New Moon Pregame Mindset

By Holiday Mathis

December 16, 2017 6 min read

If you're wondering if you're strong enough to handle the job at hand, you're probably not... yet. The bodybuilder isn't strong, either, until she picks up the weight again and again and then adds some more weight and picks up that. It's the work that makes you strong. Get your head into it. The new moon tomorrow is the perfect time to start.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may not remember exactly what you said or did, but your body remembers it, and certain cues (the most effective being smell and taste) will bring you right back to that memory.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a situation; a limit being imposed. Maybe they don't mean to take away your freedom. This could be happening on an unconscious level. But if you don't call it out, this subtle pattern of restriction will continue.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is suggested time and again by the gurus of self-help that a life of purpose and meaning leads to happiness. Today's events suggest that "meaning" doesn't have to equal "seriousness." And purpose can be light as a laugh.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The habit you're finding it so difficult to break is serving a very important purpose, as it carries the promise of some measure of order and certainty in an uncertain world.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It appears, to the outsiders, that some on the inside operate inside their privilege without merits even close to those being kept out. You will relate to both sides of this fence at different times today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People who do not need your permission will nonetheless ask for it out of courtesy. This is how you know that you are respected and also that you have good people around you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As the sign of balance, it's hard to relate to this, but you'll come across those who don't believe that two powerful people can exist in one relationship. You'll help to change minds, though, as you apply yourself to a mutual aim.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don't like a lot of loose ends: It's sloppy, and it keeps people from moving forward. So you'll go back and finish, even if you weren't the one who started it. The result will be, either literally or figuratively, musical.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The matter that stressed you out yesterday may still be there today, unchanged. Time to try out some different reactions. You just might find that all the stress is now optional.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Basics of human connection that once seemed innate (such as eye contact and the extension of uninterrupted attention) now have to be learned, due to digital interference. Your good manners will give you an advantage.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Huddling in groups, hovering in the background... these are the places you don't belong on this day of social opportunity. You have much to give and will open yourself (and your body language) to the larger picture.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll feel like you have more knowledge of a person than your time together should add up to. This is your sixth sense chiming in, and it has some information worth heeding, too.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 16). You've been in love with things other than people before — endeavors that make your heart sing, places that light up your imagination — and that will happen for you again this solar return. Loved ones need your teaching in January. Spring will bring opportunity, perhaps through professional advancement. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 12, 2, 18 and 44.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I love this song by Natasha Bedingfield called 'Soulmate.' Natasha sings about wondering if there is a soulmate for everyone and why she is still alone. I wonder that, too. Turns out, we were both born under the sign of Sagittarius. Is this a common problem for Sagittarius?"

Many people think there is one person on the planet who is a perfect match for them and that finding this person is the most important quest of their lives. I happen to think that these people are defining their soulmate in terms that are so limiting that it causes unhappiness — not to mention the writing of sad, beautiful songs. I challenge you to consider that there might be several soulmates for you, appropriate for different stages of your life. Sagittarius is the sign of the wanderer. You love adventure and excitement, and you often find it when you venture out of your comfort zone. You are drawn to love many different types of people, and you see the similarities between you and someone who circumstantially would seem very different from you. Follow your sign's natural inclinations to explore love, and learn more about who you are in the process.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Sagittarians get a rush from being a stranger in a strange land, as did Milla Jovovich who emigrated from Russia to the U.S. during the Cold War. Becoming a foreigner invited Jovovich to find new ways of looking at the world, an awareness that stimulates deeper spiritual work for Sagittarians. Look for Jovovich in her role as Nimue the Blood Queen in the upcoming "Hellboy" movie.

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