Mercury goes retrograde in the afternoon promising unexpected news on this U.S. Election Day. Sagittarius will continue the backward motion into Scorpio in a cycle that ends November 26th. Travel plans also will be affected, though perhaps not negatively. Look for better offers, and be ready to bail in favor of a better plan.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll get off to an excellent start, as the moon in your fellow fire sign adds fuel to your motivation. Make the most of the morning’s mental clarity by taking an hour to plan one of the more complex parts of your life.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Having a schedule and checking it several times throughout the day will help you stay on track. However, don’t be bound to this list of tasks. Important options will surface unexpectedly in the late afternoon.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As your guiding planet decides to travel backward, you start to work a problem with a different approach. You could very well figure this one out by the day’s end.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The dangerous temptation of electronic envy could be a problem now, as the glossy allure of other people’s digitally accessible “alleged” lives is only a click away. Keep in mind that much depends on the photographer.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The moon in your sign empowers your playful urges. It’s true that not everyone understands your sense of humor, but as long as the majority of people in the room “get it,” the others will go along for the ride.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As your guiding planet, Mercury, changes direction, messages could be misconstrued, lost or forgotten. Luckily, when something is really important to you, you’ll write it on your heart.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It is easy for you to accept what you cannot change. What’s hard is figuring out whether or not something falls into that category. Sometimes it looks like you have control when you really don’t.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Others only know you up to a certain point, and you will continue to protect your privacy so well that the majority of people don’t even realize there is more of you to know.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To overcome an obstacle is usually a commendable feat. But what if the obstacle was self-invented? In that case, conquering it is not only a feat; it’s also a duty.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your recuperative powers are strong. Also, you have the resourceful ability to make something new out of something old. At the very least, you’ll remember to recycle.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Not only do you pay lip service to your devotions; you prove your devotion in the way you schedule your time. Your strong attachment to home and family will be apparent in your lifestyle.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The amount of love you give is not always equal to the amount of love you receive from a particular individual. But your love always comes back from somewhere and in a multiplied form.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. You’ll be emboldened to take risks that weren’t options until now. This month brings a professional boost. Developments in your love life lead to December travel. You’ll use your resources to enhance your image in January. Your name goes into a hat in February, and if you want the opportunity, it’s yours. Leo and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 45, 1, 14, 34 and 26.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I recently found out that my girlfriend started seeing someone else. Yes, we were exclusive, and yes, she was cheating. When I saw who she was cheating with, the words ‘clown shoes’ came to mind. She says that if she’s forced to choose, she’s not sure who she’ll go with. I can’t believe she’s thinking of dumping me for a guy who doesn’t even have a job. When I asked her why she likes him, she said he’s fun. So I guess my question is: How can this Capricorn keep his super-hot Pisces girlfriend and quickly become more fun?”
First of all, become more fun for you, not for your super-hot girlfriend. Whatever you do for her sake at this point won’t work because she’s already lost respect for you; her infidelity is evidence of that. Your best bet is to break it off and then become “fun” on your own terms, developing your own interests and hobbies without regard to their possible impact on your romantic life. There are plenty of women who would appreciate the serious, ambitious, career-driven side of you, especially when it’s balanced with a healthy dose of play.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: It could be argued that gorgeous Scorpio actress Emma Stone is the new “it” girl, with a slew of movie projects in the works and a recent run of magazine covers cementing her status as the celebrity fashionista to watch. Her sun, Mercury and Pluto in magnetic Scorpio suggests a soulful, sensual allure, while her moon and Venus in artistic, intellectual Libra adds a friendly lightness to the mix.
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