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Horoscope, Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother’s Day Moon Message

The void-of-course moon that rules the entire day puts a fuzzy lens on Mother’s Day. Tomorrow the spell will be broken when the moon enters Cancer, the sign of mothers. Because it’s likely that sentiments won’t be delivered or received as expected, try a little harder to articulate your feelings and pay respect to the maternal forces.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re sensitive. Even though you want to please the important people in your life, if what they want to do is too exciting, extreme, crowded or loud, you’ll probably opt out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Full of confidence, you are a magnet for temptation, especially of the retail variety. Be careful not to spend what you think you’ll make in the future. Instead, spend what’s really in your wallet.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An adept conversationalist such as yourself knows better than to try to control a conversation. You do, however, make an attempt to steer it away from the subjects that alienate or divide people.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t spend too many days in a row doing the same things. If today’s accomplishments are very similar to yesterday’s, you’ll start to grow irritated or, worse, weary. Change it up.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Because you’re so busy these days, you will appreciate any bits of time you have that can be devoted to creative work. You just don’t feel quite like yourself unless you’re putting something new into the world.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There’s a problem to solve today. When you ask a question and get only dissatisfactory answers, it’s a sign that you’re asking the wrong question. Small tweaks are all it will take to yield results.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Things could easily go in a heavy direction, but don’t let them. Lighten up. A degree of detachment will help. Remember that you are the person making choices, but you are not the choices themselves.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are so many feelings you’re dealing with now, but luckily they only come one at a time. You’re open to letting emotions flow through you, so you won’t stay stuck in one for long.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ease is attractive. Strain is unattractive. This rule will be apparent in your work and play. Wherever you create ease, there will be people who want to be a part of what you’re doing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Each person is born with a certain tolerance for frustration. Experiencing frustration too intensely or too often could be a sign that you are putting more attention on your goals than on you and your life as it is.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Keeping up with someone for a few minutes each day builds more of a relationship than talking for hours once a month. Think of what else might improve over a few minutes each day.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Whenever you get caught up in worrying about whether someone approves of you, remember how many people there are in the world. You can always attract and develop new relationships.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 12). This part of the year casts a dreamy light on your love life, and though your point of view may be somewhat idealistic, you derive so much enjoyment and fun from relationships that it doesn’t matter. In June, apply new strategies for moving things along in your career. July brings a financial prize. Make a promise in August. Leo and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 41, 28, 3 and 16.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The first Mother’s Day was a gesture in memorial of a remarkable mother who, among other acts of maternal love and civil service, provided medical aid to wounded Union and Confederate soldiers with neutrality. Anna Jarvis, the daughter who founded Mother’s Day, was eventually outspokenly negative in regard to the commercialization of the holiday. Cards and candy had apparently never been her intention for the special day. Since the void-of-course moon has us questioning everything now, it’s an excellent opportunity to come up with a more personal way to honor mom. This moon suggests that to effectively communicate we must reach deeper inside ourselves and try harder to be articulate, thoughtful and demonstrative.

As if to address the hot topic of solar flares, Mercury, the planet of communication, begins a transit through Gemini. Smart ideas will be born, and scientific advancements will address problems associated with contemporary living and our dependence on the grid of electrical forces. It’s an excellent time to consider your own relationship with electronic devices and come up with backup systems that will keep you from feeling helplessly attached to them. Preparation is power!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Taurus Kenton Duty stars on the popular Disney series “Shake It Up,” which showcases his dance moves and comedy chops. Taurus natives typically have good rhythm, and Duty’s Libra moon suggests he works and plays well with others. Mars in the energetic fire sign of Leo is an excellent aspect for performers, offering an instinct for all things entertaining.

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