Venus and Mars Face Off

By Holiday Mathis

January 26, 2020 6 min read

People seldom say what they mean. They'd rather talk about almost anything else than the issue at the core. So whatever people happen to be complaining about, explaining and generally going on about, that's the smoke, not the fire. This week starts with Venus and Mars arguing. Egos crack. Then you can see what's underneath. To observe and perceive levels of interaction you were previously unaware of, question what you know.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Most celebrities walk around the city like everyone else. Just because a person can afford to pay someone to hold an umbrella or hail a taxi doesn't mean it's the most prudent or attractive option. It's often best to do what is reasonable and common. Such will be the case for you this week.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Inspiring people make you feel brave because they give you a sense of who you could become. It's so much easier to let go of old ideas about who you are and what you're capable of if you can first picture something different. You're ready and willing to ask yourself the tough, introspective questions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have the cure for someone's problem. Once upon a time, you also had the methods of prevention, but prevention doesn't motivate action like the built-in urgency of an ailment. Now, you're in a power position. Be careful here. Do you want them to depend on you? To do, or to teach, that is the question.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everything in life has a rhythm, though much of it isn't catchy, pleasing or consistent enough to be detected. To wield the power of attraction, master rhythm. It's the heartbeat of humanity, what drives people to and from one another. This week's success comes from acting with purpose, punctuation and pattern.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This change you're considering will entail a lot more than you're thinking of right now. But it will also be an immersive experience. Once you're in, you'll want to do all it takes to go the distance. Start with small, easily won challenges. Building up a track record of success will give you the confidence to take the bigger risks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your cosmic talent this week is in helping people have an experience they otherwise wouldn't. In many cases, it will be a journey of imagination. You'll paint a picture and invite the senses to participate. Then, somehow, a transference of sensation and emotion occurs as people form a picture from your description.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People will warm and thrill you. They will also irritate, annoy and overwhelm you. Try seeing people differently. See them as challenges in a social game, as the means to grow your compassion or, if you're in a position to serve or sell to people, see them as bag of groceries to bring home to your family.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). For so much of what ails the soul, there is no cure. Our best bet is to accept the realities and learn management and workarounds. It's not settling. It's actually sort of fun when you get into the spirit of it. You'll like what you discover this week while trying to work with life's inescapable fixtures.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may feel that you're not ready to share, that you need to learn more before you can contribute. The trouble is that no one can help you move to the next place if they don't know where you are. Accept your starting point. It's enough. Tell people so they can help you get where you want to be.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). On some level, you're not really in the business of selling a service or product. You're selling an idea. It's true in regards to presenting yourself especially. What do you think pops into the mind of others when you round the bend? You'll work on that this week, because it is something you can shape.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People will make all of the difference in the success of your week. If you act as though you are surrounded by superstars, then you will get better results than if you were to simply take people at face value. The way to lift up people is to see more in them than they see in themselves. It's there; you just have to look for it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Don't be afraid to pump up the glamour, humor, color and intelligence or to give things more style than they would generally deserve. There's something charming about pretension — maybe even something essential. This week's pretensions will be instances of ambition in its most imaginative form.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Some say that starting is the hardest part, but they're not as adventurous as you. This solar journey, you'll launch hobbies, relationships and projects. Starting is easy for you because it's exciting. The challenges come midway when you have to find new reasons to stay the course and finish strong. That's where your cosmic birthday gift kicks in. You'll have the forbearance to cross hurdles and the determination to finish strong. You'll make beautiful things happen.

Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis.com.

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