Your Stars This Week by Stella Wilder

Your Stars This Week For January 19, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You may have to endure a slow start this week, but soon you'll be up to speed. You'll want to adopt a new plan that allows you to be more flexible, perhaps. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll find the silver lining eventually, but for a while this week you'll be lost in a fog of confusion and doubt. You mustn't take a critic's words too seriously.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can keep things simple this week, even while others are tangled in a web of complexity. You know what has to be done; the central issue is clear to you. (May 6-May 20) -- An honest assessment of your recent performance will make all the difference this week. You're able to do more in less time than you have in quite a while.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Watch what others are doing this week, and see if you can keep pace. You needn't imitate anyone outright, but someone's overall method appeals to you. (June 7-June 20) -- Progress is made this week in easy stages, one step at a time. If you try to do too much at any one time, you're sure to make the kind of mistakes that cannot be unmade.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Options presented to you early in the week don't really speak to you, but later you'll experiment with something that seems to be right up your alley. (July 8-July 22) -- A childhood memory sticks with you this week -- and you can make it work for you in a good way or a bad. Seek the advice of one who has been there before; be open and honest.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have to make some personal adjustments this week in order to make room for someone who was not already on the schedule. He or she is more than welcome! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Follow recommendations this week to get where you want to go on schedule. Do things your own way and you may get there faster -- or slower; it's up to you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You may be able to get a head start this week, but you can expect the competition to be fierce, no matter where you are in the pack. You must do your best! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Someone provides you with information you can use to your advantage this week. When things work out in your favor, you'll want to reach out and show your gratitude.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have to do more for someone this week than you had originally planned, which means that one of your projects will have to wait a while. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You can help others see things in a better light this week. Indeed, your positive attitude can be useful in all manner of situations and will give you a distinct advantage.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Not all the tools that you need are available to you this week; you must be willing to improvise a little -- but your creativity can surely see you through. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Though the experts may be lined up against you at this time, you can stick to your guns because you know what you are capable of doing when the chips are down.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- A rival puts you to the test this week, and when all is said and done, you'll be a better person for all the challenges you will have had to face. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- A loved one stops you in your tracks at some point this week -- and nothing is likely to be the same after that. He or she knows precisely what buttons to push, so be ready.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may not be able to call the shots as the week opens, but personal progress can be made -- and that will, in turn, open up unanticipated opportunities. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You don't have to strive to be the best overall this week, just the best that you can possibly be -- and that goal should be more clearly in sight with each passing day.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- A mix of the personal and the professional makes things just a bit harder for you than anticipated this week, but a serious error is avoided. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You'll want to be sure that you're presenting yourself in the most positive light all week long. Some will be more critical of you than others -- but you can cope, certainly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A reminder comes to you early in the week and has you rethinking your plans for the following few days. You'll get back to business in little time, however. (March 6-March 20) -- You are at risk of taking things far too personally this week. You must be willing to let things roll off your back more easily. Don't get caught up in name-calling!