HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012: This year you juggle personal issues and friendships proficiently. Internally, you might be on the verge of a transformation in your life. If single, the person you choose today might not be suitable in a year. If attached, be patient with your sweetie, as he or she is adapting to your adjustments. Sagittaruis makes an excellent healer. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Sagittarius if born after 11:23 a.m. Pacific time. Before that time, the baby has a moon in Scorpio.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • • Your fiery style and lively nature might not come out immediately. How you approach a problem and what you do with it could change radically.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • Sometimes it is a pleasure to allow another person to zero in on your priorities and take the lead. Why not? Listen to the feedback and see it change given some time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • You could be taken aback by a situation. Nevertheless, you are able to deal with it once you get your bearings. Indulge an unpredictable friend, for now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • Pace yourself. You could be surprised by what you hear, most likely from someone in authority. You might need to regroup afterward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • The morning finds you in a funk, but one that leaves quickly. You will be delighted by midafternoon, when a challenge perks you up.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • In the morning, make calls, schedule meetings and, at the same time, breeze past a problem with ease. If you don’t allow a situation to become a big deal, it won’t be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • If you want to get past a financial barrier, the time is in the a.m. Otherwise, you could be overwhelmed by what might be on your plate.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Use the a.m. for anything important. You are energized and can see the many different sides of an issue. Your intuitive and intellectual skills peak in the morning.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Though in a funk when you wake up, by the end of the day, you are a shooting star, not to be stopped. If single, a new person could enter the picture.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • If you are going to succeed in a key venture, the first part of the day is best. By late afternoon, you need some downtime. Do exactly that.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • You handle a lot and, in the long run, you succeed, complete and/or do whatever is necessary today. Make time for a personal project, too.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Look at the big picture. Once you detach from a difficult situation, you’ll feel better. Listen to what is being said more carefully.
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