January 18

Mercury sextile Saturn

Answers that don’t come easily are good because they teach us to reach outside our standard repertoire of quick fix solutions. It appears as if you’ve been grappling with a certain problem (or maybe it’s a project?) for weeks and it has thwarted your best efforts. Well-meaning friends have encouraged you to move on, but that’s no way to talk to someone as determined as yourself. This only increases your drive to get to the bottom of things or to master your situation. Thank heavens that today’s propitious Mercury/Saturn sextile shows you discovering the missing piece that promises to unlock the entire puzzle for you. Signs most affected: Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces