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Horoscope, Friday, July 19, 2013

From page A14 | July 19, 2013 | Leave Comment

One More Day of Retrograde

Is it possible that you’ll actually miss this Mercury retrograde period? Maybe that’s a stretch, but there are things you’ll look back on fondly. And some of the fiascos will make funny stories after enough time has passed. The adventurous Sagittarius moon makes sure that this Mercury transit will go out with an interesting twist.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t have too many policies as an individual and can afford to adopt a few more to guide the action over the next few days. For instance, “I do not help anyone over the age of 30 move.” Or, “Five trips to the airport max per friend.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). As the sign of the bull, you know that taking the bull by the horns is sometimes necessary, but isn’t always wise. Today you will outsmart the “bull” without risking your personal safety.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People can be poor predictors of what will make them happy, and you’ll experience this first-hand. The good news is that you won’t have to give up what you want, probably because you find that you don’t really want it, after all.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Today’s fresh experience will be as crisp and as sweet as fresh fruit. You only wish your memory were worse so you could enjoy this for the first time all over again.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Getting older has been very much on your mind in recent days. Be like a sunflower. Don’t fear the encroaching shadow; shine and grow right now while the sun graces your face with beautiful energy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like reality and can take more of it than most people. But even you will reach a saturation point today and long for a good escape into the land of fiction and fantasy.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re still getting a lot of noise from your people because of a recent decision. Don’t increase the racket by defending yourself or explaining. Put in your ear buds and listen to your own music instead.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One-stop shopping is mighty appealing to people like you who don’t believe in wasting time. However, what you need today is so special that you’ll only find it in a smaller place where the care is personal and specific.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your talents can’t fully come to light if you avoid the light. Unfortunately, the spotlight operator may not know to follow you right now, so you’ll have to chase down the spotlight and stand in it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Big day. You won’t do everything on your list, and this is a very positive sign. “If you have accomplished all that you planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.” — Edward Everett Hale

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You want to impart some valuable skills to others, but it’s not quite time. You have to live it more before you can properly teach it. You’re well on your way to the higher levels of this learning.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s an old joke that goes, “It’s destiny when things work out the way you want and blind chance when they don’t.” These days, you’re not leaving anything to chance, so it doesn’t matter either way. Your fate is self-created.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 19). You get the feeling that someone is watching out for you, and you’re right. Kismet joins you with a loving person in the next five weeks. Get advice before making a financial choice in August. Your fitness level rises in October. You’ll tend toward bold action in your personal life because you crave experience, and you’ll get it! Aries and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 5, 17, 9 and 12.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: There are more days to celebrate love than Valentine’s Day and anniversaries. Make up a new reason. TAURUS: The power of touch makes a lasting impression when words aren’t enough. GEMINI: When stress affects your mood, tell your loved ones so they don’t take it personally. CANCER: Think about the pivotal moments that brought you closer to someone. They’re excellent fodder for romantic conversation. LEO: You have a flair for coming up with romantic ideas and sweet gestures when you make it a priority. VIRGO: Your silliness tells the world (and a certain special person) that you’re comfortable with who you are. LIBRA: The person who gets flustered around you has a crush. SCORPIO: The compliments you field will tell you what you’re doing right, but you’re ambitious, too, so you’ll work toward the compliments you’d like to hear. SAGITTARIUS: Some games of love are never finished. You’ll learn more and formulate your next move. CAPRICORN: People say that romantic gifts don’t have to be expensive, but not everyone lives next to a patch of wildflowers. You’ll pay, and you won’t mind, either. AQUARIUS: The best dates will happen at home. PISCES: Your thoughts drift to a certain someone more often lately. Is it love or just a habit of mind?

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Sagittarius and Cancer make a steamy item — that’s what happens when you mix fire and water signs. They’ll spice up whatever social scene they visit and be the hot couple everyone envies. However, when the moon moves out of Sagittarius, they will be back to their age-old dilemma: Cancer wants to stay home, and Sagittarius wants to go out again!

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