Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If the cause is right, the aim is true, and the intent is pure, it really shouldn’t matter what your chances of success are. Anyway, once you see the light, your heart won’t let you turn away from it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Negative comments often sound more realistic than positive ones, but that’s more of a learned bias than anything else. The positive, hopeful words will be more true to life today, not to mention more fun and empowering.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Hot water is only one of the things that keeps you clean. Oxygen to the brain caused by exercise and by people who make you laugh will also be part of today’s purification process.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Because good manners have been so engrained in you, you often respond to the cue to say ”thank you” before you start to feel grateful for something. Today you’ll touch someone with your genuine expression of gratitude.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Part of your charm is that you always think of something kind to say, though at times like this the circumstances make it more challenging. ”I’ve had a perfectly lovely evening. But this wasn’t it.” — Groucho Marx

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sin is when a person knows it’s wrong but does it anyway. When a person doesn’t know better, that’s not sin; it’s ignorance. It’s not appropriate to punish ignorance with anything other than knowledge.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Show your love when it’s happening, when it’s welling up in your heart. Don’t hold back. Don’t be afraid. When you treat the present like it’s all you have, it will also be all you need.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you exceed expectations and make people smile, you derive such pleasure from this! It’s become something of a game to you. The only thing is, in order to create the desired effect, you have to keep doing more and more.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). With a stranger you can be whoever you want to be. You can stay true to who you’ve been, or you can branch out and try something new. You have fun with this today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re remarkable because you dare to reach. If you strive for Neptune or Alpha Centauri and you land on Europa instead, well, you’re still a world away from where you were.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The limit-testers in your life seem to take pleasure in testing yours and then watching your reaction. Try this: Don’t react. People usually stop pushing the button that appears not to be working.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Since the only constant is change, learning to deal with it calmly will help you conserve your energy and stay powerful. Practice is the only way. Keep riding the changes with as little

resistance as possible.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 14). Money doesn’t always require hard work. Successful relationships are not always forged in tremendous effort. It’s your year to hit the ”easy” button. Get rid of your assumptions regarding effort so that all you have is an open mind. Spring features beautiful, exciting connections. Summer is a moneymaking bonanza. Capricorn and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 2, 44, 19 and 42.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: ”I’ve failed utterly with my business. I’ve lost all of my seed money with a few wrong moves, and now I’m back to where I started. When I see my friends making money hand over fist with a very simple idea and a few lucky breaks I suddenly know real rage. I feel like a loser. What’s a Capricorn girl-entrepreneur to do?”

A Capricorn is to stop feeling sorry for herself and get back in the game.

Your friends found success easily. So what? Good for them. Take solace in the fact that, compared to failure, success is horrible teacher. It’s much easier to see where you went wrong and correct it than understand what the biggest contributor to your win was. Furthermore, success inflates heads and creates inaccuracies of perception. Bill Gates said that success ”seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”  So, while these setbacks in your business have been difficult to take, once you sit down and really study them, figure out the lessons you’ve learned, and decide how you’re going to use this information to do better going forward, you’ll be a better and more consistent winner in the future.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: From ”Seinfeld” to ”Rules of Engagement,” Patrick Warburton’s comedic voice is as unique as it is deep. That’s why his performance in ”Family Guy,” ”The Penguins of Madagascar” and more is highly identifiable. Scorpios like Warburton love the freedom that comes with voicing animated characters, and they consider not being shown on screen a privacy perk in an otherwise public job.

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