TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 30). Your needs collide with those of another, and together you’ll create momentum in the next six weeks. January brings beauty you couldn’t have planned if you’d tried. Friends will surprise you in March. Publicity will help you expand influence as well as your financial reach. Aries, Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers are: 39, 4, 14, 47 and 28.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want to help, but you also realize that people might need to take things as far as they can on their own first. You don’t want to rob anyone of of confidence that only autonomy can bring.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Shakespeare suggested, “Assume a virtue, if you have it not.” Dare to enact the virtue you seek today and you just may wind up with it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you found out that the whole world was made for you, would that change the way you enjoyed it? Maybe it was; maybe it wasn’t. There are pleasures around you that are not to be missed.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll finish the job you started to the very best of your ability, impediments notwithstanding. Most of them will in fact back down (even the inanimate ones), as if they realize that you’re coming forward regardless.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re ready to follow advice, though it may lead out of your way and take a effort. You can’t argue with success. And a proven success formula is something to adhere to closely.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People who talk about what kind of person they are may as well be waving a red flag. Usually just about everyone is the opposite of what they proclaim some of the time.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Casual conversation will lead you to realize that you have stories you haven’t quite learned how to tell, but you’re getting better at it. You’re entertaining tonight.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People who make you want to put on your cool clothes, say clever lines, behave as the best version of you — those are the ones to keep around. You’re about to step up your game like crazy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It won’t pay to be too picky in matters of food or entertainment, but you can afford to be picky in some matters this weekend — love, for one. You’ll be better off for being very selective in matters of romance.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Before you do what you planned, consider that your day could go different ways. What if your favorite person was the one who was looking out for you? What would they tell you to do?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You know free spirits, and you know people who have lived in the same place for decades if not a lifetime. You have something to learn from both these extremes now, as you experiment with your ideas about home.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Life seems to be moving quickly, and it’s why you will take many pictures. Your artistic eye is keen now, and you notice the pretty things, the unusual things and things that you’re not likely to capture on any other day.