Horoscope, Monday, September 23, 2013

By From page B3 | September 23, 2013

Sun of Tolerance

Some people feel connected to the great cosmic forces through nature. Other people feel connected to bug bites, sunburn and the like. The tolerant spirit of the Libran solar return helps us accept that there are many ways to reach a higher state of being. You may not understand them all, but that doesn’t make them less valid.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re strong, and you correctly assume that right now you have more energy at your disposal than others. That’s why even though the task at hand is difficult and weighty, you feel it is your duty to take it on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It seems that lately when you help others it comes at your own expense — and it is very expensive, indeed! This isn’t the way it has to be. You do deserve to be paid for your contributions, you know.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You assume that what’s going on inside everyone else’s head is pretty close to what’s going on inside your head. An interaction this afternoon will remind you that some people are hardwired very differently.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you feel that you must continually try harder and harder to make a relationship work, that’s a sign that the relationship is inherently dysfunctional. Healthy relationships don’t take as much effort.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Keeping score can be such a chore that you’d rather avoid playing the game altogether. When you spend time doing the things that are intrinsically worthwhile, you don’t have to worry about what your takeaway will be.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may have claimed your territory long ago, but some of the invisible fences you erected to protect your space have eroded over time. Reestablish those boundaries to generate a feeling of safety and well-being.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t mind problems, as long as they are new problems. If you see the same problem twice, it’s an invitation to consider and try out a wider array of options.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The reason you shouldn’t jump through the hoops being dangled before you today is that it’s a trick. However easy the first jump is, the hoop will only get higher and higher. Pass on this dog-and-pony show.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will be a magnet for amorous attention. If this kind of attention is unwanted, prepare to pull a third party into the conversation and tap dance away from your admirer.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’d like to think that your feelings are self-generated and contained, and yet the day’s ups and downs will have a lot to do with how the people around you are feeling.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you consider it a high honor that people can relax and be themselves around you, then you will be pleased by today’s events. You may also be shocked or amused by what happens.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Music and math are related, but it’s hard to dance to math. Your stars highlight new tastes and tunes. Mix up the soundtrack of your life, and let your mood follow a song.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 23). You care deeply about global matters, and this year you’ll act to improve circumstances for people you don’t know. At home, a loving gesture in October starts a beautiful new era in a relationship. You spend and save wisely and will be able to afford what you want in December. May and August bring travel. Taurus and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 40, 33, 16 and 2.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “My grandfather, a physicist, recently passed. Before he died, he was questioning his choice to devote his life to scientific pursuits, telling me that he’s not sure his work won’t be used for evil in the end. I am now in medical school, shaken by my grandfather’s regrets and doubting my scientific path. Do you have any advice for a Pisces?”

Yours is one of the healing signs, and it is also the sign of wisdom. You can avoid having the same regrets as your grandfather if you seek wisdom first and foremost, with knowledge in second place or even farther down.

Knowledge is power. Power isn’t inherently good or bad. It can be creative or destructive. You won’t know how to use it well unless you are also wise. When you seek wisdom, you will gain knowledge along the way, and it will be just the knowledge you need to do the right thing.

Of course, there is no university of wisdom. And though it takes time to grow wise, age alone does not a wise man make. The only way to become wise is through experience, an open mind and heart, and a sincere desire to live in a way that is moral and ethical for all.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: His songs about working-class America have made Bruce Springsteen a beloved voice for the people. But it’s the songs about his personal heartbreaks and loves that connect him even more deeply to his audience. Born under the sign of art and harmony, Springsteen also has Jupiter and Neptune in Libra. His natal moon in Aries is a passionate, fiery energy matched by Venus in Leo.

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