For the week of 11/18 – 11/25/10
Happy birthday to these celebrity Scorpios & Sagittarians: Jodie Foster (11/19), Bo Derek (11/20), Goldie Hawn (11/21), Jamie Lee Curtis (11/22), Miley Cyrus (11/23), Katherine Heigl (11/24), John Larroquette (11/25).
It’s T-time this week Angelenos—Thanksgiving turkey that is. Don’t wait until the last minute to get all your holiday shopping done. Plan grocery trips ahead of time and make a list. Remember to stuff the bird and not yourself or you won’t be so thankful for that bulge around the waistline.
Stop in and see NOVEMBER PAPER TRIAL AT HAPPY. Enjoy a FREE THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY CONCERT. Get ready with PRE-TURKEY BOOT CAMP--GET FIT NOT FAT!
SCORPIO – Chew on This
October 23/24 – November 22
Scorpios rarely shirk from an uncomfortable situation, but you’ll be feeling a bit more insecure this week than normal. Don’t entertain your worst fears. Work on self-restraint, both emotionally and physically. Stress eating might alleviate some of your anxieties, but this will only make it harder to shed those stubborn pounds after the holidays. Stick to a routine. Unearth those skinny jeans you’ve been trying to squeeze into and leave them out where you can see them every day. This should motivate you to curb those sweet and salty snack binging temptations.
Have fun, get fit, be motivated and see results with PRE-TURKEY BOOT CAMP--GET FIT NOT FAT THIS HOLIDAY! Work out and learn the ancient art of BELLY DANCING at Inland Yoga.
SAGITTARIUS – Two Evils
November 23 – December 21/23
Sometimes we have to choose between the lesser of two evils, Sags. Take the path of least resistance. Weigh your potential gains against your sure losses. Minimize the damage by altering your perception. Negativity will only exacerbate the problem. Find a silver lining, even if it’s just a sliver. Let go of outmoded ideas and routines that no longer suit you. See these difficulties as growing pains—focus on the growth and endure the discomfort with humility. Think in terms of epochs instead of days. Will this week of trials really matter in the upcoming months?
Relax with a good cup o’ Joe at THE BOURGEOIS PIG in Franklin Village. Kill two birds with one latte when you stop in at MARIE ET CIE in Valley Village and shop until the last good drop.
CAPRICORN – True Friends
December 22/24 – January 20
As much as you’d like to, you can’t force people to treat you right. Instead of strong-arming others into subservient compliance, try to figure out what the misunderstanding is. Listen to where they are coming from. See things from both points of view. If a resolution is impossible, don’t sweat it. There may be more behind another’s intentions to trip you up than you can possibly know. Be grateful for your loyal friends that are always there when the chips are down. Take a hard look at who is supportive and who isn’t. Think quality instead of quantity, Cappy.
By popular demand, a rebroadcast of the 100 VOICES: A JOURNEY HOME is scheduled for a limited time until November 18. See THE GHOST WRITER & THE MATADOR Sat at the Aero.
AQUARIUS – Full Steam Ahead
January 21 – February 18
Full steam ahead, AQ! You’ll be literally throwing every ounce of passion and energy you have into whatever you do this week. This is not the time to play nice though. If you have to claw, scratch and kick down doors to get what you want, then so be it. Don’t waste your time tending to other people’s problems. For once, let them sort it out on their own. Surround yourself with successful and driven colleagues. Take a cue from their discipline and learn how to apply it to your own ambitions. Curb your spending habits. Only buy the absolute necessities this month.
See the future at the CTN ANIMATION EXPO this weekend. Take UNINSTRUCTED DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS AT LAAFA. Don’t miss HORRORWOOD for Free.
PISCES – Panic Attack
February 19 – March 20
You’ll be overly anxious this week. Delays will only increase your nervousness, so leave extra room in your commute and travel plans. News and information regarding finances or a business deal needs a second look. Sign nothing without an extra pair of eyes to look it over. Your worst-case scenarios won’t be much help since you’ll be reeling from unexpected and somewhat outrageous blows. It’s good to be concerned. Use those empathetic skills to try to diffuse the tension. Accept defeat. This is not a good time to go chasing after rabbits down the rabbit hole.
Hear ZACHARY PROVOST AT DR. BILL'S CLUB @ FOUNDER'S CENTER Fri night for free. Enjoy a FREE THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY CONCERT. Don’t miss ‘TALES OF PARIS.’
ARIES – Swan Dive
March 21 – April 20
It’s time to dive in and see what comes of it, Rams. You’ve been formulating a plan these past months and are ready to put them in action. Take care that you don’t overreach your goals. Use the resources that are already available and avoid appearing too greedy. Own what is yours, let go of what no longer serves you. Use that fierce independent streak to streamline your visions into a doable strategy. The holidays will have you waxing nostalgic. Get in touch with old friends and family. Be prepared for some startling news concerning a loved one. Hide your surprise, Ari.
Walk it off at THE GREAT LOS ANGELES WALK 2010 - WILSHIRE BLVD. Go on a FULL MOON ADVENTURE in Beverly Hills Sat night. Jump on the LA METRO ART ADVENTURE.
TAURUS – Hard to Swallow
April 21 – May 20/21
Be prepared to eat crow this week. Exercise humility in the face of any embarrassments. Try to show a brave face, even if it feels as fake and stiff after a Botox injection. Take responsibility for your actions, even if you think you’re being harshly judged. You might be just a pawn or used as an example to others. Don’t lose your cool. Stand up for yourself but then let the chips fall where they may. Watch your words. Avoid accusations or meager defenses. This is a good test of your fortitude. Lean on those who offer sympathy and encouragement. These are your true blue fans.
If you feel like you’re on thin ice then go to LA DOWNTOWN ON ICE. For those who live in 818, there’s the WOODLAND HILLS OUTDOOR ICE. Enjoy ICE STATION SNOW DAY SUNDAY.
GEMINI – Half & Half
May 21/22 – June 21
Feeling at odds with yourself is a normal state of being for you Twins. This week will be a battle of conflicting interests between your two halves. Part of this stems from your desire to know certain truths about your partner, your future and an increasing self-doubt on these fronts. But fear is holding you back from actually exploring these areas through open communication. This is not the time to make excuses or delay these gnawing concerns. Get to the heart of the matter. If all else fails, take a weekend road trip. Seeing new sights should help clear your head.
TAKE A WALK ON THE MAIRA SIDE around the Skirball grounds. Don’t miss the exciting MUMMIES OF THE WORLD exhibition. See EN LA NOCHE film & discussion on Thurs night.
CANCER – Misunderstanding
June 22 – July 22
A misunderstanding between you and your friends forces you to reexamine your relationships. Harsh judgments and strong opinions will have you second-guessing yourself. The truth may not be what you want to hear at this time, but try to keep an open mind and a thick skin. Those who have your best interests at heart only want to help, even if it means giving you a good dose of criticism. Agree to disagree, but consider their views when you’ve had time to digest it. They may be seeing things much more clearly and objectively than you can. Don’t take it personally.
SAY SOMETHING - DANCE & MUSIC PRESENTED BY ACFCLA - ARTIST COMMUNITY FOR CHANGE LA. See WORLD CITY AT THE MUSIC CENTER: RED THUNDER for FREE!
LEO – Move Forward Already
July 23 – August 22/23
Quit playing second string in the game of life and put yourself out there kitty cats! So what if the bench flies up from behind you—others can deal with that. Don’t let your fears keep you from pursuing your heart’s desire. Go to it with gusto! Demolish those self-created roadblocks. You’ve been waiting around all year for a sign to move ahead so here it is MOVE FORWARD! This doesn’t mean pouncing on every opportunity that presents itself. Be thorough and choose where to invest your energies in wisely. Stay cool and confident, especially in relationships now.
TRICK yourself with a night of comedy at the Bordello Bar. Crack up with CRACK'EM UP THURSDAY'S AT THE COMEDY STORE. See “3 BLONDE MOMS” at Flappers in Burbank.
VIRGO – Golden Rule
August 23/24 – September 22/23
You won’t get anywhere by stamping your little feet. Use tact and be willing to wait before you act. Observe the Golden Rule. If you feel others aren’t treating you well then speak up but don’t lash out. There are better ways to handle what will amount to a conflict of interests. Be patient if news and information isn’t forthcoming. This week is about setting things into motion and there may be frustrations along the way. Stay close to home this weekend. If a family member or friend is feeling under the weather, cheer them up with some rented movies and chicken soup.
Join WATSON ADVENTURES’ WIZARD SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT FOR HARRY POTTER FANS. Take the BLOOD AND DUMPLINGS CRIME BUS TOUR on Sat afternoon.
LIBRA – No Time Off
September 23/24 – October 22/23
Your ability to weather through any storm will come in handy this week. You will be prepared to handle any nasty chops thank to your usual preparedness. The weekend holds some fantastic opportunities to meet strong-minded and driven people. Don’t wait for an introduction, be the first to offer your hand and do a little name-dropping if it helps. You’ll want to spoil your creative urges while loads of unfinished domestic chores threaten to bury you. Split your spare time between these two. Learn how to balance your routine with the activities you most enjoy alone.
Help MARIO LOPEZ TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF VENICE AT WESTFIELD CULVER CITY. Enjoy ART, DRINKS & MUSIC at Viva La Art’s benefit party.
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