Lovescope For January 20, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Love is on the rise but so is deception. A secret affair isn't worth your while, so before you let your emotions run wild, find out exactly what's being offered and if the individual playing with your heart is still in a relationship with someone else.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your desire to settle down can cause you to fall for someone less than perfect. Before you make any promises, question your motives and consider your options. It's better to be alone than with someone who isn't right for you. Hold out for Mr. or Ms. Right.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Too many options and lots of temptation will lead to multiple relationships. Take a step back and consider offering friendship until you figure out who you prefer. Honesty is the best policy if you want to develop a forever relationship with the best possible candidate.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow your heart and see what happens. You may be surprised by who shows an interest as well as who you are attracted to. Just because someone is different doesn't mean you can't make it work. Opposites attract and can lead to a well-rounded and balanced relationship.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll desire variety, and that will cause problems when it comes to finding true love. Only a few people you meet will match up mentally, emotionally and physically. Look for the one who challenges you every step of the way and he or she will hold your interest.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What you want and what you need won't coincide. When it comes to love, be realistic and only consider those who are supportive, honest and share your goals. If you fall for someone who is using emotional manipulation to win you over, your heart will be broken.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You'll waffle and procrastinate when it comes to love, picking a partner and making a decision to settle down. Avoid any sort of courtship or commitment until you know in your heart you have found the person who can offer you everything you want and more.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Someone from your past is likely to come back into your life. Don't forget your last encounter and why you have never made it to the altar with this individual. If you give an inch, you can bet he or she will take a mile.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your desire to find love and your rush to settle down are heading for disaster. Take a moment to consider your motives as well as the motives of the person you are considering as a life partner. Put a halt on romance and consider what's best for yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Temptation may be great, but affairs will lead to trouble. When it comes to love and romance, be realistic and consider the cost involved should you make a mistake. Don't let your heart rule your head when someone uses charm and flirtatious innuendos to take advantage of you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An attraction to someone you work alongside or someone who comes from a different background than you will be hard to resist. Before you head down that path, consider the consequences. The rush of love is powerful, but the aftermath can be devastating if your relationship is based on chemistry.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a deep breath and consider what you are up against. Confusion will set in if you get involved in someone you shouldn't. Do whatever you can to protect your reputation. Keep your wits about you and avoid indulgent behavior, temptation and emotional blackmail.

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