Workaround Moon

By Holiday Mathis

September 29, 2019 6 min read

The heroes in the movies are self-reliant and adaptive in the face of stress. Of course, these qualities would never emerge without the obstacles they face. The lunar square to Saturn and the Pluto suggests we celebrate the problems. It's the things we have to work around that allow us to hone skills and polish our finest attributes.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Those who have nothing to hide don't mind being questioned. Furthermore, they won't be worried about how they are coming across so much as just trying to accurately deliver the pertinent information.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). One person's small accomplishment is another person's life-changing moment. Make no assumptions. Hang back and let other people clue you into what credence to give to their statements.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As part of a large and diverse group, you respect people for who they are while remaining uniquely yourself, somewhat impervious to influence, knowing that the world needs you to show up as you are.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It would be a mistake to unnecessarily assume a stance of competition. People addressing individual needs are not automatically adversaries. Needs will be simultaneously met for all.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Priorities have a way of shuffling to accommodate some kind of secret order that you yourself may not even be aware of until the results come in. You'll get what you want the most.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is precisely because you are willing and able to deal with the negative experiences in your life that you are able to handle and let go of adversity. You know you are a bigger person than you once were.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Want to know what someone is afraid of? Defensive posture will tell all. We shield what we're trying to protect. Turn this observational model in on yourself and you'll learn what you most need to work on today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). No matter what you're doing, you're still available to your loved ones. You could be formidably swamped and would still manage to find a little something in you to give to others. Give yourself credit for this beautiful quality.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're so used to dealing with your own world that you don't see what you do on a daily basis as anything particularly remarkable, but it is. The right outsider can give you a glimpse of this.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Agreeing to an adventure is the right thing to do, especially if you're not sure what else to do. It will be better to connect and see more of life than to stay in the places you've already been.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You try something that doesn't work, and then you try something else. Keep trying until something clicks. This is the way of progress. You keep stepping up. You persist.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Putting all your eggs in one basket is not the best idea, generally speaking. With relationships, it's an especially precarious practice and a bad mix of strain, risk and pressure. Diversify.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 29). You'll experience what the ancient texts of the "I Ching" refer to as a "flame of clarity reflected in the heavens." Mental fog lifts; you see your situation vividly, know the next move, and there's nothing stopping you. Is it the right goal? Don't worry about that. As long as you are moving, you'll find your way to the right goal. Sagittarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 18, 7, 9 and 44.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: This week's cosmic headliner is Pluto, the planet of profundity, who will shake us up with spiritual ripples from his change of direction from Capricorn, the seat of power and authority. This ends a five-month retrograde and wakes up some of our feelings about the authority figures in our own lives. The question of who is in charge and why is worth taking a deeper look into.

Some situations seem to rely on an imbalance of power — the conductor, teacher, police and DJ are expected to command with a plan. People may agree to submit but shouldn't forget that even when submission seems like the most obvious thing to do, it's still a choice. And even in submission, the true power really lies where it always does and always has — inside the core being of each individual.

At this stage of the Libran solar journey, we'll work in tandem, groups, partnerships, armies, corporations and as part of the human team. There is a power structure in every group. Whether agreeing or disagreeing, cooperating or challenging authority, remember that the exchange of power is a choice, and the source of true power is within.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Platinum-selling singer Halsey releases a third studio album this year. The first single, "Nightmare," has been called a culturally significant "angry anthem." Libra is known as the peacekeepers of the zodiac, but sometimes peace is more a matter of singing out the hard truth instead of ignoring problems. With Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto in Scorpio, Halsey is natural-born truth-teller.

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