For Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006:
Curb a tendency to lean toward materialism this year. Not everything can be judged by monetary value. If you listen to your instincts, you will make good financial investments, even if a partner is negative. Relationships are tested, whether it is business or a partnership.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Aries (March 21-April 19)
**** You march to a strong, steady beat this morning. By midafternoon, you will want to slow down and mellow out. All the better, as opportunities to chat and visit with an important friend will head your way. Tonight: You smile a lot.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
**** You might feel as if you have done more than your share to make the next few days work. You are right. Know when to stop being so "there" for everyone and when to start relaxing. Tonight: Get into the spirit.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
***** Learn to see the big picture, and you will be much more content. When you get into being petty, life becomes unnecessarily complicated. Stay on the high road, and you will like what heads down your path. Tonight: Kick off the celebrations.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
**** Work with one person at a time. Others relish this one-on-one attention. You'll get much more accomplished if you work this way. Your interactions breed a certain amount of closeness. Don't forget an important call. Tonight: How about some holiday caroling?
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
***** Sometimes you could be overwhelmed by what goes down around you. Right now, you could be a touch more difficult than you realize. Listen to what is being shared. Try looking at the best-case scenario. Tonight: Go along with someone else's ideas.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
**** You finally sense that you will have a break in the near future. What a relief! And just in time! Choose a relaxing activity and get ready. You never know when Santa could plow through your door! Leave out cookies. Tonight: Enjoy those around you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
***** Mischief appears to be your middle name, whether you want it to be or not. You help a key friend get over a hump because of your understanding and caring. If need be, pull back some, and make it OK. Tonight: Now relax -- if you can.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
*** Your family and personal life demand 100 percent of your attention, whether you like it or not. You could be overwhelmed by a last-minute demand. Know what you cannot change, and don't buck trends. Fatigue sets in. Tonight: Add more holiday spirit wherever you are.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
***** You slip into a kidlike mode and enjoy yourself in new and different ways. Your spirit picks up someone who might be playing Scrooge. This person could be at a distance. Communication flourishes. Seize the moment. Tonight: Enjoy the people around you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
*** You might be running around at the last minute. You could be exhausted by others' needs and demands. See how much of a close associate's negativity you can deflect. Your instincts play a strong role in making decisions. Tonight: Hang out and sip hot cider.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
**** You cannot seem to stop yourself, and why should you? Make a point of touching base with several people who aren't as content as you. Your mood is contagious. Spread the happy infection! Make sure you have a few last-minute gifts. Tonight: You feel indulged.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
*** Though you might wish this day would end, by late afternoon, you'll get your second wind. You enjoy yourself wherever you are, doing whatever you need to do. Let good feelings flow. Break down a barrier. Tonight: Radiant and happy.