We're headed into a cycle of communication that cuts through the noise. It happens in messages that are sharp, well defined and honest. It happens in moments of clarity and, sometimes, urgency. This is the gift of Mercury in Scorpio: In the quest to share what is essential, formality, ambiguity and fear will fall to the wayside.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). To be in touch with reality but not bound to it — that is the existential sweet spot you'll hit today. You'll be a player on the stage, pretending while never losing sight of the fact that this is only a role.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The question of the day: If you knew that everything you gave a person would be passed forward to someone else, would it change your offerings? And if so, how?
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are good surprises and bad surprises, and yet you'd really prefer no surprises today. You'd rather people do as you do — which is to say, set up an expectation and then deliver on it!
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll have the sensation of many feelings happening at once, and the loudest ones get through. Life gets more interesting once you handle those loud feelings and settle into the nuances.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're a fixer, but not everyone's a fixer. There's an art to figuring out which problems to get into. Whatever you take on, it will touch you, mold you and ultimately define you. So, what here is really yours?
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can't un-ring a bell. Someone close to you will be unable to resist the impulse, even though ringing that bell is essentially "crying wolf" with the shake of a wrist. It's unhelpful, as there's no emergency.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People feel different things in different places. You are a place, too — a roaming place with its own emotional atmosphere. Everywhere you go, you carry your weather with you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). In the digital world, you learn aspects of a person's being that are, essentially, abstract. There are many digital options, and yet, realistically, there is no substitute for sharing a vicinity with another person.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There's no perfect option. Each has benefits and pitfalls. Not knowing a pitfall keeps you in fear. So when you stumble into the pit, appreciate what's happened. It's better to know.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've a stellar memory these days, but keeping records is still very important. Writing, taking pictures and more helps you keep things straight and frees your mental energy for more important things.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Do not underestimate the power of context, which is largely about environment. It is easier to behave well in an environment that holds no temptations.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are beginning to see yourself as a new person. You will become who you are in your mind's eye. Be daring. Try new visions. You can always change your mind later.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 27). Being right, important and powerful is an ego inflator. But being free is a soul inflator. You'd rather have the kind of levity that comes with freedom, and this becomes a guiding principle of your year. You'll find fulfillment in fascinating work and people who give you the room to be yourself. Aries and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 9, 6, 22 and 43.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: SATURN REPORT: The things you see over the course of the week are mostly what you've already seen for hundreds and hundreds of days. And yet, it is still possible for them to be new if approached with a "beginner's mind."
Learning can only occur to the level of unknowing. Those who think they already know cannot learn. Happiness and open-mindedness go together. To approach a situation with an open mind is more difficult for those who have worked hard to assemble their understanding of the scene. It's harder to let go of old ideas than it is to start fresh in an unknown arena. The direction change of Saturn offers a shortcut to increased vitality: Seek situations in which you have zero prior experience.
LUNAR NEWS: People cry when they are happy, and they cry when they are sad. They laugh out of joy, and out of a sense of loss. Maybe it's because the two extremes of emotion, excitement and fear have a similar presentation in the body. Or maybe we don't understand the reason, just as we don't understand the rhyme and range of our feelings, especially in the middle of having them. Understanding isn't what's needed this week anyway. As the moon swells to fullness and emotional expansion, try acceptance, tolerance and love.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Whether sharing lifestyle tips on Goop.com or filming movie projects, Gwyneth Paltrow applies Libran elegance and style. Paltrow possesses the strong aesthetic of one born when the sun, Mercury, Uranus and Pluto were all in artistic Libra. Venus in playful Leo shows an endless wellspring of creativity and a strong connection to children, while Mars in Virgo lends organization and practicality.
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