Conjunction of the Subconscious
Mars and Jupiter align in Scorpio with serious intent. This conjunction invites subconscious desires and fears to join the party in the conscious realm. Once you realize what's really driving you, it will be extremely difficult not to do something about it. Mars is driven to action, and Jupiter agrees. He agrees so much, in fact, he'll fuel and fund it, too.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Doing things right takes twice as much time as doing them wrong, except when you take into account all the time you'll spend fixing and redoing. When you include that part in the calculation, doing things wrong takes three times longer.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be entertained by your own subconscious. The ideas that pop into your head will surprise and delight you. Your wild imagination is a talent that the best people around you will celebrate.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want to focus on the basics -- work and relationships -- but the non-essentials seem so much more fun. Why resist? There are silly adventures to be had and bits of ridiculous fun to grab.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Usually when the tug of war is over, someone has been dragged through the mud. When you feel the first resistance, consider bowing out of the game. You may not win, but you'll stay clean.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Poor communication is never the problem of one person. The "co" in "communication" gives it away. It's as much about what's expressed as it is how that expression is received.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's more fun to visit places you've never seen with people you know well. The shared excitement of exploring builds bonds. If this dynamic isn't in your immediate future, plan something.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You know a lot. You also know not to say all you know, because as interesting as your wealth of knowledge is, people prefer it in brief doses. Instead you'll focus on listening and encouraging others to play along.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Here's a counterintuitive remedy to stress that will actually work today: Increase your task load. That's right: Take on even more responsibility. Everything will magically fall in order, and you'll get it all done.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone wants to leap into your world, but don't let it happen. It will be far more effective to slowly envelop them. Create a journey you both can enjoy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When it comes to love, today you're dangerously unguarded, opening your heart based on nothing but an intuitive notion. Ultimately the rewards will more than match your risk.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It will feel really good to handle what isn't working. Get repairs. Mend the tears. Fix whatever needs it. And if it still won't go, it will feel even better to cut your losses.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When two people have more or less the same conversation over and over again without understanding each other's needs any better than when they started, this is an illustration of poor communication.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 6). Your solar return begins with a flurry of activity in your personal life. You'll be making an important commitment, too. You'll find it easier to make money with what you learn in April. If you need a fresh start, May brings renewal and a clean slate. You'll acquire property or a new vehicle for a great price in July. Virgo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 48, 1, 13, 33 and 50.
COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... EMPATHS: Earlier in the week we covered the first 22 questions of this quiz, so check out the archives if you missed it.
23. Would you say that you read people better than most?
24. Have you ever had a psychic dream or an idea that seemed to pop into your head from nowhere that affected your life in unexplainable ways?
25. Have you ever slept near a person and had a similar dream to theirs?
26.Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed in a crowd?
27. Do you seem to love or hate with more intensity than others?
28. Have you ever had a tendency to fidget in a way that gets to be slightly harmful to you, such as hair pulling, biting nails, messing with cuticles, etc.?
29. Do you find certain patterns in nature or design unreasonably disturbing?
30. Do you sometimes know things without knowing how you know them?
31. Are you seemingly endlessly creative?
So how many did you answer "yes" to? Stay tuned. Monday of next week will bring the answer key. Until then, you can send your metaphysical questions to email@example.com.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Though "Last Man on Earth" star January Jones was born in the month of January, she is actually named for a character in a novel. With natal Mars and Saturn in Leo, Jones finds great motivation, challenges and lessons in the world of entertainment and has a natural instinct for what will interest and delight an audience.
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