New Moon Pre-Show
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Progress is real. The cynics say that things are the same even when they are different -- that we just trade old problems for new ones, that we never really move forward. Nope. It bears repeating: Progress is real.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The pressure is something you are putting on yourself. So when you decide that you can't take the pressure or simply that you don't need it, all you have to do is stop applying it. Metaphorically pull your hand away.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don't want yes people around you. Where's the challenge in it? How will you grow? You want people around you whom you can learn something from. You'll find them today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 15). You care about your own happiness, but there's so much you'll put first this year -- your sense of duty, a concern for the betterment of your community and environment, etc. Keep those priorities and the beautiful cosmic gift of this solar return is that it all comes together for you -- plus happiness, the cherry on top. Aries and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 33, 2, 18 and 40.
COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... FRIENDSHIP RULES FOR THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE: Friendships with highly sensitive people are sweeter for their depth, more fun for their specificity and trickier for their complexities. Then again, you just have to know the rules. For instance, here's a rule that will keep you in good graces with your more sensitive friends -- and if you happen to be the highly sensitive one, consider adopting this one for yourself.
FRIENDSHIP RULE 1: No lumping.
One easy way to keep track of people is to categorize them. They are your nearest and dearest -- the people from the gym, the ones from the office, etc. And this works super well in theory, but in real life, people are not categories. They are not the extras in the movie starring you. They are individuals who deserve and appreciate specific attention. If your highly sensitive friends get the sense that you say and do the same thing for everyone in a certain stratum of your social circle, they'll feel that it's pointless for them to trust you with their specialness. Sensitive people will not happily stay in a relationship in which they feel categorized instead of cherished for the unique individuals they are.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Baptist minister and human rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was born on this day in 1929. The man who famously changed the world by declaring "I have a dream" was a charismatic Capricorn born under a dreamy Pisces moon. Having Venus also in the wise and spiritual sign of Pisces is the indicator for masterful wielding of the healing power of love.
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