Slow Moon Climb
There’s a hopeful feeing on this fresh first day of the year under the fiery Leo moon. “The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks: The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends. ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.” — Alfred Tennyson, “Ulysses”
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ve cut yourself loose of the idea of normalcy, realizing that this is a ridiculous thing to strive for. For starters, there’s not a single soul who fits the description. Everyone is different in some way.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The morning comes on with more power than seems necessary. You’ll appreciate those who have the class to ease into the first few hours of the new year.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re ready to break bad habits by replacing them with better ones. Someone will help you out with this now by being a shining example of either what to do or what not to do.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll create a wonderful meal. The company will be more important than the cooking. This is true even if you eat alone. You’ll be excellent company for yourself.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your serious mood seems to have left with the old year. Given options, you’ll take the funniest one. Playfulness is so attractive on you that you won’t want for attention.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Before and after noon will feel like two separate days, the second one being much preferred to the earlier one. Even though the countdown was last night, this evening will feel like the official start of your new year.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s a bit of a wild goose chase going on. Small mix-ups are likely to lead to inaccurate conclusions. The best way to avoid this dynamic is not to assume anything. Wait for proof.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Once you do the work, don’t forget to ship it out. That’s a crucial step that you can’t miss if you’re going to progress and improve. You need the feedback in order to grow.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ideas that no one acts on are not worthless. They can be used to connect people in conversation and thought processes. For now, keep talking without worrying about the usefulness of your conversation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Be confident and go forward knowing that you matter. You’ll get proof that the world will be different for your influence, and that’s a very good thing to carry with you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your identity is not tied up in another person’s life. And though you appreciate the many people who have helped make you who you are, you will also enjoy your status as a separate entity now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may put yourself in a competitive position simply because the thing you want to do is in line with what many others want. You may be asked to prove yourself, but you’ll have no trouble doing so.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 1). You have amazing focus this year. You’ll stick with one subject and become a well-paid expert. The next 10 weeks are lucrative because you solve a problem that plagues many. Someone wants your affection, intensity and talent in February and will be a more or less constant companion throughout the year. Cancer and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 4, 33 and 16.
GREEN RESOLUTION CHALLENGE: Join the Green Revolution by making a green resolution. What can you do this year to save the planet? I challenge you to pick a green resolution and keep it all year. So what’s the one your sign is most likely to stick with? Even doing just one will make a difference. Energetic fire signs like ARIES, LEO and SAGITTARIUS are aware of the importance of conserving energy. Unlike other garbage, squandered energy is something you don’t see until the electric bill comes, but that doesn’t make it any less of a waste. Maintaining a generally responsible exit policy for devices, televisions, lights and anything else you’re finished using is one habit that will pay you back in dollars every month. Water signs like CANCER, SCORPIO and PISCES can save the planet by limiting or eliminating their use of bottled water. Millions of barrels of oil are used each year in the production of plastic bottles, not to mention the transportation costs and resulting emissions caused by moving bottled water from factory to store. Stop the madness. Use your own water bottle. Buy a super-cool one, and use it all year.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Verne (Mini-Me) Troyer is a comedian, actor, stunt performer and reality star who has the typical Capricorn tendency to work toward maximum success and achievement in all things. Mercury has recently returned to the place it was when Troyer was born, indicating that this is a favorable and lucrative time to ink contracts, make commitments and express his considerable talents.
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