Aries (March 21-April 19): There is strong competition out there, and you're nearly ready to jump in the race. The one who spars with you is training you for the conflict that is inevitable in the life of a warrior.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You want to have a good time, and so you extract whatever fun can be taken from a situation. Someone who is usually quiet will join in the jovial noise you make.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): There will be three unexpected events to adjust to in the course of your day. Even so, you'll spend most of your hours in the same mood.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): The way you arrange the muscles in your face will determine your mood. What starts out as a mask turns into the real thing.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): There are certain loved ones around you who have a diminished sense of boundaries where you are concerned. Draw new lines.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take the time to find the right idea before you start to work. You'll be brilliant when you commit yourself to brainstorming.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): What you thought was a purpose turned out to be merely a distraction to keep you from your purpose.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Just because you persevere doesn't mean you will automatically get the goal. But if you don't persevere, you're sure not to get it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sometimes your friend loves you for what you say. But today, your friend will love you for what you don't say.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It may not be your job to educate those around you to behave in a courteous manner, and yet you'll take it upon yourself to do so.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Because you love liberty, you'll take it where it's offered and steal it where it's not.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Visions of a successful business are dancing in your head. You will meet a woman who knows what you want to know about making money.
Today's birthday (Jan. 14): Give in and let yourself be loved and adored. You'll be showered with praise and gifts. School is featured prominently, and life-changing relationships happen there. Business takes off in May, and you'll be promoted. Gemini and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 3, 14, 39, 33 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