Updated: February 19, 2013 11:46AM
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013: This year you will make an unusually strong effort to keep the peace; however, remember that you are human. You will remain responsive to others’ demands only to a certain point. You will be coming from a place of clarity and compassion, even in your professional life. If you are single, a serious yet attractive member of the opposite sex strolls right through your door. This event is far more likely to occur during the second half of your birthday year. If you are attached, the two of you have serious talks and become more accepting of each other. ARIES is likely to trigger a reaction from you.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
★ ★ ★ ★: Avoid getting into a situation where control is the major issue. Once that behavior is eliminated or toned down, you will be able to see the feelings behind the manipulation. A partner could be uptight about a money matter.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
★ ★: Pull back and do some thinking before acting on an evolving situation with a difficult loved one. You might want to stop making judgments. When you walk in this person’s shoes, you will gain a very different perspective.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
★ ★ ★ ★: A meeting energizes you to become more proactive about a long-term goal or desire. It is you who will need to make this happen. Work or a matter you deal with on a daily basis might be bringing you down. Consider accepting an invitation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
★ ★ ★: Step forward, and be willing to take a stand with someone who makes many demands. This person is not a good fit with your personality. A partner might be unusually controlling. You might need to subtly root out the issue.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Keep reaching out to experts or people you respect for advice. When you hit a roadblock, you might want a different take on how to bypass it. A matter involving real estate or your personal life could mark a decision.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Relate to an associate directly. You’ll hear what this person is saying, but you might wonder if there is a hidden agenda behind his or her words. Do not be overserious in a conversation, yet be sure to express your bottom line.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Defer to a strong-willed associate or friend. Apparently, this person has a strong vision for what needs to happen. Having your trust makes him or her feel good. Whether this fact is true is another question! Your choices often are made from a realistic perspective.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
★ ★ ★: Pace yourself, as you could have a lot to do. You might hit a wall in a discussion, or perhaps someone seems to be pulling away. His or her perception of you might be the same. Be more open, and make time in the near future for a long-overdue talk.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
★ ★ ★ ★: Stay focused regarding an important conversation. A disagreement could emerge over a financial issue with a partner or loved one. Look at what exists below that surface. What is he or she really asking for? Tap into your imagination for answers.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
★ ★: You have a lot going on around your home and personal life. You could have a very strong reaction to a discussion. You’ll become quite controlling, if you are not careful. In that mindset, you will hit a stalemate.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
★ ★ ★ ★: Do not stand on ceremony. Everyone will be happier once there is resolution, and the answer is in your hands. You need to get past a personal issue. The issue arose long before a key person became involved in the present scenario.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
★ ★ ★: Be aware of the costs of a problem that evolves. One path might be hard on your ego. A different path involves spending more money than you would like to. Deal with your strong feelings first, and you’ll come up with positive responses.