Daily Horoscope: Sunday, 1 January 2017


An exciting affair is a welcome diversion from the daily routine. Keep the details of this relationship secret. Having a hidden dimension of life will give a promising start to the New Year. If you already have a partner, your amour is on the brink of realising a cherished dream. This could mean a relocation an impressive upgrade in your income. Be selective when discussing your good fortune with others. Someone who has experienced a streak of bad luck will feel like salt is being rubbed in their wounds.


Your best friend is encouraging you to pursue a lofty goal. Take their advice seriously. You have a tendency to cling tightly to comforting routines. Unless you take a risk, you won’t reach your full potential. Push yourself to accomplish new things. Developing your creative talent, starting your own business and reading more are all worthy pursuits. With the help of your loved one, you’ll be able to move into a new area that is very rewarding. If you’re single, you could meet someone special soon.


A partnership that is related to your career is helping you in surprising ways. Having the support of an accomplished person gives you the courage to go after bigger and better assignments. It will be necessary to work for a pushy person who never seems satisfied. Although this employer will wear on your last nerve, they’ll teach you some valuable lessons. Knowing how to deal with difficult people is a skill that will serve you for a lifetime. Pick your battles with such instigators carefully.


An educational pursuit teaches you a great deal about yourself. Beliefs you’ve held for years are falling by the wayside. Instead of insisting you’re good at some things but not others, you’re starting to see progress in surprising areas. Instead of lamenting your lack of mechanical skills, take a course in DIY. Do you think you are hopeless at art? Try sketching for 15 minutes each day. Have you always envied a friend’s cooking skills? Master a few simple but tasty recipes. Practice makes perfect.


Let a caregiver pamper you. Being receptive to love should be one of your primary New Year’s resolutions. You’re always lavishing others with affection. If you keep giving and never take, you’ll suffer burnout. Are you single? You will meet someone special at a spiritual or artistic retreat. It’s easy to lose your heart to someone who shares your values. Do you have a partner? Spend more private time with your amour. Going on regular dates will reignite the passion that first brought you together.


Someone close to you is pushing you to make a change. You’re reluctant to rock the boat. If you don’t take advantage of the transformative energy the New Year brings, you could lose ground. What seems like a secure situation now could quickly fall apart. That’s why it’s important to accept a new set of responsibilities. If that means working for a different employer or moving to another neighbourhood, so be it. You’re adaptable, so the shift will be less difficult than you expect.


Starting a health regimen will be a great way to cultivate the empowering energy of the New Year. Choose a form of exercise that is graceful. Swimming and walking will keep your body limber. Even gentle stretching can give you a long, lean form that will be the envy of your friends. It will also help to eat fresh produce, lean protein and whole grains. When you give your system superior fuel, you’ll have a healthy glow. One other thing, make sure you get enough sleep.


A romantic encounter will get the New Year off to a wonderful start. You’ll be eager to make a serious commitment to your amour. Rushing things is a mistake. It’s better to let this courtship play out for as long as possible. Have you been with your amour for a long time? Celebrate your union by going on a glamorous trip. Visiting a seaside locale will bring out the best in you both. This vacation will make you feel like you’re falling in love all over again.


Family time gives you a new lease on life. Instead of plunging into work on New Year’s Day, wade slowly into 2017. Prepare a home cooked meal with your nearest and dearest. Even small children can join in with simple jobs like setting the table. If you’re estranged from your kin, take this opportunity to host a casual get together for your friends and neighbours. Having a loving support network will allow you to meet the challenges ahead with optimism and humour.


A flirtatious conversation fills you with excitement. It’s nice to trade witty remarks with someone who is funny, attractive and smart. If you’re already in a relationship, take care that this fun exchange doesn’t deepen into something more. It’s easy for people to mistake each other’s motives now. The New Year promises to be filled with lots of playful diversions. Take this opportunity to adopt a carefree attitude. All work and no play makes an irritable Goat.


A job opportunity in the arts will become available. Be ready to apply for it. The competition for this position will be stiff. Fortunately, you have the skills and experience necessary to be considered a top candidate. Don’t be afraid to promote yourself. Talking about your accomplishments in an interview isn’t bragging. It’s an opportunity to show a potential employer just what you can bring to their organisation. If you’re happy with your current employer or looking for work, volunteer at a charitable organisation.


Your personal charisma is stronger than ever. This is a wonderful time to attract love, creative opportunities and job offers. Instead of trying to blend in with the crowd, show off what makes you special. People are impressed by your artistic ability. It doesn’t matter whether you sing, paint, act or play music. Showcasing your gifts is a great way to begin the New Year. Don’t be surprised when you are given a tantalising choice. Pick the path that offers the greatest emotional fulfilment.