By Holiday Mathis

October 27, 2009 6 min read

As Mercury enters the sensitive, psychic realm of Scorpio, communication becomes at once more subtle and profound. We are inclined to say less and mean more. Too many words make the message difficult to hear. Scorpio distills information to its essence. This is a favorable moment to seek timeless wisdom and universal truth.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You woke up feeling grateful, and you'll find ample opportunities to give thanks. Pick three people to express your gratitude to. Your luck increases with each kind word you say.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). An overseas journey is in the stars for you or someone close to you. It would be easy to play the worried mother in regard to this travel, but far more fun to have the outlook of a fearless adventurer.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've been mulling over the possibility of kicking a bad habit. Can you do it? Of course you can, silly. It's not rocket science. If you want the change enough, you'll figure it out.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Children say what's on their mind instead of covering it up with politeness like most adults. Recently, a young person you know said something that made you think. You can now successfully apply this youthful wisdom.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Here's a metaphor for what's going on in your life now: You started pulling out a loose thread, and now you only have half a sweater. What can you do with half a sweater? Be resourceful. Either that or learn how to knit.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be drawn to things that come from different cultures. If you try to learn a few simple sentences of a foreign language, it will come easily to you. There will also be a practical use for this skill in your near future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're a natural cheerleader for others. It's probably more difficult to get yourself up, going and feeling great. That's why cheerleaders work in teams. You'll feed off the enthusiasm of other supportive people. Go find them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don't watch a ton of TV, but lately you've been peering at the plasma screen a little more than usual. Work stress has you craving escape, and you will benefit from the getaway, even if it's only for half an hour.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll slip into one of your wild, adventurous moods. You might even get the itch to live in a different city. It's not like things are bad where you are; it's just that there are so many things to see.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Something you wanted but didn't think would be yours lands right in your lap. This is a sign — the universe's way of reminding you that it continues to be on your side, conspiring to please you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A twist in the course of recent events leaves you scrambling to change your strategy. Thankfully, you are fleet of foot, quick of wit and good with computers, so you'll be fine. Nimble is a good word for you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You might feel like you're done with a certain person. But you've felt this way before, only to make amends down the road. Difficult as they can be, we are just meant to be with some people. Assume there's a good reason.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 28). You have amazing powers of focus. Bringing your vision to life requires you to act with passion. Use your intuition as guidance, and put your energy only into the things that mean something to you. You double your money in November. January brings a family reunion. July features inspiring new friendships. Aries and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 26, 50, 21 and 9.

DOES HE LOVE ME? I WANNA KNOW! Love planet Venus is now transiting through Libra, the realm of relationships, and LIBRA men are open to sharing life's journey with a kindred spirit. Libra has a deep need to connect with a person who balances him. This person need not agree with everything he says or behave as he does. Rather, he is looking for someone who presents a different and complementary way of being. He is typically a cultured man, a seeker of beauty and an intellectual. The one who shares his interests but brings a new point of view to them will capture his heart. He is most attracted to enthusiastic types with excellent manners and social graces. He loves women who are fun and quick to dance, laugh and approach others. He likes those who show initiative and work to add layers of involvement, knowledge and class to their experience. He enjoys a versatile partner who displays a caring spirit, and who makes an effort to connect with and contribute to others. He wants a partner who behaves with a certain level of refinement and puts herself together with a sophisticated flair. Bottom line: He falls for confidence and poise.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Academy Award-winner Julia Roberts is an intuitive Scorpio, though her natal chart is dominated by practical earth sign energy. Four luminaries in hardworking Virgo and Mars in powerful Capricorn proclaim Roberts to have a super-strong work ethic and a down-to-earth attitude. She's quoted as saying, "You can be true to the character all you want, but you've got to go home with yourself."

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