HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 16, 2012: You could be overly serious and stern, especially within your community and professional world. Within your circle of friends you are serious yet caring. You will have an opportunity to meet someone quite different this year who could be instrumental in transforming your beliefs. If single, this person could become more than a friend. If attached, you and your significant other will gain through getting to know each other better. Scorpio comes through in a crunch. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Libra until 11:39 a.m. Pacific time, when the moon enters Scorpio.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • The balance of power is clearly not in your ballpark. Allow others to play slugger. When all is said and done, they will be more willing to defer.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • You know when to throw up your hands and say, “I give up!” You are not actually giving up but making a decision not to interfere as much.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • You would appreciate an easy, relaxed pace. But what you get could be something quite different. Funnel some of your energy into a project.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • Your playfulness could be tamed if need be. Funnel some of your imagination into your work or a project.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You know more than you would like to. Listen more carefully to what others share. You might want to rethink your choices, especially those concerning a close friend.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • • If you want a change of pace, there is no time like the present. Your friendly manner and fun ways take you far. Change the conversation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You are a bundle of energy in the morning. Be sensitive to not only your financial situation but another person’s as well.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • You might want to brainstorm before making a financial decision. You might not completely understand another person’s expectation, but you will find out.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • Use the morning hours to follow through on a project that is near to your heart. Everything moves slowly during this time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You know what you want and what works for you. In case you attempt to do something differently, make sure you have support.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Others expect you to carry even more responsibility. You could feel more overwhelmed than you have in a while. Listen very carefully to news that is forthcoming.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Listen to what a partner shares. You need to make a decision, and perhaps let go of personal priorities. By taking an overview, you’ll come out ahead and be very happy.