Horoscope: Dec. 5
Aries (March 21-April 19): A timely, tender word will build bridges where chasms once were. Sometimes suffering is an opportunity to bring people closer together.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): It’s not really your bag to delegate responsibilities to other people. When you want something done right, you do it yourself. However, today, if you delegate, your results will be quite favorable.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You look fantastic without trying. This effortless beauty has little to do with makeup or clothing and much more to do with making your outside a reflection of your inner loveliness.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Lest you forget what it was like to be a kid, do some playing around. You’ll get a very intelligent and adult insight out of a trip back in time.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You have come to realize that the best life is the one lived to help others. Your sense of compassion is your guiding force and has made you a gift to those around you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): No, you can’t make everyone happy all of the time, but you manage to lift the spirits of most of them. The best part is that you won’t tire of this cheerleading.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Your path up to this point has been a mixed bag of triumphs and tribulations. You’ve sown your good seeds, and harvest time is here.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): A gathering of friends will make you feel like all is well. You’ll take part in the life-affirming laughter. And you’ll also be reminded that you have much to look forward to.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The way to squeeze the most out of your life today is to live dangerously. You are no stranger to taking chances, especially with your emotions.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There are people who give up at the first sign of hardship, and there are people who, when confronted with adversity, increase their determination.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do business with a water sign -- that’s Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces. These signs need to feel that their purchase is not only helping them, but also helping the world at large.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): In doing what’s good for you, you’ll set a fine example for the rest of the group. Give yourself what you need in order to feel healthy and vibrant, and don’t deprive yourself unnecessarily of the things you enjoy.
Today’s birthday (Dec. 5): What you believe will always be communicated. You’ll decide to prevail no matter what -- and you will, both when the going is easy and when it’s challenging. Others get on board and help you succeed. January brings financial luck. February features new and nurturing love. Adventure calls in June. Aries and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 20, 18 and 41.