Horoscopes

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

If you recognize the greatness in another person, the potential for that greatness lies within you. Otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see it. Believe it; you share qualities with those humans you consider to be the best of the lot. Still, unique work goes into every accomplishment. Saturn’s return to direct motion discourages comparison.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve been wronged by people who didn’t mean it, didn’t realize what they were doing and never intended to hurt you. Still, you get to decide whether or not you’re going to let them make it up to you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Life has been happening in your desired timeframe lately, but this is an anomaly and not something you should expect to continue indefinitely. For instance, today’s loopy events will change that rhythm in a fun way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Can you embrace what you do not prefer? The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche lived by the concept of amor fati, Latin for “a love of one’s fate,” and you might do the same today, accepting all that is.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can relax and know that the things that happen today do not require a response, only an observance. It will be important to see what is there, and unnecessary to comment on what is not there.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A toolkit that consists of only a hammer is not a “kit” at all. Add a saw though, and maybe a screwdriver, and you’re in business. Mental and emotional toolkits require the same kind of diversity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Each and every environment has challenges and opportunities. Embrace the full spectrum of what it is and you’ll be somehow more alive than the people who only see problems or only see benefits.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The best things will take time, and the amount of time won’t be something you can anticipate. So relax, stay open, and don’t expect immediate results, only good ones.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s easy to see that people on precarious perches should not reach, and people in holes should not dig. But what’s not so readily apparent is what people in the middle should do. Something. Anything. Challenge stability.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone in your lineage crawled out of a cave and got to work on creating civilization. You’ll echo this accomplishment in your own way with what you take on today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though it may feel as though you’ve lost control of a situation, there is much good that can come of this. So what if you’re not in charge? That doesn’t mean you’re not benefiting from all that’s going on.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ve had your time to follow and now it’s time to lead. Fair warning: Leading won’t be all glory today. It’s mostly responsibility. And for today, if it feels hard, or even relentless, that only means you’re doing it right.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your creativity sometimes feels like a burden as it steers you toward choices that others don’t understand — choices with no immediate or obvious gain. Follow your creative whims. This is your depth in action.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 6). The highlight of the next month is when you make someone’s life better. The generosity splashes back at you. Many nights of fun and friends happen before the end of 2018. One key conversation will start a life-changing project. A January investment will pay off big. A certificate will be presented to you in May. Capricorn and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 4, 44, 48 and 1.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I was born Nov. 15, 1967, and never felt like I fit the profile of a Scorpio. I battled leukemia at age 4 1/2, died (crossed over) and came back. This all occurred between Feb. 4, 1974 and Feb. 11, 1974. Would you happen to know if one comes back, then does their sign change… or get mixed up?”

Wow! You say you don’t fit the profile of a Scorpio, and yet the very act of dying and coming back to life embodies the most amazing quality of Scorpio. One of Scorpio’s symbols is the phoenix, a mystical bird whose life cycle includes growing old, bursting into flames and then rising up new and glorious from the ashes. At the very young age of 4, you completed this cycle and subsequently have had other such rebirths of a more spiritual and psychological nature. Your Scorpio origins help you to transform quite completely. Your original chart has very little of the air element in it. I believe your re-entry to earth carries with it a sort of Aquarian (air sign) birthday, and as an adult you prefer to resonate with the energy of Aquarius, leaving painful memories of illness behind you.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jeff Foxworthy, who ranks among the most successful and popular comedians, is also an author and often a talk show host these days. His children’s book “Dirt on My Shirt” is fitting for the earth sign Virgo he is. Foxworthy was also the host of the Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge, a Bible-themed game show where contestants win money for their favorite charity.

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