One day, about five millennia ago, leaves fell into the Chinese emperor’s boiling water, and he drank it anyway; the rest is hot tea history. Whether today’s National Hot Tea Day is flavored like gossip or chai; whether it’s topped with the cold foam of judgment or the cold foam of oat milk, the direction change of Mars will brew in a zestful kick.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Discourage argument, as its purpose is to escalate the conflict. Workable solutions can be negotiated. There’s a lot of listening to be done before anyone has an understanding of what is respectful and reasonable to propose.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You use things for their intended purpose, aware that other applications must exist. It will delight you to flip and twirl ideas with the clever might of your mind as you wonder how else this might be accomplished.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re on a mission to figure out who best to align efforts with. When you want to read people well, you get all the information you need. You clue into the small gestures and expressions that tell you what a person is about.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t you hate it when the solution becomes the new problem? To avoid this, seek deep fixes that get to the root of the issue instead of Band-Aids that merely hold together at the surface.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ve been known to draw excitement and energy from a crowd before, but sometimes having too many people around you can be overwhelming and draining. You’ll consider carefully before you buy tickets or join in on a big event.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Fortune favors the expressive. It’s better to make bold emotional moves than to be cool or fit in. Even if others aren’t on the same page, they will admire the courage, self-love and self-acceptance it takes to expose your inner feelings.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re skeptical of anything too appropriate, correct or perfect. You’ll look for the holes and kick the tires. You’ll pull levers and push buttons just to see what happens. You’re not opposed to virtue, but it’s not what you fall in love with.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Acquaintanceships can be naturally maintained as you go about your daily business but keeping up with good friendship requires extra effort. That’s what makes it such a rare gift. If it didn’t take work, it wouldn’t be worth as much.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A location change will be the answer for questions or issues that seem to have nothing at all to do with your current locale. Environmental influences as simple as lighting can make a world of difference.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A project you start will show successful results in about a hundred committed hours of work. Just 20 minutes or an hour a day will add up beautifully, especially if you’re having fun, so stick with it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You could surprise or even shock someone by looking at something from a new angle. You’re a master at using contrast and unexpected twists of logic to work through a problem, entertain or flirt.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you’re ready to make an exit, be decisive and leave. You don’t have to rush out, but you also don’t need to stay when you’re bored. To go where you want to go in your own timing is a simple right and a freedom to revel in.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 12). This year is marked by a clear sense of purpose, beautiful surroundings and excellent company. You’ll delight in working with those who share your dedication. Together you’ll make impressive strides to improve the lives of others. More highlights: new transportation, brilliant family time and a reunion of kindred souls. Gemini and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 17, 38, 9, 21 and 11.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jeff Bezos recently declared he would give away most of his billions during his lifetime to fight climate change and support unifying humanitarian causes. Born under the sign of moguls, Amazon’s founder, president and CEO is one of America’s top leaders and most prominent dot-com entrepreneurs. This Capricorn’s intelligence was noted when he was a toddler and tried to disassemble his crib with a screwdriver. Bezos has a natal moon in worldly Sagittarius and sun, Mercury and Mars all in the sign of leadership and ambition.
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