Many years from now, when people find this post, it will make far more sense to read than it does now. Sorry about that.
I'm not that into general horoscopes in general (who's surprised to hear this on an astrology blog?) because they're not nearly nitpicky/specific/personal enough for my tastes, but sometimes, once in awhile, it does seem dead on to me personally.
SCORPIO (October 23-November 21): You're metamorphosing in the shadows, in semi-seclusion. You keep receiving messages, from the marketplace and the universe (and your astrologer), to surrender… to lay low… to consider starting to consider really reconsidering certain pillars of self-definition that were previously so important but are no longer providing you the same foundational solidness… all of which have seemed, for too long a while now, to leave you decidedly unclear on which direction is north (and, for that matter, whether that means you should run toward or away from the compass-pointer). This story will give way to another one, Scorpio, in about four weeks or so—a tale of rebirth, in which your starring role as the valiant reappearing hero will bring you in contact with both new opportunities and enticing echoes from your past—that'll last you through the end of 2010. Yes, that's right: Soon enough, this phase of blasé wanderings and obscured entryways, dizzying standstills and dull clouds of unshakable melancholy opens up into something else. With the promise of this not lasting forever, then, you should have plenty to pin your hopes on… still without knowing much.
Shadow metamorphosis? Yes. Messages to surrender? Yes. Lay low? Eh...more like "the big giant change stuff isn't happening for a few years yet, so chill." Really reconsidering pillars of self-definition...yeah, that's the part that's scary as fuck.
One particular one of mine, which is VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, looks like it's gonna be .... Not because I want it to go or because I have genuinely changed my mind about it, because I have NOT. Unfortunately it's looking more like I'm going to have to be forced to do it in order to serve well, a greater purpose. And the final endgame requires me to do what I've never wanted to do. If I'm to follow the path that I'm told I can't get off of, doing what I don't want to do is apparently a requirement. I have years to go before I'm under the gun about it, mind you, but it's definitely something that, knowing about it ahead of time, I have spent years looking for escape routes from.
Unclear? Yes... I have to say that the "run toward or away from the compass-pointer" is EERILY DEAD ON. Especially this weekend when I was having a meltdown about that. I got offered the opportunity to do something else I said I wasn't going to do... mostly because to me it's a step on the path and even though technically it's not irrevocable-- I'm not setting off the final set of dominoes if I do it-- it's farther along than I've been comfortable doing. I'm still not comfortable doing it. The closer I get to the thing this week, the more I'm going to be shitting bricks about it, and I know darned well how superuncomfortable I am going to be doing it. But... people have been pestering me about it, and even I will admit that if one studies manifestation as much as I have, at some point I actually have to act in accord about the situation. So yeah.
"Valiant REAPPEARING hero?" Oh my. More appropriate than you know.
Oh, and today's Michael Lutin...
Business person, aspiring artist, or lover, you’ve got to make sure you know the difference between fact and fiction. It’s one thing to have inspired dreams, but quite another to hammer them into manifestation. Realizing your fantasies will take not only the sweat of your own brow, but the cooperation of people you have to be sensitive to, whether you feel like it or not. Think long term. It won’t kill you.