Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Jan. 1

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MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 6:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. After that, the Moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.

IF Jan. 1 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Filmmaker Deepa Mehta (1950) shares your birthday. You are capable and organized; and you like a structured environment. Many of you work with your hands to create something practical and useful. At times, you are very ambitious about what you wish to achieve. You are sensitive to the comments of others. This year is the beginning of a new nine-year cycle for you. Open any door! Start a new business activity.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your ability to deal with others, especially in group situations is fabulous now. You have the magic touch! Your leadership abilities really show! In fact, you might be elected the leader of a group. Wear this mantle graciously, and donít be overconfident.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are proud of your achievements. Something youíve been working for is all coming together now. Yes, your ambition is still highly charged, but success is within your grasp. Caution against being overbearing with others. Be nice to the little people.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your plans for further education, publishing, travel or anything related to medicine and the law are successful. Youíre pleased with yourself! And youíre also excited for what you see coming down the road. Yes, you can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel ñ and itís not a train.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Disputes about shared property, inheritances, insurance matters and debt might finally be settled; and youíre pleased with the outcome. Be careful not to be cocky or take anything for granted. Be gracious. Go slowly. Count your blessings.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Itís been very easy to be annoyed with partners and close friends, lately. Now, everything seems to be in place and you feel better about these relationships. You know what you want and what you donít want. More importantly, you appreciate how things are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Things are going gangbusters at work, and this pleases you. Of course, you have worked hard to get things done, but still, itís wonderful to see everything come together. Itís true that energy in one direction always brings a benefit. Drip, drip, drip and soon the pail is full.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Something related to a social event, children, or an artistic activity that you created makes you feel proud. You worked hard to achieve something ñ and you succeeded! Do something to give yourself a pat on the back. Does this call for champagne?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):  Recent chaos and increased activity at home has been completed to your satisfaction. It looks like all your efforts are finally paying off. This is a busy time for you, but it’s been good busy not crazy busy. Well, a bit crazy. And so it goes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You have worked hard recently to write, communicate or convince others about something that matters to you. Now it looks like you finally have the ear of someone and your efforts are paying off. Could this be the beginning of something even better and bigger?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Something to do with cash flow and earnings has come together and paid off some results for you. This makes you feel good. Now you have a better sense of what you want to do, what you want to keep, and where you want to let go. Clarity is a relief.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Recent difficulties with relationships and partnerships are now a thing of the past. You are over the hump, as it were. Losing something or the risk of losing something always makes one appreciate its value. Ain’t it the truth? Hindsight is 20-20.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): All the work that you have been doing behind the scenes is finally paying off for you now. And you deserve it! From here on, things will get easier for you ñ no question. But you had to do the missionary work and pay your dues to get things going.

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