The Capricorn sun’s opposition to Jupiter in Cancer announces the physical weight of our emotional baggage. Thinking about unhappy moments in the past will make us feel like someone turned up Earth’s gravitational pull – but only until we open our hands and minds and let it go. The process doesn’t have to be complicated. Just drop it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Intellectual efforts simply won’t have the weight to motivate you long term. Transformation is emotional. What do you think it would take to create a mighty change of heart?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Sometimes happiness is other people and knowing you can depend on them. But right now happiness is not having to depend on anyone. Economize to make this happen.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Opportunities aren’t as rare as everyone says. They actually are quite plentiful and even more so when you learn the best way to talk about what you want.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). People like to be around success, as long as that success isn’t claiming how successful it is. It will be better to err on the side of modesty and discretion than to speak what might be considered boastful words.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know that caring is a constant thing that you can’t do once and then expect it to count forever. That’s why you’ll busy yourself with demonstrating your affection yet again.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You could charm people into buying things, but it’s always better when they really do need what you’re selling. They’ll be happy to pay you to solve their problem.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Good design and happiness are linked. When your environment supports you by allowing you to do what you need to do with great ease and aesthetic satisfaction, you’re happy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you have a feeling that the outside world is about to contradict your best expectations and instead validate your worst ones, fear creeps in. Vanquish fear by vanquishing expectation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s a negotiation to tend to, and you have some competition, too. The person who listens closely and has the most accurate reading of a situation will make the best deal.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your favorite obsessions are the new ones. The only problem is, you haven’t found them yet. Ask around and hang out where people are talking about the latest buzz.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It will be easier to tell a version of the truth than to try to cover up potentially unpleasant information with a white lie. The thing about white lies is they have a way of changing into bolder colors.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you’re in a state of loving admiration, you feel like you’re in heaven. Be aware that the person you’re admiring, however, may feel self-conscious instead. Your sensitivity will be appreciated.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. Your status improves this year; it’s something to do with the skills you pick up over the next three months. Financially, February and March represent a growth period. In April, you’ll gain the upper hand in a situation you’ve long wanted to rule. You’ll celebrate love all year, but especially in February and July. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 12, 3, 22 and 14.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Nostalgic much? Love Goddess Venus and Big Daddy Jupiter are holding hands and skipping down memory lane this week. Emotions will flow as the glowing light of the past gives a special glamour to the things we’ve been through, the people we’ve known and the way time changes everything. People will get calls at odd hours of the night and Facebook “pokes” from exes from years gone by. Parents will be confronted with their children’s version of the early years, for better and worse. Lovers and partners will walk through the fields where all of the hatchets are buried and be tempted to get out their shovels. Restraint will be easier on Tuesday when a grand water trine involving stern Saturn and an empathetic Pisces moon puts a pretty filter on the photography of our memories.
On Saturday, Jan. 11, Mercury investigates the Tomorrow Land of Aquarius. This is where the communication planet inspires even the luddites among us to utilize new technology, learn, evolve and adapt. Aquarius is also the sign of eccentricity, so be sure to explore your own zany brilliance through the end of the month.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Quintessential ’60s housewife Betty Draper is but one of the many colors of versatile actress January Jones, who is as at home in the ’60s as she is in the old West or in the science fiction world of “X-Men.” Jones was born when Jupiter was in Leo, the sign of show business and entertainment, signifying that her desire to entertain people has and will always lead her to good fortune.
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