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Horoscope, Tuesday, May 15, 2012

By From page A9 | May 14, 2012

Venus goes retrograde today, and she continues in this apparent backward direction until June 27. New challenges will be tossed into the games of love in the next few weeks. If this sounds daunting to you, consider that love actually needs this kind of excitement in order to thrive. Adversity can be the fire-starter that ignites passion.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Butterflies can fly because their whole modus operandi is to travel lightly. You’re the same now. You have no intention of making a bigger deal than needs to be made about anything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Exercise can be anything you want it to be. There are many reasons why you’ll feel the need to get moving, the least of which is to burn calories. You’ll actually think better when you’re in motion.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re not in a very ambitious mood, and you feel happier because of this. One small goal is all you presently need. After a while, all of your small goals will add up to a big accomplishment.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The act that will heal you isn’t complicated or expensive. It’s not a grand life event or a sweeping gesture. The act that will heal you is as simple, small and free as laughter.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Reading about life in books isn’t the same as getting actual experience. Also, you’re likely to be misled by the one who spreads hearsay. So seek counsel instead from the one with personal experience.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Moods are what happen when feelings multiply. Because moods are more pervasive than feelings, they are more powerful. So pick a good one; stay cheerful and amused.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a sense of urgency that may feel like unwelcome pressure, but it doesn’t have to be experienced as such. Urgency can be your ally — a dynamic energy that motivates you to greatness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re constantly meeting new people, and today will be no exception. Choosing the right person to further your interests will be a matter of intuition. Credentials mean less than your gut reaction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your creativity is boundless. That’s why you don’t mind setting a few limitations in order to home in on your work. Ideally, what you produce will be both novel and useful.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll do something for the intrinsic reward of doing it. Then something interesting happens: More rewards come forth, the likes of which you wouldn’t have expected.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The events of the day will have a way of refreshing your joy. Wherever you find a kernel of happiness, nurture it by repeating the formula that led to your good feeling.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you haven’t accomplished what you wanted to accomplish, it’s no cause for alarm or self-imposed punishment. Instead, it’s a cause for compassion and for trying again.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 15). Your excitement about this new phase of life will grow as you recognize the benefits of being your age. There are things you couldn’t do before that you can do now. Your talent will be showcased in June and again in October, and each time your performance will lead to a raise. Many want you on their team in July. Pisces and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 12, 48, 4 and 23.

Affirmations by Sign: Positive self-talk is a sure way to fortify your relationship with destiny. To put you in a winning frame of mind, it may help to affirm the hopeful, optimistic statements and to do so with intensity of feeling until you believe the statement at a deep level. Here are three handpicked affirmations that will speak to the particular needs of your sign in the weeks to come. LEO: There’s a deep power within me that I can tap whenever I need. Loving relationships are my forte, and I find many opportunities to show and share my love. I wholly accept others, and I totally accept myself. VIRGO: I bring great imagination and creativity to my work. I radiate joy and vibrant health. I easily give love and forgiveness. LIBRA: I’m highly motivated, with more than enough energy to get the job done. My thoughts and desires are in line with the divine agenda. I embrace love in its many forms. SCORPIO: I act on the wisdom and direction of my inner being. Study is fun, and I learn fast. My concentration is strong, and that on which I focus my attention magically blossoms.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: As powerful as he is, it’s difficult to believe that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg isn’t even 30 yet. Widely considered one of the world’s most influential people, Zuckerberg was born when the sun and Venus were in tenacious Taurus and Jupiter was in the ambitious, wealth-building realm of Capricorn. His natal moon, Mars and Pluto in Scorpio suggests a superb intuition.

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