Horoscope for January 19, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/19/14). Love remains the common thread this year, with friends, family and someone fascinating. Romance blooms naturally. The personal growth you’ve been cultivating for the last few years flowers after July.Take on renovated fitness routines for best results. Career and finances thrive with your normal discipline. Include time for spiritual or philosophical inquiry. Shout your love from mountaintops.

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 — Love the people you’re with. And help them do the same. Start planning a new project. Stand firm on your priorities. It’s off to work you go for the next two days. Schedule carefully.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Work on arts or crafts. No excuses. Plan some fun for today and tomorrow, and score big with creative output. Modify your dream to fit reality. Fantasies prove flimsy. Make something with your hands.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — Discover that a dream reflects reality. Stay close to home for a few days. Don’t get too wildly speculative. Make household decisions. Limit outside influences. Assess what’s missing and go after it. Tend your garden.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 6 — Study and organize for the next two days. Practice something you love to do. Dip into savings for something you’ve been needing. Your imagination’s afire. Add one decorative item. Get outdoors and breathe today and tomorrow.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — A blinding insight opens new avenues of profit. Avoid or be gracious to detractors. Simmer ideas. Try some of them out. Contemplate the costs. Stand up for yourself. Fill the orders and rake in the dough.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — You’re gaining a distinct advantage, with high energy today and tomorrow. Review and revise your routines. Check details. Your own assignment requires thought to figure out. Personal matters need attention, too. Watch out, world!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — Conserve resources, without worrying about the money. Love flows over and through you. Release tension and stress with deep breathing. Get organized before taking action. Don’t schedule a meeting for now; later is better.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Friends or family could use support. Dreams could seem blocked or further away. Figure out what to give up. You’re there for each other. Consider long-term plans in light of the current reality. Schedule carefully. Maintain objectivity.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 6 — Crazy dreams seem possible. Water is involved. You get tested today and tomorrow, with a disagreement about priorities. Assume more responsibility. Don’t confuse fiction with the truth. Stay grounded with exercise and quiet time.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Don’t travel quite yet. Don’t let a treasure slip through your fingers. Go ahead and make plans. Study to avoid a con game. The news affects your decisions today and tomorrow. Limit spending to essentials.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 6 — Study ways to make and keep lots of money, and save it in a safe place. Fall in love all over again. Overcome a temporary weakness. The next two days seem transformative. Your suppositions get challenged.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 6 — Start a new phase in your relationship. Appearances can deceive. Focus on peacemaking. New work’s coming. Make sure you understand what’s being requested. Consult a good strategist. Sensitivities become obvious. Keep making improvements.