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Horoscopes for July 3, 2013

By From page B5 | July 03, 2013

The determined Taurus moon has an announcement: Once you overcome fear, positive forces inside will emerge. But if you can’t overcome fear, don’t worry – there are other ways. You can live with fear until it gets too old and weary to hold on to you and eventually drops away. Or you can move through fear until you get to the other side.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When the past starts to feel closer than it actually is and memories seem to be holding you back, avoid the side view mirror and step on the gas.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Recent heartaches and emotional double-vision have been a shock to your system, and now you’re trying to ram your way through. Instead, slow down, take a deep breath, rest and regenerate.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Did you choose this life, or did it choose you? Either way, you see it as your responsibility and take as much control of it as you possibly can. You’ll make an adjustment tonight that will help you create what you want.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A mysterious person seen from afar or engaged only by chance isn’t at all mysterious once you get to know him or her. You might be that mysterious person to someone else, as well.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re a matchmaker for more than love relationships. Today you naturally will see how people might connect and how they need one another. You’ll bridge groups of people, making it easier for them to know one another.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A distant friend or relative is in the picture again, and you might feel resentful that they haven’t been in the picture consistently all along. But everyone inhabits his or her own picture. Compassion brings things into proper focus.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Those who worked hard to get where they are sometimes think they are entitled to better treatment, but not you. You believe all people are equal regardless of their station in life, and you treat everyone the same.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A long day feels longer when it seems that all you do goes unrecognized or unappreciated. Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself when the sun goes down and gently remind others of the hard work you put in.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s hard to say what you value more now: time alone or time with loved ones. Both feel in short supply, as too much of your life seems to be devoted to other responsibilities. But today’s fun changes that.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A floating feeling dominates your consciousness today. The present seems everlasting when you’re fully in it, but one thought later, and it seems like something you can’t possibly hold on to.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Distance might make the heart grow fonder, but silence only hardens it. An opportunity to patch things up with a loved one who’s been long out of touch should be seized at once.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll root for the underdog. You see how sometimes there are too many factors beyond a person’s control acting against their achievement. Your assistance and cheerleading will help give someone a fair shot.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. To have compassion for others you have to have it for yourself – and you will to a much greater degree. This frees up energy in you. In August, you’ll try new things and connect with different people. In September, territorial instincts kick in, and you’ll establish personal boundaries. December and March are financially stellar. Aries and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 49, 47, 21 and 8.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I want to go to the movies with him and only him. He’s the only one I want to hang out with. We are soul mates. I don’t think there’s anyone else in the world for me. I need him. Why doesn’t he know this? We are both Scorpios.”

It sounds like you are confusing your needs with your wants, dear Scorpio. Here’s how you can tell the difference: A need is common to all in a species. Plants need water. Some species need daily water; some need only a few drops. Getting the right amount is a life-or-death situation for the plant. Whether the plant is watered from a sprinkler or an underground well or an eyedropper doesn’t matter. The need is water.

People need companionship, and they need connection. You may prefer the company of one person to another because the connection works for you, but that does not mean that person is the only one who can fill the need for companionship and connection. Branch out. The fixed nature of your sign can make you rigidly insistent that your needs are met in only the way you’ve decided. But there are other factors involved. Loosen your grip on the controls of reality. Open up to the possibilities.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Maybe Tom Cruise remains one of the biggest movie stars in the world because he can play a suave psychopath as believably as he plays a gallant action hero and then turn around and have a rockin’ good time improvising a dance sequence ala “Risky Business” or “Rock of Ages.” This versatile Cancer was born when the moon, Venus and Uranus were in Leo, the sign of the entertainer.

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