On the final day of the sun's journey through Capricorn, take stock of your achievements. The most important and impressive one you could ever achieve is to fulfill your own potential. Indeed, doing so is rarer than being professional athlete, famous actor, top rocket scientist, or any stereotypical image of success. Just be the best you.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want to change a bad habit. Certain cues trigger a chain of behaviors. If you can alter your environment to avoid that cue, this will be much easier than trying to change the avalanche of actions that follows the cue.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your day will be filled with opportunities for a happy flow of feelings, but it will be up to you to make pleasure out of the circumstance. "To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them." — Charles Buxton
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Soon you'll be on the other side of this lesson. How will you know you're there? You'll no longer think about it. Just before the "over" phase of the healing comes is the "checking" phase when you think a lot about not thinking about it.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The world defines you by what you do, but what you're seeing right now is all you haven't done. In today's case, you'll let that motivate you to step boldly forward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can be tougher than you think you're being. It's something to be aware of today as certain people around you are easily shaken and much more concerned with your approval than you'd think.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The higher pursuits of the mind and spirit call to you today including philanthropy and education. It should be noted that these pursuits are possible to access through the smallest moments and most mundane activities.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're in the process of figuring out how to get along with someone who is very different from you. It's not about ignoring the differences, rather finding the common ground, which is a vaster territory than it first seems.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's a day for replenishing your emotional fuel tank which you'll do with quality relaxation that may include getting together with people you care about for a truly fun evening.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're smart, sophisticated and because of these attributes, self-critical. One way to mute the voice of that inner critic is to throw yourself into the action. When you're busy handling things, the mental chatter goes quiet.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Love is supportive. People who don't understand one another's trajectory can nonetheless respect and make room for it. Side note: Fire signs have what you need and will offer it up once they know you need it. Just ask!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In the Chinese legend of the red thread, the gods tie a cord around the ankle of those destined to meet one another and eventually the tie, invisible the human eye, brings souls together. Today's meeting has the feel of fate.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Try thinking of things in terms of, "for me" or "not for me." It's simple, but the shift can be just the personal revolution that frees you from having to pass moral and value judgements all the livelong day, which is exhausting.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 19). Your rational mind will become a servant to the amazing intuition that is your cosmic gift at the top of this solar return. Your understanding of what you need in relationships will deepen as will your ability to communicate it. You'll heal a bit of broken self-esteem, which leads to you making more money. Aquarius and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 40, 2, 10 and 28.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I wrote some resolutions but haven't started on them yet. How can a Taurus like me get motivated?"
When it comes to motivation, Taurus is like an actual bull in one of two moods: either supercharged and running forward with a ferocious gleam in those determined eyes, or wandering lazily around a field, caring about nothing more than munching on tender grass and sweet dandelions. Getting motivated and staying motivated has to do with one thing and one thing alone: the red cape.
If you're a Taurus, finding your red cape shouldn't be a difficult process. When you are agitated and running toward something, you can be sure it's your red cape. Anything causing mild to zero interest probably isn't worth your time. The world, after all, is filled with sweet dandelions calling your name. That is to say, the pursuit of pleasure is far more compelling a goal than something that doesn't grab you at some primal level.
If red capes are few and far between, this should not be a cause for alarm or worry, dear Taurus. Merely, it can be interpreted as a sign to follow your bliss. Doing what you enjoy will eventually lead to passionate involvement and unstoppable motivation.
CELEBRITY PROFILES) The queen of country music said, "Find out who you are and do it on purpose," a creed that Dolly Parton has represented in many forms including her theme park, charitable organizations and that long string of No. 1 hits. Parton's moon and Pluto are in Leo, the sign of the regal lion and also of show business. Her sun, Mercury and Venus in Capricorn indicate ambition and stellar business acumen.
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