Today’s birthday ( Friday, Jan. 1, 2016) This year, you often feel pressured by conflicting desires. On one hand, you want to be slightly more gracious and easygoing; on the other hand, you want to be more businesslike and efficient. Which voice you choose will depend on various situations in your life. If you are single, you often attract the attention of people who might not be the people they project themselves to be. Take your time getting to know someone well before committing. If you are attached, the two of you need a lot of downtime together to keep your bond strong. Make a point of establishing these special times together. Libra is always gracious.
Aries ( March 21- April 19) You have gone out of your way to help others enjoy New Year’s Eve, and finally your time to relax has come. You will hear from a lot of friends, but being with a loved one is all you really seem to want. Share your resolutions! Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation.
Taurus ( April 20- May 20) Your lack of energy could define the day. You have put so much effort into everything you have done, including being there for several special people in your life. You might just want to be one with your armchair today and not leave your house. Tonight: Return a call you missed.
Gemini ( May 21- June 20) You might be more interested in what is happening with a loved one than you realize. Shift your focus away from this person for now. You might hear a comment or two later, but do you really care? Pressure builds to do what a friend wants you to do. Tonight: Let down your hair.
Cancer ( June 21- July 22) You could be in a position where you need to stay home because of a commitment or an obligation. Make it your pleasure to get it done. Get into the moment with your pet or enjoy a roommate or visitor as you rarely would. Tonight: Stay close to home if you can.
Leo ( July 23- Aug. 22) You always have a smile and a nice word for others, and today is no exception. Someone might not have your same style, but will do his or her best to let you know how welcomed you are. This person is always a little cool or distant. Tonight: Say “yes” to a new possibility.
Virgo ( Aug. 23- Sept. 22) Be aware of a tendency to be possessive. This trait could emerge today, mainly because you are so tired and worn out from recent events. A loved one makes a point of visiting or calling. Get a head start on organizing a cleanup project for tomorrow. Tonight: Avoid complications.
Libra ( Sept. 23- Oct. 22) Reach out to a friend or loved one. You have a very flirtatious style that often could be misread as meaning more. Sometimes this behavior is the source of confusion. Be more sensitive to others and to how they take your gestures and words. Tonight: Mosey on home.
Scorpio ( Oct. 23- Nov. 21) Know when to pull back. You have gone along with all the seasonal traditions, but you are not traditional. You might need to honor who you are in some way. A conversation with a younger person could prove to be insightful. Tonight: Behind the scenes.
Sagittarius ( Nov. 22- Dec. 21) 6666 Relax and get into the moment. Wherever you are, make sure you are surrounded by friends who care about you, and vice versa. You have a newfound warmth that draws others toward you. Tonight: A conversation might be meaningful, but it also could be gibberish.
Capricorn ( Dec. 22- Jan. 19) You have created stronger foundations than you originally thought possible. You have a tendency to hold in your feelings, perhaps too much for your own good. Why not open up a little more, especially with a respected friend? Tonight: Rethink how you handle your funds.
Aquarius ( Jan. 20- Feb. 18) You will want to take off most of the day. Where you decide to go could be unusual, but suitable. A dear friend might decide to join you in this adventure. How you view this situation might be quite different from how he or she views it. Tonight: Put on some great music.
Pisces ( Feb. 19- March 20) Your sense of direction often proves to be somewhat limiting. You tend to fall into patterns, as do the majority of people. How you handle a touchy matter will reflect your willingness to identify with others. Tonight: Spend more time with your sweetie.
The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5- Dynamic; 4- Positive; 3- Average; 2- So- so; 1- Difficult. Readers can write Jacqueline Bigar at jacquelinebigar. com.