Horoscopes

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

The people who aren’t criticized are the ones who aren’t doing anything. The moment you decide to put something in the world, you also agree (though perhaps unconsciously) to the comment of others, as it’s an inextricable part of the deal. As Mercury enters critical Virgo, bear comment proudly. It means you’re doing something.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you enjoy wholesome things, you don’t have to choose between a good reputation and a good time. Of course, most people need some spice on their vegetables. This explains the afternoon.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If it’s Venus who lends the special stardust of super-attraction, then the lady of the sky practically empties her purse over you today. You’re so attractive that you need reminding to wield that power responsibly.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How important is it to you that the ones you share space with also share your aesthetic sense? Answer: It’s just important enough for you to get bothered over a little something tonight. Be cool, be nice, and it all gets worked out.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There’s nothing that will make you feel more loved than someone listening to you, really giving you their full attention instead of just waiting for their turn to talk. Humor, fun and play all start with listening.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your heart is hungry. Feed it by seeking to connect with quality people. Romance comes to your life like a cat. Chase it and it runs away. Ignore it and it purrs at your feet.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your inner drive for material success will connect you with others who either want the same thing, or who can provide it. If there’s one thing that will help, it’s a philosophical acceptance of life and its many changing states.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Does it feel like opposing forces are fighting for your soul? More likely it’s just a sign that you could do more to help yourself follow your own rules. Is there a way to be happier with what’s good for you?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re on a social hot streak. Work the phone, throw a party, take advantage of your popularity. The best relationships start with a solid basis of friendship.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll appreciate the range of people in your life today. Some folks are a party, some a dirge, and most are a mixed bag of spoils. No one is better than another, and all have their proper place in your scene.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Self-criticism can be constructive if you’re fair and if you focus on what you want to improve. Self-bullying isn’t the same thing. Recognize the difference.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re usually the giver, so when loved ones take care of you for a change today, it will feel a little strange. Allow it anyway. Balance must be restored.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Mentally trade viewpoints with those you want to influence. What’s in it for them? Ask this over and over, as the first answers are likely to be only a small part of the entire dynamic.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 5). This solar return reveals secret answers to life’s big questions, many of which were in plain sight all along. For instance, the secret to finding love is to see it everywhere you look. The secret to a good relationship is to make the other person feel important every day. With these answers, you’ll create wonders. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 44, 42 and 11.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “Can someone born March 1, 1961 be a superstar? Is it too late to be an actor?”

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams, though making it in Hollywood could require more stamina, faith, hard work and talent than many other choices. Look seriously at what you are willing to do to make these dreams real, and let that dictate your pursuit. That said, Pisces is a wonderful sign for actors because they can easily wear the persona of others. They come from a wider base of compassion for the human condition than most people and often use their psychic perception to capture the essence of characters on a basic level. They don’t intellectualize while performing but they do understand the concept of “just be” the character. Pisces is the summation of all the other 11 preceding signs. That’s why Pisceans are so spiritual — they really have the ability to see things from another’s point of view. Pisces can truly “walk in the shoes of others” as they pick up vibrations from the ground. Being happy in a day job (at least part time) will make you feel at ease while you hone your craft.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Star of the television drama “Date My Dad,” the lovely Raquel Welch, a perfect example of the unchanging nature of Virgoean beauty. This sign is known for being driven to improve, perfect and enliven through health and clean living. The international superstar has in recent years helped women around the globe improve their appearance with her glamorous designer wigs.

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