HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013: This year you focus on your goals. Update them as you do your friendships. Be aware that they might be changing as a result of your recent transformation. You might have to endure some harsh conditions in order to achieve a certain goal, but you will. If single, a friendship could become even more. If attached, make sure to tend to the friendship that exists under the romance. When your bond encounters a hardship, which it will at times, your friendship will make all the difference in the outcome. Scorpio is rigid but loyal. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Libra if born before 10:04 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Scorpio.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • Others insist on having their way. You could prevent that from happening, or you could decide to go with the flow.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • You finally feel as if you have done enough in the afternoon. Do not insist on inviting others over.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • You have a style that attracts many people. Though you might be in demand right now, you also have to make sure that you’re happy.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Get some extra R and R. Go to a movie or veg at home, if you so choose. You might need to be a little more assertive and a lot less “at others’ service.”
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Take care of last-minute errands, finish sending out thank-you notes and stay on top of what you need to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • Spend some time by yourself. You might need to get some personal errands done. Others are delighted to find you close to home.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Your spontaneity puts you in the right place at the right time. Someone you run into frequently might be an admirer.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • The less available you are, the better it is for you and also for others. Make yourself unable to be found while you go off and do what you want.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You could be into doing something different. You seem secretive or withdrawn to many people.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • • Even if you have not yet made plans to join your friends, you will. Others enjoy the restoration of the tried and true patterns that all of you have fallen into.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Others admire you, as long as you make yourself vulnerable enough to listen to their feedback. Responsibilities still demand your attention.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • You might want to understand a friend’s true message. If you detach from the interpersonal interactions, you will be a lot clearer as to where this person is coming from.
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