Horoscopes

A trine of good fortune involving loving Venus in Virgo and Saturn in powerful Capricorn will fly in the face of myth and legend this Friday the 13th. Love will conquer all. Optimism will prevail. Superstition will turn into super action as many take agency over their luck. Instead of waiting to see what happens for you, make things happen for you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Humans make mistakes. It’s part of our charm. The way we get things wrong can be spectacular, or subtle and interesting. Mistakes can draw us together or pull us apart. It’s a day to be open-minded and forgiving.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You love to be around talented people and/or experience extreme talent through whatever medium you can. Right now you’re a sponge, and you can absorb a little of the magic as you observe it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The solution is three steps. First, decide not to stress. Second, let go. And third, move on. Do them fast, without too much thinking. Of course, it will help to know what you’re moving on to do.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People will try and talk you out of your feelings or your decisions. Perhaps they are well-meaning, but you’ve good reasons for your current position. Take their opinions into consideration, but don’t defer to anyone today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You need a new perspective on the old scenery, but you’re not going to get it staring at the same thing day after day. Go out into some new scenery, and when you come back things will look different to you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Tolerance does not mean sticking around where harm (or even irritation) could come to you. You can leave. You can have a “you do you” attitude and then get far away from that noise.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To act against our own beliefs is, unfortunately, common human folly. We are always negotiating with our animal nature, which often has stronger needs and agendas than we realize. Forgive yourself, and try again.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Rubbernecking slows traffic. It’s also true on a personal level. Stick with the journey you’re on, eyes on your own road. What they are doing is only relevant where it directly intersects with you or boosts your progress.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your confidence is growing these days, due to the action you take, the loyalty you display and your constant vigilance in doing the right thing. To accept responsibility and build from there is the confident choice.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re so creative today, and you can trust your spontaneous instincts. You’ll be delighted by life’s unpredictable answers, because you dare to ask the unpredictable questions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Whether your action results in success or failure is irrelevant today. What’s important is that you follow through, honoring your strong convictions. Action increases your confidence.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You choose your work or family situation or institution of education not because you’ll be great there but because you need to learn the lessons that are available there. This is done either consciously or unconsciously.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 13). This solar return shows you making time for the things you love but have rarely been able to do. This is not because of a major professional shift; rather, you just decide to honor yourself. An ally will inspire you to stick by your convictions. In 2019, the professional scene ramps up. A deal in January will help your nest egg. Pisces and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 10, 30, 26 and 2.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’ll direct your loving energy toward what matters most about a relationship, and that part will thrive. TAURUS: Relationships are a journey, and therefore you’re never going to be in the same place at the start as you are in the middle. GEMINI: You’ll deliver above and beyond what you thought you could or would want to, all because of love. CANCER: Location matters to your love life. Go where you like something about everything around you. LEO: External beauty may shine in one environment and pale in another. But inner light is universally attractive. VIRGO: Seduction is a skill, not an instinct. Hold back. To play it cool will take more energy, but it will be worth it. LIBRA: Your family may not understand, but they aren’t the ones who get to enjoy, or have to live with, your choices. SCORPIO: Paying others to help you maintain yourself might feel strange, but we all need help and care. Dollar transactions may be the cleanest way to accomplish it. SAGITTARIUS: Happiness is… reasonable expectations. CAPRICORN: If there is chemistry, all the more reason to take your time and savor the get-to-know-you process. AQUARIUS: A knowing smile will say it all. PISCES: The bigger picture of a relationship will come together, and you’ll understand why recent lessons were necessary.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Cancer and Capricorn are zodiac neighbors who can’t stay out of one another’s business this weekend. The result is a collective effort that will be the envy of their peers. Collaborations such as this are not to be taken for granted, as it’s a rare and beautiful occurrence when two strong personalities are able to let down their guards, trust each other and make life, art or business that lifts everyone around them.

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