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Horoscope, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

By From page A11 | November 20, 2013

Cancer Moon Stokes Intuition

The moon slips into Cancer resonating beautifully with the other water-sign influences, including the sun on its last full day in Scorpio. This is the prime time to experiment with your sixth sense. Is there something you want to know? Pose the question during a meditation, or simply daydream to envision possible answers.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There will be those who have no way of relating to your troubles — great! Seeing your trouble through their eyes will reveal the underlying absurdity of problems that, after all is said and done, prove unimportant.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are high and low moments in every experience. Today you’ll recognize the high moment and, while you’re there, have the presence of mind to grab a souvenir. You’ll be glad you did!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are times when it’s prudent to count the costs, but right now you’re just not in the mood. You care about the quality of what you’re doing, and you’ll do whatever is necessary to make it the very best.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your methods of leadership are so subtle that people may not even realize you’re controlling a group dynamic. That’s because you strive to inspire others, not to dominate them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Most dogs rather enjoy their leashes: indicators that they are about to go out for some fresh air and adventure. Cats like you see leashes as enslavement. Besides, when you want an adventure, you’ll make your own.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t condone bad behavior, but you do recognize that it’s usually a product of personal pain. You believe in the goodness at the core of most people, and by seeing it, you help them find it in themselves.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have an excellent sense of where you’d like to wind up today. So why be in a hurry to get there? Savor each step that leads to your destination, and let the fullness of the day embrace you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you love something, you empower it to some degree. This is true even if your love comes from a great distance. It’s still true if you love in secret and no one knows but you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll hear good news about a friend and be one of the few people big-hearted enough to actually be happy about this — instead of just acting happy because it’s what’s expected.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your hard work makes it possible for you to experience the kind of heaven that touches to Earth when a project is finished or a child finally falls asleep.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). An upcoming social situation may have you worried, but you can relax. You don’t need to try to be anything. You will be surprised at how witty and charming you are when you don’t try.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll dive into the work that is laid before you and involve yourself deeply. The deeper you go the more you like it. This feeling of being completely useful is sublime.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 20). A comfortable level of attention keeps your social dynamic flowing nicely until next month when the spotlight swings to you. Some people can handle it; others get jealous. Note who your true friends are, and hold those relationships dear. You’ll need them during your success climb through March. Capricorn and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 11, 49, 3 and 27.

PUPPY PROFILE: Increasing numbers of pet owners celebrate the birthdays of their pets. If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it!

ARIES: Aries dogs are high-energy pooches who seem to stay puppy-like for longer than other dogs. They also take longer to train. They are headstrong and don’t see the point of learning human tricks, but will eventually learn whatever dog behavior you want to teach as long as you are unfailingly consistent in your methods.

There is something lovable about their rascally immaturity, and they have a way of getting the undying affection of their family members early on. Their humans often think of them as children instead of dogs. And even though dogs are pack animals, an Aries dog does well within a family of humans even if there are no other dogs. As the firstborn of the zodiac, the Aries pooch has a secret belief that he or she is special and deserving of certain privileges, and usually his human will concur.

Ruled by Mars, the Aries dog can be an excellent watchdog. You have to be careful about other dogs, though, because Aries is an alpha dog by nature and will be aggressive at times. You should not risk taking an Aries dog off leash around other dogs unless you are sure about the dynamic.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Dierks Bentley famously sang “What Was I Thinkin’” and a slew of other country hits before becoming the youngest member of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry. Apparently, this chart-topper was “thinkin’” about country music stardom, but with his sun, Mercury and Uranus in Scorpio, who knows? Scorpios such as Bentley usually like to build a mystery by keeping their thoughts to themselves.

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