Horoscopes for Dec. 1, 2016

Birthdays: Sarah Silverman, 46; Nestor Carbonell, 49; Bette Midler, 71; Woody Allen, 81.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take a long, hard look at what’s going on around you before you step into an emotional confrontation. Consider every angle before you make a comment you cannot retract.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Greater involvement in activities or events that align with your beliefs will expand your friendship with someone who shares your concerns. Romance is on the rise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Money matters will surface. Don’t lend or borrow. Living within your means and working hard to establish a secure financial future should be your main concern.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Delve into the intricacies that a partnership offers. Check out how you can work with the person who fits your plans personally or professionally.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen to suggestions, but don’t believe everything you hear. Someone will have ulterior motives that may not benefit you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Becoming a participant doesn’t mean that you have to follow the leader. Gather information and study the ins and outs of whatever situation you face.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel, meetings or educational pursuits will lead to new beginnings. Participate in events that will bring you in contact with interesting people.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Dismiss what other people do. Concentrate on what you do best and how you can make the most of your attributes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let anyone toy with your emotions. Look at the big picture and make adjustments that will ensure you are the one to benefit.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotions will rise to the surface. Whether dealing with a friend, relative or someone you’ve never met before, stay calm and reserved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A sensible attitude will help you avoid someone who is trying to take advantage of you. Stick to the people and prospects that are a sure thing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your insight and ability to make a difference in others’ lives will help you deal with the outcome of any situation you face. Don’t go along with someone else’s approach.