For Thursday, Jan. 3:
This year you can be very practical one moment, and then unexpectedly switch to being idealistic. When dealing with certain people, you often tend to find that one-on-one relating can push you over the edge. If you are single, your diverse personality attracts many potential suitors. If you are attached, your sweetie will have the experience of not knowing for sure which side of you he or she will encounter.
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 have a lot to accomplish. Many of you will be dealing with backed-up email and other requests. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
•••• Your ingenuity helps prevent what could be a problem. While others scramble to put a situation together, you’ll figure out a new solution or procedure. Tonight: Off to the gym or squeeze in a walk.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
•••• Leaving your cocoon could take a major effort, but you will have some help. A meeting or forthcoming news could jolt you into action. Tonight: Lighten up the moment.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
•••• Make an effort to reach out to someone who might need your attention. A boss or older family member continues to act erratically, as he or she often throws you a curveball. Tonight: Straighten out a misunderstanding.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
•••• You could be feeling drained and at your wits’ end. You might not be sure what to do with a loved one who seems to be acting as if there is no tomorrow. Tonight: In the whirlwind of living.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
•••• A family member makes it clear that he or she wants your time. You can handle this request, but it might involve a postponement of plans. Tonight: Deal with a financial matter.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
••• Stand back and say little right now, as much is going on behind the scenes. You might want to observe rather than act. Tonight: Once more, a close associate’s actions stop you in your tracks.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
•••• Don’t just think about what you want — take action toward that result. No one else can read your mind or do this for you. Tonight: Consider getting some extra R and R.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
•••• Consider taking a different approach when dealing with someone you believe to be rather shifty yet important to your life. Your sense of humor will help you handle the situation. Tonight: Finally, some easy time with friends.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
•••• You might be open to change, if you could just understand the reason for it. Should you feel as if you are being manipulated, you are making too much of the situation. Tonight: Burn the midnight oil.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
••• Be forthright in your dealings. You might not know which way to go with someone’s request. Tonight: Follow the music.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
••• Defer to others, but make sure that you are not being held responsible for their choices. You might not be as sure of yourself as you would like to be. Tonight: Have dinner, and chat with friends and loved ones.