Named by the New Moon

By Holiday Mathis

February 11, 2021 6 min read

Unlike hurricanes and fearsome storms, lovely days that fall within the range of typical weather trends don't get their own names — another instance of the natural human inclination to take gentle, good things for granted. If this fair day, which Venus and the new moon regard so kindly, were granted a name, it would be possibility.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Keep things brief, especially conversationally. You're captivating in this mode. If you've stopped talking but your audience is still listening, then you have them.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). While action is favored, too much business ruins the mood. Temper activity with bouts of lackadaisical daydreaming of sunny skies behind the faces you love so much.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's considered vulgar to acknowledge the business aspect of interpersonal relationships and discuss the financial end of beautiful experiences, which supposedly transcend such banality. And yet... everything has a bottom line.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There is no more favorable aim today than the aim to lighten up. Shift a burdensome thought from your brain to the external world by writing it down, projecting it into a physical symbol or sweating it away through exercise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One benefit of living a principled life is that the rules can simplify your thought process by eliminating dozens of small decisions in the way that "no wheat" or "no meat" eliminates an entire category of menu options.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Remote bits of personal history will pop to mind from out of the blue, likely called up by new information that speaks to the choice you made in the distant past. It wasn't ideal, but you'll do better next time.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The line between audacity and bravery seems fine until you take the origin of action into account. Audacious moves are made out of overblown self-regard while brave moves involve moving through fear in the name of what's right.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This day unspools like a good conversation, and you participate by relating unrelated ideas, going with the flow of tone, feeling and new information and sidestepping the hot spots, triggers and danger zones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's hard to say why important life skills are typically left out of school curriculums in favor of classes that, arguably, have limited application in the average adult day. Nonetheless, you'll fill holes of knowledge today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The reason that hard evidence carries more weight than personal testimony is that the fallibility of human memory, morality and prejudice is high, whereas pictures and written contracts are far less corruptible.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Models sit in makeup chairs for hours. Lawyers are paid to argue, and doctors mix mostly with the minutia of illness. The actuality of glamorous or important roles is seldom as it seems, as you'll personalize today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're firing on all cylinders, and the realizations come one after the other. Write them down. These ideas are adding up to something big. Before you go to sleep tonight, ask your subconscious to work on tomorrow's ideas.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 11). This year sees you on a mission to serve, in a small but meaningful way, a wide variety of people. Your multifaceted personality allows you to make the connections that will bring understanding and support to the cause. You'll be the object of attention and affection, which comes with responsibility and decisions. Scorpio and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 1, 30, 15 and 24.

COSMIC QUESTION: "I have this Gemini friend who I worked with for three years. I helped her along in any way I could. I introduced her to many people and though our joint efforts did not always sell well, we were usually successful enough to please our boss. My friend began working with a different set of creative people and she had greater success than she did when she worked with me. Then she was promoted. Four months ago, I was let go from the company. I'm struggling with many feelings of jealousy, hatred and resentment. I work harder than her. I deserve what she has. I think about this millions of times every day. How can I let this go and move on? Signed, desperate Leo."

You have a different skill set than your friend. Gemini is usually adept at networking and sometimes takes social risks that pay off. Leos value loyalty, but it's her Gemini willingness to try new arrangements that helped her get ahead. The healthy way is to notice what she did differently from you and learn from it. Then put your focus on your own plan. Let the competitive spirit fuel the sweetest revenge you can extract — success itself.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In addition to her many box-office successes and numerous acting awards, the family status of ever-popular Aquarius Jennifer Aniston has been a matter of public interest to rival newsprint space taken by presidential elections, wartime events and asteroid collisions with Earth. If Aniston were actually pregnant as many times as rumored, she'd have more children than the old lady in the shoe.

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