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Horoscope, Sunday, January 20, 2013

By From page A14 | January 18, 2013

Hungry Taurus Moon

Wanting leads to movement. Liking leads to stasis. We are hardwired to want — to move and adjust. That’s why we have to be careful not to hurt those we like while striving for something that seems, at the time of reaching, to be a need of survival-level urgency. Our human wiring is made more obvious by the Taurus Moon of appetite.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Hurrying can be an addiction. But there is a cure. Prioritize people before tasks. Truly there is little that you need to do that is more important than caring for those around you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A lot has happened in your personal life over the last few months, and you still don’t know exactly what to think of it, but you definitely do know how you feel. Respond to those emotions and all else falls into place.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll note the level of discomfort you feel around certain people. Maybe this is a good thing. If you’re very comfortable running with the wolves, there’s a good chance that you’re a wolf, too.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Give some thought to your preferences. If you do as you would prefer, instead of jumping to the social calling of the moment, you’ll go to bed with a contented smile on your face.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Be skeptical of aggressive agendas. Trying to change too much too fast causes a loss of control. In a healthy environment, there is a steady and predictable growth pattern.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes you are the buffer between those two strong-willed people you know. Other times, you’re the prize they fight for. When they compete for you, run!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Trust yourself. Sure, you haven’t always done what you wanted to do. But there are more chances. If you can start, you can start over. If you can finish one project, you can finish another.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Even the most solid things you know can drift from time to time. Continental plates have a way of colliding. Consider putting your faith in something that is not so solid — something you can’t see at all.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your mouth is an inventor. You’ll cause a thrill with what you say. You always could tell a good story. Just be sure people know, sooner rather than later, that you’re having fun with fiction.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To save the best for last is an amateur move at this point. The one who saves the best for last is often too full of mediocrity to really enjoy a sublime experience.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll use silence effectively. You’ll use it to calm down, or to make a point. You’ll use it to convey your love, anger, reverence, annoyance or tenderness.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Even though you often serve those you love, loving someone and serving them is not the same thing. You’d do well to pull back. There’s a point in which you’re better off letting them serve themselves.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 20). You’ll love how your life entwines with another. You and a partner will be so connected in February, you’ll experience telepathy. The professional worries you’ve had are solved with training and extra hours of focus in March. You’ll start a special fund and use it to better your lifestyle in June. October is best for travel. Aries and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 14, 3 and 7.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The week seems slanted to create momentum toward the Leo full moon on Saturday, Jan. 26. A slow, controlled start accelerates exponentially and by Thursday we seem to be tumbling into the weekend, personal lives overlapping in a jumble, professional aims and general intentions colliding in a comedy errors. As in most comedies of that sort, it all works out in the end and there will be laughter and applause to prove the point.

FULL MOON IN LEO: This is the moon of theatrics and drama. The Leo full moon begs the question: Does life imitate art, or does art follow life? Of course both questions are true, but the first one applies more strongly during the Leo full Mmoon. Even those who are not usually inclined toward play acting may find themselves admiring a character of fiction or other media and maybe even fashioning themselves after the role. During the Leo full moon, we are drawn to create a heightened version of our lives, personalities, environments and relationships. This serves two purposes: first, we understand ourselves more objectively in the surreal glow of the spotlight. Secondly, we realize our power to create our world and control the plot of our own lives.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Aquarius Rainn Wilson contrasted his role as the megalomaniac Dwight Schrute of The Office with his real life entrepreneurial role as creator of SoulPancake, a new media company that invites participants to “Chew on Life’s Big Questions.” The themes explored by this venture fall into the realm of both Aquarius and Pisces: philosophy and art (Aquarius), spirituality and religion (Pisces).

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