Your Stars This Week by Stella Wilder

Your Stars This Week For January 26, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- What you see or hear in the distance on at least three occasions this week will cause you to stop in your tracks and reassess your strategy. (April 5-April 19) -- A conflict arises at the workplace, but you should be able to steer clear and avoid any lasting effects. Take care, however, to remain within earshot when things go down.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may assume an unusually serious tone this week, but only a few will be confused by this. Others know just what you are responding to -- and why. (May 6-May 20) -- You are likely to gravitate toward one whose respect you would very much like to have -- and you can, surely, before the week is out. All it takes is one or two smart moves.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Someone may be critical of your stance on key issues, but all you have to do is wait until events transpire that support your opinions and beliefs. (June 7-June 20) -- Trying to get too much out of someone too quickly is a mistake you're likely to make more than once this week -- but then you'll recognize better ways to do business.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- It's a good week to study your own affairs more closely, as well as the affairs of a choice few whose lives intersect with yours. Real progress can be made. (July 8-July 22) -- Your involvement in a certain group endeavor will be appreciated, but you mustn't expect any tangible rewards -- at least not yet. You're in it for other reasons anyway.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You've been toying with certain ideas for quite a while, and this week you're likely to have your only opportunity to put them into action. Do it! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Your insistence that certain rules be followed to the letter is more personal than professional this week. You may want to adopt a more flexible, tolerant stance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Someone's presence this week will serve as a constant reminder of something you've done -- and whether it was a success or failure is made clear by week's end. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Your ties to home and family will be tested this week in a new way -- though your reliance on certain familiar sources of inner strength can surely pay off.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be faced with news or information that doesn't jibe with anything you've been planning for this time. Changes must be made quickly and confidently. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A loved one reminds you of what you have at stake this week. You mustn't let anyone cross you as you attempt to resuscitate a plan that has been dormant for a while.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're going to have to follow the rules this week if you want to get anything done. There are certain steps you can take to make progress more efficient. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- It's a good week to observe the activities of those around you and assess just how they are connected to you. You mustn't assume that all will go as planned.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- How you begin each new day this week will determine much. You will want to position yourself favorably when engaged in any sort of competition. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You will have to make your intentions known and your expectations clear this week if you expect others to fall into line and do what needs to be done. Speak up!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You'll feel a certain pull throughout the week, and when you find out the source, you'll be surprised -- and more inclined to let yourself be pulled! (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to get something over with this week, but you can't approach the problem from anything but the most organized place. You're going to have to play by the rules.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You may feel as though you've made too many errors lately -- but that's merely your perception. You've done a lot of good -- and will do more this week! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- An emotional reaction to something that happens early in the week is likely to set the tone, and you'll have to work hard to reestablish your reputation as a thinker.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You'll have to put up with more than a few distractions this week, but once you identify the central issue, you'll be able to stay nicely on track. (March 6-March 20) -- Time spent waiting can be used to your advantage this week -- and it doesn't matter what you're waiting for. Putting another's needs before your own may be the best course.