Horoscopes for Dec. 12, 2016

Birthdays: Mayim Bialik, 41; Madchen Amick, 46; Jennifer Connelly, 46, Dionne Warwick, 76.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t worry so much about what others do or say when what’s important is how you respond to situations.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your desire to help will be for naught if you let yourself be misled by fabrications. Ask questions and find out exactly what you are getting into before you make a commitment.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): As forthright as you might be, don’t expect the same in return. Someone will be more intent on getting something from you than giving something to you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look beyond what you see initially, and discover alternatives that can help you make better choices regarding your work, status or reputation.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Aim for balance, integrity and working hard to make your personal and professional relationships better. Offer affection, kind gestures and incentives.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emotional matters will surface if you allow someone to put demands on you or if you take on too many responsibilities. Use your intelligence and discuss options.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t question authority figures. It’s best to listen carefully and consider the best angle to take without making a fuss.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A unique but feasible plan to improve your home and domestic environment is encouraged. It’s OK to be different, but only if you can also keep the peace.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take whatever you want to pursue one step further. Don’t let controversy or opposition deter you from reaching out and making your point clear.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your intuition will keep you grounded when emotional situations spin out of control. Listen to your inner voice and you will avoid a rash decision that will take days to undo.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Dig in and get things done and your gestures will reflect what you are capable of doing and set you up for a better position within your workplace or peer group.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t venture too far off your normal routine. Emotional miscues will result in sending the wrong message to someone who feels entitled to speak on your behalf.