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Horoscope, Monday, October 8, 2012

By From page A8 | October 08, 2012

The sun in Libra smiles on Jupiter in Gemini, forming an auspicious trine. People who help people will be happy, lucky and more interesting for the stories they can report later. The Cancer moon notes that we are all fragile in some regard, even while putting up a strong front. Keep this in mind, and offer tenderness to those who don’t seem to need it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be getting used to a new environment, one that seems suspiciously familiar. Maybe this won’t be such a stretch, after all. It’s almost like you’re operating in the same scene, but the characters have changed.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When the options seem limited, you’ll be reminded that the best kind of opportunity is the one you create for yourself. The planets favor you when you take the initiative.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is not always a physical transformation that enhances your image. In fact, the most remarkable changes will come from feeling spiritually lighter.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There is strong competition in the workplace. If you can’t be the first, try to be the best. It will benefit you to observe without risk for a while before jumping into the mix.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Boldness has its own scoring system. Dare to break the silence. You’ll earn a degree of respect. You’ll also find out that others were thinking the same thing, but were too afraid to speak up.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A day spent doing little other than getting organized will be most productive, saving you time in the weeks to come. Systems and practices that can be repeated until they are automatic will serve you well.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Since knowing what not to do will be every bit as valuable as knowing what to do, you’ll be grateful for the bad examples that pepper your world today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Throughout time, many a friendship has been ended by a minor dispute. Knowing how foolish people can be, you’ll make a point not to take offense where none was intended.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You would love to go where you’ve never been before, and yet in some ways you’ll feel tied to your current location. The answer — a means of escape and adventure — is found in a book.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though at times it has helped you to maintain a strong point of view, right now your willingness to see things differently will allow you to glimpse a world you didn’t know existed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When given the choice between being right and being kind, you’ll always choose kindness. Usually, you can’t help but do this. But occasionally, it’s a difficult and conscious choice.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Loving a person and needing a person are not the same things, and confusing the two only leads to disappointment. You’ll get very clear about the particulars of a special relationship.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 8). You’ll love the company you keep this year, new and old faces alike. A special connection leads to creative work. November brings a worthy ambition. You’ll figure out who is in charge, and you’ll learn all you need to know until you know enough to be in charge yourself. A December investment pays in March. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 25, 48, 39 and 19.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’ve been stuck at my job for five years, unable to make it any more than it is now. Because of inflation, my earnings, which have been the same every year, are worth even less than they were when I first started. I am very discouraged, and yet I can’t seem to make myself do anything to better my situation. I think I want to be successful, but my actions tell me otherwise. When I try to sort out the difference, I admit that I’m afraid that being successful will limit my freedom and change my lifestyle too much. Do you have any suggestions for a complicated Sagittarius?”

With Mars newly exploring your sign, you’re ready to remove yourself from this stuck position. It starts with getting your subconscious mind, which is only trying to protect you, on board with your conscious desire. Explore the specifics of your fear. Write it out. Then let your subconscious mind know that you won’t let those fears become real. Start to gather examples of the kind of success you’d like to achieve. Knowing about and relating to this kind of success will demystify it for your subconscious mind, helping you to lose your resistance and gain greater motivation.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Angus T. Jones has been a working actor since the age of 4 and was among the world’s highest paid child actors even without acting lessons. Libran artists have a gift for creating rapport and being respectful, polite and charming while learning through experience. Mercury, Mars and Pluto in Scorpio indicates a preference for privacy and a deeply soulful nature.

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