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Today’s Horoscope: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
Commercialization of name brands is so common that it rarely, if ever, warrants a second glance. There are some exceptions – Popeye’s, the fried chicken joint, has opened up shop in Chinatown. That takes balls in this recession, and if nothing else, you have to give the owner credit. Today, you should take your lead from Popeye’s and hit the road running. Think of yourself as an innovator, and instead of wandering through the day believing that each ethnic group is confined to a certain food group or even a certain product, think of them as you would yourself. It’s hard, but no one ever said that ridding yourself of preconceptions was easy. Try: making cookies from scratch.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18
According to a recent news report, the economy is making it rough on divorces. Couples are finding it harder to separate their finances with reduced income or an increased cost of living. Many couples are putting off the divorce until the economy improves. Now for the good news: These same couples may find themselves working together again to improve a disastrous situation. When faced with an insurmountable task, people often find themselves relying on someone for help, and this can be a wonderful thing. Let’s hope you learn something from the above and decide that asking for help isn’t all that bad. Try: going vegetarian today.
Pisces February 19 – March 20
The question of the day is — how can Michael Jackson afford to lease a mansion in Bel-Air for $100,000 a month when he claims he’s broke? The bigger question is why would you want to spend money when it clearly appears to be drying up? Today’s a day to deal with issues of money. A wise sage once said never say you are broke, because if you do so when an angel passes overhead, the angel may not have time to help fix the problem, but if you say you are temporarily out of cash, the angel may have a moment to fill your pockets with a few coins before passing on. That should be your philosophy for today: You are temporarily out of cash. Try: flossing two times a day.
Aries March 21 – April 19
In a recent interview, Paris Hilton explained that she wants to have a child in the next two years. Now might be a good time to start a nanny business, because if these celebrities continue having and adopting children, the one market that will not shrink will be employing nannies and full-time caregivers. Two years ago, you told the world that you were going to set it on fire; last year you made excuses for why 2007 didn’t go as planned and why 2008 couldn’t go as planned. Of course, everything you said was probably true, but when are you going to start that business? Perhaps you should start off part-time with an idea that you have been tumbling around in your mind. Try: learning portion control.
Taurus April 20 – May 20
You can count on Sharon Osbourne to demonstrate how to solve an argument – throw your glass of wine directly in the person’s face and you can be certain that the brawl is on. I think you can honestly say that there are people in your life who you would like to beat down or at least cuss out; however, the old adage about burning bridges is true. It’s one thing to burn a bridge that you absolutely, 100 percent, unequivocally will never ever need to cross again, and then it’s another to burn a bridge and have to eat crow later on when you need it again. It’s important to turn the other cheek when you get mad; one, you have no clue why the person did or said what they said, you have no clue how their day began or even what that person is experiencing, so before throwing wine or even a punch, ask yourself: Are you ready to burn your safety net? Try: chanting.
Gemini May 21 – June 21
Al Franken, the political humorist, is poised to join Congress as a Democratic U.S. senator from Minnesota. When you read these headlines, you have to understand that today, anyone can be anybody. You can go from the gangbanger to Wall Street or from glory to filth. The point to remember today is that you can be anything that you set your mind to. You don’t have to claw your way to the top, but it’s true that visibility increases your chances of being noticed. Not to say that a person has to write books and be a slave to the media, but if you want someone to notice you, then you have to wave. Spend today waving and making certain that you are noticed and thanked. Try: believing in yourself.
Cancer June 22 – July 22
Scientists say that a cataclysmic eruption is imminent in Yellowstone Park. How many national parks or monuments have you missed seeing because of circumstances that were beyond your control? There once were 1,000 places you should see before you die, and now if the predictions are true, there will be 999, and by the year 2015, there will be 876, and so on. You’ve talked of traveling and have probably taken a few day trips, but now is the time to put that backpack on and hit the road. Your job brings very little joy into your life, and there’s a good chance you are single right now, so what’s stopping you? Try: starting your mornings a little earlier.
Leo July 23 – August 22
What’s in a name? Well, if you are Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa’s child, there are a lot of vowels. The couple named their second child Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Either that child will grow up with a nickname or a serious cramp from writing his full name out. One thing that’s guaranteed is that N-wolf will become a leader, provided his parents continue to nurture and love him. Today, look around and listen to the many names that you hear, and then match up the face to the name. My guess is you won’t be able to because so many of us outgrow or change our names later on in life. What’s in a name? Absolutely nothing. When you think about it, it’s all inside. Try: belly dancing.
Virgo August 23 – September 22
Scientists at Stony Brook University in New York have discovered that true love may really exist. As if you needed someone to tell you what you already knew. Well, now it’s been proven that love is real, and the next time someone tells you differently, you have proof. What those scientists haven’t proven is why people tend to hurt themselves whenever they fall, yet when you fall in love, it’s supposed to be a good thing. Why does falling in love sometimes end with tears and recriminations? Someone – I’m not certain who – once wrote that what turns a person on in the beginning (be it your independence, the way you chew or even your height) will turn them off in the end. Try: learning to go with the flow.
Libra September 23 – October 22
Ashton Kutcher was quoted as saying that he believes that his wife, Demi Moore, is perfect. Wouldn’t it be nice if all out mates believed that we were perfect inside and outside? Imagine the freedom from wondering whether you are too small, too wide, cynical, unhappy, depressed, etc. The truth is that Ashton Kutcher loves his wife unconditionally, which is why he can look at her and see beauty in everything that she represents. Finding that perfect mate can be hard. Instead of making comparisons, it might be better to learn to accept. Try: going natural.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Rock guitarist Dorian Cox suffered a stroke at the age of 27, and it turned his life upside down. You can imagine that having a stroke would make everyone reassess their life. Not only is the road to recovery long, but knowing that there is a chance that you won’t get back to 100 percent has to be scary. Continue with your self-improvement plan but recognize that it’s not just about eating right and exercising – you have to find an outlet to release the stress. Try: giving a massage.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
January was named after Janus, a sky god. Early Romans believed that the beginning of each day, month and year were sacred to Janus. They thought he opened the gates of heaven at dawn to let out the morning and then closed them at dusk. This made him the god of all doors, gates and entrances. Whether or not you believe in Janus, you do understand that doors aren’t magically opening for you. Opportunity does knock, however – no one’s ever said whether you have to listen for the knock or see the knocker to open the door. At the end of the day, you should assess your day, place a point value from one to 10 on the outcome, and then make a list of how you wish to proceed tomorrow. Try: walking around the block.