As much as we'd like to think the world will be a better place once oppressive hierarchies are toppled, until we face own part in the malady of the world, the condition will continue. To heal the world, heal the self. To change the world, change the self. To love the world, love the self. This cosmic message comes courtesy of the Pisces moon.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 10). You're usually too busy serving others to worry about what might bring you delight. Their smiles are often enough. But new experiences, relationships and interests that arise in the months to come will teach you what you need in order to thrive as the most fantastic version of yourself. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 14, 39, 15 and 22.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People like to pretend that they make decisions out of logic, judiciousness and authority, when it is more often the case that they make decisions out of emotion and the justify those decisions by standards of reason.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). While you believe that people are inherently equal, we all have different strengths. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Every man I meet is in some way my superior." You'll humble yourself and pick up a new skill.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Negotiation is featured. The other person is not really your opponent. Where your terms align, accept it quickly, without wondering if you should go for more ground. This is a case of picking your battles.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Calm, rational people are very stabilizing to the emotional environment, but you need a few unpredictable personalities spouting mad notions and acting as a general wild cards, too. Otherwise, things get too boring.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you get tired you can either give in to drowsiness and go to sleep, or you can perk up by moving around, changing environments and invigorating yourself. The principle applies to any stagnant situation. You have choices.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The clearer you are in your purpose, the easier life gets. You know who you are, how to behave, what to do. People feel like they know straight away and as if by osmosis they get how they're supposed to treat you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). External validation can be like an addictive drug. Our brains love the rush and will train us to seek more acceptance from the same sources. Love and validate yourself, so circumstantial validation won't be the only form you get.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There is no such thing as easy money. There are opportunities available though, and they all take an investment of work, money or something else. Consider your options carefully. If it sounds like a scam, it is.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today you'll find that more people are self-involved than not. So when you meet someone who is paying attention to others, observing out of sheer curiosity and genuine interest, befriend that person.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've a beautiful sense of poise going for you and you're able to execute your day with the sort of approach that makes others admire and deeply respect you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's a red flag when a person is attempting to eliminate the competition through negative press. This is a tactic for the insecure. Stick with positive people who strive to uplift others around them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you're totally in the know, it might be something to keep for yourself until you get the lay of the land. As the Greek tragedian Aeschylus said, "It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish."
CELEBRITY PROFILES: At the age of 3, actress Amanda Peet made her stage debut when she broke from her seat in the audience and got on stage during a play. The star of the television series "The Romanoffs," about people who believe they are descendants of Russian royalty, was born Capricorn, the sign power families, and has three planets in Sagittarius, the sign of worldly adventure.