Mercury's angle to Saturn brings up the topic of preoccupation. Obsessions begin innocently enough, with a vague idea, plus an investment of feeling, ever-increasing until the thing is so laced in emotion it dominates all thought. Not everyone can obsess. It's a talent really, if you focus on the right things — things that benefit more than just one.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Hands off! You've done all you can and brilliantly so. Everyone will take away something different from today's scene, and there's nothing you need to do to improve the experience.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The stars indicate a weak force becoming powerful or a meek person coming into a position of authority. There will be a reckoning. Those who would take advantage of the small will now have something big to deal with.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Expressing emotions changes them. Many feelings cannot live the same way out in the open. They only had power when they were contained. Free reign dissipates them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). To stick to what's right while encountering difficulty takes a strong character. To stick to what's right while tempted with ease takes an even mightier character.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Take an idea, mix in some emotion, and, suddenly, it all feels very alive, special and real. But that doesn't make it so. Stay aware that sometimes our egos trick us into thinking things are more important than they really are.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Novelty and discovery are the orders of the day, especially in regard to people you've known a while now. You'll be amazed at how new situations and relationships bring out different sides of people.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may not realize it, but you're starting to pay attention to different things than before. This is the beginning of a new interest, a fresh tangent, and one that will wind and curl around many opportunities.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You need a system for going back through your work. You've missed a few gems. Maybe the timing wasn't right back then, but now you could mine these with great success.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The idea that life should be, at least some of the time, amusing is a relatively modern one. With so much available to amuse you today, the best things around are still two eyeballs looking back into yours.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This long wait will get tedious. When you're not feeling patient, it's hard to force yourself into the virtue. Perhaps, it will help you to reframe this period as one of "anticipation" instead. There really is something to savor here.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have plenty of initiative, and yet it is still possible to become bored, especially when you're a bit trapped. A secret part of you longs for escape — that's the part that can block imagination.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Create your own reality. You don't need any special license to do this, and yet you forget to exercise the right. Inspiring people in your environment will help you remember.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 23). First comes the overwhelming sense that you were meant for something, and then the discovery of just what. Your ancestors planted the tree. This solar journey, you sit beneath it having vivid dreams that weave their wishes and intentions into your own. You'll shine in a way they couldn't, fulfilling a destiny. Cancer and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 9, 31, 5 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: (Part Three) A Virgo manager seeks to treat employees with equanimity. "Whenever the Sagittarius does something wrong, I correct and retrain. Whenever the Aquarius does something wrong, I'm frustrated and I blame..."
You could create rules to follow in order to make sure that everyone gets the same treatment. This is the way groups, organizations, indeed entire civilizations attempt to create change. This route is often effective, though one can liken it to treating the symptoms of an illness without irradicating the illness itself.
The root problem here is that you, on some basic level, do not like the Aquarius. So, the richest opportunity for self-growth is not the one in which you engage great wells of self-control to behave fairly with people you don't like. Rather, the highest calling available to you now is the calling to love everyone.
Perhaps, it will be enough in this professional setting to begin by finding something to like about your frustrating Aquarius. Learning more about this person and the challenges at play in his life might be enough to ease the relationship, and yet there's another key you can turn to unlock the deeper levels of the issue. More tomorrow.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Bruce Springsteen has stood for the rock and roll dreams of the working class who affectionately refer to him as "The Boss." Even while the iconic Jersey rocker is raking in the lifetime achievement awards he continues to be about creating the future of his legacy. Springsteen was born when the sun, Moon, Mercury and Neptune were all in Libra, the sign of art, harmony and unity.
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