HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013: This year you will feel as if the wind is at your back, as so much seems to flow in your life. The only person who can stop you is you. Sometimes your fears and insecurities prevent you from being as dynamic as possible. You might decide to do some personal work to release any issues that limit you. As a result, you could become more relaxed and confident. If single, you will attract someone of interest just by being yourself. If attached, the bond that exists between you becomes more intense. Leo always encourages you to take the next step. A baby born today has a sun in Sagittarius and a moon in Cancer if born before 10:48 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Leo.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Your optimism and enjoyment of your personal life come out, even when dealing with a difficult associate.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • You will speak and be heard; the modulation of your voice says it all. You would prefer to indulge a loved one rather than have to put restrictions on him or her.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Before you go out to complete any holiday shopping or other matters related to the next few weeks, balance your checkbook and take a hard look at your finances.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • A gesture to those in your daily life will mean a lot, and it doesn’t need to cost a lot.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Know when to pull back and find out what is happening. You might not understand the whole story, so speak to a friend or loved one who could give you a different perspective.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • A meeting will be more important than you realize. Push could come to shove, whether you like it or not.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • Your finances could stress you out inordinately, especially as you might be facing big bills and also coveting a special item for yourself or a loved one.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Keep reaching out to a relative at a distance. A situation could trigger you, but the matter at hand will transform soon enough.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • • Deal with a loved one directly. You might feel as if you are carrying a burden that is hard to discuss; however, you must open up in order to release this weight.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • Listen to answers and defer to someone else. Allow greater flexibility. Going with the flow could be a lot easier than you originally might have thought.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Pace yourself, and know full well what you need to do. A boss or higher-up could be on your case because he or she needs you to do more.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Allow greater creativity to flourish. You have many ideas that could help you shorten your to-do list.