Astro Advice Weekly for January 08, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take action on the 8th. Understanding what it is you want to accomplish and setting a strategy to meet your expectations is favored. Take what others say into consideration on the 9th and 10th, but when it comes to making a decision, do so because it is what's best for you. Do your research, and you'll avoid going on a wild goose chase. On the 11th and 12th, regardless of what is happening at work or out in the real world, keep your emotions grounded, and make domestic plans that are realistic and encourage better personal relationships with loved ones. Plan to do something that will bring you knowledge or personal awareness but will not test your budget on the 13th and 14th.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Share your thoughts on the 8th, and follow through with your plans. Schedule only what you have time to do. Don't go overboard, and you will achieve your dreams, hopes and wishes. Someone is likely to take advantage of you on the 9th and 10th if you are too accommodating. Step back and offer suggestions. Emotional manipulation is apparent. Work in conjunction with people who are trying to accomplish similar objectives on the 11th and 12th. Networking and joint ventures look promising. Share your success with someone you love. Gather facts and finish what you start on the 13th and 14th. If you want to make a difference, you have to put in the time and effort.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look before you leap on the 8th. You'll be tempted to get involved with someone who will lead to upset or loss. Look inward; positive personal change is featured. Avoid joint ventures. Don't share secrets or get involved in other people's problems on the 9th and 10th. Someone quite demanding will use emotional blackmail to get his or her way. Consider what you enjoy doing most on the 11th and 12th, and find a way to incorporate that skill or gift into a job that will boost your income. The changes you make at home or with personal relationships will bring you greater emotional stability on the 13th and 14th. Aim to cooperate, and domestic improvements will sprout.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take time out for you on the 8th. Do something that will boost your morale and put you in the mood for socializing or romance later in the day. You will discover alternative choices on the 9th and 10th if you take a creative approach to whatever you decide to pursue. Don't let emotions lead to uncertainty and a lack of productivity. You'll find it difficult to hide your emotions on the 11th and 12th. Make sure that you don't skip important details. Getting what you want out in the open will be the first step to finding a workable solution. Rethink your professional goals on the 13th and 14th. Consider making a change if it will result in a higher income.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of responsibilities before going out with friends on the 8th. Older and younger family members will require assistance. Emotional spending will be your downfall on the 9th and 10th. Leave your credit cards at home to avoid temptation and making spur-of-the-moment purchases you will live to regret. Look over personal papers on the 11th and 12th, and consider what you can do to tighten up outstanding debt. You'll feel better if you owe less or have a plan in place to save more. Emotions will be your motivation on the 13th and 14th. Be careful not to make changes for the wrong reasons. Think matters through, and practice moderation and smart investing to ensure financial gain.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your intentions should be set on gathering information on the 8th. Attend functions that are geared toward something that interests you, and it will help you make an important decision. Personal and professional partnerships are favored on the 9th and 10th. Discuss your ideas, and you will be able to make arrangements to head toward your goals. An unexpected change to your financial status is apparent on the 11th and 12th. Don't overspend thinking you have more money then you actually have. A conservative approach to spending will keep you out of debt. Socialize with people who inspire you on the 13th and 14th. Expressing your interests and plans will attract positive attention and the assistance you need to get things up and running.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Organization and keeping information straight on the 8th will help you avoid confusion and misdirection. Personal changes will improve your mental and emotional state of mind. An emotional situation will develop if you let what others say bother you on the 9th and 10th. Get out with like-minded people, and pursue your dreams. Problems will arise at home or at work on the 11th and 12th if you let your emotions take over, causing you to act irrationally or unrealistically. Think before you speak. A serious personal change will do you good on the 13th and 14th. Don't waste time contemplating when you should be striving to get ahead. Make arrangements, and pursue doing your own thing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): On the 8th, sharing your thoughts and feelings will improve your relationships and encourage you to make positive changes at home. Don't overspend or put more into an investment than necessary on the 9th and 10th. Take the safe route when it comes to money, and concentrate on doing the work yourself if any changes need to be made. Step into action on the 11th and 12th, and you will turn an idea you have into a reality. Participation and taking the initiative to do the work instead of hiring someone else will pay off. Emotions will surface on the 13th and 14th due to outside influences. Don't let a last-minute change someone makes deter you from doing your own thing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Size up your situation on the 8th, and make whatever alterations necessary to improve your situation or a concern you have. Your emotions will stand between you and what you want to do on the 9th and 10th. Bide your time, and don't let any slowdown frustrate you. It's best to know exactly what you are getting into before you make your move. A partnership or deal that is offered on the 11th and 12th will be riddled with uncertainty. Don't believe everything you hear. Do your research before you make a commitment. On the 13th and 14th, make changes based on facts you have diligently gathered. A job opportunity will surface if you check out the online job market.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): On the 8th, let your creativity flow when it comes to home improvements or family fun. Don't feel you have to spend a lot to impress the ones you love. Togetherness will be what counts. Don't pretend to know everything on the 9th and 10th. It's important to give others a chance to express ideas before making a decision. Past experience and loved ones won't lead you astray. Raise issues on the 11th and 12th to help you resolve concerns you have regarding your financial or professional future. Discussing your concerns will give you the clarity you need to make a good decision. Be responsible when dealing with home and family matters on the 13th and 14th. Don't leave anyone out.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep your plans a secret until you have dealt with every detail and possible problem that could arise on the 8th. Discipline, planning and organization will help you reach your destination. You can make a difference on the 9th and 10th if you make an effort to get ahead personally, professionally or financially. Base your decisions and actions on facts and what works best for you. Be careful when dealing with authority figures, institutions or government agencies on the 11th and 12th. Offering too much information will backfire and end up costing you extra. Make an emotional commitment to someone you love on the 13th and 14th, and you will be able to work together to reach a common goal.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The help you offer to organizations, your community or someone you care about will pay off on the 8th. Suggestions made will encourage new friendships and future opportunities. Make changes based on what's required on the 9th and 10th. Don't let anyone use emotional blackmail or guilt to convince you to do something that isn't in your best interest. Call in favors on the 11th and 12th if you need help. You will benefit if you participate in an event or activity that will introduce you to people who can help you get ahead. On the 13th and 14th, a change to the way you do things or gathering information or skills that will improve your marketability look promising.

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