TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 15). The start of this year features your finding soft places to land. You deserve some comfort and lots of love, which you’ll soak in before going to the next spot. Your aim toward perfect professionalism will extend to and enhance other parts of your life. May and July feature romance and getting out of your usual routine. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 12, 10, 45 and 20.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Among the saddest things imaginable in your book is unexpressed potential. You hate to see it in others, and it’s physically painful when it’s stored inside of you. So, what is keeping you from expressing it?
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just as food becomes much more valuable after it’s being denied, some values only become strongly relevant when challenged. You’ll be inspired to fight for ideas you thought everyone shared. It turns out, everyone doesn’t.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
One way some people deal with problems is to become skillful at concealing the difficulty involved. Stay aware of the person who wants you to think that all is well or much better. This person may really need your help.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are those you need to experience for a while so you can get used to the way they act. You may never understand them, but if you can predict them, then you’ll be more comfortable and able to peaceably coexist.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Feeling in control of your time is a key element of happiness. Extremely practical steps toward better time management will help you find your smile again.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Rejection implies previous acceptance. Therefore, strangers cannot truly reject one another. If it’s not a good fit, try to find this out early and move on. Put all relevant information on the table before you get too involved.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Everyone needs a place to feel safe. Some are safe in small places, some in wide-open spaces. People can provide the emotional equivalent of this. You recognize when people are uncomfortable and try to help.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are etiquette rules for everything. You’ll lead with your deep respect for the others around you, and though you may not do things the technically proper way, you’ll generate good feelings. That’s what matters most.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because of your efforts to be a very clear and present communicator, you will minimize misinterpretation and misunderstanding. All of your energy is focused on problem-solving.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). At some point, you tire of trying to figure out people’s motivations. You’ll recharge in the natural world, which has the power to calm you while expecting nothing in return.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The value you assign yourself is just an opinion, and one that, like all opinions, is subject to change. So why rate yourself at all then? Give the judge the day off, and see if you’re not a whole lot happier.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Logical and ethical behavior is the bare minimum for getting along in civilized society. But when it comes to making friends, social efforts must reach much, much further into the realm of emotional intelligence. Don’t worry; you’re a pro.