The anecdotes, wives tales and opinions that used to be passed by family members are now plastered over every inch of the internet. Whatever the problem, there are millions of answers a click away. It's apparent, with Mars and Jupiter conjunct, that the right answer is more of a question of style and identity than technical correctness.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You really don't owe anyone an explanation, but you may choose to explain anyway, instead of leaving the story to people's imaginations, which can be wild, strange and unpredictably aimed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To be content with yourself is the aim here, and one of the best signifiers of success that you could ever have. And the best part is that if you really wanted to, you could make it happen in an instant.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Emotional work doesn't look like other kinds of work but it can be just as demanding as physical work, if not more so. Some people give you emotional work without realizing it's what they are doing. Educate them.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don't beat yourself up because you were not able to do what you told yourself to do. Be kind. Be curious about yourself. Self-knowledge takes time. The better you know yourself, the more effectively you'll be able to lead yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). While technically it's not your job to stir up the people and strengthen their collective spirit, you are the best person for the task, as you have that special charisma they want to follow. And this group could really use some unity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's a decision hanging in the balance and it should not be made impulsively. Hold off. More will be illuminated. When it's time, you'll be absolutely certain of your choice.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A trip down memory lane is featured, and you may be surprised about how others remember it. No one's story will be completely right or wrong. There's something to be learned from this discrepancy of vision.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are people who seem to be able to get you to do things you normally wouldn't. They seem outside of the rules. "Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace." — Oscar Wilde
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why is it so hard to believe that what matters to you counts as very important? Sure, in the big scheme, it may not affect many, or have life-and-death consequences. But it's as important as anyone else's agenda you know.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've been very accommodating, and now it's time to stop and let others make the effort for a change. If you keep this up, the pattern will settle with you in the never-ending service position.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The term "gaslighting" refers to when one person manipulates another into questioning his or her own sanity. You're immune to this. You know that everyone sees things differently and refuse to engage in useless arguments.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's a situation that, from the outside, seems privileged and enviable, but it's not the case. If anyone can see this, it's you. You're in the unique position to help someone who, to others, wouldn't seem to need help.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 22). Destiny is a weaver, and this year's design is rather intricate. The success secret is to pay attention to the patterns you want to repeat and to ignore the ones you don't. February brings a windfall. In March, you'll nourish the needy and the worthy. In July, you'll decide for a group and promote a higher level of existing, too. Leo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 49, 24, 3, 10 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a 16-year-old Aquarius and I'm considering doing my junior year of high school in a different country. I'd like to go to Spain. My friends think I'm crazy for wanting to do this because I'll miss out on so much at home. And when I get back, everyone will be a senior and tight with their friends and I'll have to find a way to fit in all over again. Not to mention I'll probably be lonely in a different country where I barely speak the language. What do you think?"
Aquarius is the sign of philanthropy, intellect and the collection of human knowledge. It's beautiful that you want to learn in a different country and this desire will not only enhance your resume, it will change your life forever. You are defining yourself as a citizen of the world, an adventurer and one who is willing to take risks in order to understand humanity and your place in it. Your place among the seniors back home will only be enhanced by this brave (and also potentially super fun!) journey. Go for it!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Diane Lane set the stage for a future of wealthy child stars after she appeared on the cover of Time magazine at the age of 13 and was declared a "new young acting sensation." By 18, this Aquarius actress with Mercury and Venus in powerful and business-minded Capricorn was a multimillionaire with a continuous stream of work, recently in "House of Cards" and "The Romanoffs."
Write Holiday Mathis at [email protected]