Sagittarius Energy Escalator
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The sea goat for which your sign is named is part mammal, part fish. It surfaces to breathe and then submerges to live, love, eat and fight. Similarly, today you'll take a cleansing breath in one world to do work in another.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Someone is on the fence. A nudge could tip this situation either way. Do you really want to take that chance? If you care a lot about where this lands, a big gesture will be needed, not a little push.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A good mood meets fine timing and easy circumstances. You'll be given special treatment, and there are no strings attached to this, either. It's just your luck today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 19). Greatness comes from experience. Try and try again. Keep going and you will eventually become a master. (The master has failed more times than the beginner has ever attempted!) There's a burst of energy and physical strength in January. A prize motivates you in March. New supporters come on board in May. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 48, 44, 20 and 19.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: There's this whole thing about knowing your worth that may get a bit confusing this week in the shifting of dominant cosmic forces. It will be pretty easy to confuse your overall worth with the value of what you bring to one particular situation, thus making a terrible mistake of context in one of two ways. You could arrogantly assume that because you're so crucial to one scene, you've expertise and influence across the board. (Seems like a rookie mistake, but people do this all the time. Turn on any source of media and within five minutes you should be able to see an example of celebrities or experts boldly talking out of school on topics about which their knowledge is but cursory.) Or you could look at yourself through the eyes of those who don't value you and assume that's what you're worth, a soul-crushing calculation indeed.
The remedy to both of these blunders is to recognize the inestimable significance of context. Every situation is different. The world is small; the world is enormous. As the sun moves into the adventurous realm of Sagittarius, the energy is telling you to humbly explore, assume nothing, stay curious and always carry inside you the knowledge that you're equal to but at the same time different from each person you meet.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Scorpios are known for their courage in the shadowlands of human nature. Jodie Foster has won Oscars examining the dark side of life, in "The Silence of the Lambs" and "The Accused." Foster -- who has natal Mercury, Venus and Neptune in Scorpio -- continues her mission as a director of "Orange Is the New Black," "House of Cards" and the George Clooney and Julia Roberts movie "Money Monster."
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