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Horoscope, Tuesday, July 30, 2013

By From page A8 | July 29, 2013

Taurus Moon Gets Greedy

Yesterday’s grand sextile continues to bathe us in a healing, nurturing and creatively inspiring vibration. But if you can’t feel it, maybe you’re getting caught up in the agenda of this Taurus moon. She seems bent on focusing on our needs and wants and the hefty price tag attached to them. Take a step back and ask what is really necessary.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are not in the mood to lock horns over anything — there’s no reason good enough. You’ll get some flack from loved ones, but you’ll shrug it off without harboring long-standing resentments.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Keeping things simple is not so easy for highly intelligent and complicated folks. That’s why when a simple plan goes without a hitch today, it’s a cause for celebration.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can’t argue with happiness — or you could, but happiness would win, so why bother? You may not want something to make you this happy, but you can’t help that it does, so just go with it. Revel.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, “Hell is other people.” Today you might agree, although not across the board. You would add the word “certain” after “is” because of one particularly maddening individual.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Feeling that you must be perpetually nice and attractive to others is a recipe for depression. You’ll seize the opportunity to be yourself, no frills, and have a blast with it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Because they are so self-involved, children sometimes have trouble matching the tone of their physical and social environment. The one who is not a child and yet still has trouble with this is similarly self-involved. Be forewarned.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll land in the right place at the right time. The question is: Do you also have the right attitude? You’ll be thrown a rare opportunity — this is a test. Take the ball and run the distance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those who are especially capable of a task will not study it closely or work hard to understand and master it. That’s why the best teachers are people who themselves have struggled with the subject and overcome obstacles.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll be perusing a scene with a choice about with whom to connect. The most powerful person in the room isn’t who you think it is. Seek out the person who is the most respectful, warm, open and direct.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People just don’t listen well. Your intent ears, rapt attention and open heart are a rarity. People will come out of the blue with their stories and feelings because they sense that you genuinely care.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You want more out of love than to live a parallel life with another without really connecting on many levels. Communication is the key to a flourishing love life.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re a realist. You know that nothing is perfect. It is human nature to be compelled by the thrill of victory and also intrigued by the agony of defeat, which hangs, inevitably, behind images of perfection.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 30). Conservative financial choices prove that you’re responsible. (Insert yawn here.) This year you’ll prove that you’re creative and daring with the confidence to act on your big ideas. You’ll form an alliance in August. September brings a meaningful new relationship. You’ll show your influence in November. Pisces and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 1, 11, 10 and 18.

HOW TO PLEASE A SAGITTARIUS: The sign of the archer is getting very little planetary attention these days except for spotty visits from the moon. This is just the liberating kind of circumstance that many Sagittarians prefer, and yet from time to time the Sagittarian may feel an uncharacteristic pang of loneliness or a need for acknowledgment. If you love a Sagittarius, you may want to preempt this type of pain and do something to make your adventurous friend smile.

A hunt is just the thing. This could be as elaborate as a scavenger hunt or as simple as a hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. Sagittarius is the sign most likely to be thrilled by — if not addicted to — the chase. The subject of the chase is not nearly as important as the difficulty level. The more drawn-out and hard-won the victory is the more pleasure Sagittarius will find in it. Projects that include achieving several small wins along the way to a big impressive win (the kind of thing that occurs in the process of mastering a video game or assembling a large collection) will be especially wonderful for Sagittarius.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Lisa Kudrow is an entertaining Leo and one of three Leos in the cast of the hit television show “Friends.” This comic beauty will soon appear in “Townies” with Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. Kudrow was born when the sun and Mercury were both in the sign of show business and the moon was in friendly, outgoing, adventurous Sagittarius. Her Venus in Cancer suggests a deeply nurturing, motherly spirit.

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