General Horoscope for January 12, 2019
We’re bearing the weight of five planets in authoritative Capricorn and we don’t necessarily like being told what to do. We receive a short-lived reprieve when the Moon enters outspoken Sagittarius at 2:04 am EST. Our over-confidence tempts us to ignore the rules without fear of karmic reprisal. Nevertheless, the cavalier Moon can’t match the power of the Capricorn cluster, especially with logical Mercury meeting up with shrewd Saturn late tonight.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
There’s a bit of cosmic give-and-take going on and you’re likely to feel it strongly at work today. The Moon’s shift into optimistic Sagittarius encourages you to assume additional responsibilities since you’re confident of your ability to finish whatever you start. Unfortunately, you may underestimate the time and energy required to fulfill your commitments. Minor complications or setbacks throughout the day put you even further behind schedule. Thankfully, the fix is easy; just saying no in the morning solves your problem before it even starts.
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
You are most productive when you don’t need to waste brainpower on the mundane aspects of life. Unfortunately, you worry a lot when your thoughts carry you into the distant future because there are so many unknowable changes yet to experience. You prefer concentrating on your creative process within the safety of the present moment, yet a pack of planets in your 9th House of Faraway Places lures you away from the here and now. Continue to bring your attention back to matters of immediate concern where your efforts have the most immediate impact.
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
You’re happy to explore the possibilities of a new relationship now, but there may be too many practical considerations that require compromise. You’re willing to negotiate for the common good, but it might feel like you’re asking for too much. Nevertheless, reality will equalize the energy as the day continues. If you don’t take things too far this morning, doors will open throughout the weekend, confirming that you learned your lessons and passed the test. Trust is a gift that must be earned.
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
You may feel discouraged, even if everything seems to be moving along just fine. However, people are asking a lot of you now and you just don’t know how to handle all the demands. Thankfully, the Moon shifts into audacious Sagittarius and your 6th House of Logistics, enabling you to see all the separate tasks and to put them into a manageable order. There’s no doubt about the fact that you have plenty of hard work in front of you, along with the confidence and skills to produce a miracle. Not every superhero wears a cape.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
Your schedule may be so tight today that you barely have a moment to yourself. Nevertheless, the Moon’s move into your 5th House of Spontaneity distracts you by dangling the potential of fun just out of your reach. It’s all too easy to succumb to the possibilities of pleasure, but it might lead to serious problems if you do. Make no mistake about it: this is a multiple choice karmic quiz. Choosing immediate gratification ensures a failing grade. Do the right thing and follow through on your previous commitments. Self-discipline is your secret weapon for success.
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
A brush with sentimentality could lure you back into childhood memories today. However, your recollections don’t pack the same emotional punch they once did, leaving you a bit disheartened and discouraged. Thankfully, there’s plenty of healthy distraction in the real world — so much that you wonder why you don’t just hide in your fantasies. But once you jump in and start on your tasks, you may be puzzled why you didn’t get to work even sooner because your accomplishments provide a deep sense of self-satisfaction. Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
You wish there was time enough in the day to talk with your friends, explore new ideas and catch up on your favorite podcasts. Unfortunately, reality is bearing down on you now, and you’re taking your responsibilities very personally. It’s not just about meeting deadlines; your self-esteem is on the line and you don’t want to end the workweek behind schedule. Ironically, others might not even know if you lived up to your expectations or not. The only person you need to satisfy today is yourself.
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
Your path to success is a long one that disappears into a vanishing point as it approaches the horizon. You can accept the fact that reaching your goals will require a serious investment in time. However, you’re also aware of the tasks you could do right now that will improve the quality of your life. You can’t decide whether to concentrate on your powerful visions of the future or initiate action in the here-and-now. A super-practical Mercury-Saturn conjunction resolves your dilemma by requiring you to take care of business today. Happily, you will be free to return to your dreams tomorrow.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
Your restlessness could be your undoing, especially if you feel trapped by your current professional or personal commitments. But acting impulsively is not advised now because any sudden moves will likely create more trouble than satisfaction. This is one of those times when you need to stop and take a few deep breaths before quitting your job, leaving a relationship, or moving across the country. Fortunately, your mood will swing back in the other direction, enabling you to see the potential of maintaining the status quo. Don’t give up; today’s struggle develops tomorrow’s strength.
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
You might feel invincible now as you see obstacles to your success disappear right in front of your eyes. But this is no time to fall into an inflated reverie of self-confidence. There is a mountain of hard work ahead and your success is not automatically assured. Nevertheless, it’s healthy to feed your dreams while still attending to your ongoing responsibilities. Cerebral Mercury’s alignment with pragmatic Saturn in your sign is a cosmic call to make every thought count. Author Brad Meltzer wrote, “Dream big, work hard and stay humble.”
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
You are riding a powerful wave that’s carrying you into your future. You may be more hopeful today than yesterday when comparing your present situation with your long-term goals now that the inspirational Sagittarius Moon is fueling your 11th House of Dreams and Wishes. However, you can’t eradicate a niggling concern in the back of your mind that you don’t deserve the recognition you seek. Ironically, you might be more afraid of success than of failure. Sammy Davis, Jr. said, “You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.”
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
Your recent hard work is an inspiration to others, especially if they are aware of the load you carry and how you stay strong in spite of the resistance you face. Nevertheless, you may be worried that reality will win this round as you compare your commitments to your schedule today. Douglas Adams sarcastically wrote, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” But it’s not time to throw in the towel, even if you might fall short of someone else’s expectations. Instead, demonstrate your determination by refusing to accept failure. Winners never quit.