General Horoscope for January 9, 2019
A unique sweet-and-sour sauce flavors today’s cosmic stew with contradiction. A super-conjunction of the Sun, Venus and Pluto in ambitious Capricorn illuminates our lives with pleasure while simultaneously raising darker issues. Fortunately, cooperative sextiles to expressive Mars empower us to talk about difficult subjects in a constructive manner. The Moon’s shift into passionate Scorpio at 3:05 pm EST makes us feel the intensity even more.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
You’ll try nearly anything to get ahead today and, assuming your behavior is within reason, your plan will probably work. Your commitment to reaching lofty goals is part of your formula for success. However, your intuition is on point now, blessing you with a secret weapon when it comes to making decisions. While everyone else is gathering more data to make an informed choice, you can just pull the right option out of thin air. Substantiating your hunches with facts builds your case but it won’t necessarily add to your overall efficiency.
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
Obstacles seem to magically fall away before you reach them today, enabling you to accomplish more than anyone expects. Needless to say, your coworkers will be thrilled with your job performance, but only to a certain point. Your extreme productivity could backfire if others think your industrious attitude might make them look bad. Naturally, you can’t control how someone else will react, but you can consciously modify your response to their negativity. Instead of simply ignoring their fears, make sure they know you’re all on the same team. If you succeed, so does everyone else.
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
Sometimes you can use your incomparable wit to keep a conversation from treading into uncomfortable territory. Normally, you’re a champ at defusing a potentially intense encounter before it reaches its flash point. However, you might surprise someone today by intentionally pushing a lighthearted discussion directly into the fire of passion. You know that the old ways aren’t working as they once did. Forget about what others think; delving into the emotional depths is the most direct route to success, even if it stirs up a storm along the way.
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
You are a magnet for powerfully intense interactions today. It doesn’t seem to matter whether the other person is a lover or just a casual acquaintance; either way, a slight difference of opinion could quickly morph into a major conflict. However, an argument requires two people, giving you the power to end a disagreement by simply walking away. At other times, you might end up with someone pursuing you in an adversarial fashion, but now your “no” is actually taken to mean no. Silence speaks volumes.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
Step aside, world, and watch what happens when a Leo’s actions are as powerful as her roar. You may grab someone’s attention by boldly announcing your new aspirations. Although most people take you seriously now, they might worry that your agenda is too ambitious. Don’t waste energy trying to prove the validity of your larger-than-life goals; instead, get busy rebuilding society with the strength of your convictions. Leo Tolstoy wrote, “The soul meaning of life is to serve humanity.”
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
You aren’t interested in declining an opportunity when there’s the possibility of responding affirmatively. But you can’t join the party until your conditions have been acknowledged and met. First of all, you don’t want your efforts to lose focus or take a back seat to someone else’s goal. Secondly, you need to know exactly what your role will be so you can maintain your boundaries as the circumstances change. Most importantly, you must create and manage channels for clear communication. If you can discuss the details now, all will be well in the weeks ahead. If in doubt, talk it out.
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
You are determined to reconnect with a family member or someone from your childhood today. It’s as if you have unfinished business and need to revisit an old memory one more time. However, it’s not as meaningful if you take this sentimental journey by yourself. Having someone to reflect your thoughts and feelings back to you is more than useful because it also builds intimacy. Giving voice to your personal history is not just about recollection. The act of saying something out loud is procreative and gives your past new life.
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
You are in your element today as you parade your emotions out into the open. Sometimes, your ability to keep your feelings locked up is self-defeating. You remain quiet because you don’t want to be judged for your high level of intensity. But your self-imposed isolation is a two-way street that keeps others safe from your intrusion, while also preventing anyone from reaching you. Thankfully, you are offered an opportunity to lower your defenses without putting yourself in danger. Don’t hold back; take a risk and share what’s in your heart with someone you can trust.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
You can make steady progress today on a couple of different fronts. First, your self-esteem is on the rise. It’s easy to love yourself now and this makes it feasible to love others, too. A romantic attraction is likely to be requited, adding to the good vibrations buzzing all around. However, feeling happy also opens the door to new potential streams of income. Don’t hesitate to reach for an opportunity and make the most of it. You’ll never know what might happen unless you try.
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
You’ve been preparing for an intense amount of transformation, and finally you can put some of those changes into motion. Oddly enough, the very same things that once seemed impossible are now unfolding on their own. You’re able to step in, wearing your authenticity like a badge of honor. No one doubts your sincerity today, which is apparent in all that you do. Continue on your current path and let the metamorphosis occur on its own schedule. Evolutionary magic is at work and is beyond your command.
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
Any words of appreciation that come your way today will warm your heart. But don’t let your ego grow too attached to the positive vibes, since this kind of connection could turn on you. Once you are addicted to being needed, it’s nearly impossible to extricate yourself from a complicated relationship. Thankfully, practical analysis can be a fantastic tool for self-assessment now, rather than when you’re in the middle of a crisis. Be grateful in your acceptance of someone’s accolades or love, but don’t let it pull you off the path you already established as your own.
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
Strengthening your social ties now has a greater influence on your future than you might imagine. Your goals for the year ahead are more manageable when your life feels relatively stable. Luckily, your community will come to your support when you need it, but you must cultivate these relationships as you would tend a garden. Knowing the harvest is still off in the future gives you more time to develop your network of friends and acquaintances now. Love is the soil from which all things grow.