Happy birthday for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013: This year you open up to new opportunities once you eliminate your resistances. A partner or a dear loved one encourages you to take grounded risks. If you are single, you could meet someone it feels like you’ve known forever. If you are attached, the two of you break tradition and attempt to get into a new sport, hobby or pastime together. Taurus often adds to your workload. A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Taurus.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • An older relative could be changing, and this adds to your difficulty relating to him or her. Let go of your judgments and accept this person as he or she is.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • You know when you hit a wall. Accept others as they are, especially if you can’t get them to broaden their perspectives.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • The less said, the better, especially with what you might be thinking. Go off and do your thing. Don’t get so uptight about a money matter.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • Bring a morning snack for others, whether you go to the office or to the hair salon. Others naturally warm up with food.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You will assume a leadership position. You might want to push a friend a little off his or her safe, rigid path so that he or she can function within the parameters of a project.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • • Your mind drifts to the possibility of going off and doing something new, probably involving the holiday. At the same time, a new friend might feel a bit put out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Deal with a loved one directly who might have been touchy recently. Make plans to spend some quality time with this person in the very near future. Choose your time for a talk with care.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Don’t try to manipulate or control someone else. Resist deciding that you already know where he or she is coming from.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • You’ll be driven to get your to-do list done. Consider whether the fast pace is worth it; you don’t want to be too exhausted.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • • Where others’ resourcefulness falls flat, you’ll save the day with a wonderful idea. Use your creativity well.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • A personal matter could demand more attention than you are ready to give. You understand that this issue might need to be resolved quickly.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • You’ll draw others toward you, but you might not want to hear everything they’re saying. Distance yourself gently from someone who feels as though he or she is bombarding you.
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