Grace seems easy enough for a butterfly, but it’s implied levity and simple elegance is a near-impossible achievement to a messy, flawed, gravity-bound animal such as a human being. The Leo moon emboldens us to try for the illusion. With strength, it is possible to leap and land lightly. Disciplined practice allows for a sense of poise.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re hanging on to an arrangement until one outcome makes it all worthwhile. What would it take to be open-minded on the matter? There are other situations to fit your need and more ways than one to fulfill your aim.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ve sampled enough coping mechanisms to know that some ways of dealing with stress are better than others. It’s a worthwhile effort to rearrange things to make the superior methods the easiest and most readily available.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The problems you encounter are indicative of the current system. These results are showing you something. Every outcome can potentially be put to use to improve you. Nothing is a failure unless you see it as such.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Are you hungry or bored? Hunger is easily remedied with any sustenance. But boredom is a function of being trapped with options you do not prefer. To end boredom, more options must be freed up.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The exercise ethos “feel the burn” will apply in another context today. You put forth a great effort and get the clear, if uncomfortable, sensation that tells you this thing you’re doing is really making a difference.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The random events may seem to mean nothing on their own, but the pattern means everything. Keep track of what’s happening so you can spot the pattern, which will then become a kind of map you can use to plot and predict.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Are your expectations unreasonable? Opinions will vary, but perhaps it doesn’t matter in the least. As long as the expectation is somewhere in the realm of possibility, and someone is willing to meet it, it can come into being.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It won’t be important to agree with your partner on every little thing if the big things are fairly in line. So focus on getting agreement on the big ideas first. A lot of the disagreeable minutiae will become irrelevant and melt away.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Maybe you can sense that someone isn’t telling the truth. Keep it to yourself for now. Whether you do this out of kindness or strategy, it will be better for your overall plan. There’s nothing to gain from calling others out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In some key way, you are different from the others. Use this to your advantage. Your unique qualities give you a competitive edge if you see them as assets. Your friends are as much a source of help as you rivals are.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your expectation of yourself is higher than anything others are expecting from you. Maybe you shouldn’t relax your demands, but it’s good to be aware of how they fit the bigger picture. An accurate sense of scale is healthy.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may be restricted by well-meaning loved ones. They’re worried about what will happen when you grow and change. This subtle restriction should not be tolerated. Handle it now, while it is still of minor consequence.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 17). The reason you’re a wonderful leader is that you do not revel in the sense of control it affords you, rather you respect the responsibility of power and wield it for the betterment of the people you love. More highlights: a cherished love letter, an expansion of property and a slow and steady physical improvement. Virgo and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 12, 4, 44 and 17.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Grammy Award-winner Eminem was initially rejected by fellow rappers, adding fuel to his drive and forming a style that catapulted him to the top of the music charts. Discord is highly upsetting to Libras, who thrive in harmonious conditions. In the case of a difficult domestic scene and hard living conditions, Libra’s saving grace is the ability to turn the problem into artistic expression.
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