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SATUR­DAY, OC­TO­BER 13, 2018 A Lu­nar Cau­tion­ary Tale

When a need is real, it’s a se­ri­ous mat­ter. And even when it’s not quite real, it can feel se­ri­ous, which is a trap. We rarely need what we think we need. Mostly, we merely pre­fer a thing and then our mind gets to work on amp­ing up the stakes un­til we think we just won’t be the same with­out it -- a pat­tern high­lighted by the moon square Nep­tune.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You add a dash of hu­mor and stir in some charm. You’ll meet those with op­pos­ing views, but you’ll make your dif­fer­ences a moot point. It’s a lucky at­ti­tude, and it’s the rea­son you’re win­ning.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Small kind­nesses shown to loved ones in daily do­mes­tic set­tings are the mark of a gen­uinely lov­ing heart. Big ges­tures that the world can see might seem to mat­ter more, but re­ally they don’t.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The big­gest ob­sta­cle to true love is mis­taken iden­tity. It’s why you don’t as­sume to know who you’re deal­ing with. You’ve learned peo­ple aren’t al­ways who you want them to be. So you learn who they are, and love that per­son.

CAN­CER (June 22-July 22). Your stan­dards are high, and you’ll have to put in many hours to bring the vi­sion alive. This has not stopped you from be­ing a play­ful per­son. Your cre­ativ­ity will shine.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you love to learn, some­times you just wish you could get the skills and in­for­ma­tion you need a lot faster. Maybe you can. Bet­ter meth­ods are out there. In­ves­ti­gate.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The ideas just keep com­ing! This in­spi­ra­tion will con­tinue all through the week­end. One cau­tion -- be­fore you go pub­lic with your brain­chil­dren, dou­ble check to be sure that you are their ac­tual, orig­i­nal par­ent.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Get­ting what you wish for -- that’s tricky busi­ness. Pay at­ten­tion to all that hap­pens dur­ing and im­me­di­ately af­ter you’re hold­ing what you want. What’s the feel­ing in your gut say­ing?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Though you can’t han­dle ev­ery piece of minu­tia about life, you still need to give the im­pres­sion that you’re look­ing out for your own in­ter­ests. Any­one do­ing this for you will be less in­vested in the out­come than you are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have the power to take hold of your rou­tine and shake it up. The ben­e­fit to this (even if you only do it for a day or a few hours) is that you’ll see a way to save your­self some trou­ble and time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you may like what you’re do­ing, this is the mo­ment to think about the projects you’d like to be in­volved in. Fan­ta­size! What if you could re­ally do any­thing? The ex­er­cise will im­prove next week’s mood and flow.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You like know­ing that you have a sup­port sys­tem and friends that stand be­hind you. How­ever, you don’t ac­tu­ally want them to do this when you don’t need it. Don’t feel guilty about need­ing your space right now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You feel some­how health­ier and more full of life around a cer­tain per­son. That’s be­cause you ac­tu­ally are. Good re­la­tion­ships change you phys­i­cally for the bet­ter.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAY (Oct. 13). You’ll im­press a VIP this year, and that very im­por­tant per­son is you. Re­ally, when you look back 12 months from now, you’ll be as­tounded at your for­ti­tude. High­lights in­clude a risky power play that pays off, a new hobby that grows your mind and a pub­li­ca­tion or pub­lic ap­pear­ance that helps your ca­reer. Scorpio and Aries adore you. Your lucky num­bers are: 5, 33, 29, 22 and 15.

AS­TRO­LOG­I­CAL QUES­TIONS: “Do you be­lieve in af­fir­ma­tions? What are they ex­actly? Do they work? If so, what af­fir­ma­tions will help an Aries like me?”

Af­fir­ma­tions are a style of self-talk used as a com­mu­ni­ca­tion bridge be­tween the con­scious mind and the sub­con­scious. The goal of af­fir­ma­tions is to im­press the sub­con­scious mind with the mes­sages it would need to be­lieve to achieve a de­sired re­sult. Whether af­fir­ma­tions work or not de­pends largely on whether you be­lieve they will, as well as the in­ten­sity and fre­quency in which they are used. The three times of day that pack the most power into your af­fir­ma­tions are be­fore you fall asleep, right af­ter you wake up and dur­ing med­i­ta­tion. An ef­fec­tive af­fir­ma­tion for Aries will change as your needs and cir­cum­stances change. Find­ing the best af­fir­ma­tion for the mo­ment is as easy as nam­ing your most press­ing prob­lem or dis­sat­is­fac­tion within your­self and cre­at­ing an af­fir­ma­tion to coun­ter­act it. For in­stance, if you, like many Aries, are work­ing too hard and stressed out, a good af­fir­ma­tion might be “I only take on what I can com­fort­ably, hap­pily han­dle,” or “I have a light heart and laugh of­ten” or “My per­spec­tive keeps me pos­i­tive.”

CELEBRITY PRO­FILES: Mu­sic le­gend and 12-time Grammy win­ner Paul Si­mon has an­nounced his retirement from tour­ing, but he has said he an­tic­i­pates the oc­ca­sional per­form­ing ap­pear­ance, es­pe­cially to raise money for char­i­ties that ben­e­fit eco­log­i­cal causes. Si­mon was born when the sun was in har­mo­nious Libra and the moon was in soul­ful Can­cer.

SUN­DAY, OCTBER 14, 2018 Capricorn Moon and Power

Who is the au­thor­ity in your life? You... even though it doesn’t al­ways feel that way. This Capricorn moon al­lows for greater un­der­stand­ing of the power struc­tures erected in a life, specif­i­cally which “beams” are re­ally hold­ing things up, and which are merely cos­metic. Change is com­ing and this in­for­ma­tion will be cru­cial in the re­build.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll have the de­sire and the means to im­prove. The “means” does not al­ways have to be money. Where the fi­nan­cial part of it falls short, ideas will bridge the gap.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Telling tends to con­trol con­ver­sa­tion whereas ask­ing ques­tions tends to open con­ver­sa­tion up to a flow of ideas. To­day, you’ll ask a par­tic­u­larly good ques­tion and it will change ev­ery­thing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s en­ergy afoot, giddy, mis­chievous, fear­less... and it’s sure to bring some fun into your world. Some­one who loves you also loves that you get into these kinds of moods.

CAN­CER (June 22-July 22). Some­thing isn’t work­ing. An up­grade will fix it, and there will be many op­tions to con­sider. As long as you’re think­ing im­prove­ment, you may as well think out­ra­geous, ex­treme makeover.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be in­vited to join a small group of de­ci­sion-mak­ers. What hap­pens in the room will be im­por­tant, so pre­pare your­self be­fore­hand. Do what you need to do to be­come cen­tered, calm and col­lected.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re so full of ideas that it would be easy to over­whelm peo­ple with too much in­for­ma­tion or too many ideas and sug­ges­tions. Write all your ideas down and save them. Share only a few to­day -- just enough to get things started.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Groups have mis­sions and or­ga­ni­za­tional pri­or­i­ties that of­ten go un­stated. They may even be un­con­scious, but they ex­ist. Look for them. It’s a good day to ask your­self, “What is this group re­ally about? And, am I about that, too?”

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be tempt­ing to stick to a delu­sion. It is, af­ter all, the way you’d pre­fer things to be. But you’re ready and will­ing to let go of all that in or­der to see the truth of a mat­ter.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s some­thing you re­ally wanted for your­self but you thought you didn’t have the time. That turns out not to be true. There’s a way to re­ar­range your life and make this work.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be look­ing ahead with the re­al­iza­tion that there’s still quite a lot you’d like to ac­com­plish by the end of the year. This has a way of or­ga­niz­ing your mind. Pri­or­i­ties will nat­u­rally shuf­fle into good or­der.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A group that’s too fa­mil­iar will in­evitably be a bit dull. It’s time for an in­fu­sion of new blood. You’re the best one to do this be­cause you have a knack for mix­ing and match­ing peo­ple right now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Peo­ple crave a story that makes sense and comes to them fully formed. They will usu­ally pre­fer this to be­ing pre­sented with a num­ber of ran­dom truths that they have to fig­ure out what to do with.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAY (Oct. 14). A stroke of luck at the top of this so­lar re­turn -- you stum­ble on some­thing you feel you were meant to do and the pas­sion con­tin­ues for years to come. More ex­cite­ment: a won­der­filled visit that alters your world view, an en­dow­ment to ap­ply to your new in­ter­est and an al­liance that changes your work pic­ture. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky num­bers are: 8, 40, 4, 28 and 17.

FORE­CAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Mer­cury poses a rid­dle: What is more valu­able than gold, more elu­sive than rain­bows and more mag­i­cal and myth­i­cal than uni­corn tears? An­swer: the right words. The right words can open doors, hearts, minds, maybe even the heavens. The right words can close gaps be­tween peo­ple, lever­age an in­di­vid­ual out of a jam, change the tra­jec­tory of na­tions. While it may be true that lan­guage is im­per­fect, ev­er­chang­ing and per­haps at best a very loose rep­re­sen­ta­tion of our feel­ings, sen­sa­tions, ob­ser­va­tions and needs, it may also be true that it’s among the top pow­er­ful tools we as hu­mans pos­sess... if we can only find the right words.

Mer­cury the mes­sen­ger helps with that quest, kick­ing it off with a con­junc­tion to Venus that gets com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­ten­tion lined up as neatly as pos­si­ble. Brevity will be key. While say­ing more may give greater breadth to a mes­sage, it will also dis­perse its power. Say less and you’re more likely to be lis­tened to. Make your mes­sages user-friendly. Give the lis­tener a win off the bat.

Fri­day, Mars gets in­volved, prob­a­bly un­com­fort­ably so. It wouldn’t hurt to seek skills of con­flict res­o­lu­tion. Those who know how to de-es­ca­late heated in­ter­ac­tions could save the day.

CELEBRITY PRO­FILES: Af­ter a long string of play­ing lit­er­ary hero­ines, Mia Wasikowska seeks va­ri­ety with a film sched­ule that in­cludes a movie about pup­peteers, a heart-wrench­ing drama with Kate Winslet and Su­san Saran­don and a bizarre hor­ror flick. Wasikowska was born when the sun, Mer­cury and Mars were all in artis­tic Libra. The moon and Venus in fire signs brings pas­sion to the cos­mic blueprint.

Write Hol­i­day Mathis at Hol­i­day­mathis@gmail.com. COPY­RIGHT 2018 CRE­ATORS.COM

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