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FULL MOON - January 5-11

(March 21 to April 19)

This Full Moon plays havoc with your emotions, but brings to light the challenges. Arians who have recently made a new acquaintance will realize that the other party is avoiding them. If you’ve just started a new project, a co-worker or boss will slow progress. But you’re a testa dura, stubborn in setting out clear goals and seeing them to completion. Keep going, it will be worth it!

(April 20 to May 20)

You must make a break with the past. In love, there are exes on the scene causing trouble. Stable couples are in love, but now is not the time to be making future plans. Your work life blows much the same way, with debates, disputes and even changes to your role in the air. Sharpen your tongue for Wednesday and Thursday.

(May 21 to June 21)

Finally the horizon is full of new opportunities. Doubts disappear and winning strategies emerge, as your time for review and revision is now complete. The key word is realism. So do not bite off more than you can chew, neither at work nor in love. Sunday January 11 will be a special day.

(June 22 to July 22)

Your time for reflection continues, but this week you are in a class of your own. Your resolve and determination return. At work, new initiatives spring up, especially for self-employed Cancerians. In love, your attention turns to the future, albeit only in thought for now. Singles realize it is time to start a relationship – couples in crisis take the opposite route.

(July 23 to August 22)

Work hits you full on this week. Your concentration and methodical mind are back. On January 6 and 7, you’ll be overloaded, but be careful not to worry too much later in the week when someone could stress you out about financial matters. Love takes a back seat this week, and there is much to be said for a bit of solitude, or rather reflection, especially if you are having doubts about your partner.

(August 23 to September 22)

The return to work looks like a city post-hurricane. You must bring the situation back under control and face up to a diary full of appointments. If you are thinking about changing location, job or office structure, or making demands, this is the moment. With two caveats: be patient and ask for help. Your love life is underwhelming, although this weekend will erase the emotional blur.

(September 23 to October 23)

This week brings great strength, with many planets on your side. Prioritize new projects, initiatives or collaborations. An important telephone call is coming between January 7 and 8. Lonely souls will be tempted by an apple from Eve. If this emotional fasting persists, ask yourself why. The Full Moon will encourage you to focus on your job, but also to resolve some ongoing family problems.

(October 24 to November 20)

The week starts on a low. Anxiety monopolizes January 6 and 7, as bickering with colleagues or work delays are in the cards. Be patient, because the Full Moon’s message is to keep your eyes on the future and to look ahead of the short-term stumbling blocks. Even love will be affected by this heaviness, especially for Scorpios with a secret or long-distance relationship. Prospects improve come the weekend, and singles may re-encounter an old flame.

(November 21 to December 22)

At this moment in time, your objectives are quite clear and defined. If you are still holding on to past baggage, now you can lay it to rest. Love can take many different forms, as someone is teaching you. Couples await new beginnings which are on their way: moving house, a marriage to organize, the arrival of a baby. By the weekend, unexpected feelings will be coming your way.

(December 23 to January 20)

This week’s Full Moon restores your desire for good planning and concreteness. Recent lovebirds are now looking to define the relationship. Couples are talking cohabitation, marriage and children, as well as house purchases or renovations. At work, old collaborations or projects are revived, and more generally, this is a time that you can demand more.

(January 21 to February 21)

This will be an interesting week that throws lonely hearts into passionate encounters. These are "hit-and-run" games of seduction, but rule nothing out. The stars are looking good even for Aquarians who decide to turn the page or serenely close a story. Stable couples are in love, although it is too early to make plans. Work commitments are increasing; a new project or task demands energy and concentration. You’re tired, but hold on.

(February 22 to March 20)

If you approach a test at work positively, it will open new doors in the future. The same could apply to you and your partner, especially if you’re talking about relocating. Will they follow you? New couples and singles are driven by a passion to discover new horizons, as are couples in crisis who may stumble into the novelty of a mischievous betrayal.

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Americans Can Never Unsee The Chinese Balloon — That's The Real Danger

The Chinese spy balloon spotted over the U.S. and shot down on Saturday has suddenly brought once-distant fears into America's backyard, which could set off a kind of "butterfly effect" of a small incident that leads to a much more dangerous showdown.

Photo of the Chinese spy balloon over South Carolina, U.S.

Chinese spy balloon shortly before it was shot down over Surfside Beach South Carolina

Pierre Haski


PARIS — The Chinese spy balloon shot down over the U.S. this past weekend embodies the "Chinese threat" that many Americans already feared. At the same time, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's decision to cancel a scheduled trip to China is a bad sign for frayed U.S.-Chinese relations.

What should worry us is not the balloon, but what it symbolizes. Shot down on Saturday by an American jet over the Atlantic after it had drifted into U.S. territory, the balloon wasn't a threat in of itself. It's a toy compared to the arsenals held by both countries.

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