TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 22). You’ll learn new disciplines, methods and ways of thinking this year. Kindred spirits working together will bring immense pleasure to your world. Lifestyle preferences come into play in February and March, driving you to travel to find inspiration. January and October represent financial highs. Taurus and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 2, 22 and 16.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What would you tell your best friend to do? Not your actual best friend — your fantasy best friend who needs to make a few decisions just like you do. You love that crazy-cool person! Advise then apply it.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Maybe you want the same thing they want, but that in and of itself won’t help you get there any more easily. Their reasons will barely move you there. Figure out your reasons. Your reasons will be big time motivation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some will be threatened by what you believe. Some will challenge you. This is good. Beliefs should be tested. Otherwise, how will you know which ones aren’t stable enough to support you?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Many great works of art infuriated people at first then were gradually accepted and appreciated after the minds of the audience caught up with the ideas of the art. You’ll be an early adopter.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You honor your commitments to the people in your life and your social circle grows from there. You don’t always get to choose who you’re around. That’s what makes the friends you do get to choose so special to you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Remember when you got some long, consecutive, noninterrupted time chunks to organize your life around? Boy, that does seem like a thing of the past now, but don’t worry, it will also be a thing of the future.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s a logic behind your attraction to certain people and things. Those motives are worth investigating. What feels natural isn’t always the best choice, but today it will be a pretty solid one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re ready to get deep, but your life is filled with a million shallow tasks. Let your heart provide the depth. Later you can avoid any source of shallow work, but right now it’s pretty unavoidable.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Stay relaxed as you make your requests of others. Your charisma is turned up and people will be inclined to make you happy. They will go to extra lengths to see you smile.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). So much will be subject to interpretation. Assume that things mean what you want them to mean. Choose the meaning that energizes you; the more energy you have, the better you’ll enjoy yourself.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Here’s what holds you in place: family, work, routine, the “boring” stuff. But it’s not really boring, especially when you consider that all the best bits life will spring from these sources.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re embroiled in a fantasy about not having to compromise, doing it your way and actually being supported in it. Truly, the compromises are good for you, and yet too much of anything makes you long for the other things.