Your Stars This Week by Stella Wilder

Your Stars This Week For January 12, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may be eager to see things calm down a bit after a period of heightened activity -- but is that really possible this week? There's a lot going on! (April 5-April 19) -- Competition is likely to be rather fierce this week, but you know that you have an ace in the hole and can use it if you're really put to the test. Don't be in a hurry!

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- The progress you make this week will not be entirely your doing; someone will be in your corner, calling the shots for you when you cannot. (May 6-May 20) -- A decision made by someone early in the week affects you indirectly in a way that cannot be ignored -- all week long. See if you can get in touch directly and work things out.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Preparation is the key to success this week, but you must make sure that everyone, not just your key players, are gearing up for something mighty big. (June 7-June 20) -- Your separation from someone you love may be getting the better of you; you must be sure to make daily decisions in a manner that doesn't make things worse in this regard.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may get your money's worth in one respect this week, but in another you are likely to feel that you've been shortchanged. This must be sorted out! (July 8-July 22) -- Agreement or disagreement is surely not the point this week; coexistence and a willingness to listen to reason will make the difference. You don't always have to be right!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- It's a good week to get in touch with someone who has been out of sight or out of hearing for quite some time. He or she has an answer you seek right now. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You must get your work done this week before you join others in having a "new" kind of fun. Despite your eagerness to take part, you must play it safe -- and smart.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You will be tempted to go with the flow this week because it seems the easier choice, but you'll soon discover that it can lead to serious difficulties. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You mustn't sacrifice too much this week as you work toward something you've had in your sights for quite some time. There must be a limit to what you can give up.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You are more interested than most in a certain something that is fast approaching. You know that this will make a difference in how other things play out. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A job well done is just that, and no more. You mustn't be tempted to celebrate until you know that you are doing more than what is outlined in your job description.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You'll be presented with a rare opportunity that you simply cannot pass up -- but it will mean rescheduling other things and, perhaps, saying no to a friend. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You can prove that you are the best at what you do -- at least for the time being. This week, all eyes are on you at just the right moment -- and for a good length of time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- Now is no time to mince words or pull punches. You'll want to deliver all you have to offer at full force, without thinking too far ahead. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A gathering of great minds has you wondering what might be possible if you were able to do precisely what you've been dreaming of. This week, experimentation surely pays off.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You will want to be patient with someone who has been under your care and tutelage for quite some time. This week marks a turning point of sorts. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Your memories of someone who was so important to you on a daily basis will inspire you in a new way today. Even those who know you best are surprised by your creative output.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You can stage a comeback of sorts, but you must take care that no one is standing directly in your way. Clear the path before you go for broke. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's not so much that you disagree with someone close to you, but rather that you're disappointed in his or her decisions -- and this will likely affect you all week long.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A certain sadness is likely to be with you all week long, but if you compartmentalize effectively, it shouldn't hold you back in any serious way. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone comes up with a solution to the problem you've most wanted to solve -- but you're not yet able to implement it this week. Your attitude needs adjustment.