Horoscopes

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A spokesperson would be a big help on Monday and Tuesday, but don’t get your hopes up too high. Even if you’ve worked up a good story, the boss may not be keen on hearing it. Discretion is more advisable from Tuesday through Thursday. Negotiations are tricky, especially if one of the players isn’t playing by the same rules you are. That person’s motto is: “”All’s fair in love and war.”” The pressure on you starts to ease around Friday. That would be a good vacation day, if you can swing it. Saturday’s fabulous too — good for being with creative friends, traveling and even learning something new. Cool it on Sunday when you’ll have a less responsive audience.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Be careful if you’re involved with a creative project Monday. The seamstress in you is liable to cut two left sleeves. Better to do the planning then and Tuesday, and wait until Thursday or Friday to finish the dress. You and a shrewd partner can block an order you don’t like on Wednesday if you work together. Thursday’s good for cleaning out closets but don’t throw out your partner’s favorite old sweater. Start figuring out how much you want to make and what benefits you’d like. You’ll get more opportunities for advancement in the next few weeks beginning Friday. You might find a bonus on Saturday, probably due to your common sense. You’re so adept at using it, you could teach classes, and maybe you should. Do what you ought to Sunday morning and what you can get away with that afternoon.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Although it seems like you have nothing but green lights on Monday, take care. Don’t launch into an expensive project. Wait until you’ve considered all the possible consequences. That may not happen until Friday or Saturday. If you can wait until then your chances of success are much higher. As for the middle of the week? Research! And on Sunday? Rest and pay bills. Not necessarily in that order.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

You get things fixed up the way you want them at home on Monday, but take care. The odds are good that your roommate or partner may not like what you’ve done. Be prepared, and have a “”Plan B”” ready on Tuesday. Cookies wouldn’t hurt either. Your fantasies could be inhibited on Wednesday. Don’t fret. By Thursday you can find what you need. Confer with your partner again on Friday so you can go shopping for a really big item on Saturday. Follow your intuition along with your logic to determine your destination for the weekend. Maybe you’re trying out your new purchase on Sunday?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You may be able to delegate everything Monday but is that such a great idea? If the other person goofs up you may catch the flak Tuesday. Home’s the best place for you Tuesday night especially if you want some good lovin’. Not a bad idea since your workday on Wednesday looks challenging. You may be wrestling with a problem that night but don’t fear. Odds are good you’ll have a burst of creativity and fix everything on Thursday. Your assignment for the next few weeks, after Friday, is to share the load. It shouldn’t be too hard since somebody else will be demanding to take it. Can you give up the power? Might as well. That gives you more time to play with your sweetheart on Saturday and to rest at home Sunday.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Monday seems like a good time to ask for a raise, but is it really? No. Do the work and look cute, but don’t expect more pay for it. It isn’t likely anything will clear the bank Tuesday. Don’t complain, hit the books. Study like a demon from Tuesday through Thursday even though others may seem stuck. Studying is right for you, and you’re able, so go ahead. You should be feeling frisky, if somewhat inhibited Friday. On Saturday however, you’ve got nearly free rein. Don’t get too pushy or you’ll alienate a gentle spirit. That could cost you. You’ll get along just fine if you do what you’re told on Sunday.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

You’re charming on Monday but don’t go too far. Just because you can, isn’t a good enough reason to break the rules. If you don’t heed this advice you’ll certainly pay the consequences Tuesday. Keep a loved one’s secret Wednesday, no matter how much you’re badgered. Pay the bills Thursday, including cutting a check for yourself. Your sweetheart should be looking better and better as the sun goes into Aquarius on Friday. Look forward to a playful next few weeks, hopefully starting that night. That game could easily last through most of Saturday. By Sunday, however, you probably ought to settle down a little and get practical.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Don’t believe everything you hear Monday. Some of it may turn out to be different than you thought when you hear the rest of the story Tuesday. Choose your words carefully Wednesday and Thursday. If you play your cards right you will emerge the big winner by Thursday, much to everybody else’s surprise. If you find a windfall on Friday you can get something you’ve been wanting for your home on Saturday. Pay attention to a wise teacher Sunday.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A friend’s grand scheme is too risky Monday, as you could learn the hard way Tuesday. You’re more apt to make a killing Wednesday or Thursday if, besides knowing how to make the deal, you keep in mind a sense of what you’re worth. No matter what, you emerge triumphant Friday. You’ll gain incredible insights Saturday without much trouble at all. Do the work and you’ll get the benefits on Sunday.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You could get a nice offer on Monday but don’t spend the money yet. It could fall apart by mutual consent on Tuesday. Fall in love on Wednesday. Try something daring with new friends on Thursday as long as it’s not anything you feel you might regret. You’re not good at keeping secrets on Friday or Saturday although you’re very good at making money both days. You’re especially cute on Sunday, so, rather than work, give your favorite loved one the gift of your time instead.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re flying high Monday but don’t get giddy or somebody in authority might shoot you down Tuesday. Proceed with caution through the middle of the week. You have all the facts but somebody else might outrank you and, as you may already know, that person does not like to be shown to be a fool. You’re getting so strong that your position will become obviously right by Friday and even more so Saturday. The point will be moot by Sunday so you can afford to be generous.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You may think you’ve found the best insider information Monday but don’t bet too much. By Tuesday you’ll see it wasn’t as magnificent as advertised. Most of your suppositions are challenged Tuesday, but that’s OK. Happily, love wins over intellectual analysis. Follow your hunches through a maze Wednesday and Thursday. Nobody will be able to keep up with you and you’ll win the race. Don’t assume you know what authority figures will do Friday. Expect surprises from all of them. You might want to step back and let one of them lead you Saturday. That would make life easier. You can talk about it with your friends as you unwind Sunday.

Birthdays This Week

Jan. 15: An older person needs your help. Make the tough decisions, in return for a generous paycheck.

Jan. 16: Advance in your career so you can make more time for playing. Luckily, you already know how to work hard.

Jan. 17: You and your team are unbeatable. You have superhuman powers. You’re the energizer but a friend’s the strategist.

Jan. 18: You don’t have to do it all. You have some excellent helpers, just waiting for your orders.

Jan. 19: Friends boost you over the top this year. Promise to do something you can’t possibly accomplish on your own.

Jan. 20: You could win a lot and lose a lot this year. Whether you make a profit is the variable, but the odds are in your favor.

Jan. 21: Self-discipline’s your key to success this year. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of it.