Updated: January 3, 2013 6:02AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Britney Spears, 31; Nelly Furtado, 34; Rena Sofer, 44; Lucy Liu, 44.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Being serious-minded and intent on getting things done will help alleviate stress. The change you make within will set the stage for future gains. You may not agree with what everyone else says, but being diplomatic will win points. 2 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Being a participant will be entertaining and invigorating. What you do at home as well as what you offer the people you love will determine how much help you receive. 4 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When someone gives you something, question what’s expected in return. You have to be smart or you may end up owing favors that go against your better judgment. 3 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow your heart. Don’t be afraid to try something different or to spend time with someone from a totally different background from you. The experience and what you learn will make you a better person. 3 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Protect what’s yours. Not everyone will share your concerns. Divvy up what you share with others so you can move on at your own speed. Now is not the time to argue or to take a backseat. 3 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The wait may have been a long one, but the rewards will be worthwhile. Interacting with people who share your interests will make contributions that will enable you to reach your goals. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Reach out to old friends or co-workers and share a little festive cheer. Finding out what others are doing and showing interest will position you well for a potential project that is right up your alley. 2 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Plan a trip or engage in a pastime that allows you to use your creative input. Take a serious approach to love, life and your happiness. A special plan you have can be executed brilliantly. 5 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put your energy, hope and trust on the line. Change will be necessary if you want to improve the way you live. Be adventuresome and you will meet someone who wants to share the experience. 3 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Follow your gut feeling. You can enhance your reputation if you share your thoughts and plans. Don’t let an emotional matter escalate because you fear the outcome. 3 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can’t win if you are unreasonable. Cut your losses and move on if there is no alternative. Keeping your home base tranquil will be what makes a difference to your emotional wellness. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Show your entrepreneurial spirit and head in a direction that looks promising personally and professionally. Include a loved one or someone you find creative and inspiring and you will double your chance of being successful. 5 stars
IF DECEMBER 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Think matters through before divulging your plans. There is money to be made if you take what you have to offer and give it a twist that fits the current economic trend. Dealing with institutions, agencies or authority figures regarding something you want to pursue will result in being given the opportunity to proceed. Your numbers are 3, 10, 18, 20, 35, 44, 47.