Mercury Opposition Highlights Martyrdom

By Holiday Mathis

September 10, 2020 6 min read

"Don't bother, I'll just sit in the dark." No matter what leads people to say things like, that a Mercury opposition today will highlight the tendency. Just know that martyrs will always find their victimizing situation. It's unavoidable! So, be happy when they land on it. Then you can relax and stop guessing about what to do to make everything right.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). What is a hero? Usually, it's just a person predisposed to help others, or internally directed, or trained to do so. Well, there are many ways to get there, but ultimately, all of them boil down to selflessness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sure, in a perfect world, everyone, or at least a majority of the people, like and approve of you. However, what's even better — and really achievable today — is not caring either way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you have several prospects, you won't feel too much worry over any particular one. Putting too much emphasis on one relationship or project will only stifle it. Diversify.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your success will depend on accountability. You'll go farther with a good teacher, leader or coach than you will on your own. Look for someone who will invigorate you to new heights.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You ignite passion without meaning to do so. When you express your interests and show that you're willing to go deep, others want to get as excited about life as you are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll deal in social structures with many components. It will not always be obvious where the power lies. A relatively small player could be calling the shots. Study and stay aware.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The city of Seattle was named after a great chief who suggested people, "Take only memories; leave only footprints." This way of living seems nearly impossible in the modern world, but you'll do your best with it today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). An idea will catch on just as fire does — with enough fodder to keep it going through the early stages and plenty of oxygen to fuel the flames. Avoid giving too much close attention, as it has a smothering effect.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because it is more difficult to have compassion once someone has already made you mad, you'll do preliminary work. You'll consider where people are coming from and avoid potential hot buttons.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not interested in the kind of happiness that comes at the expense of someone else's. It's a difficult thing to judge sometimes, but today your guesses will be correct.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Good luck should come with a warning label, specifically to highlight the dangers of too much advertisement, pride, entitlement or greed. When something good happens, and it will, quietly pocket it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are nothing if not discreet. People trust you because of it, even though they may never exactly catch you in action. That's the thing about discretion. It takes one to know one.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 10). It's not just what you choose to do but what you choose not to do that makes this a really magical cycle. You're able to let go of habits and fearful concerns that once held you back. You'll be emboldened to claim what you want out of relationships. Also, you'll have fun making money in a different way. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 9, 40, 28 and 32.

ATTRACTION SECRETS BY SIGN: What's the one thing you can do to make yourself a magnet for these signs? ARIES: Be enthusiastic. Aries is impressed by an inner fire. TAURUS: Present with style. Taurus admires the one who can put a look together and sell it. GEMINI: Laugh easily. It shows Gemini that you're lighthearted and that you take control of your own happiness. CANCER: Position yourself. Cancer loves someone who believes themselves to be the full package. LEO: Be selfless. Leo is moved by kindness and benevolence. VIRGO: Charm with silence. Virgo finds the quiet allure of a confident presence irresistible. LIBRA: Be convicted. Libra loves a person with strong ideals. SCORPIO: Be spontaneous. Let the others do the expected thing. Scorpio is thrilled by surprise. SAGITTARIUS: Work the crowd. Sagittarius wants a chance to compete for your attention. CAPRICORN: Hold something in reserve. Capricorn loves a challenge. AQUARIUS: Dance. Aquarius loves a free spirit who knows how to have fun and isn't afraid of what other people think. PISCES: Believe in a Pisces. Your faith makes this sign feel strong.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: This year Oscar winner Colin Firth plays Archibald Craven in "The Secret Garden" before moving on to the drama "Supernova," a story that promises to break hearts. Firth is a Virgo with natal Venus in Libra suggesting that he is, like so many of the characters he plays, charming, loyal and driven by principles of love and justice.

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