Horoscope, Saturday, August 31, 2013

By From page A14 | August 30, 2013

Cancer Moon Rock-a-Bye

The last day of the month will be spent in the emotional hammock of the Cancer moon. Life swings us softly side to side, lulling us into a calm state. Even though we prefer to be home during this moon, home isn’t really a place. It’s a feeling akin to the feeling of being rocked gently into comfort.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll generously volunteer your compassion and support to victims of inner turmoil. How do you spot them? Easily. It’s readily apparent in the disarray surrounding them.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Nothing you do in relationships is a waste of time if you are paying attention. However the relationship develops (or doesn’t), you are learning and growing wiser with each interaction.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People tend to fight the hardest about trivial things and will spend a great deal of time on matters of little or no consequence. This quirk of human nature will be well represented in today’s focus on minor issues.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There’s no point in torturing yourself with thoughts about your past mistakes. Let them go — all of them. Every living person on the planet is a work in progress. Ease up on yourself.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll start a conversation, keep it going strong until its natural conclusion and leave a positive impression. This is no small task considering how many people around you are having communication problems lately.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). One thing that keeps you strong is that you regularly lift what’s heavy. This is true figuratively, too. In the middle of the act, you may wonder why you took on such a heavy load. But when it’s over, you’re better for it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your mission to spread joy will go very well today. And if you didn’t realize that was the mission you were on, you’ll see it in the smiling eyes of your many fans.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Maybe the losses of the past weren’t really losses at all. Maybe they were what you had to let go of to embrace the current you. A change in your historical perspective will change everything.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A mess is really just a pile of potential building material for your next project. Whether the resources are physical or psychic, you’ll spend most of the day organizing them well.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Instead of pondering your last incarnation or dreaming about who you’ll be in the future, give your full attention and care to the magnificent being staring back at you in the mirror.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you want to prove a point, you’ll find the evidence you need to prove it — whether or not the point is correct. Before you go to any trouble, make sure your stance is worth getting behind.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Relationships cannot mature unless the people in them do. Since you can’t mature for your partner, just know that any work you do to become more loving or to increase your understanding of the world will help things.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 31). September brings an opportunity to favorably alter your domestic scene. Family bonding through shared activities makes the year a joy. October brings a serious study. Later, you’ll have the documents and the pay stubs to prove you learned this well. Finally, in April, you’ll have the time and money to travel. Pisces and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 5, 23 and 28.

TODAY’S NUMEROLOGY: Today’s numerology can be found by adding up each number in today’s date: 0+8+3+1+2+0+1+3 = 18. Then add the 1+8, and the final outcome is 9.

“Nine” days are fine days (and not just because it rhymes). “Nine” days are expansive, enthusiastic and lucky. They open our eyes to hidden doors and invite us to skip down the roads less traveled. “Nine” days are adventures.

“Nine” days have a way of releasing the kind of stubbornness and closed-mindedness that comes from fear — or maybe it’s just that our curiosity outweighs our trepidation, and so we decide to move forward into unknown territory. Politics, higher education, philosophy and foreign places are all topics of interest on a “nine” day. Those who delve into matters such as these are sure to come out the other side a different person.

Those who were born on a “nine” day are sunshine walkers. They are warm, bright and optimistic.

Celebrate this “nine” day by following a special interest beyond the surface information and into the deeper levels. The interests that are most enriching on a “nine” day will usually have to do with a lifestyle very different from one’s own.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: When Chris Tucker chooses a project, it’s stellar. This Virgo actor and comedian has worked in a variety of genres, but whether the film is science fiction like “The Fifth Element,” funny like “Rush Hour” or dramatic like “Silver Linings Playbook,” like most Virgos, quality is what Tucker is about. His natal sun and Venus are in Virgo, and communication planet Mercury is in entertaining Leo.

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