Horoscope: Jan. 31

Aries (March 21-April 19): Enjoy the simple pleasures of normal life. When nothing unusual happens, this is a blessing. You’ll relax into a normal routine, and the comfort you find there is healing.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Your inner world needs attention, which you can only give once you shut the door on the outside world. You will do well to address your personal concerns while they are small.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): You are at liberty to spend your time however you want. It feels lovely to go about your day with an air of nonchalance. There is nowhere you have to be.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): Everyone you meet will treat you in the gracious manner you prefer. This has something to do with the compassionate smile you are wearing, even when there is nothing in particular to smile about.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You will think of several ways to make your life easier. Make a list, decide which are the best ideas, and tackle the top three. You make astounding progress in the course of a day.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Investigate support groups. Not because you need anything in particular, but because you deserve to be cared for and listened to in the manner you so generously provide for others.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Someone is keeping track of your comings and goings. It’s nice to know that others are watching out for you.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You will perform a skill that will amaze everyone. Your ability to do so seems like no big deal to you. It’s not hard when you know what to do. But figuring that out takes years of practice.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Guard your private life, and protect your schedule. If you let it, life will come crowding in. A mundane act such as opening your e-mail has the potential to take you down a joyless and time-consuming path.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re in just the mood to handle the sticky parts of life. And you’re bold enough to say what’s on your mind without flinching or bending to the expectations of others.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You want to feast your eyes on something spectacular and rare. You can’t be blamed for wanting to experience beauty, and your desire alone might be enough to make it happen.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll spend time with someone who highlights your soulfulness. Together, you’ll tumble into precious moments of depth and seriousness and then rise out of them with hearts as light as helium.

Today’s birthday (Jan. 31): You may feel like you’ve been yanked around by life’s circumstances recently, but now that all changes. You decide where you’re going, and others help you get there. June brings a teacher. With great discipline, a goal will be reached in August. Gemini and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 20, 14, 33, 4 and 17.

Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at