Love gets accused of having troublesome qualities, of being foolish, blind, furious, puppy-like, unreasonable, a battlefield, an illusion and more. One thing love doesn’t often get accused of is being smart. The transit of Venus into the intellectual realm of Aquarius is unusual and refreshing. What lights up the heart also brightens the mind.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The world has changed since your great-grandmother was born, married and died in the same hometown. Your desire to see other places increases. Everything seems to nudge you toward purchasing tickets.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your signmate Jerry Seinfeld suggested, “There’s no such thing as ‘fun for the whole family.'” Your own fun is definitely doable though, so focus on pleasing No. 1, and avoid the futility of trying to please all.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your clear intentions have power. You’ll decide what you want to feel and how you want people to feel around you, too. Don’t worry about how you’ll cultivate the emotion. Head toward your desired result and your feet find the path.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Oddly, indifference can be very attractive. Your elusive nonchalance inspires chase. The thing you don’t care about will seem to follow you from place to place, wanting your attention or approval.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When something works, don’t celebrate it until you figure out how and why it works. Look for the pattern. Your future success will depend on putting an effective sequence of actions on repeat.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A memory can hold you back if you let it, so don’t let it. There’s another way to look at this — a more empowering way. To believe something different about the past will give you greater resources for the future.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t need to pay anyone to make you more beautiful. People are as attractive as their hearts, which is why you get so much attention today. You have loved well, often and deeply, and it shows in the face.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It is with great contentment that you enjoy what you have. Avoid worrying or scheming about how to keep it forever. No one keeps anything forever. The moment is sweeter when you embrace its impermanence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don’t be afraid to act in a way that is uncharacteristic of you. It’s impossible to build character without going beyond what “you” would do, and personality is an ever-changing construct.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s difficult to answer people when you’re not sure what to say. This is the main reason for stalls in communication — not a lack of love, respect or results, just uncertainty about how to phrase it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To get to know someone is its own kind of journey, as each person is a country and each relationship a quest. You never know what’s going to happen in the process of discovery. What starts out as curiosity could turn into love.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The difficult task you face is really only a series of easy steps. It’s a particularly long series, to be sure, but you’re a tenacious person. This is doable, if not inevitable. Keep going!
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 2). The year highlights your keen intellect and clarity of purpose. You make important distinctions, excellent decisions and impressive leaps toward your loftier goals. More features include a renovation of property or of your routines and systems, a relationship that drives your plot in a fun way and excellent outcomes in education. Taurus and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 9, 40, 11 and 15.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Actor, director and producer Dax Shepard is an influencer in his own rite who seeks out bright minds and experts in numerous fields to interview in his podcast, “Armchair Expert.” Leading with his down-to-earth Capricorn energy, his honest, casual interview style is both disarming and intellectually vigorous, which might be why he lands esteemed guests such as Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates.
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