Horoscopes for Dec. 8, 2016

Birthdays: Nicki Minaj, 32; Dominic Monaghan, 40; Teri Hatcher, 52; James Galway, 77.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions will surface and are best channeled into the activities you enjoy. Focus on interacting with the people around you who contribute to your happiness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Listen and decide what’s feasible before you pursue something new. Question whatever you don’t understand and assess how it will benefit you or those you are trying to help.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take action and do your best to turn your ideas and plans into a reality. You’ll have the chance to interact with people who share your concerns.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t jump to conclusions or let your emotions take over when discussing important matters with partners or other influential people in your life. Refrain from overspending or taking on too much.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can take control and put your plans into motion. Your ability to see through the nonsense that is going on around you will give you the ammunition to persuade others to follow your lead.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Nothing will be as it appears. Use your intuition to weed out any negativity that may lead you down the wrong path.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Accept the inevitable and get on with your day. If someone gives you a hard time, walk away and engage in the activities you enjoy.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotions will surface if what you want isn’t what you receive. Look for a way to improve your odds using intelligence instead of aggression.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Personal improvements will make you feel and look good. Getting back to the people and pastimes that brought you joy will help you resolve unsettling issues, allowing you to move forward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stay on track and refuse to let anyone put words in your mouth or bully you to do things you don’t want to do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A little extra effort will go a long way. Rework your past ideas to fit your current situations or plans.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll have trouble seeing things clearly. Confide in someone you trust to maintain integrity and honesty in helping you sort through the dilemmas you face.