HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013: This year you will make an unusually strong effort to keep the peace; however, remember that you are human. You will remain responsive to others’ demands only to a certain point. You will be coming from a place of clarity and compassion, even in your professional life. If single, a serious yet attractive member of the opposite sex strolls right through your door. If attached, the two of you have serious talks and become more accepting of each other. Aries is likely to trigger a reaction from you. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Aries.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Avoid getting into a situation where control is the major issue. Once that behavior is eliminated or toned down, you will be able to see the feelings behind the manipulation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • Pull back and do some thinking before acting on an evolving situation with a difficult loved one. You might want to stop making judgments.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • A meeting energizes you to become more proactive about a long-term goal or desire. It is you who will need to make this happen.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • Step forward, and be willing to take a stand with someone who makes many demands. This person is not a good fit with your personality.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Keep reaching out to experts or people you respect for advice. When you hit a roadblock, you might want a different take on how to bypass it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Relate to an associate directly. You’ll hear what this person is saying, but you might wonder if there is a hidden agenda behind his or her words.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Defer to a strong-willed associate or friend. Apparently, this person has a strong vision for what needs to happen.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Pace yourself, as you could have a lot to do. You might hit a wall in a discussion, or perhaps someone seems to be pulling away.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Stay focused regarding an important conversation. A disagreement could emerge over a financial issue with a partner or loved one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • You have a lot going on around your home and personal life. You could have a very strong reaction to a discussion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Do not stand on ceremony. Everyone will be happier once there is resolution, and the answer is in your hands.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • Be aware of the costs of a problem that evolves. One path might be hard on your ego. A different path involves spending more money than you would like to.