Horoscope, Monday, September 30, 2013

By From page A8 | September 30, 2013

Leo Moon Antics

The Leo moon declares, “Bring on the fun and games!” as the day skips along at a lighthearted pace. Be careful, though. Like a rough child who doesn’t quite know the limits, the Leo moon can be the kind of playmate who pushes into hurtful territory. Keep your sense of humor, and be ready to defend your boundaries when things go too far.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Be willing to get excited about nothing. If you can be happy, interested and enthusiastic for no good reason, you’ll understand how to be in charge of your life and joy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a “one step forward, two steps back” feeling to the start of this week. That doesn’t mean you’re not making progress. What you’re doing is a dance, not a race.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The world is full of helpers. There are also quite a few people who think they are helping or are trying to help, but they are misguided. Your job today is to guide them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There will be much good and a little bad in the day. You’ll appreciate how both remain distinct and stay in their own category so that the bad won’t sully the good.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Not having the luxury of a plan or any time to prepare for the day’s practical challenges will turn out to be a blessing. You’ll be at your best when you are forced to improvise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Is it falling apart, or is it falling into place? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. So before you make a move to pick up the pieces, stand back and observe how everything settles.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You want to learn, and others want to teach. Make sure they start with the fundamentals, because otherwise you might get too frustrated and give up before you’ve made any real progress.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are hoping for a certain outcome, but are you ready for it? In order for this bit of good luck to alight in your life and really take hold, you have to be ready, not getting ready. Do the work it takes to be ready.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The tone of your voice will make all of the difference in how you are received today. People will listen to you because you choose the kind way even when that’s not the most obvious choice.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People who try to control too much are not fun to be around. Your day will go beautifully as long as you let people be who they are and let yourself become who you want to be.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll enjoy the company of happy children and the young at heart because they spark your joy. The more you’re around the spirit of youth the younger you’ll feel.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll invigorate a tired situation with one small change — that’s all it takes! This small shift in your behavior is like a key that opens a castle and the whole new world inside of it.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 30). It will be a year of mazes and mysteries with many rewards along the way. Your keen powers of observation help you avoid dead ends and keep you moving forward. Study intensifies in October. You’ll receive a certification. Business succeeds in November. January and May are your best financial months. Your love signs are Gemini and Virgo. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 5, 17 and 9.

12 MAPS TO NOW: The Now moment holds beauty, fun, spontaneity, connectedness and more. But sometimes we stray so far from it that we have trouble finding our way back. In the days to come, we’ll explore many ways to get back in touch with the Now moment.

MAP No. 2: Observe 10. When you find you’ve drifted out of the moment, challenge yourself to reconnect by observing 10 things about what’s going on in the Now moment. For instance, right now I can: 1. Feel the fibers of carpet under my bare feet. 2. There is a tiny gnat buzzing about the window behind me. 3. Through the window I see a crack of blue sky parting the fluffy, luminous white clouds. 4. A litter of books and electronic devices dare me to get from my chair to the door without tripping. 5. A child’s unopened birthday present sits by the door. 6. Suddenly the music from downstairs stops. 7. Silence. No, upon closer observation, air conditioning. 8. A mug of bitter coffee left over from the morning sits beside me. 9. Inexplicably, I take a swallow. Not bad. 10. I somehow feel more alive than I did when I started writing this list.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Julie Andrews will lend her brand of timeless cheer to the upcoming Disney film “Enchanted 2.” This beloved Libran actress was born in the sign of harmony in every sense of the word and has three planets in soulful, mystical Scorpio, to boot. Her Venus and Neptune in Virgo suggests that she never tires of work, and in fact it gives her energy to stay very busy.

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