Lazy Void-of-Course Moon
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's a tough crowd you'll be dealing with today. If you can't figure out how to put smiles on people's faces, put one on your own face. Your good vibes will be contagious.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You've a knack for being in the right place, and vicinity will work in your favor as you reach out. Even the most casual and commonplace communication is an opportunity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's not readily apparent why humans have fingerprints. Maybe it improves our sense of touch. It certainly helps us keep track of one another. Anyway, you won't need a single, definitive reason to appreciate the unique mark someone leaves on your life today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 21). You'll rejoice in the way things are, and as you come to accept the finer features and deeper levels, it will be as though the whole world belongs to you. Creativity is a huge part of your happiness this year. If you're not being creative, you're not being fully you. Nurture this constantly. Love and support are all around you. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 1, 11 and 9.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: It is a common misconception that bears hibernate during the winter. True hibernation is when animals go to sleep and don't wake up even with a loud noise, physical rousing or a delicious smell; nothing wakes them until the weather changes. Their heart rate slows. Their temperature drops with the environment. They don't eat. They don't drink. They don't get up. Not so for bears. Bears get lazy. They sleep deeply and often. But if the sun comes out, bears may, too. Bears wake up when something interesting is going on. Winter is a lazy time, not a dormant time.
Maybe you'll relate to bears this week. It starts with a void-of-course moon, and then the Aries lunar activity Monday wakes things up a bit. On Wednesday, an alignment of Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn has us unsure of which direction to take ourselves. We could just as easily hole up in a cave and order takeout as we could investigate interesting goings-on outside. Another thing about this Mercury/Pluto situation is that it will cause us to make a determination about private life versus public life in general. What should we talk about, and what should we leave unsaid? Though the general sharing nature of the Aquarius sun wants us to give to and help one another, sometimes the best way to help is with discretion.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jeremy Shada is the voice of Finn the Human in the much-awarded and -celebrated Cartoon Network series "Adventure Time." The role has attracted a cult following for the young Aquarius that he is uniquely qualified to command. Natal Mercury, Venus and Neptune in assertive Capricorn are a complement to Shada's sun, Jupiter and Uranus in Aquarius.
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