Gadfly Moon by Holiday Mathis (Holiday Mathis)

When it’s personal, we can’t see it. This square of Venus and Pluto has us losing perspective of our own work, people and selfhood. The outside voices aren’t necessarily right, either, but what else is there? To be receptive enough to gather a few opinions and weigh them objectively is a skill and a maturity level worth striving for.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s better to team up because you’ll be around people with varying strengths. With the benefit of many different styles, you’ll all find your way out of a problem much faster than you would on your own.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll run into a baffling situation. You’ll be bothered by what you don’t understand and even more bothered by what you do. Take this one in small doses.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When life comes at you fast and colorful, it can inspire wonder. There is just as much wonder in moments like you’ll have today in darkness and silence. Get quiet, and look inward.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A reputation is a thing you own, like property or a business. It’s a possession that requires maintenance. It’s an asset that you can leverage to get what you desire. Enjoy what you’ve built.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Yes, you’ve fixed your heart on something that’s not so easily gotten. That’s OK. You also have the dedication to do what it takes and the resilience to keep coming back to it in a new way until you’ve figured it out.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Though you long for the day where your goal is in hand, you also know that success without a journey would be hollow indeed. The real fulfilment is in what’s happening right now with the work you’re doing to get there.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Imagine how you’ll feel when the group swells, the dollar amount triples, the email goes out to a giant list. You’ll be dealing in the bigger numbers soon, so it’s a good idea to get your head around them now.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everyone who lives in this day gets the same 24 hours, and even the richest person couldn’t buy more. You’ll pack so much into your moments, though, because you’re open to feeling their fullness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You also deserve your love and attention. In fact, you deserve it more than anyone else today. Think in terms of getting ahead of life’s demands, fueling yourself up for the long drive ahead.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Enjoy your amateur status at a certain endeavor — revel in the freedom of this. Go for true self-expression, and let yourself soar without worrying about anyone else’s pleasure or payment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It doesn’t seem like this should be the case, but truly, it’s the need to control things that will ultimately ruin them. Controlling moves will be invasive, overbearing, fearful, wasteful of time and energy… just let it go.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’d love to always know the right thing to say in every moment. Who wouldn’t? But some moments aren’t best matched with words. Some moments are best matched by silently holding a space.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 1). You used to fantasize about a certain future for yourself. Now that wishful thinking is actually well within the realm of possibility, so go forward in courage, taking the real steps — it’s not as risky as your fear tells you. You’ll be celebrating big at the end of the year and then hunkering down to work with a crack team. Capricorn and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 21, 44, 17 and 44.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “What advice do you have for a Leo who is obsessed with a Gemini? I fantasize about him all the time. I can’t get off his social pages. I look at every picture and keep track of what he’s doing. I’m in love, and it’s a possibility that he likes me, too, but he has a girlfriend. How can I get him to notice me?”

Do you want me to convince you that your cyberstalking is a little creepy, that your obsessive fantasizing is a form of sickness or that liking someone with a girlfriend may be a sign that you’re not really up to a real-world relationship? Well, I won’t because such a line of logic would be wasted on a person in the throws of a mad crush. Desire is illogical. In its clutches, judgment flies out the window. Counterintuitively, sometimes the best way to return to reason is to go deeper into the madness of desire until the wanting plays out. Fantasyland has been your preference, but with the upcoming change of Mars into balanced Libra, challenge yourself to have a few actual interactions. In all likelihood, they will snap you out of this fever dream so you can deal with reality instead of the projection that fuels your obsession. Prepare yourself for disappointment because interactions will likely seem terribly lacking next to all you’ve built up in your wonderful imagination. But at least this allows you to explore real-life possibilities.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: This year, Zach Galifianakis’ projects have included the fourth season of the acclaimed series “Baskets,” the romantic comedy “The Sunlit Night” and the filming of the highly anticipated “Between Two Ferns: The Movie.” Galifianakis was born when the sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus were all in Libra, the sign of art, teamwork and partnership.

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