Horoscope for January 17, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/17/14). Add discipline to passion for growth this year. Career, finances and romance thrive naturally with routine practices. Maintain fitness into your busy schedule. Family and friends occupy your winter, while romance heats up during spring and summer. By autumn, strengthen shared financial practices for mutual benefit. Go for the greatest good. Breathe in the 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 7 — Talk about work issues before personal. A friend can get through where you can’t. Test new recipes in private. Do without something you really don’t need. Laugh with kids. Love fills all the crevices.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — A talented friend helps you make a great connection. Share great ideas. Graciously accept the gifts you’ve been given. Provide leadership, and participate with gusto. Encourage the team without provoking jealousies. Bring it on home.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 6 — A social event provides surprises. An important message finally comes through. Listen without arguing or interrupting. Take what you get. Think through what you truly need. Intuition illuminates career matters. Provide information. Don’t make expensive promises.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — You get a bright financial idea resulting in unexpected bounty. Surprise them with your smooth moves. Give away something you don’t need. Look to the future and free your imagination. Plan a voyage to somewhere exotic.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Tally your winnings, and watch spending. Accept whatever fringe benefits are offered. Wait on important negotiations. An unusual development changes the game. Consider all options. Make a call you’ve delayed. Talk about enthusiasms. Relax and enjoy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 6 — A puzzle piece comes in from far away. Consider someone’s fantastic scheme. At work, talk is cheap; check it against your logic. Ask for the budget. It’s easier to explain new material. Upgrade equipment as needed.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — A loved one helps you solve a problem. Change is good; it makes life easier. Find another way to work smarter. Creativity pays well now. Go back to the drawing board. Get the right tools for the job.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Go along with a partner’s crazy suggestion; it’s a great idea. A new assignment arrives soon. Calm down someone nervous or irritated by showing love. Heed critics. Enact a solid plan and status could rise.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — Tune up your sound system. Rest for an upcoming assignment. Walk through the plan together before advancing. You can solve the puzzle. Check in with a family member. Keep monitoring the debate. Review the manual.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 5 — Planning ahead can be especially useful. There may be minor resistance. Provide advance notice before changes of scenery. Confer with family. You can solve the puzzle. Learn quickly. Children surprise you. Compromise is achieved.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — Get together with family. Hold onto what’s important and let small stuff go. Avoid temptation to brag. Get a deal in writing. Set rules and stick to them. Depend on your intuition. Receive a surprise.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 6 — Your muse guides a creative process. An insight comes in a dream. Share with someone who gets it. A change at the top alters the game. Friends help you make the right choice. Convince a skeptic.