New Moon Magic

By Holiday Mathis

January 16, 2018 6 min read

The first new moon of the year is an ambitious Capricorn influence that's among the most industrious of omens. This is practical magic at its best. It's the right intention dropped into the best machine, setting the big, glorious clockwork in motion. If you know the "what" but not the "how," that's mighty fine. Get moving and it will be taken care of.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). As those skilled in the art of marketing know well, there are many ways to position a single product. What you present today will seem exciting, fresh and new, not because it is, but because you are the one presenting it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can figure out how to settle in to this moment and be fine with all that's going on inside of it, you'll be instantly free to manage external circumstances in a way you couldn't when you were fighting with reality.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As for plan A, that was so long ago, when you wanted to be a rock star/space traveler/teacher/fireman... and maybe some of that worked out, but the alphabet is really long, so just relax and pick another letter.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Certain friends are more possessive than others. They see your attention as an all-or-nothing proposition. But it's not! You've a gracious way of spreading it around. If they give you half a chance, you'll prove that today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Great orators move people, change lives, rally nations to war and bring souls to God. Passion, vision and a strong voice are all the equipment needed — the same equipment you have today. What do you want to do with it?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You already know what could go wrong. It has before! But it won't again if you use what you've learned to anticipate those instances and devise a plan for handling them before they happen.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you're groggy in the morning or tired after a long day your willpower will be depleted. Make it easy for yourself to succeed by anticipating your needs in those crucial moments and setting yourself up for the best outcome.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Complaining is fine for some situations, but you like to show up with solutions instead. If you don't have a solution you won't even bother rocking the boat, because there's so much else to focus on that's going right for you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your word choices will matter. They could be the difference between closing the deal and not. You won't use euphemism or hyperbole: You'll use the specific right word to describe how you feel and what you'll do.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This will be an upbeat and extremely productive day for you. Keep track of what's working and what you like, too, so you'll remember to do more of it even when you're in a different kind of mood.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you improve yourself through reading you'll acquire rather easily what others had to learn the hard way. Of course, you have to apply what you read or it won't stick. Do this as soon as possible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's said that laughter is the best medicine, though medicine has gotten to be such a dicey proposition that laughter might not appreciate the comparison. Anyway, you're on a quest to get more natural joy flowing through your life.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 16). You'll build up stores of the good things: love, knowledge and wisdom, as well as practical supplies, savings and funds marked for fun. It's not always easy. You'll sweat and stress some as you get more organized and create structures that can keep this whole thing moving along in the right direction. Viva abundance! Scorpio and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 10, 39, 1 and 7.

COSMICALLY CURIOUS ABOUT... FRIENDSHIP RULES FOR THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE, PART TWO:

FRIENDSHIP RULE NO. 2: Don't be a monster; be demonstrative!

Highly sensitive people are more attuned to how others feel, what others need and what to do to add value to the lives of friends. Logically, it would seem that those who make the lives of others easier make themselves more valuable to those people. And while this may be the case, it's often human nature to take the most valuable people for granted. It's easy to get comfortable with the consistency of their efforts. Their steadfast attention becomes a given. Their kindnesses grow so familiar they become invisible. We would be devastated if they were no longer there for us, and yet sometimes we do very little to keep them there. Avoid this dynamic by noticing and acknowledging all that people bring to your life. It's the demonstrative friends who keep the balance of give-and-take healthy and joyful.

Come back tomorrow for part three!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Capricorn women are known for their enduring beauty, but supermodel Kate Moss takes the concept to an entirely new level with her unwavering popularity. Maybe it has something to do with her respect for all things timeless and elegant. The Capricorn style icon, born under a mysterious and sensual Scorpio moon, is known to be a vintage connoisseur with a passion for antiques.

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