The moon moves into Aquarius, urging us to take a new look at gratitude. Gratitude is more than listing the good things in life and saying thank you. It's also a way of seeing. To see things with curiosity and wonder is its own kind of appreciation. Savoring is gratitude. Being awed and impressed by life is gratitude. Enjoyment is gratitude.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll learn by listening, and it will be pleasurable learning indeed! You'll especially like hearing the stories of those much older or much younger than you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In the interest of living fully, you'll risk going too far. And why not? You've already experienced what it's like not to go far enough, which is to say it bears little to nothing in the way of results.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). These gifts you were given will go to excellent use, and it will thrill you to share them. The best part of the day will be spent adapting things to fit what's needed. Your contribution will be essential to the success of the day.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's not fun to go without when those around you have plenty. And yet, you're better for having done this in your lifetime. You trust your instincts, and your character is strong.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Take the day beat by beat, the way you sing a song. You can't sing the next part of the song while you're singing the part of the song you're on. Approach the day like this: Your whole self only doing the part you're on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Making other people happy makes you happy. And then when they're not, you're not. And though you really can't control how other people feel, something about the equation will really work for you today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To be soft and easy is the goal. Even the toughest person will benefit from letting go of some rigidity now. Warmth, peace, togetherness -- these are the qualities that will rule the day.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There will be a lot of moving parts. The thing about keeping it simple -- well, that bus left weeks ago. It's all good, though. Your able mind will delight in the complication and details.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Being too careful causes stumbles worse than being reckless, so go a little mad with it today. You can handle the squirrely parts. You're brilliant at that, really!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you could download your body of knowledge into the mind of a loved one and still retain it -- if that would help matters -- you'd do it in a heartbeat. But all you can do is piece it out, little by little. It will be gratefully received.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Knowing what people are doing and being able to predict their next moves will be key to figuring out how to turn the day's events in your favor. And they should go in your favor. It will be better for all if they do.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The events of the day will really capture your imagination and time-released inspiration. You'll especially love finding out how other people do things different from your way.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 23). More than any other factor, pacing will determine your success this year. Take things at the speed you can best control, and seek people who are moving similarly on this highway of life. You've outstanding good fortune in business at the start of 2018. Midyear will bring the lifestyle enhancements you crave. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 28, 47, 20, 33 and 10.
HOLIDAY COPING STRATEGIES BY SIGN, PART THREE: Because families are complicated. Not your family, of course: Your family is awesome. Easy! But just in case... LIBRA: Give up trying to make sure everyone is taken care of, and revel in the part of the holiday that makes your heart soar. Officially, that's the spiritual part focused on gratitude and sharing. Unofficially, it's the decorating and partying. SCORPIO: Remember that the most important criterion for determining the success or failure of any family gathering is how well you connect with others. Nothing else really matters. So as long as you're bringing your most sincere self to the party, it will be a win. Because for all your resistance to the hoopla, deep down you only want to love and be loved. And that's what these special days are all about. SAGITTARIUS: Seriousness equals boring, and yet some family members can't seem to shake their overly dower experience of reality -- that is, until you come along. Instead of bringing the dinner rolls, accept it as your role to bring the spontaneity and risk. Push your luck, and laugh. You make everyone feel safe enough to be themselves.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Miley Cyrus was brave enough to grow up with the whole world watching, and now she's a mentor to her younger sister, Noah, who is also ruling the pop charts these days. Sagittarius spirit is adventurous and courageous. Cyrus has her natal moon, Mercury and Pluto in the charismatic (and mischievous) sign of Scorpio. Mars in maternal Cancer shows a big nurturing instinct.
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