Astro Advice Weekly for January 20, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get together with an old friend or someone from your past on the 20th and 21st. Reminiscing will do you good and help you regain interest in goals you had forgotten. By offering a service or expertise that someone needs on the 22nd and 23rd, you will be able to ask for favors that will help you complete a task. Take charge, and say no to anyone dumping responsibilities on you or making unreasonable demands. Domestic problems will surface if you have to rely on someone else to get something done on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Avoid being impulsive or getting upset when what you need to do is pursue what you can complete on your own.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20): Self-improvement projects started on the 20th or 21st will bring good results. Embrace new ideas and explore avenues that will open your mind to different cultures. Changing the way you do things or what you do will allow you to move up the professional ladder on the 22nd and 23rd. You can enhance your chances to excel by connecting with the right people. Network, attend industry functions and share your ideas. Communication and travel should be your goal on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Whether you want to discuss your personal or business plans, you will discover that interacting with others will help you flesh out your ideas and encourage your pursuits.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll tend to exaggerate on the 20th and 21st. Enjoy telling a good story, but make sure you don't hurt someone's reputation while doing so. A personal experiment will turn out well. Channel your energy into your work on the 22nd and 23rd, and you will make a good impression on someone considering using your skills. Your charm, knowledge and expertise will lead to advancement. Help an old friend or get together with a colleague or peer to discuss ways that you can collaborate in order to get ahead on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Cooperation will help you gain someone's confidence and support when you want to branch out and try something new.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Express your thoughts on the 20th and 21st, and you will get some worthwhile suggestions that will allow you to follow through with an endeavor you've wanted to pursue for some time. Stretch your imagination, but don't overspend. On the 22nd and 23rd, get involved in an activity that presents a physical challenge, and you will find out exactly what you must do in order to get into tip-top shape. Your efforts will help you improve mentally and physically. Emotions will take over on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Don't let what others do or say lead to an impulsive move that will leave you in a vulnerable position. Focus on love, partnerships and experimenting with something new.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Visit destinations you feel you have something to offer and that you can get something in return on the 20th and 21st. The connections you make will result in receiving information that can help you excel professionally. Put more energy into a cause you believe in on the 22nd and 23rd, and you will get recognition and the support you need to make a difference. Personal responsibilities must not be allowed to hold you back. Problems with colleagues, bosses or someone in a position of authority will develop on the 24th, 25th and 26th if you don't abide by the rules or honor a promise. Don't let anger be your downfall. Steady progress comes from an honest day's work.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a break on the 20th and 21st. Do something that makes you feel good. Update your image or make special plans with someone you love. Invest in your future. Explore ideas you have that will help you progress professionally on the 22nd and 23rd. A unique idea or plan that serves your community or benefits children will lead to a sideline business that can bring in greater profits. Put love first on the 24th, 25th and 26th. The time you spend sharing with or looking for someone special will pay off. Greater security will be yours if you decide to make a long-term commitment or renew your vows. The help you offer others will be reciprocated.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Dig up all the information you can about someone you feel might be able to make a contribution to something you want to pursue on the 20th and 21st. Make some rules to live by at home, and you will find it easier to accomplish your goals. Emotions will surface on the 22nd and 23rd if you discuss matters that affect the way you live or how you want to move forward in your personal life. You'll have to be firm if you don't want to fall back into situations that don't work well for you. Make plans to travel about on the 24th, 25th and 26th. You need to exercise your right to do as you please and follow your dreams. Now is not the time to be wishy-washy if you want to get ahead.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): On the 20th and 21st, take care of any obligations you have to family to avoid being criticized for falling short. Arguments are likely to erupt due to an emotional matter that leaves a wedge between you and someone with whom you have a work or personal relationship. Focus on the creative on the 22nd and 23rd. Less talk and more action will help you get through an impossible situation. Honor any promises you made, and good fortune will find its way into your life. Judge less and understand more on the 24th, 25th and 26th. It's what you are willing to do for others that will make a difference to the outcome of a situation you face now. Stick to your principles and do your best.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Listen carefully on the 20th and 21st. Being misinformed will have a rippling effect. Verify every detail given before you share information with others. On the 22nd and 23rd, share your plans with someone you've wanted to partner with for some time. Old ideas should be revisited, updated and put into motion. Travel plans may be delayed. Don't get upset -- find another way to relay your message. Take care of domestic matters on the 24th, 25th and 26th, or you may end up facing an expense that will jeopardize your financial position. A settlement, contract or medical result will set you back. Take care of pressing matters quickly.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): On the 20th and 21st, engage in entertainment that will bring you closer to the people you love or with whom you share the most interests. Love is in the stars, and reveling your true feelings will bring good results. Put extra effort and your own unique twist on any project you undertake on the 22nd and 23rd. Recognition is heading your way. Leave time to celebrate your accomplishments with someone you love. An emotional matter will rise to the surface on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Be prepared to make a promise that will help alleviate future trouble. A little reassurance coupled with a plan will work to your advantage. Love is on the rise, and a little kindness will go a long way.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep a low profile on the 20th and 21st. The less said, the better. You want to avoid controversy and any implication that might lead to unwanted changes regarding your living arrangements. On the 22nd and 23rd, social events, networking or getting together with an old friend will help you realize what direction you want to head in the future. Sign up for a course or conference that will help you gather the information you need to move forward. A new lifestyle or changing the way you present who you are and what you can do will bring positive attention from friends and family on the 24th, 25th and 26th. Let your actions and discipline lead the way to victory.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep a secret on the 20th and 21st, or someone will accuse you of gossiping or spreading rumors. You have to protect your reputation. Too much of anything will be your downfall. Put more time and effort into your financial future on the 22nd and 23rd. Set up a budget that will allow you to work toward your goals and secure your future. A project that interests you will be difficult, but it appears to be promising. On the 24th, 25th and 26th, share your concerns and your achievements with friends, family and those you may want to join forces with in the near future. Set ground rules that will ensure you build a secure future. Monetary gains will be yours if you work hard.

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