Aries (March 21-April 19): It may feel like you're going as fast as you can, but everyone still wants you to go faster. Remind yourself who is in control. Set your own pace.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You're in an amiable mood, and that's why others ask you for favors. Watch for, and avoid, those who are likely to take advantage of your niceness.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You will continue to work toward earning the trust of others. You will feel honored by the number of people who feel safe enough to open their hearts to you.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Keep track of the thoughts that pass through your head as you interact with others. Later, compare your internal dialogue and expectations with the way things actually turned out.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Even though you can't pinpoint the reason for your current circumstances, you figure you must have done something to create it. Taking responsibility is an essential piece of your success equation.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be on the lookout for everyday miracles. It won't be hard to find them in your current mind-set.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): People will hear what they want to hear. You'll find it interesting how they misunderstand or manipulate your message. You'll learn what they want.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You'll do something just for you. When you give yourself applause, the ovation will resound louder than would a cheering stadium full of fans.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It's true that you don't care as much about being liked as you once did, but you will still do all of those nice little things you used to do when you did care.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your life is yours. Some days you just need to shake yourself and wake up to the fact that you're in charge. Don't let anyone persuade you to do or believe what feels wrong to you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Insightful conversations will put you in an introspective mood. You'll be inspired to reconsider your choices and objectively evaluate many elements of your life.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Team up wherever possible today. For the most part, loved ones have a positive influence on you. Something you wouldn't do alone seems more palatable with a friend.
Today's birthday (Dec. 24): Your commitment to excellence shows in every aspect of your life. You'll take relationships up a notch by creating bonding events and surprises for your loved ones. March brings an influx of new friends. Work becomes a serious focus in May, and you'll hone your talents. A purchase in August allows you to work faster. Libra and Taurus adore you. Lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 21, 43 and 18.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope.