Horoscopes

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Get an adversary to put in a good word for you to the boss on Monday, but make sure the payback is something you’ll be able to afford. Ask for the raise on Tuesday and reimbursement for past favors. Put the final touches on your plan with teammates Wednesday. Thursday’s stop and go all day, as you find last-minute problems. Get your priorities into order over the weekend, with love, of course, coming first.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Set a practical theme for your travels on Monday and Tuesday. You can make that excursion tax deductible and still have a fabulous time. You can benefit from changes at the top on Wednesday and Thursday if you play your cards carefully. Remind the boss how trustworthy you are and cause your resources, as well as responsibilities, to increase. Everybody wants into your pockets on Friday and Saturday. Save up, instead, for a worthy cause you’ll find on Sunday.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

If you brown bag it on Monday and Tuesday, you can save enough for a nice excursion on Wednesday. Let a fascinating foreigner talk you out of your dull routine. You’ll be in the mood to do the same on Thursday and Friday, but there’s almost too much confusion. Work interferes with play, but play triumphs, at home. Don’t go far on Friday, or Saturday, either. Provide what an older person needs, and you’ll be generously rewarded on Sunday.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Your partner’s kind of bossy on Monday and Tuesday, but don’t put up much of a fuss. You could reap heretofore unimagined benefits. Research a likely investment on Wednesday, so you can move quickly when the time is right on Thursday. If you know what you’re doing, you can make a sweet deal. Don’t let a gossip ruin your plans on Friday. Trust your intuition instead. Sleep in on Saturday. Traveling early isn’t a good idea anyway. Postpone your trip until Sunday, and it’ll be much more relaxing.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Friends think you’re the best one for the job on Monday and Tuesday, so prove them right. Make plans with your partner on Wednesday, but don’t get rigid. There are bound to be surprises on Thursday and Friday, and not all pleasant. Take them one at a time, and don’t worry. The overall outcome looks positive if you mind your manners. Save your receipts on Saturday. Odds are good you’ll get something you later decide to take back. Sunday you’re more likely to get what you really like, but you don’t mind going into debt then, either. Better take your analytical friend’s advice, instead of following your own whim on that one.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A romantic connection is worth the trouble to get there, on Monday and/or Tuesday. Sure, the work is piling up, but that’s OK. Wednesday and Thursday are about nothing else, anyway. A project you’ve been anticipating finally starts and stops and starts, in fits and spurts. Schedule a relaxing conversation with your favorite listener for Friday, close to home. Something you thought you had figured out could backfire Saturday, but by Sunday the bugs should all be eradicated.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Love beckons on Monday and Tuesday, but you’re not quite ready yet. Finish household chores and decoration, so you can relax on Wednesday. Plans you’re making show great promise then, but difficulties are encountered on Thursday and Friday. Keep talking, and you’ll figure out how to fix just about everything together. You’ll lose patience on Saturday if costs run higher than expected. Keep shopping until Sunday, and you’re more likely to find the perfect thing.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

It’s back to the books for you on Monday and Tuesday, to fix an annoying problem at home. You may be pleased with your success on Wednesday, but don’t gloat. It’s too likely you’ll find more trouble on Thursday. Ignore a minor disagreement with your mate on Friday. Love triumphs quite nicely that day, much to your mutual delight. Be careful on Saturday to not break something expensive. Make playing with your sweetheart the top priority for Sunday.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Help out a friend and earn a bonus on Monday and Tuesday. Study up on Wednesday for the test that’s coming Thursday. And, don’t believe everything you hear on Friday. Do your own investigation and get more of what you want. You’ve got a mess on your hands Saturday. Don’t avoid it, just do the best you can, and you’ll have a snuggly nest to relax in by Sunday.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A friend thinks you can do it on Monday and Tuesday, so let yourself be convinced. The money looks too easy on Wednesday, and the problems start showing up on Thursday and Friday. You’re kept hopping, but you’re up to the challenge. Don’t bother to run errands on Saturday. Save them for Sunday, and you’re more apt to find what you’re seeking.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Gather up the resources and information you still need on Monday and Tuesday. By Wednesday you should be almost ready to launch. There will be delays, you can count on that. It could be late Thursday or Friday before you actually get going. This is as it should be, so don’t push. You might break something. You might also get disappointing news late Friday or early Saturday. An older person is making more demands, but that’s also OK. You’ll have a better result when you’re finally done. Use some of that bounty you’ve recently acquired to fix up your place on Sunday.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

A close friend and a distant one both have good advice on Monday and Tuesday. Listen to them. Don’t completely ignore your inner voices, just don’t be intimidated by them. And, don’t believe Wednesday’s job will be as easy as it looks, either. It gets complicated on Thursday and Friday. Plan carefully and be prepared for just about anything. Complying with an older person’s whims is a whole new challenge Saturday, but the tide’s in your favor. By this weekend, you can be resting in the lap of luxury.

Birthdays This Week

Jan. 22: The pressure’s on, but it’s your own decision. Push hard to make a fantasy come true.

Jan. 23: You’ve got the talent, that’s obvious. Now, prove you’ve also got the common sense. Follow an older person’s advice.

Jan. 24: You’re creative, confident and powerful this year! Be compassionate, too, and you’ll take home all the prizes.

Jan. 25: You’re facing a few tough puzzles, but don’t even worry. If you didn’t have a challenge or two, you’d get bored!

Jan 26: You can win the respect you deserve and the money to go with it. Don’t let a setback stop you; come back with the facts.

Jan. 27: Shrewd planning and extensive research are required. Don’t take anything for granted, and success can be yours.

Jan. 28: You’re blessed with a combination of mental and emotional energy. You’ll be both analytical and compassionate if you’re wise.