Horoscope, Monday, December 2, 2013

By From page A8 | December 02, 2013

New Moon on Monday

The symbol for Sagittarius is a centaur (half man, half horse) drawing his bow and arrow to shoot at an unknown target. The new moon in Sagittarius urges you to fill in the blank as to what that target should be. Sagittarius lunar energy favors aims that will allow you to experience more of the world. This is truly the beginning of your next adventure.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Flawed creatures that we are, we sometimes fall into bad habits like laziness, procrastination and an attitude of entitlement. You combat human weakness by taking responsibility when others won’t.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s important to see all of the different talents and purposes in the world as valuable, and none more valuable than the other. Everyone is equal, but that doesn’t mean they are the same.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll choose your friendships carefully. Your choices aren’t based on status or utility, but on who a person is. You have a better time with people who are in line with your standards for character.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ve made it through the trial-and-error process and are now at the sweetest part of a project. Everything will come together easily because you’ve already done the work.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may have to fight your natural inclinations in order to be an adult about today’s offerings. Part of growing up (which you can do at any age) is not reacting immaturely to things that are unsettling or just plain icky.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People are nice to you for various reasons, some having to do with you and others having nothing at all to do with you. You prefer to earn niceties, but you should take them any way they come.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your successes and failures are not based solely on your own actions. There are many other variables at work. Be firm with yourself, but have compassion, too. It’s not all in your control.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are still a part of the material world, but the majority of people who ever existed are not. You may feel the urge to call on them for spiritual help, and they just may answer your call.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Wanting one thing, you become embroiled in the acquisition of the opposite thing. How does this happen? It’s an opposition at work. You need this problem the way police need crimes and preachers need sinners.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have fear to thank for all of the foolish risks you didn’t take. As you consider throwing yourself into a dicey situation, acknowledge the fear welling up in your belly. It has kept you safe all these years, so it can’t be all bad.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a gift for connecting with people regardless of interferences and complications. You have mixed feelings, but you’ll express them in a way that helps others understand with crystal clarity.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Actively combat negativity by preparing an armament against it. Fill your head with inspiring thoughts before noon, or worry will get too much real estate in your mind.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 2). You’ll have many admirers this year, and one will be particularly affectionate. A new friend encourages your desire to improve and learn, and by January a transformation will be complete. February brings the end of a cycle of training. Financial reward comes in March. May tests your conviction. Aquarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 20, 8, 27 and 11.

PUPPY PROFILE: If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it.

SAGITTARIUS: You can spot the Sagittarius dog in traffic: nose out the window, ears flapping in the wind and a big smile across his doggy snout. This dog is an explorer of the world and is happiest on the go. This pup loves to meet new people and smell new smells. The perfect environment is one he hasn’t seen before. Fearlessness is a Sagittarian trademark. This pup is the first to jump into the swimming pool or head toward that intimidating Great Dane and say hello.

Guided by Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, the Sagittarius dog is a lucky charm. Owners of Sagittarius dogs credit them for social introductions and other fortunate happenings. These dogs lead their humans into interesting situations they wouldn’t otherwise have known about. Even when they are misbehaving, something good usually comes of it.

Sagittarius dogs have a strong need to be free. They love to run off the leash and can’t resist escaping the fence when they get the chance. Tags and microchip registration are musts for this puppy!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday, fiery Sagittarius pop fixture Britney Spears. Her sun, Mercury, Uranus and Neptune all in Sagittarius points to a passionate freethinker. Her moon in Aquarius rolls with the times and has an ever-current attitude. Her Venus in Capricorn promises innate business savvy. The year ahead has a serious tone and will be more about work than publicity for Spears.

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