Sun-Saturn Power Conjunction

By Holiday Mathis

January 2, 2019 6 min read

The alignment of the sun and Saturn represent a convergence of authoritarian energy that will cause us to sit up and take notice of the distribution of power. Small power is like a baton passed from person to person. Big power is a large blanket, best folded with many hands, a plan for the operation and each person doing a part.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You might copy someone you admire, but it's only a temporary thing to help you understand your own identity. Ultimately, you'd rather fail doing something that feels like you than succeed in trying to be someone else.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've been known to communicate something much more important than what you're talking about. In fact, today the topic and the words are just a costume that your real message is wearing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will spend hours as the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca suggested, toiling to "make yourself remarkable by some talent or another," all the while knowing that this is just icing on the cake. You are already enough.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you're facing familiar territory with all that's needed to succeed, progress is certain. But if you don't know what's ahead, you might just be in for some greatness. No courageous move ever happened in the face of certainty.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It is quite possible that when your efforts are counted in the future, it will be by an entirely different system of measurement than is used today. Your best bet will be to tend to the intangible aspects. For example, how does a thing feel?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Ultimately, everything gets easier when you understand it better. But understanding comes in layers. The first few layers may seem to make things more complicated. Keep learning. You'll get to a place where it all kicks in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As the sign of the scales, you are keenly aware of how too much of anything is toxic. Too much health is unhealthy. Too much rest and leisure is exhausting. In all things, balance!

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Whether or not you enjoy politics, you will be dealing in political systems today, or at the very least in power dynamics, which are present in all groups whose numbers are greater than two.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The tendency to blame yourself for things that aren't your fault or credit yourself for things that aren't your doing is universally human. To avoid it, eliminate blame and credit entirely. Put your head down and work.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because you are walking around with your heart wide open, your encounters will tend toward the extraordinary and may include a random heartfelt conversation with a stranger.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Watching a child grow is a remarkable and layered experience that connects you with your own evolution and with humanity at large. Whatever giving you aim toward a youth will be extremely lucky today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The acceptable effort will be minimal. Show up and smile. Much more than that will be too much. So relax, enjoy and avoid accidentally making promises.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 2). The fulfillment of wishes comes at a price, and it's not the price you thought it would be. See, you've always been willing to put in the work, but what you didn't realize is that feeling like you deserve it may be the hardest work of all. Love yourself. Credit yourself. Heal and change the beliefs that have kept you from feeling worthy. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 25, 2, 28 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "The one area of my life that I can't seem to get control of is my weight. Can you help? I'm a Leo."

Many factors play into your weight. You can't separate the issue from the rest of your life and work on it as though it were a stand-alone project. Your eating choices are lifestyle choices. Making them consciously will require you to plan ahead.

The No. 1 thing that Leo can do to ensure the success of a weight-loss effort is to find a method of accountability. Leos are performers and they will work hard to win the audience's applause. A coach, friend or weight-loss support group can serve as the audience needed to keep this slim-show going.

Stress is one of the biggest willpower-zappers. The mental effort it takes to make your life run may be expending your reserves of self-control so that there is little left to apply to your efforts to trim down. Adjusting your workload and agreeing to fewer responsibilities will help you keep more of your willpower in reserve.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In 2019, Capricorn Kate Bosworth hits both the big screen, with the drama "The Devil Has a Name," and the television screen, with the mysterious science-fiction series "The I-Land." This screen-time surge is no sweat for Bosworth, a star since age 14, who has long since learned to separate work and personal life. Her simple secret: "I keep everything private private." Spoken like someone born with Saturn in Scorpio!

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