Horoscope for January 7, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/07/14). It’s your year for love, which creeps on soft kitten feet, pouncing on you, unaware. Discipline with health and fitness routines keeps you looking good. Parties and group activities occupy you until spring and summer, when romance flowers. Career chugs steadily. The challenge: to balance logic and intuition, work and play, while pursuing spiritual, creative and philosophical questions. Reinvent.

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 6 — Resistance causes persistence. Don’t let panic push you into a silly mistake. Take problem-solving steps one at a time, without losing sight of your objective. Avoid travel, risks and spending. Focus on love.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 5 — Accept acknowledgement from afar. Encourage creative ideas. Don’t take on risk, or get distracted. Utilize exceptional patience. Consider the plan in detail. Wait until the dust clears to begin. Stay in rather than going out.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 5 — An older person does something unpredictable. Take advantage of an opportunity and quickly convince others for a special delicious reward. Don’t goof off. Encourage another’s creativity. Ask for help if you need it. Listen compassionately.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 5 — Pull into your shell and chill some. New possibilities airse. Consider them thoroughly before acting. Think about assuming leadership. Jealousies could get aroused, and you can soothe them. If traveling, your itinerary could change suddenly.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 6 —  A little paint goes a long way. Turn down more public responsibility. You’re especially thoughtful. Logic wins over emotion. Savor some peace and rest. Travel and spend later.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 6 — Stick with the solid, not the nebulous. Avoid risk and expense. Organize and reassess your plan. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. You handle a potentially tense situation with grace. Enjoy quiet home delights.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 6 — Your results surprise. A breakdown or confrontation could slow the action. A partner can afford to contribute. Don’t gamble. A stroke of genius shows the next move. Ask for what you want nicely. Enlist help. Use imagination.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 5 — Leave room for surprises in your planning. An expensive proposition could run higher. Give space to short tempers. Call if you’re going to be late. Assume authority. Start over. Notice what you like. Love finds a way.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 6 — Finish corrections. End with a flourish. Admit what you don’t know and seek advice. Don’t mess with the rules. For about four weeks with Mercury connect Venus, a female shows you about love. Make use of the inspiration.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Internalized feelings bottle up energy you need for your work. Quiet home relaxation soothes. A dream monster could reappear. Discover a limiting conversation you can release for freedom and new doors. Keep someone else’s confidence.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 5 — Accept unexpected acknowledgement. Your will is your strongest ally. Communicate your love. This is the fun part. Stick to basics. You supply the prizes. Unexpected value comes from small actions. A beautiful walk or quiet pursuit recharges.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 6 — You’re good at puzzles. Change the way you see your work. Be willing to listen. Your design is a winner. It looks like everything works. Go ahead and get excited! Plan ahead. Watch for pitfalls. Somebody out there loves you.