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Horoscope, Thursday, May 10, 2012

By From page A11 | May 09, 2012

A rather uneven Capricorn moon mixes up the action. First this industrious moon is in perfect harmony with both the sun and Jupiter. Then he angers Saturn, throwing a wrench in the works. By the end of the day, the moon changes uniforms, and new assessments will be made from a philosophical Aquarian point of view.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s no wonder you’re successful: Your actions and intentions are in perfect alignment. Your focus has been so narrow and laser sharp that you can’t help but be effective.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s something good about being uncomfortable with your situation. Being too comfortable is disempowering. Go deeper into your agitation. Let it move you to make a difference.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Money is important, and you can improve the world with it, so try not to make judgments that distance you from wealth. Remember that money funds the good things in life like schools, hospitals and libraries.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll not only notice what you feel, but you’ll notice where you feel it in your body. This information helps you make choices that are healthy and puts you in contact with your deeper intuition.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Whether you are strapped for cash or just realize that creativity trumps pricey dining and entertainment every time, you’ll find that you have excellent ideas about how to whip up some inexpensive fun today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may have trouble staying on track, especially since the new interests you are delving into are so compelling. Maybe this distraction is actually healthy for you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Anyone can crush on someone new or distant. If you can develop a crush on someone you’re already in a committed relationship with, that’s when the real magic happens.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll love the people you meet over the course of the next six days. People with unexpected gifts will be drawn to you. Be friendly, open and careful not to pre-judge anyone.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Doing things in a timely manner is important to you. To let a birthday, social courtesy or deadline zoom by causes you a measure of distress. Take precautions so this won’t happen.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You might be surprised by how rattled you can get in normal grownup situations. It’s as though there is a little child inside you experiencing the feelings. Just know that your vulnerability is what connects and endears you to others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Reciprocal affections are convenient, but love is seldom so balanced. You’re not sure how you feel about someone, although you may easily and correctly assess how this person feels about you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Names have power. There’s something you’ve been experiencing as a vague cloud of emotion. If you can put a name on your feelings, you can release them and transform your energy.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 10). It has felt like your domestic and professional lives are at odds, but this tension is healed as a complementary energy takes hold. In May, an easygoing friendship turns into more. July is your chance at a prize you’ve long had your eye on. September’s investment will pay off, which helps you and your loved ones. Cancer and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 3, 14, 38 and 10.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I have Mercury three degrees above my ASC, so it is conjunct, yet still in the 12th house. I also have my moon in the 9th. I have been thinking of writing a book. That is a huge task. How does one start?”

With your ASC (shorthand for ascendant node) so close to Mercury, the communication planet, an epic journey of the imagination is implied. The ascendant node represents goals you feel compelled to achieve in this lifetime. The 12th house placement suggests that you could establish a strong connection with the muses. Your emotional moon in the 9th house of mental exploration seals the deal.

For you, the best way to start your book will be to dive in and begin a relationship with inspiration itself. The practice of daily writing without too many rules or expectations will serve you well. If you try to plan your book without first greeting your inspiration, everything will become too logical and difficult early on. You need to claim your creative channels through free-flowing, purposeless writing before you start any particular method of storytelling. Once you’ve written for several consecutive days and weeks, you’ll better understand that book that’s in your heart, and then you’ll more easily find the method or teacher to match.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: This Taurus has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and for Grammy Awards alike. Rock star and activist Bono was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were all in the sign that rules the throat. With these determined Taurus aspects at work, it is unlikely that he will ever retire. Bono’s voice will continue to ring out and make a difference in the world for a lifetime.

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