Aries (March 21-April 19): People are not born with great self-discipline. You must train your mind to obey your highest wishes.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): When you falter, it doesn't mean you can't do it. Get right back on track.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Your priority often gets knocked down the ranks by other responsibilities. Let it stay strong today.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Cut back your schedule. If there are too many things going on at once, you'll lose your focus and get buried in distractions.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): An argument will be happily resolved. Invite the discussion instead of fearing it.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have as much freedom as you want to take. However, when you are left to your own devices, you implement too much structure.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You work for the sense of accomplishment you will get when the job is done. However, you wouldn't mind someone giving you a pat on the back. A Capricorn or Taurus will oblige.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Anything can happen today. Trust yourself, and you'll be ready to seize opportunity.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When a person's choices are few, it is easier to make them without regret, as you will today.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your schedule will reflect the activities of a person you admire. As you model the one you look up to, you will find how you are similar and also how you are different.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You do not require validation from others because you believe in what you are doing. You don't realize how rare this level of conviction really is, and it is quite attractive.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): There is a younger person who is jealous or who is trying to prove something and going about it the wrong way. You will be of great assistance through patient example.
Today's birthday (Jan. 6): You'll be glad for past difficulties, as something wonderfully unique is born of the struggle. If you hadn't been limited, you wouldn't have found this level of greatness. You can share what you know and earn wealth and respect. In April, an unreliable entity is replaced by a true and loyal supporter. Cancer and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 11, 20, 23 and 16.
Holiday Mathis writes for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope