Updated: January 16, 2013 2:42PM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Zooey Deschanel, 33; Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 33; Jim Carrey, 51; Betty White, 91.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t give in to emotional blackmail. You must stand up for your rights. A change may be necessary in order to get back on track and reach old goals that have been stifled due to other people’s demands. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take charge and get on with what needs to be done. Travel if it will help you reach your goals. Someone from your professional past will offer you a favor you should consider. 3 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Add new skills to your resume. Communication and education will go hand-in-hand, allowing you to choose from a wider variety of options available to you in your area. Don’t sell yourself short when you have so much to gain. 4 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Just because someone else makes changes doesn’t mean you should. Evaluate your situation and consider how you can take advantage of what others give up or leave behind. Recycle, redo and reuse, and you will establish a better position. 2 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change at work should push you to take action before you end up in an awkward position. Don’t set limits on what you can do. Waiting for things to happen will be your downfall. 5 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Attend an entertaining function that will lead to encounters that can alter your future positively. If you can imagine something, you can turn it into a reality. Don’t gamble, but do invest in your skills. 3 stars
◆◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t feel guilty about the way you feel. Put anyone trying to control you in place so that you can take advantage of a course, event or challenge that helps you advance. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mix and mingle with people from different backgrounds. Remembering experiences will help you understand a situation you face now. Nurture a relationship that you cherish before it’s too late to salvage. Say what’s on your mind. 3 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look for adventure. Getting together with people who share your love of life will also help you recognize what you need to incorporate into your life in order to enjoy it more. 5 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Question your associates as well as your own motives. Check the possibility of altering the way you approach something or someone and you will find a way to make a necessary transition smoothly. 2 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discuss your feelings and address issues from your past that you have yet to resolve. Clearing your mind from worry and regrets will help you realize what you want to do next. It’s never too late to make a change or revisit a goal. 4 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do for others and you will receive a reward or favor that will help you out financially or contractually. Follow your intuition and you could come across an unlikely choice or situation that will turn a past loss into a winning situation. 3 stars
IF JANUARY 17 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Don’t let emotional insecurity ruin your plans. Strategize how you want to move forward throughout the year and strive to incorporate what’s most important to you. Achieving your goals will take discipline, and letting uncertainty stand in your way must not be allowed. Take control and do whatever has to be done. Your numbers are 6, 17, 23, 28, 34, 37, 44.