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LIBRA: November 26-December 2 Wednesday, November 26
The Pantone Color Matching System, used as a standard in the printing industry, presents a structured approach to identifying colors. According to its classification system, there are 104 shades of grey.
SCORPIO: November 26-December 2 Wednesday, November 26
I’m not necessarily predicting you’ll acquire a shiny new asset in time for the solstice. Nor am I glibly optimistic that you’ll get a pay raise or an unexpected bonus.
SAGITTARIUS: November 26-December-2 Wednesday, November 26
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), an Italian astronomer, physicist and mathematician, is sometimes called “the father of modern science.” He expressed his innovative ideas so vigorously, he offended the Catholic Church, which convicted him of heresy.
CAPRICORN: Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Wednesday, October 29
You are at a point in your astrological cycle when you deserve to rake in the rewards that you have been working hard to earn. I expect you to be a magnet for gifts and blessings. The favors and compliments you have doled out will be returned to you. For all the strings you have pulled on behalf of others’ dreams, strings will now be pulled for you. Halloween costume suggestion: a beaming kid hauling around a red wagon full of brightly wrapped presents.
CAPRICORN: November 26-December 2 Wednesday, November 26
While in his early 20s, actor Robert Downey Jr. appeared in Less Than Zero and Weird Science. That got him semi-typecast as a member of Hollywood’s Brat Pack, a group of popular young actors and actresses who starred in coming-of-age films in the 1980s.
AQUARIUS: November 26-December 2 Wednesday, November 26
In her book Revolution from Within, Gloria Steinem offers a challenge: “Think of the times you have said: ‘I can’t write,’ ‘I can’t paint,’ ‘I can’t run,’ ‘I can’t shout,’ ‘I can’t dance,’ ‘I can’t sing.’”
PISCES: November 26-December 2 Wednesday, November 26
“Dogs don’t know where they begin and end,” writes Ursula K. Le Guin in her book The Wave in the Mind. They “don’t notice when they put their paws in the quiche.”
AQUARIUS: Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Wednesday, October 29
Two physicists in Massachusetts are working on technology that will allow people to shoot laser beams out of their eyes. For Halloween, I suggest that you pretend you have already acquired this superpower. It’s time for you to be brash and jaunty as you radiate your influence with more confidence.
PISCES: Oct. 29-Nov. 4 Wednesday, October 29
The African nation of Swaziland has passed a law prohibiting witches from flying their broomsticks any higher than 150 meters above ground. That will be a big problem for Piscean witches. There is currently an astrological mandate for them to swoop and glide and soar as high and free as they want to.
ROUTINE CLAIMS Wednesday, October 29
When a van on official business for the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, accidentally hit Megan Campbell’s Nissan Pathfinder in August, Campbell, naturally, filed a claim against the city for the $1,900 damage — normally just a cost of business for a city and one of about 400 claims St. Paul has processed this year.