The moon shifts from Capricorn to Aquarius, giving this day two distinct tones. The morning is serious and practical, and we are inclined to handle our responsibilities, as we should. The evening brings unexpected distraction and controversy, which can serve to make us think, dream and open ourselves to the endless possibilities available to us.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know exactly what you want to say. You will give calm and clear directions, and you will explain things simply and be understood. Your quiet voice is the one that will move mountains.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A friend’s recent triumph over a long-standing challenge inspires you to look at your own life. Boldness is contagious, so it’s only fitting that you’re considering a chapter of self-improvement. The omens are with you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Take a break. Really take it. There is genius in stillness. Doing as little as possible is the perfect way to get centered. When you feel like you must move, let caprice be your guide instead of that long to-do list.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). A nice long walk will improve even the best of moods. And if you feel a little off, whatever ails you will be cured in stride — literally. Especially if you can go solo and take your sweet time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Long, flowing lines in your clothing accentuate that sense of gracefulness you feel in your spirit right now. Your heart is pounding out a dancer’s rhythm. Move to it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Friends are always asking for your opinion, and for good reason. You are modest and unaware of the poignant nature of your own advice. Your wisdom is applied more often than you know or are credited for.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re like a cinematographer doing a close-up of your life. It’s time to pan out to get more into the picture. As you broaden your view, you’ll see that your straits aren’t as dire as they sometimes feel. Actually, things are quite good.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your magnetic personality is irresistible to most but, alas, not all. There are always a few magnets out there charged the opposite way. It’s just a law of nature. Don’t sweat it. Revel in your many fans.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your energy increases because of the healthy choices you make. This could be physical, like doing something to get your blood pumping, or emotional, like refusing to take part in gossip and negativity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those who mean the most to you will take your ideas and feelings into account as they make their daily decisions. You’ll see evidence of this consideration and recognize it as love in action.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s a goal you’ll want to accomplish by the end of the day. Follow the strategy that has worked for someone you trust. It won’t be a perfect fit, but it will get you going in the right direction.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are so determined to complete your task that not even the forces of nature can get in your way. Your internal strength of mind and heart will keep the so-called “whims” of circumstance working in your favor.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 25). You are very much in sync with your surroundings this year, and because of this, you take advantage of opportunities to bring more love and good fortune into your life. The next six weeks invigorate you, and you’re able to manage much more than you have in the past. Casual responsibilities turn into high-paid work. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 6, 20, 10 and 25.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Actors are always asking themselves, “What is my character’s motivation?” Under the Scorpio sun, actors are not the only ones who benefit from asking this question. Each of us is the star of our own scene, and yet much of our motivation remains concealed, even to us. Unless we ask ourselves questions, we remain in the dark. Scorpio’s solar transit started last week and will continue until Nov. 21. This week the mystery of Scorpio beckons us to unfold it. Scorpio energy is all about deconstruction and dissection — necessary methods for learning what’s inside and underneath. Scorpio rules unseen forces, hidden motives and subconscious needs. It’s the energy that illuminates deep feelings. It shows us the skeleton holding up the structure. It shines a light on the secret strengths within the meek and reveals frailties in the strong. During Scorpio’s sun transit, introspection takes life to new levels of meaning and interest. If you think a subject, or person, is easily summed up, you’re probably missing something. What you thought you had figured out now appears to have additional unconquered layers of complexity. Life is profoundly beautiful for those who are brave enough to move deeply into it.