HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009: This year, you often reflect on what direction you need to take. For many of you, a radical career change might be in order. For others, it might be taking better care of yourself. Some women might re-examine their commitments to their relationships. Some men will go through an identity crisis. Whatever the situation, you create the pathway to change. Cancer has the same issues as you but approaches them differently.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) •••• Pressure builds as many people and obligations seem to pop up out of the blue. You could be juggling different responsibilities, professionally and personally.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ••••• Keep communication flowing. Make New Year’s calls early on in the day. You could be overwhelmed by well wishes and last-minute invitations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ••• It becomes apparent that you don’t enjoy yourself unless there is a lot of hoopla and champagne popping. Expenses of late could be overwhelming.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) •••• Listen to what a friend or loved one shares. Clearly there is a decisiveness in plans and desires. Be flexible.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••• Perhaps being a little more low-key than past New Year’s would feel good. Whether you need downtime or would prefer time with a special loved one makes no difference.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ••••• Plans could easily dissolve before you know it. Don’t get uptight. Know that you are resourceful. Trust that a more interesting option will appear.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ••• Tensions build, as you might have the same plans year after year, and you would like to do something more different and with perhaps deeper meaning.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ••••• If you see an opening or if plans change, opt for the unusual choice. You could be overwhelmed by all the possibilities in front of you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) •••• A partner would like to have your attention exclusively. For such a gregarious sign, this implied demand could be a problem.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ••••• Others demand your time and attention. Give as much as you can, but also give yourself permission to close down if need be.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ••• Today, clear out your to-dos quickly. Realize what is happening behind the scenes with a child or loved one.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ••••• You above all signs know how to play and party as if there is no tomorrow. Help someone feel more upbeat.