Power Conjunction Countdown
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You choose your friends, but it's not like you can order them up as you would a sandwich, requesting all your favorite ingredients. They come ready-made. You may prefer they didn't have certain traits, but it's all part of the package.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're no chameleon. You might adapt to your environment, but you won't change your colors to fit in. Today you'll be around people whose opinions you disagree with. Luckily you don't have to agree to get along.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can see so much of a person with direct eye contact. It's why people avoid looking at each other. They are afraid. You're not. It's an essential part of effective dealing. It's respectful. It's why you make the connection.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 8). Keep track of your wins, your new friends, your efforts, your successes. You'll have hundreds over the next 12 months. A leap of faith will precede an important gain in March. May will illuminate new aspects of your heart. Relationships get deeper. You're getting better at a key skill, and you'll be paid big for it. Cancer and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 31, 27 and 14.
COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... EMPATHS. Last week we featured a quiz called "Are You an Empath?" Check out the archives if you missed it. How many questions did you answer "yes" to?
1-20: While you have empathy and a caring heart, you may feel more defined by other talents. Because you're well-suited to maintaining your own energy and direction in typical life situations, you often help others through your leadership. You may be intrigued by a path of personal growth that includes exploring your creativity, emotions and spirituality.
21-30: You have a foot in each world: the world of practical cause-and-effect and the world of unexplained poetry and magic. You can relate to a wide array of people, and it is possible for you to empathize without getting overly involved in emotional nuance and complication. While your personal growth may involve deepening your emotional and spiritual experience, this is most often accomplished through physical, tactile and goal-oriented pursuits.
31-40: You're an empath. While the highs and lows of life are more extreme to you, the wonderful and the painful aspects of being an empath can be balanced with work and awareness. Yes, your way can be harder emotionally, but most empaths would agree that heightened creativity and the vivid way of experiencing life are a fair trade for the cost of the gift.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The genius theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has indicated his belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life, though he has also suggested that it is probably in man's best interest to avoid contact. With Venus in idealistic Aquarius, as much as Hawking would like to believe in the harmony of all species, his practical Capricorn sun and Mercury win the argument.
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