Horoscopes By Holiday Mathis

Venus and Pluto form a very pleasing alignment to remind us how everybody likes a pattern. Chaos is destabilizing, whereas patterns reassure. They help us be our best selves. Take another look at the patterns in your own life these days. It will help you relax, settle in and have more energy for expansion and curiosity.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). In science, opposite forces attract and like forces repel, but it’s not usually the case in social matters. Still, the odd way people intermingle today will seem to have its own mysterious logic and rules.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Much boils down to simple matters of logistics. If you’re here, paying attention to this, then you can’t be there, paying attention to that. It’s the practical space-time matters that will define the day.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Striving to be confident tends to look insecure. Just let confidence happen if and when it does. Confidence is a byproduct of doing. The one you want to impress will be more impressed if you’re comfortable with however you really are.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There’s a creative rebel in you, and it feels like doing something to make yourself happy that other people, frankly, wouldn’t understand. When you’re happy, those who genuinely and selflessly love you will be happy for you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some Google the menu before they get to the restaurant in order to have a very clear idea of what they’re getting into, and others delight in surprise and make decisions on the spot. You’ll be in the latter category today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll gravitate toward the magic words that will give you an edge by making a difficult message more palatable, or a boring message more interesting. Bonus: your beautiful handling of language is most attractive to others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some of the provisions you need are food, but most of them aren’t. Your soul is hungry. Your heart wants love. Your mind craves a challenge. You’ll be amply supplied.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Don’t watch the clock; (SET ITAL)be(END ITAL) the clock, reaching ever forward one tick-tock at a time. The boring tasks will be a challenge. What helps is to add more elements to them and keep adding more until it’s a game.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It is said of the aged, ”When there is snow on the rooftop there’s a fire in the furnace.” You could be warmed by a fire today as you let someone with more years than you share some wisdom.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The one who knows you well will push all the right buttons to get a desired reaction. If this is not something you like, it’s time to change your wiring or put a passcode in place.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are many possible interpretations of the cryptic information coming from someone who matters a lot to you. Take the lighter interpretation. Even if it’s not what was meant, the levity in your response will make it so.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Assumptions are a waste of time and can be potentially dangerous to a relationship. Extend the benefit of the doubt, and be happy for all the times you connect easily and without drama.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 3). You’re not as young as you used to be or as old as you’re going to be, and yet you feel in this moment a sharp surge of vibrancy and vitality. Follow your curiosities, especially in regard to the people you’ll meet over the next four weeks. Your generosity leads to good fortune in November. Investments pay in July. Leo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 10, 6, 20 and 18.