Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
"Maybe happiness is this: not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else." This definition, articulated by author Isaac Asimov, will be an excellent fit for you between now and September 20. I suspect you'll be unusually likely to feel at peace with yourself and at home in the world. I don't mean to imply that every event will make you cheerful and calm. What I'm saying is that you will have an extraordinary capacity to make clear decisions based on accurate appraisals of what's best for you. (P.S.: Here's another tip from author Albert Camus: "If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.")
I'm still prepping my house for the remodel, pulling everything out of the back half of the house and finding a place to put it in the front half. So, basically, I have to handle every thing I own and decide, Do I want to keep this? and If so, where am I going to keep it?
I am sure it is a salutary exercise, but I find that each of these things pulls me out of the now into regrets about the past, hopes/fears about the future, or just wishes for the present to differ from what it is. The longer it has been since I used the thing, the harder it pulls.
I did the books first; that was good. I don't feel sad about the fact that I won't have time to read or reread all of these books
. I do regret each book I meant to review, and didn't. But having lots of books -- each one a potential box of delights -- does make me feel at peace with myself and at home in the world.