Weekly Horoscopes for Jan 29 to Feb 4

Aries

Think about compensation early this week. Are you making enough? It's a good time to get what you deserve, so take steps to go after the prize. Starting Wednesday, the gears of industry will turn smoothly for you, and you'll be able to express yourself much more clearly than usual in memos and email. Don't make any serious decisions, but expect serious productivity boosts. Friday afternoon will bring a slowdown as usual, but you might get so stuck that you feel you might as well go home early. If you do, expect work issues to follow you through until Monday.

Taurus

Everything should go exactly as you hope on Monday and Tuesday, even if what you hope is different from what you expect. It's a great time to work through big-money deals, but make sure they're completed before Wednesday. The middle part of the week will be better spent away from the treasury, as you'll be prone to making impulsive decisions that could shake up the bottom line. You'll be back in form late in the day Friday and able to charm almost anything out of anyone. Weekend schmoozing will be quite beneficial.

Gemini

You'll need allies at hand early in the week if you want to make much progress. It will seem that you're surrounded by obstacles, but there's at least one hidden path through them that your peers can show you if you ask. By Wednesday, all that will be history and you'll be wheeling and dealing with no limits on your success. You'll be able to convince anyone of anything. On Friday and through the weekend, turn inward and look carefully at budget projections and other financial planning documents you may not have fully absorbed yet.

Cancer

You'll need to take charge in a small way on Monday in order to guide your team to its next milestone. Things will go smoothly if you've got good relationships with your peers. Absent supervisors might cause problems midweek when guidance is needed at a crucial time. Listen to your intuition, but make sure to get consensus before proceeding. Friday is the start of a phase in which your work style is dominant - you should be able to charm customers and bosses alike without making much of an effort.

Leo

Ego and reputation will be important early this week; you'll need just enough of each without going overboard. Assert yourself boldly when it's called for, but make sure nobody thinks you're out of control. Teamwork will be essential for meeting goals midweek, and you'll be the perfect hub. People will get along famously with you, and you'll be able to translate between folks who aren't on the same page. If things are going well Friday, you'll feel great - but if there's anything that's a little bit off, you might spiral into some serious discomfort.

Virgo

The early part of the week can be super-productive for you and your people as long as you keep everyone on task. It should be pretty easy, as compatibility will be peaking. Work will be all-consuming midweek, so be prepared to go over the tiniest details of recent projects with supervisors and peers. It might be hard for you to retain perspective, but if you can hold folks at arm's length then you should be fine. Return to organizing Friday and through the weekend if need be. You'll feel energized by coordinating other people's efforts.

Libra

Your attachments and relationships in the workplace will define the early part of the week: the more allies you have, the better off you'll be. If you need extra help, you'll have tons of charm to get it for you. Meetings, especially brainstorming sessions, will go well for you midweek. Ideas are a hot commodity right now, and you'll be able to sift the good from the bad with ease. Friday will present multiple challenges as the day goes on. Don't worry about deadlines yet; take the weekend to relax and you'll be twice as efficient next week.





Scorpio

You'll have to rise above it all early in the week if you want to get ahead. Some of your attachments will have to be dropped - they're just holding you back. Read every word of every contract and agreement midweek. Important components will be hidden in details and legalese, and it might take you many hours of study before you can definitively understand them. Things pick up considerably Friday afternoon, and any deals you can manage to close then or over the weekend will be to your advantage.

Sagittarius

You'll be able to take it all in early this week, and better yet, communicate your vision to others at all levels of your business. You might not have time for productivity, but you'll be able to articulate ideas that will help in the long run. Get busy Wednesday and try to cut yourself out of the chitchat circuit that will keep you from finishing your most vital tasks. You might have to work with or serve someone who is almost your exact opposite on Friday or over the weekend, but if you're honest and flexible you'll end up doing just fine.

Capricorn

Take things back to basics early this week. Make sure that all the essential tasks get completed first, and that everyone is on board with the work at hand. Your thoroughness will determine the outcome of the week. Midweek you might find that customers or clients are much chattier than you are; you'll need to strike a balance between pleasing them and getting your job done. You'll be split between personal needs and work requirements on Friday and possibly through the weekend. Try to think about it with a cool mind and you'll see what to do.

Aquarius

Things get weird, but not bad-weird, on Monday. You'll definitely be the one to deal with it all, and if you're sly you can sneak some key changes into workplace procedures that will work to your benefit. Midweek will be crackling with energy, and you'll see a big boost in productivity. If you can take time out for brainstorming, it will be quite rewarding. Make sure you deal with any responsibilities that arise Friday, no matter how late in the day - they'll come back to haunt you soon otherwise.

Pisces

No matter what anyone else says, take it easy early in the week. Your batteries are recharging, and your deadlines are softer than anyone thinks. Try to work on office morale. Creative work and brainstorming are great uses of your time midweek - looking at the big picture will be much easier than worrying about little details. Be careful with nosy supervisors. Your productivity picks up dramatically on Friday and through the weekend. You might find yourself the target of some very positive attention, so try to act surprised.

Weekly Horoscopes for January 22 to 28

Aries

Breeze into the workplace Monday with a definite agenda - you'll be able to meet any goals you set, as long as you stick to them firmly. Your ambitions will be obvious, but don't let that deter you. Slow down midweek and don't start off in any new directions. You might be puzzled by a customer's comments, but there's not much to be gained by trying to nail them down. Friday brings a second wind and an infusion of energy that will see you working hard (or thinking about work) through the weekend.

Taurus

Get ready for struggles Monday. It might be as simple as office territoriality, or as complex as international wrangling over strategic goals, but there will definitely be conflict involving you and your immediate coworkers. Allies will come to the rescue midweek, and you'll owe them surprisingly little after you emerge victorious. Despite pulling out ahead, you could feel a little down on Friday. Don't take those feelings out on your budget - you can't afford any unnecessary spending just yet.

Gemini

Expect big change early in the week. If you can instigate or at least guide the change, its chances of improving efficiency will increase dramatically. It's a good time to try bold new initiatives and think strategically. Wednesday and Thursday will be a time of confusion, perhaps related to unintended consequences of the changes from earlier in the week, but it will pass and the group will feel stronger as a result. Friday and the weekend are perfect for clear communication and strengthening work relationships. Take the lead by reaching out to those you haven't heard from in a while.

Cancer

Focus on finances early in the week, but do it on your own terms. You'll inevitably get drawn into weird conflicts if you try to buddy up or even ask for advice. If you must work directly with others, try not to take anything personally. Midweek you'll experience a surge of energy that should make you popular with customers and coworkers alike. Your listening skills will be powerful, and might make the difference in closing a big deal. Be careful with government authority on Friday - you'll be spoiling for a fight, and if you rub up against them you might get hurt.

Leo

Leave your assumptions - and your ego - at home early in the week. You'll need to be extraordinarily flexible to deal with the weird business that will come your way for a solid two days. By Wednesday the carnival will be over, but you'll still need a few days to settle down and take care of business. It's a good time to just do paperwork and let long-range planning wait its turn. Customer service might be important Friday, and if so, you'll have a great time. Your social energy will be perfectly attuned to the people you serve through the weekend.

Virgo

Your routine won't be able to keep up with unexpected developments Monday and Tuesday, so stay cool and be ready to change course quickly when necessary. You might have to rein yourself in if the impulse to lash out presents itself. Frustration with coworkers or possibly clients builds through the week as they consistently miss deadlines or offer vague words instead of the concrete direction you need. By Friday you'll be ready to freelance or at least take a day to work on your own - and if you do, you'll find your productivity soaring.

Libra

It's all about people early this week. Sales, service and schmoozing should be the order of the day on Monday and Tuesday, and you'll be irresistibly charming to practically everyone you meet. You might feel that you've bitten off more than you can chew by midweek, so take some time to slow down, organize and delegate responsibilities. Progress will be slow, but you shouldn't have to worry about moving backwards. Your close coworkers will be especially important Friday (and probably through the weekend), so do whatever it takes to make them happy.




Scorpio

There could be some serious morale issues troubling the workplace early in the week, but don't take them to supervisors just yet. They might be feeling touchy right now, so lie low. By Wednesday you'll know just how to proceed, and should be able to charm just about anyone. Customer service and client-facing will go well for you. Friday is a good day for beginning new projects, and you'll be more attentive to detail than usual, so complex paperwork shouldn't get in your way.

Sagittarius

If you're not in sales, you might want to think about switching on Monday and Tuesday - your natural charm will be powerfully energized, and you'll find people dropping whatever they're doing at the slightest hint that you need them. By midweek your energy will be flagging somewhat, and you might want to take things down a notch and explore alternative ideas to implement in the near future. Your energy levels shoot back up Friday, and you'll find yourself having a great time even in meetings or tasks you usually dread.

Capricorn

Focus on the future early in the week, as the present will be somewhat unrewarding. Nothing will work out quite as planned - but ironically, plans made now will work out well later on. You'll be totally in sync with peers and customers through the middle of the week, so reach out and cement those relationships. Friday is a great time to close out old business or terminate relationships that aren't working out for you. The weekend will bring worries only if you haven't tied up all the loose ends.

Aquarius

The first two days of this week will be filled with good buzz - your ideas will float to the top and you'll find that people are more attentive than usual. Try something new. Rein yourself in midweek, though. By Wednesday you might be seized with an extravagant impulse that should be suppressed for the time being. Financial risks will not pay off. Friday brings new opportunities, possibly too many to jump on all at once. Choose carefully, but go into it wholeheartedly. You'll feel like plowing through more work over the weekend.

Pisces

There's likely to be too much going on Monday and Tuesday for you to really follow along attentively. Pick a few important events and stick with them, but stay flexible in case something bigger comes along. Midweek brings a time of strength in which you might find untapped resources at your command - it's a great time for starting out in new directions. Confusion reigns Friday, and it will be hard to get help from even your closest work buddies, as everyone seems to be grappling with their own demons. If you take your time, you can figure everything out over the weekend.

Weekly Horoscopes for January 15 to 21

Aries

As you slide into work on Monday, you'll need to make sure to keep your ears open; there's some key info that won't come your way except by chance. Most business midweek will be conducted on nonverbal, emotional levels, so be prepared for some unusual meetings. By Thursday you should be able to put it all together and take dramatic action. It's a good time for starting off in new directions or taking the lead on projects. The weekend brings a good time for careful consideration of your career path.

Taurus

You've got a hall pass of sorts on Monday as events conspire to allow you to chart your own course. If there's work you've been putting off, you can get it done - or figure out new directions. Things start to heat up dramatically midweek, and you could find yourself enmeshed in small-scale office warfare or charming a client into giving you piles of new work. Thursday you could see a new way to improve profits or morale, but look at it very carefully before implementing it. There are likely to be unforeseen consequences if you don't give it a thorough examination.

Gemini

You'll surprise yourself with your attitude on Monday - it's so positive it hurts. You'll be knocking good ideas back and forth all day, so make sure you get them down somehow. Midweek you'll need to get serious as issues start mounting from all directions, especially customer service. If you can ensure that the right people feel satisfied, you'll win big. Thursday and Friday are all about teamwork. You'll find a new level of productivity as your group builds on its synergies. The weekend isn't optimal as far as work is concerned, but it's a good time to work on resumes.

Cancer

Interoffice rivalries might get a little harsh on Monday, so be prepared for skirmishes. They'll intensify midweek, and you could have a hard time choosing sides. See if you can maneuver yourself out in the field for a while - you'll get along with outsiders much better than with your peers. You'll be better able to help heal the wounds toward the end of the week if you have managed to rise above the fray. All in all, the week will be a success only if you manage to lose as little ground as possible.

Leo

Yours will be the first voice listened to on Monday; expect a good reception to almost anything you have to say. Take special care midweek with people you don't know well, but take even greater care with those you think you know best: someone has a hidden agenda. Thursday and Friday bring work at its best - fun, exciting, invigorating and (best of all) profitable. Your good spirits should rub off on the folks around you. The weekend is best spent volunteering in the community or otherwise focused on other people.

Virgo

Monday is full of tiny challenges, none of which poses much difficulty on their own. The workload in its entirety might start to tire you, so seek help when you start to weary of it all. The next two days bring a new sense of curiosity that should lead you to ferret out new contacts and ideas that will help you adjust to changing conditions. Watch out for traps at the end of the week - you'll want to breeze past them, but they're just as tenacious as you, and it could be several days before you extricate yourself.

Libra

Monday is as close to perfect as a day at work can be. Your social skills are particularly in demand, and client meetings will be smooth and profitable for you. Change is on the agenda for the middle part of the week - if you take the lead, then you can guide it in the best direction. Most likely the changes will run deep, so prepare your coworkers for the revolution to come. Keep up the optimism through the end of the week; you'll be the one everyone checks in with.






Scorpio

Try to put off any important decisions until after Monday. Most likely you'll be torn between two equally appealing alternatives, but one will soon become the clear choice. Tuesday and Wednesday are your days - you'll be the star no matter where you are. If there's a weakness in your business defenses, now is the time to shore it up. There's a risky scheme in the works that will come down to a big decision on Friday. Try to make sure that the risk is shared, or you might find yourself in an awkward position sooner than you think.

Sagittarius

You'll be like a rock star or supermodel on Monday as far as coworkers and clients are concerned. You don't have to tell them that your recent success is more attributable to luck than sweat. Midweek you might want to take some comp time or personal days, as you will be deeper in thought than your job duties will permit. It's good, though - you're rethinking your whole career path. When you come out of it by Thursday, you'll be in exactly the right position to really make some positive changes and strike out in a good direction.

Capricorn

Monday is perfect for starting new projects. Permission will come quickly and all the elements will be exactly where you need them to be. Rise above it all midweek and really look at where things are going - you'll have new insights that will lead to smart decision-making. The last couple of days in the week will zip past without you even realizing time has been spent. You'll be amazed at the end of Friday when you see how much you've done, especially if you stick to the schedule. The weekend is yours - if you spend it on your career, you'll see huge benefits.

Aquarius

You'll make an important connection on Monday. You might not realize its significance at first, but it will become increasingly obvious over the next month that this person or institution means a great deal to your bottom line. Take time midweek to think about where you are and where you want to be in ten years. The big picture is especially important at this time. Your leadership skills will come into play on Thursday or Friday when your work group needs some serious guidance. Odds are you'll have work to complete over the weekend - force yourself to do it if you must.

Pisces

Monday is the best time to flush old relationships and clean up your current situation. It might not be easy, but it is necessary. You'll be energetic by midweek and you'll feel up to any challenge, but optimism will turn on itself as you see rivals pulling ahead. Life gets a lot better on Thursday when a run of good luck nullifies any setbacks and puts you out ahead of the pack. You might want to think about calling in some favors over the weekend, and if you do, it will boost your reputation considerably.

Weekly Horoscopes for January 8 to 14

Aries

The week might start out a little off-kilter for you on Monday, as your feelings about work don't quite match up with reality. That dissatisfaction might be an important clue, but it should vanish by the end of the day as you find yourself swept up in good energy that will carry you through Thursday. You'll be able to schmooze with the best of them midweek and should be able to win new clients or investors without too much trouble. Late in the week you'll need to hunker down and cover all the paperwork and behind-the-scenes stuff that needs to get done, but you should have all the assistance you need.

Taurus

Monday might bring confrontation - but if it does, it'll be the good kind, where you speak your mind firmly and are heard clearly. Be wary of power struggles midweek, though they should be unrelated to your spat from Monday. You can rise above or mediate, but you might be accused of taking sides. By Thursday your diplomatic side will surface and you should be able to solve just about any social problem without breaking a sweat. If you can get all parties to sit down together, the battle will be 90 percent over.

Gemini

The first day of the week will touch on financial issues in one way or another - probably spending. If you can restrain your team even a little bit, you'll come out ahead. The mood around the workplace lightens considerably midweek, especially if you're in the middle of things. You should be able to get your way using raw charm. Everyone will start to focus inward later in the week (by Thursday at the latest), so be prepared to lose touch with clients and supervisors as they take care of business. Sunday is a great day for networking.

Cancer

You'll burst into the workplace Monday full of enthusiasm - much more so than usual, especially for a Monday. Work it for every last bit of profit, because by Tuesday you'll be in a slightly unrealistic mood that will last for a couple of days. If you can find a way to pay for your dream projects, go forward. The end of the week brings a new efficiency to your dealings that will see you closing more deals than usual and probably forging a new alliance with someone you've been working on for some time. Sunday will be a good time to sneak some extra hours in.

Leo

Monday is perfect for starting new projects of almost any magnitude: from cleaning your desk to organizing a hostile takeover. You'll get the support you need. Regardless of how that goes, midweek will be a time of celebration as positive events are recognized by higher-ups and you can take a short break from the grind. Thursday heralds a strategic retreat as you review budgets and other financial planning - you can return to the schmoozing scene next week, after all the money is accounted for. Sunday will be great for making contacts, if you want to get the jump on the competition.

Virgo

Monday is extremely busy for you - make sure to get everything out of your inbox before the end of the day, even if it means skipping lunch. Your social skills - especially leadership - will be in high demand midweek, as teamwork becomes ever more important to the mission. Due diligence will be the words to live by later in the week. You'll find little cracks developing in the master plan, and it will be up to you to fix them all. By Sunday, things will be back to normal, and you might make some new contacts if you're looking.

Libra

You will tear into the workplace on Monday full of energy and able to cut almost any deal in the most favorable possible way. If you can get people to sign, go for it. Midweek, expect stress and friction with supervisors as different ideas try to manifest too late for anyone to really vet them. By Thursday that should be firmly dealt with, and you can move on to implementing the compromise you arrived at. Your skill at management will help you move further and faster than you had hoped. Sunday is a good time for considering new options, but not for acting.







Scorpio

You'll be a little out of sync on Monday, but it shouldn't hamper any ongoing projects. Don't sweat it - this feeling will be all gone as the workday comes to a close. Midweek is great for trips and risk-taking - you'll have good luck following you around like a trained pup. Whatever you do, you'll find it fun. Slow down Thursday and Friday, especially where the boss or important clients are concerned. There's most likely a disagreement hiding under the surface that needs attention. Sunday is a great time for recruitment and networking - you'll be a star.

Sagittarius

Monday brings business you can't ignore, even for a minute. Take care of everything that meets your eye as soon as you see it, and keep prioritizing on the fly. You'll be glad you did when things really start to short-circuit Tuesday and Wednesday; you'll need all your resources to keep the problems from spreading far. You'll find help from an unexpected source at the last minute. Things finally settle down on Thursday and you'll be eager to start looking forward. Strategic planning and alliance-building will go well for the rest of the week.

Capricorn

Monday is pretty typical - busy, with plenty to do and not a lot of energy to do it with. It's a good time to work on operations and logistics, especially if something big is coming up. You'll need to play the diplomat midweek, possibly between client and coworker - make sure everyone is smiling by the time the meeting is adjourned. Spend as much time in research as you can on Thursday and Friday, going on into Saturday if you think you need more information before proceeding. Sunday will bring a new idea that should be remembered.

Aquarius

Monday, unusually, will be by far the best day of the week. Expect good times and especially good relationships with your team and supervisor. Dramas start to erupt almost as soon as the whistle blows, and they won't die down until Thursday. Try to avoid the worst of it - you won't be able to make much of a difference until later. The end of the week will bring an opportunity for action that you should jump on without worrying about all the details. You'll start to see quick profits if you act right away.

Pisces

You'll come into the workplace a little fuzzy-headed on Monday, but don't let that keep you from tackling your highest priorities first. If you need to make a choice, go with paperwork over people-work. Keep your head down when troubles erupt midweek - your involvement will only prolong the fighting, and won't help one side win out over the other. New information starts to come in Friday; you might want to hang around or at least check in through the weekend to see how it develops. It will change the way you approach rivals in the next few weeks.