IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you have a tendency to reminisce about days past. Often when you are like this, you come up with novel ideas. Plan on doing some travelling this year. You will not be at your best if you stay put. If you are single, you could meet someone quite exotic and different. Count on taking an adventure into a different lifestyle. If you are attached, the two of you finally might take that long-awaited and often-talked-about trip. VIRGO can always take care of the details.
Pulling yourself together could be a major effort after last night’s celebration; on the other hand, you might not care. You could be happily seated in your armchair watching TV. Tonight: Someone might interfere with your rest and relaxation. Smile all you want.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
The time has come to relax. You made a major effort to contribute to everyone’s happiness this Christmas. Now you could become nearly childlike in the freedom you experience. A loved one delights in watching you, but he or she will join in, too. Tonight: Act as if there were no tomorrow.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Others might forget about your multi-faceted personality if you continue like this. You seem quiet and totally exhausted. You might not even want to hear the word “holiday” anymore. You are pleasant, but quietly so. Tonight: You inadvertently might get into a willpower struggle.
You could be talking up a storm, and you’ll want to hear everyone’s news. Keep in mind that many people are distracted right now. If you get no response, don’t take it personally. Your instincts will guide you if you tune into them. Tonight: Do not lift a finger — you have done enough.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You just might decide to kick back and enjoy the day. Do not feel a need to do anything. Some extra R and R is just what the doctor ordered, even if it’s in a social setting. Resist the need to be the host or hostess. Let someone else play that role. Tonight: Make it easy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your energy and willingness to get out the door might be the envy of others today. Conversations flow. An older friend or loved one clearly approves and appreciates how you handle yourself. Do not worry so much, and be spontaneous. Tonight: The lead actor.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Consider reframing a situation in your mind. You might have taken someone’s words the wrong way or out of context. You could feel a bit overwhelmed by everything that is occurring or that has occurred. Play life on the quieter side. Relax. Tonight: Return an important call.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Visit with a parent or older relative in the morning. In the afternoon, spend time with friends and partake in what might be a traditional New Year’s ritual. Get together with loved ones. You naturally enjoy yourself, no matter where you are. Tonight: Laughter becomes contagious.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Try to understand where someone is coming from. If you can imagine what it’s like to walk in this person’s shoes, or even if you simply try to be more observant, you will have a better idea of what it is like to be him or her. Understanding will evolve. Tonight: Take the lead.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might be planning a trip that could keep you busy all day long. Sometimes it is nice to get out of your own head. You’ll see life from a whole new perspective, if you can. You also will gain more empathy for others. Tonight: Make your escape.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Deal with others directly. Don’t walk away from an intense conversation. It might be appropriate to rethink a situation and understand someone’s perspective. Your creativity and intellect intertwine, which adds to your interpersonal skills. Tonight: Share with a favourite person.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Others come forward with lots of ideas and invitations. Trying to decide which way to go could be very difficult, at best. You might be better off making a decision on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure you schedule some time at home. Tonight: Snuggle in.
BORN TODAY: FBI director and founder J. Edgar Hoover (1895), author J.D. Salinger (1919), American patriot Paul Revere (1735)
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