It's said that clean hands don't grow potatoes, though it could be argued that gloves were invented for the very purpose of keeping one's hands clean in the dirty work. The two seconds it takes to glove up prevents a lot of scrubbing later. Apply the wisdom of gloves to every project under the Aquarius sun, which is all about working smart.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The world is a sticky place filled with honey pots, tar pits and a wide variety of flytraps. It's very easy to get stuck. Keep moving. Action makes you hard to trap. Movement opens potential.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). So much is going right for you! Take stock. List at least five and feel your mood lift. Staying grateful is to your spiritual health as staying fit is to your physical health.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Take a break from self-improvement. There is a point when it reinforces a quiet belief that you're not enough just as you are. There's a time to push, but right now is a time to trust life and let things develop naturally.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). In a prevailing culture of narcissism, it's more important than ever to make sure that you're doing a fair amount of focusing on others. Bonus: This is also the way to happiness.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be making interesting trades today. Of course, you're always trading something — attention for relationships, hours for dollars — it's just that today's trades are outside of the norm, and they make you think.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Fantasies have no consequences. Reality is pretty much built on them. It's a long string of cause and effect, some of which one would be hard-pressed to correlate, and yet we sense they are balanced in the grand math.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can do something that the majority of people can't — that's a talent. Don't consider it a talent? That's just an oversight on your part. This is the ideal time to change your assessment and start toying with possible applications.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Those with an affliction want so much to be released from it, and yet there's something terrifying about giving up the crutch that goes with it. You've a special heart for helping people let go of what's no longer needed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When not knowing how a thing works, it's easy to dismiss it as working in an unintelligent way, but that's probably not the truth today. There's a benefit to staying alert to different styles, especially simple ones.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It is very difficult to help others when you are, in fact, injured yourself. The same applies to emotional and soul-level wounds. By resolving inner conflicts, you nudge yourself toward an empathetic state.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Have you ever texted someone or been texted by someone "accidentally" on purpose? You'll witness today how the desire for a specific kind of attention can inspire odd and unpredictable behaviors.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Rigid perspectives lead to errors of all sorts. Try to find a gentle frame of mind. There is plenty of common ground between two points of contention for anyone willing to look for it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 21). You're good at relationships of all kinds this year, and it comes quite naturally, too. Others would call this "work," but indeed it's your pleasure. You and a dear one will develop a language between you filled with inside jokes, deep meaning, tender phrases and silliness that only the two of you can understand. Leo and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 39, 30, 13 and 45.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I would be thrilled if a certain Gemini would return my feelings. I've had a crush on him for almost three years. The reason I haven't acted on it is that he was in a relationship. Actually, he still is, but I have reason to believe that they are on the outs. Should I sit around and wait for him to become single, or should I let him know that I like him, in hopes that it will speed up the process? He's a Libra."
Two air signs have an easy rapport, and I'll bet you clicked together with this Gemini so easily when you first met that you immediately had the feeling you were meant to be friends, if not more. However, you should take into account the absolute devotion that Libra tends to have to his sweetheart. He doesn't take his commitments lightly. Even if he is the one to break up a relationship, he will need space in between to grieve the bond. Libra feels that love is sacred. Cheating is not something that comes easily to him, and if something like that were to happen with you, he would feel so much guilt, and it would tarnish his feelings for you.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Academy award-winning actress, philanthropist and Mensa genius society member Geena Davis is a fine example of the Aquarian mix of heart and intellect that makes this sign so effective at bringing people together. Davis was born when the sun and Mercury were in Aquarius and lucky Jupiter was in entertaining Leo. Look for Davis in the upcoming thriller "Ava."
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