hhd@get.creators.com (Holiday Mathis)

Sometimes you can choose what to want. More often your wants choose you. Today’s want may announce itself like a foreigner asking to join you for lunch. It will then sit at your table regardless of how you answer. Mercury square Mars suggests that the first step in accommodating a demanding desire is to recognize that you didn’t ask for it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). On the one hand you know what you must do, and on the other you just don’t feel like it. And getting your feelings aligned in the direction of your goals isn’t quite as easy as you’d like, but if you can do this, you can do anything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Relationships should not be left unattended for too long. They are like gardens that, untended, will grow in strange directions or not at all. You care, so you’ll put the time in to make a thing beautiful.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is each person’s responsibility to fill up the emotional tank. Do you know what you need? Today it’s physical exercise, professional fulfillment and interesting hobbies that will contribute most significantly to your well-being.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The luckiest thing you can do today is to go where you’ve never been. Don’t wait for someone you know to join you. Take yourself. Something as simple as breathing different air will make a big difference to your mood.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Don’t be surprised if you get what you wanted and find out that it doesn’t stop the yearning. It’s just a sign that it wasn’t what you wanted after all. Strive to understand, in the deepest way, what you really need.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People show and feel caring differently. The closer these match up, the happier the relationship will be. Chances are, someone is caring for you in ways you don’t recognize as care.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The outside world will feel like a dream. If this doesn’t suit your sensibility, turn to your inside world which is where you’ll feel most awake. There, discovery awaits you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It would be nice to wake up feeling full of confidence, but it doesn’t always work that way. For instance, today it works like this: Someone believes in you and then you start believing in yourself more, too.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People will inspire you with their stories and maybe you’ll even start a program based on the inspiration. Know that things will happen differently for you because every person’s journey is different. Just focus on yours.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It will be lucky to stimulate your mind with challenges not found at home. You don’t know what exactly these challenges will be, and you don’t have to seek them either. Just go out into the world and they’ll be there for you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re due an apology. Even though many of the mistakes that were made were unintentional, you still feel a deficit — like something has to be made right. Until this happens, there’s a sense of being incomplete.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you see it, you take pleasure in the happiness of others. You prefer to do this in person, as even the prettiest picture on social media can be secretly unhappy. You want to see the joy for yourself.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 19). The adventures will have higher stakes and bigger payoffs. It’s because you’ve established a certain basis of trust between you and yours… and more importantly between you and you. Other delights of the solar return will include the sweet revenge of success, a moment of poetic justice and a fun purchase. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 30, 2, 22 and 28.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’ll appreciate best those who cut you some slack and vice versa. TAURUS: Gestures of support are easy to give and they mean so much to your loved ones. Also, don’t underestimate the quiet power of hugs. GEMINI: A little competition will be fun, but it’s not what you’re living for. It’s the spice, not the meat. CANCER: Good friends make lunch feel like Thanksgiving, errands feel like capers, ordinary walks feel like a parade. LEO: The lighter side of life will take your hand and walk with you all weekend. VIRGO: Keep it simple. Being happy with another person, this is what it’s about. LIBRA: Healing the wounds of love will happen as other healing does — over time. SCORPIO: You’ll hear what they say, but it will tell you little to nothing. Watch what they do. SAGITTARIUS: Each person is a culture. You’ll bridge cultural divides. CAPRICORN: Fixing a mistake is good. Not making it is better. AQUARIUS: Love is complicated and made even more so by focusing too small. PISCES: Life will be like a romantic comedy insomuch as the mayhem could have been avoided by clearer communication. Lay down the unmistakable terms.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Libra and Pisces are both artists at heart. Pisces has the gift of great empathy, and Libra has the gift of keen representation. It works like this. Pisces can practically melt into the feelings of another in order to understand where the person is coming from, while Libra approaches with a keen talent for mimicry — for seeing the physicality, mirroring it and learning through the “motion” part of emotion.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 20:13:10 -0700