Some memories have a way of plummeting down deep, lodging themselves under other pieces of life and disappearing into the emotional sediment. However, as this fresh Scorpio sun opposes Uranus, something becomes clear about the nature of memory. Just because you have no recollection of an event doesn't mean it isn't affecting you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The group will throw out plenty of ideas, yours being the best. Now you'll have to convince the others, keeping in mind that it's not the best idea that wins, it's the most popular one. Strategize. It will be worth it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Things still have to change, but some days you get tired of thinking of all the ways they must. It's OK to give yourself a break, to relax and enjoy the transition that's already underway.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is difficult, if not impossible, for people to give what they themselves have never received. Consider this when you seek out your next source of love, understanding, wisdom, knowledge and more.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Right now you're curious and open, putting feelers into the world. When you clearly see and deeply feel that a cause is worth fighting for, you'll go all in and find no greater happiness in life than this purposeful sacrifice.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Adaptability is one of your many gifts. You can quickly get used to even the most astonishing things when you want to or have to. And yet you're still discerning and cannot be convinced if you're not feeling it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You want to let people know you support them and that you care enough to check in and make sure they're all right. The trick is to do this without crossing any sort of boundary that might classify you as a busybody.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It would be much easier just to handle problems for your people. But then you'll have to do that every time, and when you're not around they'll suffer. So the kind thing is to train them to be self-sufficient.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some think being busy is a status symbol. It makes them feel important. Others see leisure as a status symbol. It means they can afford it. The pacing of your day will feel so perfect as to render status rankings moot.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Unexpressed wishes and desires can be like submarines: invisible below the waves though still carrying the potential to torpedo your mood. Bring your aspirations to the surface where they will no longer be a threat.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If someone is trying to bring you down, it's because that person perceives you as being high above him or her. You might take it as a compliment. Even so, step out of range.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you wait for inspiration, you'll miss out on all the delicious creativity that starts to trickle in once you get working. And inspiration is only one of the many things not worth waiting for today. Get moving and see what happens.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your growing power will impact those around you, though they'll try to hide it. It's wise to be humble and quiet about your success, if not out of modesty, then out of strategy.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 23). You're in charge and you'll feel it, enjoying the power of being able to steer your life where you want it to go. Highlights of this solar return include teaching a group and changing lives, conducting and receiving the warmth of community and a win for your family that makes life easier for those you love the most. Leo and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 50, 38, 22 and 45.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I have questions about my loved ones who have died. I also sometimes feel lost in relationships and would like insight. But I'm not going to run to a psychic every time I have a question. How can I fine tune my own skills to answer my own questions or to become more aware?"
Everyone is born with extrasensory abilities. Unfortunately, many are taught at an early age to ignore inklings and feelings that don't make complete logical sense given societal norms and beliefs on the nature of reality. The first step in fine-tuning your skills is believing that you have them. Trust yourself. Next, get comfortable in the land of imagination. Much of what's in the physical world was born in the imagination. That is the realm where information flows freely. In regard to relationships, it can be very healing and effective to communicate through imagination to those who have passed on as well as to those who are currently alive. The key is knowing what you want to say. Work it out deliberately. Write it. And then go into your imagination and say what you need to say to the one you want to hear it. Though the concept is simple, it does take practice to hold your concentration and to follow through. Perhaps that is the real psychic gift — the will to follow through.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Ryan Reynolds is busy filming "6 Underground," an action picture with a plot that's so secret it's not being teased on the film's marketing materials. What more do you expect from a superstar with his sun, moon, Mars and Uranus all in epically mysterious Scorpio? Reynolds has lived up Scorpio's love of privacy with a secret wedding, and a truly private family life.
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