Horoscope, Tuesday, October 22, 2013

By From page A8 | October 21, 2013

Libra Sun’s Last Day

On the last day of Libra’s 2013 solar journey, consider this: Like a small mouse claiming a wee hole in your home as his own, even though you’re not technically using that space, you’re going to be affected by the mere presence of this being in your realm. Handle what needs handling immediately, and keep the sanctity of your environment.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s important to you that you meet other people’s expectations or, better yet, surpass them. That’s why you’re not afraid to ask directly what people want from you. Don’t forget this crucial step today!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). They’ll say you are ahead of your time, but really you feel that the ones who should be leading the group into the future are slacking off on the job. In your estimation, things should be farther along.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re not trying to compete with anyone but your own best self. And yet, others may accuse you of being competitive, as they see you exceed the competence of your peers or even those in charge of you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Each person has a burden to carry. You will allow for a bit of silliness, refusing to point out the error in it, because you suspect that this silliness helps to lighten the burden.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have an instinct to be playful even in work-oriented situations. Not everyone will understand how this makes things better. That’s why your process is best kept private. Let them see the results and wonder how you got them.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like a place that regularly fills with the kind of people you can relate to. You will avoid showing up in places where you don’t relate to the other customers and clients.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You do what must be done at the time it ought to be done. This is the essence of self-discipline. By completing one such task in this spirit, you prove that you can do almost anything.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Power is not an illusion as some suggest. You will witness a person getting things done because she has built the necessary relationships or because he knows how to ask. Watch and learn the ropes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You like the way something looks, and it feels right, too. But in order for you to plunk down your money, attention or time, you have to also know that it works. Wait for the proof.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You want to know how things work, but you don’t feel compelled to figure out how people work — at least not today. Your relationships are important, but social interaction just isn’t a very strong need of yours currently.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re looking for fun now, and you’ll find it bound up inside a knotty problem. When you’re in good company, the kind that makes you laugh by simply telling the truth, time flies.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your bold moves are favored. They won’t all work, but it’s better to make a big mistake than a small one, because you can recognize and correct the big ones.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 22). You’re a good friend to your family members, and the time you spend with loved ones brings delight to your world. You’ll be lucky in love through the holidays. In January, you’ll connect with work you hadn’t considered until then. There’s a windfall in February. The mission you start in April is a spiritual quest of sorts. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 24, 2, 14 and 11.

TURN THE DOWNSIDE OF YOUR SIGN INTO AN ASSET: Noted for popularity, AQUARIUS is a sign for the people. The water-bearing symbol of Aquarius speaks to the serviceable nature of this sign. Admirably, Aquarius will go out of the way to make sure everyone is cared for. But Aquarian generosity can also begin a cycle of codependence. How can Aquarian natives avoid becoming enablers? The key is to give the kind of help that allows people to help themselves. It is better to teach someone a skill than to provide the kind of assistance that will foster weakness and dependence.

PISCES is among the most sensitive and impressionable signs of the zodiac; therefore, Pisces is susceptible to all kinds of influences, good and bad. This susceptibility is precisely how Pisces empathizes with others — by entering their world, sharing their feelings, taking on their beliefs and joining their experience. It is what makes Pisces people great artists and wise souls. For this gift to be purely an asset, Pisces must be extremely careful in choosing good company. One rule of thumb for Pisces: Never hang out with anyone you wouldn’t want to be, because chances are, in some way and in some moment, you will try on the identity of whoever you are with.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Physician and guru Deepak Chopra is among the biggest celebrities and most renowned authors of the New Age movement. Whether he’s debating with the world’s top scientists, discussing the afterlife with spiritual leaders or hanging out with Lady Gaga, this lighthearted Libra (born under a Libra moon, too) brings intelligence and levity to even the most serious endeavors.

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