Horoscopes (Jan. 23-29) 

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James Noellert

ARIES: March 21 – April 20

The "old story" has tattooed itself all over your life. At the moment, that residue is fading out to make room for things that have more to do with who you are now. Whatever you had to learn from going through the ringer has made room for a new set of ideals and opportunities. Strap yourself in! It could take a while to settle into this new groove, but as you move your attention away from the same old thing, what's new and different will expand your mind and lay the groundwork for in-depth studies and outside interests that add purpose and meaning to the rest of your life.



TAURUS: April 21 – May 20

You've got a tiger by the tail and he, she, or it is about to take you out of the ordinary into a place where your wildest dreams will be actualized. If you think you're too much like everyone else for something like this to happen to you, guess again. Hidden underneath whoever you think you are is an enormously gifted being who has been led to believe that life works best when you stick to the plan. You didn't come here to turn into a muggle. Whatever it is that has come along to rip you out of your comfort zone is an agent for change. Don't hold yourself back — follow their lead.



GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

So much is coming to a head, you'd be wise to steady yourself internally, just enough to be able to catch all of the stuff that's rolling in with the tide. If it's your custom to hide out and fly under the radar, get ready for a little more public exposure, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled. As long as you stay grounded, Jupiter's got your back. The only thing that matters now is: Have you learned your lessons and have you been able to be true to yourself? With those bases covered, you can be sure that all of your efforts will be honored with the success and recognition that they deserve.



CANCER: June 21 – July 20

You have a clear sense of what needs to happen. Your ability to take it all in makes you the expert when it comes to the next decision. If others are having a hard time tuning in to the way you see things, it's because they have never been one to be told what to do. Hammering the point isn't going to work. It might be better to keep quiet. Silence on your end will eventually stimulate their need to ask you to give them your take on the subject; only at that point will you have any power to open their eyes. Be patient. Play this strategically, and you'll come out of it smelling like a rose.



LEO: July 21 – August 20

The last few weeks have allowed you to get your bearings. You had no idea how far off the track things had gotten. Too much of "other people and their stuff" has made it easy for you to misplace your sense of direction. A little R&R is well advised, even if all it comes down to is one day off. Before you re-engage with the forces that never stop wanting you to be present and accounted for, take a good long look at what it is that YOU want and need out of this. This is one time when it's totally OK to say "No" to anyone who keeps expecting you to keep putting yourself out.



VIRGO: August 21 – Sept. 20

As more than one thing reaches completion, the deeper part of you is wondering where to go from here. All of a sudden you are confronted with the fact that what you thought was the best you have to offer is just the first step in the direction that you are really destined to go in. You could stop here, but it would keep you from evolving into the truest version of yourself. What is about to unfold will be unique to each of you. There is no need to have any certainty about it. What happens from here on out is up to God and your own desire to actualize your purpose for living.



LIBRA: Sept. 21 – Oct. 20

You've got a lot of confusing relationship issues that are testing your ability to stay clear about who you are. The tendency to rush in and play savior, healer, and/or therapist definitely needs to be monitored. There is a fine line between codependence and real help. You can stay in this situation as long as you don't lose yourself to it. There is so much happening in your outer reality, and so much promise bubbling up from within, the last thing you need is to have 80 percent of your energy siphoned off to people who would heal a lot quicker if they took care of themselves!



SCORPIO: Oct. 21 – Nov. 20

The last few years would have been enough, but holy smokes, it's one thing after another. The burning question of the day is, "How is it all going to turn out?" The answer is held in the way you move through this lesson. Don't be afraid to dig around in the corners of your mind long enough to see, or sense, or feel what got you here, and what it will take to straighten things out. The need for change could be long overdue for many of you, but it's never too late. Your best hope for getting this to work will come from your willingness to come to terms with the past.



SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 21 – Dec. 20

How you're going to work your way through this one is hard to figure. Nothing is impossible. Most of the time it comes down to knowing you can do it. Other things are taking the edge off. What seems to be going on is a lot of old stuff is going out the door so that a lot of good, new experiences can come in and take you to the next level. The key to all of it lies in letting go of the need to control it. You will have an easier ride if you understand that what appears to be loss, or even failure, is about to open the way for things that have plenty of room for your wildest dreams.



CAPRICORN: Dec. 21 – Jan. 20

You just woke up to the fact that what happens next has to involve a radical step, one way or another. It could be that you have had it up to here with things that keep you beating your head up against a wall. It could also have a lot to do with the fact that your timing switch is kicking in and your spirit is being moved to get on the ball and step out of the phone booth. Now that you're here, you've got to shake the dust off your soul and expose your being to things that have taken this long to show up and move you on to whatever it takes to trust your heart and live your truth.

AQUARIUS: Jan. 21 – Feb. 20

You've become a clearinghouse for all kinds of stuff. Between your friends and the people you work for, you seem to be the one who's holding the whole thing together. Within this dynamic you're either getting sucked dry or you're smart enough to know that you have to give yourself whatever you need in order to keep up with it all. You will notice that your energy rises to every occasion when you remember to treat yourself well. Getting better at this will allow you to do more with less. Wait and see: Within a month or two, all of your hard work and dedication will pay off.



PISCES: Feb. 21 – March 20

You've just begun to grasp the essence of what's real and true. What you thought would fit the bill has turned out to be a sham, and a pale reflection of what has been yours all along. Thank God you smartened up just in time because it would have been so easy to sell out to people and things that don't hold a candle to what you already have. With this newfound strength under your belt, you can forge ahead, knowing what it means to cherish that which is lasting and true. It will be a cold day in Hell before anyone messes with you, or even dares to get away with selling you short.

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