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Horoscope, Tuesday, May 8, 2012

By From page A11 | May 07, 2012

Mercury scoots into the financial realm of Taurus with a cellphone in one hand and a credit card in the other. There will be more to buy and more to sell, and it will happen faster than ever. Though it would be unwise to mistake retail therapy for therapy that can bring about true healing, there’s no denying that commerce can be a lot of fun.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a basic recipe for taking care of yourself. Realizing that you’re a little bored with the basics, today you’ll add special extras and secret ingredients to that formula.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Physical exertion during the day helps you fall into a deeper and more restful sleep at night. It will be difficult to gain a winning perspective if you are tired. Therefore, getting rest is a top priority.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Things get complicated. Right now you’re not sure who is on your side; you’re not even sure whether you are on your own side. Start there. How can you better support yourself?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The one who is very charming is not trying to get you to do anything in particular. There’s an affection growing here. As a result, you have a way of unwittingly drawing this person out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When things seem much harder than they should be, you take notice and start asking questions. What am I putting out that attracted this tone to me? How can I adjust to create greater ease in my life? You quickly turn things around.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Life doesn’t always go as planned. You’re not into forcing life to bend to your will. Anyway, that wouldn’t work. You’ll deal with what you’re given and see the potential. You’re creative.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll get an extra dose of optimism from the stars. Your stellar attitude allows you to start fresh, no matter how many times you’ve failed in the past. You let go and stay open to the unexpected.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are quite purposeful now. You will be sure to accomplish your top three priorities. If you want to stay on track, be sure to celebrate those accomplishments. Otherwise, you’ll quickly lose steam.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you believe that things happen for a reason, you don’t always have to know what that reason is at every moment. You trust that it’s right. And trust can’t happen unless there’s a factor of the unknown involved.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll sense that you need to release your resistance to an idea, but you may not feel ready to do so. Accept your feelings and your current place. The more you accept the better you’ll understand your options.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are not in the mood to wait around, and you make that clear with your behavior. Because you place such a high value on your time and energy, others will do the same.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You deserve to be prosperous, and you believe that others deserve this, too, so you’ll help them get where they want to be. This in turn builds your business. All is working as it should.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 8). You’ll apply passion to your work with fantastic results. You may choose a difficult job because you know you can do it — and someone has to. The entertainment is rich in June. Friends and family surprise you with their plans in July. You’ll scoop up a major bonus in September and use it to embark on an adventure. Scorpio and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 50, 23, 25 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “What are your views on the third eye (pineal gland)? I’m trying to activate mine. I think it has been working for some time now, but how do I know?”

The pineal gland is a gland smaller than a pea located deep in the vertebrate brain. It gets its name for its pinecone-esque shape. Its deep centrality in the brain suggests its vital importance to survival. There are similarities between the cells of the pineal gland and the cells that make up the retina of our eyes. For this and other mystical reasons, the pineal gland is called the “third eye,” an eye of intuition that sees beyond the structures of time and space and absorbs extrasensory knowledge. Just as your eyes are receptive to light, your third eye is receptive to spiritual light. I believe this part of you does not have to be activated. Like the rest of you, it is working as nature intended. However, you can strengthen its function through light work, energy work, mindful awareness, meditation, imaginative exercises and prayerful focus.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: It was a fast rise to music superstardom for Enrique Iglesias, as his famous father paved the way. But 100 million records later, it’s clear that the tuneful Taurus star has staying power. The king of Latin pop was born when the moon and Jupiter were in the passionate, energetic fire sign of Aries. His natal Mercury and Venus are in communicative Gemini.

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