Ever-dependable birth number 4, did you even remember it was your birthday? You're so busy doing that sometimes you forget to pause, breathe, and truly BE. Nonetheless, being focused on achievement and persistent in your goals has been a personally and financially fulfilling endeavor in your life. You have seen with your own eyes and hands what old-fashioned elbow grease produces, and it's called success.
Now some people would rest on those laurels — but not this Scorpio. You like to take what you've learned and help others succeed too. With good communication skills and the ability to explain complex things simply, you would make an excellent teacher or mentor. Alternatively, if you apply yourself more physically than mentally, becoming a diet coach or personal trainer proves very enjoyable. In either case, your interactions certainly make you skillful socially, and friends aren't difficult to find.
Love proves to be another matter, however. You like to play hard to get even though what you most crave is a long, dependable, sensuous affair. That means this Scorpio's partner needs to know when to tease and when to please. Additionally, know that this individual typically keeps fairly close reins on emotional expression except when they feel wholly comfortable or out of the public eye.
Gift idea: a wipe-off monthly agenda board (and lots of markers).
Halloween began in Celtic tradition and came to the United States in the late 1800s with immigrants. The festival marked the end of summer and the beginning of darker days. Many people felt that the veil between the living and dead was thinner at this time of year, and that ghosts could come visit the living. Originally, turnips were carved with frightening faces to keep away unwanted spirits. Additionally, the Druids enacted a variety of divinations to predict the future, while the rest of the population wore costumes and tried to tell each other's fortunes. Halloween is considered a fire festival because custom dictated dousing the hearth fire before the holiday began and relighting it at the end, thereby giving strength to the sun for its long winter journey. When the Romans exerted influence in Celtic regions, some of the Roman festivals found their way into Halloween celebrations. In particular dunking for apples is believed to have originated in the Roman festival for Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees, whose symbol was the apple.