Name That Feeling
Feelings are hard to accurately pin down with a name or description, especially because they not only happen in the moment in which they are triggered, but continue happening as they resonate and evolve with every recollection. The Cancer moon lingers in a void-of-course phase inspiring a murky recounting and reinterpretation of yesterday’s emotions.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Typically, there is all kinds of guilt and shame around being selfish, but should there be? You count, too. If you delight yourself, you’ve made one person happy, and that’s a start.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t be fooled into thinking that your surroundings don’t offer what you need to thrive and grow your talents. There is more to mine there, and today will be proof of it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Just relax. What’s broken will be fixed, what’s missing will be found, what’s done is done. There’s no need to run. Your easygoing stride will take you as far as you want to go.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The moon in your sign magnifies your emotions. With so much extra feeling to share, you’ll wake up sleepwalkers and bring sensation to the numb. Dates are favored tonight.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A cozy, predictable relationship will be much less so now. You may not be sure of how to take the change in tone just yet, but let this develop more before you weigh in.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s still too early to position yourself as an expert in some regard, but you can help others with what you know. Just be sure to qualify the help by saying, “I’m not an expert, but…”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be proactive in relationships, teaching people how to treat you. You’ll reward loved ones when they are behaving, and you’ll avoid having to put up with misbehavior.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll get good answers, accurate and thorough. Now that you know what’s going to make a project work, the question becomes: Are you willing to do that?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll meet those with a common purpose. Combine resources. You’ll achieve together what you couldn’t do alone. You’ll be especially compatible with Leo and Aries.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Many people will take a break now, but not you. A relentless inner drive has you soldiering on with ambitious work. This is exactly why you’ll prevail in 2013.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Are you getting used to the nervy excitement caused by Mars in your part of the sky? You may feel like you need an outlet for your aggressive energy, and exercise will be a good temporary fix.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). List making is lucky, and you’ll enjoy crossing things off, adding things and crossing more things off. The activity gets you organized, makes you aware of your priorities and may even make you rich.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 29). Strip away some of your self-imposed rules, and a spark of new energy sends you unstoppable through the first three months of the year. In April, reassess. You’ll likely need to refresh your skills and assemble a different team for the next turn of events. Loved ones want your attention and some travel time in June. Aries and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 48, 27, 19, 43 and 11.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Lately, I can’t talk to my boyfriend of seven years, a Pisces. We fight constantly and not in a good way. We argue and never come to a conclusion. Everything is heated and emotional, and I’m about through with it, but I can’t seem to make the break. What should an Aquarius do?”
It sounds like you’ve already made up your mind, so forget not being able to make the break. My advice is to just do it. Be strong and do it. Do it before your birthday — the sooner the better. With Mars in your sign now, you may be a little feistier than usual, but it doesn’t mean the problems you have aren’t real. Mars is a warrior and a destroyer. Sometimes things have to be broken down to be built back up. So make a clean break now — no waffling. Avoid accepting or assigning blame. Avoid using the word “should.” Avoid apologizing. Be compassionate but direct and decisive. Handle the details and move on. If this relationship is ever going to be, it will be after a nice long break.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Ted Danson is perennially suave, a distinctly Capricorn gift, as the sea goat has a reputation for preserving the very best qualities and keeping them fresh for a lifetime. Also, Capricorns often seem young at any age, which is why it’s not surprising that Danson can hold his own with young hipsters like Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis.
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