Horoscope for January 18, 2015

Today’s Birthday (01/18/15). Take big ground in accomplishing long-term goals this year, with practical, persistent action. Winter retrospection prepares for a busy spring. Creativity and communications expand after 3/20. Teamwork provides the necessary glue. New partnership and professional opportunities blossom after 4/8. Travels and studies especially flourish after October, although home duties could clip your wings. Follow your heart.

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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 an 8 — Expect more responsibility over the next few days. Career opportunities require your attention. It’s possible to realize a dream. Choose your direction. Circumstances dictate the next move. Your friends are impressed. Invest in home, family, land and real estate.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — An educational adventure beckons today and tomorrow. Set long-range goals and apply yourself. Past deeds speak well for you. Fill out forms and buy tickets. Develop your marketing pitch. Count your chickens later. Return a kindness.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is an 8 — Money’s coming in. Reconsider seemingly impossible dreams. To avoid a potential problem, play the game exactly by the book. Manage finances. A theory gets challenged. Finish up old business, and file papers where you can find them again.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 9 — It’s easier to delegateĀ for the next couple of days. You and a partner are in sync. News comes from afar. Find ways to economize. Work together to grow your endeavor. You can accomplish miracles by collaborating.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is an 8 — Focus on your work for the next couple of days. Get actively involved in the job. Balance any stress or pressure with exercise, especially in nature. Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, so you can serve others.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — The perfect solution appears. Love and happiness rule today and tomorrow. Prioritize playfulness. Practice what you love doing. Invite people who share your interests to play along. Remind them how much fun you can have together.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is an 8 — Household matters need attention now. Clean up a mess and beautify your surroundings. Get assistance from family and housemates. Encourage each other. It’s amazing the kind of difference a little color can make. Feed the troops.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 9 — Your ability to concentrate gets enhanced marvelously for the next two days. You’ve got the words… sit down and put them down. Your network approves. Accept a promise from a creative partner. Repeat what worked before. Share inspiration.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 9 — Okay, now the money’s rolling in. Build momentum to realize a dream. Doors that seemed locked now open. Discuss your vision for the future. Expand the game you’re playing. Strengthen and build support. Develop infrastructure and team players.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 9 — Take on the leadership role today and tomorrow. You’re growing stronger with the Sun and Moon in your sign. You can make dreams come true, if you’re willing to work for it. Do it for home and family.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is an 8 — Finish up an old project today and tomorrow. Follow a passion. Consider the emotional and spiritual benefits of doing what you love. Seek out inspiration. Get ready to play. Consider all possibilities. Make plans and schedule actions.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is an 8 — Schedule time with friends. They are the wind in your sails. Together, your passion increases. Self-discipline propels you to success. Work with team players today and tomorrow. Diligent collaboration produces amazing results. Let the party begin!