Scorpio/Scorpio Rising* (Oct 23-Nov 21): Old wives' tales speak to the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds being thinnest during your time of birth. Day of the Dead, Allhallows Eve and Samhain have their roots in this concept. Take your penetrating gaze and your long silences. That's enough to make us think you've got ghostly (or is it ghastly?) support. The current planetary lineup conspires to get you to be more upfront about why you go around provoking anybody you can. Let down a guard or two. This weekend, your soul's force will center on integrating the spirit of past pleasures with present ones. Return to the scene where orgasms abounded without guilt, shame or judgment. Imagine several more scenes. The thin veil? It can give you great subtlety of expression of any variety, from the profane to the sublime.
Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising* (Nov 22-Dec 19): Body language and hand gestures work well for you, sometimes better than verbalizing what you want or need. Lao-tzu said, "Truth, that can be expressed in words, can never be eternal truth." That's eternal, timeless, and hopefully continuing to be outside of the auspices of organized religion. Let's face it. The last 2,000 years, persons enraptured with their connection to a higher being usually had to leave their daily lives and join a sequestered society, monasteries and convents. Your sign is made to search for life's true and long-lasting meaning. With inspirational Mars blazing his way through Leo, your need for life's ultimate wisdom has rarely been so necessary. Your truths come through your relationships, more importantly, what is not being said. It is more of a feeling, look or tone that communicates those more perfect unions.
Capricorn/Capricorn Rising* (Dec 21-Jan 19): You can enjoy your own company too much. In your solitude, you easily traverse the line between melancholy and depression. Let the Librans (October born) challenge your curmudgeonly ways. However, when there's fun to be had, gather up with a Taurus (May) or Leo (August). In fact, Taurus folks were born to help you slow down to smell roses and to suspend counting beans. Leos brighten your day, when they focus their sunny dispositions your way. But when you both want control, then fun visits another country. Have you ever had someone read to you as you get a pedicure? Combine a practical makeover with a creative and pleasure activity. In this way, you can appease the workaholic side that easily feels guilt with the earthy side that wants more.
Aquarius/Aquarius Rising*(Jan 20-Feb 19): Occupy Wall Street has your sign's name all over it. A decentralized revolution without a leader but based on ideals, OWS is more of a reformation and spotlight on the shortcoming of our nation's manner of treating those who markedly have less. Like the people of India who stood up to the 6,000 British with Gandhi, and Dr. King's use of nonviolence from that movement more than 50 years ago, the truth outs. Satyagraha is a Sanskrit term that loosely translates into truth, soul and force. Except that the force does not come from the 2nd Amendment. In your own personal life, you're looking for the truth, soul and force. You want to move those folks around you who have taken a rigid position on your ideals, getting them to think in a whole new manner.
Pisces/Pisces Rising (Feb 18-Mar 20): Shot like an arrow into your heart. Fortunately, the arrow wasn't poisoned, unless you call "blunt truth" poison. Your ruling planet, Neptune, has been retrograde since June 3. In another week, he'll turn around for the last time in Aquarius. Being your next-door sign, the water bearer holds some objective truths regarding your well-known self-destructiveness. However, with a little help from your friends, you have one of the best outlooks to get your life back on track, as it were. But you must, simply must, tell the whole truth about the mess you've allowed yourself to create. No self-delusion accepted. You can count on a Neptune slowdown to bring dreams to the surface. Like charity, self-acceptance begins at home. So what are some of your desires that would make a repressed person blush? Get to the source of what you feel is missing and what the desire wants you to fulfill. Honestly, life gets better with much less self-destructiveness.
Aries/Aries Rising* (Mar 21-Apr 19): You need a marrow transplant for your funny bone. Too much stress is created and drama displayed whenever you take everything personally. Yes, you are to use the present moment as your power base, loving to walk through life with minimal concern for the future. However Sagittarians and Aquarians enjoy long-range planning, it can be popular with other signs, too. There's no conspiracy to get you to feel less joy. Now that we have that settled, who'd be the best marrow donor? Need a comedic movie marathon? Need to volunteer at a hospital in the pediatric ward? We are coming up on the holiday that's all about gratitude, which is the catalytic building block for joy. With joy comes humor.
Taurus/Taurus Rising* (Apr 20-May 21): Paradise lost is worth grief. The next 10 years, we have Pluto (power) in Capricorn (management). Pluto also connects each person to his or her own internal morality play of what gives the soul a sense of emotional security. The planet is "Under New Management." Your role is to regain paradise, but from a position of truth and clarity, not smoke-and-mirrors delusion that some oft planet deity is going to bring us up in rapturous delight. We've made our mess, now collectively we must clean it up. Your raucous sense of humor, willingness to enjoy the physical world and realistic touch can help us become better people to each other. The "new management" is the collective and mutual responsibility we must develop for one another. While Aquarius networks and brings diverse folks together, your responsibility is to the land. Like John Lennon's Imagine ... what if there were no possessions/I wonder if you could try. Well, some possessions are not worth what they used to be ... how do we get along then? New management needs your unflappable, straightforward nature to help bridge a gap over the chaos that's sure to come ...
Gemini/Gemini Rising* (May 21-Jun 20): Father Saturn has been demanding that you demonstrate your personal love (sometimes it's erotic, sometimes it's not). In addition, he wants tasks completed, love expressed, creativity deepened. You can improvise as long as you take responsibility for what comes out of your mouth. Words can wound. Left unseen and untended to, words can easily become sharp psychic energy of the porcupine kind. Their barbs, while not poisonous, stay under the skin and cause pain. Begin to talk to us regarding what help you need to complete your work. You're in an incredible cycle to finish certain projects begun almost two years ago. But you are not to take on too much, speak snarkily and then act like we must come to your aid at the 11th hour. You're a better person than that. Again, if it's love that you want, soften up. Be receptive enough for its radiance to enter into you.
Cancer/Cancer Rising* (Jun 21-July 21): You have to access what your spiritual worth is. Take apart what you think your bank account represents in terms of security. Jupiter expands your future through networking, joining professional organizations and seeing brighter days. These sunnier days require a rapt attention to detail without becoming obsessed on every little thing. Sounds paradoxical? Most spiritual truths are. Casting bread onto the waters should not bring you more bread ... but it does. While Jupiter opens up your world to possibilities, Saturn ensures that you work for them. Mr. Economy wants you to set up a base of operations where you feel safe and secure, lest you become phobic and hard to reach. Inner (spiritual) work can be difficult to measure, but you know you're improving when you concentrate on the moments directly in front of you.
Leo/Leo Rising* (July 22-Aug 22): Seeking individual spirit seeking another. Spirit wants to show you exotic locales, food and play. Oh, you are lovely and irresistible. It seems as if we want to do your bidding. With the planet of love (Venus) and communication (Mercury) walking together in fiery fun directing Sagittarius, the world can be your playground. I see monkey bars, swings and other delightful toys in your future. Stop the joy you save may be your own. When given too much, you can begin to feel you're entitled to such exceptional bliss. Expectations are the death knell to your shared joy; openhearted acceptance to what's given fuels it.
Virgo/Virgo Rising* (Aug 22-Sept 22): Having any fun yet? Well, it comes down to how you're behaving at home. What are you missing there? Have you been considering a luxury item, but won't allow yourself to buy it? If single, your best seductions will occur on your home turf. If coupled, your best seductions will occur on your home turf. Your mind has to become focused on what you can have for you to show the type of happiness you know is possible. Your life's joy cannot be found through only work. There must be those with whom you can share your most intimate thoughts, those you trust. There's no need to harshly judge those in your past. Stay present and realize that parents are imperfect, too. A little compassion goes a very long way to increasing the radiance in your home.
Libra/Libra Rising* (Sep 23-Oct 22): Sometimes you can't get enough ... fill in the blank. With current planetary connections, love is even more rarely away from each thought. You were born to learn peace, love and joy. To live as an artist, seeing patterns where some of us see only what's shown. No matter your chosen work, it has become increasingly important to recognize where you can have more beauty surrounding you. Even in your most doubting self moments, your absorption of what you consider attractive needs to be near. Maybe, just maybe, you're also learning a new reference point for what is moderate behavior for you. Sure, listen to the authorities and mates and such, but examine critically what's your best course of action.
*The Rising Sign a.k.a. Ascendant represents your approach to life and the mask you wear. Read that sign as well to get additional information on whats in store this week.
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