SIGN LANGUAG E
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Its not hard to guess which will have more terror, more zombies, and more masksHalloween or the presidential election. Halloween is traditionally the time to put on a costume that will enable you to tell a deeper truth or express a part of yourself that you dont usually get to express. Same goes for the election, really. This is your time to communicate your perspective, and pull no punches. Do what you have to do to get your point across.When putting together a Halloween costume, you wouldnt waver when considering those extra touches that would make it more likely to thrill, shock, and horrify. Dont fail us here.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Do nice people make you suspicious? I dont blame you, after how many terribly disingenuous folks youve encountered. Perhaps Im as cynical as you are; I also have this feeling that most people pretend to be nicer than they really are. Thats why its refreshing when you meet someone who is very nearly as sweet, generous, and caring as they appear to be. Luckily for you, there are at least a couple of these playing leading roles in your week. Go ahead and be cynical if you wish, but if you let your bitterness keep you from letting these people into your life, youll really be missing out.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your subtle suggestions have largely gone unnoticed or ignored (its hard to tell which). Its time to throw your precious delicacy and tact out the window and attack the problem head on. Be forceful, direct, brutally honest, and uncompromising here. In this particular case theres not much room for compromise, anyway; laying down the law is definitely the thing to do. Be the stubborn goat you are, lower your head, and charge. Dont let people think theres wiggle room when theres not. Theyll just be that much more pissed when you pin them to the wall.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Its hard for me to imagine not voting. Nevertheless, thats what nearly half of the eligible people in this country do on election dayexactly nothing (except, perhaps, complain). I dont feel much sympathy for people who dont exercise the power they have, even if its limited or they believe it to be ineffective. Dont be one of those unimaginative losers. Go ahead and bitch about the state of affairs if you likebut please also exercise whatever power you have to reshape it to your liking.Youre usually one to stand up for what you believe in, even if it appears to be a lost cause. Id be mightily disappointed if you let me down now.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Just because youre being pushed in a certain direction doesnt mean you actually have to go there.You Fish are entirely too accommodating, in general, but you need to learn to defy the negative influences in your life.They are as pervasive and persistent as gravity, but theyre also as resistible. Dont be so flimsy.
Stiffen your spine, harness your willpower, and choose to pursue the course that will make you happiest, regardless of your pathetic detractors. A little conscious effort will keep you from slouching at your laptop; similarly, a determined decision can keep you from succumbing to the forces at work upon you now.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Nearly every Aries I know has a superhero complex.
You believe youre capable of superhuman feats.That belief is actually sometimes enough to carry you through some seemingly impossible situations. However, frequently confidence cant sustain you by itself, and you end up injuring, exhausting, or screwing yourself over. An important part of every Rams journey is to recognize their own limitations.You should stretch those throughout your life, of course, but until you identify where they are, you run the risk of repeatedly pushing yourself too far. Remember that you cant actually leap tall buildings, command legions of flying monkeys,or force people to tell the truth.Get over that, and show us what superhuman exploits you can do.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Youre sometimes glacially slow to change, which is why its almost inconceivable that anyone could drag their feet more than you do. Nevertheless, thats the case this week. Sometimes, wrapping your head around a transformation that flies in the face of everything youve ever known can take a while.
You understand this. Since its not you experiencing this sea change, perhaps youll be able to help the other person through it. I hope you have the patience and understanding you always wish people had with you when you were reluctant to leap into something. Remember, what goes around comes aroundthe good as well as the bad.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) If you watch too much reality television, you may begin to feel that deception and withholding information is the only way to achieve what you want when it comes to your peers, but that is absolutely the wrong way to go. I can only recommend leaving behind any tactic you might see on TV. You dont need that kind of drama. Keep things more real than that, and more honest.You can actually get most of what you want simply by speaking the truth, and asking for it.While theres a slight chance you might get more by using lies of omission or outright deceit, its just not worth it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) I dont mind when people complain, but Ill confess its irritating when thats virtually all they ever do. Cancers have a knack for focusing on the negative at certain times; this is something you have to make a conscious effort to thwart.This tendency can become self-fulfilling if youre not careful. Watch yourself this week.You might be surprised by how many of the things you say could be taken as whining, bitchiness, or general negativity, even if you dont mean them that way. Fix that. Make sure that 75% of what comes out of your mouth is positive; the best part is that 75% of your life is likely to start feeling that affirmative, too.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) I dont blame you for your pride, but I hope you can see how it keeps you from certain opportunities or experiences.You slam shut some doors that a more humble person might leave open, in the name of being treated fairly or as you deserve.Youre probably even correct about the right or wrong of it. But the person whos willing to bend further is going to have the experience, while youre not. Could you be a little more flexible? It might involve forgetting how brilliant and great you are, for a while. This week, give it a go, just to see what happens.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Dont take your service too far.When you do stuff that is above and beyond the call of duty, its all too easy for people to get into the habit of taking advantage of you.Thats likely to become obvious this week; but once you have dirty footprints on your face, it might feel a bit awkward or too dramatic to bring it up, since you did lie down in front of them. However, this is a now or never scenario. Stand up, brush yourself off, and set your boundaries straight. If you wait any longer, the only option youll have left is walking away entirely. After all the time and effort youve put in, thatd be pretty damn lame.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Who broke up with who, really? Its very hard to overcome personal feelings of rejection and reach out to someone when theres been a rift (whether the relationship was romantic, work-related, or simply friendly); nevertheless, its usually a good idea. Unfortunately, in this particular case, you almost certainly have to be the bigger person here and make the first (and possibly the second, or third) move. Do you have that kind of enlightened, forgiving attitude? Can you step up and make the best of a bad situation? Or are you really going to let your sore ego ruin yet another great (if imperfect)