Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

Horoscope for January 9

Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

ARIES: Loved ones will be very down-to-earth insisting everyone toes the straight and narrow. It may not all be a picnic or grand passion but it’ll be important that you understand what your relationship is all about. Play it cool and smile sweetly. It’ll pass. With Saturn in the sign before your mid heaven you are taking your beliefs and opinions very seriously. You want to be more knowledgeable, so are perhaps reading a good deal, and trying to understand about different countries and cultures.
TAURUS:  You will be a mix of charming, and down-to-earth, which is likely to amuse and impress close friends. You’ll stand solidly behind what you want and believe which may not always go down well with loved ones. But you’ll have no intention of being frivolous or getting carried away by distractions. You may have to be supportive than usual, financially and emotionally, throwing more into the kitty than usual. But you are through your experiences building more resilience and stronger inner resources.
GEMINI: Maybe you are realising that you now have to face up to life as it actually is. Do as much for loved ones as you possibly can. Don’t expect miracles in terms of passion or great excitement. Just keep doing the right thing. The better relationships in your life will emerge stronger and longer lasting. Saturn around now may cut down on warmth, and give rise to more nit picking, or land you with heavy responsibilities, but it makes good bonds more long lasting.
CANCER: You may find some difficulty in relating to others, even those close, feeling a little cool and reserved. Maybe you are trying to see one tricky situation more clearly and need time to clear your head. Don’t be scared to step back and give yourself space. If you do overwork to excess at the moment you will find your body complaining. Whenever you feel under par you must ask yourself where you have not been paying proper attention to your physical needs.
LEO: What to treasure now is loyalty in loved ones. They are enduring and rock solid. OK so you’ll feel it is all duty and obligation and doing what you ought to do rather than doing what you want to do. But your efforts will be long remembered. Perhaps you need to learn about self-control and setting limits in romance. It isn’t a time for feeling too spontaneous or expressing your feelings wholeheartedly. Be firm, be practical and be straight. That will serve you best.
VIRGO:  You may feel pulled away from close emotional relationships. All of the illusions and daydreams that everything is wonderful suddenly seem rather silly. Now you reckon you can see things as they are. Just know you are being slightly too negative. Try to see the upside as well. You may be thinking of moving home or having work done on the one you live in. This is a parallel for an inner re-organisation. You are building more solid foundations for the future.
LIBRA:  There could be difficulties in one of your emotional relationships. You’ll not be feeling quite as warm or affectionate as you have been. It may not be a huge problem. But if you are feeling a little lonely, aim to get an important task done. Saturn is better around work than love. Don’t become discouraged if you feel others are disagreeing with you or excluding you from conversations. Just find the courage to ask what’s gone wrong and to try to put it right.
SCORPIO:  Close partners may be away somewhere else, or you’ll not be as close to them as you might like. What not to do is fall into a gloom about being dissatisfied with your love life. Realise that you’re too anxious and maybe thinking the worst. You need to keep your sense of humour handy. In money matters you’ll be in a much more solid, secure position in life and in the long term will come to be grateful for the lessons you have learned.
SAGITTARIUS:  Now you will be rather sober about your love life, restraining yourself, not being over-boisterous or exuberant. You will be stepping back to see the flaws and the cracks. There may be a separation from a loved one. Perhaps just temporary since they are somewhere else. But it could also make you want to back off. You must prune everything out of your life that is inessential or outmoded and understand that you are now beginning a new cycle in your life.
CAPRICORN:  IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be cool emotionally but dynamic where friends and future plans are concerned. You won’t let the grass grow under your feet but will be sorting out a future strategy with determination. Try not to be swayed by arguments from those close and within the family. You need to give yourself more freedom of room for manoeuvre no matter how much resistance there is. By next September you’ll be successful and attracting praise.

AQUARIUS: The influences now don’t really fit in well with your needs to be adored and admired. What you need to be is practical about your love life. Be realistic and restrain yourself for now. The people you chose as friends may be older or more serious during this time. At times you will not be happy with their rather critical advice but it is solidly based and well meant. They are prompting you to be more serious about your long-term plans.
PISCES:  This will certainly not be a flamboyant time. You will need steadfast, stable, solid people who are going to be there for you. Aim for those you know you can trust from past experience. Though you won’t be able to make huge demands on them. Just get on what what’s important. Maybe you need to cut your losses and concentrate on your successes now. Do not trail on with what is not working well. You have to get a grip and start building. “>