Scorpio Sun Digs Down to Rise Up

By Holiday Mathis

November 20, 2017 6 min read

These are the last moments of this year's Scorpio sun. Make the most of them. Dig down past the pettiness that keeps us small. To think "this problem shouldn't be mine" or "this is below me" or "what a hassle" is to engage in an unhelpful and ultimately immature and diminishing mindset. All it takes to be bigger is to rise up.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's this little trap that happens — an unhelpful habit of mind. It has to do with thinking of happiness as a "then" thing or a "later" thing when happiness is pretty much always a "now" thing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a time to think carefully and thoroughly, but this isn't it. Don't take your thoughts too seriously. They're not who you are. One way to think less is to move more.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Inner peace, evenness, satisfaction — it all comes from physical challenge today. Engage your muscles and your mind and spirit will get just what they need to help you feel right with the world.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to show up strong. Perception is important, and it does impact what opportunities you get. That being true, sometimes you make the strongest impression when you don't care so much about how you're being perceived.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's an opportunity in everything. For instance, miscommunication is an opportunity to get to know what another person really wanted or expected to hear. It's also a chance for better understanding.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The restlessness you feel can be positively interpreted. Let restlessness be a leader that points you toward a more successful path. Otherwise, it becomes a tempter, increasing the allure of temporary fixes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don't like what's going on, so start right away with the change. Don't worry too much about what to change exactly. A tweak of any degree to any part of the equation will make a difference to the outcome.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are very few people out there who can work everything out in their minds before they begin. Most people learn as they go. Don't worry if you don't know what you're doing. Trust the intelligence of movement.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Much good will come of an attempt to assess and manage expectations. Yours aren't the same as theirs. Where are the discrepancies? What's not matching up?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Good interviewers don't worry too much about seeming smart and letting everyone know they did their research. What makes for a quality interaction is honest curiosity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one likes to misplace things. But if you find yourself losing the items of your daily life, it's a chance to get organized, downsize for simplicity's sake or determine what is truly important to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The difference between people you want to be around and people you don't want to be around will be immediately apparent in the way they deal with the annoyances of daily life.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 20). A financial opportunity in the next 10 weeks will be your cosmic birthday gift. Nothing is holding you back from adventure in early 2018, so go on and fly. Your family members will cheer you on. Later, they'll also give you a new direction. Someone who loves you wholeheartedly will make a wish for you that comes true. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 38, 12, 7 and 49.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My friend goes to a psychic who gets messages in bones. I don't mean in a 'I feel it in my bones' kind of way. He actually uses animal bones to tell her future. To me, this sounds like voodoo. Is it safe for her? The psychic has been quite accurate, and I'm thinking of going, too, but first I want to make sure that it's not an evil or cursed practice."

It sounds as if your friend's psychic is practiced in the ancient art of astragalomancy. "Astragalos" is the Greek word for "ankle." The ancient Greeks inscribed symbols on this type of bone — for instance, the knucklebones of sheep — and cast them like dice. Messages were derived from the dice, depending on where they fell. The knucklebones of sheep are very much like dice in form and were used in gaming, as well as in fortunetelling.

I don't believe the practice is inherently evil or cursed, but in these matters, much depends on the heart and the intent of the person reading the omens. If the reading brings a feeling of positivity and clarity, it is probably spiritually safe. A good reading should never cause confusion, fuzziness or weakness.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: As a 6-year-old, she stole hearts singing "Over the Rainbow" on "Britain's Got Talent," earning the approval of Simon Cowell. Connie Talbot has grown to write and perform her own songs all around the world. Her moon's being in hardworking Virgo suggests that this Scorpio has what it takes to master whatever discipline she applies herself to.

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