Some situations are more conducive to building positive, life-enhancing relationships than others. And yet, when it all shakes out, it's about a person's ability to be and make good friends out of the people around them, not about always being in the ''perfect'' social situation. So says the gregarious Leo moon.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 3). You're decisive, tenacious and very aware of opportunities, especially the ones others overlook. This will land you in a prime position over the next six weeks. Your ideas catch on. This translates into money in your pocket. Travels with loved ones are tinged with all kinds of luck. New people come into your life in May. Aries and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 6, 44, 49 and 12.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's wise to look for the upside of a situation, especially if it's a bad situation. You recognize the downside, of course, but it would be pointless to dwell there.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In today's case, ignorance will not be bliss. Ignorance will be something more akin to apathy. Bliss isn't on the menu today anyway, but you will be happier seeking knowledge than not.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If your eyes were sun lamps, you'd be giving a certain someone a face tan. The exchange of extra attention will be good for both of you. On a side note, your nutritional needs are changing. Consider changing your eating style.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sleep is underrated. It's a healer and a spiritual tool. It's a teleportation system, an entertainment system, a protection system and an energetic restoration system. Bottom line: Get more sleep.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). At the juncture of an important decision, you may be worried that you'll do something you'll regret. Don't. People usually don't regret their mistakes. What they regret is their missed opportunities.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Someone is hiding his or her true feelings from you, probably afraid of being an inconvenience. But convenience isn't everything. Make your caring heart known. Be a soft place to land.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you could fix what another person is going through, you would. It's painful to watch without being able to do something about it. Getting involved would mean crossing a line -- not always a bad thing, but certainly worthy of careful deliberation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are those who won't be able to keep up with you, and you'll have to find a workaround for this. Everyone doesn't have to get there at the same time, but stay hopeful that all will get there eventually.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People are good at different things. You may look at the next guy and wonder how he does it, but you can bet that in a different category, others think the same thing about you. Give yourself more credit today.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel it's time to prove your worth to your boss or loved one. The trouble is, you have to believe it, or it's not going to work. Furthermore, once you believe it, proving it to others will be a moot point.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Before you embark on a project, ask yourself: Who would be the most fun person to do this with? Then ask: Who has the expertise I most need? The right person will bring both levity and serious skills to the table.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Complaining is a favorite pastime for the modern human ... or maybe it's more of a disease. While it's important to note the problem, to stop there would be folly and weakness. It's why you take action today.
CELEBRITY PROFILES. You may know that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has a Super Bowl ring and a MVP award, but did you know that he authored a book? Eli, brother Peyton and father Archie co-authored ''Family Huddle,'' a children's book about a family of quarterbacks. Natal sun and Mercury in traditional Capricorn suggests big ambition and family values while Mars in Aquarius indicates sportsmanship.