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HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY BY HOLIDAY MATHIS FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
Under the Leo new moon, image is king. You may suddenly be inspired to make yours over in subtle or sensational ways to fit the fresh version of you that you're conjuring up in your mind. If you look the part, others might just assume it's who you are -- and that includes you. The outer change will spark an inner transformation.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be reminded of a time when you behaved in a way that seems very foreign to the way you are now. The tinge of conscience you feel about this incident could lead you to a noble act.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Empty out the contents of your busy mind onto a master list. You can't get organized or create an effective schedule until you know the scope of what you're dealing with. Get it all out on the table.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be getting down to business. Time is money. You do not wish to waste minutes in explaining to others how best to work with you. You deal best with experienced people, so seek them first.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The one you love seems to be able to handle things alone. But don't believe it for a second -- this person needs you, too. Together, you are stronger than the sum of your individual strengths.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The ones who are less fortunate will remind you how lucky you are. Those who have lost will help you appreciate what you have -- people to love and a purpose to your life. Gratitude will raise your spirits higher.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you know that someone will enhance your experience of life, giving is effortless. In contrast, it's not so easy to tend to someone who behaves in a displeasing way. Unconditional love takes true grit.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You expect one thing and get another. It's beautiful. Life would be such a bore if you knew exactly what you were going to get. There's at least one more twist in the story, so don't close the book on this one just yet.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be more sensitive both emotionally and physically. There's a strong tie between what you eat and how you think. Feed yourself often and healthfully through the day.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are willing to do almost anything for those you've decided to let into your inner circle. That's why you've chosen only a few select people to join those cherished ranks. Today, you'll consider adding one more.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Not usually one to follow the crowd, you'll find huge benefits from doing just that, so long as the group in question is generally high-minded with an altruistic goal. Sign up. The gains are immediate.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Relationships take an unpredictable turn. You'll be loved back in a different way than you gave love. This is one of your favorite kinds of surprises. It's what keeps you coming back.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Everything has a place. You wouldn't put laundry soap in the refrigerator. Social and emotional matters also require organization. Recognize how you feel about someone and decide how this person fits into your life.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (AUGUST 20). You don't have to search very long or hard to find inspiration, as your muses seem to be chasing you down. There's so much to be passionate about, including a relationship with a special someone. Your optimism improves your job situation. It gives you satisfaction to come to the rescue of family in November. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 14, 35 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "Am I really a Libra? Whenever I read my horoscope, the Virgo message is the one that seems to fit me best. Could I possibly be a Virgo? I was born Sept. 24, 1955, in New York, N.Y."
You are definitely a Libra with Mercury, Venus and Neptune in Libra, too. Libras like you tend to be open-minded, bright, intellectual, sophisticated, diplomatic, fair, relationship oriented and aesthetic. Do any of those words describe you? Have no fear -- if you relate to another sign more than the one you are born into, the horoscope police will not come and arrest you. I believe that whatever you resonate with is a message meant just for you. Another interesting aspect of your natal chart involves Mars in Virgo. Mars is the engine that drives your ambition. You might find that the Virgo horoscope speaks to your passions, including your career and physical attractions. Or, if you just think you're more like a Virgo in general, more power to you. You are the one who defines and powers your own life and no horoscope should ever stand in the way of that.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Amy Adams has been twice nominated for an Academy Award and this astrologer predicts she will win it eventually for a role in which she must transform herself physically -- think Charlize Theron in "Monster." Adams has her natal sun and Venus both in Leo, indicating heart and beauty. But with lucky Jupiter in Pisces, it is her ability to transform that will bring excellent fortune.
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