It is said that those who don't want to learn can't be helped, but it's not really true. The learning-resistant are usually either confused or asleep. Loud realities will reorient them. Meanwhile, anyone who is determined to learn cannot be stopped under this magnificent Aquarius moon.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Since most work will be done by, through and with the cooperation of people, anything you do to enhance your individual effectiveness will positively impact the performance of the entire team.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can theorize all the livelong day, but you'll never know what will happen until you try it out in real life. Your cosmic gift of the day is the guts to jump in and put your ideas to the test.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are things important enough to do whatever the odds are of succeeding. When it's a matter of right and wrong, the odds are irrelevant. As for the rest, it's only smart to look at the statistics.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Unless you disrupt the tendency, you'll drift into a comfortable pattern. This may not be a bad thing; it just depends on what you really want for yourself and how badly you want it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People may wear a familiar face as they listen to you, but you never quite know how they are processing the information internally. That's why it will be important to ask questions and be alert to cues.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People working things out together — it's a form of love, or maybe it just is love. That's what you'll get today, and even better, you'll appreciate it. Special connections: Gemini and Libra.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Pay attention to how other people pay attention. It will tell you what you need to know about how to plan your next move. There are no bad positions, but there are some that are easier to navigate than others.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You care about relationships more than you care about being right, and these things go together very, very well. Compassion, softness and tolerance are what will hold you in good stead today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You needn't fear the change that's on the horizon. You're adaptable, and you will quickly figure out what's in it for you. It's right to be a little selfish about this. You need to get a sure footing before you can help others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Try and concentrate exclusively on what you want to happen. Giving any attention to what you don't want will only diffuse your power to make good things happen.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The challenge on the table will take a certain amount of physical ability and a whole lot more brain-wringing concentration. You're gifted in both areas, and you should have no problem.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Natural talent can only take a person so far. It is better not to rely on gifts and to instead put in the work, because then you know how to get results and you can repeat the process.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 17). It's a nonstop learning process this year. As soon as you master one area, you'll move on to the next. At this rate, you'll soon be at the top of your field of interest. Other delights of the solar return will include a visit from afar, unexpectedly generous gifts sprinkled through the seasons and fun updates to your domestic scene. Gemini and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 1, 27, 38 and 31.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm only 39 but when I look back on my life it's been mostly idiot moves. The time I drunkenly ran over that guy's fence because of the thing the girl said, the time I fell out of the boat without a life jacket, the time I narrowly escaped the dogs... you get the idea. Even the bigger moves seem pretty stupid. Buying a house that in retrospect was much more than I could afford and then watching the market plummet. Anyway, the reason I bring it up is, I'm not blaming the universe for my stupidity, and I don't know if my judgment or personality has much of a chance of changing either. But could my luck possibly change? I'm a Sagittarius."
You're born under the sign of good fortune itself. Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. If I were you, I wouldn't will my luck to change, because you have actually had excellent luck in your life thus far. You survived the mad guy whose fence you ruined. You made it through the boating incident. You even gathered enough duckets to buy a house in the upmarket. The way to add to those blessings is to count them first. Also — be nice to yourself! You are, quite literally, smarter than you think. There are many types of intelligence. Investigate this, and give yourself more credit.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Rapper, actor and author Eminem is an artistic Libra who has used alter egos to liberate different aspects of his musical style, including Slim Shady, Ken Kaniff and Marshall Mathers, the last of whom is his true self. Mars, Uranus and Pluto in Libra indicate a driven and intellectual artist, while Venus in Virgo delivers a perfectionist's streak.
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