Playmate Moon

By Holiday Mathis

January 7, 2020 6 min read

Moon in sporting, social Gemini reminds us how we get to choose our playmates and call some circumstances of the game. These choices get made whether we're conscious of them or not. It's just more fun when intentional, as there's a special kind of charge that comes with getting aware of what were once our unconscious decisions.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Perspective is impermanent. You want it to change fast? Move. That's the quickest way. Time — you have to wait for. Colors — you have to impose with a lens. Want to keep a perspective as long as possible? Stand still.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You like yourself better around certain people. There's a reason for it, though one you may not be consciously aware of yet. What if you made it a rule that you only pursue relationships with people you feel good around?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your attention needs are versatile. You can operate beautifully as a self-contained business of one, and you can also be a cog in the wheel of a large organization. You'll do both before the day is done.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't have to do anything. All the things you feel you're being forced to do are actually quite optional. All the things you tell yourself you must do are also optional. Take the pressure off. See your options.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As the sign that rules the heart, Leos connect in a network of hearts and send love through invisible cords that extend throughout humanity. Healing is taking place between friends and strangers.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Babies of all ages throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. Your mature way is more fun and creative, and that's why you'll choose it. You'll keep your wits about you and look for new opportunities.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A person who is very concerned about pleasing another will have a hard time establishing a unique and independent voice and view. Forget the rest for a minute. Do a deep dive into your own perspective.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The prevalent "cult of the individual" values self-reliance in an essentially eusocial species; it's easy to see the clash. Today's problems melt away as you see yourself as interdependent instead of isolated.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don't have to sacrifice anything as an incentive for love to stay with you. It doesn't work like that and neither should your professional life, family relationships or friendships.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Keep looking for an excellent fit for what it is you want to do. You don't have to already be doing your side perfectly. The right team members will help to figure out the vision along the way.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Part of learning how to be happy is learning about unhappiness. When the joy is cut off, it's a chance to see why and make a plan of action for keeping it flowing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Healthy relationships are good for other healthy relationships. The positivity you generate with one person spills over to your relationship with another. Quality exchanges only add value all around.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 7). Waves lapping at the shore look gentle enough while moving the enormity of oceans. You are like the moon, exerting an invisible, constant and mighty force over the tides of life. You make a plan daily and follow through. Your commitment to yourself is how all things are possible. Leo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 14, 3 and 38.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I am a Capricorn in a new phase of life. A year ago, my wife and I ended a 22-year marriage that was conventional and monogamous. I now find myself drawn to exploring relationships in different manners and styles. I'm developing friendships and romantic or sexual relationships with different rules than I ever considered before. I think, in a strange way, I feel healed by the freedom and lack of judgment that is abundant in this new developing circle of friends. On the other hand, I often feel unmoored by the lack of structure and limits. Half the time, I feel like I'm doing something wrong here, and that I don't really know what love is."

Love is a quality of attention.

Most people accept conventional pairings and styles as the ones they should model in relationships. Your brave experimentations rub against the Capricorn tendency to find comfort in tradition and make sport of figuring out existing societal power structures. Now you're onto figuring out the powers that run through your own heart. Don't judge yourself. Relax. Go easily into this new mindset. Perhaps it will help if you don't expect love to be anything more or less than it is.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage has an intense filming schedule in the months ahead for many interesting projects including the drama "Pig" about a truffle hunter in the Oregon wilderness searching for his beloved foraging pig. Cage was born when communication planet Mercury and passionate Mars were also in earthy, hardworking Capricorn, signifying indomitable will.

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