Horoscopes: Sunday, January 15, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's a new year, and that's only one of many good reasons to move the furniture, change the lighting, interrupt your routine and take on a new activity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Emotional involvement is the enemy of objectivity. What does the stranger think? Ask and get a view of your situation from the outside. This is the best vantage for coming up with a solution.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In artist

Yoko Ono's famous White Chess Set, both players' pieces are white, making the opponent's arsenal indistinguishable. You'll create such a dynamic today and bring peace to your group.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The world you desired can still be. Don't give up. Go back to square one and make sure that and all subsequent steps are checked off. Chances are you missed something simple.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You've formed a kind of magic circle with a few others - a space in which you've agreed to uphold the world of a game, which is very different from the world outside the game. Go out of your way to keep the sacredness of this today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The money you earn doing your favorite kind of work is somehow sweeter. It seems as if it has a greater value than other money, and you'll spend it in a special way because of this, too.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If the gift has strings attached, it's not a gift; it's a deal. Do you agree with the terms? More importantly, do you really know what they are? Implications are confusing. Get them stated.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Don't let that hypnotizing influence tempt you away from what needs doing. The work may be tedious, but it's also necessary. Get it out of the way.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).

Because of your affectionate feelings, this person's face is your favorite art, and your soul dances to the music of his or her voice. It's unrealistic, and that's what's so good about it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Success is a vague aim in and of itself. It can mean many different things to many different people. Narrow it down. Better to have one realistic task than a collection of open loops.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Consider that maybe the only thing standing between you and your joy is allowing yourself to feel it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Keep an open heart and mind to trivial matters. The fun, sad, seemingly inconsequential chatter you hear today will prove to be of more significance.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 15). Whether or not you believe that there is an all-powerful and pervasive force that constantly creates the universe, you'll be mightily impressed by what's formed and forming in your part of it this year. Get vacation time in February. Love has you changing something in June. Capricorn and Aries adore you. Lucky numbers: 4, 9, 31, 2 and 29.