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Career horoscopes: Jan. 6 - Jan. 12

Christopher Renstrom is the creator of Rulingplanets.com which is his idea of an on-line, subscription-based, interactive Astrology Magazine. It is based on his bestselling book Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 200...

Don't overreach

Any flush of success is a heady experience. You feel like you're on top of your game and you can do no wrong. It's a wonderful sensation that you should cherish and revel in. However, things can go wrong when you bank on your success too early in the game and then push your luck — as with thanking your boss for a bonus one day and then pushing for a raise the next or deciding to use your recent promotion as interview fodder with competing companies. Success can set you up for failure when Jupiter forms a square to Mars on Jan. 8 because it makes you reckless. Remember that the hand that raised you up can also bring you down.

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LIBRA (Sept. 22 - Oct. 21)

There's a difference between (a) pushing yourself to reach the next goal and (b) taking stock of what you have and then building on that. This difference will make itself abundantly clear on Jan. 8, when Mars squares Jupiter. The gung-ho planet of Astrology, Mars is all about scrambling up the ladder of success in pursuit of the next shiny bauble. Jupiter, on the other hand, is a planet bent on mining resources and capitalizing on them in new and creative ways. You have a wealth of experience to draw upon. It's time to pay it more mind.

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