A square of Mercury and Uranus puts a precarious spin on communication. Happy people can get carried away by a jovial moment and make promises they won't feel like keeping when their mood dips. Sad people go forward with decisions that will make no sense in a better mood. It's safest to do interact with those who are in their normal range.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). All of the elements of the zodiac work together. The earth isn't possible without water, air and fire. You'll seek diverse alliances, and together you'll create what none could conceive of alone.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The beginnings of a relationship are like starting out on a winter morning walk. The cold says "turn back" at first, but give it a few laps to see if internal temperatures adjust to make for a pleasantly invigorating experience.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People will go to great lengths to avoid an ego bruise, but there's a great opportunity in this sort of pain for those who risk it. Never was there a more conducive circumstance to quickly and beautifully fine-tune one's image.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Many have lost their balance lunging for the brass ring. The energy of anticipation can go awry and must be carefully managed. Too much excitement can spoil the deal. Step away, distract yourself, calm down, come back.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes you like finding out what people know that you don't because it's interesting. But right now, it's much more than that. There's money riding on the question. Ask outright.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You could take the win, but is it worth it at this point? If the victory comes at someone else's expense, you'll always be looking over your shoulder, waiting for things to catch up with you when the tides inevitably turn.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is no one person who can relate to you in every way. Some have sensitivity, others finesse, others a way of making you feel like a star. When you don't expect anyone to deliver on all levels, you enjoy what each does well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are not this one emotion you are having. However pleasant or uncomfortable it may be, it's a feeling you're having and not an integral part of your identity. There's peace in tugging these things apart.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Respect is the bedrock of good relationships; it makes things easier, allowing you to give and receive the benefit of the doubt when things don't go to plan.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though you can't totally know another person's pain or joy, something deep in you resonates with a taste of it to help you understand, empathize and react in a way that makes everyone feel less alone.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's easy to focus on the relationships that bring you dividends. There's also something essential you get from tending to relationships that seem right now to be deficits. Time will tell.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Constraints serve to intensify your wanderlust. If someone tells you that you can't, it only strengthens your will to prove them wrong. Whatever has been bottled up will now pop out, pressurized.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 18). Brilliant and driven, you will surge with the power of a plan. Things will derail and adjustments must be made. You'll get so good at getting back on track. Persistence allows you to claim the many treasures along your path that weren't necessarily what you were aiming for and are all the more delightful. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 48, 27, 11 and 33.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "Having a grand trine in my chart is good, right?"
Yes, when used wisely. The grand trine is a major planetary configuration in which three planets in the same element (earth, air, fire, water) form an equilateral triangle in your birth chart. Whatever element your triangle is in indicates where you have a natural talent. Ignore it at your own risk! You need to use what you've got or lose it, but you also need to maintain harmony and balance within yourself while you're doing it. If your grand trine is fire, you are at your best when you're active and in the spotlight, but you need to be careful of burnout. If you have an earth trine, you thrive on implementing structure in your environment. Just be sure to take a few risks and don't be too predictable; keep it fresh. If you have an air trine, you have a talent for making mental and/or and social connections, but you may be uncomfortable with deep emotions. If your trine is water, you are great at reading the vibes of a room, but this can also make you vulnerable to psychic attack from the negativity of others. Protect yourself!
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Widely considered the greatest leading man of the golden Hollywood era, Carey Grant was among the 20th century's most famous entertainers. The classic Capricorn is still much beloved and often referenced for his timeless sense of style. Grant was born when the sun and Mercury were in classy Capricorn and Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune were in sophisticated Sagittarius.
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