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.