HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013: This year you can be very practical one moment, and then unexpectedly switch to being idealistic. When dealing with certain people, you often tend to find that one-on-one relating can push you over the edge. If single, your diverse personality attracts many potential suitors; they find you exciting. If attached, your sweetie will have the experience of not knowing for sure which side of you he or she will encounter. Don’t worry – this seesaw behavior will be short-lived. Libra is the ultimate romantic. A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Virgo if born before 5:15 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Libra.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • You have a lot to accomplish. Many of you will be dealing with backed-up email and other requests.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • Your ingenuity helps prevent what could be a problem. While others scramble to put a situation together, you’ll figure out a new solution or procedure.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • Leaving your cocoon could take a major effort, but you will have some help. A meeting or forthcoming news could jolt you into action.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Make an effort to reach out to someone who might need your attention. You can only duck so many times. Consider alternatives.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You could be feeling drained and at your wits’ end. You might not be sure what to do with a loved one who seems to be acting as if there is no tomorrow.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • A family member makes it clear that he or she wants your time. You can handle this request, but it might involve a postponement of plans.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • Stand back and say little right now, as much is going on behind the scenes. You might want to observe rather than act.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Don’t just think about what you want – take action toward that result. No one else can read your mind or do this for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Consider taking a different approach when dealing with someone you believe to be rather shifty yet important to your life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You might be open to change, if you could just understand the reason for it. Should you feel as if you are being manipulated, you are making too much of the situation.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Be forthright in your dealings. You might not know which way to go with someone’s request. It might not make a difference, either.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • Defer to others, but make sure that you are not being held responsible for their choices. You might not be as sure of yourself as you would like to be.