Libra

New members in your social group bring new energy -- and that is sorely needed right now. So it's time to reach out and branch out. Who says you have to hang out with the same people all of the time? Now is the time to get to know that intriguing person a little bit better. You don't have to commit to an evening out on the town -- just ask them to coffee, or see if they wouldn't mind if you joined them for lunch. You could discover quite an exciting new connection.

You're going to be busy today -- busy with little errands and household chores like cleaning out the closets or reorganizing drawers! It might not be the ideal way for you to spend your day, but at least you're not going to be bored. Hour after hour, something is going to pop up that needs your attention, but you're not going to feel frustrated by it at all. In fact, you're likely to feel energized by the constant pace of the day. Time will fly and night time will come before you know it.

Your monthly horoscope is out & the period looks passive for you. You need to be alert and active in grabbing your opportunities. You may not get favorable results this month. Work stress and pressure can make it difficult for you to complete your tasks. With the start of the month, frustrations are possible for you & matters might become strenuous. Indecisiveness at work can cause confusion. You need to keep a low profile and avoid quarrels and disagreements with family members. Troubles from secret enemies can increase, which you would be able to handle strategically. A land related issue can put you in a fix; do not trust anyone blindly, not even your relatives. Try to keep a calm temperament or you will only stress yourself out. Keep a practical & rational approach. Unnecessary travel can give physical discomfort. You may also suffer with undiagnosed health issues. This month shall be successful in terms of your business and you may have gains from new avenues. Pending activities may start up slowly and properly. Try to be attentive in finishing your assignments, which shall give an identity. The commitment you show towards work shall help you gain good recognition in career. There may be normal results for all your activities. Concentration in work may give mental stability. If in doubt, it is better to wait than to take decisions in haste. Jobholders, this month will be better for you, as compared with the previous month. A pay hike is possible but only through sheer hard work. Your intellectual decisions in money matters shall be profitable. You would be gifted with sharp intelligence to offer financial advice. This quality may also give opportunity for financial earnings in your network. You would have normal and general expenditure during this month. Strictly avoid investing in real estate or share market in any way. You may invest in other areas but only after due consideration. For love & marriage prospects, this month appears rough. This is not a favorable time to open your heart to a loved one, as you may have to wait for long for a positive reply. Lovebirds, you might not be able to spend much time together now & will have to face your partner’s wrath. If you plan to go shopping together, then chances are your opinions will collide & quarrels may break out with your partner. Your spouse can suffer from work pressure & you should lend a helping hand whenever possible to ease the stress. Failing to show your affection & love might add to their woes & make things worse. Clashes among family members are possible. Your speech will be the primary cause of stress & if you wish for matter to improve, then you need to work on your temperament. Try to spend more time at home, which shall keep everybody in good spirit. You would be more energetic and active this month and there may not be any major health issues. Though stomach or chest related issues might resurface. Stick to your diet plan and try to control your emotions. Practice meditation to improve your concentration power. Students may face a time of distractions & hurdles now. You need to utilize your time to improve your focus. Laziness can lead you astray & your interest in studies may suffer. Spending too much time with friends can prove costly for your academic performance. Instead, prepare notes in time & revise your work. Exert full confidence on your studies to get desired results. You would be a quick learner and easily understand the depth of subjects.

This year promises to be one where personal growth and inner understanding make powerful changes in your life. There is a lot of short distance travel incoming and a lot of interaction with both your closest friends and important and powerful new associates. Though you are advised to stick to your entourage, be focused on your ideals in life. Relationship with others would take a new meaning for the year ahead. There would be a good number of opportunities to forge ahead in your life this period. Do understand the reality surrounding you and strengthen your foundation in personal relationships and professional links this season. You’re most important areas of interest in the year ahead are spirituality, the body, image, personal appearance and personal pleasure, communication and intellectual interests, children, love affairs and creativity, health, work and career. Last year, many of you were trying to make your work more enjoyable. Many of you made good progress. This urge and trend will continue in the year ahead and the aspects look good for it. The idea seems to be to make work like play and play like work. This period may prove to be favorable for those who are seeking employment or betterment in the professional life. Relations with the senior authorities will be normal but you will be able to get the support from your subordinates. Judging your performance, you may also be assigned with new responsibilities at your workplace which you will be able to accomplish with confidence.   There would be an irresistible urge in you to build a better professional future. Do not hesitate to ask for favors, or pay-hikes or transfers and shifts. Ask and it shall be given unto you. Some peers and authorities might annoy you through the year. Do not bother to pay heed to their whims. Count only on yourself and your hard work. Optimism and your sense of survival would help you to fight any hindrances and come out successful in your career field this year. Career is important this year and we see much progress but through hard work. Even those of you who choose the freelance lifestyle cannot succeed without some personal discipline. You must adopt a schedule and have goals and stick to them. Without discipline, the freelance lifestyle is just a synonym for unemployment. Those who employ others have a more challenging year, as there is great instability in the workforce. Your company is like a revolving door. Workers come and they go. Hard to know who will be available for what day but this instability can be handled if you are calm. There is always a solution for each incident. Balancing is required in terms of your literal security and finances this year and being involved strongly in others people money or their assets is likely to be an important part of the months ahead. This will require that you be prepared to make stands at times for what you know is best and also to learn to make some hard and fast decisions for someone in your life. Financial position will be generally satisfactory if you keep control on incurring heavy expenses on unnecessary items particularly during beginning of the year. There is possibility of increase in the flow of money which will keep happy and full of confidence.  Some expenditure related to friends and relatives might come un-informed. Be prepared to tackle the same. This is a good time to invest or buy a car or a new home. Stay clear from making small-budget allocations for now. Your investments would help to yield fruits in the coming year. As the year progresses you may very well be investing in that future and having saved up some of the windfall you’ll be prepared to make the most of your choices. In terms of your love life you would be able to have a better understanding of their partners in life, that love would take a new meaning. Planets would help you to grow a more meaningful relationship with your partner this year. Intense passion and romance would be encountered en-route. There would be hope to change your existing relationships that are quite thick-skinned for now. You need to spread out your wings and expand your love horizon. However you are advised against taking impulsive actions in the love side for the year ahead. Indeed, things develop and disappear in your love-front swiftly and beautifully. Partner would be more satisfying than ever and he or she would take total control of situations. Letting go off of some bad relationships would pave way for total happiness and commitment for existing ones. Take steps to positively develop your love relationships this year. Health will be generally good most of the time during the year. During mid of the year, you need to take care of diseases related to blood pressure. Ailment of ear or pain in shoulders cannot be ruled out. Beginning two months of the year may keep you restless and agitated. Though rivals will be active to annoy you but you will manage to handle them successfully. The last quarter of year can be used to hone up your hobby skills and the like to improve your spirits. Your moral health would improve a lot resulting in overall well-being. Those of you who have crossed seventy it is better to keep quick response drugs nearby. This is a year (and for many years to come) for taking responsibility for your own health. Your body is unique. It has its own particular quirks. You will learn that there are almost no universal rules of diet or therapies that work for everyone all the time. Learn about your own body but this learning will be through personal experiment and with much trial and error. The family of your life will be cool this year. Benefic planets will be blessing its goodness upon you. You will have amicable relations with relatives. You will have auspicious functions in your home and family. You will mix up well with one and all. Not only this year but next year too is going to be very good for you in this aspect. Many of you may see marriage happening. There is possibility of birth of child too this year. Your relatives will be helpful towards you and you may get some help from them. You may have to change your residence. Do not hesitate to appreciate the good works of others at home. Let bygones be bygones, do not let emotions rule the roost in the family side for now. In general, domestic welfare/happiness is assured for you on the home front, though periodic bouts of misunderstandings cannot be ruled out.