This year you excel, especially when you need to clear your mind and/or take the lead. Others might be highly provocative at times, but you develop an inner focus that allows you to remain unaffected. You also benefit from time spent alone. If you are single, choose your sweetie with care. You might discover that someone you meet is not the person he or she projects. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from time spent alone together. You often opt to stay at home as a couple rather than go out and about. LIBRA might be very romantic.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You can push yourself only so far to achieve the results you desire. Fatigue marks your behavior. Be wise and squeeze in a nap when you can. You could be very busy this coming week. Don’t let a loved one rain on your parade. Tonight: Accept a last-minute invitation.
This Week: Be willing to let others take the lead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Allow greater give-and-take between you and others. You might shock yourself by revealing something you mainly keep to yourself. Feeling so comfortable with someone is a good indication of the potential intimacy that exists between you. Tonight: Live in the moment.
This Week: Focus on getting the job or project done.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Hang close to home, if you can. You could be getting into the holiday spirit and going through your list of to-dos. Honor a change of plans that involves an older relative. If you think about it, confusion tends to surround this person. Tonight: Get on the same page as others.
This Week: Your playful side emerges.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Don’t hesitate to speak your mind, but expect others to respond. A friend could be quite defensive, depending on how you approach a certain topic. You might need to calm the situation for the moment and not worry about resolving it just yet. Tonight: Dinner for two.
This Week: Your creativity flourishes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You might be busy running holidays errands and crossing things off your gift list. A surprise call or interaction with someone at a distance could trip up your plans, or at least your concentration. Understand what needs to be done. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s news.
This Week: Keep talking and sharing with a key person in your life.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You seem to have all your ducks in a row, and might be in the process of completing quite a few holiday-related errands. Try to understand where a friend is coming from. Join this person for a late lunch or some other fun activity. Tonight: Enjoy a spontaneous get-together!
This Week: Be sure you can handle the ramifications of your spending.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your whereabouts might be difficult to determine during the day. You might opt to play it low-key during the daylight hours. You are able to make quite a difference in someone’s life once you reconnect. Confusion surrounds a partner. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion.
This Week: Focus on one item at a time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You’ll discover how important it is to spend quality time with friends. Though the holidays are only temporary, having fun with your friends will revitalize you for a while. You might share a confusing moment or two with a loved one. Tonight: Not to be found.
This Week: You’ll perk up and feel more in control by Thursday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Pressure to bring others together with a holiday gathering will be quite intense. You need to honor your feelings and know when to say “enough is enough.” You carry an inordinate amount of responsibilities on your shoulders, and you need a break. Tonight: Meet friends.
This Week: You notice that the holiday spirit is unusually contagious.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You could be quite tired and not know which way to go in a personal matter. If you had a better sense of direction, you would be able to act. Opt to listen to some great music. Some of you will want to join a loved one. Tonight: Recharge your batteries with some extra R and R.
This Week: You remain in the limelight most of the week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
One-on-one relating points to a quiet yet meaningful day. Whether you go off on an adventure or help a friend with his or her holiday shopping makes little difference. The company you keep tends to be rewarding and fun. Tonight: Go off and listen to some holiday music.
This Week: You quickly gain a new perspective.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Defer to a partner, as he or she has strong ideas about how to manage the next few days. You’ll want to join in on the excitement that this person has for the holidays. You might even spread some holiday cheer on your own. Tonight: Don’t forget to put up the mistletoe.
This Week: Get into the togetherness that exists between you and a loved one.
Poet Emily Dickinson (1830), composer Olivier Messiaen (1908), drummer Meg White (1974)
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