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When two planets are at a 150-degree angle, it’s noted in the astrological calendar with a mark resembling the silhouette of an end table, or a tipped-over letter “K.” The aspect is called a “quincunx,” and it’s not exactly a signal of fun times, unless you consider character-building fun. Today’s quincunx involves Mercury and Uranus.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know you’re truly at home when you don’t feel you need to worry about what value you are adding to the situation. Your value is inherent. It was there when you were born, and it will never leave you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There is nothing wrong with pleasure-seeking. In fact, it may be the very best thing you could seek today. It will certainly make life more enjoyable for you and all around you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The competition is on. It’s not formal, organized or obvious, but it’s happening. And the rules are a little foggy. Just know that you’ll be judged on originality, which is good because you’re highly original.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You need your space, especially in the morning. It would be ideal if people avoided you (and you them) until after you’ve had plenty of time to handle the work that was left over from yesterday.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The rules of science and social science are often named after the people who discovered them. If you were responsible for a principle, what would it be? Your theories will be interesting, so share them!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When the orthodox methods do not provide a satisfactory answer to your questions, it is only natural to seek a different view. Your answer will come from an unexpected place.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some partners are attuned to what you need and require little or no prompting in the service of those needs. That’s the kind you should seek now unless you want to spend most of your time training people to help you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most humans are capable of the things that few humans do. Circumstances make a difference in what we ultimately produce in our lives. Tweak your environment to support you better.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll laugh when it’s funny, and you’ll laugh when it seems like it should be funny but isn’t really, and when it’s not funny but others are laughing anyway. Laughter is both healing and bonding.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Think carefully before you decide on your next evolution. You may reason that you can always go back to the way things were, but evolution doesn’t work that way. Once it goes forward, it doesn’t reverse.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can’t judge yourself on what has yet to be proved. What you think you are capable of may be irrelevant to the final score. Strive to produce results instead of projections.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Resistance is the easiest choice. Anyone can point fingers and say why things are not working. You’ll make the hard choice to align with others, cooperate and do something great together.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 29). The first part of your year will invigorate your personal life with fresh energy. Next, your household gets a makeover in time for you to do some hosting in November. Unexpected gifts and money are part of the fun at the start of 2014. Romance is featured in April. A creative project will bond you with new friends. Cancer and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 21, 38, 40 and 28.
TODAY’S NUMEROLOGY: Today’s numerology can be found by adding up each number in today’s date: 0+8+2+9+2+0+1+3 = 25. Then add the 2+5, and the final outcome is 7.
Seven is also a significant number in today’s astrology, because Venus, the planet of love, beauty and grace, is visiting the seventh sector of the zodiac. This is an extremely favorable transit for Venus, and she casts a lovely glow on our relationships and the aesthetics of our life from this part of the sky.
“Seven” days call people to make the world a more beautiful place. Taking pride in our environments and arranging them well becomes a pressing order of business. The environment in question can be as small as a room or as big as the world. And don’t forget, our bodies are also environments that need our loving attention.
“Seven” days are good days to remember that beauty is not a matter of frivolity; rather, it is an essential element that supports life as we know it. Without beauty, the bees wouldn’t fertilize the flowers, the plants and animals would die, and it would be the end of all species on Earth. Use this “seven” day to celebrate all the beauty in your life.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: One Direction’s Liam Payne admits to having a strange phobia of spoons. However, maybe it’s not so strange considering his natal moon in Aquarius. This moon is known to highlight zany eccentricities. It is also the moon of exceptional intelligence, creativity and kindness. Payne also has his sun and Mercury in hardworking Virgo and his Venus in Leo, the sign of the entertainer.
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