TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 14). Friedrich Nietzsche said: “Art is the proper task of life.” You’ll flip it and turn proper tasks into art. Your way of living will bring beauty and harmony to others. You’ll continually get stronger as you home in on invigorating choices. Friendships will blossom and multiply through the spring. Singles will marry in June. Aquarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 25, 16 and 4.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Yes, life is full of contradiction. It’s also full of tautology. Redundancy is validation. It’s comforting when things are as they seem to be, people work together as a team and love behaves lovingly.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This process you’re going through now is a kind of evolution. The elegance of evolution is especially obvious when the circumstances change. You might be surprised by what survives and prevails.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The mystery that baffles you in the a.m. will be so utterly explainable tonight that it all seems rather obvious. You’ll either help the others understand, or you’ll help them be baffled so they can enjoy the discovery process, too.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). As for the thing that’s been gnawing at your curiosity: It’s time to investigate it. You’ll get lucky. There are a lot of questions that will be answered when one or two facts have come to light.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Everyone is selfish from time to time, but if it happens frequently, it’s more about your own tolerance than anything else. Stand up for yourself. Get on your own team. You don’t do anyone favors by letting them behave badly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s said that to forgive is divine, but there’s no heavenly choir of angels to accompany you when you let go of your grievances today. Still, life will get better for the gesture, and that counts for something.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Does it really matter if you were born this way or got there through living? Embrace it; no further questions are necessary. To fully accept yourself will be your best move yet.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may not understand all of the factors that got you here, but accept them. Humility is better than arrogance; contribute as though you deserve to be where you are. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be there.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can be proud of the relationships you’ve built and even more proud of the fact that you keep building. Friendships, after all, need continual maintenance to thrive.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re emotionally flexible and quite strong. Still, you shouldn’t have to bend over backward to get your love. If you find yourself doing this trick time and again, seek different sources of support.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Information has a way of expanding to the capacity of your curiosity. So the thing to ask yourself is: “How much do I really want and/or need to know?” Today will bring a case where more is not necessarily better.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). From keys and phones to friendships and jobs, most of the things a person can lose in life can be replaced. Not time. It’s the most precious of your resources, which is why you’re so mindful now not to waste it.