Horoscope, Tuesday, October 16, 2012

By From page A8 | October 15, 2012

In the world of the Internet, a “troll” is someone who posts negative, inflammatory and provocative messages to disrupt the online dynamic. In fairy tales, a troll lives under a bridge and snacks on passersby. In life, a troll is any toxic person or situation you suspect should be avoided, especially given the current square of Venus and Jupiter.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be reminded that many do not possess the depth of character you seek in a partner. In a sense, you’ll qualify people before you invite friendship or allow yourself to get close in any way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Even though real stability can’t come from money, you look forward to a time when you can say that you’re financially established and really feel in every cell of your body that it is true.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Knowing that people get desensitized to that which they observe several times a day, you’re careful to make the experience of being with you something unique and impactful.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Thoroughly though you might search, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a reason to agonize. Whatever doesn’t work out can be attempted again later. In order to do your best, you must first relax.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You never know how people are going to react when you present yourself and your ideas. But if you take enough risks, you’ll lose your fear of their reaction. The response of others will either educate or motivate you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ve reached a point where thinking more won’t help matters. There’s information and energy locked inside you that will only come out through the movement of your body.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your spending tells a story. Your bank statements paint a picture of you. You may not agree with the image it paints, though, and if you want to make changes to your budget, now is an excellent time to do so.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Whether you are meeting with colleagues, fixing a meal or driving in traffic, there is a correct way to execute the action. You will refine your character by being thorough in every activity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don’t have to look for followers. Those who want your leadership will come to you because they see what you do and recognize that it’s exactly what they need.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are times to challenge authority and times to submit. Being strictly one way or the other won’t help matters. Respond fluidly, taking each scene as it comes and playing it by ear.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have mental clarity and can lead others out of murky thought patterns. Work toward your own goals first, though, and you’ll have more to contribute to the group.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your financial luck is strong today, although it shows up in the form of a steady stream, or even a trickle, of good fortune. Cash flow is sometimes more like “change” flow, but the pennies and dimes add up!

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 16). You’ll break old habits and broaden your horizons this year. In November, you’ll swing between solitude and popularity, enjoying each state equally. December brings the start of a business or a restructuring of your work. In January, you begin a good karma cycle by volunteering and doing charity work. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 24, 39, 19 and 20.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I lost my wife in January and have had a terrible time of it this year. It may seem too soon to be curious about the future, but I am terribly lonely and wondering whether there is someone else coming into my life anytime soon? I’m a Capricorn born in 1949.”

I’m so sorry for your loss and understand why you would want to know about your future romantic prospects. The idea that you could love again will help you get through this hard time. The void in your heart will probably always be there, but it doesn’t mean you won’t love again. In fact, 2013 is quite promising in matters of romance. I believe your wife will help you from the beyond if you call on her to do so. True love wants for the other person’s happiness, however it might be generated. In the weeks to come, your grieving process can be helped along by exploring your interests in three categories: professional, recreational and intellectual. Set goals in those three areas. Capricorns are always at their most attractive while in pursuit of a challenge. Virgo and Pisces people are the most attuned to your relationship needs.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: The dating habits of John Mayer have been a subject of tabloid interest, as the musician tends to bond with the most beautiful of the Hollywood A-list. Venus-ruled Libra has a soft spot for loveliness in all forms, including musical, visual and physical. Mayer was born when the sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto were all in the sign of the scales.

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