TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 12). Things will go exceptionally well in the money department over the next three weeks, and this helps other things, too. Riding that line between being responsible to others and doing your own thing — that will be your growing edge in the early parts of the year. You’ll always win when you bring your most professional self to the moment. Taurus and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 50, 2, 22 and 15.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Avoid personalizing other people’s behaviors by assuming that they are reacting to you. Many factors affect behavior. You may only be a small part of it, but you’ll be a positive part.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). An issue you deal with is not who you are. The less you identify with it the better. Separate yourself from the circumstances. Remind yourself of your good qualities and reinforce what you’re all about.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You probably wouldn’t guess what someone finds attractive about you, but you don’t have to. The more you focus on your strengths, curiosities and interests the bigger your light becomes.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Love and commitment fuse together today. You won’t be sure if you’re doing something because you love it or if you love it because you’re doing it. Either way, it’s a slice of heaven.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Emotional courage is the key to getting the results you want. When you’re willing to deal with uncertainty and embrace the pain that goes along with growing and changing, this is when the transformation you wish for begins.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some feelings you want to build up, and others you want to feel a lot less of. Suppressing an emotion will only make it stronger. If you want to feel less of a thing, express it. Get it out, and let it diffuse.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The less reactive you are, the better you’ll handle things. The better you handle things, the more someone will admire and like you. The more someone admires and likes you, the higher you’ll be promoted.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The way to tell a great question is by the answers you’re getting. You’ll create an environment of warmth and people will open up to you, giving you exactly what you want.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The magic question of the day: How do you envision this process working? Ask yourself; ask others. It will get everyone thinking of the practical steps necessary to realize the goal.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may not wake up filled with a sunshiny spirit. This can still be a happy day. What’s dragging your thoughts into the shadows? Identify the main issue. Confront and conquer.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sometimes everything feels like a top priority, but of course that’s not how priorities work. Get real about it. What’s the one thing you could do to make the rest fall in line?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Most people listen to one another with a cursory level of attention. Listening is a muscle. It takes practice to get this muscle in shape. Listen better than others do (not hard), and seize the opportunities they miss. CREATORS SYNDICATE