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Blue Moon of Kentucky and Other Places

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Patsy Cline invited the "Blue Moon of Kentucky" to keep on shining on the one who's gone and proved untrue. That Kentucky moon was also blue in Seattle and Sydney and San Juan Capistrano, and it shone equally on the truthful. Tonight the blue moon comes back around, supersize, playful and dispersing generous and joyful love.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Glittering generalities sound impressive to those who desperately want them to be true and the utterly gullible. You'll hear past the hyperbole, see beyond the sparkly stuff and help people understand what's real and reasonable.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have something so special. Many would love to claim it. And the weird part is that you hardly see it anymore. You've had it for so long! Adjust your perspective so you can better love what is already yours.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today you'll be rather susceptible to flattery, but so what? You also deserve to be paid attention to. You worked hard to get where you are. So how about you soak it all up? Don't deflect compliments. Just say thank you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The saying goes, "Never let them see you sweat." But if you make it look too easy, they'll heap more work on you. Of course, you don't want to seem like a hectic mess, either. You'll find the middle ground on the matter.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Moods come and go like weather. You're like a region unto yourself. There are typical weather patterns for the region of you, and then sometimes there's unseasonable anomalies. That's what's happening now.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Add this to your routine: a generous pat on the back, from you to you. Of course this is best done privately, but rest assured it's not the least bit self-centered to recognize your own talents. If you don't do it, how will others know to?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Philosophizing has its time, place and purpose. The big-picture thinking can seem like an indulgence when there's so much practical work to be done, but go on and indulge, because it will be essential to getting things right.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Since you're still not totally sure about your next move, don't make one. You can afford to hang out in this phase a while longer. Write down the ideas. Talk it out. Ask questions. Research. Brainstorm.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have your agenda; they have theirs. Honestly, there may not be a compromise that will make you both happy, so don't waste too much time in negotiation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may get an unusually large number of requests made of you today, and a few demands will be thrown in there, too. This is what comes with getting suddenly popular.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Go often to the well of positive energy. You'll find it in quotes, books and songs. You'll find it in the small talk you make with strangers and in the fellowship of friends.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You might be surprised at what you're willing to do to please a person who happens to be exceptionally charming, attractive and funny. Also, you might be surprised at what people are willing to do for you for the same reasons.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 31). This year you strive for reasonable idealism. You'll serve your values well and you'll also aim for a few impossibilities, because pushing yourself has historically led to remarkable achievement. This year you're even better under pressure than ever before. Love will be your constant companion. Gemini and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 44, 3, 30 and 15.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My birthday is May 3, 1981, and I was born at 6:13 p.m. in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I've dated people here and there, but haven't had anything meaningful for a few years now. Does my chart suggest I might not find somebody? How about my long-term career prospects?"

To everything, there is a season. You know this slogan better than anyone, patient Taurus. Try as we might, we can't rush love. Well, turns out you've been patient long enough: Your love life is about to bloom! First, Jupiter is sending lucky vibes to your relationship sector right now. You'll be talking and connecting to more people and encountering new faces. Some of these people even want to help you professionally, so stay open to offers of all kinds. In early March, Neptune gives your love life another nudge. Someone beguiling may enter your life, so if you find yourself feverish, you're under the spell of a very enchanting love bug! As April begins, an alluring connection from Uranus increases your personal pizzazz, and a change to your appearance could generate love interests.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Whether he's topping the pop charts, rocking the stadium or baking goodies on Instagram for his beloved wife, fans are swooning for Justin Timberlake. The Aquarius superstar was born when Mars was also in this socially conscious sign and expressive Mercury was in Pisces -- a highly artistic and intuitive placement. Venus in Capricorn suggests that Timberlake is also a financial wizard.

Write Holiday Mathis at holidaymathis@gmail.com.

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