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So­lar Square of Wis­dom The babes who have yet to learn the bias of the world have as much wis­dom as the sages, if not more, but this goes away once as­sim­i­la­tion takes place. Af­ter that, be­com­ing wise is a mat­ter of both learn­ing and un­learn­ing. The sun/Pluto square high­lights wis­dom choices: what to ac­cept and ig­nore, what to learn and what to for­get.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s a place in your heart that is only filled by one per­son. It’s like that per­son made your heart soft and then sunk into that soft­ness leav­ing an im­pres­sion that ev­ery­thing else formed around. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To­day has the po­ten­tial to be­come quite a ride due to one word with three lit­tle let­ters. “Yes” is the ticket that takes you up, down and all around the loop-de-loop, adren­a­line in­cluded in the price of ad­mis­sion. GEM­INI (May 21-June 21). En­thu­si­asm is a tal­ent. Be­ing able to get

be­hind peo­ple and give them sup­port, en­cour­age­ment and mo­ti­va­tion is no small abil­ity. In fact, it’s the top skill that mat­ters to­day. CAN­CER (June 22-July 22). Com­edy, magic, sales, love... so much can be ac­com­plished with a thought­ful and well­paced pre­sen­ta­tion. Pay at­ten­tion to the or­der of things, what to re­veal and when to do it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There will be those who mis­tak­enly think that re­spect is ob­tained through dis­plays of dom­i­nance, but mak­ing peo­ple afraid doesn’t earn their al­le­giance. Ul­ti­mately, peo­ple re­spect and serve those who re­spect and serve them. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If there’s a way to make the ex­change or process any sim­pler, you’ll fig­ure it out and end up help­ing ev­ery­one ef­fi­ciently ap­ply time and re­sources. LI­BRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s an art to be­ing the boss. Any­one can or­der

peo­ple around. An ef­fec­tive del­e­ga­tor asks the right per­son and makes a fair ex­change that will ben­e­fit all.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Fun chal­lenge: Some­thing you used to be able to man­age with your hands tied be­hind your back has now grown more pow­er­ful and slipped out of your con­trol. As­sess what you do have con­trol over and go from there. SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Un­like auto in­surance, life doesn’t give you a dis­count for be­ing a safe driver. In fact, you may pay more for be­ing risk-averse. So take a chance to­day. It will be good for your pock­et­book.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Writ­ing things out by hand is the way to make them a part of your mem­ory, your thought process and even your be­hav­ior and heart. Take ad­van­tage of the magic of hand­writ­ing to re­in­force your deep­est wishes.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be sur­prised, stunned even, by to­day’s twist, which will in­clude you en­joy­ing some­thing you never thought you would or lik­ing some­one with whom you don’t agree.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When dis­agree­ments hurt dis­pro­por­tion­ately to the sever­ity of the is­sue at hand, some­thing deeper is go­ing on. The cause of pain is not the thing hap­pen­ing in the mo­ment but the phan­tom pain of a his­toric wound.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAY (Oct. 14). You’ll move for­ward when you feel like it and when you don’t. When you’re shak­ing in your boots, you’ll march on. What was scary will be­come the new nor­mal, and you’ll en­joy a more ex­pan­sive ver­sion of your day to day. You’ll be ex­traor­di­nar­ily gen­er­ous, too, and the more you share, the bet­ter off you’ll be. Leo and Sagittariu­s adore you. Your lucky num­bers are: 23, 10, 34, 17 and 18. HAL­LOWEEN PAN­THEON: SU­PER­HEROES: Hal­loween gives us a chance to tap into an al­ter ego. Tra­di­tion­ally, the tap goes into fear and sup­pres­sion, as in mon­strous char­ac­ters that ter­rify, char­ac­ters that al­low for silli­ness and play­ful­ness dif­fer­ent from what we’d al­low in a typ­i­cal day, or per­haps a much sex­ier ver­sion of what would usu­ally be ap­pro­pri­ate. Or, the tap can go in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion, em­brac­ing more as­pi­ra­tional qual­i­ties.

Con­sider the su­per­hero, the em­bod­i­ment of a higher-than-hu­man be­ing in ev­ery way: stronger, faster, smarter and made of un­shake­able moral fiber. With the box of­fice dom­i­nance of Mar­vel and DC char­ac­ters, as well as a num­ber of pop­u­lar su­per­hero-based tele­vi­sion se­ries in the zeit­geist, the cos­tume pa­rades are well-stocked with X-men, Won­der­women and enough Guardians to keep the gal­axy safe for a long while.

One’s choice in su­per­hero can speak vol­umes about the qual­i­ties one might like to grow. Of­ten a per­son is un­con­sciously drawn to a par­tic­u­lar char­ac­ter out of a sense of res­o­nance. The hero in­side matches up in some way to, say, the re­source­ful­ness of Iron­man, the right­eous vengeance of the Hulk or the war­rior spirit of Won­der­woman. In any case, the su­per­hero cos­tume choice has some­thing to re­veal about our hid­den tal­ents and po­ten­tial great­ness.

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