SUNDAY, JAN. 24
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 24). You are needed and important. That much is made clear in the next 10 weeks, but don’t worry, you’ll also get your carefree break times this year. One thing that never lets up is your creativity. You’ll apply it to make money and friends. Relationships sparkle with all the magic you bring to them. Aries and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 33, 28, 4 and 16.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Parents famously tell children to “do as I say, not as a do” when, of course, it almost never works. The big messages are wordless, and the wordless messages are big.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your confidence and social style are on point. It won’t take long to cast your charisma spell over a new person. In just a few minutes of concentrated attention, you’ve netted yourself a new fan.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you think someone’s heart is beautiful, speak up about it. The others probably won’t, and these things could conceivably go a lifetime without being said. Why not now, and why not by you?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Hope is in your nature, but it’s not always your first response to life’s twists and turns. Sometimes, it takes you a beat to figure out what’s good about the scene.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just because something looks wonderfully sweet doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. In fact, this is one of those days when the eye candy might also be the soul food.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Before you go doubting your powers, think about how you now embody what you once only envied and fantasized about. You did this, and you can do the next thing, too.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ve landed in the sort of scenes that would play well in a movie. These remarkable circumstances were usually a byproduct of your ambition — a quality that heightens the highs and the lows.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don’t have to perform kind acts because kindness is in your nature. It’s not a performance at all; it’s just the sort of thing you do when you’re doing you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Could you embrace a practice that offered no guarantees? You’ll be willing to do this when the activity is inherently loveable, and there is no particular outcome necessary to make it so.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When the work is new and the job is big, there’s a high probability of feeling like an imposter. Take it as a good sign. People who never strive won’t be troubled by that particular signal of success called “imposter syndrome.”
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In the religious vernacular, a saint is a person who has died but still remains accessible to the mortal in need of a miracle. In the common vernacular, a saint is selfless and very much alive to help you out today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Though there is an economic aspect to many of today’s transactions, they are not strictly financial. You’ll ponder what is actually being exchanged, not to keep score but to stay in the know.
MONDAY, JAN. 25
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 25). You’ll partner with two types: those as adventurous and daring as you, and those who have an entirely different view from yours who can show you sides of life and various options that you wouldn’t have seen on your own. Life is not a game, but there are competitive aspects at play that you’ll do well to embrace. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 24, 31, 1, 4 and 16.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The very nature of leadership is to head into the unknown while acting as though you do, in fact, know a lot. Were you to act otherwise, no one would follow. People are counting on you. Steel up. March forward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The scene has become boring. Why? Is it because restraint was called for and is enacted? Or is it because no one has taken the initiative to face challenges with creativity? In the latter case, you’re the one for the job.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). More is not better, and better is not more. You’ll love how free and light you feel as life reflects this truth to you today. In one gesture, you will let go of several small burdens.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Every time you choose to do something without knowing how it will turn out, you’re being brave. Joining the game, starting the project or investing in the venture are all possibilities that beckon your bravery.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Attraction causes you to say and do things you weren’t expecting to. You’ll make a commitment and keep it. The commitment doesn’t seem that big. This is absolutely how big things start.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will extend your tender heart outside yourself and empathize with those who need their pain to be seen and heard — more comfortable than focusing on your own feelings. You’ll get around to that when you’re ready.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can be doing everything the others are doing, all that’s expected and more, and still somehow feel like you’re off track. Take this intuitive nudge as an opportunity for deeper noticing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People say, “You remind me of…” out of a desire to make a connection that brings you into their understanding. Hopefully you will find the attempt endearing even though you are so unique that comparisons are absurd.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s no manual for what you’re doing, but you’ll go on anyway, solving one problem at a time. Eventually, the larger issues get solved.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). We all have limited experience and perception. Your desire to see beyond what you could yesterday is more than most people will aspire to and will make all the difference in your experiences and soul growth.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have not been left out of the information loop; you just have your sources on mute so that you may keep some semblance of control over your environment. Smart! Otherwise, the distractions would be endless!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Assumptions are the enemy of learning. The assumed knowledge fills the slot, making it impossible for new possibilities to reside there. There’s genius in the mental flexibility to upend knowledge and playfully move it around.