Horoscope, Monday, August 4, 2014

By From page A8 | August 04, 2014

Quincunx Time 

When planets are 150 degrees from one another in the sky, they join signs that have nothing in common. Their element is not the same, nor is their gender. They just can’t relate. That’s what’s going on between Mercury in Leo and Neptune in Pisces now. So if you feel a bit like your trapped in an elevator with strangers, blame the Quincunx.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unexpected turns are ahead. There are some sights that go unseen — until you look back at the video or demand the instant replay. The Taurus in your life will be an expert at keeping score. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You cannot connect with a person until you see a bit of yourself inside him or her. You’ll meet someone new and start trying to find common ground — a point of relation right away. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you speak in absolute terms like “always” or “never,” or if you offer a punishment that seems unjustifiable, you’ll trigger another to rebel. Consider that maybe you secretly want the rebellion. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You see the best in others, so they should see the best in you, right? Although, sometimes, the best of you meets the worst of someone, or vice-versa. Then it’s called drama. It also could be called “interesting.” 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The conventional wisdom states that your savings account will grow when you put money into it regularly. That could very well be the way to riches, and it most often, but not always, is.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some of your experiments will lead to logical and consistent answers. Some won’t. You’ll take note of what works for you and what doesn’t, and act accordingly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It will not be enough to read part of the situation all of the way through. Read all of it. Get the whole story from every person’s point of view. That will be the way to an unbiased decision.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Good people — truly good people — can be hard to find. (And even harder to tolerate when you’re not in the mood to be so very good.) Today you’ll be on the lookout for the right mix of good and bad. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The authorities hate it when you complain about the others you’re working with. They will only see this as a sign of weakness. Knowing this, you’ll see the best in everyone and talk accordingly.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The illogical gives way to the logical now. A base ten counting system will rule. So will the other rules you choose to adhere to. The mess will be cleaned up systematically. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Do not show what you feel. It will come off as melodramatic. Yes, you feel it. But showing it won’t help today. Instead, pursue what you need. What is it that you need?  

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One of your great pleasures in life is to step past where you’re expected to end up. That’s the pleasure you will enjoy today — the satisfaction of seeing their faces. 

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 4). The start of your ability to focus intently and work alone will be highlighted in September. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 15, 17, 32 and 27. 

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Is it love? He’s a Taurus, and I’m a Libra. He’s into music, performing, drums, clubs, travel and tattoos. I’m into him. We’re both 23. Do you see a future for us?” 

Yes. Taurus is earthy, sensual and connected with the rhythm of earth. Libra is the sign of love, aesthetics, diplomacy and beauty. The melding will be lovely for a time and why not follow it for as long as you are deliriously in love? Or infatuated. Or whatever you want to call it. Because Libra learns about life through relationships, and this relationship might just be the one to teach you that you can’t define yourself through another person. If your love is a narcissist, he might be completely satisfied that your primary interest is he. But even narcissists need the occasional stimulus of reality. If you don’t legitimately have and know your own interests, talents and strengths, it will hurt you in the end. But why worry about that now? You’re in love! Enjoy!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy Birthday to United States President Barack Obama. The Leo president keeps on his desk a wood carving of a hand holding an egg — the Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life. Natal Venus, the planet of love and life’s passion is in Cancer, the sign of nurturing and also patriotism. Jupiter in Aquarius points to politics, foreign finance, tradition and science. 

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