BC-holiday-horoscopes 08/10/10

The Leo sun and moon happily rule the early day together -- two improvisational masters acting together to enthrall us with life's illusions. However, all good plays must come to an end. The moon shifts into Virgo and we figuratively wander out of the unreality of the theater and hit the streets and the rush of the real world outside.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be given so much attention, you'll start to wonder what's going on. It's as though someone thinks you're the only person on the earth -- and maybe in this person's mind, it really seems that way right now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone is pretty happy to have you around and might even go so far as to show you off in a manner that makes you feel like more of a trophy than a person. It's flattering and annoying all at once.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are at an impasse. An opinion that you unconsciously cling to is the thing holding you back. Lose your own point of view and really listen to another person. That's when the breakthrough comes.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Is love enough to hold a relationship together? Sometimes. But it sure does help if there are other things going for you, like mutual friends, a solid economic situation and the acceptance and approval of family.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to know that your loved ones care about you. It's not about doing something extravagant -- you don't need to know that lots of money was spent. It's about the thought. Your wish will be honored.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You might be having trouble gaining cooperation for your latest endeavor. Are you convinced that it will work? Believe in yourself first -- then others will believe in you, too.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Give a loved one the benefit of the doubt, again and again if you have to -- and you probably will have to. You're not foolish for doing so; you are compassionate. Some lessons take longer to learn.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Love always comes with risk. The one you love the most also has the capacity to hurt you the most. It is in full knowledge of this fact that you go forward anyway, with an open heart.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some of your teachers are encouraging, kind and admiring. And those who are difficult, insulting and invasive are also your teachers who will help you learn even faster than the kind ones.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you like something that doesn't cost too much money, you can have lots of it and pretend you are rich. Hold on -- you won't be pretending. For having a lot of what you enjoy truly does qualify you as "rich."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will finish what another person started. You'll get applause for the effort, which might feel strange to you. If it feels like you're getting too much attention, you can always include the other person in your acceptance speech.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Through your service to those around you, you create good karma -- and good karma is the best kind of luck! Because whatever happy events befall you, you will know that you are deserving of them.


TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 10). You go into the year with high hopes and a commitment to daily action. You'll go through a spiritual process this month. Life is easier on the other side of this soul renewal. Invest in education in November. Finances will improve due to your excellent reputation. December features a powerful love connection. Pisces and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 14, 22, 9 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm thinking of going to business school because I enjoy numbers and managing people, but I can't make up my mind regarding which industry might be best for me. Is there any way to find this in my astrological chart?"

The three indicators you should look at in your chart are the placements for your rising sign (ascendant), Mars and Mercury. The ascendant will tell you where your interests might lie; Mars suggests where you might charge ahead to victory; and Mercury will clue you in to your communication style. Look at the houses and signs in which these planets are located, as well as any favorable aspects (trines, conjunctions, sextiles) between them. Let's say your first house has Pluto in Sagittarius, your 11th house has Mars in Libra and your seventh house has Mercury in Taurus. This tells me you might enjoy working in the fields of education, international affairs, media or law. You would be well liked by your subordinates, would probably do very well taking on community projects and would communicate easily and reliably with a business partner.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Hollywood's young leading ladies have been swooned by the southern charms of Leo Lucas Till. He showed off his cowboy swagger opposite Miley Cyrus in "Hannah Montana: The Movie," then his football prowess in Taylor Swift's music video for "You Belong With Me." Till was born under a gallant Aries moon, and his Venus in Cancer reveals a great deal of sensitivity and depth.

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