Retrograde planets will affect our perception of good fortune, wrapping it in strange packages, but for the most part, this Friday the 13th will be as lucky as the fortuitous lunar phase it falls on. Stay focused on the bottom line. Top lines will dance, swerve and distract. Let them move as they will while you stay fixed on what really matters.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You see and celebrate the small, underrated pleasures of life. It’s part of what makes you so attractive to a certain someone, and both of you will be able to feel that attraction tonight.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Consider not apologizing. You’ve probably been saying “sorry” too often. No one expects you to be perfect. Better to hold yourself to a high standard of grace than an impossible standard of perfection.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have a healthy social attitude and will model it for your peers. You believe that you shouldn’t have to stress out to enjoy company, nor should you have to show off. It’s a time to lighten up and have fun!
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It takes all kinds. You’ll experience those more confident and vocal than you. Don’t let it shake you from your usual manner of observing first to determine the line of action that would be most appropriate, thoughtful and kind.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be figuring out where you fit best in a situation. Stay flexible. The first few landings may not be the right ones, but the fact that you’re willing to move tells everyone around that you’re a team player.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may find that you’re concentrating so intently on one thing that it is starting to become an obsession. This is the level of attention necessary to get to the next level. Don’t worry – you’ll be able to back off later.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be cleaning and clearing an environment, a method of working or both. You are in a minimalistic mood, but be careful not to get rid of too much or scrub too hard. A gentle change is what’s needed.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you use what you were born with, you honor and claim your birthright. If you aren’t using your talents, chances are that you also are not being fully respected. How can you put your talents to better use?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The human voice carries volumes more than the words it speaks. That’s why an audible conversation is the best way to communicate with everyone from professionals to intimates.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s a wild energy pulling you toward people who interest you. Note that this interest seems to occur regardless of whether or not these people are really good for you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You may doubt yourself, but don’t make that public knowledge. Let your confidence level be an internal matter. The reality is that you are likely to surpass their expectations of you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The right teacher for you is the one who doesn’t lump you in with the crowd. The right teacher sees and nurtures your individual gifts while addressing anything that detracts from them.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. The next six weeks will bring a lifestyle upgrade. You’ll find new ways of earning money and will add to your savings through September. In October, you will stumble upon a different manner of expressing yourself. The attention you gain will spark up your love life. Be generous with family in December. Leo and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 20, 19, 37 and 34.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Don’t spend so much time on the aesthetic choices that you miss what’s important: the people. TAURUS: A technically good decision for your personal life may not work in practice. So don’t be afraid to try things out! GEMINI: A small, thoughtful gesture will provoke a big reaction. CANCER: You can’t predict what another person will feel, but you can try – and that’s more than a lot of people take the time to do. LEO: You’ll create your part of a relationship, and that is by no stretch the whole thing. In a sense, you are writing a song that someone else must sing. VIRGO: Love happens in action. Being more loving will require being more active. LIBRA: You’ll be asked to stretch further than is cozy, but this is what’s necessary to grow into the role you so desire. SCORPIO: Every feeling you have will inform you, so there are no bad feelings. SAGITTARIUS: Find a creative expression for what’s in your heart, and touch someone with it. CAPRICORN: You’ll mesmerize and enchant. AQUARIUS: A bad idea executed with enthusiasm will make for a happy memory. PISCES: Mutual respect will build.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: As the moon slips into determined Capricorn, catching the reflection of the Gemini sun, these signs develop an attraction. Capricorn is powerful and serious, while Gemini is quick and light-hearted. Capricorn has ambitions; Gemini has intelligent whims. Capricorn wants to move and shake; Gemini would rather dance. Despite their differences, or maybe because of them, they fall in love.
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