Astrology: Take a look at your daily horoscope
Happy birthday: for Thursday, Dec. 19. This year, you will be more diplomatic and sensitive to your audience. Your sensitive yet social nature draws many admirers. Your friendship and encouragement also mean a lot to your friends and loved ones. If single, you might quickly change your mind about somebody after several dates. Be wise, say little and minimize expectations. If attached, living with you could never be boring because of your complex nature and ability to see the positives in nearly all situations. Your sweetie appreciates your versatility but might not share that quality. He or she has learned that you can swing from one opinion to another. LIBRA understands you particularly well. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ Defer to others knowing that the ramifications and results could be mixed. Rather than reacting, be positive and encourage greater flexibility. Extremes seem to be the nature of the day. Tonight: A force to deal with. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★ Be gracious about what another party volunteers. You might not agree or want to accept the offer. Know that the offer is heartfelt. Detach and you will note ideas coming in from left field. Tonight: Play it easy. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★★ You perk up and feel far more relaxed, even in tense situations. You feel as if you have the wherewithal to get to where you want. You have energy and drive on your side. Tonight: Respond to an invitation. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★★ Defer to others with clarity and some expectations. One specific person means a lot to you. Do not think that this situation is a one-way street. Be open to this person and worry less about being defensive. Tonight: Go with the moment. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ Others open up with ease, and you have a lot to share. You might not be sure about the best way to share your feelings around a hot-button issue. You do not want to exclude someone, yet you need to communicate. Tonight: Have a relaxed chat over a meal. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★ Spending goes haywire before you know it. Listen to your inner voice yet be willing to call in all the self-discipline needed. Ultimately, you will free up more choices. Your creativity emerges. Tonight: Fun does not have to be costly. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★ You will be more forthright and direct than you have been for a while. Others seem to open up and enjoy the moment. Push comes to shove with a person who is closed-minded and has an impact on you. Tonight: Be your friendly self. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★★★ Speak your mind, but do not engage in a conversation that you might not be open to. Listen to what is being said. Do not feel that you need to respond yet. Flow with the moment. Tonight: Get a good night’s sleep. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★★ You clearly have a winning idea, or you are working with one. The feedback you get, though not all positive, supports your objectives. Listen to what is said even though you might not agree. Tonight: Where your friends are. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★ Listen to your inner voice. You have a decision to make. Others will observe carefully which way you decide to go. Your ideas and leadership are valued. Be forthright and direct in your dealings. Tonight: In the spotlight.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★ Look for more information in search of the right decision. Others will appreciate your research, but also your choice will be sounder. Attempt to walk in another person’s shoes. Tonight: Do not back off from a strange revelation. Listen and evaluate. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★ One-on-one relating takes you down a meaningful path. How you deal with someone could change radically. Honor your needs yet be willing to take a risk. A friend could become contentious at the last moment. Tonight: With a favorite person. Born today: Singer/actress Edith Piaf (1915), illusionist Criss Angel (1967), actress Alyssa Milano (1972)