Only 13 days into the year, and this will be one of the freakier Fridays of 2012. Love goddess Venus favorably angles Saturn in the relationship realm of Libra to put some twists and surprises in the romantic plot. Mercury and Pluto line up, and so will Venus and Neptune, making sure that there will be an audience for the day's weird show.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Bring your emotions to everything you do. You could miss something by living too much in your head or approaching every situation from an intellectual standpoint. Engage your body and feelings.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Something that only takes a moment or two — for instance, keeping your keys in the same place consistently or writing down all appointments — will yield a huge return on your investment of attention.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An old saying goes "loose lips sink ships," and that's not all they sink. Relationships, opportunities and reputations also hang in the balance now. By remembering past mistakes, you'll be careful of what you reveal and to whom.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You haven't had the time to read as much as you would like. An obligation will drop from your schedule, and the ideal way to spend this newfound time will be with your nose in a book.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One person sees a big dog and thinks: threat. Another person sees the same dog and thinks: friend. Either one could be correct. Realizing that others don't perceive things as you do gives you an advantage today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are those who will take up your time with pointless chatter. If it's pleasant, you won't mind. But if it's both pointless and boring, you'll take precautions not to be caught in the same situation again.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There will be an opportunity to make money while learning. You probably won't be making much, but the education is so valuable that you'll come out very much ahead if you seize this chance.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Gentle movement will bring harmony to your world. Walking is a kind of active meditation. Also, the sensory input of the changing scenery is like a wonderful workout for your brain.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Kindness is your calling card. You'll embody the qualities of compassion, patience and love just when someone in your midst most needs this influence.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll have a competitive edge because you don't mind seeing an endeavor for the competition it really is. Others might say it's "just for fun," but part of the fun is that only one team can win.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Mix with those who have experience in the realm in which you want to succeed. Learn from someone who has "been there and done that." You'll gain insights and create the same success for yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be surprised by the shards of past pain that reemerge long after you thought you were past it. Be patient. Moving on is a process. You're developing perfectly.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 13). You'll be more perceptive and attuned to the world around you. In the next 10 weeks, you'll seize an opportunity to make money. You'll accept a proposition in March. Travel and adventure are connected to what's going on with your family in April. You'll be widening your skill base and experience in July. Aquarius and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 10, 2, 13 and 28.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You don't like to depend on another person for what you can do yourself — such as banking and making life plans. TAURUS: Chatter gets annoying no matter how interesting the person chattering may be. GEMINI: You'll take the initiative to do what helps life run smoothly for you and yours. CANCER: You'll become more financially stable on your own, and this helps your romantic life, as well. LEO: You'll be focused on satisfying your desires, a sign that you have been depriving yourself lately. VIRGO: Express your creativity, and romance comes rushing into your life. LIBRA: Avoid gossip. It will only weaken your position. SCORPIO: Dare to show your feelings, whether or not it seems socially acceptable to do so. Someone connects with your open heart. SAGITTARIUS: There is strength in the silent language of the body. Lock eyes with the one you are interested in, and see where it goes from there. CAPRICORN: A loved one senses that you can give yourself all that you deserve and admires you for this. AQUARIUS: Your compliments will bring someone nearer to you. PISCES: Keep minor everyday problems out of the conversation, and maintain your mysterious aura of attractiveness.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: With the sun in Capricorn and the moon still large in Libra, these signs are apt to reflect each other's more intriguing characteristics. Both have a strong streak of loyalty and don't really need to be taught how to be supportive. It's as though they were born knowing how important it is to give and receive respect. It's not to say their relationship is problem-free, though it will certainly seem that way this weekend.
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