Horoscope for January 8, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/08/14). It’s a big year for love. Social fun keeps you dancing into February, when career captures your focus. Health and fitness take priority, too. Balancing work, play, fitness and romance requires finesse. Your finances grow with organization and discipline. From May to July, someone who inspires you spiritually or philosophically captures your heart. Take time to play together.

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 — Expand your range. A disagreement among teammates could interrupt your concentration. If challenges before you seem impassable, try something different. Enlist help from others, or just go around. Don’t get hasty or risky. Consider steps.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Keep increasing communication. Clarify. A financial upset could distract you. Postpone chores. Choose actions carefully. Work interferes with travel. Hold out for what you want. A female brings harmony. Don’t advertise unfinished products. Consider all possibilities.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 5 — Keep a lid on the money. Don’t get intimidated. Anticipate a little disagreement or controversy. You’re on fire creatively. Be frugal with your time and money, and avoid misunderstandings. Save for a rainy day.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 6 — Stay productive in the coming week. Make comfort a top priority, and maintain action. You’ll pass this test. A partner helps you to work from home. Associates reveal their feelings. Compromise on priorities.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 5 — Opposing interests conflict. Keep watching finances. Postpone travel for later. Don’t waste your money. Get lost in the research and discover new sides to the story. Consider ethics and integrity when making decisions.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 6 — Delegate to decrease your workload. Consider all options. Establish new accounts. The chain of command gets disrupted or challenged. Hold onto what you have. Check things off your list, and take things slow and easy.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 6 — Keep your ego out of the way. Your job could interfere with playtime. Keep up the action and reschedule. Don’t pour your money down a rat hole, though. Pursue a secret romance.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 5 — Go for peace and quiet. Productive solitude satisfies. Don’t tell everyone everything. Change your mind at least once. Shop carefully, if spending. Repay a debt. A conflict can be resolved. Document what you love. Keep an open mind.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — Let go of doubting yourself this week. An optimistic associate inspires a new view. Don’t sign the contract yet. Something doesn’t add up. Wait for more favorable conditions. Get negotiations in writing, and think it over.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 5 — Streamline your operation. Maintain objectivity. Try not to lose your temper with a scatter-brain. Cut extra-curricular activities for the next week, and restore energy. Circumstances allow some latitude. Communicate about unfulfilled expectations. Try new styles and looks.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 6 — Don’t dig into savings. Costs are higher than expected. Seek mental clarity, and ask questions. Let your partner lead. This is a good move, romantically. Evaluate an expensive suggestion carefully. Avoid risks, and listen.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 6 — Take on a challenge. Don’t offer suggestions yet. Your domestic routine gets disrupted. Plans may have to be modified. Don’t spend too much. Resist temptation. Avoid dangerous activities. Settle down on the couch with popcorn and a movie.