If today is your birthday: This year you often represent the best of your sign, and also the worst of your sign. For instance, you endure unceasingly, yet you can’t seem to let go and enjoy yourself. Why be so courageous only not to enjoy life? This year is about learning to be present in the moment, which will occur after this spring. If you are single, you could meet someone who makes you want to change your status. If you are attached, together you will have a case of spring fever! Taurus is grounded like you are.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your creativity emerges through your choices and actions. You can go with the flow and not be so concerned about others’ reactions. Give up the need to be politically correct at this moment in time. Tonight: As a "free spirit" for a day, what would you choose to do?
This Week: You might be anxious to get through the next few days.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stay centered. Choose to stay close to home because it feels good. You also will level out others’ hyper energy that way. Attend to last-minute details, and make sure you have everything you need. Tonight: Enjoy the tree and nibble on a cookie while visiting with a loved one.
This Week: Romance could be pivotal, if you’re interested.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep communication open, even if you feel like slamming the phone down. Someone at a distance could be cold and/or distant. How this person responded might not have anything to do with you, but have everything to do with him- or herself. In the long run, the issue likely will be solved. Tonight: Catch up with a friend.
This Week: You have more than your share of responsibilities.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Many of you might question the materialism of this holiday, yet you enjoy all of the hoopla. Don’t be unduly hard on yourself right now. Meet up with loved ones and friends, plan on visiting those at a distance and catch up on everyone’s news. Tonight: Back in the saddle.
This Week: You experience an unusual amount of happiness this holiday.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): A partner challenges you, yet the reason is debatable. Perhaps this person might be acting out. Remain the gracious Bull. Touch base with relatives and friends at a distance. Set the tone, and others will follow along. Tonight: Use your charisma.
This Week: If you insist on having your way, you could mar the day.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Know what is going on behind the scenes. Fatigue could affect your perspective. What a perfect excuse to take a nap! Approach the remainder of the day more energized. Still, you might choose to clear up a disagreement. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time.
This Week: Tuesday on, you’ll hit your stride.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Enjoy the moment and all the people around you. You could have a lot of ground to cover. Prioritize, and you will find the right direction in which to head. A child needs a lot of your time, so get him or her involved in your tasks. Tonight: Let go, and enjoy the moment.
This Week: Focus on others, especially if you feel a little off.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22):Pressure builds, and your mood reflects your stress level. Find a few moments alone to ground yourself. You might have to step away in the next 24 hours, as you could find yourself caught in the middle of a family issue. Try not to make the situation worse than it is. Tonight: Help an older friend or relative.
This Week: Finally, you see the results that you have desired. Kudos!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep reaching out to a friend at a distance. This person appreciates your thoughtfulness. You might be surprised at the unexpected news he or she drops on you. Approach a difficult child in a novel way. His or her reaction could be off-kilter at first, but the end result is worthwhile. Tonight: Follow the music.
This Week: Do not stray from the here-and-now, and you will be better off.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Deal with a partner directly. The concern that will arise between you stems from having two different perspectives. Establish boundaries in your customary way. Both of you will be smiling until an hour or so later, when the other party might decide to change his or her mind. Tonight: Indulge a family member.
This Week: Your mind drifts. Why not follow your thoughts?
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Others might be contentious and could try to use their manipulative styles to get what they want. What gives you more leverage is that you understand the mechanisms at work here, whereas they might not. Vocalize your feelings, and your message will get through to them. Tonight: Say "yes," if possible.
This Week: A partner plays an unusually strong role during the next few days.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Finishing what others left undone might not be glamorous, but is necessary. Once you are clear, you can control how you spend your time. Make choices that put a smile on your face. A decision based on your instincts is right-on. Tonight: Treat this day like any other Sunday.
This Week: You get your just rewards and more if you head down the right path.
Jacqueline Bigar, King Features Syndicate