How do you like the Capricorn journey of Mercury so far? Not exactly candy and leisure, Capricorn energy likes to remind us that a good life involves doing what you don't want to do, and a great life involves doing even more of what you don't want to do. The habits that will sustain us will be hard-won and something akin to eating vegetables.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your desire to obtain worldly success will impress. It's as though you just don't see the limits, and therefore, the limits, if they are there at all, don't pertain to you today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You wonder how you will accomplish everything on your list. Indeed, it's not possible for you to do it alone. Break it down into two categories: what is easy to teach and delegate, and what can only be done by you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People want to earn what they get. Don't offer rewards without considering this principle. Asking people to do something small and easy will be better than giving anything away for free today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The old saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." This grammatically incorrect adage will save you time and money today while freeing you to focus on what really is "broke."
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You call people back when you're ready to and when you have a reason that's compelling enough, and this goes both ways. Therefore, you are at ease with the timing of life. It's something to figure out, not rail against.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be fired up to make money, and an important deal will come together for you as though it were entirely ruled by your attitude and will. Maybe this is really the case!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You typically think of tackling domestic chores as a means to an end, but today you'll find that any efforts you make to clean, clear and organize your world will be engaging, interesting and even enjoyable.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your people will be a little like the door to a shop today. You'll have to push a bit to get in and do some business, but not too hard or too forcefully. Lean in a bit to figure out what's needed.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is little that compares to the excitement of someone understanding your value and challenging you to learn and be and bring even more to the table.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don't always care about the same things your loved ones do, but today will bring exciting developments in projects of significance to you and yours.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Every bargain you strike involves your end (the one you have complete control over) and theirs (the one up for your influence, reward, bribery, leverage and threats and yet is still ultimately theirs to control).
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Success involves a checklist. The beauty of a checklist is that each item is given equal real estate on the list and you are prevented from missing both the obvious things and the not-so-obvious things.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 29). It's a passionate solar journey ahead. You'll get the sort of attention and experiences you most crave. Because you learn to trust life, you'll revert to a childlike wonder and impose a few unrealistic expectations on it, thus striking up an exciting future. You'll enjoy a reward that goes to but an elite few. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 33, 39 and 45.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The final sweet send-off of the year will be a lucky trine between Mercury in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. If you've been unafraid to mention what you want because you thought it was too big of an ask or because you couldn't see the practicality of getting it, strongly consider lodging a request to the universe. What you very well may learn is that it is not up to you to decide the scale or parameters of what is doable. In many cases, getting what you want will help others. Anyway, it's important to face fear and challenge our trepidation. The worst that could happen is being denied or judged, both of which have more to do with those issuing denial and judgment than with the source of a request.
The new year opens in the solemn spirit of the Pisces moon and wastes no time getting into action with a lunar shift into Aries and a powerful conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter in Capricorn. This aspect serves as a checklist in the sky. It's as though the universe is telling us exactly the moves to make in order to create a particular outcome. The bad news is that there will be no shortcuts. The good news is that there will be no secret requirements. Results go to those who are willing to start doing the work and checking those boxes.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Over three decades of stardom, Ted Danson is at the top of his game, cooler than ever in the role of a fire-hearted demon in "The Good Place." Strong earth-sign influences align with Danson's environmental awareness, which the Capricorn has been actively sharing since the age of 12 including through his book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them."
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