Horoscope for January 1, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/01/14). This New Year promises love, romance, friends and fun. Group activities especially divert until 2/19, when career shines. Personal reinvention flowers after 7/16. Balance logic with intuition at home and work. Share fascinating spiritual and philosophical conversations with someone interesting. Your health and vitality grow with discipline and passion. Go play

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-Apr 19)

 — Today is a 5 — Obstacles don’t necessarily hamper success. Discover opportunities in the chaos, as 2014 opens with a Capricorn New Moon. Rest and consider your direction. Find strength in unusual places. Love triumphs.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Draw up a budget and study the situation. Make collection calls. Team up for success. Open a new account, maybe. Make plans. Check with a client, boss, or professor regarding changes. See a task through to completion.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 6 — Lay low and take it easy. Don’t spring any surprises just yet. Veto power gets exercised. Reflect another person’s brilliance. In an amazing development, your income rises without new effort. Soak it up.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 5 — Financial shortages could be upsetting. Revise your budget this week. A new development necessitates revisions. Avoid argument. Postpone luxuries for a while, and enjoy something hot to drink while reviewing the plan. Share with a partner.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 5 — Disagreement requires compromise. Think about possible consequences. Choose creative phrasing, or wait for a better time. Provide great service. Complete an old project without stirring up jealousies. The truth gets revealed. Weather could get blustery.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 5 — Conditions are unstable, so wait to take action. Recharge your batteries by playing with your family. Enjoy each other; work can wait. Make plans instead. Think about how you can make this year the most fun ever.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 6 — Someone may interfere with or disrupt your work. Onward and upward; don’t get distracted with setbacks, buy maintain steady forward progress. Figure out what’s needed at home and provide it. That’s where your heart is.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 6 — Rest and recuperate, keeping a low profile. Talk about money later. Finish a big job this week so you can create something new. You have what’s needed. You know what you want. Set out with optimism.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 6 — Note items that still need correction. Schedule a gathering of friends, and issue invitations. Make financial plans. Don’t toss something you could sell or trade. Take a walk and discover something new.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 5 — Plan your next move. Replace yourself on one team to pursue other interests. Do a good job. Discuss the details. Avoid a conflict of interest. Note a brilliant idea, possibly from a dream. Get some sun.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 6 — The financial situation’s unstable. Determining the bottom line can be energizing. Haste makes waste and causes breaks. Investigate, and find a way to get what you need. Consider all possibilities, including a friend’s brilliant plan.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 5 — Discuss changes. More study is required, as unexpected developments occur. Go with the most practical option. Take minimal action to keep the ball moving. Rearrange furniture for your new plan. Go slowly around sharp edges.