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We begin to communicate more effectively this week. Is there something on your mind? Share it with others. Now folks can hear you loud and clear.
If a little voice in your head is telling you something, you may want to listen, Aquarius. Sometimes your intuition is off and sometimes it is on. Your mission is to see what is real and what is not. Be very selective in what you believe and check all sources to be sure it is not propaganda. When in doubt, pull back and meditate. Calm wins over the storm.
Friends gather around you and seek your company and participation. What can you plan for them, Pisces? See how you can expand your social circle and bring folks together for fun activities. Your mind is sharp and your imagina- tion is bright. You can bring new and interesting people into your orbit who improve your life and outlook.
If you have some clever thoughts about what is going on in your career, now is the time to express yourself, Aries. There is something you can say that will change the course of events to a much more stable and productive place. Think carefully of exactly what to say and how to best express yourself. Then, let your opinions flow.
Your mind is particularly active and expansive now, Taurus. Nothing prevents you from planning the perfect getaway. See where you want to go, what stimulates your imagination and what brings your heart joy. Then set off on a vast adventure that gets you into a new mindset. Wow!
If your head is filled with love and a bit of lust, let it expand and blossom. Geminis can be very flirtatious and now you know exactly what to say to get your intended lover exactly where you want them. Be persuasive, pleasant and, if you need to, platonic. Things can grow from there and develop into something deep and meaningful.
Open up the lines of communication in certain partnerships, Cancer, and see how strong the bonds can become. If you feel that there are areas of tension, you may want to address it now. Others are not great at reading your mind so a careful and diplomatic conversation is the way to go. Before you know it, the two of you are stronger than ever.
There are so many little job projects sitting on your desk, it might be hard to decide which ones to tackle first. But Leos are resourceful and clever. Now, you can fully concentrate on what needs to be done and what the priorities are. If you need any help, you find the right words to convince others to pitch in. Some call this leadership skills.
There is fun in store for Virgos who want to concentrate on the planning and a bit of the execution for social events. You might have to get things started and help others along, but it can soon become a group effort that not only makes others happy but also builds a great team for any future festivities.
Family matters may need your clever touch, Libra. What can you say to others that bring people together and make them feel like part of the team? I know you will find the right words at the right time. The secret is to first lis- ten carefully to others and then find common ground to begin negotiations. You can master this skill and control the dynamic.
Not only are you magnetic and compelling, but you also have great timing to share your opinions so that others take notice and comply. Don’t waste this talent, Scorpio. Find the ways and wherefores to spread your great ideas and make your life and the lives of others better. Will you run for political office or volunteer for a good cause? Your choice.
Your financial acumen is in top form, Sagittarius. Not only can you do the necessary research to make your small pot of gold a little larger, but you might also be able to advise others. But take calculated risks and don’t over stretch as you stretch you knowledge with good research. Small steps can bring big results and a cushy retirement.
As you enter the center of all attention, will you know just what to do and say to get what you want? It seems so, Capricorn. So, think about what you want to achieve in the next few months and figure out the steps you need to take to make it all happen. Then, share your plans with carefully selected others and see how they can best help you.
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       RELEASE DATE—Sunday, January 30, 2022 RELEASE DATE—Sunday, January 30, 2022
Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle
Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle
 Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
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