Horoscope for January 2, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/02/14). Recurring themes for 2014 include love and romance, health and beauty, personal re-invention, finances and spirituality. Maintaining physical and social harmony keeps the rest of your motor purring. You’re attracted to someone who shares your philosophy. All your hard work pays off, and business grows. Balance work and home, prioritizing love and health. Keep playing for keeps.

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 a 7 — The sun shines on a particularly enjoyable moment. Celebrate accomplishments with friends today and tomorrow. Consider your long-term goals. Express your appreciation for others. Accept acknowledgment where due, and soak it in. You’ve earned it.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — Plan for two days in the spotlight. Create flexible structures. You’re well known for your common sense. A female brings peace and harmony. Don’t let anyone push you around. Trust a hunch. Get expert advice.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — You’re very attractive now. Household matters need attention today and tomorrow. An older person needs some love. By now you should know how much you can spend. Accept assistance. Share laughter with someone who feels like crying.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 6 — Write down your plan and talk about it with friends. The more careful you are with the details, the better. Confirm your theory with astute questions. Handle financial matters. Then give in to love.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Consider your steps before taking them. At least one partner shows up over the next two days. Keep others on course. Teamwork amplifies the power, and partnership kindles sparks to flames. Support with consistent action.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Let magnetism draw you together. Sort through feelings as they arise. Friends strengthen your position and provide a helping hand when needed. Put your heads together. Practical possibilities do exist. Keep a secret.

Libra (Sept. 23- Oct. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Reaffirm commitments over the next two days. Keep track, and support the team. Go ahead and get inspired. An older person consults behind closed doors. Work together. Take time for fun and games.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Strengthen old bonds by sharing memories. Domestic projects seem more fun today and tomorrow. Sort treasures and keep the good stuff. Repeat successful strategies. Make a long-distance connection. Pamper yourself with some do-nothing time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Ponder your career goals. Study the situation. Set a plan to assume more authority, and share it with partners. You’re all business today and tomorrow. An elder has good advice. Call ahead and arrange details. Try a new hairstyle or outfit.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Work could get more fun (and profitable). Your morale gets a boost today and tomorrow. A romantic commitment calls to you. Your own faith and support help realize a dream. Lay a new foundation. Start fresh.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — Good news arrives. Your past work draws admiration, and you’re gaining a distinct advantage. Share responsibilities (and glory). Go for what you want today and tomorrow. A new opportunity arises. It’s worth the patience it takes.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Make a delivery plan. Go over billing and make collection calls. You learn quickly. Accept assistance. Provide team support. Review priorities and place health, family and fun at a higher level. Consider deep questions.