Horoscopes: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People may not immediately wrap their heads around what you're doing if they've never seen before. Be willing to show them gently and over time. This is the price of being a trailblazer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's not an acting job: You really are just as enthusiastic over the success of others as you are of your own. Maybe it's because we're all in this together. One person's win is the sign of a rising tide that will carry all ships.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). While others seem perfectly satisfied with what's happening, you sense that there is something wrong with the system. You're correct. Something's amiss. Get to the bottom of it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Small things do matter, but they don't make a definitive point. A single event will only tell part of the story. More will be revealed in a pattern of events. All of the story is impossible to know.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The worthiest goals are basically anti-goals today. For instance, a goal not to do things that are going to embarrass you later, or not to spend time on things that won't matter in the long run, will be a worthy goal indeed.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Because you calculate risk differently for yourself than you do for others, and because you're protective by nature, you'll take certain shortcuts alone that you wouldn't lead others along.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don't always have to feel passionate to be effective. Though you may not feel like working, going out or spending time with a certain person, you'll show up anyway, and good results will come.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your willingness to submit yourself to a certain amount of social awkwardness in order to make a connection is admirable. And awkwardness will ensue! So will the connection.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you see things how they are and you do things the way they ought to be done, you'll be admired and promoted. Hard to say why these abilities are so rarely demonstrated these days, but this works in your favor.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The problem is wrapped around an opportunity, and all you have to do is tear away at it and you'll get to the good stuff. In fact, this little nuisance could be the start of a huge enterprise.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll have double the energy of yesterday. If you walked a mile, you'll now walk two. If you made a friend, you'll make two more today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are two sides to the story, and you'll benefit from hearing both. Actually, there are many more than two sides, but if you listen to too many sides you'll begin to get tired of this story.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 2). Because your needs are met so beautifully and abundantly you'll be moved to help others. This only grows the bounty coming your way this year. Your fan base includes someone who wants to give you special care. Aquarius and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are 13, 38, 32 14 and 18.