Horoscope for January 2, 2015

Today’s Birthday (01/02/15). Grow your family fortune this year. Your pragmatic actions produce results. Invent big personal goals and achieve them. Reaffirm bonds with a partner. Retrospection provides insight. Communications thrive after 3/20. Romantic sparks kindle into flame after 4/8, and your social status rises. Travels and education in October lead to a new domestic phase. Provide steady love.

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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 — Listen to your senses. Let others share expenses. Avoid confusion over financial agreements. Don’t lend or borrow. Friends offer good ideas and support. Get creative, and there between the wildest speculation and most boring option will be the perfect solution.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

 Today is a 7 — Provide leadership. Bargain, but don’t quibble. Hold out for what you want, nicely. Offer assistance. At least one of your ideas will work. Sweep illusions aside. You can beat the odds. Let off steam with crazy old friends.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

 Today is a 7 — There’s an unexpected bonus or loss around now. Keen insight occurs. Do later travel and launching endeavors. Make sure you know what’s required before committing funds or time. Plan well, and provide great service. Exceed your own expectations.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

 Today is a 7 — Peace and quiet soothe and restore you. Rest and relax as much as possible. Don’t make expensive promises. Allow yourself to stare out the window. Daydream. Collaboration and teamwork produce unexpected results. Brilliant insights come when unsought.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

 Today is a 6 — Ignore distractions. Allow your intuition to work. Things may not go according to plan. Your partner’s suggestion may not be realistic. Stay objective. Discover a hidden benefit or sweet deal. Pay back a debt. Friends provide the key.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

 Today is a 7 — Decode messages. Change tactics at work. Don’t act blindly… do more planning. Notice what you’re doing inefficiently. Accept assistance and relax. In a surprising development, let your mate talk you into doing something slightly bizarre, but fun.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

 Today is a 6 — Caution works better than impulsive reactions. Take time to back up intuition with research. Figure out a solution. Employ the latest technology. Everything else falls into place. Postpone romance and gambling for the time being. Get creative.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

 Today is a 7 — Pursuing fantasies could lead to great disappointments. Don’t fall for a trick. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Stick to reliable investments. Try new flavors or scenery. Share a personal vision with a loved one.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

 Today is a 6 — Stick to practical objectives with a partner. Aim for concrete goals and an unexpected boon could propel your efforts. Fantasies fade away. Don’t run away from an icky household chore. Just do it and it’s over soon.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

 Today is a 7 — Keep asking questions. A very creative moment provides a variety of new options. Costs can vary widely. Research, plan and budget. Cut the frills. Don’t over-indulge in celebrations. You have something valuable. Your work provides personal reward.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

 Today is a 6 — Follow the option that offers the most fun. Carve out time for hobbies, sports and passions. Cash in your coupons and stock up on whatever you need. Find a treasure you’d forgotten. Someone’s saying nice things about you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

 Today is a 7 — Home and friends offer unexpected diversions. Stick to practical goals or get sucked into the couch. Talk and speculate about what you’d love. Let yourself get lost in dreams about the future. Meditate and imagine. Address fears directly. Support family.