Horoscopes for Jan. 4, 2017

Birthdays: Dot-Marie Jones, 53; Dave Foley, 54; Michael Stipe, 57; Patty Loveless, 60.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll face opposition if you challenge someone. Make sure you have your facts straight and that you are diplomatic in the way you handle people and situations.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pick up information that will eliminate the uncertainty you have about someone or something you want to pursue. A money or health issue can be resolved if you go directly to the root of the problem.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t wait around if you feel confident about something you want to pursue. Someone you think has your best interests at heart will misrepresent you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep your emotions toned down until you get all the facts. There is no point making a fuss or a snap decision based on an assumption.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Expand your knowledge, interests and friendships. Secure your position and show more discipline when it comes to taking care of your personal affairs.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll have decisions to make that can hinge on emotional situations. Don’t spend money just to please someone else.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Discuss your thoughts and plans with someone you love. Changes can be made if they are well thought-out and likely to be an improvement for everyone involved.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make travel plans or get together with friends or relatives and enjoy the banter. Playful action will inspire creative ideas.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do everything in your power to secure your position and to make positive changes to your lifestyle. Physical problems will develop due to injury or illness if you are careless.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Express your interests and you will be offered insight from someone with experience. Knowing what you are up against will encourage you to take the right precautions and avoid making a mistake.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change to the way you do your job or offer help to others will make it easier for you to clear time and space for what’s important to you. Don’t neglect your needs.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An emotional situation will leave you in a position that will require your undivided attention. Listen to complaints and consider how you can offset delays.