January 17, 2006
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 1:13 a.m.
ARIES (March 21-April 19):Stick to what you know. When faced by a lavish smorgasbord, choices can be overwhelming. Following through with the exotic or unknown might be tempting, but could cause an upset.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Popularity can go to your head. You seem friendly and outgoing, so others may flock to your side and this could impede your progress. An innovation might please you today but irk you tomorrow.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Expand your mind. Go to the library, explore the Internet, gather information and knowledge. Study skills get a boost and you are capable of deep thinking.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do what you want to do. Your world might revolve around a certain someone, but your desires and wishes must be satisfied, too. Be aware of changing moods, rules, and requirements.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't be deterred by distractions. An unexpected opportunity could cause you to shift gears at an inconvenient time. Friends, companions or a social event could interrupt a key initiative.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Interesting ideas are hatching. Your balance may be precarious early in the day, so don't shake up finances or quaver about relationships. Remember what happened to Humpty Dumpty.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Shake a tail feather. Your attractions depend upon being outrageous and flamboyant. Being friendly will work wonders for self-esteem; others who sense your openness will flock to your side.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There aren't any crop circles in your field. While the odd and unique might titillate certain individuals, this is the time to stick to a steady path. Don't wander far a field of your goals.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There are things more important than ambition. But this is the time to make ambitions reality. It is counterproductive to be sidetracked by friends - or by the desire for change.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can make the climb if you've done the time. Although your dedicated efforts and the energy you've applied to business might seem futile at this point, there is solid progress you can't see.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't drop the ball. The desire to be the center of attention or to show off your entertaining skills can leave you floundering far from the goal posts. Avoid making impulsive purchases.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't serve guesswork to your guests. You may dream up some whimsical ideas that aren't viable. Facts and figures are just the thing to whet the appetite of cronies or business partners.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: A year of contrasts is looming on the horizon, but if you play your cards right you will end up with the pot. Use sound business judgment and ask for the opinions of those in the know during the next several months. You possess great ambitions, but might be attracted by something that isn't as it seems. Your great energy and stamina will see you through August when you should eschew vacations and keep your nose firmly to the grindstone. For the best success, launch new initiatives or accept opportunities that are dropped in your lap during October and November.