General Horoscope for January 13, 2019
We might believe that rules are meant to be broken today, but the outcome of rebellious behavior won’t be as sweet as we expect. Our desires push up against traditional norms as attractive Venus dynamically squares unconventional Uranus. We are not interested in the same old things; we want new and different experiences. Meanwhile, an exciting Mercury-Jupiter connection increases the optimism reflected by the adventurous Sagittarius Moon.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
You know what you should do to keep up appearances today, but you might actually have other plans in mind anyhow. In fact, you like the idea of shocking others with your radical behavior because you think they need to wake up to the truth. Unfortunately, acting on your impulses won’t necessarily have a positive outcome. Nevertheless, you can still play the role of cosmic messenger as long as you don’t take things too far. Believe it or not, sometimes working within the system can create more change than stepping outside of it.
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
You like the idea of having an overarching long-term strategy upon which you can build your daily life. However, you must be flexible enough to change your plans as circumstances change. Often, it’s challenging for you to adapt to a new routine, even if it increases your chances of reaching happiness in the long run. Don’t fall into the trap offered by familiar bullheaded stubbornness. Instead, entertain possibilities that break through previous limitations and clear the way to a brighter future.
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
You may be pleasantly surprised when you receive an invitation to an intriguing social activity. However, don’t wait too long for the phone call because it might not come. If you want to do something exciting today, make it happen by reaching out to someone special and telling them what you have in mind. Taking the initiative, even with a friend or relative, can be part of the fun. Stirring up a little excitement could be a refreshing twist for everyone involved. William Shakespeare wrote, “Joy delights in joy.”
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
You might be thrilled to discover that you’ve wandered far outside of your comfort zone today, even if you’re unsure how you got there. You’re often quite content to play it safe, but you’re itching to do something different now. However, conflict arises if you’re with someone who wants to continue the adventure after you reach a point when you’re ready to go home. Don’t be too quick to relinquish control if it means ignoring your preferences. A compromise is possible but only if you feel that your desires are acknowledged.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
You don’t like feeling as if you are a caged rat running around in circles for no good reason. You know that your antics are amusing, but you are tired of spinning the same wheels over and over again. It might seem like magic if an unexpected opportunity opens the door and grants you the independence to do whatever you wish. Although it may appear like your dream has come true, freedom is a double-edged sword. Every choice you make still has consequences and you can’t control how others will react to your unconventional behavior. Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
As someone who is usually obsessed with doing the right thing, you may surprise yourself now by considering actions that are difficult to justify. You might pull abstract philosophical rationalizations out of the air and toss them into your argument, but others will see through your attempts at hiding your intentions behind a smokescreen of words. You will create less resistance by simply owning up to the truth and admitting that your desire for immediate gratification overrules logic today. Don’t hide your feelings; act on them.
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
A close friend or partner could be a bad influence on you today, tempting you to partake in a questionable activity that sounds like a lot of fun. However, you can’t blame your eagerness to say yes on anyone else. You’re willing to take a risk now in the pursuit of an adrenaline rush that satisfies your current desire for a new source of enjoyment. Lewis Carroll wrote, “In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
You can talk up a storm today, but all of your superficial banter is a sideshow of misdirection. An irrepressible desire to break out of your routine is fueling your out-of-character chattiness. However, you’re not sure how to explain your motives, so rambling on about everything is your way of buying time before deciding on a course of action. Unfortunately, keeping the conversational ball rolling requires a fair amount of effort. It would be easier to simply exercise your free will and follow your heart.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
People may be amused but rarely shocked when you do something that they would never dream of doing. Your brute honesty and bald antics are expected, yet you can go too far in your drive for authenticity today. Others might not realize that your actions represent your exploration of new ideas and not a firm conviction. Someone may try on different styles to see which clothes make the best appearance. You are putting on a variety of personalities now, so you can decide which one serves you the best. Author Lisa Mangum wrote, “Sometimes wearing a mask is the best way to show our true selves.”
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
You want people to take you seriously and you’re worried they will write you off as a lightweight if they discover how irresponsible you feel today. You know how hard you’ve been working and how much you deserve some downtime. But you’re not interested in bringing your intentions up for scrutiny or discussion, enabling you to justify hiding your true feelings now. Although you’re not required to openly address this issue, a few carefully chosen words may be all that’s necessary to ward off a potential misunderstanding later on.
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Although you’re focused on your spiritual inclinations today, you don’t necessarily want to draw everyone else’s attention to something you consider such a private matter. Nevertheless, you’re still eager to participate in social activities without divulging your beliefs or practices. It’s not that you’re embarrassed by your connection to the metaphysical world; it’s just that talking about this magical part of your life detracts from the experience, itself. Lao Tzu wrote, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
You wish you could lose yourself in a crowd today, but the imagined outcome might be better than what actually happens. Although you can easily participate in a group project or work for a cause, maintaining your sense of individuality is too important to negotiate away. Establishing clear boundaries in all interactions is a wise practice that benefits everyone. Knowing your limits is the first step to making sure that others respect them.