Horoscope, Tuesday, January 8, 2013

By From page A8 | January 07, 2013

Venus Gets Real

How do I love thee? Ten minutes at a time. That’s the best way to love as love goddess Venus takes a journey through the practical, proof-oriented sign of Capricorn. Making commitments is all well and good, but we’ll only believe what is actually happening. The future is a question mark. Now is the only moment that exists, and even that is debatable.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you can’t gain insight into another person’s nature, try to gain insight into your own. By doing this, you’ll align yourself with the forces of greater understanding.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The bull doesn’t always rage. So powerful a creature needn’t prove how powerful he or she is at every juncture. And just now, you’re about as peaceful, docile and content as a cow in the meadow.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s much to process in social dynamics right now, and you are game. You know how you want this chapter of your life story to end, but you just may get a cliffhanger instead. Certainty is overrated anyhow!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even though there are challenges in your financial sector, they can all be worked out. This feels like the most of your worries, and it’s really the least. Relax and let heaven reflect your inner beauty back to you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Within you is the power to strike a fire in someone’s heart. You may even sense that you could do this in the heart of everyone you meet if you were so inclined. And you wouldn’t be out of line, either.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It may seem that you’re helpless to make a difference, but it’s not true. The world is big, but you can always do something to make it better. By resolving conflicts within yourself you’ll bring harmony to your environment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s a bit like when you’re watching your favorite drama and you come to an episode in which surprisingly little happens. Don’t lose interest, though. There are more exciting days around the bend.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Humans have been on Earth for hundreds of thousands of years, and yet articles on basic topics like how to stretch and eat are still popular. Trust your human instinct, not the latest trend.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). According to Greek legend, fire was intended for the gods only. But then Prometheus stole a flame or two and gave it to the humans. He was punished for this act of kindness, and maybe right now you can relate.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Don’t let your quest for knowledge consume you. There is no reason to make a grab for the distant bits. Let things come to you. Everyone knows what happens to people who overreach: They lose their balance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). True to your sign, you’ll share what’s in your vessel and still have more left over for you. But instead of water, or perhaps in addition to it, you have insight, wisdom and health to give.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t need a complicated mind map to find out what you really want to do. It’s obvious. The only thing stopping you from going forward is fear, and that will slowly disappear as you take more steps toward your desire.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 8). Your cosmic birthday gift is a new level of personal freedom. Breezy energy comes into your professional life, and suddenly the one who held you back gets out of your way in February. Your social life rocks in March. Singles love the relationship options. September travel unites family in common fun. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 44, 49 and 30.

TAURUS YEAR AT A GLANCE: JANUARY: Those who’ve tasted the honey of success will inspire you to reach for your own sweet dreams. FEBRUARY: Mars and Venus challenge your former definitions of success. MARCH: Mercury suggests that finesse makes things possible that sheer power and authority can’t manage. APRIL:  Secret wishes start to form in your mind. MAY: Visitors, romantic drama and career demands make this a whirlwind month. JUNE: Uranus and Pluto help you bravely break down a barrier and move forward. JULY: Family wants your time. You may have to compromise to fit their expectations, but you’re better for the sacrifice. AUGUST: An orderly living situation gives you a platform on which to build your next venture. SEPTEMBER: You’ll tweak your routine so that your life supports you better; your success depends on it. OCTOBER: Venus pulls at your heartstrings, and you will be reminded of what longing feels like. NOVEMBER: Someone will want to know where you stand, and the answer will set you on a particular course. Choose well. DECEMBER: The new moon on the 2nd pushes you to find untapped resources and combine them in extraordinary ways.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: The king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley knocked the entertainment world out with his swiveling hips that made parents irate and girls weak in the 1950s. The sun, Mercury and Venus were all in powerful Capricorn when the king was born. His Pisces moon inspired art, spirituality and susceptibility. His natal Jupiter in sexy Scorpio seems rather obvious!

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