Daily Horoscope

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Aries
With Mars newly in Scorpio, intensity is a part of the picture now and in the next six weeks. Nevertheless, your enhanced willpower and determination could be affected by both Mercury and Jupiter spinning backward. Don’t try to force the pace. Instead, focus on what is working and take things one step at a time. This week’s blend of energies might also represent a turning point, particularly if you feel moved to make a key decision that could have major consequences.

Taurus
The week begins with potential conflict that could be difficult to resolve. With you or another displaying a stubborn attitude, nothing will shift unless one of you can be willing to compromise. Added to this, both Mercury and Jupiter enter a retrograde phase, so you could feel that life has come to a standstill. If this leaves you upset, your best bet might be to head out with some good friends for a heart-to-heart talk to shift your perspective and brighten your mood.

Gemini
Even though you’re only a few days into the New Year, you may feel peeved that things aren’t going according to plan. Key responsibilities could conflict with a desire to explore new ideas and opportunities. And with Mercury retrograde from Tuesday and Jupiter rewinding from Thursday, other people could seem to cause delays in the coming weeks. On Friday, you might also register a note of disappointment concerning someone’s behavior. You’ll do just fine if you amp up your willpower and continue on.

Cancer
What happens this week could affect your determination to stick with your New Year’s resolutions. Even so, the presence of Mars in Scorpio does give you enhanced willpower. Some of your plans may be subject to delays, however, as Mercury begins its backward dance and Jupiter also rewinds. You’ll need to be patient and keep your wits about you if you are to get as much done as you hope. The New Moon in Capricorn can encourage positive change in a key relationship.

Leo
Just as you’re hitting your stride things begin to look a little unsettled. You might have to lower your expectation of 2016 starting off on a dynamic note. Instead, you could find yourself having to review plans and reconsider certain decisions. It’s also possible that a love affair or romance could prove disappointing this week, causing you to wonder whether it’s right for you. For now, avoid being too adventurous and stick to things that are fairly easy to accomplish.

Virgo
Even though your mind power is strong now and in the coming weeks, you could experience some setbacks as Mercury, your personal planet, and Jupiter in your sign turn retrograde. Indeed, you might feel this in a particularly personal way, with key projects and ideas subject to complications and delays. Nevertheless, the New Moon in Capricorn can be helpful for doing the groundwork associated with a creative project. Once Mercury pushes forward again later in the month it will be time to make a start.

Libra
It could be all too easy to get sidetracked unless you have very clear objectives this week, particularly as both Mercury and Jupiter begin a retrograde phase, which only adds confusion and delays to the mix. You might find that you have to be particularly businesslike when it comes to getting things done.

Scorpio
Mars in your sign boosts your energy, giving you greater determination to overcome obstacles in your path. And this is all to the good at this time, as you’ll find you have a greater ability to handle the Mercury and Jupiter retrogrades, which begin this week. As Mercury moves back into Capricorn you’ll have the opportunity to review plans and perhaps to take a fresh look at any deals that interest you. However, if you can avoid committing now it could save you a lot of hassle later.

Sagittarius
With 2016 now underway, you might need to take one or two steps back before you can move ahead. This is due to both Mercury and Jupiter entering their retrograde phase this week, which could derail certain plans. If you feel disappointed at your lack of progress, don’t! This can be an excellent opportunity to review your goals and mission statement for the year ahead. If you’re feeling less than enthused about one of your ideas, this is the time to make changes.

Capricorn
Although this is a week of decisions and new beginnings for you, things may not be quite so clear cut as they seem. With Mercury rewinding in your sign and Jupiter turning retrograde in your zone of travel and adventure, you may need to check out a few things before you can get going. Indeed, the New Moon in your sign on January 9 can be an invitation to get your act together before you make a move. Doing so could help you avoid unnecessary complications.

Aquarius
Today you’ll likely find that you begin to make real progress on a project that may have been stagnating for a while, Aquarius. You can’t help but feel gratified that all of your hard work is finally beginning to pay off. Good for you! You have earned every success that is due to come your way. But don’t rest on your laurels! Continue to work hard so that you can achieve even greater recognition.

Pisces
You have a keen mind, Pisces, and are always absorbing new bits of information. What is amazing is how much of it you manage to retain. Today, however, even your considerable brain may be taxed beyond its limits. At work you may feel overwhelmed by the mass of information to sort through. At home there may be books and magazines piled up that you’re anxious to read. Consider taking the evening off from intellectual pursuits. There is something to be said for passive entertainment.

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