The Magic of Groundhog Day

By Holiday Mathis

February 2, 2020 6 min read

The magic of Groundhog Day will be enhanced by an earthy Taurus moon moving Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary to the prediction that is most comfortable for all creatures. So it is in life, and in "Groundhog Day" the movie, there is work to be done on the daily, and our outlook on this work will define us.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People who are learning need space. Good teachers are patient and kind, backing off at the appropriate times to let students find solutions. What about when you are teaching yourself? In that case, staying positive is even more crucial. There's no need to be critical of yourself while you're figuring things out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Bad habits often represent the lesser evils of worse choices. Have compassion for yourself. This is what you created to cope, and you can create differently, too. You have more control than you once thought and will prove it this week, nudging yourself toward better ideas and doubling down on your excellence.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll work like a hamster on a wheel hooked up to an alternator and coils and a nightlight. It's a comfort! Most hamster wheels harness nothing. It will be fun to see the result of those units of energy you expend and feel like you can illuminate the way for someone — preventing a stumble in the dark.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The ambitious souls who attempted making winged flying suits may as well have been making crashing suits, as this was what such suits were best at. Rule of flight: wings must be lighter than the body. Apply the principle to all you depend on to lift you this week. The best supporters will be light and mobile.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As the sign of entertainment, you know the secret: Just because a person is doing well doesn't mean that person isn't looking for something else. Boredom is indiscriminate and will strike the same at one who is rich, poor, happy or sad. If you want to be something that everyone needs, then be exciting.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll see another person succeeding at something you would like to do. Though luck and talent may be loosely involved in the equation, the main reason for this success is simply a system that works and a person who's working it. You can have this in your life, too. Focus this week on building your system.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If the thing you're doing solves the problem, you'll keep doing it; that's just how the mind works. It lives to solve! You're at the point where you don't think this thing you're doing is a good enough solution, and you're right. It will take some willfulness to find a better one, and that's something you'll have lots of this week.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The measures of life that can be tallied in real time are but few. Lagging measures abound. Results that come later down the line are often cumulative effects from daily efforts. Your current state is a lagging measure of things you did months and weeks ago. What you need is faith. Decide and then stick to the plan.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Upon closer inspection, closer inspection isn't always a great idea. You can't get a great idea about how your outfit looks from an inch away from the mirror. Taking in the scene this week will often require a step back. Bonus points for asking friends to help with this. Ask them what they see.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Curb your ambition if you can. To assess this week's risk, use the "bird in the hand" rule. Reaching when you already have a lot will be too cocky. Even if the risk paid off and you achieved a "bird" for each hand, you'd still look greedy and be regarded as a malcontent. In short, love the bird you're with.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Fear can be a friend. In fact, it's pretty much been a friend the entire lifespan of the human race, doing the best possible job at keeping people from jumping off of cliffs, etc. Welcome fear in for a chat. See what it has to say — probably reasonable stuff mixed in with wacky stuff — and you'll address it accordingly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Relationships are stronger than ever. It's not enough to know someone's stories. You want to live them, to be there when the action goes down and affect how it unfolds. This is why friendships take time. Long stretches go by where nothing happens. This is beautiful because it gives context to the momentous times.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: A year of interesting people, funny philosophies, new and healthy tendencies — and it all happens so naturally as you learn to willfully ignore what doesn't please or help you. You'll pick up skills in the spring, some you can charge for and others that save you money and simultaneously make life more elegant. The connections you share with fellow air signs — Gemini and Libra — will extend your soul in two directions, elevating moods and conversation while deepening relationships.

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