Horoscope, Friday, April 19, 2013

By From page A12 | April 19, 2013

Welcome, Taurus Sun

What’s your main goal now? The Sun King parades into determined Taurus, granting powers of focus to those who know what they want. Those who don’t know what they want will miss out on the rewards that come with this solar transit. You’re going to put hard work into something, so it may as well be something that matters to you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Potentially irritating circumstances abound. On a good day, you are not annoyed and opt to transcend the circumstances with a higher thought. On a better day, you don’t even notice.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are a spiritual person, and yet your life plays out in very practical ways. Instead of staring into an ethereal mist to determine your future, you do what must be done in the moment, creating a destiny worthy of you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For the sake of keeping your energy strong and your attitude buoyant, there will be quite a lot you just have to let go. Hyper-vigilance is draining. Don’t react to everything. Pick your battles.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Marketers say perception is reality, and scientists refute that perception is the least reliable indicator of reality that we have. You’ll find examples to prove both schools of thought today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Why are bad moods so much easier to catch than good moods? Whatever the reason, you’re wise to shield your energy with an imaginary protective coating before you come into contact with that chronically grumpy someone.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like the people around you, but you still need a friend whose idea of fun matches more closely your own idea of fun. By beginning to imagine this kind of relationship, you bring it closer.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What’s the point of being beautiful if you don’t feel beautiful? The reactions of others will mean little to you now, so you may as well do the things that are likely to bring you up and lighten your spirit.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are keenly aware of your own emotional state, and you have a good sense of how others around you are feeling, too. Keep track. This data will be interesting to you when you look back on it later.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Something you do seemingly without a purpose is not a waste of time. Just because you don’t know the purpose now doesn’t mean there isn’t one. The future will reveal magical connections.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Something as simple as being prepared for the current temperature as well as for a change in the weather will contribute to your comfort and, by extension, your confidence and mood.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A big project seems to be taking forever. And yet, bit by bit, you are getting it done. So don’t lose heart. Believe in the practical magic of 10 minutes at a time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You need to partner with someone who will question your ideas, thereby challenging them and making them stronger. Get an analytical friend to poke at your plans to make sure they will hold up.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 19). You’ll conquer the thing you’ve struggled with for years or change something you’ve disliked. Social luck is strong, and you will meet and mingle with helpful and powerful people over the next three months. July brings a windfall. New business is favored. The best months for travel and moves are August and November. Sagittarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 41, 2, 22, 49 and 32.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’ll be around a person who complements and plays up your best qualities. TAURUS: You’re coming into your own, and the attention you’ll receive will be intense. GEMINI: Trust in your ability to recover from the little blips and foibles that every relationship goes through. CANCER: Passion and compassion are far from the same state, but one will lead to the other now. LEO: With the moon in your sign, the opportunities for playtime and flirting are abundant. VIRGO: You may find yourself dreaming of a certain someone, but not all of your fantasies are worth pursuing. LIBRA: You’ll do a fine job of building the excitement in a relationship. SCORPIO: Simple courtesies will bring you closer to the one you want to know or will keep an existing relationship fresh. SAGITTARIUS: You’re a giver, but you like to know that your gifts are appreciated. Otherwise, you’re unlikely to give again. CAPRICORN: Don’t keep score. Score keeping turns giving and receiving into a game or a job instead of a pleasure. AQUARIUS: You won’t have to do much to get someone’s attention. Your natural good looks and everyday way of dealing with the world are more than appealing enough. PISCES: Romantic entertainment can ruin realistic expectations of love.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Taurus and Leo get along famously, as the sun in Taurus dances with the Leo moon this weekend. Taurus is patient and kind, entertained by Leo’s quirky playfulness and impressed with the cat’s generosity, as well. Leo may seem to take the lead, but Taurus is not a follower. The relationship is best when Taurus exudes strength and leadership to match Leo’s bravado, which is often just for show.

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