Your gut instinct is a primal part of you that’s remained true to its ancient origins. It serves the same function, the same way as it did for your prehistoric ancestors. This sensory system hasn’t evolved to debate and doubt itself, and for this reason you can trust it to give you information more pure than intellectual knowledge tends to be.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The reason for the endeavor of the day is best summed up in four words: It’s in your blood. You come by this particular drive honestly. In fact, it would be harder to resist than it is to follow through.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Cleaning a closet is like a trip to the museum filled with artifacts of historical meaning and aesthetic value, if not practical use. How (and whether!) to keep them all — that is the vexing question.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don’t be surprised if practical concerns take a back seat to what you really want. Desire disassembles your powers of prioritization. An unconscious part of you that’s much stronger than reason emerges to handle matters.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The plot twists; the action ramps up; and you rise to the occasion, doing what the situation calls for. Don’t be afraid of conflict. It will lift the energy like spice lifts the flavor of food.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re interested in people. You want to find out what they’re into, what they think about life and what their experience has been. People enjoy being around you because they feel seen and heard. They feel important.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Smart and funny — the characteristic combination of your favorite company. Those who bring humor to your world are the treasures of your day; your laughter is a celebration of them.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve been working on the same problem, but you’re ready for a new approach. Instead of treating the symptoms, you’ll go right to the source of the issue. An earth sign (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn) will be part of the remedy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You remain optimistic even when others aren’t. You’ll renew this optimism through the rituals you create and repeat. If you don’t already have a sanctuary to call your own, you’ll create one.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). No matter how life-changing a decision may seem, make it quick. Taking a lot of time for a decision won’t make it go any better and will in fact cause you to doubt your gut instinct, which is the purest one you have.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ve a talent for creating a picture in the mind of others. Your stories and descriptions will be like impressionistic paintings, giving the hint of basic forms and highlighting all the main colors without going into too much detail.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Don’t fall into the trap of doing too much, which ultimately causes digression. Undoing or redoing will only waste precious time. Thought for the day: Sometimes it’s enough to just be there.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’d rather own fewer things at a higher value than lay claim to heaps of mediocrity. The problem is, some junk tries to pass as high-quality. Be sure to look at things in a different light before you buy them. Also, keep receipts.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 16). Finally, you’ll obtain the material symbol of status and/or security you’ve long worked toward. It’s meaningful, mostly in that it lets you relax and enjoy your relationships. Love will come in many forms including friendly devotion, community, delight in family and a reverence for an animating universal force. Gemini and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 10, 40, 3 and 16.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Though he’s a world-renowned bassist, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers first played the drums, next the trumpet, and didn’t start the bass until the age of 17 when his friend asked him to join a band. Flea’s sun and Mercury in harmonious Libra indicate the perfect bandmate. Mars in theatrical Leo gives a showman’s edge whether he’s playing an arena or acting in movies.
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