Horoscope: Dec. 19
Aries (March 21-April 19): True security comes in knowing that you can take care of yourself. Avoid anyone who attempts to tamper with your inner belief in yourself.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You see beauty in the situations and people that others find commonplace or dull. Your ability to do this affects the way you handle things and makes you a force of change.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You’re amazing in a pinch. It’s like you’ve known the problems before and all the fixes are at your fingertips.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You can work a situation out in your head, but that will only give you a rough idea of how it will play out. You have to interact with others to know who you are.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You are vastly informed on a variety of subjects, many of which are irrelevant to the action of the day. But your sharing of the information brings a lively color to the goings on.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Assume that your situation is going to work out in a way that will help not only you, but also all who are around you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): What matters is not whether the decision was a good one but whether it was made for a good reason. You don’t have to worry about which next step to take; you just have to come from a good place.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Your tongue is so sharp, it could cut people. To prevent this, distance yourself with a social guard. Extend the benefit of the doubt to all you meet.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): After careful deliberation and much dreaming, you’re ready to take the risks you need to take to get what you want. To get the fruit, you must go out on the limb.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s easy to point out how things could have been done better. You initiate an action, and you follow through.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will be busy getting the experience you can learn from. This is one you won’t fully understand or appreciate until much later.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): There’s something you want that you’ve been unable to afford, but your life shines through the things you create, not the things you buy.
Today’s birthday (Dec. 19): Your opportunities will be numerous and exciting. The next six weeks bring home improvements and lifestyle upgrades. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 21, 24, 39 and 45.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The latimes.com/horoscopeshould be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at