New Moon on Monday

By Holiday Mathis

October 7, 2018 6 min read

People get stuck for the same reasons computer programs get stuck. Conflicts. One piece of "code" comes up against another piece that negates it and they can't co-exist in the same program, thus, the spinning ball. Many things can happen, though not at once. Life is choices. The new moon in judicious Libra warns against indecision. Getting unstuck is a matter of declaring one direction and moving forward.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). In some ways you feel more fulfilled around a certain person than you do when you are not. It may frighten you to seem to need someone, but it shouldn't really. This isn't dependency; it's appreciation. And you're the one generating the good feelings because of the special way you choose to see others.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your smile changes depending on who is on the receiving end of it. So does your voice. Possibly, so does your whole personality. The people around us make a difference in who we are, a fact that's undeniable this week. You've been aiming to add quality people to your realm. Be on the lookout; here they come.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The word choices give things their flavor. Choose "we" over "I" to emphasize teamwork. Choose "will" over "try" because the hard-core believe there is no "try," just people figuring out how to do it or not. You're getting your head into a new game this week because you need a breakthrough, and you'll have one.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Progress will have to do with thinking productively. There are a lot of true ideas, but which ideas are also helpful? There are a lot of solutions that are fair, but which are also going to lead to a positive change? You'll be letting go of some emotional baggage in favor of the brighter future coming together before your eyes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's nice to get a little pump-up of power — proof that you're important, that you matter. It's even better to realize that that you're important and you matter without the extra evidence. It will happen both ways this week. You'll get your props, and it will probably be after you're feeling grateful for what's already yours.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It will fall on you to educate others about the situation they're not seeing. Perhaps it's obvious, and maybe they should be seeing it. Of course, that's beside the point. Life gets easier because you choose to accept people for where they are right now and to walk together for the next stretch. As a group, you're stronger.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some of what you think you were born with is actually more of a creative process. You're assembling it as you go. Things that fall into the category: personality, interests, spirituality and even your strengths. You're still becoming you. Experiment and have some fun with the process of building yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are handling things one step at a time. You can do it. You will do it. You are doing it. Make this your mantra. Say it over and over until it crowds out the unhelpful thoughts, until you don't have to say anything to yourself at all because everything in you is engaged in getting it done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Torn? It's because your need to feel included is in direct competition with your need for independence. There's something you must accomplish and whether or not you have company in the task is beside the point. Be brave. Trust that you already belong, and that you can always join the group again later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People reveal themselves slowly over time. It's also true that they change over the season, maybe even day to day. Knowing someone is never a finite thing. Pay attention to who people are today without assuming things based on who they were yesterday. This relationship secret will hold you in good stead.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Lately, a theme has emerged, and now it's repeating as if to demand your attention. This has to do with some unsettling piece of drama that you haven't quite figured out what to do with. Process it. Don't let it keep getting in your way. You're going to have to let go of it eventually. Why not now?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). No person is beneath you or above you. You know it and feel it on a basic human level. And yet there are better and worse fits for you when it comes to friendship, love and work. It's certainly not snobbish to want to spend time around people who are good for you and help you stay at your healthiest and best.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Though there's much about that will look the same from the outside, the real story of this solar return has to do with the deeper sense of happiness you're developing. The bonds to your loved ones weave tighter but at the same time you somehow gain more freedom to pursue your purposes with the commitment level you want to devote. Invest in your education and training and you'll quickly be paid back. Additions to your family come in the second quarter of 2019.

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