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Attention Horoscopes By Holiday Editors: The Horoscopes By Holiday Column For Release Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, Is Being Transmitted Again With The Correct Date. Thank You For Your Attention. -- Creators Syndicate

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your willingness to submit yourself to a certain amount of social awkwardness in order to make a connection is admirable. And awkwardness will ensue! So will the connection.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you see things how they are and you do things the way they ought to be done, you'll be admired and promoted. Hard to say why these abilities are so rarely demonstrated these days, but this works in your favor.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The problem is wrapped around an opportunity, and all you have to do is tear away at it a bit and you'll get to the good stuff. In fact, this little nuisance could be the start of a huge enterprise.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll have double the energy of yesterday, and it will show in all you do. If you walked a mile, you'll now walk two. If you made a friend, you'll make two more today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are two sides to the story, and you'll benefit from hearing them both. Actually, there are many more than two sides, but if you listen to too many sides you'll begin to get tired of this story.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 2). Because your needs are met so beautifully and abundantly you'll be moved to help others. This only grows the bounty coming your way this year. A study helps you pick up more work. Your fan base includes someone who wants to give you special care: You don't need it, but it's wonderful anyway. Aquarius and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 38, 32 14 and 18.

COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... EMPATHS: Once upon a "Star Trek" series, there was "Next Generation" character called Deanna Troi who was half-human, half-Betazoid, and who, through some gift of paranormal electronics, had the ability to sense emotions telepathically. Troi is credited for bringing the term "empath" to mainstream consciousness. The term has since evolved to various meanings and connotations, some of them vaguely otherworldly with an inference that empaths are part of a phenomenon of evolved spiritual beings meant to heal the planet with their gifts of augmented emotional IQ, compassion, observation and general sensitivity.

 

Science fiction casts empaths as characters who can feel the pain of the world, know the feelings of those at a great distance, or in some cases absorb the feelings of others parasitically to use for their own purposes.

Increasingly, highly sensitive people are identifying as empaths in a psychological and physiological terms. The human brain contains a specialized group of cells that enable people to mirror one another's emotions. Evidence shows that these mirror neurons are more active and hyper-responsive in the brains of empaths, a tendency that can be genetically passed on.

ARE YOU AN EMPATH? Find out in tomorrow's column. And send your metaphysical question to holidaymathis@gmail.com.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Luminous Kate Bosworth catapulted to worldwide fame as the silver screen's newest Lois Lane in "Superman Returns." Capricorns don't believe in any kind of luck they don't make themselves, and Bosworth is guided by her Capricorn drive toward major movie star ambitions. This year Bosworth stars in post-apocalyptic thriller "The Domestics."

To write to Holiday Mathis, visit www.creators.com/author/holiday-mathis and click "Contact."

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