Today’s birthday (Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016) This year you find that others count on you and want you to take the lead. Though you might need to adjust to handling what they ask of you, you will make it your pleasure to take on the responsibility. If you are single, romance will knock on your door. The person you meet through your work or a community commitment could become a long-term relationship. If you are attached, the two of you move to a new level of understanding. Both of you enjoy going out on the town together. Libra appreciates your leadership skills and would like to learn from you.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Confusion arises when dealing with someone who holds sway over you. Be open and share more of yourself. A loved one knows how to charm you into doing whatever he or she wants. Observe this person, and you might pick up a thing or two. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Understand that someone you see often around the holidays could be unusually demanding of your time. Fortunately, you have a lot of flexibility in your schedule. Understand that a partner might have bouts of jealousy. Be flattered rather than annoyed. Tonight: Play it easy.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) You like surprises, which is why you don’t make rigid plans. A partner could get too territorial for your taste. Stay centered, and know that this moment will pass. Be more openminded, and be willing to be impulsive more often. Tonight: Fun under the mistletoe.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) 6666 feel best close to home, where youYou have more time to yourself. A loved one might feel the need to be unusually controlling. Don’t allow this person to push you or try to control you. You are your own person. Support yourself. Tonight: Get through an important project.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Take the time to verbalize your thoughts and gain a sense of what is happening. You might want to avoid a difficult situation, but it needs to be handled. A powerful conversation has benefits. A surprise involves someone at a distance. Tonight: Squeeze in some extra zzz’s.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Last-minute shopping, whether it be for gifts or groceries, could be more costly than you originally had thought. Be aware of how much you enjoy splurging, as you might need to rein in your spending. A partner or close loved one will be full of surprises. Tonight: In the limelight.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You are on a roll, and you might be hard to stop. You could be taken aback by a family member or roommate who becomes too controlling for your taste. Expect the unexpected, and you will not be disappointed. Anything is possible today. Tonight: You call the shots.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You’ll want to head in a new direction. You might want to reach an agreement or at least get the support of someone who is likely to be affected by this choice. Reach out to a trusted friend or loved one for some feedback, and you’ll be glad you did. Tonight: Keep a secret.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You might want to consider the different options that surround a meeting and/or get-together. Somehow, you can’t resist one of your friends; just being with this person makes you feel good. Let go of a need to be so serious. Tonight: Wherever you can have the most fun.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might want to relax with some work friends after you complete what you feel is important. You are likely to switch from a stance that you have held on to for quite some time. Others will be delighted by the change, but give them time to adjust. Tonight: Out late.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Take advantage of the moment. Sit down and make some key calls when you find a quiet place. Read between the lines with a loved one. This person might be thrilled just being with you, but he or she also could have something important to share. Tonight: Confirm plans.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You find it more meaningful to relate to others on a one-on-one level. Someone at a distance, perhaps an in-law, might want to change plans, but he or she doesn’t want to upset you. Encourage openness, and avoid being overly serious. Tonight: Be a duo.