Today's Horoscope
Thursday 16 January 2020
By Tarot.com astrologers

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General

Maintaining neutrality is tougher now, even though the Moon is visiting diplomatic Libra. Our opinions become more important as Luna dynamically squares bombastic Jupiter. However, cerebral Mercury seeks factual objectivity once it enters conceptual Aquarius. Personal value judgments are set aside in the name of knowledge; beliefs give way to scientific proof. Nevertheless, we may harbor a bit of uncertainty while we are still gathering data.

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Aries
(Mar 21 - Apr 20)

Managing your boundaries is complicated because people have such a strong influence on your feelings now. Although you Rams are often known to take counsel from yourself, the reflective Libra Moon is overly reactive while visiting your 7th House of Companions. Although no storm can stir in your own heart without your permission, external and internal realities appear to be mixed up today. Nevertheless, when you quiet your own mind, everything else becomes clearer, too. Someone still might be off kilter in your estimation, but you don’t need to join them. You are truly the captain of your own ship.

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Taurus
(Apr 21 - May 21)

Keep your head up and your thinking cap on today, especially if you experience challenging changes at work. Obviously, it’s not wise to press the panic button. Instead, decompress and get your emotions in check before doing anything drastic. Once you are centered in your calmness, even the most demanding circumstances seem more manageable. If possible, ask for help, since a supportive ally might offer practical insights on how to move forward that complement your own. An inventive workaround can fix a problem in the blink of an eye. Napoleon Hill wrote, “Action is the real measure of intelligence.”

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Gemini
(May 22 - Jun 22)

Your enthusiasm can be both a blessing and a curse. Big plans have a way of backfiring on you because you can’t do it all. You might be quite excited about your goals now; ingenious ideas are freely flowing as heady Mercury moves into your 9th House of Inspired Thought. However, keep your aspirations simple and your task list pithy. Inflated expectations only create disappointment, so release your worries that arise from fear of failure. You don’t need to achieve the impossible today, only what’s most important. Author Jim Rohn wrote, “If it’s a priority, you'll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

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Cancer
(Jun23 - Jul 23)

You can miss out on an important opportunity if you let your emotions get the best of you. You drink deeply from the cup of your heart as it runs over with intensity. Although you willingly share your highs and lows, you may be too generous in your portions today. Sip and serve what you’re feeling in moderation. A little self-restraint is wise, especially when making a value judgment. Chances are that as the tempest of your sentiments simmer down, you can better navigate the options the cosmos offers you. Rumi wrote, “Listen to silence. It has so much to say.”

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Leo
(Jul 24 - Aug 23)

Stimulating and heady conversations may be the main dish of the day. You love finding joy in the words of another, especially a close friend or partner. However, at other times, someone can test your patience, eating up your shrinking mental bandwidth with extraneous chatter. But you need not be dismissive or angry when you could coax those who get lost in their fervor toward brevity and mutually interesting topics, instead. You may gracefully choose what becomes junk food for your brain and what’s a succulent meal. Even the smallest choices can have profound consequences.

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Virgo
(Aug 24 - Sep 23)

Little things count, especially if there are social, geopolitical, or environmental considerations at stake. Be conscientious about how you spend your money and the ways it affects your daily routine. For example, be more rigorous about your composting or recycling. Straighten out the healthy habits and regimens you let fall by the wayside. Widen your perspective to see the big picture, but don’t be too hard on yourself where you fall short of your own expectations. Even the most sweeping evolutionary transformations happen only one small step at a time. Tobias Wolff wrote, “We are made to persist; that’s how we find out who we are.”

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Libra
(Sep 24 - Oct 23)

Practicing flexibility is essential today. Plans for a pleasurable activity might not blossom as you imagined or someone could bail at the last minute. Thankfully, you’re only required to manage your own expectations and may quickly realize you need to relinquish control. Of course, you want everything to play out as smoothly as possible. Nevertheless, you might be surprised by the powerful emotions that rise to the surface now. Instead of stubbornly being attached to your old preferences, just let them fade away. Buddha taught, “You can only lose what you cling to.”

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Scorpio
(Oct 24 - Nov 22)

Take nothing for granted today. Your current interaction with someone is probably not indicative of how you harmonize in the long run. In fact, you may have to press harder to experience a sense of connection with a dear one now. The funny thing about family is how you can have a bunch of square pegs and round holes bound together by genetics. Your surface similarities could be deceiving, making the disparities difficult to openly address. Honor the diversity and respond with respect. Lead by example and expect others to follow. Theologian Jim Wallis wrote, “We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground.”

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Sagittarius
(Nov 23 - Dec 21)

Your image in the mirror may not be the wise sage you wish others to see. However, this reflection isn’t about you or the fact that you can often tap into wisdom so effortlessly. Although insights are downloading fast and furiously as communicator Mercury enters your 3rd House of Interaction, you can’t control how anyone receives the knowledge you share today. Consider how much time and energy you spend trying to make everyone listen to your message. Shift your focus to locating loyal allies. Magic can happen when you find your audience.

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Capricorn
(Dec 22 - Jan 20)

You are searching for a healthy outlet for the waves of energy surging through your body today. Oddly enough, you can’t decide if you're restless or excited; you only know you must do something before you snap. You are eager to work with others who are operating with a similar sense of purpose. Although you want to prove your competence, you also have enough patience to know you will make your mark with consistent effort and persistent faith. There's no reason to wait for a knock at your door when you can create the perfect opportunity yourself.

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Aquarius
(Jan 21 - Feb 19)

You might need to rely on empathy today as deftly as you utilize your intellect. Although everything can seem copacetic on the surface, you can tell when people are emotionally charged. Your first inclination to to analyze the facts on the fly. However, it’s smarter to quietly assess the situation while keying in with compassion on someone’s discomfort. Most folks don’t want to hear your solution before they share their stories. Hold off your judgment and slow your roll to give others a chance to express themselves. Psychologist Dr. William James wrote, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

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Pisces
(Feb 20 - Mar 20)

A strong foundation is your saving grace. When life gets too complex, it’s always a good idea to return to the basics. Although you can’t avoid mundane responsibilities, be sure to eat good food, drink plenty of water, and get sufficient rest. Mercury’s shift into your 12th House of Soul Reflection requires you to engage in deep emotional processing, much of which occurs on a subconscious level. Although you aren’t necessarily aware of the work, it still can take a toll on your body. Shine the light of awareness into the dark corners of your mind. Personal growth awaits your presence, but only you can open the door.

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