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Horoscope, Tuesday, October 15, 2013

By From page A8 | October 14, 2013

Mars Enters Virgo

Mars enters Virgo with a question: Does it really matter what’s popular or cool? If you’re in business, there’s something that matters more, and that’s your return on investment. The same principle applies in non-business relationships. Mars in Virgo helps us quantify what we put in and weigh it against what we get out.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve experimented and stretched beyond the boundaries that still limit others. Now it may be time to reel things in a bit. Get feedback before you take your work to the general public.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Check in with yourself to see just how much you really care about something that used to be important to you. Chances are you will find out that it’s no longer as important, and this will free you up to choose a juicier goal.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You used to daydream about having early success in your career followed by early retirement. Today, you’ll try on the more practical desire to simply be happy while working, and you’ll see brilliant results, too.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll enjoy the activity and responsibility of your work. You’ll get a sense of fulfillment as you provide what’s useful. You put a smile on the face of anyone who deals with you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll use your mechanical skills and create a temporary fix for the problem that threatened to throw a wrench in the works. With a little skill and some elbow grease, you’ll save the day.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll need to handle more than the usual amount of paperwork, memos and lists in order to get your life and work in order today. Organization is your strong suit, though, so you’ll sail through the parts that would be harder for others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you witness today’s remarkable presentation or piece of entertainment, be aware of how much work went into its creation. It’s amazing how much goes into a seemingly effortless outcome.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Sometimes being alive doesn’t seem to have any particular feeling attached to it. But today you’ll find there’s a certain rapture in it. It’s like every cell of you recognizes the great gift that life is.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re totally self-motivated. That’s why it’s likely you’ll work alone. The others go where they’ve been led and focus there. You’ll go off on a tangent that’s personal, interesting and completely engaging.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You come up with the magic combination of word and tone to make things happen. You’ll get people to wait patiently or work quickly, whichever you need them to do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Give people ideas and support, but avoid solving their problem just yet. You’ll rob them of the chance to compensate you! It ultimately will be better for everyone if you are paid in some way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Discipline counts more than natural talent — much, much more. The natural talent you have may serve to make practice more fun, but ultimately, it’s the practice, not the talent, that will make you successful.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 15). You are the hero of your story and bonded to your inner guidance. You’ll shift into a higher gear in November, kicking work projects up a notch. You’ll earn more in December. Entertainment and new friends are part of the fun in January. The best times to travel are March and June. Keep the promise you make in May. Pisces and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 11, 30, 49, 24 and 14.

TURN THE DOWNSIDE OF YOUR SIGN INTO AN ASSET: Each sign has strengths and weaknesses, and often they are the very same quality. For ARIES, childishness is a quality that is a part of the Aries personality at any age. The ram is the firstborn child of the zodiac, and Aries natives often remain a bit naive no matter what they know of the world. They are also impulsive and impatient. Aries can make the most of these qualities by using them to get out of bad situations and into more fulfilling ones. Whereas a more patient person would wait around to see whether a situation gets better, Aries is the first to spring up and move on, believing that something better is out there for those bold enough to start over.

TAURUS is known for being stubborn. No one can get a Taurus to change. Change has to be internally motivated. No one can alter the mind of a Taurus; it’s a decision that only the Taurus can make. No one can motivate a Taurus. Taurus is self-motivated. Taurus can make the most of this stubbornness by choosing worthy goals that will take a long time to accomplish. Taurus will keep going after all the others have given up and will eventually be the victorious last one standing.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Billy Unger stars in the Disney series “Lab Rats” and has appeared in several other Disney series, including “A.N.T. Farm” and “Kickin’ It.” This charismatic Libra was born when the sun and Mercury were both in this harmonious, diplomatic sign. Unger’s Cancer moon is a soulful influence that suggests musical talent. His Jupiter in Sagittarius bodes well for international appeal.

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