Mercury and Uranus are in a very difficult position. Keep in mind that while power corrupts a few, most people are corrupted by weakness. Combat weakness by doing the hard thing again and again. Find your motivation; balance positive and negative thinking; and be compassionate with yourself as you lift life’s many kinds of weights.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Entrances should come with announcements. Whether you’re stepping into the room or into someone’s life, make sure there’s some style to it. Don’t sneak in. Take this opportunity to make a unique statement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Thousands of stunning selfies cannot a beauty make. There is no image that can make a person beautiful, because images are always in the past and being beautiful is a present state, one that you’ll easily achieve today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You shine in even the most ordinary of situations. Actually, the ordinary situations of today will be especially good for this, as you’ll catch people off guard. Just don’t let it go to your head when they fall for your charms.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Today’s work will be a little like stringing beads. As you make small, continuous improvements, you wind up with something intricate, lovely, substantial and complete.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are strongly inclined to help another person and want the best for this person — that’s almost enough to call it a friendship. Take it the rest of the way by making this a habit, and a mutual one.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Smiling is the easiest way to show confidence. And if you’re not exactly feeling confident, smiling is also a good way to get there. So is listening carefully. People will thrive under the nourishment of your attention.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People, encouraged to do as they please, will generally imitate others — not for a lack of creativity; it’s just that humans are wired to learn through imitation. So when you do something different today, it will be all the more remarkable.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It is said that there’s no money in poetry and no poetry in money, and yet there will be a bit of financial justice today that plays out in such a way that challenges this assertion.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can’t change the facts of what has happened, but you can realize the deeper reasons involved, and this may cause just the change necessary to allow you to let it go.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Putting people on pedestals is bad for everyone. For starters, at some point, the elevated person is going to have to come down, whether by fall from grace, gradual decline or purposeful humility.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll be asked to weigh in, though it might not be smartest thing to do. Try asking this magic question instead: What do you think you should do?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Though it seems that everything has a price, in today’s case it’s an emotional price that will matter more than a dollar amount. It’s not about the money; it’s about what the money means.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 27). People can relax and be themselves around you, and that’s why you have so many friends and fun times over the course of this solar return. You’ll attract a like-minded partner next month, and by April you’ll have a whole team. Making money will be your specialty, starting with a training in May. Virgo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 30, 44, 2 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: “I’ve been overworked for decades. I feel like life keeps beating on me. I can’t get ahead financially. I have family. People are depending on me. I get almost no enjoyment from my position.” — Weary Capricorn
It’s not the work you do that makes you weary; it’s the work you don’t do. Weariness is the sense that there’s too much to get to and that even if you were to handle it, it would shortly come undone. Weariness is a matter of perspective that settles into your physicality like a virus, weakening you and making you a victim of life’s process instead of a co-creator in it. But there is hope. Weariness is an attitude that becomes a sickness, not the other way around. And an attitude can be changed.
Are you willing to be playful and experimental in your approach to changing your attitude? One way to combat weariness is to change the scale of your goals — make the game much smaller. Pretend you’re in a box with only a few achievable goals you can easily reach. Do what’s there, and then move to the next box. Your focus on the work (and not the overwhelming work beyond the work) will help make you a winner in your own eyes, which are the eyes that matter most in this journey.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Patton Oswalt keeps a steady schedule of headlining main comedy clubs, starring in the television series “The Goldbergs” and starring in a steady stream of movies. … Oh, yeah, and entertaining his ever-growing Twitter audience. It might be an extreme workload for some, but this high-energy Aquarian brainiac born under five air sign planets is uniquely equipped for the job.
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