How it is on paper is not how it is, not ever, but particularly not under this paper shredder of a moon. No one is a list of achievements. Everyone is a mix of wins and losses. Each thing we do offers us something to learn about ourselves, and the lesson will come regardless of the outcome.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 6). You’ll be charged with keeping the standards high because people admire your approach to life. Spring brings a transformation. You’ll win at work and enjoy the applause. But your personal breakthroughs will bring a deeper validation with its own resonance. Invest in yourself in June. Aries and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 45, 3, 38, 13 and 9.ARIES (March 21-April 19). There is hardly an agreement that can’t be made sweeter for you with a little creative thinking on your part. So don’t settle. Dream a little bigger, and the small, practical ideas will pop into your head.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In-person meetings will be the success of a project, deal or relationship. Sure, you could do it remotely, but it’s not the same. The prize will go to the one who put the face time in to get it going.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). That gnarly bit of unpleasantness you experienced is all in the past now — you’ve been made richer for it, which is why you’ll have so much to give today.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your attitude? Empowered. You don’t have to do much to get things moving in the right direction today. Just show up and the inspiration of your presence will be enough.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your creative muse is tapping you on the shoulder. Shut the world out for a while, and let your imagination carry you away. Don’t have time for this: Make time. A new you could spring from the exploration.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). They want what you’re not willing to give. There may be another way you could strike a deal, though. Solve a deeper problem. Go back to the root, not the symptom.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are in a position to help someone save face. You would definitely want this person to help you out, were the roles reversed. You earn karma points for taking the dignified route.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are just trying to solve a problem and go on your merry way, but people are apt to confuse things by giving you too much information. Avoid this dynamic by asking people for the short version of the story.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re the beautifier of the zodiac today, and what you touch will become more cohesive, graceful and tasteful. You’ve a special talent for adding just what a particular environment needs.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Moral sense can be highly subjective, especially when you get into the nitty-gritty details of it. And if doing so brings up a feeling of righteous indignation, the whole exercise can get rather dangerous quickly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People are not one way, one thing or one note. People are dynamic symphonies, each movement a different mood. People are ranges and valleys, not there to be frozen in photographs, but traversed.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re a fish in your school today, so don’t worry yourself with too many decisions. Nature will have you swimming along with your group, in protected, elegant teamwork.