January 11, 2007
Published: Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 11:30 p.m.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put a positive spin on things. Make presentations and phone contacts now while people are in a generous and forgiving mood. Push through short-term deals or make a quick sale or two.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Foil failure before it occurs. Potential misunderstandings will wilt if you remain straightforward and as honest as the day is long. The lottery ticket purchased today might pay off.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get help from unexpected sources. The competition may join forces today to share information or improve the overall situation. Professionals know it's true that united we stand, divided we fall.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't play outside your league. Conversations may be misleading - or you could get carried away by unrealizable desires. Obtain sensible advice from professionals before signing contracts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Spell optimism with a capital "O." Get sound advice from authority figures. Start important projects of a short-term nature that require the good will of the public or cooperation from others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Facts can be manipulated. Hold off on making crucial financial decisions or making changes in banking habits for the moment. Be proud of children or creative efforts - but don't expect miracles.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep your feet on the ground. For a few hours you may fall prey to self-deception or allow your emotional state to override common sense. Relatives may provide a good sounding board.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't inadvertently rub salt in old wounds. Hold off on making important phone calls or offers. This is a good time to let your reputation for honesty and integrity act as a safeguard.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Give an inch and gain a mile. A willingness to cooperate or compromise can spell success. Be aware of a tendency to hear only what you want to hear where money is concerned.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Think things through. Be rational with the details, facts and figures, but be warm and generous with people. Numbers don't care how you handle them, but people don't always add up.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Give yourself permission to expect the very best from others. If you must ask for favors they will very likely be granted. However, there may be strings attached to any long-term projects or plans.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Use good judgment. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. Discussions may zigzag from the point or otherwise go astray, so steer clear of conversations that require clear thinking.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Ambition is a spur to accomplishment. February and June could be frustrating, as you have opportunities for success and the enthusiasm to pursue your dreams but may be held back by past obligations, errors or a lack of an essential requirement. Rather than giving up or throwing in the towel, plod along with determination and take the necessary exam again, pay off the debt or work hard to please a boss. In August you are very likely to be rewarded for your efforts, or be the recipient of a favor or opportunity that you will be in a position to accept. This will foster an important change for the better.