Updated: January 19, 2013 6:03AM
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012: This year you often encounter challenging people with very different ideas. Take the best of those suggestions and use them to strengthen your life. Use care with your finances, as you frequently are a risk-taker; otherwise, you could be unhappy with the results. Look to restructuring your life on a more regular basis. If you are single, from summer 2013 on, someone very special could enter your life. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy each other even more. You socialize more with friends, yet you also enjoy private weekends together. PISCES often gets emotional.
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)
★ ★ ★: Pull back, and new insights will emerge. Incorporate them once you are sure that they are applicable. With so much on your plate, tension could soar. The time has come to choose a stressbuster. An associate suddenly might become controlling.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
★ ★ ★ ★: Zero in on your priorities. Others need to know them if you want to have their support. A respected person in your life might be cynical no matter what you say. Decide not to internalize his or her comments; however, do evaluate them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
★ ★ ★: A boss or older friend pushes you to such an extent that you might want to ditch him or her and leave the scene. A control game might be running amok because you are not OK with it. That decision honors who you are. The only way to win is not to play!
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Savor the music, the people and even today’s shopping frenzy. Remain optimistic and detached. Enjoy yourself and those around you. Trust your intuition, and you will make good decisions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: You are encouraged to be kinder and more understanding in general by a key person in your life. Relate to each individual directly in order to achieve better results. Pressure comes from someone’s attitude. Know when to let go.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Others seek you out. You will enjoy this popularity, both professionally and personally. An opportunity enters your life, though you might want to review what is being offered first. Consider the circumstances and potential complications.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
★ ★ ★: Your mind is full of creative ideas and solutions, but you might not be demonstrating and applying them. As a result, an opportunity could be lost. Listen to what is being shared. Refuse to be drawn into a grand drama.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Allow your imagination to wander, but be careful. If you burst into laughter, everyone will want more information than you choose to give. Just smile instead, and let others be intrigued by the twinkle in your eye.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
★ ★ ★: Comparing you with a stick in the mud generally does not apply, but today is different. When you’re out, you want to be in. When you’re in, you want to be curled up. When you’re curled up, you want to take a nap. Adapt your schedule accordingly.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
★ ★ ★ ★: No one can say that you aren’t expressive in letting others know what’s on your mind. Nevertheless, someone just does not get it. Doing nothing might be more effective. You finally will get this person’s attention.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
★ ★ ★ ★: Know that you aren’t the only one trying to stretch a dollar. Talk to friends if you are in a jam, and get suggestions on how to complete your holiday shopping. You might love some of the ideas that come up. Don’t take a comment personally.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: You could be surfing the wave of life, as you feel content and valued. Take a second to enjoy these feelings. Remember these moments, and know that they can happen again. A family member demands attention.