Horoscope, Wednesday, July 17, 2013

By From page A10 | July 17, 2013

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus will be traveling backward for the next five months. Unlike when other planets go retrograde, Uranus offers less excitement rather than more with this transit. This revolutionary planet is an expert at amplifying our desire for change as it flies forward. The retrograde has us reviewing and assessing the changes we already made.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Pessimists and optimists can’t agree on what constitutes emptiness and fullness. Artists, mathematicians and scientists can’t agree on it, either. Maybe it’s something you have to decide for yourself. Today you will.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A physical snapshot captures an image. A mental snapshot captures information. You will take a snapshot with your heart today and capture the entire feeling of a relationship.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll find beauty in humble scenes where nothing much is happening. What you see will entrance you. If you can get others to be quiet and observant with you, they will be equally delighted.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re a calming influence on those who struggle to handle their anger. Your positive way of dealing with them will defuse a situation. You could get paid for your skill in this area.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The day is marked by a sense of anticipation. You feel like you are in between moments, on the brink of transformation. You’re hopeful for the change to come, but you also realize that it’s not entirely under your control.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t need an angel to call you to freedom; you only need to realize that you already are free. The truth is that the limits by which you were most bound were self-created.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In regard to a person, place or activity, you may have the feeling you are falling in love. How do you know? There is music to accompany your fall, even when it is silent.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have a true appreciation for all that is taking place in your world today, and you may have to explain the action to another person. You’ll delight in spelling out the intricacies of complicated things.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll be mingling. The appropriate question to ask may not be obvious to you. Find out about people’s connection to the event. Small talk will lead to big talk.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll take on the issues that can’t be solved in a day and will make a significant dent in them, too. At this rate, you’ll have one less problem by the end of the week.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Knowing yourself and your views may actually help you to be more open to other perspectives. Having already articulated your view, you won’t feel the pressure to do so. You can just sit back and listen.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You inhabit your own body with authority. You’ll handle today’s situation with the same confidence, managing the moving parts and guiding the action in the way that best suits you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 17). Economic and intellectual growth happen in the next six weeks. A professional breakthrough may come disguised as a failed effort that leads to better prospects in September. A new relationship brings both tenderness and excitement. Romantic interludes in February and May are followed by practical decisions. Aquarius and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 22, 1, 40 and 9.

DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION, SCORPIO: The second water sign is among the most psychic of the zodiac. Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet named for the ancient god of the netherworld. It is the sign associated with death and rebirth, transformation and powerful forces. Many Scorpios do not seek to be more psychic, because intuition is already such a strong part of the way they operate that they take it for granted, seeing this gift as nothing unusual and assuming that everyone senses the world and makes decisions in the same way Scorpio does. Scorpios who do seek to deepen their psychic knowledge and skills need only turn to the key words associated with their sign: I desire.

Is desire a motivational tool or a philosophical problem? Is it the root of all suffering, as the Buddhists believe, or the key to happiness? Can it be cured if what we desire isn’t what we want to desire? And should it? Whatever you believe about desire, it is an undeniably mighty force and, for Scorpio, a channel into the land of intuition. By increasing awareness of what people dearly want, many accurate insights and predictions will be made. When Scorpio asks who wants what and why, Scorpio intuition rushes to answer.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Comedian and actress Beth Littleford graced “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart for four years, and the intuitive Cancer met her husband on that set. Born when the sun, Mercury and Mars were all in the sign of the crab, Littleford is naturally sensitive and uses comedy as a way of dealing with the harsh realities of the world. Look for her in the upcoming comedy “It’s Not You, It’s Me.”

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