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Horoscope, Monday, May 14, 2012

By From page A9 | May 14, 2012

Remember the time when the odds were not in your favor, when it all went wrong and you prevailed anyway? Mercury in Taurus angles Pluto in Capricorn to help you recall the story and tell it again to anyone who will listen. This will help you connect with who you are: a survivor and maybe even the hero of your life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). After much effort on your part, you’ll have an uncanny stroke of luck this afternoon. Could it be that the very thing you were looking for was, all along, trying to find you?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll appreciate what a gentle, natural environment can do to your mind, how it can bring a softness to your experience. Music ripples in your thoughts like a brook meandering over pebbles and rocks.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Practice makes better. Repetition will work for you over the next 48 hours. You’ll assimilate new behaviors into your habits until eventually they become second nature.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may have trouble staying motivated toward a particularly challenging goal. Consider this a long-term project, and set a series of short-term goals to help you stay focused. Baby steps make progress inevitable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you were wondering how you came to be the way you are, looking at your parents may answer a few questions. At the intersection of irritation and compassion, you just may find self-acceptance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Living at a distance from the ones you love brings its own bag of mixed blessings. The time you spend together, on the phone, in letters or in person, will be concentrated and full of emotion.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you have a terrific feeling about what it is to be you, you’ll produce stellar results. When you produce stellar results, you’ll have a stellar feeling about what it is to be you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Lately, it seems like every week brings a new twist. Instead of resisting, you have a remarkable ability to move and groove with the way life is. In a related story, others around you tire, and you still have energy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today brings you the gift of comparison. You’ll gain insight into how you treat one person by comparing the experience with the way you treat another. Your ability to analyze yourself is remarkable.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Self-esteem is more than a belief that you are, down deep and on the surface, pretty awesome. Self-esteem is also an attitude that directs your actions to honor and support the good in others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Teach someone else how to produce winning results, and you’ll have a new appreciation for what you know. You also may find a new stream of income in the process.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your sense of purpose is fortified by the day’s events. You know that you don’t have to do everything, but you feel the impulse to do a certain something — and do it better than you or anyone else has done it before.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 14). You’ll do what those before you wanted to do but couldn’t for some reason. You’ll be an example of strength and forbearance. Financial maneuvers improve your situation during this six-week cycle. A love story plays out in July. August brings adventure, probably shared with family. An exchange in September favors you. Aries and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 25, 19, 39 and 16.

Affirmations by Sign: Positive self-talk is a sure way to fortify your relationship with destiny. To put you in a winning frame of mind, it may help to affirm the hopeful, optimistic statements and to do so with intensity of feeling until you believe the statement at a deep level. Here are three handpicked affirmations that will speak to the particular needs of your sign in the weeks to come.

ARIES: I put my energy into endeavors that are the highest and best for myself and others. I choose well. I set myself up to win. TAURUS: All of life is flowing in my favor, even when I don’t recognize it right away. I joyfully play at the game of life. I easily find support and make excellent additions to my team. GEMINI: I trust my intuition, and I act on it. I love to see projects through to the gleaming finish. It’s safe, good and right for me to be me. CANCER: Just being myself is a gift to the world because I am enough. I effortlessly attract more than I need to feel secure and happy. I am surrounded by loving people.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Venus-ruled beauty Debby Ryan is one of the most watched young stars on television today, appearing in movies and in her hit Disney series, “Jessie.” This Taurus star was born when passionate Mars was in Leo, the sign of show business. Ryan has expressed an interest in working behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, especially as a writer and producer.

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