Horoscopes Jan. 4, 2024: Michael Stipe, discover the truth

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Dot-Marie Jones, 60; Dave Foley, 61; Michael Stipe, 64; Patty Loveless, 67.

Happy Birthday: Rely on your intelligence, not your emotions. Learn from experience, and you’ll find a path that leads to victory. Embrace change and look for opportunities that help stabilize prospects and encourage better relationships with loved ones. Research and discover the truth before you voice your opinion or get involved in something that can restrict you from reaching your target. Study and learn, and navigate your way to success. Your numbers are 6, 17, 22, 29, 34, 36, 42.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pay attention to how you feel physically, and streamline how you handle your finances. Staying on top of stressful matters will be a game changer when you want to make a move. Listen to your inner voice and follow your heart. Romance is on the rise. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Change is inevitable. Make a move that positions you for success. If you vacillate, someone will take advantage of you and your expertise. Have a plan and move forward alone if it makes more sense. Deal with a money or contractual matter quickly. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Pivot and head in a comfortable direction. A partnership will entice you, but first, ensure you are on the same page and that the cost involved isn’t one-sided. A relationship that is balanced mentally, emotionally and financially will ward off uncertainty. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotional uncertainty will hold you back. Don’t be shy; ask direct questions, find out where you stand and proceed confidently. Knowing what you want and how to get it will alleviate stress and encourage others to help you reach your goal. Trust your instincts. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Mix business with pleasure, and you’ll make an interesting connection, but first verify the information you receive to see if it’s viable. Taking what you discover and marketing it to work for your purposes may be a better alternative than joining forces. Personal gain looks promising. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Explore what’s available in your neighborhood. Meet-and-greet activities will lead to a host of interests that could allow you to network with people with something to offer in return. A learning experience will lead to an unexpected opportunity. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions will surface and, if dealt with swiftly, will ward off tension. Holding back information won’t benefit you. Consider what concerns you most and suggest changes that could fix what’s not working and set you on a path toward financial security. Romance is favored. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An honest discussion regarding shared expenses or projects will help alleviate mistakes or the mishandling of matters. Change is inevitable and, if implemented with good intentions, will benefit everyone. Consider options that ignite stability. Hard work and fair play will lead to opportunity. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Protect your interests and make moves that help you advance. Listen, but don’t take what you hear to heart. Someone will mislead you if you appear gullible. Don’t take a risk that can result in physical limitations. Take care of your health and well-being. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Factor in what others want before making lifestyle changes. Having a backup will add strength when putting your plan in place. Make sure you have estimates in writing before you begin. A hidden agenda or lack of information will stop you in your tracks. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Define your goal and set up a financial plan encouraging success. Don’t let anything discourage or stand in your way. Keep your eye on your destination and distance yourself from counterproductive people. Your objective is to stay on track. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): At the first sign of interference, walk away. You must focus on your objective to come out on top. Someone will use seductive means to lead you astray. Put your energy where it will enhance your chance to surpass your expectations. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are outspoken, forceful and unpredictable. You are ambitious and persistent.

1 star: Avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes. 2 stars: You can accomplish, but don’t rely on others. 3 stars: Focus and you’ll reach your goals. 4 stars: Aim high; start new projects. 5 stars: Nothing can stop you; go for gold.

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