As Mercury enters the intellectual realm of Aquarius, stay aware of your two minds — the monkey mind thought generator and the hovering angel choosing which thoughts seem useful enough to act on. In short, to identify with or believe in the thoughts that bring you down is to make a deal with monkeys instead of angels.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Many beliefs come through osmosis, and we are not even aware of adopting them from the people around us. That's why questioning your beliefs regularly is so important. You'll ask "is this true?" at least 10 times today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The creative process brings you joy, and that's not all! There's also impatience, wonder, envy, excitement, frustration, flow, embarrassment, laughter, satisfaction and innumerable other emotions — all for the low, low price of diving in.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The twins can see things from different angles more easily than the rest, and yet it's important to keep to one story for everyone today when consistency matters. Which story? Check your heart.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll mix into the world with gusto, seeking a greater breadth of experience. It's the way to figure out how people are thinking, what their pain points are and how you might help.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Relationships come and go as needs change. People are transactional like that. There are very few ties that extend beyond immediate circumstances not reliant on a confluence of interests. Cherish those; hold them sacred.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Most bad habits can be more easily bent than broken. Poke, prod and lean on your patterns to see how flexible they are. Perhaps what's needed isn't blunt force but a twist.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It is natural to imagine oneself as very different from other people when, in fact, it is likely that the very particular and unique feelings you are having have been processed by humans for thousands of years. Do share.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). While you're trying to improve, don't turn your internal world into a battlefield where the you of your dreams fights the you of your nightmares. Tenderness and inclusion are the way. Accept yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you act out of curiosity, a need for a challenge or a desire to grow yourself, all works well. Don't take action because you think it will bring you love. Love is a connection of being, not doing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Children in the playground scream freely and for a wide range of non-anger related reasons including joy, fun, alarm and release. Your screams are now on the inside. You'll benefit from listening and interpreting them.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The work you do to build relationships may not feel like work to you, but it is. By connecting as you do, you get the benefit of a strong support system, a network to call on, friendships that buoy you and love, sweet love.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Other people don't see the totality of who you are, a fact you're sometimes glad about and sometimes lonely over. Continue to work on accepting this truth of the human condition, which affects each and every one.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 16). Harmony is your forte and superpower this solar journey. You will be a peacemaker, liaison, diplomat or contract negotiator. You'll lose yourself in work for weeks at a time, a blessing because being in the flow of your passion fills your spirit. New mentors help you see the way to earn from what thrills you. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 4, 44, 21 and 40.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My daughter has gained 30 pounds recently, and I know it bothers her. What can I do to help her get back in shape? I'm a little limited in my reach since she lives in a different state and since she happens to be 40 years old. But still, I'm her mother. I'm a Cancer, very intuitive and my daughter has always listened to me. We're very connected. So connected that sometimes I feel as though if I'm eating healthy and exercising, then it's doing some benefit to her, too. Anyway, maybe there's something I can say to help."
No, there's not. Stay out of it. Focus on your own health and fitness and stay out of her business. I appreciate how connected you are with your daughter. It's true that Cancers are extremely intuitive. It's also the sign of mothers. I don't doubt that your caring runs deep. That makes it even more important that you recognize boundaries between you and your daughter, accept her the way she is and relinquish the need to control her. At 40 years old, she is more than capable of making her own decisions.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Capricorn women are known for their enduring beauty, but supermodel Kate Moss elevates the concept with her unwavering popularity. Does her inherent Capricorn respect for all things timeless and elegant have something to do with it? The style icon, born under a mysterious, sensual Scorpio moon, is known to be a connoisseur of vintage couture with a passion for antiques.
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