Horoscopes: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Feel scattered? Think of it as a prolonged state of brainstorming. You're looking for one small new thing to brighten your mood and enhance the impression you make on the world.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Some of the good questions have answers. Most of them just hang there and will continue to do so for many lifetimes, scenting the air, drawing our imaginations up and up and up.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Give yourself a wide margin for error. You won't need it, but it will keep you at a low stress level for maximum poise and charisma. You'll like whom this attracts.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Laughter usually bonds people, but be aware that it can also alienate. Not everyone has your sense of humor, especially when it comes to kidding that's too close for home. Sensitivity required.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). From Hitchcock to Shakespeare, the best storytellers know to leave out the most intense scenes, and let the audience fill in the blanks. Say nothing. Let them fill in the blanks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The social technology that is supposed to facilitate human connection often has the opposite effect, drawing us into a social fantasy while we ignore those who actually exist. Don't let it happen.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Greatness and inner strength go hand in hand. You develop it the same way you do physical strength - by doing hard things over and over. It's why you stick to this job until it's done.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The animals have an effect on you, and you'll be more keenly aware of this. Whether you care for an animal or just admire the natural world, you'll be enriched by other life-forms today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Control of a small part of your reality will make you feel in control of your whole world. Likewise, what you do for your body, you'll do for your life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When it comes to "getting over it," there's no time limit. Take as long as you need. Until you're "over it," it will be hard to get "on with it," so it's in your own best interest not to wallow.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The concept of one person not being good enough for another person is truly false. There are better matches and worse matches, but no one is inherently better than anyone else.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Life doesn't usually offer closure. Endings often aren't neatly wrapped up. Even when they are, they can be so long and drawn out that you might as well say "so long" instead of "goodbye."

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 3). There will be a role reversal at the top of your solar return that will help you finally claim a property, obtain a title, or change a habit. The early-year action will center on a youthful presence in your life. Windfalls come in March and July. Too many opinions come at you in August. Stand strong in just one: yours. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 5, 33, and 19.