LIBRA: Feb. 6-12

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Years ago, “bastard” was a derisive term for a child born to unmarried parents. It reflected the conventional moral code, which saw “birth out of wedlock” as scandalous. Now this old dogma has been officially retired. According to recent statistics compiled by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of kids born in the U.S. are to unmarried mothers. Just goes to show, not all forbidden acts are forbidden forever. What was once unthinkable or out of bounds may evolve into the norm. Divest yourself of a certain taboo no longer necessary or meaningful.