The lookout tower isn't placed on the ground floor, because it's impossible to get an overview of the situation from there. However, the watchman who never comes down from the tower doesn't know what happens at that level. Two lunar oppositions of the day invite us to explore our environments from as many perspectives as possible.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Most people say more than they need to. The classy way is to think about what you need to say, and then say a little bit less than that. You'll be pleased by the effectiveness of today's exchanges.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're more self-sufficient than most. Even so, it would be ludicrous to claim that people's attitudes toward you don't matter. It all matters. You thrive with certain kinds of attention, and you suffer with other kinds.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone who lives has injuries of one sort or another. And everyone who lives has access to the great healer of those injuries — time. Wanting the healing process to be faster won't make it so. Patience looks good on you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't have to wait for a special occasion to tell someone how much they mean to you. Those moments have too many built-in expectations, making it hard to hit the right note. It's much easier to give when no one is expecting.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). With so many options, your main challenge will be to understand your own needs better and then focus on what's going to make a difference to you. Do this, and you'll be unstoppable.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's good stress and there's bad stress. No matter how pressured you may be today, consider resting for five minutes of every waking hour to stave off the bad kind of stress.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It is very difficult to discover your own blind spots. Trust that they're there. When someone points out where you've made a mistake, this is a gift. You'll be grateful for the enlightenment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you said you'd love someone forever, you weren't lying. The love will take on many different forms though, because love is immaterial. Love is a flow.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Part of what makes you such a wonderful conversationalist is that you're curious about how other people live. Today, it also might lead you to learn more than you wanted to know.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Setbacks are normal, just don't give them too much attention. Have faith in the inherent qualities and powers of good. Truth over time equals change for the better.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It doesn't matter that actions speak louder than words if the two are saying the same thing. In your case, they will be, and the effect is a sort of stereophonic brilliance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A life without risk is a life without happiness. Though happiness isn't always a risky proposition, sooner or later an element of danger will stand between you and your wishes.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 3). You'll run your life like a smart business owner runs a company, spending the most time serving top customers. It's an approach that pays rich dividends on levels including personal, professional, financial and spiritual. Also notable will be an increased sense of control over your moods and the lift you give others. Virgo and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 3, 33, 37 and 41.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "The muses must hate me. I've been trying to write a novel for three years. The story keeps changing and it seems like I'll never finish it. How can an Aquarius author wannabe get inspired to finish a book?"
I just talked to the muses and they assured me they do not hate you. That said, they would like to be courted.
One thing to remember about the muses, who are the Greek goddesses of inspiration, is that they are sisters. Courting more than one at a time can lead to jealousy and complication. Hone in on one. If your novel is a comedy, go for Thalia. If it's a drama, go for Melpomene. (And as long as you're honing in on your muse, you may as well hone in on the genre of your novel. Inventive Aquarians sometimes forget to follow the formula of the genre they are trying to tackle. Sticking to the rules of your genre will help you focus the work.)
Consistency will be key as you court your muse. Make a writing schedule and keep it. Never stand up your muse. Don't make demands of her. Give her lots of gifts in the form of reading. She loves when you read and will reward you with inspiration!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Model and Kardashian sister Kendall Jenner is a charismatic Scorpio born under a nurturing Cancer moon. The abundance of water sign energy flowing through her chart suggests honed intuitive powers. Venus and Mars in Libra, the sign of partnership and aesthetics, indicates that Jenner has the romantic heart of someone who loves being in love and has a designer's eye for beauty.
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