January 8, 2009 in Features


Jaqueline Bigar, King Features Syndicate

Happy Birthday for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009: This year you might experience more tension than in the past. How you handle stress could determine your success or your failure. You don’t want to trigger because of stress or feeling overwhelmed. Stick to a given routine, and you will feel far better. Single Caps will experience meeting a lot of people through your day-to-day life. Don’t hang your hat on anyone this year. Get to know a potential sweetie well. If you are attached, the two of you need to develop a common interest or hobby. Gemini is successful but has a very different style from you.

Aries (March 21-April 19) •••• Tension mounts as more of the unanticipated floats through your door. You could wonder what is the best way to deal with each event. You find others unhelpful, especially a family member.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) ••• Be aware of the expenses you might be looking at. Sometimes you don’t understand all the ins and outs of a situation. A meeting actually could prove to be shocking. No matter how many different ways you look at an issue, you still cannot see everything.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) ••••• You smile no matter what goes on. Your personality soothes many, though you could still be concerned with the end results. Examine what is driving you toward making a key choice.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) ••• Take your time deciding which way to go. Sometimes you are overwhelmed by everything that might be occurring. Take your time dealing with communication. If you are stuck in a mind-set, rest assured the status quo gives way.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) •••• Zero in on what is important. Don’t overwork a money matter. It is what it is, and all the manipulation, concern or worry won’t help. Stay tuned in to your priorities and avoid all risks if possible. Your perceptions are changing.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ••• No one denies that you are under tension, though certain people would like to see you lighten up, for good reason. Open up to possibilities rather than close down. Don’t count on others’ resilience.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ••• Absorb new information. Even if you don’t feel upbeat, let go of a problem. Take your time making a few calls. Don’t forget a special friend at a distance. Your intuitive intellect plays out.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ••••• You might want to see another perspective and get to the bottom of a problem. If you can empathize with a loved one, you could be delighted by what emerges. Be careful with a lack of clarity. Pull back if you are unsure.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) •••• Defer to others if possible. You could be wondering which might be the best approach or way to go. Understand what needs to happen with a troublesome issue. Just keep letting go and watch what happens.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ••• You might want to make a decision that allows you growth and more flexibility. Today just might not be the day to make an announcement or finalize an agreement. Some facts are still out.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ••••• Your playfulness invigorates others, whether in a business or personal realm. Using your ability to lighten up a situation makes a big difference. Understanding grows if you can clarify what appears hazy.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) •••• Understanding what is happening could be difficult, as there is so much tension around you. Take your time making a decision and figure out another approach. Do whatever you need to relax and mellow out.

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