Horoscope for January 6, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/06/14). This year rejuvenates your passions, especially for spiritual and philosophical inquiry, for healthy diversions outside, and for someone in particular. Friends and gatherings busy you until 2/19, when career takes full attention. Imagine new directions, financial pursuits and profitable projects, and they build momentum after 7/16. Refine the message; infuse it with love.


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 — You’re especially hot right now. Enjoy your time in the spotlight and make things happen. You have the power and the discipline. Your message gets across. Devote yourself to personal time with special people.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is an 8 — Others speak well of you. Hold yourself to high standards. Conserve resources without worrying about money. Quick action raises your status. Think about it. Learn from experience. Move on to a new level.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — Keep your promises. An old piece gets a new look. Fantasies may have to be delayed (but not abandoned). Replenish reserves, and replace something that’s worn out. Rethink practical issues. Improve communications. Find excuses for laughter.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — An obnoxious person has a good idea. Your winning’s not all due to luck. Working at home gets profitable. Collect an old debt. Today and tomorrow you’re in the spotlight. A gift opens blocked communications. Friends appreciate you.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is an 8 — Hire an expert who sees further than you can. Inquire among your friends. You’ll be more persuasive by doing what you promised. New opportunities open soon, but there are still barriers. Postpone travel. Everyone wins.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 — Compromise in a power struggle. First, get clear on applicable rules. Pay bills today and tomorrow. This adds even more to your status. Increase your equity. Wait to see what develops before choosing direction.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — More detours or complications slow the action. Play fair and profit. Confer with your team. Accept a promise. Incorporate creative ideas into the plan for a possible increase in income. Stick to the budget like glue.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Invest in your career. Talk about the practical demands of your plan, and options. Research the background info. Meet a deadline. A loved one shows the way. Heed a cautious person’s warning. Take notes.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — Someone’s impressed. Your heart is in your work. Handle basics first. Get the word out. Develop a practical message format. Talk about how you feel. Review the situation. Get together with loved ones and play.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is an 8 — Get advice from another professional, respectfully. Household matters need attention. Allow time to reduce shipping costs. Offer your experience to a person who’s feeling sad. Drop all snark. Gather with friends and relax in the glow.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — Allow yourself to be persuaded. Upgrade workplace technology. Listen to experience. You’ve got the talent, now do the homework over the next two days. Release information to the media later. Your reputation grows.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Gather support from loved ones. Learn something new on a road trip. Focus on making money today and tomorrow. Accept a challenge with little or no expense. Find easy ways to cut costs. Share solutions.