While Mercury transits Capricorn, we'll want the pertinent information and only that. Edits are appreciated. Small talk is good; miniature talk is better. The Scorpio moon aids in the effort to preserve the sanctity of private things. As George Orwell said in his futuristic classic "1984," "If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself."
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're not always in control, and that's part of what makes your life so magical. In your highest hopes you wouldn't have come up with some of these great twists and turns.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). How are you taking care of yourself now? If you were to take 10 percent better care of yourself, what would that look like? Ten percent may not seem like much, but it's more than enough to land you in a completely better circumstance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). With your powers of visualization augmented by the cosmic climate, imagining the best for yourself opens doors in your psyche. You also currently have access to far greater wisdom than you ever knew was inside of you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Responsibilities won't be assigned, and responsible people don't need them to be. They step in and handle what needs to be done like a boss, knowing that the dutiful are also the ones with the most influence.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you're going to measure yourself, you'll use your own standards of excellence for the comparison. You're relatively unconcerned with the competition, which is one of the secrets to your success.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). History is written by the winners. Losing the battle is often also losing your chance to tell the story your way. Knowing this, you'll look back and wonder what else there is to learn. The concept will apply both personally and globally.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You've been through hard times, and it's why you're so compassionate with those who are going through it now. It's also why you're so frustrated with those who harden their hearts and turn away from need.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). At the end of the day you will owe your success to a flexible manner of thinking. It won't go according to plan, but it will go, because you had a plan and a goal that you kept moving toward.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even when you're subject to the will of others and immutable laws of nature you're still perfectly aware of what can be used to your advantage. This keen consciousness will benefit all around you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Strong choices are definitive. They cut you off from the other options. There's beauty in this if you accept it. A decision will be required of you. Once you make your choice, own it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Writing matters. Writing can reveal the message of your heart you didn't even know. One way to galvanize your inner forces is to channel them through the ink of a pen and let them bleed purposefully onto the paper.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your time is too valuable to waste on trying to figure out things that have long been perfected by others. Pony up for the expert work so you can spend your hours taking projects you care about to the next level.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 10). Unseen powers conspire to delight you all year long. Your heart will be light. Someone younger will lift, inspire and motivate you. Unexpected cash will solve a problem before March. The obstacle in May is lucky! You'll find a much better way. Summer brings education and mind-expanding travel. Virgo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 11, 40 and 26.
COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... EMPATHS: People with sensitivities need to leave the house with more than the standard key, wallet and glasses. Yesterday we discussed what an empath shouldn't leave the house without. Here's another item for the list. Before venturing out, an empath really needs:
Tool 2: The full plan.
People think you're this free spirit and that you can just play it by ear and follow your whimsy, but unless that's your full plan -- to make this an exercise in whimsy -- you're much better off outlining an actual plan.
Here's an example of the kind of plan I'm talking about. You've been in this situation: You leave for a party with a group of friends, and you figure you're all going to have fun and come home, end of story. That is not a plan. A plan is: You leave with a group of friends, and you make sure you have a ride-hailing app or an alternative ride home in case your friends have a different idea about the party exit strategy than you do.
As an empath, boundaries and structures allow you to relax and enjoy yourself more than you would otherwise when you don't quite know how long you're going to be in any given environment.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: World heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman shows his Capricorn business acumen in a variety of successful businesses. From grills to menswear to race cars, his winning spirit and can-do attitude give his ventures a powerful punch. Foreman was born under the moon of determination, Taurus. And with Mercury and Mars in quick-thinking Aquarius, he's a man of the future.
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