Happy birthday (Jan. 24): You think you know what your favorites are, but this year brings a whole new slew of them — people, places, foods and more that make your "best of" list. You've a talent for pricing your work, and financial wins keep coming.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Whatever state you're going for, pretend you're already in it. Involve yourself as fully as possible in the exercise of acting "as if," and before you know it, you won't be pretending anymore.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It's counterproductive to overwork, though it can also be hard to tell if you need to push through tiredness or embrace the lazy. And what exactly is the best way to rest anyway? Only you know the right answer. Trust yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): You keep going because you're persistent but also hopeful. What's your best move? The next one. You wouldn't want to deprive the world of seeing this. You'll have an ally in an Aquarius or Pisces.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): We all follow someone. Well-intentioned friends, parents and leaders don't always teach us the right things. It's a day to figure out which information is wrong and make corrections.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There are those who seem to enjoy complaining. Their discontent is endless. Maybe you'll be inspired to solve the problem, which won't stop the complaining, but it will change the direction it flows.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Various curiosities and passions will intermingle in one project. This one will take a few tries to get right because there are so many elements. It will bring about your very best efforts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You won't have as much time as you'd like to do what you want to do. What can you let go of to make this work? Image will be very important. If you approach with confidence and poise, you might be able to buy more time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): If someone feels safe enough to open up to you, you consider this an honor, especially if you're in a position to help. It's best if this is part of a slow and natural progression of a relationship. It should take time to build trust.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When there's nothing you would change about the scene, you've achieved happiness. Wanting something to be different is the opposite of happiness. What would it take to love what is and desire nothing more?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You prize honesty, but a certain amount of showmanship is smart, too. It will keep people engaged and focused on the parts you prefer they would see.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It's not always terrible or dangerous when the lines between dreams and reality are blurred. Today you can see the lines, but you'll also get the wonderful sensation that you're in a movie, and you'll be willing to suspend your belief.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Like a fallen tree in the road after a storm, you've come upon blocks that you have no control over, but you might have something to do with the clearing. You'll work on it with others who have the tools to help.
NEPTUNE NEW YEAR WISHES: Lunar conjunctions are a theme these first days of the Year of the Rabbit. Today features a most auspicious kiss with Neptune, the planet of dreams, floating along the ocean of consciousness with the Pisces moon. Fortune favors those who not only believe in their dreams but dance with them, invest in them, replay and refine them.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: A few months ago, Neil Diamond came out of retirement long enough to honor the tradition of Boston Red Sox fans to sing “Sweet Caroline” during games at Fenway Park. Like most Aquarians, Diamond gets energy from spreading joy to humanity, and the iconoclast star has Mercury in Aquarius, too. Musical joy-sharing has made Diamond among the most successful artists in the history of the Billboard chart.