Daily Horoscope: Thursday, 12 January 2017



You’re tired of sacrificing your home life for the sake of work. Extended absences from your family make you tense. Take a few days off work to reconnect with your nearest and dearest. If you live far from kin, schedule a reunion. It’s important for you to make contact with people who have known you for years. Are you estranged from your relatives? Cultivate loving relationships with friends, neighbours and colleagues. You need a strong support network to thrive.


It’s important to break your routine to attend to pressing personal business. Whether you have to get documents notarised, file some official papers or do a bureaucratic errand is immaterial. The important thing is to stop putting off tomorrow things you can do today. Your employer will pressure you to come back to work by a certain time. Explain you can’t make guarantees. There’s no point committing yourself to a tight deadline. It will just put more pressure on you.


Make some demands of someone who strongly relies on you. Relationships are a two-way street. You’ve always been an incredibly capable person. This attracts people who would prefer others to do their dirty work. The sooner you put an end to this trend, the happier you will be. Anyone who accuses you of being selfish is bitter. They have become accustomed to enjoying themselves while you run their errands. Once you have more time on your hands, you’ll be able to pursue a professional goal.


You’re tired of waiting on everyone else. Putting your own needs first will cause your energy to come surging back. Don’t hesitate to establish firm boundaries with a demanding relative. You are under no obligation to drop everything to help this pest. When you do offer assistance, it should be on your terms. Planning a relaxing holiday will be a great use of your time. There is more to life than chores. If anyone has earned a break, it is you.


Someone you love is undergoing medical treatment. This is taking a toll on you. You’re worried about the outcome of this procedure. Losing sleep isn’t helping anyone. Start practicing some relaxation techniques. Establishing a soothing bedtime routine will help you drift off and recharge your batteries. It’s much easier to cope with stress when your body is in good condition. Don’t skip meals and when you do eat, make sure to enjoy nourishing meals. Soups and salads won’t sap your energy like processed food.


A romantic partner’s demands on you have become too heavy. Spending all your time with your amour is putting a crimp in your social life. Take this opportunity to reconnect with close friends. Catching up on each other’s lives will give you welcome perspective on a personal problem. If you feel compelled to maintain a lavish lifestyle, examine this attitude. Instead of wasting valuable energy on wanting more, cultivate contentment for what you have. It’s a subtle change that makes a big difference.


You’ll be asked to take over a difficult role at work. Dealing with the public will be stressful. Your first impulse is to please everyone, but that won’t be possible. Learning to establish boundaries and handle hostility will bolster your professional skills. After you’ve paid your dues, you’ll be moved to a more comfortable position. Until then, take deep breaths and treat every encounter as a learning experience. Developing a tougher skin will help you in all areas of life, not just work.


You’ve paid your dues. The next time there are errands to run, give them to somebody else. Pour energy into an educational pursuit that has been intriguing you for weeks. Taking a course or learning a skill will give the intellectual stimulation you crave. You love digging up information and asking difficult questions. Thanks to your diligence, you could uncover some fascinating information that prompts you to write an article or paper. Have you been longing to earn an advanced degree?


It’s difficult adjusting to a big change. Living on a budget will be a strain, especially when it comes to your social life. Friends are always asking you to attend expensive outings, but you don’t have the funds. Be honest about your financial situation. It is easier than constantly having to come up with new excuses. When everyone understands you are trying to save money, they’ll be more considerate. You won’t have to economise for very long; this economic pinch is only temporary.


A legal matter won’t go your way. Prepare for a disappointment. Instead of beating a dead horse, find a new focus. Getting involved in a community project will be a welcome diversion. Not only will you be working for a good cause, but you’ll meet a lot of nice people. Expanding your social network will improve your outlook. The world seems a lot more compassionate when you’re surrounded by individuals who are trying to make the world a better place.


Starting a fitness regime will make you optimistic about the future. Recently, you’ve felt tired and dispirited. The thought of changing your diet or going to the gym left you deflated. As soon as you take steps to take better care of your body, the stronger you will feel. The prospect of launching a new project won’t fill you with dread. You’ll start accepting challenges instead of avoiding them. Never underestimate the strength of your mental and physical health.


Pouring all your energy into responsibilities makes you angry and resentful. It’s time to change things, even if this breaking a few promises. You can’t be expected to do the work of two people. The sooner everyone realises you won’t act as their personal assistants, the happier you will be. Going out for a night on the town will restore your good spirits. Wear something special to a glamorous dinner, play or concert. You’ll attract lots of admiring glances.