Horoscopes: Monday, January 16, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're in learning mode. You'll note how people interact and how they solve problems, and you'll get valuable tips. You'll get a week's worth of experience in one day.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you want the change badly enough, you'll start now, which just happens to be the best, if not the only, time. If you don't want the change badly enough, start now anyway. You won't regret it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Setting your expectations well - that's grace. Setbacks are normal. They will certainly happen. It's something to accept, along with the responsibility of getting back up and into the game.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Liberty is a concept. Happiness is an emotional state. Love, well, it's debatable. You think of it as an action, and you won't go wrong if you live it that way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Rebellion is churning below the surface today. It's not that you have authority issues; it's just that you're ready to take the lead in your life, and anyone else who tries will be out of his or her depth.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Should you give your trust up front and then withdraw it if the person proves untrustworthy? Or should you withhold your trust until you have proof?

The first way will be more exciting.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don't mind being needed, but when it's every single time, you start to wonder whether you're being taken advantage of. In a give-and-take relationship, it's your duty to make sure that you're doing a little of both.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's important that you supportively interact with yourself. High stress levels make this harder. Reduce the stress. It's not because you want an easy life, but because you're not helping anyone by having a hard one.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Those who know the harsh Northern winters say there is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothes. Apply this adage and suit up well for today's "weather," in whatever form it may come.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Get your reverse calendar going, because the best way to tackle this goal is backward. Start your plan at the end, and you're likelier to gravitate toward steps that are relevant and reasonable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are determined, brave, and willing to act, even when the reward is out of reach. You're most attractive to those who share this rare and very true grit.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Giving people too much time to do a task is demotivating, and the same goes for yourself. With a deadline, you'll excel. Without one, you'll waste precious time.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 16). The next three months exude comfort and kindness; you appreciate coziness where you see it and create it where you don't. In March, you'll win a game. May is your chance at a top position; think carefully about whether the sacrifices are worth it. Love and relationships are the treasure of your life. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 30, 34, 2, and 15.