Horoscopes: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You won't have everyone's approval, and frankly it would be weird if you did. You have the blessing of all who matter in this, though - even if it's only you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are wise. Wisdom can be practical - but often isn't. Wisdom can point to the popular choice - but often doesn't. Wisdom can provide comfort - but it also tolerates the very uncomfortable and uncertain realities of life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's been a while since you fantasized about the future. You used to do this often and well. It's time to get back to that rich imagination of yours and create some magic for yourself.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everything feels better when you have a plan. It doesn't have to be a good plan. Even an under-researched, unfeasible plan will give you the measure of purpose and confidence.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to make an improvement, and here's what will help. Plan the "ifs" and "thens": If this happens, then I'll do that. If that happens, then I'll do this.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've been known to do excellent work in phases, but you've neither the patience nor the time today. You'll throw it all down in one long frenzy.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you muster up the courage to take a chance, that's something in and of itself. You needn't couple your daring with the added pressure of demanding that you succeed. Give yourself credit for starting. Starting is for the brave.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The best answer just might be "I don't know." That's the answer that lets many things be possibilities. A connection made in the afternoon will take a surprising and delightful direction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're in a community of people who are making the world a better place. You'll love your role in this. The group isn't always in agreement as to the best methods, but you'll come to a consensus today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Remodels and reorganization efforts can be funny this way: You often have to make a mess before you can make an improvement. When things get crazy, push through to the "after" picture.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You face life with a thoroughly optimistic outlook even when the circumstances do not obviously favor you and yours. Your calm, measured approach allows for smooth dealings all around.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Hesitation isn't always fear. Sometimes it's a function of prudence, intuition or wisdom. Maybe you sense you're not ready, and there's no shame in that.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 9). This solar return is an uptick in love and abundance. Winning teams will be part of the fun. What happens to your group in February will lift you all. You'll get to make your own schedule in April, and this will be a game-changer. The spring lets you create, innovate and play while getting paid. Sagittarius and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 20, 12 and 33.