The Philippine Star
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.