Venus Revs Up Altruism

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Practice your charm with strangers. It will be easier than using it with people you know, because there's no build-up of expectation and you won't be worried about forgetting a name or some key piece of information.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). "Well, actually," they say when they are about to point out how wrong the other person is. This is annoying, at best, and can be downright combative, so try to ignore it when you hear it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Keep building your way forward, trying new things, introducing unlikely elements and basically taking an experimental approach to life. You might feel childish and foolish before you ultimately feel victorious.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 18). Your influence will grow through this solar return. People will accept your help, act on your advice and become successful in ways that benefit themselves and you, too. There's a breakthrough in March, and the opportunities get challenging and magical. Invest in April. Your creativity will shine. How gratifying! Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 40, 1, 28 and 31.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a highly sensitive Pisces, and it seems like I'm always doing things I don't want to be doing, because I simply have trouble saying no. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Do you have any advice?"

Rest assured, you're not the only Pisces with a tendency to say yes to things you have no interest in, no benefit to derive from, no desire at all to be a part of. Sometimes this works out well! After all, people broaden themselves by doing things they don't want to do. For instance, if everyone only said yes to eating what they knew they liked, kale wouldn't even be a thing. But that's not the point. You should still be able to say no, whether it's good for you or not. And saying yes just out of fear of hurting someone could get you into a lot worse than kale. So let's take away the part where the feelings get hurt so that you can say no with great ease. Come back on Saturday for some guiding principles to help you master the art of declining.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Capricorn actor Jason Segel is best known for his roles in "Freaks and Geeks," "How I Met Your Mother" and a multitude of films. It is not as widely known that he's a musician and songwriter whose music has often been a part of these projects. Segel was born under a musical Venus in soulful Pisces. Hardworking earth signs are a predominant influence in his natal chart.

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