Horoscope for January 16, 2015

Today’s Birthday (01/16/15). You’re a rising star this year. Steady actions build your enterprise, income and social status. Expand networks and share your message after 3/20. Winter planning and completions lead to a springtime burst of creative collaboration. Enter a new partnership phase after 4/8. October’s eclipses illuminate educational opportunities and home priorities, respectively. Focus on love.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is a 7 — Expand your perspective today and tomorrow. Study, read and research. Look at the big picture. Favor first-hand experience over theoretical views. Plan and prioritize practical actions for later implementation. Get team members involved. Invest in your career.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Focus on finances for the next two days. A dream begins to realize. Gather the materials you need. True up your course to make it happen. Rejuvenate your relationship by really listening. Work together to surmount financial hurdles.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

 Today is a 7 — Honor and support your partner. Know the rules by heart. Postpone travel until after the job’s done. Don’t disturb a watchdog. Choose substance over symbolism. Count your money carefully. Move carefully to avoid injury. Relax in comfort.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Turn your attention toward work today and tomorrow. The day could evaporate in distractions if allowed. Make a list and set priorities. A teacher helps. Listen to fears but don’t let them stop you. Drink plenty of water.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

 Today is a 7 — Today and tomorrow are good for love, fun and hanging with the kids. A little work pays off, but it could be tricky to maintain focus. Get an elder’s view in a disagreement about priorities. Relax and recharge.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

 Today is a 7 — Take care of home and family for the next few days. Let a friend help. Watch where you’re going. Sort out your own feelings first. You’re entering a more domestic phase. Clean up a mess. Handle practical priorities.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

 Today is a 6 — Words get farther than actions, so keep it practical. Marketing, promotions and broadcasting get results. Support the team. A new trick doesn’t work. Don’t buy toys. Dig into a favorite subject, and spin a good tale. Provide leadership.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — Today and tomorrow hold a profitable phase. Overspending could tempt, so guard against impulsiveness. In-person meetings work best. Pesky regulations interfere again. Stay persistent. Good advice comes from far away. Don’t accept the status quo. Share your vision.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is an 8 — Today and tomorrow you’ve got extra power. Take the spotlight. You’re strong, and getting stronger. Don’t trust a mirage. Don’t spend until the check clears. Work smarter and a bit longer. Get something nice for yourself.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 5 — Contemplate potential outcomes. Decide what you want in the future. It’s not about money. Plan for satisfaction. Discover something you didn’t see before. Check things off your list. Take lots of pictures. Relax in hot water.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

 Today is a 6 — Relax with friends over the next day or two. Resist the temptation to show off, while maintaining high standards. A dream seems unworkable. Friends offer comfort and advice. This leads to success (and possible embarrassment). Make arrangements for later.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

 Today is a 7 — You’ll be held accountable the next few days, so go for reality over fantasy. Concentrate intently. If controversy arises, proceed with caution. Keep comments to yourself. Make sure creative accounting is legal. Make career decisions, for later action.