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Today’s efficiency-boosting angle between the moon and Venus pumps up your productivity and could actually help you to ENJOY your work. The key to this attitude shift lies in embracing the spirit of teamwork. You’re not bothering people by asking them to support your efforts; in fact, a bored clock watcher may be thrilled to take on a challenging or refreshing assignment. Get some grounded guidance from a mentor figure. Why struggle when someone can save you time with the shortcuts they’ve already developed? To stay in the maximum productivity zone, get out into the fresh air for regular breaks and stay energized with clean, green food.
Today’s quarter moon in Taurus lands in your relationship house bringing some checks and balances to your closest partnerships. When you adore people, your munificence knows no bounds; if you’re scared of getting hurt, however, you can be elusive and yes, even a little withholding. That tendency to bounce between poles can confuse people, Scorpio. Aim for a middle ground today and take a cue from fellow Scorpio Brene Brown, “daring greatly” by being vulnerable and sharing feelings authentically—even if you’re not sure how the other party will react. This is a crucial step in creating an intimate bond. And the good news is, this form of generosity is a lot more cost-effective than showering people with expensive gifts.
As the midweek blahs hit, a productive Mercury-Uranus mashup helps you gain momentum and find creative solutions to your workday woes. Under the intellectual influence of this planetary pairing, smart, savvy people can help you break through blocks. Poll your brainy friends for input; read, research and gather your own data. Future-forward Uranus directs you toward innovative solutions. Think: technology, software, even artificial intelligence!
Great minds don't always think alike, Scorpio. This morning you'll get the best feedback from people who view the world through a vastly different lens. Even if you don't take their advice to heart, hearing this alternative perspective will open you up to unseen possibilities. There could even be a spark of romance with an attractive opposite you meet, or the seeds of a creative collaboration. Early this afternoon the moon slinks into Gemini and your intimate eighth house. Make dinner plans with an intriguing soul who loves to go deep and mystical with you. If you're in a relationship, feed it the one-on-one time it needs—even if you have to cut out early from previous plans to make room in your schedule for your partner.
Watch those stress levels, Scorpio. Unpredictable Uranus goes retrograde (backward) in Aries, your sixth house of health and efficiency, until December 30. Keeping on top of all the details could prove challenging now, even for your cosmically obsessive sign. A normally reliable service provider could turn flaky, so book that backup babysitter, intern or housecleaning service. If you follow strict nutritional guidelines, Uranus retrograde could give you the urge to rebel. Weave in more moderation now (e.g., maybe you switch from vegan to occasional fish and ice cream cone eater). When all else fails, simplify. Less mess equals less stress!
Hello, Mayor Scorpio. Your ratings are on the rise as social Mercury parks in your community zone from Saturday until October 7. You’ve always been selective when it comes to your squad, but you can start taking applications and scanning the scene for qualified new recruits. Because you’ll definitely be in demand, opt for group hangouts so you don’t exhaust yourself with a million one-on-ones. It’s time to get your geek on! Staying up-to-date on software and apps can bump you up to a higher pay grade. Check out the video tutorials and webinars from sites like GeneralAssemb.ly. Do you have the Scorpio treasure-hunting gene? Take your thrift store and antiquing game to a profitable new high by opening up an eBay store or selling your finds on Etsy. The kindness of strangers could move you this Sunday, as the moon in Cancer flows through your worldly, broad-minded ninth house. Take off those dark glasses and make eye contact. This adventurous lunation could inspire a day trip, so fill up your backpack—or pack up the trunk—and go. Leave the Debbie Downers back at base camp, though. You need inspiring companions for the road who can riff on everything from relationships to Eastern philosophy and who won’t mind a spontaneous detour for antiques or handmade confections along the route.