HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012: This year you are grounded. You make strong financial decisions; however, sometimes you will need to seek out others for ideas. Your creativity is most present when you are brainstorming and focused, and your environment affects your thinking. If single, during this period, Cupid’s arrow is nearby. A romance could develop into more. If attached, the two of you have worked hard to get where you are. Come June, you’ll enjoy and celebrate this. Taurus often heads down the conventional route, so don’t look to him or her for dynamic ideas. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Taurus.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • You might be too concerned with making sure that you have dotted your “i’s” and crossed your “t’s.”
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • You beam this Christmas Eve. You will be surrounded by loved ones who are full of caring, and the joy of this togetherness feels like a Christmas gift.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • You might feel as if you are at the end of a diving board, about to jump. Understand that anxiety is normal, especially during an important holiday like Christmas.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • You are moving full steam ahead, trying to do as much as you possibly can. Stop and look around. Enjoy the friends and loved ones who surround you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Others seem to have a difficult time right now. They could be distracted or completely panicked at the thought of what they have left to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • You’ll be touched by someone’s caring gesture, and this person will be quite pleased with your reaction.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • • Let a key person get closer to you. You have one life to live – live it well! A family member could be upset and not understand the cause.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Defer to others, as they want control. As a result, you will have less to do. Enjoy being a little lazy, as you don’t have to be the leader for once.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • Finish up last-minute details. Get your errands done. Once you pull everything together, you will be able to relax with a friend or a loved one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You could be pushing someone very hard. Know that you will not be able to convince this person of the rightness of your ways.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Your instincts tell you to stay close to home. Between incoming calls and people dropping by, you might end up hosting an impromptu party.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Make calls, finish errands and drop off a gift or two at a loved one’s place. You might be pushed by a group of friends who want you to join them at the last minute.