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Horoscope, Thursday, January 10, 2013

By From page A8 | January 09, 2013

New Moon Eve

On the eve of a productive Capricorn new moon, there’s a seriousness threatening to take hold of the scene. The worldly Sagittarius moon now reminds us of the old adage of all work, no play, and Jack’s dull boyhood. It does seem a shame to stay ultra-focused with such strong currents of curiosity prodding our sense of adventure.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll have to choose between two options that seem about equal. This is not an easy one. You’ll need more information to get it right. Bonus: You’ll find the research most enjoyable.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If the good parts of a job don’t seem to make the bad parts go away, don’t worry. The bad parts won’t ruin the good parts, either. Just take it as it comes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s such a thing as too much together time. You have no problem giving others the space they need to feel at peace, although you may have to hint — or fight — for the same courtesy.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don’t always want attention for doing something exceptionally well. Sometimes it’s not worth the social tap dancing you have to do to make sure no one is jealous or competitive. Better to go under the radar.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Tomorrow is the new moon. You’ll make the most of it by exploring a bit today just to make sure you’re crystal clear about what you want to do next. Investigate options without regard to their popularity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Much depends on how you speak. This is no time to give hints, ask leading questions or speak abstractly. Take a position. State exactly what you’d like to see happen.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You need maximum receptivity from your team for today’s group effort. If you’ve demonstrated that the feelings and opinions of your group really matter to you, they will reciprocate now, and it won’t be a problem.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re an artist of sorts and in no mood to conform. You want what you want, and people should respect that, even if they can’t understand why you want it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The moon in your sign is an engine, revving you forward. You’ll be driven to express yourself, assert your rights and validate your curiosity by asking the kind of questions that will open doors.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel safe and happy with some people and not with others. It all boils down to your human instinct, which is keen and highly developed. Honor it by going with your gut.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Be daring enough to ask for what you really want. Sometimes you’ll get it, and it’s not a great experience. But at least you learn, which is better than going along never really knowing whether your way would have worked.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Interrupting another person’s attention is impolite, but some people can’t seem to see past the urgency of their own needs in the moment. Erect boundaries to protect your time. Your productivity depends on it.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 10). You still believe in the basic goodness of people, and you look for it. People will prove you right over and over this year. You’ll be promoted in the next seven weeks. February brings training and personal improvement. In March, a shared adventure binds you to a loving partner. June is your luckiest financial time. Scorpio and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 40, 33, 19 and 39.

CANCER YEAR AT A GLANCE: JANUARY: You’ll be the one keeping the peace in any group you belong to. FEBRUARY: Mars empowers your efforts, and you’re like a superhero playing a Little League sport. MARCH: A mentor, tutorial or written guide will help you make the most of this month’s ample professional and financial opportunities. APRIL: You’ll be in charge again. It’s not easy, but it’s what you’re good at. MAY: The balance in relationships shifts after the 9th. Your professional life collides with your personal life. JUNE: This is what you’ve been waiting for: the chance to be fully yourself and take the risks you’ve wanted to take. JULY: Enlarge your circle, expand your romantic options, and seek more lucrative work. AUGUST: There are powerful people to woo, ropes to learn and bridges to cross. It’s easier to do when you have the support of loved ones. SEPTEMBER:  Set your priorities. Mars and Saturn make you choose between two conflicting goals, states or tendencies. OCTOBER: Buckle up, because relationships take you for a wild ride. NOVEMBER: There’s no reason to be too quick to seal a deal. Play it cool. DECEMBER: Do more for family. Your love and attention are the glue that holds this scene together.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rod Stewart admits to enjoying fame, taking pleasure in being recognized and embracing his luxury lifestyle. But like a true Capricorn business mind, he’s also indicated that he’s very hands-on with his finances, poring over each statement: “I don’t miss a penny.” Stewart has Mars in prudent Capricorn, as well.

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