No matter how personal and heartfelt a story may be, it is the feeling behind the words that people will respond to. It is very easy to distinguish a needy and self-serving agenda from genuine vulnerability under these stars. On this, the final day of the intuitive Scorpio sun, people will react according to the emotional truth behind the message.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Instead of showing everyone what you can do, you'll read the room and adapt, guessing at your most effective action and curtailing unnecessary expenditures of time and energy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can't be sure where the limits lie until you push past them. It's worth it to learn the boundary lines. Then you can set up margins that allow you and everyone you deal with to stay comfortably within the zone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People's perception will matter more than usual to the future of a relationship. Whatever the task, finishing well will be more important than starting well, and almost no one will remember the middle.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). On the scale of life, comfort is balanced against glory. The more comfort one has, the less glory is possible and vice versa. One side is not better than the other; it's a matter of personal choice.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The best leaders assemble teams of challengers and informers instead of deferential yes men. Surround yourself with smart contenders. It's a confident look.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're curious without being nosey, interested and not intrusive, involved but not overbearing. The more people learn what it's like to deal with you, the more they'll want to.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you let them move naturally without trying to fight the flow, then relationships will shift gently into new shapes that you'll eventually find comfortable, pleasing and beautiful.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). While it's very efficient to think about the result first and then work backward, it does you no good unless it's a worthy result. Take your time shopping around and mentally trying things on.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The useful talent you'll employ today is your ability to be egoless and without personal agenda. To wear another person's shoes, you must first take off your own.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When your unspoken hunch aligns with the reality of events, you can't help but feel the delicious tug of smug satisfaction that comes with knowing you were right.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To be excellent at small things takes the same amount of effort as being excellent at big things. Although, the latter is a much longer game made possible through planning and consistent effort in one direction over time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It turns out that isolation is among the biggest threats to happiness that the modern world has to offer. Interacting with strangers is more essential to well-being than you think. Make it happen today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 21). The richness of 2020 is spiritual as you find a route to your most expanded and generous self. Travel will open your mind and your realm of influence, too, starting with your own willpower. Loved ones will lean on you, and you'll love how this shapes some of your proudest moments. May brings a creative investment. Virgo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 40, 22, 14 and 32.
COSMIC SPECIAL: THREE KINDS OF LOVE: (part 4 of 4) Perhaps the most expansive emotion that shows up in the texts of the ancient Greeks is the profound and powerful sort of love given by the gods to humanity. "Agape" is the word attributed to this unconditional adoration, a benevolent endowment that demands no reciprocation, is given to the deserving and undeserving alike without expectation of performance, payment or even acknowledgment. The ancient Greeks also referred to agape love between parents and children and between the philanthropic and mankind.
Agape love is like the rising ocean that carries all ships. It gives without losing and cannot be depleted. To commit oneself to acts of charity is to tap into an overwhelming energy of goodness and align with a divine spirit. The resulting "helper's high" is every bit as addictive as any feel-good substance with side effects that include an increased sense of hope, optimism and self-esteem.
In a modern sense, agape love is afforded in superhuman situations. To love one's enemy or to devote oneself to an ideal or give one's life for country would fall into the category of this higher octave of love.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Scorpio Goldie Hawn is a student of Eastern philosophy and has been an innovator in the field of education with her efforts to focus on methods of mindfulness. She even created a foundation to teach awareness and positive thinking to school children, improving student performance and morale. Mercury in Sagittarius indicates openness to foreign cultures and methods.
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