Today’s birthday (Monday, Jan. 18, 2016) This year you will accomplish a lot by letting go of a need to be so structured all the time. If you hang loose, your creativity might help you come up with an unusually dynamic idea or project. Be open to new styles and different outlooks. If you are single, this new you attracts many suitors. Your love life will experience quite a jolt. If you are attached, the two of you will venture into new turf, where you will become more present. A trip could play a significant role in your year, even if you opt to be armchair travelers together. Taurus can be more stubborn than you are.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Curb a tendency to take a dramatic stance on a money matter. You have a lot of energy focused on ironing out a problem in your daily life. You’ll find the perfect solution, and quickly at that. Your intuition encourages you to follow a certain path. Tonight: Revise your budget.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Your smile draws many people toward you. You often come off as being much gentler and more flexible than you really are. You have the ability to make up your mind about an issue rather quickly. Pace yourself when dealing with a creative project. Tonight: Make it your treat.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) You might be feeling as if something is off or as if someone is heading your way. Make sure that the different aspects of a key matter are sorted out, and that you are updated about the details of this situation. Then relax and see what comes down the pike. Tonight: Get some sleep.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) You might feel as if you can achieve whatever you desire most. Use this moment well, and don’t let yourself get distracted. Later in the week, you won’t feel as positive or as assertive as you do now. Know what you expect from a conversation. Tonight: Catch up on a pal’s news.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) You are on top of your game. Are you willing to assume responsibility and help others achieve this same feeling of confidence? Your leadership could make or break a situation. Weigh the pros and cons carefully before making any decisions. Tonight: Out till the wee hours.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 66666 Be willing to reach out to someone who doesn’t often express his or her caring, but is breaking that pattern now. You could feel uncomfortable yet delighted with this change. Your imagination goes to a new level when brainstorming. Tonight: Make an important call.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 6666 Oneon-one relating takes on a whole new dimension with a new set of possibilities. You might decide that this type of relating is the only one that works with others. Confusion surrounds a daily routine. Try to clarify by asking key questions. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might be more fiery and determined than you have been in a while. How you handle a personal matter could be different from how you initially had intended because of some suppressed anger. Avoid lashing out at someone you care about. Tonight: Go with the flow.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 6666 You need to pace yourself. A slow but steady pace works well. A controlling person could affect your plans. You can ignore this person’s actions and just continue as if you had never had an interaction; just be aware of the ramifications of your actions. Tonight: Off to the gym.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You will be very direct, and it will be reflected in your actions. Some people might back away because of your controlling nature. Your imagination, when shared, tends to help others relax and open up. Use your charm well. Tonight: Soften up a little for better results.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You could be much more anchored than you realize. Notice what is happening with a family member. You might want to be more supportive, even if you can’t identify with this person. Try to relate to his or her predicament, and don’t make judgments. Tonight: Out late.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Communication takes a weird turn. You could feel as if you have pushed too hard, perhaps without realizing it. You most likely were reacting to a controlling or strong-willed person in your life. Step back, and everything will work out. Tonight: Catch up on others’ news.
The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult. Readers can write Jacqueline Bigar at jacquelinebigar.com.