Horoscopes: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some say we live in an age of narcissism, but the reasons a person posts selfies are usually more complicated and nuanced than that. Healthy self-expression will be the hallmark of the day.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Truth-seekers like you are trustworthy. Be skeptical of truth-finders today. The more certain a person is of being right, the less likely that is to be the case.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It feelslike you've come a million miles, but still doing the same things. The Zen proverb says, "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If the mountain is so tall you can't see over it, you're unlikely to strive to climb to the top. Who has time for sucha trek? We all need hope, a vision of the pinnacle, a reason to think there is one.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Many people document special events, but it takes an artistic mind to want to archive routine. You'll capture what's interesting about the day-to-day and later be glad for the reference to this time period.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Others will be bothered and hurt by things you can't predict and may never understand. You're more experienced. You're tougher. But you're sensitive to the fact that each has a right to his or her feelings.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you had any resistance to authority, you'll drop it now. You need a leader more than you need to be the leader. A power struggle would waste time, when there's so much learning to be done.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Not knowing what to say to that person who is hurting, many will keep their distance. That's why you'll sidle up. Acknowledge the pain in the voice of compassion. You don't have to solve it, just acknowledge, "That must hurt."

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This is no time to doubt, worry, or overthink. This is a time to keep on trying, doing, going. The direction is clear: forward, forward, ever forward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you really want to know the whole story, you'll resist the urge ask, because privacy is sacred. You respect everyone's right to it, including your own.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While you can't force everyone to get along, you can create an atmosphere of support, tolerance, and calm around you. Others are likely to relax into it today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The human body has a delayed response to satisfaction. If you keep eating until you're full, you'll usually discover that you're overstuffed instead. That's why, with food and most other pleasures, it's best to take it slowly.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 24). Because your individual spirit and vision are so strong this solar return, in most matters you will set your own course. You'll feel your power surge to help you with a challenge of your own making through the next 10 weeks. Taurus and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 9, 40, 33, and 19.