Your Stars This Week by Stella Wilder

Your Stars This Week For January 17, 2021

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You'll thrive on creative endeavors this week, and they needn't lead to anything permanent. One by one, small accomplishments add up. (April 5-April 19) -- You'll want to stand up for yourself and others this week as you sense your rights are being threatened. It's a good week to make things official; why not put them in writing?

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You're eager to have a little more room to maneuver, and this week you can have it -- but you're going to have to pay a certain price. Can you afford it? (May 6-May 20) -- You're eager to get some answers about an event that has been shrouded in mystery. This week they come to you in bunches, and you'll have to juggle information carefully.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- What others do this week needn't affect you unless you want it to. You must make a decision about which way to go when pointed in two directions. (June 7-June 20) -- It's a good week for making yourself available to those who have been out of the loop for a while -- whether literally or figuratively. Information flows freely.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can enjoy things vicariously this week when those around you engage in delights that you're not willing to join. When will you be able to cut loose? (July 8-July 22) -- An opportunity makes itself known to you at the last possible minute, and you'll be required to make a decision right away. This is par for the course this week!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You're eager to use the information that is available to you this week, but you'll have to be in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You're looking for the best and unwilling to settle for anything less this week -- but that will put you in a position that is certainly less than ideal as pressure mounts.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Now is no time for guesswork; you'll want to have accurate information in order to make a good decision. The week progresses in fits and starts. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You can get a jump on the competition this week simply by taking advantage of circumstances as they are presented to you early on. Your methods are your own.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Your schedule may not give you a lot of room for reflection or unstructured thought this week -- but on one occasion at least you'll enjoy a key revelation. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- What have you got that someone wants? This week a conflict is likely to arise because you are unwilling to accept a certain unexpected proposition.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're ready to commit to something that was perhaps a bit daunting to you only recently. What has changed? Confidence is on the rise, for one. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may have difficulties this week with someone who isn't abiding by the rules that you are both expected to follow. Use caution, however: The more you say, the worse it gets.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're eager for a certain someone to say "yes" to a proposition offered some time ago -- but why? You may sense that time is running out. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You enjoy several opportunities this week to reflect on the current state of affairs -- and to determine just how much you are responsible for and what can be safely overlooked.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Someone may do something to you early in the week that warrants an apology, but you won't get one until you demonstrate a willingness to accept it. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You're full of yeses this week, and you're not likely to weather any noes that come your way. It's clear to most that you're not one to be influenced against your will.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're willing to take on more responsibility this week, and you won't have to look far before you settle on something both necessary and satisfying. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can broker an understanding between two conflicting parties this week -- but take care that being in the middle doesn't do you any lasting harm as emotions run high.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- A compromise is struck this week based on new information. Those who have been supporting you are likely to be more important to you this week than last. (March 6-March 20) -- A situation that demands a gentle touch may not be yours to control this week -- and that's just fine, because you are in no mood at all to sidestep an issue.