By Holiday Mathis

April 13, 2012 6 min read

The spooky side of Friday the 13th is debunked by the Capricorn moon. Also, Mars goes direct in Virgo. The warrior king is ready to do business in the realm of logistics and practical matters, and he's not messing around. You may feel a surge of exciting, proactive energy, and it will continue to build in the days to come.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Today, you are like the glittering jewels of Messier 9. Your energy is vibrant and exciting, even though it is also ancient wisdom that stretches back through the ages.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's hard to relate to perfection. Trying to hook onto it, one easily could slip down its glossy finish. So don't worry about it. Your quirks, flaws and mistakes will make you interesting.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Be careful of whom you let speak for you or work on your behalf. As well meaning as a person may be, no one is you. No one else knows the words inscribed on the walls of your heart.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). As much as you'd like to see a special event come together, you'll also realize that sometimes the expense and trouble outweigh the glamour and excitement. You'll make a decision regarding this today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Balance, beauty and harmony aren't just for painters and dancers. Apply these principles to anything you do today, and you'll raise the endeavor to the status of "art form."

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The trains, planes and automobiles speed by you, towing your imagination along. Where are they going, and who is on board for the ride? Soon a full-blown case of wanderlust will set in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People will be quite attentive to your needs now. You appreciate this and could even spend an hour writing out thank-you notes, making gracious calls or simply holding a space of gratitude in your heart.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your best is all you can do, and that's a good thing. You're learning that "your best" is getting better and better and actually doing quite a lot. The difference you make will be readily apparent.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A friend is going through something difficult. You may not want to bring up what happened, but it would be a disservice to all involved if you didn't. So speak up, and be available to what happens next.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll ride a harmonious wave with your loved ones. You'll be quick to forgive, and so will they. This tone of mutual care and respect will make life easier for all.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can't always be around your favorite people, which makes the times when you are around them more meaningful. Someone you enjoy immensely will become available to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll feel like the biggest fish in the pond. You may wonder whether it's time to jump into a lake and take your chances. That time is coming three weeks from now.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 13). Your creative powers will be as strong as your more analytical assets, which is the right combination for making excellent decisions. You'll have the good kind of stress in May, the kind that makes you want to work harder and get things done. In June, love graces your life in ways that make you want to take pictures and tell the world. Taurus and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 3, 9, 30 and 17.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Avoid overly ambitious and competitive personalities. They won't be able to celebrate you in the way you deserve. TAURUS: You'll have to work harder to get the attention of a loved one. This person may feel taken advantage of. GEMINI: Your love life isn't a game of chess, but there's some strategy involved. CANCER: Your compassion makes something possible that wouldn't be possible otherwise. LEO: You'll add beauty and taste to someone's experience. VIRGO: The more active you are the better you'll enjoy your loved ones. LIBRA: Your high standards will be met and surpassed. SCORPIO: You want an independently strong love, not just someone who does whatever you want. SAGITTARIUS: The fresh air is just what you need to invigorate relationships. CAPRICORN: By trying to please someone, you could displease yourself. AQUARIUS: Only the one who goes the extra mile deserves the prize of your love. PISCES: You'll see the beauty in a scene that once caused you to feel uncomfortable.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Capricorn and Aries will be mutually enamored in the current solar-lunar configuration. They are both power players concerned with serving humanity with their talents. Aries lends passion and strength to endeavors, and Capricorn brings the cool calculations and strategies. If these signs work together in business, they usually make a killing. Love is trickier. Both must curb their competitive spirit to get along.

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