Updated: January 10, 2013 6:02AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Simon Helberg, 32; Felicity Huffman, 50; Donny Osmond, 55; Dame Judi Dench, 78.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Check your stress level and consider ways to improve your situation. Cutting back your overhead or revising the way you live or the things you contribute to will help you find a better and more lucrative use for the added income. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be articulate and speak from the heart when dealing with personal matters. Your accomplishments will set the mood for a better future if you can determine the best way to move forward. 3 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Consider your position and how you can make improvements. A creative look at what you have to offer and how you can adapt your skills to fill current demands will enable you to pursue other avenues. 5 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Point in a direction that will enable you to mingle with people who have something to offer. Working alongside someone you find inspirational will allow you to see how much you have to offer. 5 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t make a snap decision. Just when you think you have everyone on your side, you will meet with opposition. Problems at home will lead to added responsibilities and questioning what you should do next. 2 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Interacting with people or visiting new places will expand your mind. An opportunity to discuss possibilities with someone special will lead to a partnership that will shape your future. 4 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Memories will have a huge influence on the choices you make now. Experience and the people you have worked with will reinforce the feeling you have about someone or something you wanted to pursue. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Believe in your skills and ideas. The more you do to display your talent, the greater response you will receive from family and friends. A change in the way you pursue goals will be directly linked to added confidence and charisma. 3 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make positive changes. Whether you decorate for the festive season or you improve your surroundings to suit your needs and prospects, it will benefit you one way or another. A relationship will be enhanced by changes you make. 4 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put thought into what you want to accomplish next year and start to prepare. Knowing what you want and lining up the people who can contribute will give you a head start and help you close off this year on a high note. 2 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Word of mouth can help or hinder you depending on what you have shared. Talk about your accomplishments and ideas you have and you will advance as well as bypass any negative rumors that may hurt your chance of getting ahead. 5 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Offer an unusual alternative to a problem and you will receive praise and extra cash. As long as you keep your plan simple and execute it with accuracy, you will be considered a troubleshooter and a hero. 3 stars
IF DECEMBER 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have plenty to consider regarding where you put your efforts and how you can accomplish your goals. A solid plan will be required in order to outweigh any opposition or negativity you encounter. Use charm to lead you to victory. Your numbers are 4, 10, 14, 27, 32, 35, 49.