It’s natural to get defensive when someone brings up a gripe. And that defensiveness gets more touchy when the critique comes from a loved one or trusted friend. But try not to strike back. The Venus/Pluto sextile on Dec. 17 shows that a lot of thought and consideration went into this person speaking her mind. It’s never easy to recognize our blind spots when dealing with our nearest and dearest (it’s why they’re called blind spots), but reflect on what’s being said. Knowing that it comes from the right place will take the sting out and make you more receptive.