Full Moon Eve
There's a word for the habit of referring to oneself excessively in the third person: illeism. It's tempting to distance yourself by being objective in this way or with other tactics. Things are getting hectic and tense on this full moon eve. But if you choose a more down-to-earth approach instead, you'll net unexpected rewards.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The thing that was difficult to obtain will be even harder to keep. That probably won't discourage you, nor should it. Some of the best things in life are difficult.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don't have to make a huge gesture, but this is a good time to deepen your commitment to a partner in some way. Maybe it's just an agreement you make to get together next week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll surprise yourself by taking action you didn't plan and wouldn't have expected from yourself. Who you are is always changing to meet new challenges and experiences.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You would do well to follow the principles of your grandparents. Something about the way they ordered their lives will work for you now, despite how times have changed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Complaining may feel good in the moment, but today you sense that it will do nothing to solve your problem. You'd rather deal with things by going directly to the trouble source and handling it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People make mistakes. You make mistakes, too, and that's to be expected from time to time. Offer yourself some of that forgiveness you so generously afford others.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Guidance from unseen forces will help you see the way. You're willing to do what isn't fun as long as you know it's the right thing to do. The right thing to do actually feels better than fun.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's not fair, but it's true. A not so great book with an attractive cover is more likely to be opened than a stellar book with a bland cover. Your attention to appearances makes people want to know you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some secrets are fun, like the password to a club or a shortcut to the candy store. Most secrets aren't so fun and should be shared in order to diffuse their ominous power.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A carefully laid plan will be helpful, but you can't rely on it entirely. Unforeseen events will require you to adlib. Stay flexible, and you'll turn the difficulties of this day into successes.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It seems your work requires one small risk after another today. Like a turtle, you seem to only be able to progress when you're sticking your neck out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have many interests and far fewer beliefs. This is a good way to live, as too many beliefs are like walls that separate you from the wonder and adventure of the unknown.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 14). You have more patience than in years past, and because of your maturity, you will be given important responsibilities. Events of the next 10 weeks will bring recognition of your individuality and talent, and you will take action to forward your career. Your personal life will thrive as you display loyalty, integrity and courage. Aries and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 22, 14, 4 and 7.
NEW YEAR, NEW PISCES: In 2014, those who want to make big changes will be cosmically empowered to do so. For Pisces, this makeover energy settles in the realm of education and higher learning. The trouble is that what Pisces really needs to know this year is not taught in schools or online courses. It's shared instead in small circles or one-on-one scenarios, and understanding will be further acquired through practical application. That's why mentorship, internship and learning on the job are the best ways to pick up skills this year.
Seeking the right teachers will make all of the difference in productivity and social and financial success. Pisces needs to understand that the good teachers are sometimes not the nicest, most accommodating people. If what they know is important enough, they don't have to be. The value of what they know has its own peculiar magnetic appeal. If Pisces wants to learn something badly enough, niceties won't matter as much. The only appropriate teachers for Pisces are those who have clearly done what Pisces wants to do and have the proof. Beware of get-rich-quick scams! The things worth learning will take time.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to Jason Bateman, who executive produces and narrates the new television series "Growing Up Fisher," a half-hour family comedy for NBC. Bateman's sun, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn suggests that though he is enormously appealing and hilarious on screen, he's also a natural-born producer with a talent for seeing the big picture behind the scenes.
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