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Horoscope, Saturday, October 13, 2012

By From page A14 | October 12, 2012

Have you ever, while driving in traffic, noticed another car tailing you too close and then speeding around you only to be right next to you again at the next red light? Trying to push ahead is often futile. The void-of-course Virgo moon is a similar reminder, and she insists we take it easy this morning. What’s the rush?

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Do not make the mistake of thinking that having more options will allow you to produce a better result. The opposite will be true now. What you create will be specific to you and beautifully constrained.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Environmental factors will play a significant role in your sense of well-being. You’ll intuit the importance of doing your part to make an area clean and beautiful.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are enticing social prospects in the distance, but right now you’ll be most attracted to the people who can best help you deal with the situation at hand.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It can be simultaneously true that the glass is half-full and half-empty. But the optimistic statement is more attractive to the person holding a pitcher of water, who can, at any moment, change the truth of the glass.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a certain high that comes from people understanding and praising your work. But if you gear your work toward the aim of getting applause, you’ll lose more than you gain.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your attention will flow from one reverie to the next. Normally, you might consider this a waste of time, but now you sense that daydreams are crucial to your happiness and therefore super-important.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll return to a leadership role. Get close to the people you want to influence. If you’re too distant, you’ll miss the casual contact necessary to be a part of their culture.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Being both observant and intuitive, you can easily detect deceit. There are times when you don’t mind being led to believe a fantasy, but this isn’t one of them. If you ask for honesty, you’ll get it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Every endeavor has a cycle, and part of that cycle is a period of stasis — in other words, break time. Do not be alarmed by inactivity. Embrace it instead.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s a formula you can follow to get the results you desire. It will help you to learn or remember it now. Eventually, you will do more than follow the formula; you’ll rise above it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even though you always like to deliver beyond everyone’s expectations, if you show up and do what’s expected of you, that will be more than enough for now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you think about the way you reacted to disappointment in the past as compared to the way you react to it now, you’ll appreciate how far you’ve come.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 13). You are an excellent counselor, and those who take your advice will be richer in many ways for it. When you take your own advice, things really get interesting. No matter how good you have it this year, you’ll create more goodness. December and February bring celebration and love. June and August bring windfalls. Pisces and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 1, 24, 38 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Don’t you think this is weird, even for a Pisces? I’ve had three different psychic readings in the past month (Tarot), and in all three of them, the Queen of Swords came up. Once, it was reversed. What’s hard to figure out is why the interpretation was so different each time. What do you think it means?”

For the psychic who is truly connecting with you, the fates and the moment, no two readings will ever be the same. If the reading was the same twice, you’d probably feel that something was wrong, like you were getting a canned response that had nothing to do with your specific situation, time and being. As for the Queen of Swords as a prominent and recurring star of your reading, I’d say it signifies the need for self-care, trusted friends and confidantes. A massage would be nice, too. To be honest, usually when I look at the Queen of Swords, I get a sad feeling of someone who has been cut off from her emotions, probably out of self-preservation. I gather she’s been through an awful lot. I get a sense of a woman trying to keep up appearances and acting as if everything is just fine. There is strength, confidence and wisdom there, as well, to carry you through.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Libras are supposed to be diplomatic rapport builders who enjoy creating harmonious relationships. So it may puzzle one to think that Libra comedian Sacha Baron Cohen created Ali G and Borat, characters who annoy the unwitting with often shockingly inappropriate antics. The presence of Cohen’s natal Mercury and Uranus in Libra argues that shared laughter is among life’s most effective relationship enhancers.

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