TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 12). You shift perspective and become more of a friend to yourself. Through gentle and supportive self-talk, you’ll coax yourself past a roadblock and go on to accelerated progress in an area of importance. A loving person has you doing things that weren’t in the plans but are nonetheless delightful. Leo and Scorpio adore you. Lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 22, 18 and 49.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some part of you thinks it’s OK not to do the things you tell yourself to do. Perhaps because your demands are unrealistic or misaligned with your routine. Investigate.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Tasks done by rote are easily accomplished. But once you start thinking about them or trying to explain them, they become difficult. Motion will go beyond reason. Get your head out of the deal.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What if the void you are trying to fill is not a void at all? It would explain a lot about why nothing seems to fit. Maybe you need to subtract before you can add.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you have to fight for a thing, you appreciate it better and are stronger for the effort. When a thing comes easily, it’s a nonissue, and it allows you to focus elsewhere. Both have merit. Love where you’re at.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to experience normalcy around things that seem a natural part of life as a human. Food and relationships definitely fit the category. You’re not the only one struggling. Learn more about these topics.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The thoughts that drive you to a behavior are more important than the behavior. Unraveling these in your mind precipitate events will give the keys to the kingdom.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your relationship with yourself is the throughline and, ultimately, so much more important than any short-term goal you are or are not able to achieve. Be kind to yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Anytime you catch yourself making all-or-nothing statements, you are witnessing a lie in progress. Hyperbole is a lie’s favorite outfit! Pause; get calm; and recalibrate for a more honest assessment.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The good that comes out of a collective can be much more than the sum of the goodness of individuals. Some add an exponential X-factor that multiplies good in mysterious ways.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some things are more useful to think about than others, and you’re willing to go there. It will mean resisting the distractions that keep you from the heart of the matter affecting your current life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Try this method of assessment on today: The good feelings will come from doing something worthwhile. If it’s not producing the good feelings, it isn’t worthwhile.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People would rather pay for something than get it for free. This applies today, though the currency exchanged is more likely to be trustworthy behaviors instead of money.


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