HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHIS (011119)
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 11). Being able to recognize the profound beauty in a moment is your cosmic birthday gift. This solar return will bring you many such moments — sacred, loving experiences that, for years to come, will flood your heart with gratitude when recalled. March brings a reunion. June shows a stellar financial opportunity. Cancer and Taurus adore you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Pretending is an important part of development. It’s how people learn. So while pretentiousness gets a bad rap, it’s part of the process, and utterly forgivable.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You embrace responsibility. The essence of responsibility is ownership. It claims things, relationships and other situations and says “mine,” mine to figure out, care for, take pleasure in; mine to lose or keep.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). The biblical proverb suggests, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”The trouble is many seeds look alike. This is true both figuratively and literally. Just plant what you have and hope for the best.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Only a fool would go looking for trouble. However, when trouble comes with the territory, dive right in. Employ your emotional and spiritual facilities like faith, courage and passion. Left unused, they will diminish.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). In the past, there were vast stretches of unspoiled, unknown land to explore. Now all the unknown territories are in the land of ideas. You’re an adventurer, prepared to discover something there today.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today’s success secret: Prime yourself with a positive self-talk session before the main actions of the day. Decide how you want things to play out, and then psych yourself into the frame of mind that will make it go that way.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). In families, everyone takes a role. Those roles fit together to create a unit. It’s like you become who you need to be to make that unit function. And it doesn’t always fit your idea of who you would like to be or who you are.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a spirit of independence taking hold in you, and you’d really like to see what you can accomplish on your own before you seek advice or partnership.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Because you know how to laugh at life, you don’t get stressed out over the same things that make other people so nervous. It’s beautiful to be around, and it’s the quality that will put you in a unique position today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Knowing that people see in others what they recognize in themselves, you will very carefully choose what you call out in others, as well as what you praise and compliment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you enter a room, the energy of the room changes as everyone gets a sample of what you bring in. You can hide what you feel, and others might consciously miss it, but unconsciously they cannot help but sample it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). While some strive to be well-liked, others are actually afraid of coming into favor. It can be uncomfortable to be liked, as it can come with expectations and more attention than some people want to receive.