Cosmic Agenda: In With the New

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It's said that people are the sum of the five individuals they hang out with most often. With Mars and Jupiter moving closer together, we gravitate toward people we admire, and we're also aware of the negative influences around us. Gaining distance from negativity can be tricky. Adding awesome people to your life solves the problem naturally.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Observation is your cosmic gift of the day. No one will accuse you of missing the forest for the trees. You'll see the trees, the forest, the continent, the curve of the planet...

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). How far should you take an idea? Should you put your money behind it? Test the concept first. See what you can do without investing much. If it's a good idea, you'll get a sign.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). All subtlety will be lost, and you're not in that kind of mood anyway. Use your loud, clear voice; write in big letters. You'll be dealing with people who can take anything you have to give, so give is straight.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Like an athlete building toward being a contender, you'll dedicate yourself to consistent, daily work. You'll sweat through the discomfort, through the inconvenience, through whatever mood descends. This is what it takes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When facts come to light or memories resurface, there's a reason. Don't discount anything. If you don't know the purpose, make a detective note of what happened. It might help you later. This is all part of the case.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You love your people, but you don't always want to talk to them. You need time to yourself. If you don't get enough alone time you'll feel resentful of those who "stole" it from you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). An extroverted introvert is a person who is proactively outgoing to avoid being rude though they prefer plenty of time to themselves to recharge and enjoy the hours however they please. Can you relate?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The pile of paperwork needs your attention. Same with a pile of emotions. There's nothing too awful in either pile, so reach in and deal with it one item at a time. In a few concentrated hours you'll be free.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you know it's for you, you really know. You dive right in. You commit yourself without an ounce of regret or reservation. Your confidence will attract friends and followers.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Oddly enough, knowing what needs doing is more important than doing it today. You're wise not to start on anything without a plan. It may take several hours to plot out the journey ahead, and this will be time well spent.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Empathy has no words. It's receptive. It holds open an emotional catcher's mitt. It receives with eyes of kindness, an encouraging face and open body language.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've been the frequent recipient of spontaneous kindness, and now you'll be paying it forward. It feels good to be the mastermind of someone else's kismet. You might even prefer to do this anonymously.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 5). The big, beautiful life that's unfolding is something you couldn't have predicted or controlled. Your interests will multiply, which will have a similar impact on your social life. In February, your trust and friendship change a life. Your work will be immersive and fascinating in April beginning a financially bountiful trend. Scorpio and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 27, 9, 33 and 40.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You'll build mutual trust -- not as boring as it sounds. What do you want to trust each other to be? Fun. TAURUS: When someone over-promises, it makes the other person skeptical or maybe even fearful. Avoid promises altogether. GEMINI: The sound of your voice makes another person feel calm, safe and warm. CANCER: Cute puppies are perfect wingmen, but if you don't have a dog, carry a book; that's an excellent icebreaker, too. LEO: Reach out; joke around; dance. Years from now you'll look back and realize that these are the good old days. VIRGO: You'll bring people comfortably together even though they may seem at first to have nothing in common. LIBRA: Your heart wants something your brain doesn't agree with. SCORPIO: People have come to expect a certain thing from you, but you'll change it up or add a new twist now. SAGITTARIUS: Selfishness is repellant. Even the hottest person can turn ugly to you if a selfish heart is revealed. CAPRICORN: When you get to know someone, you learn what all the buttons on the panel do, from joy to pleasure to irritation to anger. AQUARIUS: It's natural to feel trepidation in love, but it's also not very fun for the other person to watch. PISCES: Your secret desire will come to life.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Virgo and Capricorn are two earth signs that lock into one another's lives with minimal muss or fuss. These are enormously capable people who can appreciate the drive they see in one another. Virgo keeps Capricorn centered on what's healthy and wholesome, and Capricorn keeps Virgo from thinking too small. Truly their lifestyle compatibility matches the natural simpatico of their hearts.

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