Horoscopes: Thursday, January 25, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To avoid wasting your energy, be strategic in your use of it. Go where you're likely to get the most cooperation. Together you'll accomplish more.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The word "fan" comes from "fanatic," "a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal." It's responsible for great harm. It's better to be gently and open-mindedly supportive.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Children make socially inappropriate statements because they have yet to learn what's acceptable in different situations. Then there are those who will never learn. You'll help them though. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may feel you are flailing about in an attempt to regain some kind of balance. In fact, this a rather accurate depiction of what everyone is doing. It is the very essence of "action."

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In a cruel loophole, pointing out another person's rudeness is rude. And if there's anything to avoid at all costs today, it's rudeness, because it will ultimately make you disappointed in yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Silliness can be the preservation of sanity. And even if the situation isn't in dire need of silliness, it's the ingredient that will make your time memorable and fun.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Excellent question of the day: "Who cares?" - not in a snarky or defeatist sort of tone, but an investigative one. The answer will be your best customer, your ardent supporter, your dear friend.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You've started many things with good intentions but life gets in the way of finishing. It doesn't make you a slacker; it makes you a person who tends to priorities. But is it time to adjust them?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone you look up to as a role model isn't fit for the job. (Maybe you've made the common mistake of casting a movie star in that position.) You will seek and find guidance from one with real-world accomplishments.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Before you dive into a project or take things in a new direction, play it out in the theater of your mind. It will be easier to try new things if you face the potential consequences.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Here's an insane quest: Try to find the perfect partner, job or situation. Accept imperfection, however, and you'll get brilliant results. Sanity will be included.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People who are hard to read can have you coming back for more. But once you feel you have them figured out, your fascination wanes. The one who intuits this and makes it a mission to keep you guessing will enthrall you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 25). You'll be surprised at what you can do. Of course, it takes something incredible to sustain your high energy throughout the year, and the juicy prize you'll choose works wonders to keep your tenacity and desire burning. An investigation or deal concludes successfully in May. Let yourself be frivolous this summer. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 3, 38, 32 and 12.