Horoscopes: Friday, January 19, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Yours will be the last word - just how you like it. What you may not like is how long it takes for all the other words to get spoken, bandied about, and hashed out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Etiquette lets you make the rules when it's your party and follow their rules when it's not. The trouble arises when no one can agree on whose party it is.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What you're doing may be similar to what another is doing. People can compare forever, but the two of you are not the same person. You're unique and becoming more unique.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's easier to hear things than to say them. It's easier to read words than to write them. It's easier to observe than to do. How much easier? They won't really know until they say, write and do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even when you're being clear with your communication you can't make another person understand. And if that person is the sort who doesn't listen well, you'd be advised to move along.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Creativity isn't always about art. It most often comes in other styles, forms and fields. It's an approach and a mindset. It's a way of being open to the world around you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You feel a kinship with a person that goes beyond the amount of time you've spent together or what you really know about each other. It's partly chemistry and partly something spiritual.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). They'll ask for your opinion when they want something else entirely - for instance, your attention, your business, your love or your approval.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The old world had gatekeepers and quality-control managers. The new world has done away with them. As a result, you've become discerning and better at making decisions based on your personal values and taste.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be as unflappable as James Bond. You'll maintain your composure when the heat is on and when the deadliest thing around is boredom. In your constancy you'll achieve the higher levels of grace.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It may seem as though you are just one person competing among millions of similar people. But no one is you. When you do what only you can do, you have no competition.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Truth doesn't really change, but the rules will. The ones that held yesterday may fall apart today. Also, there are different guidelines for different people. Get comfortable with the relativity of limits.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 19). This solar return brings an increased spiritual awareness. You'll sense the vibrations of the places, objects and people. This sensitivity will lead you to places where there's the most potential for connection, exuberance and the deep satisfaction that comes with service to a higher cause. Your Cancer and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 30, 11, 45 and 17.