HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014: This year you face a lot of strong feelings, especially when you experience a forced decision. There is no room for hemming and hawing. You tend to be passionate about what you believe in, but you also can be quite practical and discerning about your decisions. This combination often leaves people wondering who is the real you. If single, you will meet at least one person with whom you could become seriously involved. If attached, your tendency to send mixed messages often comes up in conversation. It will not take long for your sweetie to understand that both voices belong to you. Aries can be a hothead! A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Aries.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • You can’t deny a volatile element that runs through your day. Pressure builds because someone in authority makes heavy demands.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • You might feel pressured and overwhelmed. A situation could become more out of control than you thought possible.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • You usually flex well with the unexpected. You might get an opportunity to test out that ability today.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • You might decide that you can’t depend on a higher-up. An excellent decision, though it probably would be best not to announce it to the world.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Keep your eye on the big picture, especially as others seem to be reactive and difficult. Tonight, choose something that you don’t normally do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Deal with a partner directly. An argument regarding your spending might seem inevitable, but if you chill out, you could find a compromise.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You might want to defer to someone who seems much surer of his or her position than you do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • In your situation, actions count more than words. You often push yourself very hard without thought to the implications.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Allow your creativity to flourish, and you will gain as a result. Talk to others who have made a similar purchase before you act.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • Deal with a personal matter before it deals with you. Your sense of humor emerges with someone who challenges a loved one.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Communication remains vigorous, but it could take an interesting twist or turn. Just when you thought you had a grasp on a situation, you will discover otherwise.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • Be aware of the cost of being spontaneous. You might have set yourself back without intending to.