Happy birthday: for Thursday, Dec. 1. This year you have a way of looking at personal matters that will allow you to see the best way of handling them. You probably will maintain a hectic pace in the next 12 months. If you are single, you could meet someone of significance this year. This bond might start as a friendship, but it will develop into something more. If you are attached, the two of you can be found playfully swapping jokes and laughing. Together, you are a strong team that is nearly unbeatable. CAPRICORN might be full of him- or herself. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ Your sense of direction and your dedication point you toward making significant changes. You might have to answer to a demanding boss or relative. A loved one will present a strong front and actively pursue his or her goal, whether you like it or not. Tonight: On top of the world. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★★★ You could see a situation in a very different light if you speak to someone you care about who has insight into your true personality. Your high energy will help you avoid a problem at the last minute. Know when to say ‘’enough is enough.’’ Tonight: Happiest surrounded by friends. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★ One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. Your imagination helps you see how creative you can be when dealing with others. You might find that you’ll gain a lot if you can detach and see a situation from a new perspective. Remain positive. Tonight: All smiles. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★★ You will feel much more in touch with what is happening within a special relationship if you open up. You might find that you can break through any barriers as a result. Let the other party believe that he or she is running the show. Tonight: ‘’Yes’’ is the only answer. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ You could be in a position where you want to take your time and make a key decision. How you handle a personal matter could change as the day goes on. Plan on some downtime for yourself. It is possible to be too much of a people person sometimes. Tonight: As you like it. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ You could be in one of your most creative moments. You know what you want, and you know how to get there. You might mix some exciting moments into your plans. You are unusually attractive right now. A new bond becomes a possibility. Tonight: In the moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★ You know that there is much more to do, and you will enjoy doing it. Deal with a confusing personal matter, even if it is driving you a little crazy. You might not be able to pin down the cause of a problem, so ask questions. Tonight: Have a serious discussion with a friend. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★★ You are full of pizazz and fun, but others might find it difficult to relate to you in an open manner. You seem to be more comfortable being less serious, but what have you been missing out on as a result? Only you can answer that question. Tonight: Indulge yourself a little. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★ You might be more prepared than others for what is coming down the pike. A quick exchange of words could be more significant than you realize. Take no one for granted. Keep a close eye on your spending, as that would be the smart way to go. Tonight: Say ‘’yes’’ to an offer. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★★ You are full of life and quite capable of convincing anyone of anything. You will maintain your distance when there is a problem. Create a perfect day to relax and unwind. You seem to have a sense of what is about to happen right before it does. Tonight: Ask and you shall receive.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★ You are generally a calm yet outspoken thinker. Right now, however, you seem to have transformed into an almost too assertive personality who is determined to get whatever he or she wants. You could have a problem if you continue down this path. Tonight: Play it lowkey. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★★ You might want to reach out to someone at a distance whom you care a lot about. Understand where each of you is coming from. You have an intuitive sense of what is about to occur. Be more aware of your thoughts and feelings. Tonight: Be where the action is. Born today: Singer/songwriter Lou Rawls (1933), singer/songwriter Bette Midler (1945), actor Woody Allen (1935)