Happy birthday (Nov. 7): You don't pay much attention to your popularity, but it's on the rise, and you'll enjoy the perks. You'll earn more, laugh more and find yourself in more exciting situations. Consult mentors. A certification, degree or advancement is in store. What you've been dreaming about can finally become a reality.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You love strong-willed people with a mind of their own. You don't feel like you have to agree on every point. You're supporting the person, not their entire platform. Your gift for encouragement will influence what happens next.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You feel more, so you love more, hurt more and, in today's case, become more giddy with joy when your team wins, lifting the whole of the group to a new level of morale.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Your affection will demonstrate in spirals. You'll give positive feedback, be generous with your time and be most available to your loved ones. This is how the work of love is done.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): There are many ways to learn, but the best is by doing the thing. The education you get through books and other media will give you a leg up, even though you won't use a lot of it in the final process.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A wound is a site of healing. The destruction was in the past. What's going on now on a cellular and energetic level is healing, rebuilding and bringing everything into a state of wholeness.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It is not possible to grow without changing. You feel ready and willing to let go of the way things used to be, but even if you were reticent to do so, it would be too late. Your transformation is already underway.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): There are so many ways to cooperate — one of them being by not participating in the work at all. When people are ready, willing or needing to hash it out on their own, stepping out of the action can be a gift of love.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): One activity that gets you through hard things, such as a round of sit-ups or the cluster of days leading up to a vacation, is counting. If the thing you are counting is blessings, you will be very lucky indeed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Romance will play out like a kind of theater — the one that feels absolutely real. And perhaps it is, although the intensity of drama will ebb and flow throughout the relationship.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The world is better when people understand and apply their talents. They can't always do this alone. They need the keen observation of a witness. You'll see strengths in others that they cannot see in themselves.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will bring contradicting forces into perfect alignment. The amazing feat will have a profound effect on people around you. Indeed, your own heart will be moved in the process.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Even though there is a certain requirement of solo time you like to fulfill that seems to keep you in touch with who you are, you still need to be around other people to truly be yourself.
MOONKISSED VENUS AND SELF-IMAGE
A conjunction of the moon and Venus in Capricorn, the sign of public image and power, nuzzles up to our sense of self-acceptance. How we feel about ourselves at home on the couch versus in a crowd of humanity are two different ideas. The closer their resemblance, the more comfortable we are. Comfort is the enemy of progress.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
The cosmic ships sailing through Scorpio’s sea now include the sun, Mercury and Mars. By Wednesday, Mercury and Mars come together like a fleet, and it’s not long before Saturn, the lessons planet, angles with aggression. This battle has to do with transformation. We are all changing, but who says which direction the change will go? The omens suggest you hoard that decision. It is all yours. You will make it consciously or unconsciously. If you let others influence you too strongly, they will later get the credit, or the blame, as the case may be. Even so, we are still ultimately responsible for our own lives.
If you know how you want to change, start imagining it. See who to be and make a goal of particulars, such as the qualities you want to embody and the resources you will possess; the evidence that change has occurred. The Scorpio solar journey juices our imagination for peak performance so we can revisit, revise and renew the vision again and again. Keep seeing it. When you can’t see it, see it anyway, like a ship’s captain in the fog with eyes fixed on the imagined horizon.
Iconic folk singer Joni Mitchell got her start busking on the streets of Toronto and went on to become one of the most influential and important artists of her time. She was born with the sun and Mercury in passionate, poetic Scorpio. A mystical Pisces moon adds more water sign in intuition, empathy and emotional depth. Jupiter in Leo is lucky for the field of entertainment.