Happy birthday: for Friday, Dec. 2. This year you make waves, whether you intend to or not. You face change with a smile, as you know and understand the power of transformation. You also recognize that change is easier if you don’t fight it. If you are single, the person you choose today could be different from whom you choose later on. Avoid committing unless you are 100 percent sure. If you are attached, this year could be a lot of fun if you and your significant other remain flexible. Try to let go and just be yourselves. CAPRICORN can be overly serious, which you don’t always appreciate. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ You are willing to make big changes, and you will benefit more from your willingness than from the changes. Optimism surrounds you. Opportunity knocks on your door. You are quick-witted, and you move quickly as well. Tonight: Visit with an older relative. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★★★ Reach out to someone at a distance with whom you are likely to have a rewarding discussion. This person’s opinions will be eye-opening, to say the least. You tend to see things from a more conservative perspective. Tonight: Listen to a juicy morsel of gossip. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★★ A close encounter or a high-powered one-on-one discussion will leave you with quite an impression. You could be rethinking a judgment you made. A partner will do whatever he or she needs to in order to convince you of his or her rightness. Tonight: A friend provides a laugh. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★★ You might want to rethink your plans, especially if something comes up at work or with a relative. One-on-one relating establishes just how important a key person is. The unexpected could occur when dealing with a boss or older relative. Tonight: Leader of the gang. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★★ A close interaction and a fun moment will put a smile on your face. Return calls to business and/or personal associates, if you can. Good news lies ahead. A conversation surrounding plans and a project can be changed. Tonight: Go where great music is played. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ Your creativity emerges in a different way. Others note your ingenuity but might not be ready to jump on your bandwagon. You could be surprised by a choice a partner makes. Do not judge; instead, accept that this person can be flaky at times. Tonight: And the fun begins. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★ You will want a partner to change direction. You might succeed, but don’t expect this person to open every door or head down every potential path you suggest. Avoid trying out ideas or stances that are likely to make most people crazy. Tonight: Choose a favorite pastime. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★★ You might want to hear more before committing to a particular course of action. In fact, you might want to reach out to a trusted friend or associate for some feedback. Know that you will have a lot of support when you make a final decision. Tonight: Swap news with a loved one. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★ Be careful with your spending. The ramifications of going overboard could be much greater than you initially had thought. You can’t predict future events or when and where you will need to spend funds. A little caution goes a long way. Tonight: Let others pick up the tab. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★★★ You move in a way that reflects complete understanding of an issue. Whatever your goal is at the moment, you’ll give it your full attention. Others sense this quality of thoroughness in you, which gives you an edge when leading a project. Tonight: Lead others into the weekend.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★ You could be done with everything that is going on and will want to hide in order to avoid hearing one more problem or piece of gossip. Do so, and you are likely to feel much better. Consider taking the day off and turning off your phone. Tonight: Work on a vanishing act. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★★★ Make up for lost time. Sometimes you sit back and wait for others to make decisions. Know that you could take the lead if you wanted to. Recognizing your desires will be instrumental to your success in life. Tonight: Get the most out of the moment. Born today: Singer Britney Spears (1981), fashion designer Gianni Versace (1946), football player Aaron Rodgers (1983)