Doing good deeds makes both the doer and the receiver happy — but mostly the doer. The caveat is that the good deeds must be fresh and meaningful. With too much repetition of the same good deed, the kindness becomes just another chore sans the helper’s high. The Gemini moon inspires the sharing of something new and heartfelt.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Getting more information doesn’t always clear things up. When there’s little else to go on, you’ll use your intuition and instinct and get astounding results.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Because you have such a curious mind and a courageous spirit that makes you unafraid to follow your curiosity, your day will be made livelier by elements of mystery, glamour and illusion.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s more stressful to be in the middle of opposing forces than it is to be on either side of the battle. Your most peaceful option is to retreat as soon as possible to a safe and neutral territory.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). People who can’t connect with themselves also can’t connect with others. Try not to expect a deep connection with those who are ill-equipped and/or unable to make this happen.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s important to do things the right way. Take the time to read all of the instructions or the map before you start an endeavor. Any shortcut you attempt is apt to make things harder for you in the long run.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t mind it when your path is cluttered with one obstacle or another. You see this as training for tougher times. This is only making you stronger for later when it will matter most.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A surge of raw energy will help you tackle big and small jobs. Burning some of it off in exercise will bring favorable results to your mood. A Capricorn figures into your future good fortune.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A person with horrible and abundant problems will be most effective in distracting you from your own, which pale in comparison. Suddenly the world won’t seem so bad.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don’t you hate to get unsolicited advice? At least in today’s case it will be something useful, though you will have to dig deeper and interpret to figure out its use.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can’t be too nice today. But who deserves your niceness the most? When people violate the rules of civility, you are being nice to the general public by calling them out.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People who feel trapped are generally not as friendly as those who feel free. In other words, it’s easier to love your neighbor if you have something to do with the choice of where you live.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will address the “how” and the “why” of a problem, thoroughly going through the mechanics of each. The “why” will prove more important and will be crucial to the solution.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 25). Choose your next move carefully. The inspired action you take will help your family, but loveless labors aren’t worth the energy drain. You reinvent yourself in November and find a fresh income source. Reunions and new agreements happen in January. In February, you’ll focus on one talent and become an expert. Pisces and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 19, 33, 27 and 41.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “What do you have to say to a Taurus who is feeling lonely these days? All of my friends are married, and according to the rules of my workplace, I can’t fraternize with my colleagues. I’ve run out of time to socialize.”
Your imagination will be particularly muscular when your guiding planet, Venus, moves into Sagittarius on October 7, which is a good thing because most people lack imagination muscles. Ask your imagination to do some heavy lifting in the area of relationships. What would your ideal scenario look like? What do you think you would like in a companion? And while you’re at it, how about asking yourself how you would live if you were a truly self-sufficient person? That kind of scenario is the most attractive. A person who doesn’t emotionally lean on others can pick and choose from the best of the best.
November brings a chance to mix with new groups and follow the path of your fantasy life. These visions of a happier you are given to you with a golden ticket: the symbol of admittance to your dreams come true.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Life imitated art when a kid from West Philly starred in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and became a millionaire by the age of 20. With a winning smile and his megawatt personality, Will Smith turns every project he touches into gold. Smith’s natal sun, Mercury and Venus are placed in Libra, the sign of charm, art and cooperation. His moon and Neptune in Scorpio lends a rebellious edge.
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