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Horoscope, Monday, June 23, 2014

By From page A8 | June 23, 2014

Venus in Gemini 

Venus, the love goddess, traipses into Gemini, a realm that highlights her charms and simultaneously lessens her interest in holding on to the love she attracts. Love is carefree and interesting during this transit, though it tends to be more about friendly intellectual connection than soulful emotional connection. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have to start somewhere. Let it be bad, but don’t think of it as “bad.” Call it an early effort and move on to the next thing. You’ll learn with each step, and eventually you’ll look back and say, “Pretty good!” 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will move yourself great distances, one mile at a time. You will push forward through boredom, irritation, interest, excitement and more. This will be a day to remember. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re in the mood to talk, and you’ll be talking. If people don’t like the things you’re saying, oh well. If they behaved better, you would have better things to say. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The sword of truth is more of a showpiece to hang on the wall today. That’s much better than battling someone with it, as the truth is different things to different people. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Intuition needs space. Take the pressure off with a simple song: “Whatever will be will be.” This is not for you to discern in a few hours. Let go of the picture you had, and embrace the unknown.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The person who likes and dislikes all of the same things that you do is most definitely not your soul mate. This person is copying you out of deference — sweet but misleading. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The basic needs of life — air, water, sleep — are often taken for granted because they are available 24/7. Yet, it does a body good to think about and be grateful for them, and you’ll graciously do so.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may find yourself pulling out of what’s going on around you as your mind races to accomplish something tonight. “Just breathe” may seem like a New Age cliche, but it’s also the best method for reconnecting to the moment. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have no regard for what’s in it for you. That’s the great thing about what you’re doing now. Your efforts are laced in luck because of your utter selflessness. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In the cartoons, the evil plans of the nefarious mastermind always backfire and do far more damage to the bad guy than he intended for his innocent victim. You’ll see evidence of this kind of karmic comedy today. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Friedrich Nietzsche said, “In heaven, all of the interesting people are missing.” Though you don’t believe that, you also don’t want to be so good that you lose your edge. You’re the right amount of bad. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s good to think well of others, but not if it means you are ignoring your own talents and strengths. This is the perfect moment to focus on self-development. 

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 23). Believe in yourself and don’t lose sight of who you are. In July, it may feel as though weeks pass without progressing your interests. But you can be sure that, in the long run, your efforts will prove to be essential development. August, November and May will be the most enjoyable and lucrative months. Virgo and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 36, 50, 15 and 1.

VENUS IN GEMINI: When Venus slips into Gemini, love is a fickle mistress with many personas, each more charming than the last. Gemini loves games and will turn romance into a contest of sorts. The question that begs to be asked is: How many winners will there be? This won’t be a very fun competition if the answer is one.

So how do you know you’re playing fair at the game of love? Here are a few guidelines for this Venus-in-Gemini transit: 

Qualifying Score: In games of sport, there is often a structure in place to be sure the players will indeed be well matched. Leagues, ratings, qualifying scores and the like are put in place to ensure that each team gets at least a fighting chance. Think of love in this way during the transit, and stay in your league. If you sense that a potential love may be in over his or her head, as tempting as it is to enjoy being worshiped, the kind thing to do is not to start such a game. “Ego aside, compassion forward” is the best rule for games of romance. 

CELEBRITY PROFILES: “American Idol” judge, Grammy Award-winning producer, entrepreneur and all-around top “dawg” Randy Jackson was born under the soulful Cancer sun. His Mercury and Venus in Gemini suggests easy charm and naturally superb social skills. His lucky Jupiter, exciting Uranus and deep Pluto are all in Leo, the sign of entertainment, indicating an innate understanding of performance. 

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