Horoscopes: Monday, January 15, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Give them something to do and they might. Give them something to take and they'll take it. Give them something to believe in and they'll give loyalty beyond anything you could order.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know how to help the people around you because you've taken the time to understand their needs. This came naturally from your desire to be of service. Can you apply it to another area?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What you're attracted to isn't always the best choice for you. Wishing to be a bright light in the world, you keep asking what would yield the highest good for the greatest number of people.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People's similarities bring them together. You don't have to agree on everything, but early in the relationship is the best time to assess whether there are enough commonalities to sustain it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be tempted to get close to people at work, but it will be important to maintain a logical approach and a professional distance from the ones you are supposed to be leading.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll ask around and get quite a wide variety of answers to the same question. Which one is right? The truest answer of all: You are asking the wrong question.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's natural to seek options that make you feel better about yourself, though today's right choice could be less appealing and take more effort than the option that brings immediate gratification.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some say closure is a rhetorical concept and to think of it as a necessity is to believe in a myth. Whether or not that's true, it will still feel good to complete a cycle and put an obvious ending on it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You've been trying to get rid of an uncomfortable feeling for a while, to no avail. What if you try instead to integrate the feeling into your life? Perhaps it will work itself out as you go.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Progress is real. The cynics say things are the same even when they are different - that we just trade old problems for new ones, that we never move forward. Nope. Progress is real.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The pressure is something you are putting on yourself. When you decide you can't take it or that you don't need it, all you have to do is stop applying it. Metaphorically pull your hand away.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don't want yes people around you. Where's the challenge in it? How will you grow? You want people around you whom you can learn something from. You'll find them today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 15). You care about your own happiness, but there's so much you'll put first this year - your sense of duty, a concern for the betterment of your community and environment, etc. Keep those priorities and the beautiful cosmic gift of this solar return is that it all comes together for you - plus happiness, the cherry on top. Aries and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 33, 2, 18 and 40.