2 October, 2014, 12:00 am
Mercury Retrograde Countdown
Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday, so this is the time to take advantage of his straight-shooting status. The practical Capricorn moon is rooting for you to say the piece of truth that will put your situation in a productive mode. Venus in Libra helps you do so with social grace and diplomacy.
ARIES (March 21-April 19).
You didn’t come to this realm of being because you were perfect and needed to save the others. Like everyone else here, you came to learn. Embrace imperfection and open yourself to the lesson.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20).
You’re not worried about what others think of you, but you do notice and feel their approval or disapproval. It’s fine if you don’t shake it off as quickly as you want to. That’s called being human.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
Having been offered unconditional acceptance, love and support at key times in your life, you now are able to give this to yourself. Consider yourself lucky. Not everyone is capable of self-nurturing.
CANCER (June 22-July 22).
Maybe you don’t need to improve yourself. Maybe what’s really needed is for you to discover yourself instead. Take a compassionate approach. Nothing drastic needs to happen today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
The old maxim suggests that often the cure is worse than the illness. That’s why it’s not always in your best interest to rush to solve the problem. Sometimes you should submit to the problem instead and see where that takes you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
You’re on purpose, dedicated to the cause and willing to work with the others even if it means you don’t get to win the prize on your own. What you accomplish as a group will be far more satisfying than any singular personal gain.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
This is the time to achieve a higher understanding of your circumstances, how they came to be and what your specific part is in this drama — or comedy, as the case may be.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).
So powerful is your drive to learn now that books will give you a thrill beyond what real life can allow you to experience. And you’ll soon find an application for the theoretical knowledge you pick up today.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
Your ideal partner may indeed share your dreams of achieving financial security and establishing a gracious home and family life — and yet this person is also fallible and in need of your forgiveness.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).
Deliver the message now. If you wait, it will only get harder. Besides, you have a way with words now, and your sincere delivery will make for a smooth interaction.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).
In every moment, you have a choice to do what’s automatic or what you know to be a better choice. It takes courage to veer from the familiar, and you have plenty of that now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).
You’ve been putting something off that really shouldn’t be put off any longer. Live the life you want to live now; otherwise, you’re abusing the present.