Horoscope for January 31, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/31/14). This year growth and fulfillment come from creative fun with people you love and admire. Mercury enters Pisces (until 2/13): communicate compassion and dreams. Meditate and exercise, to balance busy work and social life. Practice childlike fascination. Use intuition to find joy and passion; grow it with disciplined action. Infuse it into career for tangible results. Express your 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 — For about four weeks, your dreams seem prophetic, with Mercury in Pisces. Love comes easier with Venus direct today. Don’t get greedy. Do without something that could serve another better than you. Share with friends.

Taurus (April 20 — May 20) 

Today is a 7 — For about four weeks, expand your influence. Listen carefully to others for the gold in their words. Team projects go very well. Create new possibilities with difficult relationships. It’s getting easier to get along.

Gemini (May 21 — June 20)

Today is an 8 — Follow the rules, even if it seems harder. There may be short-term financial shortage. But this next month with Mercury in Pisces, new career opportunities and investments arise. Relax and let it all out. You’ll be fabulous.

Cancer (June 21 — July 22) 

Today is a 7 — For about four weeks, your interests turn to philosophy, metaphysics or spirituality. Dissolve limits. It’s getting easier to make money with Venus direct, and to compromise. There’s an art to growing prosperity. Plan the garden.

Leo (July 23 — Aug. 22)

Today is an 8 — You’re very attractive now. For about four weeks, your work gets more fun and profitable. Ask for what you think the work is worth. Organize finances. Reward your discipline with a delicious flavor or experience. Invite a partner.

Virgo (Aug. 23 — Sept. 22) 

Today is a 9 — Listen to the competition carefully for the next four weeks, and learn useful strategies to improve your own performance and service. Emphasize those qualities you have which others admire. Visualize success. Love and money come easier now.

Libra (Sept. 23 — Oct. 22) 

Today is a 7 — Face something you’ve been avoiding, and discover freedom. New opportunities are opening up. No need to broadcast your strategy. Build the fun factor at home and work. Fix up your space to reflect this.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 — Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — It’s getting easier to earn and save. For the next four weeks with Mercury in Pisces, you’re exceptionally persuasive. Capture your thoughts onto paper. There’s love all around at home. Soak it up.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 — Dec. 21) 

Today is a 7 — You may crave travel, but resist temptation to spend your savings. Luckily, for the next month, you’ll do your best thinking at home. Accept support from a partner more easily now that Venus is direct.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 — Jan. 19) 

Today is a 9 — Things go better than expected, especially regarding business and finances. For the next four weeks, you’re even smarter than normal. Consult an expert in the areas where you have less experience. A female adds an artistic flourish.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 — Feb. 18) 

Today is a 9 — Your desires realize with greater ease, with Venus direct. Obstacles seem like nothing to you with the Moon in your sign. You’re hot today and tomorrow. For about four weeks, it’s easier to finish old business. Celebrate a windfall.

Pisces (Feb. 19 — March 20) 

Today is a 7 — Work moves forward harmoniously now. For the next four weeks with Mercury in your sign, you’re even smarter than usual, and team projects go well. Capture your love in artistic expression. Share it.