Horoscope: February 2, 2018

By Mariana Rivas

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo.

Happy birthday for Friday, Feb. 2, 2018:This year you will be efficient and clear-minded. You often feel inspired, especially when eyeing possible investments. Confusion surrounds you, as many people seem to be dealing with all kinds of issues that arise. You have a lot on your plate. If you are single, you will take your time warming up to others. Know that you will make the right choice for you. If you are attached, the two of you might not always agree on all facets of your life together. Honor each other’s differences. VIRGO can be very fussy about financial details.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Your intuition carries you far when handling a daily matter. How you feel could change radically if you look inward for answers. Bypass a control game. Others look to you for leadership, but you’ll want to defer to someone else for now. Tonight: At a fun happening.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Your creativity takes you down a new path that allows greater give-and-take. You see a personal matter differently from how someone else expects it go. Don’t allow yourself to be lured into doing something you don’t want to do. Tonight: Make the right move.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

You might opt to stay close to home. Stress has been high, and you will start to witness the effects soon if you don’t take a break from all the uproar. Understand what is happening with a loved one; you could have gone too far trying to push this person. Tonight: Play it low-key.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Reach out to someone you care about. Be willing to listen to your intuition. You might want to bounce an idea or two off of someone else. The feedback you get will help you see the consequences of proceeding in a different direction. Tonight: Favorite spot with a favorite person.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might become possessive when you realize how far off you are from reaching a financial agreement with someone. Your vision does not fit with this person’s ideas; you come from very different points of view about investing. Tonight: Out among the crowds.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Your personality melts others’ resistance. Be more forthright when dealing with a partner and his or her ideals, and know that you aren’t coming from the same space. Avoid trying to change this person. Acceptance leads to a more successful relationship. Tonight: As you like it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You could be confused about a work-related matter. As much as you would like to get a clearer sense of direction, it might be difficult because you and an associate are quite different. You sense that a big change is in the offing. Embrace it! Tonight: Be willing to play it low-key.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your expectations could be different from someone else’s. Emphasize what is possible rather than give in to one of your fantasies. Friends surround you wherever you go, especially in the late afternoon. Tonight: Accept a special invitation, but only if you really want to.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Whether last-minute responsibilities keep you at work late or you simply are choosing to accept more responsibility, know that the payoff will be worth it. Compassion flows around you at home, at work or out in the community. Revise your budget, if need be. Tonight: Out late.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Read between the lines. Sometimes what isn’t said can be more significant than what is said. Your intuition will kick in when dealing with others; you know when they are not being authentic. Be willing to make an adjustment, if necessary. Tonight: Look beyond the obvious.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

One-on-one relating takes you down a unique path. How others spend money, even when they’re just out and about, is likely to be considerably different from how you do. Understand how important it is to keep your finances out of your social interactions. Tonight: Be a duo.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You might not appreciate everything you hear right now. How you see a personal matter could change after you observe a loved one. Know how much is to be gained by respecting the differences between you. Tonight: Accept an invitation to loosen up and join some friends.

Born today: Novelist Ayn Rand (1905), singer/songwriter Shakira (1977), novelist James Joyce (1882)