Your life is your creation, but not completely. At this point in the solar journey through the sign of partnership, we realize that ultimately, the partner we can't shake is life itself. Everything is a co-creation. The extent to which we can influence events varies. Affect what you can. What doesn't yield to you is not yours to control.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ideas inspire but until you implement the knowledge you really don't know anything. As part of your body, your brain needs to feel the entire system in action in order to assimilate things right.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If only you could order up the people you want to meet, picking them out of a menu as you would a chicken salad. Wait, you actually can do this, either digitally online, or spiritually. The spiritual way works better.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Could you do it alone? Yes. Should you? No. It won't be as fun. You won't remember it as well. It will be harder to motivate yourself to the finish line. Use the accountability built into groups.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Things are only complicated until you understand how they work. Even the knottiest situation comes unraveled when you know which string to cut, or, in today's situation, where the power button is located.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Is your strategy working? Right now, it's hard to tell through the dim fog of complication. Don't let it stop you. Assume all is well and inch your way forward. Better to hang on a moment longer than to quit when you're almost there!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you give to others is an easy smile, a warmth, a receptiveness that lets them know they are being seen, heard and appreciated in the best possible light. This gift is worth more than gold.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Repeating your stories to others may be a social faux pas, but repeating them to yourself is personal development. Why not write it down? Give yourself the chance to frame things, if possible, in a way that's joyful.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Once you lost a cellphone in your own house, proving that things can get tricky in familiar environments where you're moving quickly and unconsciously. You need others to call you so you'll remember where you've been.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People learn better when various senses are utilized including touch. A simple, reassuring pat on the shoulder will actually help comprehension. Whether you're the student or teacher, you can use the principle.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Among the specific qualities you're looking for in a companion, a good sense of humor will top the list. Also, laughter has a way of eliminating your need for some of the other qualities, rendering them null and void.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The fun part of your day will include research and gathering data. Not everyone who agrees to help you will come through, but don't stress. The ones who do show up will be just the ones you need.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One reason you're afraid to relax is that you don't entirely trust what's going on around you. Will it be OK to let down your guard? Is your vigilance necessary to keep this world spinning? There's only one way to find out.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 10). The intensity gets turned up in the first three weeks when you're required to learn quickly and advance to the next level of an organization or social strata. Your life will adjust every month in some small way to support the person you're becoming. Here comes better health and a general outlook of optimism. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 20, 1, 44 and 38.
HALLOWEEN PANTHEON: ZOMBIES PART TWO: Zombies are currently the prevailing monster of pop culture, with an appeal that is perhaps, in post-modern world, metaphorical. With our various roles so intrinsically plugged into society's systems, it's possible to go about our days in a semi-sleepwalk. We get dressed, go to work, sit for hours in a digital existence, and can easily manage to show up for our various roles of life without coming into contact with that vital spark that makes us feel vividly, creatively, self-possessed and fully alive. It could be argued that the zombie apocalypse has already happened, and that it was sometime just after the industrial revolution.
Of course, not all zombies are alike. The White Walkers from "Game of Thrones" had no detectable individual personalities and were slaves to the evil Night King, whereas the "Santa Clarita Diet" zombies are stylish, with a lust for life and in some cases a moral imperative to elevate zombie consciousness. The large range of zombies portrayed gives rise to the Halloween-themed question, "If I were a zombie, which kind of zombie would I be?" Advanced students of life may take the question to an existential level by giving it a twist. "What do I do that proves that I'm not already a zombie?" Whatever it is, it's something to do more of.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The film director Ed Wood Jr. made an unforgettable mark on the film industry even though the critics largely regarded his films as models of awful filmmaking. Libra's joyous artistic spirit was alive in his main creative aim — to make people happy, regardless of the resources or talent available to him to do so. So impactful were his efforts, he's revered in a religion, The Church of Ed Wood.
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