HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 23, 2013: This year you often think in lofty terms when deciding how to invigorate your life. Others trust your judgment more and more. If single, a new door opens, and you will meet many new people as a result. Take your time getting to know others; you have many admirers. If attached, the two of you love being together and often plan a date night alone together. Schedule several weekends away together as a couple. Virgo is detail-oriented. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Virgo.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • A discussion in the morning will encourage you and a partner to clear up the remaining holiday details. By midafternoon, the Christmas spirit hits you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • Your mood appears to be contagious. You will need to jump over an obstacle that might involve a loved one’s resistance. Run errands and catch up on calls.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Honor what is going on with a parent or older relative. An unanticipated expense emerges out of the blue, which will encourage you to curb any frivolous spending.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • You’ll express the fervor of the holidays and engage others to join in. A child or loved one could be cantankerous at best, but you’ll help even this person out.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • You’ll be thinking ahead with the understanding that a road block is about to appear. You will move through your errands and other matters efficiently.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • You express unusual vitality and excitement about the next few days. Your creativity seems to feed off the holiday.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • A hassle might become bigger than it really is because of fatigue and boredom with an issue. Let it go for a while, and build up your stamina.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Friends surround you. Hopefully you are not in the position of doing last-minute shopping, but rather off enjoying a holiday event.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • Tension builds as expenses seem to multiply. You must meet certain responsibilities, no matter what.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • • If you kick back and detach, a last-minute problem will solve itself. You also will understand more of the mechanics of the issue.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Your role might be more pivotal than you realize. You could have a lot of errands to take care of, while someone makes an important request.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • You might have special plans. Unfortunately, others don’t seem to realize that fact, or you have not shared it with them.