Horoscope, Saturday, July 20, 2013

By From page A14 | July 19, 2013

Mercury Retrograde Ends

Communication follows along more sensible and logical lines as Mercury straightens his course today. As though to celebrate, Mars, Saturn and Neptune form a grand trine. This combination will bring good fortune that resonates on a deep level, and that we can see, feel and acknowledge it as such is precisely what makes it so good.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When off to the beach, don’t be in such a hurry that you forget the all-important item: sunscreen. Similarly, don’t let your overeager anticipation of an upcoming life event result in a painful burn.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Mysterious events and obscure motivations have you feeling as if you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle with a great many missing pieces. Step back for perspective, and the image you’re trying to piece together will become clear.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The reason people don’t eat breakfast by candlelight is that it’s too bright to see the flickering flames. A little darkness is good for ambiance, personalities and relationships.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Rumor has it that you need 17 facial muscles to smile and 43 to frown. Staring blankly takes no effort at all, which is possibly why it’s so unattractive. You’ll choose emotion and engagement because you don’t mind the work.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes you wonder, but there’s no need to doubt or fear: You are the right person for the position you’re in. How do you know? Because you’re in the position. Do your best, and it will be more than good enough.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). From the dark heart of the storm comes the lightning. That’s you: a powerful force at the center of the action. Just be careful of where you strike, because your energy is intense and will change things.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If what you do doesn’t work out, check your motives. You may realize that your needs are different from what you thought they were. With a better motive and the same action, you will find success.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There is reciprocity in life, though sometimes it comes around too slowly for your taste. That’s why you appreciate the unfolding of this day so much. Karma will be a fast boomerang.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The one who is arguing may sound impressive to those who don’t know that it doesn’t take any special understanding to argue a point. You’ll listen between the lines and understand what’s really going on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Whether your reasons for interacting with someone are good or bad doesn’t matter half as much as the fact that you have a reason at all. Give it up, and you’ll be free to make a stellar connection.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Often, it is the most accomplished person in the room who is also the most humble. This person is secure and doesn’t feel the need to bring on extra attention. You’ll fit the description today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Compassion, modesty and frugality — all virtues you aspire to even though you don’t think of that aspiration as barrels of fun. Today will challenge this notion, though, as you’ll be smiling and laughing and virtuous.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 20). You’ll be free with your emotions, and you’ll share your ideas and feelings with great enthusiasm. Motivating people is your thing in August, which makes your personal life run smoothly. In September, you’ll be well paid for this skill, too. You’ll be on the better side of a trade in October. Family keeps celebrating you all year! Leo and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 14, 11, 49 and 38.

DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION CAPRICORN: The final earth sign of the zodiac is a powerful realist and will choose the actions known to work over anything that sounds like hocus-pocus. However, this sign has been known to try a bit of practical magic from time to time and with much success. Capricorns who wish to increase their extrasensory powers may find that working with things that grow opens up the intuition and leads to inexplicable insights, fortuitous luck and an increased feeling of connection to all that lives. This earth sign has natural skills in using herbs and flowers, especially.

Capricorns need only follow their interests to navigate around the world of herbal remedies, flower essences and the like. They gravitate toward the plants that appeal to their aesthetics or speak to their inner knowing. Capricorns can let this knowing guide them by asking questions inside their minds while they shop. “Which plants are healthiest for me, and what does my body need?” or “What would make my friend feel better? What does she need right now?” Capricorns will find that certain plants will seem to speak to them, becoming particularly beautiful or seeming suddenly more fresh, appealing or relevant.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Reality-television star turned movie star Julianne Hough dances, sings country music and is fast becoming a favorite fashion, health and lifestyle adviser as she updates her growing number of followers as to her latest inspirations. This Cancer was born under an artistic Libra moon, which bodes well for ballroom dancing, as Libra is the sign of being elegantly in sync with a partner.

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