Horoscopes

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The emphasis is on you Monday and Tuesday. You’re the star of the show, so put on a great performance. Gather information on your next big technical purchase Wednesday. Think about it Thursday, before you buy. A slight financial setback Friday could change your plans and help you make up your mind. You’re in a pensive mood Saturday, and you’ll want to stay close to home Sunday. A favorite meal with family puts everything right.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You may feel like you’re getting pushed around at work on Monday or Tuesday. By Wednesday you’ll be on your feet again, and on Thursday you could be the eloquent spokesperson for your side. The positive impression you’re making could lead to more responsibility, and more pay, on Friday. Don’t take on the former without the latter. Saturday is also good for making money and finding new ways to save it. You’re apt to be late for a date on Sunday, so set a flexible time.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

The plans you make with friends on Monday and Tuesday seem more like fantasy than fact, but that’s fine. On Wednesday and Thursday you’ll be applying the final touches and really getting serious. By Friday you can have a proposal to sell that makes sense, both in terms of vision and profitability. Travel looks good on Saturday, but it’s best to reach your destination by early Sunday. It’s not a mechanical breakdown but an emotional one that could disrupt an otherwise pleasant evening. Be compassionate but firm.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Keep most of your comments to yourself on Monday and Tuesday. It’ll be difficult to get a word in anyway; your boss or teacher wants to do most of the talking. Your opinion will be more highly revered on Wednesday, so save it for then. Help your team find a way around a barrier on Thursday. You could take a wrong turn on Friday, so give yourself plenty of time to get where you’re going. Saturday is good for visiting a favorite spot with your sweetheart, and Sunday is best for sorting and filing your paperwork.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Financial worries fade on Monday as the day progresses. Instead of buying a gift you can’t afford, take your sweetheart on an outing Tuesday. Take care of business on Wednesday, because a strong reprimand from the boss awaits you on Thursday if you don’t. Pay attention to what you’re doing on Friday, too, because the person who signs your paycheck is definitely doing that. You’re so popular this weekend, you may have trouble keeping all your commitments. Save the end of Sunday for personal contemplation.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The better you keep somebody else’s money in order on Monday and Tuesday, the better you look. Don’t get too playful Wednesday, or you’ll forget to do something important. That could lead to trouble on Thursday, when work interferes with your playtime. Don’t let your mate’s remark upset you on Friday. Something your mate believes is too hard will actually be easy for you. Help an older person over the weekend. This won’t bring money or even recognition, but it’s good for you.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Your mate is very directive on Monday and Tuesday. It’ll be fun, provided you can go along with your partner’s suggestions. However, don’t let your mate spend all of your money on Wednesday or Thursday. You might be enticed into making a commitment Friday around dinnertime. Travel and games both go well over the weekend, but be careful. If you hurry, the job may have to be done over again.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

A co-worker’s snide remark could get you agitated on Monday or Tuesday, but don’t despair — it’s going to motivate you. Get a partner to help you solve a tough problem at home on Wednesday or Thursday. This is too complicated for you to deal with all by yourself. If shopping is required, go Friday. With your partner’s help, you can get the very thing you need. Do some of the work yourself this weekend, then go out to dinner to spend what you saved.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You’d rather stay home and play with your sweetheart on Monday and Tuesday. Do that as much as you can. The work starts pouring in around Wednesday. There will be complications on Wednesday and Thursday. Misunderstandings and haste makes waste on Friday. Your partner may be in an argumentative mood over the weekend. He or she is so cute, it won’t be hard to acquiesce. And if you do, he or she will think you’re pretty cute, too.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A home-based enterprise could be quite profitable Monday and Tuesday. Devote more time to your sweetheart Wednesday and Thursday. Playtime is important to staying healthy, and it’s also important to keep your priorities straight. Love always takes precedence, as you well know. More work comes in late Friday, and that assignment could last through the weekend. But it might be best not to work on Sunday, when a breakdown could make the job take even longer.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Dig for the information you need on Monday and Tuesday –you’ll find it. Slow down Wednesday and Thursday, take the time to look for errors. The more you find then, the better off you’ll be on Friday, when your work is put to the test. By Friday afternoon the worst is over, so set up a date for that night. Spend time with your sweetheart rather than with a colleague on Saturday. Chores may disrupt your play schedule on Sunday.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You may be worried about money Monday and Tuesday, but it’s not that you don’t have enough. More likely, you’ve found too many ways to spend it. You’ll make it go a lot further by shopping wisely on Wednesday and Thursday. An item you’ve been seeking for your home becomes available Friday. Fixing up your home is the perfect project for this weekend. Don’t wait for another to do for you.

Birthdays This Week

Jan. 29: Your energy level is high this year, so use it. You’re extremely smart, so don’t hold back.

Jan. 30: Others marvel at your prowess this year. Strut your stuff and don’t hold back. You didn’t get this good by accident; you worked at it.

Jan. 31: You’re putting down roots, and it’s about time. A goal you’ve been after for ages can finally be yours.

Feb. 1: Something you’ve been putting up with at home could become intolerable. Make the changes you’ve been thinking about for so long.

Feb. 2: There’s a conflict between career and family. Look at other options in February, then make up your mind in March.

Feb. 3: Your romantic fantasies can come true. It’s not quite by accident, even though the way things turn out might be rather surprising.

Feb. 4: You’re looking good, and you attract very interesting people. An argument in March narrows the field.