Horoscope for January 11, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/11/14). Innovation and brilliant thinking bless the first month of the new year, as Mercury enters Aquarius today. Reinvent yourself around love and romance, which peaks from May to July. Share deep conversations. Keep whittling down debt. Step up to a new level around health and fitness, and play with friends. Apply your genius to your passions.

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 7 — Your charm magnet is working. Sweet admiration arrives. There’s no such thing as a stupid question, but your timing could be off. Brilliance and innovation come with Mercury in Aquarius this month. Results arise when discipline mingles with passion.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — Do what you love long enough and profit. Creative ideas offer new possibilities. Buy what you need at home. Stay there instead of going out, and play together. Rest when necessary.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — Personal matters need attention. Sweetness helps. Don’t take a situation at face value. Listen to more than words; also notice body language and mood. You understand the history. Love and appreciation increase value.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 —  Rest and recuperate today and tomorrow. Build your physical strength. For three weeks, track earnings and revise your budget. Collect on an old debt. Accept more responsibility.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Work out your plan privately. Sell things you no longer want. Negotiate creatively this month. Let a partner do the talking. Rely on technical experts. Seek mentoring from a master. Stay objective.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 7 — Anticipate changes and give up control. Others contribute. A brilliant idea arrives unexpectedly; it’s not an illusion. Someone with more experience offers encouragement. Discussions get logical. You’re gaining wisdom.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — Get into your studies. Brilliance, innovation and beauty surge with persistence. Provide motivation to a partner or friend. Your luck’s shifting for the better. Take a career opportunity.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — Handle financial matters today and tomorrow without distraction. Listen to all the ideas presented. Consider the history when planning strategy. Balance duty with pleasure.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is an 8 — Respect age and authority. Discover good company and wise counsel. You don’t have to do everything; delegate to manage a change in plans. If someone points out a blind spot, consider her/his view.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is an 8 — Take the high ground. Establish the rules. Your team is hot. Focus on productive action today and tomorrow. Don’t over-extend. There’s lots of money to be made in the next month. Provide beauty and great service.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

Today is an 8 — For about three weeks, you’ll learn very quickly. You’re exceptionally charming and brilliant with Mercury in your sign. Delight in witty conversation. Build on basics.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Bring your vision into practical reality and get further than expected. Beautify your space. Your thinking turns to private matters. Discover the truth. Rely on experience and whom you know.