Horoscope for Dec. 30, 2009

Aries (March 21-April 19): You are as powerful as you are organized. Plot out your next 10 moves. As you prepare your plan, you’ll be increasing your influence.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): You’ll have the instinct to talk to someone you don’t know. Pay attention to this internal nudging. You will find that you have something unexpected in common with this person.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): You may be out of your element today, but no one will catch on. An intelligent question thrown in at the right time and an air of poise about you will have others believing you are more knowledgeable than you are.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): You have a formidable adversary. Consider whether you can make this person into your ally.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Just because something is rare doesn’t make it valuable. But the value you assign to it will hold, rare or not. Decide what something means to you, and invest in it accordingly.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Something has kept you from making an inquiry. You may feel like you don’t want to rock the boat, or that you don’t want to appear behind the times. Good questions are necessary to clear confusion.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Something you experience will trigger a memory of long ago -- perhaps even from your infancy. You’ll have a new assessment of this moment now that you’re in such a different place in your life.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Interruptions may seem to be a violation of etiquette. Then again, if no one interrupted the flow of action, boredom would quickly set in.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Logic gets derailed. Fantasy takes over. Solid plans get scrapped for ethereal abstractions. And miraculously, life still goes on in a more or less productive manner.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep the conversation sparkling. If you go on for too long, your listeners will start to lose interest. But the short and interesting stories you’re likely to tell will endear others to you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You value faithfulness in this fickle world. That’s why it’s important that you also model it. Keep your appointments even when they become inconvenient.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Before you start to work, decide what you’ll have accomplished by the end of the session. Allow yourself a diversion only after you’ve done all that you need to do.

Today’s birthday (Dec. 30): You’re not formally trained in the art of happiness, and yet your natural talent for being joyful makes you a teacher to those around you. The gleam in your eye attracts romantic interest in January. Your role as a supportive partner takes you on a spring adventure. Your lucky numbers are 40, 3, 23, 18 and 50.

Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at