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Your efforts will not go unnoticed. Make changes to the way you earn your living or how you handle yourmoney. Financial gains can bemade if you are innovative and make yourmoney work for you, instead of you for it. A lifestyle change is apparent. ity and people who tend to put demands on others. Personal improvements and romantic encounters are encouraged.
TAURUS(April 20-May 20):
Learn all you canbefore you make a decision that could affect an important relationship or your reputation. It’s up to you to stand up for your rights and beliefs. DEAR ANNIE >> Yesterday my husband and I spent three hours on the road, traveling from our home to our nephew’s college football game. We told my sister we planned to attend his game and gave up tickets to a Division I game in our hometown. I called my sister on the way there to ask whether she could save us seats. It was then that I found out she wouldn’t be attending her son’s game. Instead, she had gotten tickets to the game we were missing.
The weather was perfect. The tickets cost only $5 each. And our nephew played about half the game.
The problem occurred after the game, when we stood on the field. We were next to my brother-in-law, waiting to greet our nephew, but we were completely ignored the ments that will ease stress. whole time. First my CANCER (June 21-July 22): nephew stopped at the Take a serious look at your rela
other end of the field to tionships with others. Consider how to best improve situations greet his girlfriend. He PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20): that have been tense. Offer finally appeared on our Don’t share personal informasuggestions and be receptive to end and stopped on the tion with someone who has compromise. A change will lead right side of us to greet trouble keeping a secret. Be to better days ahead. his friends and their faSCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): discreet and helpful to those LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Speak Stick to what and who you who have been there for you in ther. He fought back
up and get things done. Investknow. Anger will set you back, the past. ments, real estate, home imtears as he stood lookso try to avoid it. Patience will ARIES (March 21-April 19): provements and contracts are ing at his dad and saybe required when dealing with Don’t leave anything unfinfavored. Reveal your intentions ing he hadn’t played personal health, financial and ished. Others will be watchand make a commitment to a well. We watched as my emotional matters. ing and judging you, so walk loved one. Personal gains are nephew took off all the SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. the straight path. A perheading your way.
tape on his hands and 21): Keep everything in personal change should entail a VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): spective. If you overreact or healthier lifestyle. Romance is wrists. We kept star
Don’t overspend. Concentrate make too many promises, you highlighted. on networking and sharing ing at him, thinking he will end up facing questions you TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Use your ideas. Refuse to let your would at least look at may not want to answer. Stick your knowledge, experience and personal life interfere with your us. But after another to the truth and live within your expertise to get ahead. A busiwork responsibilities. Someone five or six minutes with means. ness partnership is favored, but close to you will withhold or no acknowledgment CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): be sure to draw up a contract offer false information.
from my nephew or his Push forward until you reach that specifies who is responLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): your goal. A unique approach sible for what. dad, we headed for the
Consider your needs and make car. will help you attract attenGEMINI (May 21-June 20): alterations that will improve tion, but don’t take credit for Change begins within. Consider your health. Diet and exercise Were we expectsomeone else’s idea. Give credit how you feel about what you do along with laughter and having ing too much from our where credit is due. for a living and with whom you fun with friends are encournephew to at least look AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19): spend your time. Make adjust- aged. at us? His team had
SCORPIO(Oct. 24-Nov. 22):
A slight changewill make a big difference. Handle your personal affairs yourself. The less you let others interfere, the easier it will be to excel.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21):
Be smart, think matters through and decide for yourself if someone is being honestwith you. When in doubt, ask questions and take appropriate action. Romance is highlighted.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
Consider howto best deal with the changes that are happening around you. Take your time and be discreet. Keep your personal information a secret. Trust must be earned.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19):
Look for the best way to usewhat you have andwhat you knowto your advantage. Achance to make personal improvements should not be ignored. A changewill do you good.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20):
Rely on people you have helped or confided to in the past to help you get things done. A financial gain or giftwill unexpectedly come your way.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
Look for the positive in everything and everyone. Your cheerful attitude will ward off negativ-
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
Don’t share toomuch information with people you don’t know. Concentrate on the personal changes youwant to make. A physical outlet will help ease stress. Do things that help build confidence.
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Share your thoughts and plans, and discuss your feelings and ideas with a loved one. Positive change will begin only when you are ready to let go of the past.
Socialize with others and take part in activities that challenge you mentally and physically. The stimulation you get froma competitive eventwill exhilarate you. Romance will enhance your life.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Listen to others and respond with common sense. Don’t offer anything that isn’t reasonable or within yourmeans. Emotional manipulation and false information will be used to sway your opinion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23):
Visiting old friends and talking about the old days will bring back fond memories that prompt you to reconnect with someone from your past. Romance is on the rise. lost in the final seconds, and the coach was furious at the whole team. I understood that our nephew was upset and feeling awful about himself, but how could he have not made eye contact with the relatives who have spent every major holiday and family event with him since he was born?
Is this the new behavior for college students? My sister says that he was disappointed and that she knows her husband is rude but there is nothing she can do about it. I always have everyone here for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Should I go ahead with all that entails and pretend that all is well? Do you have any advice for me or others who experience this type of behavior? DEAR DISAPPOINTED AUNT >> No, you should not go on as if all were OK. It’s time to have an open and honest conversation with your nephew and his father about your feelings. Tell your nephew that you enjoyed watching him at the game. Clearly, your nephew was disappointed with his playing and the team’s loss, and that is always tough for any player. But disappointment is never an excuse for rudeness. Perhaps he didn’t see you or was embarrassed and didn’t want to cry in front of you. Regardless, you will never know until you speak with him and tell him how much you enjoyed just watching him.
His father is a different story. If your sister won’t do anything about his behavior, then it is up to you and your husband to have a kind and honest conversation with him to let him know that your feelings were hurt when he didn’t acknowledge you at his son’s game.
Only after you have these conversations should you decide about Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holidays are a time of forgiveness and celebration, so if I were in this situation, I would invite them and not let this one snub affect the holiday plans.
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