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Horoscope, Thursday, August 1, 2013

By From page A10 | July 31, 2013

Gemini Moon Calls for Summer Fun

People with a calling often insist that everyone has a calling. But what about when you can’t hear the call? This is the case for many right now. Assume that the “caller” is asleep and that it’s time to have a little fun. The Gemini moon encourages conversation, sharing and taking part in the games of the moment. Candy Crush, anyone?

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The fast lane forces everyone to go fast because the flow of traffic will endanger you if you don’t. Because you prefer to go at your own speed, not a speed that’s dictated by those around you, getting out of the fast lane may be wise.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The things that scare you might be worth doing. You’re in a particularly bold mood today and are likely to leap from the high dive into the warm swimming pool of life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You don’t mind if, once in a while, your loved ones get a little bossy or speak to you in an intimate kind of shorthand that’s less than polite. But if it happens more than not, start sticking up for yourself or it will only get worse.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). In order to act when it’s time, you have to know when it’s time. Trust yourself. The temptation to move too soon or too late is ever-present, but only if you don’t trust yourself.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may wish for a laboratory to try out your ideas. This could be as simple as a table and a few supplies or as elaborate as a fully staffed company. It begins with today’s wish.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With fame comes gossip. Is it worth it? You’d rather be anonymous than have to think about everything you say and how it might be construed and what it will look like to others if you’re simply yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your gentle courtesy will bring you to the top of a list. Finally you’re being considered for the position you really deserve, and you didn’t have to brag about yourself to get here.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Usually disinclined to make foolish moves, today something impulsive in you wants to put it all on the line. It might be argued that by risking everything you are making sure that you have fully lived.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re not about to count your blessings as blessings until the end game is upon you, and even then you won’t really know. So instead you’ll enjoy what is. For now, it’s safe to say, “It’s all good.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Aim high and usually your arrow still winds up at ground level. But the view it will witness between the sky and the dirt will be far broader and more interesting than if you hadn’t shot into the sky.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). An imaginary encounter with yourself will be better than an actual encounter with the one you think is standing in your way. It turns out that moving yourself out of the way will clear your path of all other obstacles.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Between thinking and doing is planning. You don’t need a written agenda for this day to go smoothly, but it honestly wouldn’t hurt. You’ll save yourself time in the end because writing helps you remember key details.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 1). Good fortune sprinkles your next five weeks. You’ll be promoted through a system of ranks and in September and find yourself exactly where you planned to be and ahead of schedule. Relationships shift to accommodate new wishes and needs in November. Long distance travel leads to increased income. Pisces and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 2, 30 and 16.

HOW TO PLEASE AN AQUARIUS: The way to make your Aquarius smile is simple: music. It’s the magic carpet the lifts Aquarius spirit and gives his or her imagination wings. This sign loves to exchange favorite songs and listens differently in company than in private. Music is like laughter to Aquarius — a social mechanism that ties people together in ways that cannot be understood, only felt. To Aquarius, music is, quite simply, sublime.

There are so many ways to bring music into life — concert tickets, instruments, playlists, garage band jams, music boxes, group singing, spontaneous dance breaks, mock American Idol auditions in the shower. The possibilities are endless. Keep in mind that each Aquarius comes with a streak of eccentricity and will especially enjoy offbeat choices.

If you’ve never written a song, let Aquarius be your muse. Sing what’s on your heart — how your Aquarius makes you feel inside and the qualities that you’re your Aquarius truly one-of-a-kind. Regardless of how it turns out, you are guaranteed to win the heart of this whimsical sign.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Multi-talented Leon Thomas III played multi-talented Andre Harris on Nickelodeon’s Victorious. The young musician, actor and dancer made his Broadway debut when he was a 10-year-old in The Lion King, and he hasn’t stopped entertaining since. Thomas was born under a musical Aquarius moon and has Venus in Gemini, indicating a love of trends and the ability to stay ahead of them.

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