Updated: January 8, 2013 6:02AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Aaron Carter, 25; C. Thomas Howell, 46; Tom Waits, 63; Ellen Burstyn, 80.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Closing a deal or finishing what you start will be crucial as the day progresses. Your reputation will be directly linked to what you do and how well you do it. Appeal to the undecided peers and clients. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take a huge step forward and you will be respected for your actions and your self-confidence. A partnership will enable you to progress faster and position you for an employment opportunity. 2 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick to the facts. Underestimating or overestimating will get you into trouble. Being concise will play out in your favor when you reach your destination in good time and with finesse. 5 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get out and meet new people or take on a responsibility that will ensure someone in need gets the help required to make the festive season bright. Anything is possible if you are diligent about making it happen. Love is in the stars. 4 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Troubleshooting will be your middle name. You must act fast. It’s getting things back on the right track that will count, not who did what. Put your ego aside and do what’s best for everyone you love. 4 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put your priorities in a row. Make time for friends and family. Festive cheer or getting together with colleagues will bring you closer to goals. New friendships will help you see your situation in a new light. Love is highlighted. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Prepare for the future. Set up an interview or answer online job postings that interest you. The end of the year is fast approaching, and setting a direction that better suits your needs personally and professionally should be put in place. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ve got the ability to capture a piece of what will be in demand. Focus on your talent and how you can turn what you have into something lucrative. A favor offered should be taken with gratitude and a consideration for collaboration. 4 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep a secret. Your future will depend on how willing and able you are to do just that. Put more into your work and completing what you’ve been asked to finish. 2 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Line up your preferences and take steps to put your plans into motion. You will command attention and attract partnerships that will improve your life, wealth and physical wellness. 5 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Ride out the storm. Keep your thoughts a secret and stand on guard to protect your assets, reputation and prospects. Don’t let personal relationships cause you to falter when you need to stand tall and be strong. Play to win. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tie up loose ends and make the year ahead free and clear of dead weight. An agreement you make will ensure that you get to follow your heart and a dream you’ve been trying to live for some time. 3 stars
IF DECEMBER 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: There will be plenty going on behind closed doors. Infiltrate whatever is going on that can influence future prospects. Share your suggestions, but don’t give away your secrets. Proactive behavior will put you in a position to make a difference. A change of associates can be expected. Your numbers are 8, 17, 25, 28, 34, 42, 47.