TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 22). Kurt Vonnegut said, “Everything is nothing with a twist.” You savored many wins last year, but there were also losses that you’re still deciding how to handle. You’re so close to turning them into good fortune that all you need is said “twist.” The year brings creativity and personal achievement. Sagittarius, Capricorn adore you. Lucky numbers are: 8, 50, 33, 21 and 18.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are times to push yourself, give yourself tough-love talks and do an emotional powerlift. Not today. You’ll go further with gentle compassion and encouragement.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Today’s path is like a 17th-century stagecoach route, and you’re being jostled. Try and relax into the bumpy rhythm knowing that this mode is what’s available; it’s as good as any; and you’ll arrive soon enough.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It sounds like a platitude, a mediocre Pinterest infographic that is shared in moments of halfhearted solidarity. But what if it also happens to be rue? You deserve more.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People don’t automatically deserve to get all of you. There are parts of that you put on hold when you’re around people who don’t react well to them. This is self-protection and within your right.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The burning question: Whatever gave you the idea that your life should be anything other than how it is? The faster you stamp “wrong,” the more empowered, creative, capable of change you’ll be.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Too bad what you really want to say is not appropriate and will not go over well. The good thing is you have self-control and some equivalent to a diary that locks, put it there.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Relationships are like any other endeavor. If you work them the same way too many times, routines get dull. The good news is any change, even small, will inject freshness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Pick yourself up from that midday shake-up and get back to the plan. If you don’t have a plan, get back to the dreaming, thinking and believing, and then come up with a plan.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It is said that suspicion haunts the guilty mind. It also haunts the mind that’s good at critical thinking and compelled to understand the situation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s friction between thinking and feeling. Seems simpler to give the reins over to one school or the other. It won’t work. The mind and heart must each hold a strap or this thing won’t gallop.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Plan A probably won’t work, but the alphabet has 25 more letters, depending on your preferred language. If there’s anything to get better at now, it’s switching to the next plan without much fuss.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have no intention of talking about things that others don’t understand, this happens unless you keep checking that the last thing computed.


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