Your Stars This Week for January 08, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You're tempted to go it alone, but a little voice inside your head tells you to reach out to a friend. You won't regret it. (April 5-April 19) -- You may have to reveal a little more about yourself than you had planned, but the payoff should be considerable in the end.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're after something that may not be available just yet, but it's good to go through the motions -- at least for now. (May 6-May 20) -- Someone will send you a message that has you charting a different course later in the week. Is this something with a future?

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Someone close to you may balk at your suggestions, and you had better find out why. There's something going on you need to know about. (June 7-June 20) -- You may be getting information from so many sources that you don't know whom to listen to, but an ally will make him- or herself known very soon.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Send out feelers early in the week, and you should get precisely what you want later on. Give things time to develop, and don't be in a hurry. (July 8-July 22) -- You're in need of a little assistance of a kind that doesn't come along every day. Be ready to move as soon as it becomes available.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may not have to spend much time examining a problem to know how to solve it, but the actual solving may take longer than expected. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Any way you look at it, the situation you find yourself in is both good and bad, but you can certainly accentuate the good!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll be able to bring a special talent to bear and solve a problem that has been plaguing others for quite some time. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A friend's actions give you pause. Take time to talk through issues that arise as a result of your unexpected response.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You can do for a friend what someone recently did for you, and he or she will, in turn, pay it forward to someone else. Good going! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Now is the time for you to secure your place among those who consider themselves experts. You know just as much as they do!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Take care not to overstate your case, as this will make it more difficult for others to support you every step of the way. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may not fully believe in a cause being advanced by another, but there's no harm in lending your support as things get off the ground.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You've made your opposition to someone's position known in no uncertain terms. Now you must wait to see how things fall out. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You've managed to get yourself involved in something new and exciting, but do you really know what's required as a result? Do your homework!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Reach out to a friend early in the week, and the two of you may enjoy many new adventures in the days that follow. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be tempted to make changes in and around the home, but try not to dedicate the whole week to such matters.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Tracking another's progress doesn't mean that you will make any of your own. You must focus more on the task at hand! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- A loved one will come to you with a puzzle early in the week. You may have to set a few things aside if you want to help in the most effective way possible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You and a friend have been making some big plans, and you may finally be able to set them in motion -- slowly at first. (March 6-March 20) -- You'll want to dedicate a good portion of your week to a project you've been putting off for too long. You are prepared and well equipped.

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