Personalities can change with the season, but character isn't so easily altered. It's fortified through choices over time. It's too deep in the core of a person to be swayed by passing circumstance. We'll be learning one another's character and building our own during this alignment of Mercury and Saturn. Pay attention.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 13). You're impressively capable. You'll attract people who are equal in this quality, as well as those who are seriously lacking in it. Team with the former; work for the latter. You'll rack up the good reviews and charge much more after August. Love will be lavished on you all year, though April and June will be especially romantic. Pisces and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 6, 44, 41 and 38.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). To craft a surprise for another person requires you to be thoughtful, clever, knowledgeable of the other person's rhythms and tendencies... Bottom line: To craft a surprise is a rather unforgettable act of love.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). New friends are often acquired in a setting of common interest. That's why you help your chances along by following your curiosities and frequenting the places and topics that really do delight you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some may know ''just enough to be dangerous,'' but a lot of ignorance is really much more dangerous than a little knowledge. A factually accurate education will be the balm that helps all steer clear of danger.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are so many strange paradoxes in the world to reconcile. You may fully buy in to two opposite beliefs today. It actually isn't that confusing as long as you don't think of them both at once.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You love someone, and you want to make that person happy. And yet, to surrender your own will to the approval and good opinion of another would make you a slave to love. True love is unbound.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Celebrating your accomplishment in some way is absolutely critical to the success cycle. It might not seem important to you, but do it anyway. Otherwise the cycle will be broken and ineffective in gaining momentum.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If even the powerful and rich cannot entirely control their own worlds, maybe freedom isn't really the ability to do whatever you want. Maybe it's the ability to accept whatever is.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you're constantly afraid of falling out of favor, you're not in the right place. When you're among people who really get you, you don't have to second-guess your every move.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One way to turn the fortunes in your favor is to organize your world the way you want it. As in all other organizational efforts, decide on your primary aims first, and then figure out how you're going to support those ideas.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A black hole isn't really a hole; rather, it's a magnificently dense object with enormous gravitational pull. Relatedly, there's something in your life that you once thought of as empty space that is actually loaded with power.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll give yourself fully to those closest to you, so you really need to make sure that your inner circle includes people you can count on to understand you. This is one of the cornerstones of your well-being.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's no time to wait around for people to make their minds up. You know what you want, so start moving. The high value you place on your time and energy will inspire others to value it, too.
CELEBRITY PROFILES. Orlando Bloom had a busy 2017 battling pirates, escorting valuable antiques from China, cycling through France and more. If he plays his cards right, he may even get a short break before defending mystical creatures in the upcoming horror fantasy series ''Carnival Row.'' Born under three major Capricorn luminaries, Bloom thrives on challenge. A Scorpio moon puts a simmer under the surface.