Today’s Birthday (Jan. 17). All is not as it appears this year. The more you learn, the more interesting life becomes. Just when you think you have it all figured out, something else chan
ges. Might as well get used to it. Don’t take anything for granted. Pay attention!
Aries (March 21-April 19) – Today is a 6 – You’re good at moving quickly. You see what needs to be done, and you do it. But don’t trust that impulse now. Proceed with caution. What you see on the surface isn’t all that’s going on.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Today is a 7 – What would you have to do to get that promotion? If it’s something you wouldn’t feel good about, don’t do it. But don’t turn down an opportunity just because it’s a stretch. That goes for whatever challenge you’re contemplating.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) – Today is a 6 – All of a sudden you’re running into problems. Something that looked like a sure thing could go sour. It’s harder to get your message across or to make the sale. Just wait a while. Things are changing. Pay attention.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) – Today is an 8 – Something you were hoping for is still just beyond reach, and something you were worried about doesn’t materialize. Stop focusing so hard on what might happen and enjoy what you’ve accomplished.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) – Today is a 5 – It may be difficult to explain to a loved one why he or she can’t have a treat. Expenses are running a little higher than anticipated. Promise a special, affordable adventure on Saturday.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Today is an 8 – You and an older person – your boss, teacher or one of your parents – has been way too strict. You wouldn’t mind normal rules, but this is excessive. But who listens to you? This older person might, with somebody else on your side.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct 22) – Today is a 6 – You’re scrambling to keep up. You’re working overtime, and nothing is going right. You’re running into all sorts of glitches, and there’s only one more day to make your deadline. If only you’d worked instead of playing the first part of this week. Nah, it would have been this way anyway.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – Today is a 7 – You’re luckier with love now than you are with money. You can promise your sweetheart the moon, but save the fancy presents for some other time. Give each other encouragement instead, and dig in. You can weather a financial setback.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – Today is a 6 – Things at home may be a mess, but conditions are shifting in your favor. By this weekend, everything will seem possible again. You will have solved this puzzle.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Today is an 8 – Hit the books! You’ll learn that something you were worried about can’t hurt you at all. You might decide to start avoiding something else.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Today is a 7 – Stay pragmatic for a little while longer. Close the deal, and get it all down in writing. Take care of business.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) – Today is a 7 – Is something happening that you don’t agree with? Is an authority figure trying to push something through? Something that affects your life? Don’t just sit there. Make lots of noise!
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