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your own unique identity on the 13th and try not to let others standards become your own. You can only be you.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your search for greener pastures might lead to some interesting contacts this week. These in turn are likely to expose you to some very dogmatic philosophies or religious beliefs. These may or may not be your cup tea, but the exchanges should at least prove interesting. All may occur incidentally as a result of your unusually strong need for freedom and independence. Look for an interesting stranger to appear on the 13th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Flurries of unexpected travel may be expected throughout the week, as well as some news that may radically change your itinerary. It’s unlikely that you are the only one affected. Don’t be surprised by a cranky reaction coming from someone impacted as much or more than you. Their ire is less about you personally than about the general inconvenience of it all. Keep your communication lines open on the 13th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Relationships get priority this week. How well you fare in your dealings with those closest to you depends largely on how much creativity you choose to devote to the issue. Change here is impossible to avoid. Where there are breakdowns, listening carefully will provide you the needed direction to help you decide how you wish to proceed. That decision is the only thing you truly control. Watch the 13th for clues. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Deeply held feelings about issues that you wish to control but cannot set the tone of your week. Despite all your planning and concise expressions of your wishes in the matter, things will go as they must. The wishes of another are an important part of the reason. Trying to understand their view will make things easier for all. Listen carefully on the 13th and don’t be surprised if you closely agree with what you hear. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You should find people more than ordinarily receptive to your ideas this week. This is because at some deep and unspoken level, they presently perceive you as a force representing all that is good and right. Your own inner knowing exemplifies that force. Followed faithfully, it will not lead you astray. Don’t make this complicated. Simply do that which you think needs doing that no one else will do. The 13th offers many choices.   VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The action this week takes place in, or because of, your home. Now is a good time for home improvement. It’s also good for doing anything that bolsters your self-esteem. If you’ve spent too much time in needless comparison to certain high achievers, your self-image probably took a beating. Treasure

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You enter period of increased discipline and organization this week, with home and family likely to receive the brunt of its expression. You will want everyone's cooperation here, and the best way to get it is to begin by seeing your goals from the viewpoint of those with whom you are dealing. Your interests may carry you far afield on the 13th. This makes it important that you not spread yourself too thin.   SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Money matters deserve your full attention this week. Your instincts here are good, but where they fly against conventional wisdom, you may encounter surprises. This does not mean you are wrong. Your projections may well be accurate, but expect to spend some time convincing others of that. Be prepared to walk your talk on the 13th, by backing opinions with hard facts. The numbers never lie. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your knack for thinking and speaking in humanitarian terms is your great asset this week. Delivered to a gracious friend at the right time and place, your words could impact the lives of many in positive ways. Don’t overlook the possibility that any communal gathering may contain the key person. Likely benefactors are every around you in this period of time. Be alert for clues on the 13th if betterment via social avenues is on your mind.   CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A tough-minded subordinate is your go-to in a pinch this week, so don’t feel that you are all alone. There’s a lot to be said in favor of delegating certain tasks. Friends whom you can count on are part of your ready arsenal in matters great and small. Surrounded by the right people, you cannot help but look good. They may need a certain degree of artistic freedom on the 13th, so be careful not to micromanage.   AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Don’t be shy about airing that quirky idea of yours in public this week. Letting it sit in your head doesn’t do it the justice it deserves. Civic and community platforms exist to provide the perfect springboard for revolutionary concepts such as yours. Professional associations are another receptive venue to explore. On a smaller scale, don’t overlook your workplace as the place to distinguish yourself on the 13th. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Impulse spending is something to be cautious of this week. It’s easy to get carried away on the current stage, with consequent difficulties to come later. Playing loose with others’ money may not hurt you directly, but could impact you adversely down the road. Competition with co-workers could be fierce at times and may also figure into your financial picture. Stand up for yourself and don’t be timid on the 13th. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

CLUES ACROSS 1. Methaqualone pill (slang) 5. Religious service

11. Offices of the pope

America 39. Laments

12. Dry or withered

41. “Girls” creator Dunham

14. “__ the Man” Musical

43. Indian title of respect

9. Woodland gods (Greek myth.)

15. Difficult situations

44. Cocoa plum

11. “Where Is My Mind?” rockers

18 Greek goddess of discord

48. Link together in a chain

46. Network of nerve cells

13. Deliberately contrary states of affairs

52. Cool 70s crew “The __ Squad”

15. Inflection of the voice

53. Persons engaging in energetic pursuits

16. “Great Expectations” character 17. Becomes a butterfly 19. Spoke

22. Midway between northeast and east 23. Afrikaans 25. No instruction set computing

24. Habitat 26. Annoy constantly 28. Full of life

54. Accumulation of glacial debris 56. Fastened 57. A cotton fabric with a satiny finish

21. Tennis player Sharapova

20. Marked by smartness in dress and manners

58. Whiskey and bread are two 59. Scottish tax

30. Great energy 32. BBQ and soy are two 34. Virtuous 35. Not fatty 37. Foes 38. Merchandiser 40. Dishonest scheme


42. Repents

1. Rope used to lasso

43. Protective crust

26. Pacific Standard Time

2. Idyllic places

27. Relaxing places

3. Field force unit

29. Confiscates

4. Guitar great Clapton

45. Native American people

5. Slang for type of skirt

47. Any place of bliss or delight

6. Figure skating jump

49. Bring up

33. Witnesses

7. Innocent

50. Birds

34. Taking place in a series

8. Mathematical ratio

51. Geological times

36. Satisfy

9. Slowly drinks

55. Consumed

38. Freshwater fish of N.

10. Line where edges meet

31. Gladys Knight’s fellow performers

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Whidbey Weekly, January 11, 2018  
Whidbey Weekly, January 11, 2018