feature of human experience that is not inherently, mind-blowingly remarkable. Yet, surely, if we were to consider all remarkable things, not a moment would be left for the basics of survival. And so, in order to live normally, we must categorize and accept the label of "ordinary" for most things — but not all! Mercury's shift into Scorpio favors inquisitive investment. Let the light of wonder in.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The week's highlight will be you taking control of a once unmanageable situation — amazing! The breakthrough will come from moving around the problem, not from hitting it harder from the same position. Also, seemingly unrelated developments will provide clues and nudges to get things on track.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll have very little tolerance for any who make you feel uncomfortable or unsure and even less time for anyone who rubs you the wrong way. But if you can't seem to avoid conflict, then at least you'll have the opportunity to clarify your values. Then you can make efforts toward that which best aligns line with them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Once upon a time, things didn't go your way. You got angry. Then you did something very productive with those feelings: You plotted revenge by way of personal success. You made improvements you were sure would cause your enemies regret. Now, you like yourself better, and they'll get their comeuppance.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Being afraid of something is as good a reason as any to move toward it. The same goes for when you're repelled, annoyed, putout, exasperated... all states to investigate and solve for. When life points out your weaknesses, it's a gift. You've never been one to reject a gift, and you won't start now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll deal in an arena you understand well. Because you know how everything works, if anything goes wrong, you have several ways to fix it. Contrastingly, the newbies must follow directions very closely to avoid getting lost in the process. Experience, compassion and patience make you the perfect teacher.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Useful advice comes from Virgo comedian Whitney Cummings, who says, "Don't go to the problem for the solution." Similarly applicable is Einstein's adage, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." In pursuit of answers, you'll rise above and cast a wide net.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Look around and you'll find much that's boring, mediocre or a total mess. Then you'll look deeper. What can be easily improved? What can be turned into a project that comes together over time? What can you do alone? With help? For free or cheap? You'll answer these questions and start to make a difference.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be dealing with forces stronger than you, and yet, when you assert your influence, you'll affect destiny. You may slacken the reigns and let the horse lead, but never entirely let go of your grip. If the horse takes off and your fingers slip, then even the angels will be challenged to help you. Stay alert and in touch.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've put in the time, paid dues and learned how things work. You're starting to think you deserve to gain something out of the situation, and so you shall. Keep your eyes peeled for opportunity. Assemble the right attitude and equipment and be ready to jump in. You'll take part in the action and the reward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some wish they knew what others were thinking. You're different. You've a strong sense of what people are thinking and feeling, which becomes, at times, uncomfortable for you. Later this week will bring an experience of nature. You are not an outsider here, but an integral participant in the spirit of the wild.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Don't worry what your loved ones will say about you when you're not there. People will be as loyal to you as you are to them. Relatedly, it's not enough to mention what you want. You'll have to bring it up again and again so that people remember. They want to help. You'll teach them how.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People talk about "healthy relationships" as though there is an ideal of vitality that can be achieved in human bonds. Perhaps there is, and yet you can learn and grow from unhealthy relationships, too. If healthy relationships create happy people, adverse relationships create super people.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The prolific inventor and philosopher Lin Yutang suggested, "Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are busy can't be wise." It's more than a simple matter of scheduling; it's a priority shift. You will be pulled toward the endeavors that give you space, peace and a solid feeling at the core of your being. From this place of calm strength comes the endurance to finish long, meaningful projects. Also, you'll have the sort of trustworthy relationships that fulfill you on many levels.

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