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Horoscope, Sunday, July 28, 2013

By From page A14 | July 26, 2013

Face-to-Face with the Aries Moon

Mankind continues to put great energy into developing newer, better and faster communication tools, but ironically dreads communicating face-to-face. Skill in this regard makes a person stand out as highly valued. Use the boldness of the Aries moon to tackle that most fearsome kind of communication — the kind that happens in person.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Many are sharing. You won’t agree with it all, and you’re in just the mood to speak up, too. Don’t give an interesting opinion; give an opinion in an interesting way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t just exceed expectations; explode them. Your unique twist will make all the difference. Give what’s unexpected, and you’ll create more than results; you’ll create memories.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Slow down and build rapport with the people around you. True, you don’t have any time to waste. However, stopping to talk won’t be a waste at all. A shared moment will enrich the passage of time.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The feelings exchanged in an interaction are more important than any other thing being exchanged. Place the utmost consideration on the tone and mood of your interactions, and the rest will work itself out in the next three days.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This simple truth will be represented in today’s events: The friendlier and easier to get along with a person is the more likely it is that this person will be attractive to others and chosen as a friend or sweetheart.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will give your love and support, and that is better than gold. Anyone who thinks gold would be better is too young or emotionally undeveloped to be blamed for his or her wrongheadedness.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll notice that certain friends want you to themselves and are quite upset when you show favoritism or even just attention to others. This is an immature response, and yet it has real repercussions and must be dealt with carefully.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Are Facebook invitations as good as paper invitations? Is it enough to send a “thank you” via text? Just know that you will be judged for the way you answer such technological etiquette questions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Usually you are highly motivated, but even when you’re not, you’ll push on through. That’s what sets you apart from the people who don’t succeed nearly as well.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What a partner sometimes fails to understand is that you don’t always want your problem solved immediately. You want to be listened to and understood. And if this leads to solutions, you’ve won on all counts.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You may feel like making an extra effort to bring a certain person into your world. Be careful not to set an expectation you won’t want to continue, though. Stick with people who like you for you, not for what you do.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Tis the good reader who makes the good book.” Similarly, what happens today occurs because of the mental energy you bring to your surroundings and the people in them.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 28). Your popularity has perks in August. Environmental changes will balance relationships, and formerly feuding loved ones find a mutually pleasing manner of coexistence. In September, be professionally strategic. Use the resources around you to escape, surprise or conquer the opponent (and/or your own fear). Cancer and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 39, 5, 44 and 15.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Have you ever seen a sloth? This animal is an unusual sight whose stranger-than-reality qualities may seem out of place in the usual lineup of life forms on Earth. And yet sloths are believed to have been around for 60 million years. Humans are estimated to have been on Earth only about 200,000 years. So maybe we’re the strange new weirdoes, and the sloths are perfectly ordinary in the scheme of things.

Have you ever seen a red panda? How about a giant coconut crab? The vast array of creatures on Earth boggles the mind, inspires wonder and awe, and breaks us out of our routine thought processes. The reason I bring it up is because the theme of creation runs prominently through this week under the Leo sun. But the real star of the week is a six-pointed star configuration in the sky. Two easy grand trines and three oppositions align to form the grand sextile — a rare configuration and a harbinger of good fortune. Equal parts earth-sign energy and water-sign energy, the omens suggest an effect like primordial mud. Wondrous creations emerge from the hospitable, life-nurturing environment, limited only by your imagination and belief system about the realm of possibility.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: DeAndre Cortez Way is neither a soldier nor a boy, but his signature dance move and Soulja Boy persona has made him a cash king of hip hop. This rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur was born when the sun and communication planet Mercury were both in the entertaining station of Leo. Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn, the sign of moguls, shows a natural gift for business.

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