Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday (Jan. 25): Your work for the common good leads to your own flourishing. Collaborations delight you. Together you'll solve problems from the technical to the emotional and behavioral. Most things are made better because of your knack for picking good people. Other highlights: musical nights, wilderness and a short, lucrative journey.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Determination, hot-headedness and the swift and fierce instinct of a warrior's charge — it wouldn't be ideal to live these associations every day, but an attractive and exciting vitality pulses through even your mundane moments.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): People don't have to aim for personal growth to achieve it. Typically, growth is a side effect of the struggle to reach a goal. You've earned your self-improvement and you're on your way to another big one.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Time will be on your side, but only after you've done the groundwork. Time will be honored by your calendar markings and other gestures of respect such as plans that make the most of your minutes.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): It takes effort to learn the particulars of a culture, the manners of a land and the etiquette of particular situations. This education is an investment in relationships and will repay you with interest.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You're out to win friends, fans, customers and hearts. Lean into charm-school basics like picking the right topics for small talk and learning people's names. Simple practices done well allow you to shine.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Though there are no guarantees in life, there are certainly varying degrees of risk, and you're not in the mood to take any more than is necessary today. This is intelligence at work. You'll see the most direct way to your goal.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Imagination turns your elastic heart and mind into a time machine. It's commonly believed that every moment is nonrecoverable. You challenge the premise, defying physics, flying to worlds to work out the past or future in new ways.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You directed some energy into worry — understandable for the circumstance you were in. But you're not there any longer. Redirect it all into action or into deciding on the next action.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You're undaunted by difficulty and feel confident in your ability to either do the job or learn something and then do the job. If you can't figure it out, you'll find the person who already has and get help.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Though unproductive, when tension is high, it's not uncommon to react emotionally to minuscule disruption. Emotional triggers are like light switches. Something very small can trigger a lot, depending on how it's wired.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll direct negative energy into positive things. The energy either gets absorbed, dissipates or provides an interesting contrast; it's the spice, the kick, the bite in the recipe of a day.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Shadows are not things, only the evidence of things. You can't change a shadow by moving it; you must move the light or whatever is blocking it. You'll bring illumination to the scene by focusing on what really matters.

BURNS NIGHT MOON: Burns Night is a holiday celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns who wrote, among other beautiful works, “Auld Lang Syne,” which is still famously sung as the calendar turns and on the poet’s solar return, which this year occurs as the moon glides from Pisces to Aries. “We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.”

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Alicia Keys recently dropped a new album “Santa Baby” and some new videos, too. The singer, songwriter, record producer and occasional actress was born when the sun, Mercury and Mars were all in Aquarius. This configuration aligns intention, communication systems and passion into one melodic arrow shot from her heart straight into the listener’s. Natal moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all in Libra, the sign of harmony.

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