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Horoscope, Sunday, May 13, 2012

By From page A14 | May 11, 2012

The imaginative Pisces moon rules this Mother’s Day, insisting that you add a little extra soulful intention to your interaction with, if not your gift to, Mom. Mothers who are far away or who have shuffled their mortal coil will still find ways to communicate with loved ones under this spiritual moon. Look for a sign, and you’ll find one.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). An act of loving initiative will open your heart. Show kindness to the one for whom you currently feel only neutrality. The tiniest gesture will liberate a flow of compassion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re not too eager to please these days. You sense your advantage: that others really do need what you contribute. Raise your price. This probably doesn’t have to do with money. There’s a more subtle exchange here.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your role as a consumer is a powerful one. It may even give you a rush of excitement to make a purchase now, as you realize that your life will be different after the money changes hands.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll expend more than the usual amount of effort chasing after others, trying to get them to take care of themselves and be safe, aware and smart. Tonight, take a break from the nurturing and focus on you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). After each interaction, people are either better off or worse off. You make it your personal responsibility to uplift everyone you meet. It’s as though you’re dusted with good cheer and a little of it rubs off on every person you touch.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be affected by the Venus/Mars dynamic. Consider what your sign mate H.L. Mencken noted: “A man may be a fool and not know it — but not if he is married.”

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll realize what you did right and give yourself silent props. It’s beneficial to reward yourself in this admiring way. Your sign mate Oscar Wilde said it well, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Sports, fast vehicles and other high-risk activities have a certain appeal now, and you’ll find yourself slightly more willing to try your hand at the endeavor that is sure to thrill you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Can you make a living doing art? Will people pay for your special talent? The venture in the back of your mind starts to push its way forward. Interesting developments emerge in the weeks to come.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Wishing someone a wonderful life takes only seconds, if that. But it requires a sincere and very focused effort. Your heart and mind work together to shoot arrows of good energy into the core of the world.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As you think of the one you love, your physiology changes. You may experience a tingling or warming sensation. Loving thoughts unite your physical, emotional and spiritual selves.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You bring effervescence to your scene. People love to be around you because even when you’re not smiling, they can sense the burbling enthusiasm inside you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 13). This year, you’ll choose what you want and go after it. You’ll study and learn from the success and failure of others. June brings financial and emotional security. Utilize your charm and social resources in July. August brings travel. You’ll be charismatic and unconcerned about what others think in September. Proposals are forthcoming. Cancer and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 33, 25 and 15.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Norma’s, in the Le Parker Meridien hotel in New York City, offers the world’s most expensive frittata: the Zillion-Dollar Lobster Frittata. Since the dish costs $1,000, it might also be considered the world’s most discounted food item, considering the difference between a zillion (an unspecified fictional number assumedly higher than a billion) and 1,000 has to be at least a 10-digit number.

The reason I bring it up is that the final week of the Taurus sun urges us to get some luxury in our lives. Of course, what constitutes a luxury is completely dependent on our circumstances. For instance, to the one who lives in a busy home filled with the noisy activity of children and pets, it is possible that quiet alone time, though it technically costs nothing, could be the most luxurious gift in the world.

Today’s alignment of the Taurus sun and Jupiter will continue to have an effect through May 17, focusing on our ideas of value, material and otherwise. On the 15th, Venus goes retrograde and will keep traveling backward through Gemini until June 27. Saying “I love you” doesn’t make it so, but with enough evidence behind the declaration, loved ones will feel supported during this unsteady romantic cycle.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Swoon-inducing Taurus Robert Pattinson is not only an accomplished actor; he’s also a musician who has been playing both guitar and piano since age 5. Pattinson was born under a psychic Cancer moon, indicating a reflective, sensitive nature. His sun and Mercury in Taurus shows a sensuous manner of communicating and a love of collecting.

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