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Some scientists think humans are evolving faster due to our larger population. Other scientists think we're evolving slower for the same reason. Maybe you can relate to the confusion on the matter, especially under this changing moon. Personal evolution seems to go in spurts with our mixed reaction to the stimulus of the big wide world.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll decide quickly and execute just as fast. This is the kind of behavior that makes some people fall in love with you, others want to hire you and still others feel a little afraid of you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). As the sign of luxury items you have more than the usual tendency for shiny-object syndrome. Today, once again, things that catch the light will beckon you nigh and have you reaching for the wallet.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can't do everything, but you can do something -- and do something you will. And you'll probably be surprised by what a small accomplishment can begin.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). To think a person or idea is either totally right or totally wrong -- that kind of mental laziness would make today's dilemma easy for you. But of course you see every shade of gray, and so it's not an option.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Going the extra mile once will put you a mile ahead of the competition. Going the extra mile every day will put you ahead seven miles in a week. A month and the competition will be... well, no longer.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Technicalities might hang you up, and there's an opportunity in this. Don't wish for fewer problems. Get more skills. Getting better at solving one issue will help you with many more.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The difference between external and internal wealth is that inner wealth makes external wealth irrelevant. With inner wealth a person can be financially rich or poor, yet always rich.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Normally you would do some thinking as to whether or not you're doing the right thing, the smart thing or the most important thing. Not today. Today needs a lighter touch. Just do the thing that occurs to you to do.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whatever it is you feel that you lack, chances are very strong that you either have it and don't realize it or don't need it at all. Anyway, success isn't about having it all; it's about getting comfortable with what is.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's true there's a potential for getting your feelings hurt or losing something. If there weren't there would be no risk and therefore no reward. Go on. This is worth taking a chance on.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're about to go into something new, and you still have time to find out more about the situation. Study up. You won't be sorry. The more you learn the better your chances will be for a positive result.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When two people who don't deal well in emotional territory get together, there's a great potential for cringe-worthy, if not disastrous, scenarios. You're emotionally mature, which comes with the onus of handling people who aren't.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 30). You'll find the place where your talents are most needed, wanted and appreciated -- and you'll have financial proof of this, too. The exceptional progress of a project will catch the public eye. Your curiosity is strongest in April, which is why you wind up in a remarkable setting. Love promises will be made in May. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 20, 1, 18 and 42.

COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... THE MOON OPPOSITION TO MERCURY. There is a disagreement among human communication experts regarding exactly what percentage of meaning is derived from nonverbal cues. Some say it's as much as 93 percent. Others put the number in the 60-70 percent range. But nearly all agree that more is conveyed through our vocal tones and the movements of the face and body than is communicated through our words. Words are often an ideal we try to live up to. Facial muscles and bodies operate in a more immediate, unconscious and fluid dimension. They react to the current stimulus instead of pondering options. Our bodies don't weigh the politics, alliances and agreements before choosing a response. They have their own reasons, at once intricate and basic, for doing what they do. Often when words lie, faces, voices and bodies tell the truth. When the moon and Mercury polarize and pull at each other from across the sky like a cosmic tug of war, it's a reminder that if you want to influence people you have to get to know and understand them. Pay attention to what they are really telling you on all levels. Listen to the words, but give more attention to the meaning you can derive from non-verbal cues.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Christian Bale's ability to transform his body and disappear into a character has made for an impressively eclectic mix of film roles. True to his astrological nature (Bale's natal sun, Mercury and Jupiter are all in philanthropic Aquarius), the Academy Award-winning actor devotes his time and money to Green Peace and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Write Holiday Mathis at holidaymathis@gmail.com.

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