HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 17, 2011: This year, you swing with ease between work mode and social mode. If not working, your moods flow from very serious to downright silly. Associates or friends pop in and out of your life. If single, you meet people with ease. You do not need to do anything special, other than be available. If attached, the two of you really get into a groove, and enjoy it. Learn to respect differences. Cancer can be challenging.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • • Talk possibilities. Note an unusual quality about someone as you “try” to communicate. Opportunities will come out of a difficult situation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • Free your mind. Get an explanation for a money matter. Floating through your day is an element of change, odd news and a need to tell it as it is.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • You are full of energy and ready to pitch in, whether it is helping a boss or parent or doing a physical task. Your leadership skills emerge. Your instincts pay off with a partner, a loved one or a friend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • You could feel out of sorts in the morning. If you can delay networking, meetings and other such dealings until the afternoon, you will be on cruise control.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • Use the morning to take care of an important matter. By the afternoon, a partner could be more willing to express his or her feelings, but you might not be in the mood.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Take the lead on a project. Your penchant for details guarantees an often-missing precision. An unexpected statement by a friend or loved one triggers thought and conversation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Do needed research in the morning; act later with certainty. Accept and learn a new technique or application that would make your work easier.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Deal directly with others. You do know what you want, but you need to do some tricky negotiating in order to realize this desire.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Others seek you out. You might need to screen calls in order to get anything done. A meeting determines who your supporters are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • Plunge into a project and/or hurry through errands in the morning. By afternoon, a carousel of people could be knocking on your door.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Your creativity swells in the morning, allowing greater flexibility. This same creativity could translate to risk-taking if applied to finances.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • It could be tense and somewhat difficult to get going in the morning. It is amazing how easily you get sidetracked.