Free Daily Horoscope - December 16 2016
● General: Talking you into parting with your hard-earned cash won't be an easy task at the moment, even for the most skilled salesclerk. Of course, if you do see the perfect item, heaven help anyone who tries to come between you and your purchase. Your sign is represented by the ram, a critter that's famous for going through obstacles, not around them. Impulse has always been your middle name, but for the time being, determination will run a close second.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: The more time and energy you spend on helping those around you (customers and colleagues alike), the more positive will be the burst of energy that comes your way late in the afternoon.
● Finances: After the rapid-fire pace of deadlines lately, you're happy to have some peace and quiet for a change. The prescription for decompression is different for everyone. Some may choose to party but you need down time. Make sure you are clear about that to everyone around you.
● Love: Got something romantic started? Don't just wait for it to develop further -- follow up. You're a remarkable mixture of force and charm, making you rather difficult to resist.
● General: Regardless of what the universe tosses your way or how suddenly it's tossed, you've always been much more liable to wait, think and consider what to do next than to react immediately. That's a trait that's come in handy more than once, but it won't do the job now. What's called for at the moment is the ability to act quickly and to be bold enough to make the consequences of those actions stick, both of which you definitely have covered.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Buddy up with a partner or teammate for the day -- solo work will be frustrating, especially in the morning. By the end of the day you might feel a little frustrated by the pace, but overall you'll come out ahead.
● Finances: It may not be calendar new year, but there's a newness about you. The time to turn over a new leaf is now. Make good on all the promises you made to yourself a few days ago. If you don't start now, you'll just continue being fiscally irresponsible ad infinitum.
● Love: You're a social butterfly, a dream date, the person everyone wants to sit next to -- in short, the stars are all about you. Feel sexy and amuse yourself however (and with whoever) you see fit.
● General: You've done your best to keep a delicate issue under wraps for some time, but it's become a lot more difficult lately, mostly because of one particular person who's managed to burrow quite deeply into not just this particular situation, but others, as well. If -- no, when -- it becomes clear that they're going out of their way to make things melodramatic, don't be afraid to give them their walking papers. The universe is most definitely on your side.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Keep your communications as clear as possible, especially in the early part of the day. Later on, you will need to take the lead in opening discussions on a new and important issue.
● Finances: All the stress and pressure that has been building up are finally behind you. Your thoughts are freed up to focus on new things. Generating ideas is the theme of the day. It feels good to use your intellect to do more than simply save money. Focus on novel ways to generate it.
● Love: Your always stellar powers of communication are incredible now, so decide whom you want to stun with your verbal prowess and have at it. Don't be surprised if those lips wind up otherwise engaged as well.
● General: A while back, someone happened to mention to you that keeping things peaceful between friends and family members was something you were pretty darned good at. The nurturer in you loved that, and ever since, you've done your best to foster that reputation. A serious challenge is en route now -- one that will take all your best efforts to resolve. Your antennae are keen, however, so you probably already know what's coming. Start work on the project now.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Look into any lingering mysteries this morning -- your bloodhound skills will be strong. Hold onto any findings for a while, no matter how tempted you are to run to the presses right away.
● Finances: A large and massively irritating project was monopolizing your life and submerging everything else under its weight. You're suddenly as light as a feather. If you're still feeling overwhelmed, it's just because you've grown used to it. Shake it off and start to move on.
● Love: Your mind's quick, your charm's sparkling and you just may have a fabulously crazy idea for a date. Bonus: People are very receptive to what you initiate now. (So don't delay!)
● General: Ready to be the boss? To pass out tasks, delegate authority and make sure that everyone under you is towing the line? Of course you are. You've been studying for the part your entire life. Well, it's show time. Don't let anyone who's jealous undermine you, whether it's by tossing you a demeaning glance or making a snide comment. You know you're good, and you know the higher-ups know -- or they wouldn't have chosen you. Ignore the intruder. They'll definitely be gone soon.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You might start the day confused about what's going on around you, but by late afternoon you will have a conversation that focuses your mind and clarifies the situation immensely.
● Finances: You've spent the last twenty-four hours feeling impressed with your efforts but the effect is starting to wear off. You need to get started on a new challenge if you want to fan those particular flames. It's not the right day to start in on one just yet, but it is the right time to acknowledge the need to continue moving forward.
● Love: Leave your pride aside and recognize that things (especially matters of the heart) aren't black and white. Someone can show you a new way to look at love, if only you'll give them a chance.
● General: Ordinarily, you're quite merciful when it comes to verbal debates with those who obviously aren't in your intellectual league. You'll do that now for as long as you possibly can, but if they push the envelope... well, let's just say that you'll not only win hands down, you'll also be able to walk away with your head held high and your pride intact -- which is much more than your adversary will be able to say.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Take time to gather as much feedback as you can on the financial issues facing your department or business as a whole. Once you can see the big picture, prepare your plan of action.
● Finances: Nothing important hangs on the day and that's just the way you like it for a change. Do your best to enjoy yourself and you will have had a successful day. You can save all the gravitas of work and financial issues for some time down the line.
● Love: Let yourself move into a deeper, more philosophical mode when it comes to love. What is it you truly want, and in what forms might it come? Open your heart to more than your 'type.'
● General: Some secrets just won't stay hidden, no matter how hard you try to keep them shielded. Apparently, you've run into one of them. So now, when this issue just refuses to stay put, your mission will be to put on a happy face -- the kind of face that tells the world at large you're absolutely delighted about all this -- and to act, perhaps, as if you thought everyone already knew anyway.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: The morning won't bring much progress, but don't let that get you too upset. By the end of the day, you'll see that it's just as easy and profitable to take the long view of the current project.
● Finances: You can't be productive every day of the year. It's a day of all talk and no action. Every life needs some of them so don't feel even slightly guilty about it. As long as the 'no action' part includes not spending money, you really can't lose.
● Love: Romantic matters could take a turn for the heavy, but that's not necessarily a reason for alarm. You know how to bring things back into harmony -- use your diplomacy and kindness.
● General: If you haven't yet had the chance to walk on fire -- physically, that is -- that doesn't mean you haven't done it in a hundred other ways, symbolically speaking. So now, when the person you adore asks for something they think is so above and beyond the call of duty that even you might not be able to pull it off, you'll be just tickled to announce that doing something like this for someone like them is nothing. Nothing at all. Not for someone like you, anyway.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Your dreams and fantasies are as important as the facts on the ground today -- maybe more so. You can see new ways to deliver high-quality service to your customers if you're attentive.
● Finances: You swore you would only make financial decisions that were safe and sound but now that old familiar feeling is creeping up on you. The shiny pot of gold is glinting in the distance and you just know you can get there if you take a chance. Don't succumb to temptation. Remind yourself of what happened the last time, and the time before that. Etc.
● Love: Take a Zen approach to the mystery of love -- put your own ambitions aside and remain unattached to people and specific ideas. Feel the energy all around you, absorb it and be transformed.
● General: Fevers aren't just physical in nature, as you already know. They can also be emotional, spiritual and intellectual. At the moment, you're feeling warm to the touch, and it's not just your forehead that will tell the tale. You're all riled up, you're going to stay that way, and it's not because you've caught a bug. No, you're warm because you're running on high, emotionally speaking, and even if you could take something to make it stop, you'd pass.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Someone new opens you up to expanded possibilities, and you might find yourself breaking old rules just to see what happens. Workplace romance is a definite possibility, though it won't happen if you don't pursue it.
● Finances: It's easy to keep busy on a day like today. The hard part is figuring out how to do it and stay within budget at the same time. You're still in a cloud of afterglow, so don't let that lull you into thinking that this time next year will never arrive. You know it will.
● Love: Torn between some potential romantic fun and responsibilities? You can get a lot done in the early part of the day, clearing up time later to let things develop.
● General: Regardless of the time spent together, there are ups and downs in every relationship. You, of course, know that. You understand the importance of time spent, so you're less likely than most to leave a relationship when times are tough. Now, then, when times are anything but tough, you're also more likely to express your gratitude and appreciation in a wonderful, thoughtful yet practical way. Just don't be too practical. A nice long hug can't be priced, but it also can't be bought.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Your sense of what people really need will serve you well in the morning when dealing with clients. Later in the day, you might have to postpone important meetings to take care of pressing business.
● Finances: You enjoy using your brain today, and you even enjoy using it to do a little math, but you have no interest in going overboard the way you had to recently. Chuck out any extra calculations that can wait. Even balancing your checkbook can be put off.
● Love: A recent worry vanishes, leaving you much more relaxed and the door to romance open. Make time for fun, and be persistent about talking to interesting new people.
● General: Change is necessary for several reasons, and you completely understand that. After all, change is second nature to you -- the more sudden the better. Still, even you occasionally have a problem adapting to something startling that's handed down from on high -- especially if it happens without your input. Fortunately, everything that's going on now was more or less personally orchestrated by you. Count your blessings and resolve to be patient if it's not always this way.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Take a hard look at the values underlying your business and your approach to work. You will need to be in a contemplative state of mind to catch the hidden pattern at play later in the workday.
● Finances: You're feeling burned out. It's strange how something as dry and dull as taxes can be even remotely related to something as luscious as romance, but a bit of love will put the spark back where tax day took it right out of you. Focus on the less numeric aspects of life, and enjoy.
● Love: Something that seemed electric may fizzle, but don't be alarmed -- it's just time for a learning phase. The discoveries you make will ultimately be more exciting for your love life than any crush.
● General: You've never been especially fond of idle chatter. It's not that you don't like chatting with friends. You just don't like wasting your time on conversation that means nothing at all. In fact, you don't like participating in anything that doesn't have a meaningful ending. You've been dealing with that type of thing for days and you're tired of it, but there's light at the end of this tunnel now, and you know it -- the kind that will actually show you something.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Rethink who you are and how you fit into the world of work. There's a hidden career path that might be the one for you. Be wary of false leads later in the day -- someone may be trying to take advantage of you.
● Finances: It's a good day to sit around and recover. Your brain needs the rest almost as much as your body does. You can be back to feeling as busy as usual more quickly if you give yourself the break you deserve. Consider it just another way of being productive.
● Love: A piece of your personal puzzle can snap right into place, providing you're willing to give your vision a complete (if temporary) overhaul. You won't be able to believe you didn't see it sooner.