Updated: January 21, 2013 6:02AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jonah Hill, 29; David Cook, 30; Nicole de Boer, 42; Joel Gretsch, 49.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t jump to conclusions. Put the past behind you and look to the future with optimism. You’ll learn from a personal experience you encounter with someone of interest. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t look at your failures — enjoy your successes. A serious outlook is fine, but not when you should be enjoying the lighter side of life with people who normally only get to see you at work. Get year-end paperwork out of the way. 3 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Relationships are key to your future. Ask for favors or offer something that will secure a relationship with someone special. A problem with deception must be brought out into the open before you can move on. 4 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let change cause emotional upset. Do your best to finish what you start and to take care of responsibilities. You will reap the rewards and be given the time you need to devote to family. 2 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Personal responsibilities must be dealt with before you can relax and enjoy the end-of-the-year festivities. Travel plans or spending time doing something out of the ordinary will bring pleasure. 5 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Face challenges in a practical manner. A social event or shopping will cost you more than you anticipate. Don’t count on a contract unless you have it signed, sealed and delivered. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Please those around you and you will open up new opportunities presented to you by a friend, relative or someone who is looking for a partnership. Traveling will lead to conversations with extraordinary people. Love is in the stars. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Getting back to your roots may be interesting, but don’t believe everything an old friend tells you. Rely on your intuition to guide you when dealing with family and to lead you in a direction that will secure your position. 3 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Create change if you are bored or unhappy in your current situation. A new year is about to begin and preparing to wipe your slate clean and start anew will bring you greater vitality. 5 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may want to help those less fortunate, but do so for the right reason. Offering time, a service or suggestions will make a difference. An impulsive decision or move will cause emotional stress and can hurt your reputation. 2 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Spend time preparing for the coming year. Strategize and figure out your best move. Focusing on what you can do to improve your chance of getting ahead will help build confidence. 4 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Too much of everything will be your downfall. Keep things simple and stick close to home. Don’t be fooled by what others say. Avoid a fast-talking sales pitch, suggestions or offers that are too good to be true. Self-deception is apparent. 3 stars
IF DECEMBER 20 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Don’t wait for things to come to you or for others to do things for you. It’s important to be open and receptive. Learning will play an important role in your life and the direction you take from this point forward. Emotions must be considered. Your numbers are 4, 9, 17, 24, 31, 38, 42.