Best days for January 2013: 9th, 16th and 23rd.
To trim those extra holiday pounds, begin a diet on the 26th.
Aries: (March 21 to April 20)
Career, or the equivalent, status and aim in life are your focus as the New Year begins. You may receive recognition for a project well-done. After the 26th, you enjoy creative projects, social events and romantic pursuits, if applicable. At the end of the month, you are open-minded to subjects that you may have disregarded in the past.
Taurus: (April 21 to May 20)
Mental pursuits, spirituality and foreign cultures are your interests as the New Year begins. You may begin a new study or a class. Following the 26th, your focus turns from career, or the equivalent, to your personal life and family. At the end of the month, you can improve your personal finances by not buying more than you need.
Gemini : (May 21 to June 20)
Shared assets, one’s values and abstract studies are highlighted as the New Year begins. This is a good time to pay off old debts and commitments. After the 26th, you are able to catch up on paperwork and phone calls. At the end of the month, you have a surge of optimism that will help you to receive favorable opportunities.
Cancer: (June 21 to July 22)
Contracts, partnerships, both business and personal are favored as the New Year begins. You will learn about yourself through others. Following the 26th, you analyze your personal financial needs and what you can do to increase your assets. At the end of the month, you take time for self-reflection and may even explore your inner child.
Leo: (July 23 to August 22)
Work skills, pets and health care become important as the New Year begins. You strive for both technical and physical efficiency. After the 26th, you have a new sense of pride in yourself and you are able to express this to others. At the end of the month, you meet new friends and become involved in community activities.
Virgo: (August 23 to September 22)
Hobbies, children and loved ones are your enjoyment as the New Year begins. You are inspired both creatively and emotionally. Following the 26th, you reflect back and put your life in perspective so that you can move forward. At the end of the month, you may be offered a new opportunity or advancement in your career.
Libra: (September 23 to October 22)
Personal matters, family and home life are your assets as the New Year begins. Any problems can be resolved to the satisfaction of everyone. After the 26th, you enjoy helping friends and groups with their community and humanitarian projects. At the end of the month, you interest turns to subjects such as spirituality and foreign cultures.
Scorpio: (October 23 to November 21)
Neighbors, friends and communications are the focus as the New Year begins. You can catch up on correspondence you have neglected. Following the 26th, there can be a new job opportunity or promotion as you put your best foot forward. At the end of the month, there may be some positive changes or developments in your life.
Sagittarius: (November 22 to December 21)
Personal possessions, finances and security are important as the New Year begins. You may also analyze your spending and saving habits. After the 26th, you focus on learning and beginning a formal class or attending a workshop. At the end of the month, you may make a commitment in a personal relationship, if applicable.
Capricorn: (December 22 to January 19)
Self-expression, personality and appearance are favored as the New Year begins. You will put the past behind as you begin a new personal cycle. Following the 26th can be a good time to settle any debts either financial or otherwise. At the end of the month, you seek ways to improve your work for yourself and co-workers.
Aquarius: (January 20 to February 18)
Spirituality, regeneration and self-reflection are the focus as the New Year begins. Situations that you have outgrown can be put behind you. After the 26th, you may have to compromise as you balance your needs with those of another. At the end of the month, you are inspired to become involved in any playful or creative projects.
Pisces: (February 19 to March 20)
Friends, group activities and long-term directions are highlighted as the New Year begins. You may get involved in community affairs. Following the 26th, you may begin a new diet or fitness program as you take better care of your health. At the end of the month, you work to improve family relationships bringing contentment to all.
Arlene is an author, astrologer and para-consultant and has studied and worked with astrology for more than 35 years.