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.