Jupiter's Camouflage

By Holiday Mathis

February 4, 2020 6 min read

Those with famous faces wear sunglasses and hats to avoid being recognized in public, though the disguise sometimes makes blending in even more difficult. The lunar opposition to Jupiter reinforces the idea: The cover can attract more attention than what's being covered. Nothing hides as well as naturalness and honesty in plain view.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your personal internal operating system is always updating to keep current with advances of the times and needs of the moment. Today there's a clash with the old programs, but don't you worry; all bugs will get fixed.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The ones who know you well may notice the weight beneath your apparent whimsy, but more than likely it's the complete strangers who will really see you, which is why it's important to talk to unfamiliar people.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are those for whom vulnerability is repellent, as it reminds them of their shortcomings and the cost of being unguarded. Such a condition is unfortunate and not to be personalized by those who do not possess it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your logical mind doesn't care that most of the things you worry about never happen. It will still generate as many worrisome possibilities as you want it to. You can and should shut it down with a fun distraction.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Trying new routines can be like trying on new clothes. They don't always fit right away, but things can be jiggled, smoothed, altered to fit. Maybe it's just one adjustment — like the right shoes — that pulls everything together.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Passivity is not always weakness. Sometimes it's a strategy to buy the time needed to get a better sense of things. An assertive response might be overkill. Do what the situation requires and no more than that.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Familiarity can blind you to how someone really is. That's why spending time with outsiders can have an enormously (and, in your case, pleasantly) enlightening effect.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When the feeling is strong, it's hard not to act on it, and yet you also pride yourself in having a will that is as strong or stronger than any feeling that could come up. Small acts of self-control build emotional muscle tone.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've been praised and encouraged, and you've also known an opposite dynamic. Both have motivated you. You can credit your success to how you interpret, think about and use the things that happen to you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The reason you make an effort to include those who seem a little uncomfortable or outside of the situation is because you know what that's like. Your kind gesture will make a difference in someone's life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you're competing for position in a group, it might not be the right group for you. People who appreciate what you bring to the table won't make you battle to get it there.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're not naive, but sometimes you give your trust before it's earned. This is because there's a certain amount of risk you're willing to take, and you'd rather err on the side of believing in the good of humanity.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 4). Like trying to take a picture of the moon with your phone, you'll take flights of imagination that can't be aptly captured, but do try! Describe what you see; invent; be creative. Stop buying into the judgment that it's child's play. It is the most important work you'll do! The sky is closer to your head than it has ever been. Aries and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 14, 3, 33 and 27.

ASTROLOGICAL TOPIC, JEALOUSY: Yesterday a Capricorn confessed her trouble staying off of the social media pages of her ex-boyfriends and their girlfriends, which started a conversation about jealousy. See the archives for part one, where I mention that my own relationship with jealousy has changed since I stopped seeing the emotion as a green-eyed monster and started seeing it as a radiologist.

Jealousy is a well-trained professional who surveys the landscape, records its features and zooms in on the points of interest. Jealousy is the expert who can point right to the spot and say, "Here's your problem," or "Here's what's amazing."

To blame the radiologist for the issues going on in the body would be absurd, though messengers get blamed all the time. Jealousy lives with that unfair rap, too, all because people don't know what to do with this very specific information that jealousy is just passing on. They don't understand how to use the valuable gift that jealousy brings to make themselves healthier and happier. Truly, what's inside jealousy's message can be turned into a blueprint for a more fulfilling life. More on this tomorrow.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Gavin DeGraw has already sold out dates for this summer's European tour. The Aquarian artist was born when the moon and Saturn were both in Leo, the sign of entertainment. He sings the Earth-sign influence on Mercury, Mars and Jupiter: "I came from the mountain/ The crust of creation/ My whole situation made from clay and stone/ And now I'm telling everybody."

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