by Jill Goodman

TODAY: It's excellent to have a plan. So if you shift your energy and attention to devising same - working backwards from your ultimate goal - you're likely to be pleasantly surprised by the fruits of your mental activity (some might call it ingenuity) and vision. Yep, even if it entails a few alterations in your official blueprint of how it was all supposed to be and/or come down.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: Stay open to the possibility that things actually, uh, can change. Once you become comfortable with that concept, you may choose to re-evaluate your alternatives, concentrating on any that you discarded a while back on the grounds they were unsatisfactory. There have been some shifts in the interim, and (cue the Hallelujah chorus) the hitherto non-viable has quietly morphed into the potentially eminently workable and profitable.

Aries Friday, November 28, 2014
When dealing with someone who is documentably more interested in being part of the problem than the solution while flatly denying their culpability, FYI: Your chances of making a dent in their dedication are statistically negligible - irrespective of the amount of reason, logic, sanity, common sense, or humor you pitch in their bonfire's general direction.
Taurus Friday, November 28, 2014
Can you say pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Provided that you are willing to put in the time - and the elbow grease - a work project or co-venture could really reward your commitment and diligence. So if you're wondering whether it's worth it, or whether to keep at it, the answer is a resounding yes!
Gemini Friday, November 28, 2014
To your astonishment (shock? surprise?) in many cases you could win the contest you never thought you would win, the person that you never thought would give you a second look could look, the apartment that you thought would never become available could open up...you get the general idea. So you may want to hone your "suspending disbelief" skills.
Cancer Friday, November 28, 2014
Even if you have proven your tenacity by maintaining a set-up that doesn't really do it for you, this is a golden opportunity to reconsider your position. Despite rumors to the contrary (translation: conventional wisdom) there are fewer points being dished out for lowering your personal bar and/or expectations than you've perhaps been led to believe.
Leo Friday, November 28, 2014
Stay on message and you will be heard; lose your concentration and focus and alas, you won't. These planets support the guy or gal with the simple, straightforward plan that is full of common sense and actually seems workable, rather than the guy or gal with the hidden agenda or the one who's surreptitiously texting during their presentation.
Virgo Friday, November 28, 2014
For the record: Should you opt for the more relaxed "que sera sera, let the chips fall where they may" mode in your dealings, rather than the "my way or the highway" one, you'll be that much more prepared and in that much better shape to deal with those people, projects, prospects, and arrangements that require your attention.
Libra Friday, November 28, 2014
You know what they say about "the best laid plans"... unforeseen modifications could be the rule, rather than the exception. To manage these, try to be exceptionally open-minded about unusual or unconventional arrangements, and remember that attempting to hold back the tide of change is generally considered pointless, and thus probably isn't worth the effort.
Scorpio Friday, November 28, 2014
You may want to begin a fierce round of observing, noticing, and notating. The information currently emerging may seemingly appear from out of left field or be inconvenient, but it is data that you both want and need, inasmuch as it will likely inform your game plan in the foreseeable future.
Sagittarius Friday, November 28, 2014
Provided you know who you are, what you want, and what you're trying to accomplish - and have a fundamentally commonsensical goal, all will be well. NB: "Fundamentally commonsensical goal" is no laughing matter: Right now there are plenty of people who've evidently forgotten the old "if pigs had wings" and are busily trying to get their porkers airborne.
Capricorn Friday, November 28, 2014
There could be a flurry of fits, starts, and shifts before you can figure out what's going on and determine your next, best move. And since there's no real way to pre-empt these - and no real way to predict their packaging - your best bet is to turn yourself into the most open-minded little Capricorn in all creation.
Aquarius Friday, November 28, 2014
If somebody offers you the next sure thing (or invisible robes made from cloth of gold) check the back story (and the fabric) before getting on board and telling them to start sewing. Your success is virtually assured if you include this step, whereas if you omit it, you could end up furnishing numerous people with an opportunity for schadenfreude.
Pisces Friday, November 28, 2014
The viability or benefits of certain propositions should be increasingly apparent. Still, it may be tempting to craft facts to suit circumstances, or disregard flaws in the plan if it makes the books, numbers, project, scheme, election, or relationship look good - and to treat people who have the nerve to mention it like a sloppy drunk hitting you up for another round.