For The Week Of January 2-8, 2012

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): You made it this far, so be happy and just enjoy the view. There is nothing that should be pressing hard on you in terms of responsibility, so don’t stir up trouble unnecessarily. If you do have to keep busy somehow, think recreationally. In time, the tables will turn and you’ll be ready, set and in motion once again, but for now, while you can, stop and smell the roses.

Aquarius (January 20-February 19): This year will bring a lot of crazy twists and turns, so to get a head start on changing it all up, think from the outside in, and work on the superficial aspects of your life, tweaking all to perfection. This can mean making yourself, your home or your man over. No matter what, it’s all about the pretty now, so make it work at maximum levels.

Pisces (February 20-March 20): Keep coasting on the love machine you’re on and make it social. This is the time to spread your love around and make it more than just about you two. Diversity will count and will up your oxytocin rate so powerfully that nothing will feel like it can touch you. Yes, that delirium of being out of touch with reality can be yours, but best of all, it can be real too!

Aries (March 21-April 19): You’re not one for resolutions, as what sane person wants to commit to anything for the long term? However, this is the time when your far-sighted powers are at their finest and being able to connect from points A to B to Z will make sense in a way you never quite knew — and if anything, this moment could be something you look at, at the end of the year, and get a good laugh from.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): If you push a little harder on anything you want, you’ll be able to tip the scales in your favor and grab it tight. Yes, perhaps it’s the newness of the year that will be making your baby a bit more uptight and wanting to stand their ground, but whatever, work that charm. After all, when it comes to true love, it’s how pliable they are in the end that matters.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Make those commitments more solid and get the ball rolling. Yes, you can talk all day about what you want and how you want it, but until you start to configure it into an actual shape, you aren’t going to know what the outcome is. As it goes, you’ll like having to work a few options before getting it right, but as long as you start the action, all will slide into place in time.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Choose your battles, because the bullheadedness of your current love will be astronomical and you can’t make it all go away. Of course, you can just sit back and watch the show, as the cockiness will entertain. No matter, as long as you don’t take it too seriously and look beyond this passing phase, then more drastic measures won’t need considering.

Leo (July 23-August 22): Get sappy! Lay it on the line and let whoever you’re into know you are into them — and if that’s more than one person, feel free to share all your thoughts. Time to get it out on the table and see what cards get dealt back. Chances are you will come out the winner in a few of these hands, ensuring a fabulous unfolding drama which will start your year off with one theatrical bang!

Virgo (August 23-September 22): Don’t waste your energy in the wrong places. If you talk out your situation to others, listen to what comes out of your mouth and if it has any inkling of crazy in it; if it does, back up and tell yourself the tale again. Basically, insanity is insanity and it will be obvious. Of course, since you are very involved, you might not hear it all, but over the course of time, those red flags should sound louder than bells.

Libra (September 23-October 22): Don’t feel like you have to walk that extra mile to try to impress anyone. If you’re thinking of trying out some new sexual gymnastics because you want to, then dare to do it — as that is the only way it’ll be fun. Doing it to appease that other won’t work in your favor, and in the end, it may just make you feel weird and desperate — so think hard before heading into another’s uncharted territory.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Your brain is going to be hitting the skids and going slower than usual, and this can jam up a lot of logistics you will need to make now. No matter, don’t feel the need to know all the answers or have a detailed plan of attack. For now, slip into this year with some ease and just get used to the idea of a new cycle getting under way.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Be careful what you say to that other, because even if you think it makes sense, it might not to them. Yes, even though you are direct, this other may not get your logic the way you do — and while it should be clear, it could also be that you’re giving them too much information. So, just don’t assume too much or give too much away, until you do get that other’s green light.