Holiday Mathis

At a zenith of international popularity, the Danish concept of “hygge” perfectly fits the aesthetic of the current moon. There is not an exact English translation, but hygge is described as a special cozy feeling. It’s contentment, comfort and warmth. It’s often, but not solely, togetherness. And it’s homey, just like this Cancer moon.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 29). One of your most useful cosmic birthday gifts will be uncannily excellent timing. You’ll use it to seek and find opportunity. You’ll use it to make people laugh. And you’ll use it to get close to the ones who have your heart. Featured times: Money in March, adventure in May and higher learning in August. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 20, 33, 31 and 17.ARIES (March 21-April 19). To feel young, fun and bighearted — that’s the aim. And there are plenty of people and circumstances to get you there. Furthermore, run from anything that’s making you feel small, dreamless and muted.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Everyone makes mistakes with money. Blame it on having a homo sapiens brain and being subject to the quirks of human psychology. Logic won’t dictate how you spend energy or money today.GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s not that some people are favored or more deserving; it’s just that there’s a bit of strange randomness going on and what works for some doesn’t work for everyone. If you’re going to dwell, dwell on what works for you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Complex questions don’t have simple answers — not correct ones, anyway. Too bad, because you’re really not in the mood to hang around sorting today’s issue, but sorted it must get, and you’re the sharp thinker who will do it.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you can’t beat them... pet them? Or better yet, keep your hands to yourself. There’s not a race or an egg or anything at all that needs a vigorous application of your attention today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You show up and put the time in. It’s a little uncomfortable and maybe embarrassing, but this is what you need to do. This is how you learn. There’s no other way. This is how you get great.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re turned off by those who rush to get to the front of the line. In today’s case — and in most cases — it doesn’t matter who gets there first or who lingers last. What matters is that people are taken care of when they need it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The bubble of romance that floats and bobs above the hubbub of ordinary life eventually has to pop and come down. This is in no way a sad happening. Real love cannot begin until the fantasy of love bursts.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your gift for the day is knowing unequivocally and without a second guess what to use and what to leave out, what to pay attention to and what to ignore, what to say and what to swallow.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The “on sale” sign is a mind trick. By focusing solely on what something really costs (instead of on how deeply it is discounted), you’ll get an accurate feel of its value to you.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A confident appearance could be hiding fear. A giant personality could be masking insecurity. You sense how people feel about themselves and do everything you can to help them improve the feeling.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What matters is not how much you pay for the printer but how much you pay for the ink. Watch out for the hidden costs, the add-ons and the extras.

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” To write to her, please go to www.creators.com and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the CreatorsSyndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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