HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 10, 2018:

This year you open up to many new ideas. When dealing with finances, you feel comfortable with tried-and-true thinking. If you are single, you alternate between a need for stability and a desire for freedom. Unless you are willing to accept someone who connects better with one side of you, you will find that making a match is challenging. If you are attached, your sweetie will find you interesting and quirky. Expand your life to involve your partner more. AQUARIUS can talk you into nearly anything.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

You express your ideas with clarity and power. Others respond accordingly. If one of these ideas takes off, you will need to take the lead. By the afternoon, you might have mixed feelings about committing to any additional responsibilities. Tonight: Make time for a special friend.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Your gift of being able to look at the big picture marks your work and your relationships. As of late, you clearly want to go off on your own. After a morning of excellent communication and research, you decide to surrender to this urge. Tonight: Have a good time wherever you are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Your serious mode is impressive. Those around you have confidence in you and your follow-through. You do best in one-on-one conversations. Later in the day, kick back and review a certain decision. You will see an alternate path. Tonight: You are capable of nearly anything.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Your energy might be focused on someone else right now. In the near future, you'll want to shift your focus to your own needs and to what must be done. Get as many of your gifts in the mail as you possibly can. Tonight: Let a close friend know what is on your mind.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You will be on top of your game for the next few days. Right now, you need as much rest as possible. Greet some quiet moments as great times to write out cards or do whatever knocks your socks off. Remain more sensitive to alternatives than you have been. Tonight: Lie low.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You'll want to be more involved in a group project. You seem to have been holding in your anger for a while. As a result, you easily could be triggered. At a certain point, you can't exercise away hostility or dismiss hurt feelings. Tonight: Where the crowds are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Be willing to take a stand, but make it OK for someone else to take center stage. You have a lot on your plate, especially with a situation that surrounds a child. Stay centered on your long-term goals, even if you don't feel as if they are possible right now. Tonight: Till the wee hours.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Keep reaching out for more of what you want. Detach from immediate problems and see if you can handle them with a different approach. Try to imagine what it would be like to be the other parties in the situation; you will be more accepting as a result. Tonight: Follow the music.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You ask for what you want, and you are likely to get just that. You might be too focused on a certain outcome and inadvertently keep pushing. Finances are involved. Do not get uptight or resistant. Continue looking for a solution. Tonight: Get together with a fun friend.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Honor a decision you made a while ago. You tend to acknowledge your choices, but rarely seem to honor them. Reach out to someone who is instrumental to your personal life. You might want to buy this person a card or a token of affection. Tonight: Head home early.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You could be on top of your game, and you'll use that energy for both work and fun. Communication is instrumental and could crack open a door for you to get a glimpse of how someone you care about views life. Tonight: The only sin you can commit is to be alone.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Focus on your goals. Because of a meeting or a discussion with several friends, you could be tempted to head in a different direction. Your sense of limitation sometimes holds you back. Do not allow that to happen today. Join a friend on a fun adventure. Tonight: Get a good night's sleep.

Jacqueline Bigar is at (c) 2018 by King Features Syndicate Inc.