New Moon Reality Check
Reality is subjective. That’s why reality television shows can seem fake while the colorful world of a fantasy film such as the upcoming Disney release “Oz: The Great and Powerful” can be experienced by some as more real than their own breakfast bowl. The Capricorn new moon of realism asks: What’s most real to you?
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can’t be in two places at once. Also, if you leave all your doors open, you’ll live in a very insecure place where unwanted elements can drift in and out. You have to close some doors to fully go through others.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Hard work is usually uncomfortable, and sometimes it hurts. You’ll feel better when it’s done. Later, you’ll be proud of the leaps of experience and the maturity you gained by knuckling down.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll be mingling, trying to figure out who will be a help to you in the weeks to come. Think of social environments as labs to learn more about yourself. Be aware of how you feel around certain people.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Whether you’re making a commercial purchase or an energetic investment in another person, feelings of attraction can make you overlook red flags. Being very excited isn’t a good reason to rush forward. Be more judicious.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you can give your understanding, encouragement and acceptance to another person, you can certainly give it to yourself. It doesn’t matter which comes first, but definitely do both.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Boundaries, in their many forms, serve a real purpose these days. The fences you build will establish territorial lines and also assign responsibility. They also offer protection and a greater sense of control.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Under these practical skies, it’s easy to get caught up in work, and you’re far less likely to get caught up in a daydream. So give yourself credit for any fantasizing you can manage; it will improve your mood.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As it is with a chili pepper, it’s the size and not the color that indicates its spiciness. The smaller the pepper the hotter it is. Similarly, today a lot of excitement will spring from a small package.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Instead of searching far and wide for your next adventure, search close and narrow. The mystery you can solve inside yourself will make all things possible.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You will get many chances to make a first move, but this new moon in your sign is one of the most powerful start dates of the year for you. Seize the opportunity. Claim your destiny.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Since most people don’t listen, and you do, you’ll find it easy to make a favorable impression. You’ll wow someone with your insightful remarks — made possible by focused attention and careful listening.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Whatever you’ve been thinking about, go ahead and do it! You don’t have to have all of the information and resources you need to get started. A singular intention is enough.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 11). Your emotional intelligence goes up a few points in the next six weeks as you find new ways of relating and bonding with your loved ones. What you observe in February helps you build an acute social awareness that you’ll later utilize in an important breakthrough. New professional goals will be met in August. Leo and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 4, 44, 1 and 15.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You’re hot when you laugh. Maybe it’s because it shows confidence and a positive attitude. TAURUS: It’s not too much to ask that the other person does the dishes once in a while. GEMINI: You’ll bond with another over your mutual devotion to a child, a pet, an ideal or a pursuit. CANCER: While you see the comfortable side of your friend, another sees the glamour. You could have some competition. LEO: You like it when a partner makes you feel special. It doesn’t take money to do this, but money doesn’t hurt, either. VIRGO: Singles: Finding the one for you takes time. Have fun while you’re waiting. LIBRA: Don’t be too quick to find a compromise. Let the other person work at this, too. SCORPIO: Opposites won’t attract. You’ll be fascinated by the one who is remarkably similar to you. SAGITTARIUS: Accept that there’s a reason it didn’t work with an ex, and keep looking ahead. CAPRICORN: The one who tells you intimate details may be talking out of line — but still, it’s interesting. AQUARIUS: Love will wrap you in arms of security. PISCES: You’ll reevaluate your personal “deal breakers.” Maybe you’re more tolerant than you once thought.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Can Capricorns have a stellar romance with one of their own? It’s a power match for sure, and Capricorn/Capricorn couples will rule the social and professional scenes they inhabit. They must be careful to schedule time for each other, or these two will get so involved in trying to run the world that their love will get lost in the shuffle. The Capricorn new moon breathes fresh attraction into these relationships.
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