Your Weekly Horoscopes Are Here: January 18 – January 25

See what the stars have in store

If you celebrate your birthday this week:

Your Year Ahead
This next year promises professional growth and a new career direction. Of course, we rarely get something for nothing, so you will need to put in some hard work as well.  Even moments of adversity can be turned to your advantage, with each difficulty leading to greater self-understanding and success. In matters of the heart, discover what really makes you happy. Around early March, carefully dismantle any emotional barriers you may have erected.  Once these barriers are down, it will allow for a special someone to enter (or re-enter) your life. Looks like you have a very special year ahead, Aquarius.  Use it well.  
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Best Day:  Friday 18th

With power-hungry Mars energising your sign this week, you’re ready and able to succeed. While others are reeling from the current lunar eclipse, Ariens thrive. If you’ve been waiting for the right time for a fresh start, do so now. Seize any opportunities – no matter how bizarre they may seem. Charisma, love or money could all be yours for the taking.

Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
Best Day:   Sunday 20th
Taureans are pretty sharp when summing up others, but this week finds you unsure. Maybe you’re feeling out of sorts.  Maybe you’re confused.  Either way, you’re probably less canny than usual. The old adage still rings true: better to be safe than sorry. Perhaps it’s time to slow down and take a break. All you need is some peace and quiet.  
Gemini (May 21 – June 21)
Best Day:  Monday 21st
Watch what you say this week, or your words could be misconstrued. Not everyone’s playing fair at the moment. Likewise, if someone’s being unnecessarily belligerent – ignore them. Their petulance is just for show.  Upside: you can set aside some time for fun. Whether it’s love or friendship, indulge in adventures that promise plenty of play.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
Best Day: Wednesday 23rd
This week, other people’s money can bring a windfall or your downfall, so be discriminating in your choice of financial partnerships. Don’t be troubled if a loan or line of credit falls through – there’s hope of a better offer in around three week’s time. In any case, you really need to spend some quality time at home.  
Leo (July 23 – August 23)
Best Day:  Saturday 19th
If envious colleagues can’t accept your triumphs, ignore them.  Still, it could be an uneasy week. There’s more happening than meets the eye – so stay alert.  Should others turn against you, don’t retaliate. Revenge of any kind is unbecoming and, in any case, will only make things worse. It’s far more dignified just to walk away.
Virgo (August 24 – September 22)
Best Day:  Thursday 24th

This is your week to be noticed, Virgo. Demand recognition, and if others try to derail your efforts – challenge them tactfully. Resist being too blunt and, more importantly – have your facts straight. It’s a time to enhance your talents at work and develop new ones – so don’t disregard new studies. Romantically, you could meet intriguing new company.  

Libra (September 23 – October 23)
Best Day:  Tuesday 22nd
It’s possible you’ve been trying too hard to fit in where you’re not really meant to. Truth is, you should be forging your own path right now. You’re strong enough to carve a new direction that has nothing to do with others’ expectations.  Compromise is not on the table right now, so stay true to you.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Best Day: Wednesday 23rd
In today’s hectic pace, we tend to neglect our well being. You also worry, usually about everyone but yourself. If you must obsess about anyone’s health for the remainder of this week, let it be your own. If you become a tad cranky, you don’t mean to be. You’re more likely to be suffering from exhaustion.  So rest, my weary friend.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Best Day:  Saturday 19th
This week the planets focus on close relationships, and work – perhaps a combination of both. There’s also an encouraging financial mood that promises success. If your decisions are unhurried and you allow time for projects to make headway, you should do well. But if travelling, take care. You ’re a tad more accident prone than usual. 
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) 
Best Day:  Tuesday 22nd
Sometimes it pays to forge ahead without too much forethought. Call it “intuitive action” if you like – or perhaps just being downright clever. You’re more gifted than most, and others can resent this. Go with your instincts and power ahead. You could also find yourself travelling, or doing business with long-distance clients or reconnecting with friends. 
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
Best Day:  Friday 18th
It’s a vibrant week, Aquarius. These next few days should provide enough sparkle to light up even the darkest moments. This week is also about growing closer and getting to know loved ones better, as well as making joint plans. If it’s a new start you’re after, open both heart and mind, and witness what wonders honesty can bring
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Best Day:   Sunday 20th
Karmic laws apply this week. Look at your recent history to see whether to expect good news or bad. If you’ve been underhanded or deliberately deceitful, conflict or financial loss could follow. If, however, your actions have been praiseworthy – expect a delightful outcome. Either way, your love life would benefit from an honest heart-to-heart. 

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