By Jill Dearman
Extend your holiday, Taurus!
ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Your ruler Mars makes an irritating aspect to the Sun during the first half of January. Just make sure you take the ups and downs in stride. Life is beginning to go your way, so don’t fall back into your old, impulsive ways. Give the New Year a chance. Share your hopes and fears with another Aries.
TAURUS (April 21 to May 20): The moon will be close to Saturn in your very social third house on Jan. 6 and 7. Don’t stay in watching TV. Go out and enjoy yourself while the festive spirit of the New Year is still in the air. Make an effort to see the humor in every situation. A Virgo helps you to lighten up and stay light.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21): The New Year starts off tempting and tasty for you and a new paramour. You don’t have to rush into something serious with a Leo. Enjoy the promise of something more to come. The winter is full of surprises, so keep all your options open.
CANCER (June 22 to July 22): Be careful whom you waste time on, Cancer, because time is one thing you don’t have enough of these days. At work they want more of you; in your personal life it’s time to settle down. Get serious with a Gemini or don’t get involved at all.
LEO (July 23 to August 22): Venus shimmies up to Neptune in your house of love during the first half of January and makes you a little wilder than usual. Instead of waiting for a Libra to call you, go ahead and call her. Try something new in bed – you just might like it.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22): The moon meets Jupiter in your sign on Jan. 11 and brings you close to a lover who can really make you happy. Or perhaps it is you who is finally open to having it all. Stop compartmentalizing your life and start believing that a Cancer can share every aspect of your existence. Love starts strong in the New Year.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22): The moon opposite Neptune on Jan. 9 could stir up the contrarian in you. You may not believe anything anyone tells you. Before you sever any important relationships, count to 10. Or better yet, wait till the middle of the month before you make any serious decisions about a Scorpio.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21): Your friends make this a fun month for you, so stick close to them. People you’ve known for years will take the best care of you; don’t waste your energy on too many wild cards. A Taurus is wild for you – you could be courting trouble with this one.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21): Money matters go smoothly as long as you remember to check all your facts. Get the concrete parts of your life on track and then you can return to the business of your personal life. A Pisces wants to get even more personal with you.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19): The full moon on Jan. 7 falls in your house of romance, so be on the lookout for a new kind of lover or some new and wonderful experiences with your old lady. A Sagittarius knows how to tap into your secret desires. Take one night to push your desires beyond the limit.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18): While the moon is full, don’t seek out trouble unless you really want to start the New Year off wrong. Look around and see what you can contribute to the world. You are at your best when you are focusing your energy on good deeds that add up to something. A Capricorn thinks you plus her equals complete ecstasy. She’s right.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20): Let a lover come to you, Pisces. You don’t need to be so insecure. Romance is beginning to go your way – the trick is to stop giving yourself away to idiots! An Aquarius isn’t trying to pull any tricks on you. Get smart – and get with her.