Horoscope, Saturday, September 14, 2013

By From page A12 | September 13, 2013

Mars/Uranus Trine of Instagram

In this age of celebrity worship and social networking, it’s easy to fall into the trap of obsessing over people you don’t know instead of deepening your relationships with those you do. Mars and Uranus align to bring a healthier perspective on the matter: “Virtual” is a fantasy. Pictures lie. The best experience is around you right now. Don’t miss it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The overriding feeling is that you’re on your way. Where to? Does that really matter at this ripe moment of fresh optimism? Use your happy feet, and go forward with gusto.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Where your attention goes, so goes your love. That statement may seem incorrect if you’re sending a great deal of attention in a negative direction. People have been known to love their problems, though. Why not you?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your point of view is a novel one, so avoid speaking in generalities. You will be stunningly charismatic as you put your own spin on things and mention the details that matter to you most.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Is it true that traveling light equals traveling happy? You won’t think so if you forget a key item like your coat, toothbrush or umbrella. And if presenting to a crowd is on the agenda, there’s no such thing as being too prepared.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Delusions are like property. You wouldn’t dream of robbing another person of his delusions unless those delusions were causing real peril. The truth will come out when it’s supposed to.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have a low tolerance for verbal indulgence, and that’s only fair. People like you, who do not easily (or ever) talk about their “issues,” might resent having to listen to those who do.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Not only are you determined to protect those who are younger, smaller and weaker, but you also encourage others to uphold the spirit of valor. This is what it takes to heal the world.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). In some situations, it is appropriate to hide your feelings. But don’t hide them so well that you forget where you put them. You’ll get your moment of release tonight.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It isn’t always the case, but today doing things the “right” way is overrated. Do it your way, and see if that doesn’t save you a lot of time. Bonus: The result will have your stamp on it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The act of measuring a thing alters the measurement because attention is an actual force. Also, everything you observe will be changed by the fact that you were there to observe it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Life will bring you an experience that reinforces the fact that the way you think of yourself is different from the way others think of you. In general, you are much harder on yourself than they are.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The cleverness of the human brain is exemplified in its ability to find reasons to support whatever premise it is in love with at the moment. You realize that you, too, have this handicap and therefore can’t take yourself too seriously.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 14). A kind of purification allows you to start new in October. The end of the year shows you lighter, brighter and free from mental clutter. Getting what you want won’t take anything away from others; rather, it will be good for all when December rolls around. Business will be lucrative in February. Sagittarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 25, 12, 3, 39 and 5.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “This might sound pathetic, but I have spent the past 20 years chasing a dream of being big in the entertainment business, and I am now 50 years old with practically nothing to show for it. I bought a house when I sold one movie script and then refinanced it and used the money to finance a film that bombed. I lost all of my money and am now stuck with a ginormous mortgage that I work two jobs to afford. I can’t help but wonder what all of this struggle has been for. How long should a Gemini keep chasing a dream?”

If my inkling is right, what you have to show for your struggle is not “practically nothing” as you have suggested, but a treasure trove of experience in need of documentation. Gemini, the sign of communication, loves to tell a story. I suggest that you take it one step further and write memoirs. Don’t write them because you want them to be made into a movie. Write them to remind yourself of where you’ve been and who you are. Right them because they will show you the heart that is yours to take or lose. Write them because remembering will help you choose “to take.”

CELEBRITY PROFILES: “Big Time Rush” star Logan Henderson is currently involved in “The Great Migration,” a film project about salmon who encounter a mutant predator. The young Virgo (with Mars in Virgo, as well) knows a thing or two about the plight of the salmon, as Virgos tend to be such perfectionists that life can be a bit like swimming upstream. They are greater and stronger for the effort.

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