SAGITTARIUS: October 15-21

Most birds don’t sing unless they’re up high, flying or perched somewhere. One species that isn’t subject to this limitation is the turnstone, a brightly mottled shorebird. As it strolls beaches in search of food, it croons a tune the Cornell Lab of Ornithology calls “a short, rattling chuckle.” In the weeks ahead, this creature can be your mascot – or power animal, as they say in New Age circles. Why? You won’t be soaring, or gazing down at the human comedy from a location high above the fray. But you will be well-grounded and good-humored, holding your own with poise amid the rough-and-tumble. Sing freely!