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Horoscope, Wednesday, April 3, 2013

By From page A10 | April 03, 2013

Pluto Sings Belafonte

Pisces Harry Belafonte sang of the interconnectedness of the fire, water, mountains and spirit in his interpretation of the African folk song “Turn the World Around.” The song suggests that by returning to our elemental selves, we make the world turn. Pluto delivers a similar message as he continues to challenge the sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You strive to come at life from a place of abundance and optimism. You accomplish this by noticing all the cool things around you. You will someday have and do other things. Still, what you have now is pretty amazing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). “I’m sorry” should not be followed by the word “but.” Accept and give only apologies that express a regret and intend a change. Also consider adopting a “no apologies” policy for a few days.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your job isn’t easy, but it’s not that hard, either. So push yourself. You’ll be amazed at how much more you can do once you pass the first three points of internal resistance.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your tender heart craves a feeling of acceptance. You’ll get what you need when you go where you believe you’ll fit in. Your contributions will be recognized there.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a certain sequence of actions that you like to follow while getting ready to greet the world. When you don’t have time for your usual routine, you’d rather stay in — which may very well be your choice today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be wary of the one who paints a selfish picture by talking only in terms of how the world can help him and not at all about how he might help the world.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You do something different from what your competitors do. Highlight that difference now, as there will be people who respond to your unique approach. You may even be paid handsomely for this.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The gender divide will be a hot topic, and you’ll be made all too aware of the behaviors that are deemed acceptable for one gender but not the other. Challenge the status quo.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s a kind of rage in you — a fire that burns in your belly and won’t let you quit even long after it seems sensible to do so. That rage is part of the reason why you’ll reach a goal by sundown.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Matters of identity and presentation can be complicated. There are many facets to your personality, and you don’t want to confuse people by showing them too many sides of you at once today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your delivery will be everything. The way you speak, the tones you use and the spirit of nurturing behind your words will make all the difference in successful communication.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Demonstrate your independence. Your autonomy makes you desirable to interesting partners. Relationships based on a shared drive to build and create are far more engaging than relationships based on need.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 3). You do want your fondest wishes to come true, but not right away. That would be no fun. The journey is the thing, and you’re in for the long ride. Romance begins in your mind and carries over into your lifestyle through the next seven weeks. In May, you’ll be traveling for work. June brings an improvement in your family dynamic. Scorpio and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 4, 33, 1 and 16.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’ll soon be interviewing for a project management job that I really want. This is the break I have been waiting for. The pay is great, the benefits are super, and the position is a rank above the one I have. I’m a sensitive Cancer, and sometimes I get overly nervous when the pressure is on. I’m afraid I’ll blow the interview. How can I make sure that I don’t?”

Preparation is the way, dear Cancer. Start by asking yourself the standard interview questions you are likely to get: “Why do you want to work here?” “What do you know about our company?” “Why should we hire you?” Focus all of your answers on the benefit you can provide the company and the value you would add, not on what you would gain — e.g., pay, benefits, position, etc. Rehearse what you’re going to say in a mirror, or better yet, make a video of yourself rehearsing so you can analyze and refine your responses.

On the day of the interview, clear your schedule except for the interview, leave yourself plenty of time to get ready and travel, arrive early, and breathe. Remember, you are not interviewing to save your life. Tell yourself “it’s just a job,” and then do your best.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Thomas, are expecting their first child together. Even though his Aries sun sometimes projects a rugged tough-guy persona, the “30 Rock” star was born when the moon and Jupiter were in Libra, the sign of partnership, lending a tender sensitivity and a vivid awareness of all that goes into balancing family, romantic and professional life.

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