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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.
ARIES: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
Situation No. 1: If you meet resistance or doubt, say: “Ha! This diversion can’t slow me down, because I am in possession of an invisible magical sword!” Then take a few charismatic swipes with your sword to show you mean business. Situation No. 2:
TAURUS: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
In her poem Advice to Myself, Louise Erdrich speaks of the human heart as “that place you don’t even think of cleaning out. That closet stuffed with savage mementos.” Use her observations as a prod. Now’s an excellent time to purge savage mementos from your heart, and clean the whole place up. You don’t have to get all OCD about it. No need to scour and scrub until it’s spotless. Even a half-hearted effort will set promising transformations in motion.
GEMINI: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
Learn more in the next eight months than you’ve ever learned in a comparable period. Make a list of all the subjects you’d love to study and all the skills you’d love to master, then devise a plan to gather the educational experiences with which you reinvent yourself. Turn your curiosity on full-blast and go in quest of revelations, insights and epiphanies, smashing through limits of understanding as you explore frontiers of sweet knowledge.
CANCER: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
Three times a week, I hike along a rough path through an oak forest. It’s rough because it’s strewn with loose rocks. If I don’t watch the ground, I’m constantly turning my ankles. Or at least that was the case until last week. For two days, with the help of a rake, I cleared many of those bothersome obstacles off the trail.
LEO: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was ahead of his time. He created the detective story genre and mastered the art of Gothic horror tales. According to the Internet Movie Database, 240 films have referenced themes from his work. British writer Aldous Huxley wasn’t a fan of Poe, though.
VIRGO: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
Republican Jody Hice is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. To bolster his authority, he repeats quotes by revered figures from American history. One of his favorites is a gem from the sixth U.S. president, John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
LIBRA: October 8-14 Wednesday, October 8
“I am naughtiest of all,” wrote poet Emily Dickinson in a playful letter to Maggie Maher, dated October 1882. According to astrological omens, let that same declaration fly frequently from your lips next week. Invoke other variations on the theme of naughtiness, as well: “I’m exploring the frontiers of naughtiness” or “You need to be naughtier” or “Being naughty is my current spiritual practice.”
SCORPIO: October 8-10 Wednesday, October 8
“There’s a way not to be broken that takes brokenness to find it,” writes Naomi Shihab Nye in her poem Cinco de Mayo. This describes your situation now. The bad news? You’re feeling a bit broken. The good news? It’s a special kind of brokenness, one that has a valuable secret you’ve not been ready to learn. Let yourself feel the full intensity of the brokenness; you discover a way to never be broken like this again.
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