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SCOR­PIO 23 OCT – 21 NOV. A pro­nounced cu­rios­ity about taboos and mys­ter­ies plays a greater part in your life now. Your mind is on cut­ting through the nonessen­tials and pen­e­trat­ing to the core of any sit­u­a­tion you may find. This may mean you are read­ing in­struc­tions on how to put to­gether an easy-to-as­sem­ble prod­uct. Sex, taxes, in­vest­ments and life’s other most com­pelling phe­nom­ena may cap­ti­vate your in­ter­est more than ever. You are de­ter­mined to be­come more or­ga­nized and in­formed so that when tax time comes next year, you will be able to get through it quickly! For those of you who are not mar­ried–you may be­come more in­ter­ested in find­ing that per­fect mate. The search for a mate and marriage in par­tic­u­lar are cru­cial for you–you are driven.


In­for­ma­tion that you have been ex­am­in­ing and think­ing about will now be­gin to take shape and prove use­ful to you. This is a time of ac­tion and em­bark­ing on new pro­jects. A grow­ing sense of di­rec­tion and self-worth will find you reach­ing out and es­tab­lish­ing your­self. Cir­cum­stances can throw you into po­si­tions where you must use your mind and deal with com­mu­ni­ca­tions, ser­vice or en­closed hid­den in­ter­ests. You may deal with education, psy­chol­ogy, spir­i­tual en­light­en­ment or teach­ing prin­ci­ples and tech­niques. Net­work­ing this af­ter­noon may turn up some valu­able op­por­tu­ni­ties. Get on the phone and start di­al­ing your col­leagues and as­so­ciates. Let them know your ideas. Be pa­tient–the uni­ver­sal en­er­gies are about to turn the cor­ner to fa­vor you.


There is a feel­ing of be­ing at peace and sta­ble on the emo­tional level at this time. Sta­bil­ity and per­ma­nence sat­isfy a deep emo­tional need. Mu­sic is likely to play a more im­por­tant role now. A pe­riod of ma­te­rial ac­qui­si­tion can sat­isfy a deep yearn­ing to be free from want. You have ques­tions to­day that are on an emo­tional level. You have needs but you seem to have trou­ble get­ting oth­ers to re­spond. Be­cause you ap­pear so self-suf­fi­cient, oth­ers may find it very dif­fi­cult to imag­ine that you might need love and at­ten­tion. A new hobby fas­ci­nates you. You en­joy ex­press­ing your­self cre­atively–in­tel­lec­tu­ally, the peo­ple who share your in­ter­est are com­pat­i­ble friends. Plan to en­joy a lit­tle quiet time with a loved one tonight.


Your home en­vi­ron­ment, friends and sur­round­ings in gen­eral get at­ten­tion to­day. You could be work­ing on a picture al­bum or scrap­book, or shuf­fling keep­sakes into a more or­ga­nized place. You feel that your life is bal­anced and you keep your­self busy try­ing to keep it that way. You are wise to make notes for the chores or jobs you will want to com­plete later. This will keep you from be­com­ing dis­tracted. You could gain from young peo­ple this af­ter­noon. These young peo­ple have lists of their own to com­plete and you may be able to help guide them. You may spend time to con­sider the food and gifts to be pur­chased dur­ing this win­ter sea­son–a plan will help you econ­o­mize. To­day you can work out a fam­ily bud­get that is agree­able to all. PISCES 19 FEB – 20 MAR To­day you will be able to tackle tasks that re­quire real dis­ci­pline or or­ga­ni­za­tion. You will find your­self in a very prac­ti­cal mood–work­ing with, in­stead of against, your­self. You may have some se­ri­ous or con­tem­pla­tive mo­ments. There is a yearn­ing for ad­ven­ture and far hori­zons or to just have fun; you re­main stead­fast in your de­ter­mi­na­tion to fin­ish what­ever project you start. Travel may be in or­der soon so pull out the pa­tient side of you as the op­por­tu­ni­ties will come to you soon. This evening you may find your­self in a po­etic mood. You are able to put your dreams and ideals into words and com­mu­ni­cate them through speak­ing and writ­ing. Your whole men­tal en­vi­ron­ment takes on an al­most oth­er­worldly hue at this time. Your per­sonal goals are in sight.


An emo­tional be­gin­ning, a fresh start, per­haps the es­tab­lish­ment of a new re­la­tion­ship or new pat­terns of liv­ing is com­ing up for you now. Your con­ver­sa­tions to­day are full of quick an­swers, great wit and a sur­plus of in­sights and so­lu­tions. This is a won­der­ful time to write and com­mu­ni­cate with real orig­i­nal­ity. In­ven­tions and break­throughs are pos­si­ble. Com­plet­ing a short story and sub­mit­ting it to be pub­lished can be ac­com­plished to­day. You may be sought after for your ad­vice re­gard­ing very per­sonal is­sues. You will be able to be un­der­stand­ing and han­dle this very volatile ma­te­rial. Mu­sic, spir­i­tu­ally filled vi­sions, clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion with oth­ers all go to­ward mak­ing this a very nice day and one filled with re­newed ap­pre­ci­a­tion.


You find your­self at your most imag­i­na­tive, at least when it comes to ideas and thoughts. To­day you will have an op­por­tu­nity to rise above the ev­ery­day thoughts and soar into more cos­mic mus­ings. Li­braries, mu­se­ums and per­haps art shows–all have a par­tic­u­lar ap­peal for you just now. You have a de­sire to ex­plore all kinds of new hori­zons. Travel, education and other ways to stretch your hori­zons will open new doors of op­por­tu­nity. Re­li­gious, philo­soph­i­cal and cul­tural mat­ters are likely to have spe­cial ap­peal for you; trans­mit­ting ideas on a broad scale brings gain. This is a time in your life where you will be able to en­joy those that sup­port you, as well as the ac­com­plish­ments you have achieved.


You may find the need to be per­sua­sive to­day. You are able to be most suc­cess­ful in this en­deavor. A good con­ver­sa­tion with those you love is pos­si­ble. Sym­pa­thy and un­der­stand­ing are emo­tional qual­i­ties that take on greater im­por­tance. It’s wis­dom, not knowl­edge, that counts now. Com­ing to grips with the past or get­ting in touch with the mys­ti­cal and the spir­i­tual are the things that give you a sense of com­plete­ness. There is time to­day to have a lit­tle pri­vate con­ver­sa­tion with some­one you love. Gen­eral good feel­ings and a sense of sup­port and har­mony makes this a happy time. Your home en­vi­ron­ment, friends and sur­round­ings in gen­eral be­come sim­pli­fied and re­ceive en­cour­age­ment. Young peo­ple have a lot to teach you this weekend. CAN­CER 22 JUN – 22 JUL This morn­ing is a good time to de­vote time and en­ergy to com­plet­ing some cre­ative project. Take a sur­vey of your prop­erty now– draw up a plan for a spring plant­ing. Ro­man­tic and so­cial re­la­tion­ships are apt to be in a state of change; re­spond to the chal­lenge and es­tab­lish new di­rec­tions and you will stave off those feel­ings of dis­sat­is­fac­tion. Feel good about your­self. This is a great day to par­take in self-im­prove­ment ac­tiv­i­ties. Start with a new hair­style or out­fit. Your sup­port sys­tem is be­com­ing more se­cure. You are able to dis­pense with some of the unessen­tial and de­velop what is most ba­sic in your en­vi­ron­ment. You en­cour­age bet­ter sup­port. Friends find you most caring and in a lis­ten­ing mood. Many things give you con­fi­dence about the fu­ture.

LEO 23 JUL – 22 AUG

Mak­ing a good im­pres­sion and put­ting your best foot for­ward take on a greater im­por­tance as a new cy­cle gets un­der­way in your life now. Ap­pear­ances and style may count more than sub­stance. Ro­mance, the arts and life’s other plea­sures seem to take cen­ter stage. There is a pro­nounced cu­rios­ity about taboos and mys­ter­ies in which you may soon be­come quite in­ter­ested. You could feel great sup­port from those around you, or cir­cum­stances could dic­tate your tak­ing ac­tion–you feel healthy and nat­u­ral. Per­haps you will plan to at­tend or cre­ate a trea­sure hunt where your friends and you search for trea­sure. Ev­ery­thing points to your tak­ing the first steps in a cre­ative di­rec­tion. Fun ac­tiv­ity with oth­ers is the ba­sic idea for the af­ter­noon and evening.


Sup­port­ing your friends and ideals–maybe even strug­gling with them–comes into the picture now. This may in­volve quite a bit of vol­un­teer ser­vice. You are ac­tively in­volved on a so­cial level, tak­ing a big­ger part in col­lec­tive events. You have lit­tle pa­tience for peo­ple who do not live up to their prin­ci­ples. Broad­en­ing your in­tel­lec­tual and spir­i­tual hori­zons takes on a high pri­or­ity now. You are in­tent on see­ing the big picture and get­ting to the point. Be­ing in touch with ideas and peo­ple on a grand scale keeps your mind busy. The study of psy­chol­ogy or self-help tools may be help­ful in un­der­stand­ing or aid­ing oth­ers. You feel a love of or­der and law–an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and duty. Prob­lems are seen as lessons, rather than ob­sta­cles.

LI­BRA 23 SEP – 22 OCT

Close re­la­tion­ships and other ties be­tween peo­ple be­come a fo­cus for much of your en­ergy. New part­ner­ships are en­tered into and old ones are re­newed or else they are left be­hind. A part­ner­ship can raise high hopes and give your spir­its a boost. Peo­ple close to you are op­ti­mistic and have good prospects. You may find your­self an­a­lyz­ing your life sit­u­a­tion and sur­round­ings. You could find your­self giv­ing ad­vice to some­one–per­haps a young per­son–con­cern­ing a fish­ing, camp­ing or sur­vival trip you par­tic­i­pated in lately. Con­ver­sa­tions of an in­spir­ing kind may be in or­der with young peo­ple or oth­ers around you. This is a good time to re­view the so­cial scene. There is a re­newed per­cep­tion of com­mit­ment that could lead to marriage or some form of yoga.

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