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Horoscope, Saturday, October 5, 2013

By From page A12 | October 04, 2013

Libra Moon Favors Relationships

This promises to be a pleasant day under the Libra sun with the moon in the same sign. Relationships are breezy, and people seem to naturally do the things that bring them in synch with one another. Of course, that can take a lot of different forms, depending on the relationship. Some people are at their best when arguing like rivals.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your love is unique, and the one who values this is special indeed. You’ll look for and find the right expression for the profound way you feel about this person.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s something to be said for not wanting to work too hard at boring tasks. Lazy people who try to find the easy way may wind up helping out the rest of the world by inventing it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re a detective, and you’ll enjoy the satisfaction that comes from figuring out what actually happened. Truth is stranger than fiction, but lies are the strangest in that they sound logical but just don’t feel right.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Because you love someone, you are willing to ignore certain less than stellar behaviors, and you would appreciate the same courtesy. Selective attention paves the way to emotional intimacy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will capture people’s fascination by telling a good story, weaving a bit of fun or bringing attention to the lovelier aspects of the day. Let imagination triumph over the reality of a situation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may be reserved in public at times, but you still sing out loud when you’re alone in the car. Someone you’re around today will bring out that freer side of you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love is less like a wave that washes over you and more like a riptide. Resist, and you’ll only get carried away. The best way is to swim parallel to the shore, and eventually you’ll feel free again.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Maybe you’re not in the mood to do the nice thing, and that’s fine for now. Nice can be boring. You’ll do the thing that challenges people, makes them think or makes them laugh.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll meet new friends who can help you in business or pleasure. You’re not looking for a chameleon who will conform to your personality. You prefer the feisty types with their own opinions.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A little competitiveness will be good for friendship and love. Too much of it will be completely detrimental. Sometimes the best sportsmanship is exhibited by the one who refuses to play the game.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You may have serious values, but you will laugh at a silly joke, too, and your partner never tires of your multidimensionality. Singles: Get out to meet new people, and someone will become smitten with you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are very accomplished, but you know better than to show off these accomplishments, preferring to keep everything on a need-to-know basis. The restraint you show will impress someone.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 5). Free, easygoing energy surrounds you. Your goals are not hard to achieve, and many will join in the effort to help you through the next seven weeks. Increase your patience and determination in January. You’ll be better for surmounting the challenge to your personal life. February begins a new chapter in love. Capricorn and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 31, 3, 39, 4 and 11.

12 MAPS TO NOW: Do you sometimes stray so far from Now that you have trouble finding your way back? That’s a good way to miss out on life. Here’s another map to return you to the present.

MAP No. 6: Follow the Guitar. The very definition of music is that it’s a certain sound played in a certain time. If you are listening to music — really listening — you are powerfully connected with the moment. Develop your ear, appreciation and attention span for music with the Follow the Guitar exercise.

Choose a piece of music you like, and listen to the song following only one instrument — for instance, the guitar. Pay attention to when the sound comes in and out. What is the emotion of the part? Is it playful and skippy, determined and forceful, or does it sing like a mournful sigh? How does it bounce off of or blend with the other instruments? At first, it may be difficult to stick with the exercise. Halfway through the song, you may lose yourself in the whole effect, abandoning your ear’s allegiance to just the guitar. If so, gently bring yourself back around. Play the song again, and listen to another instrument in the same way.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Kate Winslet will star with Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire in the upcoming drama “Labor Day,” the story of a depressed single mom who offers the wrong man a ride. This lovely Libra gravitates toward strong roles, and her four artistic Libran luminaries suggest that she loves to melt into the aesthetic of her characters through the magic of costume and makeup.

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