ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Caution: Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 5:30 a.m. for the rest of the day. The Moon is in Sagittarius.
IF DEC 30 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: TV host Meredith Vieira (1953) shares your birthday. You can communicate your point with few words. You are down-to-earth and realistic and highly capable. Because of this, you often see better ways of doing things than those who are in power. You are gracious, generous but always committed to your cause. Work hard to build or construct something this year and your rewards will soon follow.
Updated: January 16, 2014 7:06PM
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nasty power struggles with others, especially partners and close friends, might take place today. They’re powerful because you have a lot of yourself invested into the issue. It is possible to use this energy to creatively transform a relationship. But more likely it will express itself as a serious conflict. Stay chill.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Conflicts about ideologies or ways to deal with foreign companies might arise at work. Someone might have an idea about improvements related to publishing, the media, higher education, medicine and the law. Not everyone agrees. Try to steer clear of this.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Parents will have to be patient with children today or else major meltdowns will occur. It’s basically a battle of wills. This same conflict could be expressed in a romantic relationship, which again is basically a conflict of wills. Oh dear.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Domestic quarrels with partners and close friends might take place today. Since the only function of anger is to make everyone miserable, keep your shirt on. (Which is tough to do if you have to get something off your chest.)
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Angry retorts and knee-jerk reactions to others might ruin your day. But worse than that, they could trigger an accident for you because an emotional situation might distract you from driving or chewing gum. Stay calm.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Parents must be patient with children because power struggles with young people are classic. Guard against power struggles with romantic partners and power struggles at work about possessions or money and cash flow. Yikes! Power struggles everywhere and not a drop to eat.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a challenging day. Basically, you like to keep the peace and not rock the boat. But right now Mars is in your sign for months to come and today it’s at odds with Pluto. This means it will be hard to resist a conflict with someone.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Hidden enemies might create problems for you today. These are people who do not have your best interests at heart and yet, you might not quite know who they are. Although, being a Scorpio, you are always zoned-in, so you might know. Just be cool.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Intense competition with someone, especially in a group, might happen. Possibly, this competition will spill over into an argument or a nasty confrontation. You don’t want this and neither does anyone else. Just step aside and walk on by.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Power struggles with people in authority (parents, bosses, VIPs, teachers and the police) are classic. Try to avoid these if you can because they’ll be nasty and they won’t be easy to win. Therefore, why even go there? Avoid this and do what can to keep the peace.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t get hung up on political or philosophical issues, especially controversial ones, because it won’t be worth it. There is none so deaf as those who are wearing headphones. This is not a day for consensus and compromise. Au contraire. People just want to fight.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Postpone contentious discussions about shared property, inheritances, taxes, debt and anything you own jointly with someone else. Have this discussion another day. Today will simply be a waste of energy and will likely alienate you from someone, making everything even more difficult to settle in the future.