Updated: January 19, 2013 6:02AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christina Aguilera, 32; Katie Holmes, 34; Brad Pitt, 49; Steven Spielberg, 66.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Common sense will lead to victory. Whether you are trying to close a deal or revive an old friendship, your kind words and positive suggestions will help you cut through any negativity. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Picking up items you’ll use throughout the festive season along with making a donation or helping out a friend will bring you good vibes. Knowing what you want will help you make a wise choice. 4 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Not everything will be as it appears. Take a step back and observe what everyone else is doing. You will be easily fooled by someone’s generosity and compliments. Ask questions and find out exactly what’s expected of you in return. 2 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your emotions will take you down an unusual path that will allow you to clearly see your options. Making a good choice based on your findings will spare you from an impulsive move. 5 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get into the spirit of the season. Attending a party with colleagues will broaden your outlook regarding how you can expand a service or skill you have to offer. Romance is highlighted. 3 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a serious attitude when dealing with partnerships and responsibilities needing your help. Don’t feel the need to overspend to avoid disappointment. Keep your life simple and ease stress by taking part in something physical. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Shopping, traveling and taking care of some of the people who depend on your help will ease your mind so that you can look forward to festive events and changes you want to make before the year comes to a close. Focus on love. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t be fooled by someone playing with your emotions. Take a closer look at what’s being promised before you set your sights on something that may not come through. Travel plans may have to be revised. Follow your intuition. 5 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t promise what you cannot deliver. It’s important to stick to the truth and to use your imagination and creative ability to please someone you love. A chance to make a difference to someone facing restrictions will be rewarded. 2 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Facing your past and looking at your future will help you realize that the present is what’s important and the history you have with friends, family or your lover are worth far more than any gift you can give. 4 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Bring joy to others through your actions. A small gesture or showing gratitude will go a long way. Do what’s best for you and you will make those around you happy as well. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Realize what you can and what you cannot do. Trying to provide the impossible will be fruitless. Focus on the little things: positive thought, plenty of love and spending time with people in your life who count most. 3 stars
IF DECEMBER 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Patience, integrity and continually double-checking everything you do will be mandatory if you want to avoid mishaps. Change may be your desire and impulse your drive, but sticking to a realistic plan will be key to your advancement. Your numbers are 6, 9, 15, 27, 32, 38, 45.