Horoscope, Tuesday, December 3, 2013

By From page A8 | December 02, 2013

Role Playing with Mercury and Mars

People have trouble separating the act from the actor as Mercury and Mars align to ask: Are you a lover or a fighter, a sweetheart or a scamp? With every choice you make, you are choosing a role. This is how people will see you: The one who made this choice instead of that one must be a … (fill in the blank).

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have mixed feelings about ceremonies. Sometimes you feel they are boring, stiff and contrived. Then again, that is precisely what makes them so memorable. So plan a bit of ceremony into your next big gathering.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You think you know right from wrong, but when you get into some of the gray areas today, you’ll discover that it’s not as clear as you thought. Your intentions are pure, but is that enough?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In the morning, you’re all pleasantries and loving words, but there may be something a bit heavier to impart in the evening. Think about what you want to say first. Practice it on paper if you have to, but don’t let it go unsaid!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t let the afternoon lull hurt your overall productivity. A brisk walk is the best thing to clear the fog in your head. And if you go for longer than 20 minutes, you may even experience a spiritual high.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will be asked to do a job you are not yet qualified to do. This is a sign that you should consider getting new training. Investigate the need. How likely are you to get more requests like this one?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Most people will do something about the suffering of others when they know it exists. But most people won’t seek that kind of knowledge. You have a sixth sense about where the problems are and how you can help.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll feel better when things look better. The disorder in your living environment is largely the mess of other people. Even though your mess is small in comparison, clean it up, and the others will follow suit.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Through the ages, average people have experienced works of sheer brilliance and laughed. But that doesn’t mean that every misunderstood work is brilliant. Interpret today’s presentation with caution.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Knowing is not enough. The person who knows the path but doesn’t walk it is no better off than the person who doesn’t know the path. Walk the path.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don’t want to be the kind of person who avoids confrontation, so you actively seek it. For some interactions, electronic correspondence can seem cowardly. Important news is best delivered in person.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Our memories may change and fail, but for the most part, it’s easier to recall what really happened than it is to recall a story about what happened. Because of this, someone who lied will be caught.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Lead with your integrity, and you’ll receive hints as to the character of others. Pretty packages are not always filled with goodness. Being tasteful is not the same thing as being right or intelligent.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 3). You’ll change your location by first changing where your mind is. Family additions help you with this before the start of 2014. You’ll join forces in business and make great money in February when you cash in. You’ll conquer a persistent problem by adhering to tradition. June brings worldly delights. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 5, 31, 19 and 23.

PUPPY PROFILE: If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it.

CAPRICORN: Dogs generally are associated with unconditional love, unselfconscious living and reveling in the animal pleasures of the moment. Vanity is not usually a value associated with dogs, but the Capricorn dog is an exception. This pup is image-conscious and wants to be well thought of by peers and family. She’s preoccupied with the social order. He cares about your opinion of him and hates to be laughed at. This is one dignified dog. The Capricorn dog is happiest when exhibiting excellent manners, grooming and breeding to the whole world. It’s as though this dog is always competing for “Best in Show.”

Capricorn canines are often the alpha dogs and will challenge their humans for top position. So good training is essential. Expert trainers can be expensive but are well worth the price, as their advice could make a big difference in overall quality of life.

Like their human counterparts, Capricorn dogs have a knack for accumulating wealth, which in puppy terms usually has to do with toys and bones. Capricorn dogs love to hide treasures all around the house and yard. It’s as though they are saving for a rainy day.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Amanda Seyfried will appear with Naomi Watts and Ben Stiller in the newest Noah Baumbach project, “While We’re Young.” This versatile Sagittarius is becoming a fixture in film-land, having worked professionally in show business since her preteen days as a model. With her natal moon in Leo, entertaining people is her first instinct, and five fiery Sagittarius luminaries indicate unrelenting passion.

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