Horoscope: Dec. 24
Aries (March 21-April 19): You respect words and have a rich vocabulary. You’ll pick up a few more choice terms as you spend time with a book or in conversation.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): If you never reflect on your past, you won’t have an understanding of how far you’ve come. But if you spend too much time reflecting, you won’t go anywhere new. Strike a balance.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You have an excellent imagination, though today you won’t have the luxury of letting it run wild.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You like order, but you’re not a slave to it. When things get out of place, don’t rush to clean up the mess. It’s evidence that change and growth have happened.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You have been known to leave your belongings in other people’s territory. This reminds them of you after you have left. But will the remembrance be positive?
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The work before you is exacting. In one afternoon, you’ll get through what would take others a week.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Your public image gets a boost. You don’t mind being the center of attention.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You wouldn’t dream of shirking your duties. However, when someone offers, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t share the burden.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s a time to say “let’s go” and a time to say “no, thanks.” You’re no stranger to trouble, but you don’t seek it out. A friend will need your guidance.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your heart is softer now, so soft that you may be able to feel the feelings of others.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You don’t like to talk a lot and draw attention to yourself. However, there are times when it’s important for you to speak up — like today, when you have information everyone else needs.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You tend to be quiet around people you don’t know, especially if they’re rowdy. As much as you’d like to join the party, be sure it’s a party worth joining.
Today’s birthday (Dec. 24): You find goals that excite you and pursue them with passion this year. Your vision becomes more real because of the work you do in January. Greater freedom is yours in March. Leo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 8, 2, 14, 32 and 49.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The latimes.com/horoscopeshould be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at