Horoscope, Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By From page A10 | October 16, 2013

Mars in Virgo Has a Healthful Impact

Mars is already settling into the groove of pragmatic Virgo. Suddenly, the maintenance and upkeep that seemed difficult is made much easier. For instance, keeping a tidy home or eating the things that lead to optimum health will be no-brainers. The desire to be healthy, wealthy and wise points us in the right direction.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you consider the things that shape your identity these days, you’ll realize that you’re far less concerned with your image than you used to be. Your primary goal matters more to you than what anyone thinks of you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be in a position to mediate a battle of sorts. Maybe it’s your grounded Taurus energy, but you’re really good at keeping everyone calm now. You’ll mostly listen, saying only what really must be said.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Many failures occur, and not because of a lack of discipline or talent, but because of a mismatched goal. Ask yourself sincerely whether you’re really suited for the steps required to get to the end destination.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your attention, when you give it fully, is a gift that your loved ones will treasure. It may not seem like they recognize the full value of your attention now, but in time they will.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To make yourself happy, you must first know yourself well enough to predict what will make you happy. Along the way, you’ll mess up a few times and make yourself unhappy instead, but this only serves to deepen your knowledge.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Things you might usually take for granted, like having a way to get from here to there within a certain time frame, will now get your full attention. You’ll realize your own good fortune, and you’ll use it to help someone else.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are deeply loyal to the people who have helped you in the past, so much so that you refuse to see their flaws. But no one is all good or all bad — a point that is well illustrated in the day’s events.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Do you believe that you sometimes communicate telepathically with the people you care about? An uncanny coincidence will make you feel mysteriously connected to your loved ones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don’t bottle up those feelings — it’s too much pressure that way. Express yourself. If you’re not sure you can trust the people you’re around, write about your feelings in a journal.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Make sure your work is totally finished before you show it to anyone. Conduct private tests to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Also, do a practice run before you present to the people who matter most.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your generosity is much appreciated, but people don’t like to feel that they are always taking and you are always giving. They want to give back. Be sure to receive well, too.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The work that must be done today would not have been your first choice. And yet, there is a better opportunity to be had here than you might have found in your first choice.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 16). Achievement in business will be a marvelous way to start off your solar return. You’ll be proud, and yet you also give credit to the many supporters on your team and to those who need and use your product. Different kinds of relationships will appeal to you in December. You’ll join family for fun in June. Sagittarius and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 23, 1, 24 and 17.

TURN THE DOWNSIDE OF YOUR SIGN INTO AN ASSET: Each sign has strengths and weaknesses, and often they are the very same quality. For GEMINI, being prone to communicate can be a blessing or a curse. The twins are not so great at keeping secrets, and they are the kind of poker players who give away too much information with their many “tells.” Young Geminis are likely to be scolded by teachers, librarians and parents for chatting at the wrong time or blurting out what is obvious and yet inappropriate. However, the drive to communicate is applied to tremendously successful effect in the area of sales. No one can work a room like a Gemini! This sign can get rich on their ability to create rapport and keep the conversation charming!

CANCERS can be moody little crabs if they let their feelings go unchecked. This sign feels deeply and passionately, and their intensity of feeling can make life difficult for them and for those they love. However, the crab’s sensitivity can be an asset, too. When they apply themselves to the task of flowing more love and positive feelings into the world, the empathy, compassion and understanding they generate become a healing force.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Notorious lady’s man and virtuoso John Mayer was born under the sign of harmony and has Mercury and Pluto in Libra, as well. Libra is the sign of lovers, partnerships and relationships, and those born under Libra crave companionship to balance their experience of life. Mayer’s natal moon and Neptune in Sagittarius suggests a restless spirit and a love of travel and adventure.

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