It's not that each blade of grass has a place in the sway of the wind. The grass grows as grass does, and the wind blows as wind does, and the effect is a perfectly ordered dance. Oh, to be a part of something natural and effortless! But people's rigid minds won't let them move with the sway. The Pisces moon lends flexibility of mind and spirit.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just because you can read the signs doesn't mean you will follow them. They seem geared toward guiding you down the conventional route. But that's not the only way. You'll be in the mood to explore and find your own way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The struggle is between you and you today. If you're too strict with yourself, you'll rebel and do nothing. So be gentle. Praise and encourage yourself. You're doing so much that's right.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The people around you may heartily agree, but it's time to take your idea wider, keeping in mind that there are those in the world at large who believe much, much differently from the way you do.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Clear the air in these last days of the year so you can go into 2018 without baggage. Argue and persuade if you must, but ultimately it's negotiation and a fair compromise that will serve you best.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Regarding a rocky relationship: There's so much that's possible here, so don't give up unless you're truly unwilling to do things differently. Change can still happen.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're disarming, and you'll be in the perfect company to exercise your charms. There are those who really need to drop their defenses! They'll be much better for knowing you today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Today, if you were a bird, you'd be a peacock. You have some colorful stuff to strut! And since birds of a feather flock together, you may be a part of a truly impressive show and tell.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll have to call up some powers of diplomacy to deal deftly with the group today. These guys aren't going to get along unless there's someone in the middle to buffer the conversation. That person is you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Look on the bright side — not directly into the sun though, or you'll damage your eyesight. The bright side isn't the extreme positive. It's a light filtered through the clouds, trees, buildings and people that exist in the real world.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have something on your mind, but it's not like your mind is "consumed" by this. Yours is a strong intention. This is better for you now, as it leaves room to work with what others want. Oblivious ambition is dangerous.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some say you should master your thoughts to master your actions, but this isn't always the order that works. Your thoughts can be feral and powerful as wild horses, but do things differently and your thoughts will calm down.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Circumstances don't define you. Circumstances are opportunities. What defines you is always your reaction to these opportunities. Really good things can come out of less than ideal situations.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 22). Three weeks of luck will change your mind. Your needs are met but this only satisfies you if the ones around you are doing well too. You'll dedicate yourself to bringing up the whole group. This quest makes your life great — even magical. January brings an exciting discovery. Loved ones surprise and delight you. Virgo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 33, 37, 1 and 26.
NEW SEASON SUPERPOWER: PART ONE OF TWO: Each sign has unique talents, tricks, mystifying qualities and secret strengths. Which of those talents will the planets help you magnify to heroic proportions as we follow the Capricorn sun into the new year? ARIES: Strategy. You see projects as games, and you think up winning tactics that others wouldn't come up with in a million years. You also organize and lead others with ease. TAURUS: Camouflage. You adapt and blend in with your surroundings, disarming others. They reveal their true selves to you right away, giving you an advantage. GEMINI: Mastermind. When you need to you make your intellect the master of your emotions, this skill helps you manifest your goals quickly by willfully channeling passionate energy toward them. CANCER: Surfing Thought Waves. The collective unconscious is always available to you, and you know how to tap into it. You ride out the creative ideas, catching them at the right moment and taking them as far as you can. LEO: Forecasting. You peek into the future and know the outcome, which allows you to work backward in the decision-making process. VIRGO: Empathy. You can walk in the other person's shoes. Knowing what others need and want gives you tremendous influence.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Animal adventurer Martin Kratt and his brother Chris Kratt introduce children to remote wonders of the natural world with educational animal shows, such as "Zoboomafoo" and "Wild Kratts." Kratt was born when the sun and moon were in challenge-loving Capricorn and Mercury was in worldly Sagittarius. Kratt has Venus and Mars are in Aquarius, the sign of philanthropy and contribution.
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