Horoscope for January 3, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/03/14). This looks to be a happy and active social year. Practices for vitality balance your busy career. Friends and groups incite action into mid-February, when the work pace heats up. Spring and summer romance includes philosophical, spiritual and intellectual connection. Discipline at work and play pays off with solid rewards. Build your nest egg 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 a 6 — Lack of funds could hamper progress. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. You can still enjoy your time in the dark, particularly with friends. Add candles. Spirituality enriches the moment.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Plug a financial leak. Keep track of your earnings and time. Don’t brag; it will hurt your chances for advancement. Travel light if possible, or stay close to home. Get some extra exercise. Listen, but don’t tell.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 5 — Develop the plot of your story. A financial expert has some good ideas. Not everybody agrees with you. It’s OK to decline an offer. Stand up for yourself. Outsmart the opposition. Avoid knee-jerk reactions.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 5 — Stand firm against an attack. Sidestep someone else’s argument. Further investigation is required before taking action. Watch for hidden agendas. Don’t forget a debt you owe. Engage in positive discussions. Is there a publicity angle?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 5 — You’ve got some homework that precludes travel. Don’t offer to pay for lunch or splurge on entertainment. Make no assumptions. Deepen your commitment. The truth gets revealed. Take a walk. Work out philosophical differences.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 6 — Conditions are unsettled. Haste makes waste. Nurture creativity and review different ideas. Controversy arises. Anticipate resistance. Discuss with civility, and you eventually reach an agreement. Get the highest quality supplies. Avoid distractions while you get cooking.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — Postpone travel or major actions. A conflict could arise with a partner at home. Avoid a quarrel over work. Communications could get tangled. You can align on fun pursuits. Leave big decisions for later.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Easy does it. Don’t tell all. There’s a controversy brewing. You may have to develop even more new skills for a job. Travel a short distance (or stay home). Consider the challenges ahead. Gather more information before deciding.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 5 — Look at the big picture. Scratch items off your list that are no longer relevant. Learn from your team, as well as the competition.  Reward supporters with something delicious.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 5 — What’s missing that would make a difference to forward your goal? Choose and take decisive action. Negotiate with care. Friends and lovers compete for attention. Don’t try a new trick yet. Practice for balance and strength.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — Proceed with caution, and take care not to lose things. Keep some cash in pocket. Schedule extra time for the unexpected. A written list helps handle urgencies. Creative planning saves time.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Apply energy to household matters. Find what you need nearby. Don’t spend impulsively. Maintain objectivity. Make key connections today and tomorrow. A confrontation could slow things down. Don’t talk about money now. Take it easy.