Wednesday, January 2

January 2, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You might copy someone you admire, but it’s only a temporary thing to help you understand your own identity. Ultimately, you’d rather fail doing something that feels like you than succeed in trying to be someone else.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ve been known to communicate something much more important than what you’re talking about. In fact, today the topic and the words are just a costume that your real message is wearing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will spend hours as the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca suggested, toiling to “make yourself remarkable by some talent or another,” all the while knowing that this is just icing on the cake. You are already enough.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you’re facing familiar territory with all that’s needed to succeed, progress is certain. But if you don’t know what’s ahead, you might just be in for some greatness. No courageous move ever happened in the face of certainty.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It is quite possible that when your efforts are counted in the future, it will be by an entirely different system of measurement than is used today. Your best bet will be to tend to the intangible aspects. For example, how does a thing feel?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Ultimately, everything gets easier when you understand it better. But understanding comes in layers. The first few layers may seem to make things more complicated. Keep learning. You’ll get to a place where it all kicks in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As the sign of the scales, you are keenly aware of how too much of anything is toxic. Too much health is unhealthy. Too much rest and leisure is exhausting. In all things, balance!

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Whether or not you enjoy politics, you will be dealing in political systems today, or at the very least in power dynamics, which are present in all groups whose numbers are greater than two.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The tendency to blame yourself for things that aren’t your fault or credit yourself for things that aren’t your doing is universally human. To avoid it, eliminate blame and credit entirely. Put your head down and work.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because you are walking around with your heart wide open, your encounters will tend toward the extraordinary and may include a random heartfelt conversation with a stranger.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Watching a child grow is a remarkable and layered experience that connects you with your own evolution and with humanity at large. Whatever giving you aim toward a youth will be extremely lucky today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The acceptable effort will be minimal. Show up and smile. Much more than that will be too much. So relax, enjoy and avoid accidentally making promises.

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