Free Daily Horoscope - December 21 2016
● General: Someone in your family is trying to tell you something important, so put your mouth on mute and prick up your ears. The message may not be obvious, so it's even more important that you're paying attention to all the details. Look them in the eye, notice their body language and stay alert to subtle cues. If they're having a hard time talking about it, don't pressure them. Just let them know you're available to listen anytime.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: It's an amazing day at work for getting things done and starting new projects -- and women (for some reason) will figure prominently in your plans and projects. Take an opportunity to clear the air.
● Finances: It's hard to feel competitive when you think about what's at stake and who risks losing it. It takes a frighteningly cold heart to play with gusto under these circumstances. Consider it to your credit that you don't have that kind of fight in you, for love or money.
● Love: Sometimes you need an emotional outlet, and now is one of those times. Pick your favorite poison -- a cheesy tearjerker movie, a kickboxing workout, a primal scream -- and let it all out.
● General: Learn to be yielding, and that way, you'll exercise your strength. It sounds contradictory, but it's not. Many ancient cultures consider water the strongest substance on earth because it acts with gentle persistence rather than brute strength, and in that way manages to shape its circumstances without destroying what lies in its path: learn a lesson from that and apply it to your own life.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Look forward to a happy work day! You're feeling particularly content and secure today, and all your projects and interactions should hum along pleasantly. Take advantage of your excellent intuition right now.
● Finances: You were too good for the tug of war that erupted over the loaf of bread, and you had too much in your pantry to engage in the power struggle over the crust, but now that it's down to who gets the last crumb, you are suddenly fighting to the death. Is this really where you want to put your energy?
● Love: Nothing ventured, nothing gained -- and the stars say that if you venture to make an overture now, it's more than likely you'll gain a phone number, a date or whatever it is you're after.
● General: Isn't it time your money started working for you instead of the other way around? In other words, it's time to think in terms of dollars and sense rather than immediate gratification. People say that money's the root of all evil, but that's a little too simplistic -- addressing how you deal with your finances can straighten out a lot of issues mentally, emotionally and spiritually. After all, you want your finances to help your life -- not hurt it.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Watch out for infighting at work today. Both team members and managers might be getting testy as the strain of finances and budget problems start wearing on everyone's nerves.
● Finances: Is there anything worse than opening your mouth to speak and having no one stop to listen? No, unless it's being heard but not taken seriously. You can't pitch a piece of toast to a starving man today so don't even bother trying. Just keep quiet and observe.
● Love: Sometimes selfishness gets a bad rap. Conserve energy by letting the world take care of itself for a bit while you take extra-good care of yourself. Your heart needs some downtime.
● General: The great thing about learning to forgive others is that it means you also know how to forgive yourself. Ditto for learning how to feel compassion and demonstrate kindness for all those around you. They're tough lessons to learn, but some of the most rewarding. It's also one of those lessons that the universe will find a way to teach you -- over and over again -- until you really manage to make it a part of your daily life.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: The spotlight is on you again today. Your enthusiasm and energy are attracting attention in a good way. Be assertive and take every opportunity to present new ideas, projects, and initiatives.
● Finances: Getting the best value for your dollar is like a sport to you, but now you can't afford to pick and choose. Remember, the future is not right around the corner, it's now. You have to make an instant decision and hope that you pull the right one out of your hat.
● Love: Ooh la la -- the world's revolving around you all of the sudden, you sexy centerpiece, you. Surprise them all by being as dazzling with your wit as you are otherwise.
● General: Mind your manners, or someone might just mind them for you. It's a good idea to be extremely aware of your audience right now -- usually your outspoken personality charms and amuses most people, but it might be hard for others to handle at this moment. Heap on the tact, especially with any prickly types you have to deal with. And if you must deliver some less-than-pleasant news, remember to do it the Mary Poppins way: with a spoonful of sugar.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Don't be afraid to take action today! You might feel overly modest and hesitant (which is strange for you), but others have confidence in your ability to start new projects and inspire team spirit.
● Finances: You have enough confidence for two, even though you haven't accomplished much to brag about lately. That's okay because you understand that the air is pretty thin up there on the financial pinnacle. You prefer to take more temporary jaunts to the zenith.
● Love: Sensitive much? Don't let someone else's off-the-cuff remark send you into a tailspin. Instead of silently feeling injured, get more details. It's tough on your pride to ask, but you'll be glad you did.
● General: The best heroes have their sidekicks -- so who's your trusty aide-de-camp during tricky situations like the current one? Everyone needs an ally and a confidante, and don't let anyone else tell you differently. You've been trying to handle this on your own, but it's not a weakness to ask for help. Talk to someone about everything that's been going on lately.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Spend plenty of time with coworkers today, whether in meetings, brainstorming sessions or just coffee breaks. You'll find yourself motivated by the interaction -- and others will thank you for playing a central role.
● Finances: You'll have to use all of your powers of concentration to stay organized when things don't go as planned. It's not as bad as going off the rails; it's more like going down the wrong track. Stay focused and you'll ultimately get to the right destination.
● Love: Don't hole up at home, no matter how enticing your slippers are. Socializing is in the stars, and your friends will bolster your confidence and cheer you right up. Once you're out, you'll be glad you are.
● General: Guess what? Your soul needs nourishment just as much (and sometimes more) as your body does. So get out there and do something enriching -- something that puts you back in touch with your vital, essential nature and reminds you of what you care about. That may mean a walk in the woods or some time with your family. Why not both? Whatever it is that feeds your psyche, you need to do it now. Get started.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Focus on all the small tasks that make up the big project you're working on. Getting a little bit done at a time will preserve your sense of progress -- and coworkers will appreciate (and maybe even emulate) your attitude.
● Finances: Don't let anyone tell you the small change doesn't really matter. You can put your kids through college with what you throw on the dresser at the end of the day. Start digging under the couch cushions, both literally and figuratively. You'll be amazed at what a difference it makes to the big picture.
● Love: A resilient, responsive approach is needed in a place where you've been trying an aggressively active one. Slow down and listen instead of issuing statements -- you'll clearly hear what your next steps should be.
● General: Sluggishness be gone! Right now, you have enough drive to put a Ferrari to shame. Your reflexes -- both mental and physical -- are so top-notch that it seems almost superhuman to lesser mortals. So enjoy the full extent of your powers and don't be afraid to flex a little muscle to get things done. Oh, hey, and while you're at it -- give someone else a hand. You have energy and talent to spare.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Your spot-on intuition won't let you down today. Use that insight to communicate with coworkers and get to the bottom of things. With all the drive you've got right now, the day will just fly by.
● Finances: Challenge yourself to stay productive when stress is circling. It's just waiting for you to fall to your knees, so don't oblige. In fact, you can bounce back stronger than before by simply not giving up. It's not a career crisis unless you make it one.
● Love: It's a great date night, especially if you engage your intellect. See an offbeat film, attend an esoteric lecture, explore an interesting art exhibit -- then discuss. If you don't have a date, pick one up along the way.
● General: If you were a color, you'd be mellow yellow today. Right now, you're in the flow, being here now and able to handle just about anything in the spectrum of experience. So if someone who's acting a little more agent orange comes along, you're more than ready and able to defuse them. Just impart a little bit of your worldview to them (gently and unobtrusively, of course), and you'll find that they become a lovely, calm coral.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Your adaptability will get pushed to the limits today. Others might favor quick action and a rushed decision, just as you're trying to slow things down (or maybe it's the other way around). Ask questions and roll with the punches.
● Finances: You can't have all the advantages and still feel like you're playing fair. You're up against someone so financially compromised that 'up against' is not even an appropriate term. Look for an ending that will be win-win, instead of winner take all.
● Love: The realm of romance is a little off-kilter -- it's a 'you say goodbye, I say hello' kind of day. If timing is everything, there's a whole lotta nothing going on right now, but your efforts now will be fruitful later.
● General: Sometimes you can get so caught up in demanding what you want that you could miss something just as good that's right under your nose. In other words -- sometimes you shake a tree and ask the universe to send you apples right now, but instead you get oranges a week or two later. And really, aren't both fruits equally as juicy and delicious? So relax a little. Go ahead and make your requests to the universe. Go out and shake a few trees. And prepare to be delighted by a few surprises.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Deal with the issues at hand today. You might have that nagging feeling you'd rather be somewhere else right now, but just try to stay focused. A renewed sense of purpose could provide a big boost in energy.
● Finances: Steal from you? Really? Well, it won't be described quite that harshly but that is essentially what someone is trying to do. You'll have to pretend it's all above board, at least long enough to back out gracefully. Don't let anyone take what's rightfully yours.
● Love: If you're socializing, don't let one person dominate your attention. There are too many fish in the proverbial sea of love now for you to park your boat in one spot. Diversify!
● General: Listen to your body. It knows a lot more than you give it credit for. Feeling any aches and pains? Sluggish after eating certain types of foods? Maybe these are signs and signals you should be paying a lot more attention to. Your body, like any other finely tuned and complex piece of engineering, needs regular TLC and lots of conscientious maintenance. So what are you waiting for? Take better care of yourself.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Sadly, today won't be easy at work. Frustration continues over an endless stream of pesky details, and you might feel like you're losing control of your routine. Try not to overreact, and realize that this phase will soon pass.
● Finances: Life is full of contradictions. One minute you're flush and the next you're broke. Both have more to do with your attitude than your relationship to money. Do a little experiment and see if you can find ways to feel rich each and every day. You have plenty of them.
● Love: As a great philosopher once said, there is no try, only do. Okay, it was a green, wrinkly character in a movie, but he knew what he was talking about. Stop overthinking yourself and your love life and take action.
● General: How long has it been since you've put on your boogie shoes? The stars are shaking their heads and saying it's high time you kicked up your heels at some purely fun, totally frivolous activity of your choice. So maybe you're more the bowling shoes type than the dancing shoes type -- it doesn't matter. The most important thing is to get out there and to do something that reminds you how good it is to be alive. What are you waiting for?
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Can you feel the love? Coworkers can't get enough of you right now, and you might find yourself pulled into countless meetings and discussions. Work the crowd -- you've got the energy to keep everybody happy.
● Finances: Keep blinders on if you want to achieve your financial goals today. Working with others will just siphon off your energy for ridiculous things. Drama doesn't pay the bills so avoid it at all cost.
● Love: Your host-with-the-most persona has a sexy edge now, so consider entertaining at home. Have everyone invite a mystery guest and serve something bubbly.