Updated: January 17, 2013 6:05AM
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012: This year you seem much more willing to slow down and just chat with friends. You recognize that there is more to life than work -- it is the people in your life that make a difference. Your popularity soars. If you are single, you will find that you have too many choices, if that’s even possible. By next year at this time, someone quite spectacular could enter your life. If you are attached, you will want to socialize more often. Your sweetie might have to adjust to this change. AQUARIUS has some unusual yet fun ideas.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
★ ★ ★ ★: An innate sense of tension that causes you to distance yourself from others marks the beginning of the day. Try not to read into others’ behavior. Discussions might help lighten up the moment. Don’t worry so much. Tonight: Where people are.
This Week: You simply are not up to snuff until Thursday. Don’t push yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
★ ★ ★ ★: You might want to take charge of a situation. Most likely, you will do just that. Your sense of humor helps you avoid being taken aback by someone’s cranky mood. Just assume that this person is having a Scrooge moment. Tonight: Follow a friend’s lead.
This Week: Push yourself in the beginning of the week. Vanish Thursday.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
★ ★ ★ ★: You want to get past a problem. The best way is to detach and understand what is happening with the other party. Avoid holding a grudge, if possible. The more attention you give a situation, the worse the issue could get. Be smart, and just let it go. Tonight: Work on Christmas details.
This Week: Zero in on priorities early on. You will achieve what you want.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: A partner is demanding, but you like how he or she is extremely attentive. Be willing to give back. You might feel as if your creativity is falling flat. Just avoid doing any decorating today; instead, send out cards and wrap gifts. Tonight: Follow a loved one’s lead.
This Week: Let your mind experiment with different ideas.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Others do not intend to be controlling; they simply are working through their issues. You cannot change their direction. Just be receptive to their conversations. A family member could be dragging you down. Tonight: Go with someone else’s wishes.
This Week: Detach if a situation gets too hot.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: You enjoy yourself a lot more than in the recent past. When you hang out with your friends or family, the togetherness puts a spring in your step. Evaluate what you need to get done. The holiday excitement is all around you. Tonight: Make a favorite meal.
This Week: Others dominate. Enjoy the possibility of free time.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: You might be a bit too sentimental for others, as you happily hang sprigs of mistletoe here and there. Ultimately, you could feel a little deprived by a perceived lack of attention. Create a scenario that they can’t resist. Tonight: Don’t worry about Monday.
This Week: By Thursday, you’ve done enough work. Relax.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
★ ★: Your playfulness seems to have gone out the back door. You don’t feel up to snuff or in the holiday spirit. Your imagination delights a loved one, if you choose to share more of your thoughts. Tonight: Choose a stressbuster.
This Week: Your imagination continues to dominate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Returning calls, making plans and completing necessary chores could take you the whole day. Squeeze in some fun if you can. Why not? Eliminate any excuses you might have. Remember, this is your Sunday, too. Tonight: Consider buying yourself a gift.
This Week: Get as much done as possible. By Thursday, you’ll be in the holiday spirit.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
★ ★ ★: You could be a little too excessive with your spending right now. Come tomorrow, you could be shaking your head thinking about today. A friend seems very serious and not particularly willing to open up. Do not make this situation any heavier than it already is. Tonight: Order in.
This Week: Speak your mind.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
★ ★ ★ ★: Your openness charms many people. As a result, your social calendar could become very full. Someone you look up to might express some disapproval. For now, let this person’s comments wash over you. Tonight: Whatever tickles your fancy.
This Week: Handle holiday errands. By Thursday, emails and calls need to be returned.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
★ ★ ★: Someone convinces you, without any difficulty, that you need a break. Take off or vanish. You will want some personal time to recharge your battery. You can’t always be doing for others. Calls to someone at a distance might not be returned quickly. Tonight: Dote on yourself.
This Week: You hit your power days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.