HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 11, 2010: This year, you openly greet changes in your life with enthusiasm. If single, you will meet people with ease. If attached, the two of you benefit from weekends away together. Make a conscious effort to add to the romance that exists between you. Sagittarius makes a great healer for you!
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ••••• You are willing to assume responsibility, but you also need to be more sensitive to or in tune with others. A brainstorming session only strengthens an idea.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ••••• Deal with a partner directly. He or she wants to feel helpful and is more than willing to share more. You might encounter this focused attention with more than just this one person.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ••••• Defer to others and make an effort to get past a problem. Your sense of direction comes through when you make a suggestion, praising others along the way.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) ••••• You see a situation far differently from many others. This ability proves to be your strong suit. Be willing to break past conventional thinking.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••••• Others admire the fact that you are firing on all cylinders, as one idea after the other rolls off your tongue. This lightning thinking is impressive. Make sure others are with you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) •••• What is comfortable might not be the best solution, no matter how you cut it. If you want to open up a conversation, do so.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) •••• Go along with someone else’s thinking for now. By not questioning this person’s rationale, you’ll clear out a problem. You are anchored and determined to handle a domestic matter.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) •••• Remain sensitive to your budget. Your ability to move through problems and get to the bottom of the issue emerges. If you try a gentler approach than in the past, the results will be excellent.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ••••• You know when you are at your best. Your mind is alert and resourceful. You have the physical energy to do whatever you want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) •••• Though much could be more surreptitious than you might like, you’ll clear out an unusual amount of work. Take your time weighing a decision. Impulsiveness won’t serve you well here.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ••••• You smile, and others respond. Your sense of humor comes through and helps others move from one issue to another. You might be holding back some strong feelings.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) •••• Others appreciate you taking a stand when they would prefer not to. At the same time, you have many allies and supporters who agree with you.
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