Updated: January 20, 2013 6:03AM
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012: This year you often are inspired to live out a dream or go for what you really want. Sometimes this path can be confusing. Friends and family who are observing you might become cynical. Don’t worry — you know what you are doing. If you are single, you could be drawn to a Capricorn or a very strong-willed individual. Working out this relationship might be important, but only you can make that decision. If you are attached, share more of your newfound inspiration by living it. ARIES can be a bull in a china shop.
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)
★ ★ ★: You might react in a resistant manner to someone’s proposal. Whether it is good or bad, think about the consequences that your reactions might bring. Take a stand, but explain your reasoning behind it. Pressure could build as a result.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
★ ★ ★ ★: Act quickly, or you could miss out on an important opportunity. A conversation with an adviser points to making a more solid decision about present facts. You might have strong feelings for a new friend. If you are not ready to share, don’t.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Zero in on a goal. The unexpected surrounds a revelation, which allows you to move forward. A partner or loved one supports and even pushes you toward the finish line. Tension builds until you opt to jump right in and go for it.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: Others look up to you. A surprising event occurs, which will force you to regroup. Understanding evolves after a conversation. You might not like how assertive a friend or loved one is, but at least this person gets the action moving.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Work with a partner directly. Unusual information could toss your thinking into “revamp” mode. Verify that what you are hearing is legitimate and factual. Appreciate someone’s efforts, and say “thank you” in a way that he or she can hear.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Others dominate the scene and want control. That’s OK -- you have other fish to fry. While others express their power, you might have some extra time off to go holiday shopping. A loved one lets you know that he or she expects more time with you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
★ ★ ★ ★: Easy works, but not everyone is in agreement with you. A family member knows how to push you hard. Your options are: fight, go along with his or her demands, or flee the scene. It is your decision. Honor your needs, even if one of them is to buy this person a muzzle!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
★ ★ ★ ★: You might want to move past a problem involving someone talking too much. You already have tried to isolate yourself by screening calls. How creative can you be in telling someone you don’t want to hear any more, and not damage your bond?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
★ ★ ★: Tension easily could get the best of you. Do you feel as if someone is dragging you down? You suddenly might decide to toss the shackles and free yourself, which could result in a mouth-gaping audience. Ultimately, does this act serve you?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
★ ★ ★ ★: You might be coming off stronger than you realize. If someone backs away, he or she probably has good reason. A little softness goes a long way. Go for a walk. Reduce high energy to a level that’s easier to manage. Respond to a close friend.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
★ ★ ★ ★: You can flex your budget, or you could consider robbing Peter to pay Paul. The best solution would be to pare down remaining gifts. Brainstorm with a friend. Remember that it isn’t the cost, but the thought that counts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★: You can try positive thinking, but that might not bring you what you want. It is too late to write to Santa. Go out, and lasso in exactly what you would like. Someone appreciates your directness and finds it flattering.