Career horoscopes: Jan. 13 - Jan. 19

Jan 12, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. ET

Keep your ear to the ground on Jan. 16, when Mercury forms a sextile to Uranus. Mercury is the planet of news and information in Astrology. Named after the messenger god, Mercury rules over fleet-footed communiqués like tweets, Facebook news feeds and Craigslist postings. The sextile to Uranus heightens the excitement and the desirability, so expect to hear about a surprise job opening, an unforeseen shake-up at work or a career opportunity that could benefit you enormously. But you have to act fast. The window of opportunity is always narrow when Uranus is involved, so you'll have to drop what you're doing to pursue it right away. It will be a mad scramble but worth it when you walk away with the prize.

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