Your Birthday by Stella Wilder

Your Birthday For January 09, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You are required to jump through a few bureaucratic hoops today before you are free to do what you think is best. Clear thinking is a plus.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone close to you is likely to be even closer by day's end. Take care, however, that you don't relinquish control altogether.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You can score a major victory today, but you must first be willing to do something others are unwilling to do. Getting started is the trick.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Quality control begins and ends with you today. You can't turn a blind eye to what someone is doing that affects your team adversely.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You turn your back on an old partner at your own peril today. If you want to make the most of a certain situation, you must preserve that bond.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may think the game will be over in just a few moves, but your opponent has a trick up his or her sleeve. Don't count on a quick win.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can make use of any spare time this morning by tending to those few things from yesterday that were left undone. A plan takes shape.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may be up before anyone else today, but for reasons that are not clear to you until everyone has joined you and work has begun.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You observe something rather unorthodox early in the day, and this is likely to influence you and those around you very strongly.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may be somewhat lax in your approach to a certain job today, but only because you know that soon another will be more important to you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Showing someone you care is not as difficult as you may think today. Give yourself credit for your strengths, and try not to rock the boat.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- It's a good day to start something new and end something for which you long ago lost enthusiasm. Some things must stay the same, of course.