Horoscopes: Monday, January 8, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be drawn to self-reflection and you can see yourself with greater clarity. This will allow you to analyze what just happened and draw conclusions you can powerfully act on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Listening can be an act of love, but it can also be an act of martyrdom. There are some things so tedious or unnecessary, to listen to them would be a waste of life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will engage interesting people around you so you can have an effective and enlightening exchange. Brevity and levity are the guiding principles here.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're not trying to be a superhero or social wonder, yet you'll get the chance to defend sacred things and befriend interesting people - all in one day!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You put out every signal that you care. You have taken the time to tend to the details that prove what matters to you. Rest assured: Your efforts are loud and clear. People can tell you're serious.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You might not guess who finds you extremely attractive these days. Simple things, such as your good posture and excellent taste, others will find captivating.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You worry about finding the right people for your life, but you really don't have to. People who are a stellar match for your ideas and style will be naturally drawn to you in the weeks to come. Relax.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's once again time to acquire skills or update and refine existing ones. There are many from whom you could learn. Look around and determine who's doing things in a way you admire.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). No one can live on shameless flattery alone, but add a sandwich or two to the mix and it'll do for today. Besides, it feels good to be recognized for all you've been up to. Why not bask in it?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You choose your friends, but it's not like you can order them up. They come ready-made. You may prefer they didn't have certain traits, but it's all part of the package.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're no chameleon. You might adapt to your environment, but you won't change your colors to fit in. Today you'll be around people whose opinions you disagree with. Luckily you don't have to agree to get along.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can see so much of a person with direct eye contact. It's why people avoid looking at each other. They are afraid. You're not. It's an essential part of effective dealing. It's respectful. It's why you make the connection.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 8). Keep track of your wins, your new friends, your efforts, your successes. You'll have hundreds over the next 12 months. A leap of faith will precede an important gain in March. May will illuminate new aspects of your heart. Relationships get deeper. You're getting better at a key skill, and you'll be paid big for it. Cancer and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 31, 27 and 14.