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Horoscope, Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gemini Gadfly Moon

The Gemini moon is a happy-go-lucky hipster, mingling and mixing jovially with the other planetary influences. Is any of this discourse to be taken seriously? Actually, yes. As you go about your friendly, merry way, you’ll find that truths come through in their most amusing forms. As Freud contended: There are no jokes.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Carefully phrase your compliments and be thoughtful with your praise. Loved ones want to be recognized for their unique qualities, not for how well they suit your needs.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). With so many planetary influences rooting for you these days, it’s a wonderful time for you, if you know what to do with it. Don’t be afraid to go for what you really want!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Morality and honor are virtues not to be confused. “The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.” — H. L. Mencken

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The best gift you could give another now is your kindness. It will trump anything you could buy today. Your sincere words of comfort and support would not be possible without your inherently good heart.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to partner with someone who will carry out mundane processes and handle the details so you will be free to create. You may not find this person, but look anyway, because you’re unlikely to find that which you don’t seek.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t need approval, but you will benefit from gaining trust. Bonus: The work you do to gain someone’s trust will also build your confidence and skills.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are two kinds of stress: destructive stress and helpful stress. Cut out destructive stress by biting off slightly more than you can chew but not enough to choke you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The intensity of your life will be dialed up today. Though you may not be certain of exactly how you feel, you’re absolutely certain that you do feel something. Take all the time you need to process.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The day features so much speculation, argument, writing and opinion sharing that by evening you’ll long for silence and perhaps some mindless entertainment.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A casual relationship is becoming more important to you. The rhythm of it suits your life nicely. The exchanges you share may be lighthearted, but they are also meaningful and filled with feeling.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll prepare yourself well, anticipating potential problems and making sure that the solutions are close at hand. Brilliance occurs in the planning and setup stages of a project.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you start to lose steam or develop a less than enthusiastic attitude, being around a happy person, even if it’s only for a few minutes, will put you in a positive mood.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 11). Business activities are especially vigorous over the next four months, and you’ll advance quickly with new responsibilities and better remuneration. June features enriching connections and unexpected invitations. With romance as an afterthought, someone will work madly to get and hold your attention. Pisces and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 4, 14, 37 and 19.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I know I shouldn’t be so vain, but I can’t help it! I’m a Cancer mother with a Libra moon who has given everything she has to her children. My moon has me obsessed with beauty and aesthetics, but my sun has me giving everything I have and more to my children! Now I’m in the despicable position of needing doctors to perform laser surgeries for my spots and dots and bumps and hairs — only I don’t have the money. What should a vain Cancer mom who has lived half a century without any savings to speak of do to become pretty again?”

Stop looking to photoshopped magazine pages for your definition of beauty, dear Cancer. Might there be a happy medium that doesn’t involve a medical bill? The words of another Cancer come to mind. In her beloved children’s book “The Velveteen Rabbit,” Margery Williams wrote, “Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

CELEBRITY PROFILES: “Glee” heartthrob Cory Monteith is another example of Taurean vocal talent. Born under the sun sign that rules the throat, Monteith also enjoys a Capricorn moon that suggests business acumen. Look for this rising star on the big screen in the upcoming drama “All the Wrong Reasons.” His Venus in fiery Aries brings the youthful vibrations that allow him to play younger parts than his physical age.

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