Horoscopes for January 5  to January 11

BY: Mary Morrison

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CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)

January is a month when you can be especially influential, but in a quiet way. Watch for your world to speed up during the course of the month, when you are ready to go solo with an important project. Listen to what a partner has to say around January 8. Although it may seem overly emotional or even irrational to you, it’s better not to jump to conclusions nor sweep anything under the carpet.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)

An easygoing energy is with you this week with a pleasing balance of activity and rest, self-assertion and compromise, work and pleasure. Any matter that requires people skills, charm and verbal prowess is favoured this week, when you are especially convincing. A project or investment that you may have given up on could surprise you with some movement and possible returns.

PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)

The year begins on a high note, with doors opening for you pretty much everywhere you turn. This is an excellent month for presenting your ideas, making appointments, networking, going on interviews and establishing membership in a group of like-minded individuals. A romantic opportunity occurs and it likely involves a person you already know. Before jumping into any job opportunities blind, do your best to consider all of your options.

ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)

Your focus is on balancing time between your career and your social agenda. It’s a busy week for business, but socialising and romance also figure prominently. Love matters are mostly easy and amiable. An opportunity to heal any upset feelings with a special someone occurs this week. You are raring to go professionally and willing to commit if it means greater success down the road.

TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)

If you’ve been considering taking a trip or brushing up your knowledge with a course, this is a favourable month in which to solidify your plans. Your flavour for adventure runs high, but career matters capture most of your attention. Romantic feelings on the job are possible, but be wary of idealising people. Excellent days for just about anything from interviews, applying for loans to launching new projects occur around January 10.

GEMINI (May 21 to Jun 21)

New Year’s resolutions to kick a bad habit make a lot of sense this month, when your mind is focused on self-improvement and self-mastery skills. Your financial position is likely to strengthen on January 7. Partnership matters continue to figure prominently with an unexpected partnership opportunity arising. Avoid jumping to impulsive conclusions about any dealings with a partner.

CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22)

Relationships should take centre stage this week. There is likely to be a whole lot of negotiating, discussing and compromising going on with a special person in your life. You may behave in ways that surprise others and even yourself! A project dear to your heart could bear fruit now. You’re ready to do a complete makeover on the job and this is an excellent month for honing your productivity.

LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)

This is a strong week for creating balance in your work and home environments, as well as in your interactions with loved ones. Negotiating is especially favoured when you are most open to considering others’ points of view. You have added energy to start a health and fitness programme. Look forward to financial security after this week.

VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)

January is one of the strongest periods of the year to show the rest of the world that you know how to have fun. You could become embroiled in a conflict between domestic demands and those of a close partnership. Your instinct and insight may be clouded as you cannot clearly see a job matter or co-worker.

LIBRA (Sept 23 to Oct 23)

Lucky circumstances surrounding communications are in store for you. An application or interview could come through, or good news arrives at exactly the right moment. A career project may be completed or bear fruit and, this week, opportunities abound. A close partnership intensifies when an important conversation takes place.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)

Errands, paperwork and short trips are bound to keep you on your toes this month. A close partnership stabilises you and you can count on your special someone to keep life easygoing and secure. Finances are especially strong this week and you will have a burst of energy with confidence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)

The luckiest planet, Jupiter, is your ruler and just happens to be in your sign for most of 2007. This gives you a super boost of confidence and optimism, but not always the focus and determination to apply it to practical avenues. Good news comes your way and you are more spirited than ever. Personal finances figure prominently.