We all need affection and attention, and at some times more than others. Venus and Jupiter carry on with their air-sign love affair without any regard to the effect they might have on unsuspecting, impressionable, love-hungry humans. Cupid’s arrow doesn’t always wait until Valentine’s Day to strike. The aspect holds through the weekend.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Helicopter parents have a hard time walking the fine line between helping a child out of actual necessity and overdoing it out of a perceived necessity. You’ll have your own version of a helicopter parent hovering over you today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be in an affectionate and demonstrative mood. Every time you express appreciation toward your loved one, he or she feels that much more love for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re willing to work hard for your family and/or the people you have chosen to care about. Your sense of purpose is so strong through the weekend that the hard work feels more like a noble mission.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your ideas are good. Inviting collaboration will make them even better. Bounce your opinions off of someone with similar tastes and different talents. A Libra or Virgo person would be ideal.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Anyone who has ever tried to “pill a cat” can attest: Cats will fight you if you try to feed them anything unappealing. Your cat nature will emerge tonight when someone presents statements you find hard to swallow.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With the moon in your sign, you don’t have to do much to gain support for your righteous efforts to make the environment as clean, nurturing and safe as possible.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Do you really have an obligation to be original? After all, what you do within a group is amazingly effective today. Still, the answer is yes. Adding your personal signature will be crucial to the success of all.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Detective work brings benefits. Poke around in a mess. What good are blessings in disguise if they never reveal themselves and no one makes the effort to recognize them?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Though there’s a snappy pace to the proceedings, avoid speedy assumptions and judgments. Your neutrality will allow you to pick up on the nuances that others miss.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The result you want requires that you attract a certain someone’s attention. If you feel negative on the inside, it will be hard to radiate a noticeable aura. So the time you spend feeling good is well worth the effort.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll spend a good deal of time on a computer or other machine (SET ITAL) not (END ITAL) earning a fortune. Those who wonder why just don’t understand the love affair you have with your devices.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What makes you an excellent friend is that you have been there for a person in her time of need, and yet you don’t expect the return favor. Good karma always comes back, and often from an unpredictable source.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (NOVEMBER 9). This month gives you a way to perform for people whose opinions matter to you. You could even make money at this. Your friendships will be diverse and interesting all year. Real love takes time, and you give it that time in December even though you’ll be busy. An investment in a project pays in May. Aries and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 13, 24, 9 and 11.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Infatuation is different from love, though only those who have experienced both can really tell the difference. TAURUS: Relationships that start with attraction can end in repulsion, but it rarely goes the other way. Obey your aversions. GEMINI: The one who makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up will work magic on you again. CANCER: It may be premature of you to expect someone to react to your signals. Training will be necessary first. LEO: You’ll maintain control of your passions. If you’re fierce, it’s just to make a point. VIRGO: You are attractive and in demand, and therefore you appreciate the one who doesn’t chase after you because he or she doesn’t have to. LIBRA: Love is not a game, but romance is. You’ll play expertly. SCORPIO: Because someone is very special to you, you’ll go out of your way to be perceived as equally special in this person’s presence. SAGITTARIUS: Invitations are sincere and best taken literally. CAPRICORN: Avoid the one who tries to control you with affection and kindness. AQUARIUS: You’ll demonstrate your love through listening carefully. PISCES: Love can be a kind of self-induced hypnosis.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: The Libra moon and the Scorpio sun provide the perfect backdrop for friendships that are warm, exciting and unpredictable. Will they turn to love? Anything is possible this weekend. But instead of going for the “L” word, shoot for chemistry, fun, intellectual challenge and physical connection. What happens is a stronger relationship. Love comes along in its own good time.
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