Virgo: Cut your losses and move on


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Eliza Dushku, 37; Tyrese Gibson, 39; Laila Ali, 40; Tiger Woods, 42.

Happy Birthday: You’ll have to keep things organized if you don’t want to lose sight of your goals. Keeping promises and being up-front about what is possible will be necessary if you want to avoid discord. Stick to the rules and do your best to uphold your reputation and status. Common sense will be your ticket to success. Your numbers are 6, 13, 18, 25, 27, 34, 41.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make preparations for an event that will bring you in touch with old friends. Be realistic regarding future prospects. You won’t be able to turn back time, but you can make the most of the end-of-the-year festivities and reunions. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Set aside an amount for holiday expenses and don’t spend a penny more. Being straight up with regard to what you are willing to contribute to a group effort will help you avoid stress or pressure. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotions will be difficult to control. Sticking to the truth and only offering what you know you can live up to will go hand-in-hand with maintaining a good reputation. An important relationship may need an adjustment. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Protect your reputation. Someone you know through work should not be included in your personal conversations or allowed access to your passwords or important information. Stick close to those you know and trust instead. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Choose your friends wisely. Someone will play mind games with you which could turn out to be costly. If someone asks for help, offer suggestions, solutions or hands-on help, not hard-earned cash. Protect against loss or theft. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Self-deception or disillusionment will set in if you refuse to see the truth. Be realistic when dealing with personal or professional partnerships. Don’t end the year by dragging emotional baggage with you. Cut your losses and move on. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stick close to the people you know and trust. Avoid travel and emotional indulgence. Look for a creative outlet or shop for something that will make you feel good or help you pursue a project you want to take on next year. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Discuss your feelings and make plans that will give you something to look forward to next year. Set a budget so that you can afford to take time to travel or get involved in a project that excites you. Romance is highlighted. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Consider the highs and lows you’ve experienced this year and let go of the past. You don’t have to wait to put a resolution into motion or to start researching how to proceed with your plans. Take a big first step forward. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A shopping trip will help you prepare for upcoming festivities. Set boundaries that will ensure you are moderate in your consumption and looking out for those you love. Honesty will encourage a positive response. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Touch base with old friends or people you won’t get to see once the end-of-the-year festivities begin. Reminisce and share the changes you are hoping to make next year. A thoughtful gesture will be a step in the right direction. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be truthful about the way you feel. Try not to act on assumptions that don’t turn out to be based on facts. Emotional disillusionment regarding a situation with a friend will give you something to consider in the future. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are inventive, playful and resourceful. You are captivating and popular.

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