HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010: This year proves to be unique in its own right. Experiencing a period like this one might not occur again for a long time. If single, you have more to offer than you think. Remain sensitive to your needs. If attached, the two of you might want to take up a mutual hobby or pastime. Cancer is nurturing but also sometimes has demanding expectations.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ••• Some misunderstandings are more difficult to handle than others. You might be better off listening to what the other side has to say. Sometimes there is more value in being receptive than in acting.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ••••• Keep talks moving, and refuse to lock onto a point of misunderstanding. Opt for the point of understanding. You will do better if you keep the higher cause in mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ••• Curb a tendency to make someone feel as if they have to hold back. Investigate options that allow greater exchange for both parties.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) ••••• You have the wherewithal to change the very nature of a situation. Your ability to grasp the dynamics involved is critical. A misunderstanding might be just that.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••• Partners know how to work the unexpected, like it or not. You might feel as if you have little recourse than to go along with a financial partner.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) •••• Zero in on a meeting where you have a greater opportunity to have your point heard. You could be more than overwhelmed with a situation involving a partner.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ••• Stay on top of work. As strange as it sounds, your nervous energy could be preventing you from accomplishing more.
SCORPIO (Oct, 23-Nov. 21) ••••• Dig into your imagination for answers. You could be taken aback by another person’s seemingly great solution. See what works for you, and understand the many possibilities.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ••••• Understanding evolves if and when you sit down and have a long-overdue conversation. Not everyone needs to understand where you are coming from.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) •••• Your ability to see past the obvious emerges. You understand what many don’t: the complexity of an issue. Open up to the potential of change and understanding.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) •••• Your sense of direction comes through in many different ways. Realize what you can do to change the tides. Understand you are but one person.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ••••• Don’t expect others to see through the same lens as you. Your experiences are different and, in some way, far richer.
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