Originally published Monday, January 8, 2018 at 05:51a.m.
Birthdays: Gaby Hoffmann, 36; Sarah Polley, 39; Stephen Hawking, 76; Shirley Bassey, 81.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Question everything. Certainty will be the key to whatever decision you have to make. Refuse to let personal matters affect your performance at work.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Remain grounded regardless of what others do. Your common sense and practicality will play a role in the way things develop as your day unfolds.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t fall for a deal that sounds too good to be true. There will be other offers if you look around.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let your emotions take over when dealing with a relationship concern or personal matter. Be open to suggestions and willing to compromise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Change can be good, but not if you go about it the wrong way. Don’t upset others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Forward thinking, precision and detail can help you get things done efficiently, but if you let your emotions take over, causing you to take action based on hearsay, you will face difficulty controlling challenging situations.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have to be on your toes in order to outmaneuver someone who has been giving you a hard time. Don’t leave any room for error or renege on a promise you made.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your distance from those asking for handouts. You’ve worked hard, and although you are compassionate and tend to fight for the underdog, this time it is best to put your own needs first.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be careful how you handle your professional obligations. Don’t let emotional matters affect your objectivity or cause you to fall short of your goal.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen carefully when faced with an emotional dilemma. Don’t make rash changes based on little input.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you have something to say, first think about the consequences. Situations may not be as they appear.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Work the system. Know what you are up against and how you can manipulate things to better suit your needs.