Horoscope for January 11, 2013

LINDA C. BLACK, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (01/11/13)

There’s plenty of action at work for the first half of the year, and your communication skills keep it flowing. Pamper yourself to balance. Time with family, friends and partners takes on higher priority after June. Master teamwork and share the load to grow opportunities.
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is an 8 — After hammering it out, get the deal in writing to get started.  Discover something that rings true, and share it passionately.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — Begin the implementation phase to follow through on a promise. Learn by doing. Everything counts. Basic principles work well. Don’t let your enthusiasm get stifled.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — Get the facts.Complete an obligation and make new agreements. Your curiosity and perspective keep you from making costly errors.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Create your own opportunities. Go over the instructions again. Be patient. Use your secret power. Make sure you have the facts.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is an 8 — Finish a job to gain points with an important person. You get more of a boost than expected. Discover wealth nearby. You’re radiant! Set improbable (not impossible) goals.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 9 — Friends give support and a stroke of brilliance. You don’t want to go anywhere. Ask and your questions will be answered. Expand your influence. Sell it! There’s demand.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 9 — You’re exceptionally intelligent now. Write down a brilliant insight, create a new income source and search out additional benefits. Soak up the good news. Enjoy a luxurious perk.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — Costs can vary widely. Get solid ideas. Consult a professional. You’ve been holding back, but the way ahead is clear.Push through to victory.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 6 — It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out. Your work reflects well on you. Evolve into your own ideals. Assume responsibility, and be obsessed with details.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is an 8 — You can solve the puzzle. Follow the money and the paper trail. Let someone else help you with the structure. A lovely bonus comes your way.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — Form a new partnership, and figure out how to work smarter. Inspire your team to action. Self-esteem grows. Have a great time. Take time to meditate.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 9 — There’s potential for career advancement. It would make life easier. Listen carefully. Go with the most practical option. Expect surprises. Together, you can accomplish anything.