As the sun breaks into the realm of Aquarius and the Virgo moon reflects its light, ideas will abound. The practical ones are the most brilliant, and many will be immediately actionable. Take advantage of this burst of intellectual energy by moving quickly on your best ideas: the ones that will help others get what they need.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What’s lovely is also rare. Catch the beauty – don’t let it fly by without observation. Collect it in pictures or words so it can bring you happiness many times over.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People have grown comfortable with who you are, but you want to make a change. Expect them to resist this at first, and don’t let it deter you. You know best.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There will be more than the usual amount of the kind of complications you can chalk up to human folly. You can find your way by disregarding what people say and judging them solely on their actions.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Greatness sometimes leads to obtaining power, but power is not greatness. Understanding the difference will keep you humble, wise and well suited to a position of leadership.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Those who tell you their good qualities are cheating. Discovering them for yourself is half the fun of getting to know people. Help people feel relaxed around you so this process will be easier.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People who don’t believe in magic will change their minds when they see what’s going on in your life now. You would be hard-pressed to find a reasonable explanation for your good fortune. Enjoy!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are rising inch by inch to the level at which you want to be. Your slow pace reinforces all that you’re learning. Because you don’t rush things, you’ll remember more.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s an excellent day to veer unexpectedly left. You can always come back to center later. Try new things, say new words, feel new feelings. You were meant to know the fullness of life.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s nothing wrong with wanting to control your environment, as long as you realize that much of it will remain out of your control and there’s little to be gained by forcing things.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People who are adventurous by nature like to break the rules. Realizing that this is just how they are will help you to predict their behavior instead of being blindsided by it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Make a record of the things you like right now. Your tastes will change in interesting ways over the next three months, and you’ll be glad you took note of this interesting progression.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A project seems not to be working. Don’t abandon it yet – not without a fight. And if you must let it go, at least break down the parts. There is something to salvage here.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. You’ll spend the next seven weeks developing a relationship that will continue to feed and challenge your soul for years to come. You’ll make a stellar trade in February and another similarly beneficial deal in June. July features new business. October brings a reason for big celebration. Gemini and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 12, 13, 42 and 38.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: We say goodbye to the Capricorn sun and welcome the changes that will come with the Aquarian solar journey for 2014. This time of year is for bringing the future into your world in a bigger way, especially regarding anything you can do for the planet. For instance, if you’re still forgetting to bring your own bags to the grocery or to use a water bottle instead of littering the future with more plastic, now is the time to get with the program.
On January 24, Mercury and Mars form a harmonious air-sign trine. The good ideas keep coming, and most fall into the category of being immediately actionable. On the 25th, Mercury, feeling smart, smug and indestructible, will tempt fate, issuing a challenge to Saturn in Scorpio. This is a cosmic warning against making assumptions about other people’s feelings. It would be wrong to assume they will interpret messages the same way you would. Be especially careful with humor. The moon, also in Scorpio, promises that feelings will go much, much deeper than people’s expressions let on. When in doubt, tap into the humanity of the Aquarius sun. If you have to make an assumption, assume that everyone is fragile. Try a little tenderness.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Dolly Parton has a theme park, a charitable organization that sends books to the children of Tennessee and a record-breaking string of No. 1 hits, which is how this “Queen of Country Music” earned her crown. Parton’s moon and Pluto are in Leo, the sign of the regal lion and also of show business. Her sun, Mercury and Venus all in Capricorn indicates ambition and stellar business sense.
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