3 October, 2014, 12:00 am
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 3). Your life’s palate is craving new flavor, and there are a lot of recipes you have yet to try. The habit you develop over the next 10 weeks will not only help your self-esteem, but it will enhance a close relationship. November is for getting clear and concrete about your professional and personal goals. A mentor will help in December. Capricorn and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 3, 33, 25 and 17.
Moon of Visualization. Tomorrow, Mercury goes retrograde. The dreamy Aquarius moon will help us prepare by bolstering our powers of visualization. Can you imagine your life running as a well-oiled machine? Make it real in your mind, because seeing yourself succeed will help you overcome any obstacles that turn up during the retrograde.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Fearless courage isn’t courage; it’s foolishness. Real courage always has fear attached to it. Life is better when you make room in your mind for fear and excitement to exist simultaneously.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don’t have to pursue happiness — you were born with it. What you do have to do is protect it. Don’t let anyone encroach on your joy. If someone took your joy, go get it back.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The baby bird jumping out of a tree for the first time can be a hard thing to watch. A lot of awkwardness and risk go into learning to fly. Awkwardness and risk are essential parts of all beginnings.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You won’t get the power you seek, so don’t seek power. Go the other direction and let go instead, and you may just find that you suddenly have great influence over what happens.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your karma is pretty straightforward today: You give the best you have, and the best comes back to you. Tonight your soul will be fortified by a bit of wild beauty.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People’s perceptions of you will be distorted by their own programs. Their perspective will be severely limited, and so their approval or disapproval means nothing. Stand by your values without worrying about what anyone else thinks.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love your mistakes and lighten up. Who said you need to be right all of the time — or any of the time, for that matter? When you slip up, don’t agonize. Assess your new position and start from there.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Contemplation comes easily to you today, and you will mentally untie a knot that’s been keeping you bound to tired, unhappy ideas. What you once thought was inevitable now doesn’t seem so.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you’ve been holding on to an ugly little piece of regret, chuck it. Resolution will be painless. Declare that you did what you could and in the future you’ll do better. Then let it drop.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t need to battle your fear. Try befriending it instead. Fear keeps you safe. It heightens your perception and helps you correct your course when necessary.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You take pride in caring for others well. The skills you exhibit in accommodating others foretell that you will have no difficulty succeeding in life on a variety of fronts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Making the healthy choice may not change everything immediately, but your sense of self-worth will be strengthened each time your choices are aligned with your best self.