Horoscope January 17, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/17/15). It’s easier this year to take professional efforts to the next level. Advance long-term dreams and grow savings. Winter hibernation, planning and organization leads to a creative flowering by springtime. New partnership opportunities arise after April. Exploration and discovery spark your interest this autumn. Balance studies with family needs. Work together for what you love, and obstacles evaporate

Alex Lopez and Nancy Black

Today’s Birthday (01/17/15).

Aries (March 21-April 19) —

Today is an 8 — There’s more money coming your way. Improve your working conditions. Get help building your dream. Where and what would you love to study? Share a pleasant surprise with someone sweet. Focus on taking care of others. Accept assistance.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — Friends can help you solve a problem. Confer with your team. Invite great players. Check out an interesting suggestion. Optimism rules. Get organized, and determine the budget. Handle paperwork and contracts. Find wisdom in what others say.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is an 8 — Your teammate breaks through and overcomes a barrier. Do the drill and get the results. Celebrate with a treat on the town. Point out the positives and acknowledge what it took. Enjoy each other. Collaboration thrives.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 9 — Pleasant surprises favor work in progress. Grab a new opportunity. You love it! Clean up. Coax, rather than ordering. Reinforce an old bond. Provide excellent service. It’s a good day to double-date with a sibling. Get outside.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Play to have the most fun. Spend a windfall on household comfort. Practice your art. Make something with your hands. Find the fascinating side of your job and profit from your passion. There’s an optimistic forecast.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Lucky surprises arise at home. It’s a good time to ask for money. Increase your luxury level. Consider crazy ideas. Follow a creative leader, and learn from a genius. Teach as you learn. You’re discovering valuable resources.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Your plan is ingenious! Get lost in creative work. Allow for magic. Everything seems possible. Invent how you want it to be. Set rates you can live with. Gather valuable information. Thank your team. Share the news.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 9 — Sheer brilliance gets profitable. The group suggests answers to a problem. Discover the key to a locked door. Spend some to make more. Trust your friends to know what you like. A romantic adventure beckons. Celebrate together.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 9 — Take some personal time, and get a new outfit or style. Let your light shine. Solve a domestic situation beautifully. Pleasant surprises could alter plans. An unexpected guest or positive outcome is worth the minor disruption.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — Get outdoors if weather permits. Thoughtful rumination in nature soothes your spirit. Make plans and think out strategies. It’s a good time to ask for money. Consider what you’ve learned. Keep ears, eyes and mind open.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — Support your community, and they support you. Friends have what you need, and you have talents to share with them, too. Consider all possibilities. Change appears before your eyes. Share information and adapt as a group. Work together.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 7 — Good news lands at work. You’re building favor. Present the bigger picture as seen in the details. Be willing to step outside your old comfort zone. Your team supports you. A brilliant insight helps with a domestic goal.