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Horoscope, Friday, April 5, 2013

By From page A12 | April 05, 2013

The Sun and Moon Team for Progress

The intellectual Aquarius moon encourages forward thinking, open conversation and novel approaches. Teamed with the energetic Aries solar influence, the cosmic call is for progress. If no one is challenging your beliefs, challenge them yourself. “An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.” — Jef Mallett

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your urge to improve upon what is already working just fine is commendable, but it’s a waste of energy today because there are more pressing concerns to address. As the country saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You really understand what matters, and that makes it a happy day. Aspiring to a small victory, like mastering a soup recipe or helping a child submit peacefully to bedtime, is a noble pursuit.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Domestic pursuits might concern you, but don’t stress too much over them. The best thing about your place is that you’re in it, and that’s what other people see when they visit you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You simply can’t relate to lazy people. You feel sorry for them and want to help, but you can’t understand their condition. If you stop doing things for them, they might become less lazy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your weapons of reason arm you against false hope, stupid ideas and other wastes of time and energy. Take care that they do not also arm you against creativity and possibility.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Being too careful makes your muscles tight and rigid. That’s a fine way to stumble. Better to be loose, ready and willing to take a few knocks. That’s how you learn to stay on your feet.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have it pretty good right now, but you won’t be able to shake the nagging truth: There is something inside you that is superior to your circumstances.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Is it true that you love in others what you lack in yourself? Or is it truer that you love in others what you know is in yourself? Your relationship with the one you love will prove both points.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Fame ensures lots of attention. Obscurity allows you to go under the radar and do what you want. Which do you think is better? Your actions today will answer the question.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your sign mate the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking thinks computer viruses should count as life. You have your own ideas now about what to anthropomorphize, and a fan finds it adorable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Many people simply don’t know you well enough to predict what you’ll do next. That’s how you like it. When you pull out all the stops, they’ll be surprised and delighted.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ve been lucky before, but turning in stellar results time and time again, as you’ve been doing lately, is not a matter of luck. You make an intelligent effort, you work hard, and you care.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 5). For all the dirt, sweat and falls, you would rather be in the arena of life striving valiantly than be a critic up in the stands. You’ll connect or reconnect with your tribe this month. May brings fast changes, while June is leisurely, peaceful and full of laughter. Professional advancement influences your domestic rhythm in August. Leo and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 3, 22, 39 and 15.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You love someone, and so you welcome their problems and want to help. TAURUS: Loving honestly takes less energy than being tricky with your affections, but you’re still not sure whether you should completely open up. GEMINI: When loved ones don’t behave the way you’d prefer, condemn the action, not the actor. CANCER: Your love life is playing out a bit like a novel, and you’re the most sympathetic character. LEO: In your current state, it’ll be easy to fall for someone and hard to come to your senses afterward. VIRGO: Your natural smile is more alluring than any hair product or designer scent in a bottle — and cheaper, too. LIBRA: There’s someone you want to talk to, but you’re anxious about the approach. Warm up by talking to someone friendly first. SCORPIO: It’s your turn to get in the driver’s seat of a relationship. SAGITTARIUS: You ask funny questions, and you get funny answers. CAPRICORN: Being overly serious or scrupulously honest is not a requirement on a night of fun and games. AQUARIUS: The vibe you create around you makes it easy for people to feel relaxed and say “yes.” PISCES: Relationships escalate when they already have momentum. If you let too much time pass, you’ll be starting from scratch again.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Aquarius and Aries both start with an “A,” and that’s where their similarities end this weekend. However, with the sun in Aries and the moon in Aquarius, each can see the merit in the other’s unique gifts and talents. Conversations will run deep into the night as they strive to learn something new about the world through each other. Understanding and agreement leads eventually to strong bonds.

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