Sharing pictures of our lives can help us appreciate the small things, look for loveliness and answer it with our own inner beauty and warmth. Except when it doesn't. Everyone has a social media threshold beyond which nothing good comes. The conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter reminds us that life doesn't have to be a competition.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're happy about being able to do the things that you once couldn't. The list includes new items and ones that go way back. Never forget that there was a time when you couldn't even hold up your own head.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can arrange to be in a crowd, it will be a helpful and healthful perspective shift for you. You'll like seeing how many do things just like you do, and likely feel and think similarly, too. Talking to new people will be lucky.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don't worry if you find yourself out of your element. The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of people who know what they are talking about, but far fewer people who know when it's wiser not to be talking at all.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sure, there are days when your requests get into the rotation. But for the most part, life plays its own music. You've little control over which song comes next and a lot of control over how you'll dance to it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The answer is "no" to 100% of the questions that are never asked. Questions are like keys to you today and will require a similar finesse, so don't be afraid to give them a jiggle and a twist.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes the way to win is to play harder and smarter and sometimes the way to win is not to play at all. Take a step back for the big strategy, the one that goes beyond this game.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). These are dicey times, with divided opinions being the norm even in your immediate circle. Luckily, your diplomacy allows you to make a point without making an enemy.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your dreams can be your wings, but only if you bring them into the real world and involve other people. Otherwise, your dreams are more like a virtual reality headset that keeps you isolated in what is ultimately a lonely experience.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There's something good in every day, but more things good about today. You'll want to keep track of this; take some time to write about it or snap a pic you can look back later to bask in the emotional sunshine.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your heart is calm and your creativity is lit. It is no coincidence that these things are happening simultaneously. Being creative is a state so essential to your well-being that you should visit as often as possible.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Validation is for parking, not lunching or dating or working. You need so much less of it than you once did and you like to try and make others comfortable so they are not seeking so much of it from you either.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You wouldn't dream of watching another person struggle while knowing full well you could do something about it. And why shouldn't you expect the same? Maybe it's time to pitch out the ones who don't pitch in.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 2). You'll spend a good deal of time training your mind to be stronger than your emotions so you can execute plans without being derailed by the inevitable distractions and enticements of life. Most of this training will happen in the field as you create marvelous events out of your projects and relationships. Scorpio and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 20, 33, 38 and 15
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My family of four consists of all fire signs. My husband is Sagittarius (12/17/62), my daughter is Aries (4/4/2005), and both my son (8/2/2006) and I (7/28/1965) are Leos. I am wondering, are we destined for a life of high drama and conflict? Are there any positive qualities to having so many fire signs in the same household?"
I'm guessing that you're never bored. While fire signs don't own exclusive theatrical rights to drama (water and even some air signs can compete just fine) they're likely to partake in their fair share. If you've ever seen a wildfire burn, you've witnessed how flames thrive by transforming energy and overtaking the air and space. In a house of extroverts, spending family time together will be a noisy (and thrilling!) adventure. You're all elementally compatible though, and you understand one another's basic nature because it's your own: intuitive, impulsive and enthusiastic. None will withhold self-expression. When one family member is upset, everyone knows it. At least it's unlikely that anyone will feel left out, as there is a strong sense of belonging in this group and all will stick together and support one another when it really counts.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Actor/director/producer Dax Shepard interviews Hollywood's most fascinating in a cross-section of categories on his podcast "Armchair Expert" including his own wife, Disney princess Kristen Bell. Shepard is a Capricorn born under a Virgo moon with Mercury and Venus in Capricorn as well. The preponderance of earth energy is an indicator of being at one with the rhythms of life.
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