AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): Change is in the air, and when it comes to work, you can easily make it change for the better. Show that you’re both a team player and an innovative thinker — and show these things to someone in a position to help you implement those big ideas and smart plans you’ve been quietly working on. You could find yourself in charge of a project that’ll look really excellent on your resume — and might even get you a bonus or raise.
PISCES (Feb 19 – March 20): Not judging a book by its cover is key now, especially when you’re meeting new people. A person who seems like your polar opposite may be bringing you a fascinating new perspective — but not if you decide prematurely that you don’t like them. Engage your natural openmindedness and give each new person — and idea — a chance, and then maybe another one. The bonus is that your karma will pros-per as well.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19): A friend in need may be a friend indeed, but this can also mean they’re a pain in the behind. While it may be slightly excruciating, you yourself will need to exercise your patience muscle when it comes to platonic relationships now. If they need to vent about work, or their honey, or the price of gas — and vent, and vent — it’s your duty to make sympathetic noises, at least for a certain amount of time.
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): Sure, you could win that tug-of-war — with your follow through, that’s a game you’re pretty much un-beatable at — but is it really something you want to commit yourself to? Take a while longer to assess the situation and your would-be opponent. Perhaps there’s a way to turn this into a much more immediate — and happier — win-win type of thing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you’re selling the Brooklyn Bridge, there’s no shortage of buy-ers right now, and you’re entirely capable of talking circles around just about anyone. While exercising your mighty powers of communication is a powerful thrill, you’ll also want to engage your ethics and your sense of fair play. Giving them a line of bull or making their heads spin just because you can isn’t so good for the ol’ karma.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The rest of the world’s going into hustle-and-bustle mode, but you’re in the mood to stay in bed with a good book — or a good person. Playing hooky might be a possibility, but if you’re short on sick days, put on your fuzziest, coziest sweater and face the day to the best of your ability. If you play your cards right, you can probably knock off early and head home to your love nest — and what a relief it’ll be.
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22): Usually you like a little buttering up, but right now someone’s applying the spread to the wrong side of the bread. Whether it’s someone in your family or a member of your extended family of friends, this flattery doesn’t seem to be getting them anywhere — in fact, they may be losing ground in your estimation. Set your disdain aside and let the situation unfold a bit. You’d want a little slack if you were in their shoes.
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22): Both sides of the bed as well as the foot of it are the wrong side to get up on, and add to that your shoelace will probably break, your bus will be late or you’ll forget about that important meeting. How do you fix this horrible, no-good, very-bad-day spell? Break your routine — take yourself out for a nice lunch, take a long walk, take the rest of the day off. Calling a friend and venting — and laughing — might help, too.
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22): You’ve had your natural diplomacy running in high gear for some time with regard to a given situation — perhaps work related, maybe in the romantic realm or maybe just with your car mechanic — but you, too, have your limits. Call off your peace-keeping mission before you totally burn yourself out. A little conflict doesn’t have to be scary, and it can even be quite productive. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): The stars are sending some intriguing and unexpected stuff your way, particularly when it comes to the realm of romance. Someone very out-of-place — your boss, the mail carrier, a stranger on the street or a character in a book — can provide you with some simple advice that will enlighten your heart in a pretty amazing way. As for your existing or next love connection, it may very well be in a very strange package now, too.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Your internal editor — that little something that intervenes between what goes on upstairs and what you say — is taking the day off. While it’s putting its feet up somewhere and enjoying a drink with an umbrella in it, those around you are subject to your genius-containing monologues, your sudden brilliant plays-on-words, your outbursts about how the world should be and more. Just have an apology ready in case you inadvertently put your foot in that wide-open mouth.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): Money and the future are mingling in the stars, and perhaps they should be in your mind as well. When’s the last time you gave some thought to planning your longer-term finances? And when’s the last time you paid more than the minimum on your credit card bill — or even made a deposit into your savings or retirement account? Put your practical side to work: a book, a banker or a friend can help.