Children's Moon

By Holiday Mathis

January 9, 2020 6 min read

It is possible for humans to get older without getting smarter or wiser. In fact, there is an entire segment of things that children are much better at than most adults. The concept will be well-illustrated today when the playful Leo moon casts a spotlight on young thinkers and the way freshness and creativity often trump knowledge.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). A project frustrates. It's because you're looking at the minor aspects when what you need is a broad perspective. Get away from your work for a while, and then you'll come back with an idea.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People will try to rush you along. Unless you're merging onto a freeway or traffic circle, there is no reason to let anyone else's sense of timing influence your impeccable flow.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Sales! That's where your talent lies today. Whether it's selling something as simple as a social plan to your friends or as complicated as a hot property to a testy buyer, you'll be a winner.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's no offering in the entire world that is right for everyone. You'll objectively figure out why what you're doing is right for certain people and not others so you can broaden or narrow your appeal according to your goals.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Loving a person for their potential isn't really love because it's a rejection of who the person is right now. One way to tell love from its imposters is that love is always happening in the present.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People who mean well aren't always helpful, and people who are careless or ill-intended don't always hurt. Take the feelings out of your choice. The thing to consider strongly now is ability. Who can, and is likely to, deliver?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Yours will be the action that starts others moving. The most beneficial direction will be one that's tidy, clean and simple. Tie loose ends and resolve clutter, and loved ones will follow your lead.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People can feel how much you appreciate them, even when you don't make a big fuss about it. Public praise isn't always appropriate, but when it is, all who witness your genuineness and enthusiasm will be motivated by it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are a role model to people, only you don't usually notice this, as you're not overly obsessed with what others are gleaning from your interactions. You'll notice today though, in the flattery of copycats.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Decisions don't have to make sense to be good. When you feel you are being guided, it's a pretty big deal. Have the guts to follow through on your intuition, and you'll look back with a grateful heart.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Rally behind your people. Right now, they crave your support. In fact, saying nothing will be taken as a slight. Return all emails. You have the power to uplift.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are trading dysfunctional patterns for routines and habits that better support your well-being. The changes themselves are so small, they are barely perceptible to the outside world right now. Just wait.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 9). You're so adept at making your own luck that it will probably catch you off guard when you don't have to. Fortunate surprises will happen while you're relaxing. Next month, you'll raise your financial status by simply asking for what's fair. You'll help family and take on new responsibilities, creating wins for the whole group. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 3, 33, 37 and 41.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a Capricorn, born Jan. 1, 1983, and I've never been in a real romantic relationship. I've dated often, but it never gets serious. Any advice to get past this hurdle? And any chance you know whether my love life will improve soon? Thanks so much!"

With your sun, Venus, Mercury and south node in Capricorn, by nature you don't come off as touchy-feely to others. Yet, you have this fabulously playful Leo moon longing to let down your guard and get swept away in the thrill of romance. Your cautious, reserved and, daresay, totally invulnerable side is dominant and keeping your defenses up and at the ready. The sort of love you are asking for requires vulnerability, softness, openness and risk. Your inhibitions are defending you against the very things you want most. Instead of worrying that love will hurt you, assume that it will. That's love's job. Instead of protecting yourself, perhaps you could agree to get hurt. Only then will you understand what it really takes to have what you're asking for and decide whether it's worth it, or how to make it worth it to you.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Kate Middleton's Capricorn sun burns so bright, the entire world seems to be watching her every move. Whether stepping out in her tiara and Alexander McQueen gown to an international event or helping children through the work of her numerous charities, Mercury and Venus in graceful Aquarius focus Middleton's glow on the good of humanity. Mars, Saturn and Pluto in Libra promise diplomacy and tact.

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