Born on September 29:
Anita Ekberg, Swedish model and actress; 1931
Mylène Demongeot, French actress, style icon; 1935
Waraire Boswell, American designer; 1975
Vinoodh Matadin, Dutch photographer; 1961
Well, happy birthday, Librafriend! I know you like to keep secrets so I won’t trumpet the news of your celebrating another year. On the other hand, this is the year you’re going to get honest with yourself, so there’s no need for “humility” on your birthday either. I want you to get out and tell people about it! (Because, frankly, nobody falls for the “it’s-no-big-deal-it’s-my-birthday” line anyway, m-kay?) Allow me to convey what I channeled from the stars and planets the other night in regards to your horoscope. It is this: The next 12 months are looking just fine for you, more specifically what we in swami circles call a cosmic plateau. This means that the year ahead is likely to be a bit mellow, with no major ups but no major downs, either. So unless you were banking on some kind of supernatural occurrence—a hailstorm of Birkin bags, a paying fashion internship, a marriage proposal from Tim Gunn, etc.—I think you can count on living a pretty “normal” year, and that’s just fine. However. You should know that the universe is heavily supporting themes of repentance, honesty and liberty this year and rejecting falsehoods and vanity. In other words, if you want the next 12 months of your life to shimmy up the good fortune meter, you’ll need to look past your insecurities and strive to live truthfully. I am reminded of a misstep of one of your fellow birthdayers, the delicious actress Anita Ekberg. Anita is well known for several things, yet no one will let her forget that she once said, “It is I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around.” Now, we all recognize Anita’s assets, but there’s truth and then there’s—as Colbert put it—truthiness. Anita spoke the latter. She should have known that the universe encourages drive and ambition but rejects those who bring others down in order to elevate their own power. So, Libran, this year I want you to shake off your fears, let down your defenses and speak the truth. I promise you that if you can live honestly for the next 12 months, you’ll see really great rewards. In the meantime, get out there and celebrate!
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