HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013: This year you will want to detach, especially when you are triggered. You also will make more of an effort to look at the big picture. Once you master this skill, you’ll feel as though you’re more in control of your life. If single, you could become involved with someone very different and creative. If attached, develop a new hobby together, or plan that long-desired trip. Libra knows how to draw you in. A baby born today has a sun in Aquarius and a moon in Libra.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • The unexpected occurs, and you seem to be the source of the energy. A surprise or change of plans is likely.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • Allow greater creativity and more fun into your life. You could be upset by an event or an unexpected situation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • • Add more lightness to the moment, especially in difficult or uncomfortable situations. Initially, others might react strangely. Know that humor brings a new perspective.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • Stay direct when dealing with a loved one. A situation might cause a conflict between two important areas of your life.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Make it to an important meeting, even if it means canceling or rescheduling other plans. The right words work wonders.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • Make an extra effort to let someone know your boundaries and what you will and will not do. Creating greater clarity between the two of you will allow more easiness.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • What was hard, now is easy. Even if you are dealing with someone who has a combustible personality, do not let his or her reaction throw you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • You will want to take some time to sort through what is going on with you, whether it is behind the scenes or with a key person.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • • Zero in on what you want. The unexpected occurs when dealing with a child or loved one. Someone in your immediate circle has good news that could make you smile.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You have what it takes, though often you are your own biggest challenge. How you handle a personal matter could change dramatically and cause unexpected developments.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Life presents many options, and you see them clearly. The question remains: Which path is the best one for you?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Your efforts have paid off in the past. Once more, your ability to work long and hard hours emerges, which makes you endearing to a special group.