Astro Advice Weekly For December 17, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make travel plans, get organized and touch base with old friends and relatives on the 17th and 18th. You'll learn plenty if you listen to someone with more experience or expertise. A positive change in your love life is apparent. An emotional situation involving someone you are concerned about will escalate on the 19th and 20th. Do your best to be empathetic and helpful. Physical changes will boost your ego. Choose your battles wisely on the 21st and 22nd. Keep in mind, this is the season to be jolly! Offer peace and wisdom, not criticism. Keep busy on the 23rd. Channel your energy into taking care of unfinished business. Much can be accomplished if you keep your plans simple and practice moderation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Offer help to those in need on the 17th and 18th. Your contribution at work or to an organization you believe in will make you feel good. Use your imagination to find a suitable solution for someone facing a dilemma. Travel about, make calls or set up meetings that will help you tie up loose ends on the 19th and 20th. Make financial decisions that will help you save. Don't let love cost you on the 21st and 22nd. You may want to show how much you care with a costly offering, but love, affection and hands-on help will be the greatest gift of all. Partnerships will require complete honesty on the 23rd. Offer a well laid-out plan to offset disappointment.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): On the 17th and 18th, look for alternatives instead of hiding from facts with regard to financial or joint money matters. Positive change will come about if you cut out unnecessary expenditures. An emotional situation should be handled with care on the 19th and 20th. Getting along with peers, relatives and neighbors will help you avoid setbacks that can ruin your social plans. Take care of odds and ends at work on the 21st and 22nd. You'll feel much better putting things behind you so that you can begin again with a clean slate. Avoid emotional and physical indulgence. Common sense will be required on the 23rd. Take time to improve physical health and to gain clarity and personal growth.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take care of details and your to-do list on the 17th and 18th. Share your thoughts with someone you love. A joint venture should be looked at carefully before you proceed. Partnerships that offer something unique should take precedence on the 19th and 20th. Once you have everything in place, you will feel better about enjoying the festivities going on around you. Don't make an impulsive move based on fluctuating emotions. Overdoing it on the 21st and 22nd will turn into a problem that will set you back. Avoid indulgent situations or people. Practice common sense and moderation. Short trips on the 23rd to visit a friend or family member will bring back fond memories. Reminisce and make plans to get together more often.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Socialize, make a lunch date or do some last-minute shopping on the 17th and 18th. You can mix business with pleasure as long as you aren't indulgent. Being reasonable and charming will make a lasting impression. On the 19th and 20th, take care of any details that will help you seal a deal or avoid a setback. Don't let your emotions interfere with your common sense. Partnerships will be shaky on the 21st and 22nd. Avoid arguments that arise from embellishment or indulgent behavior. Think matters through and ask for input if you aren't sure what's fair. Turn your home into a place of comfort on the 23rd. Romance is highlighted.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and about on the 17th and 18th. Pick up items that you want to have on hand to celebrate end-of-year festivities. Avoid getting into an argument with someone you love due to a misunderstanding. Less talk on the 19th and 20th will give you more time to take care of your responsibilities without complaint or criticism. Discipline and hard work will ensure you leave nothing to chance or incomplete. Take care of money matters on the 21st and 22nd. Look for ways to save. Bargains should be looked at carefully. Don't act impulsively. Do your best to nurture important relationships on the 23rd. What you do now will make a difference to your future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can talk your way in or out of any situation on the 17th and 18th. Bring about positive change in the dynamics of your important relationships by making suggestions or offers. Romance is in the stars. Emotions will flare up on the 19th and 20th when dealing with domestic matters. Consistency will help alleviate problems before the situation escalates. Be willing to compromise. Don't let your work suffer on the 21st and 22nd from all the excitement going on around you. Live up to your promises and be ready to pitch in and help when needed. Romance is on the rise. Don't overspend on items you don't need on the 23rd. Living within your means will ease stress.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take care of personal and work-related money matters on the 17th and 18th. Don't leave unpaid any debts that have the potential to grow if neglected. An unusual change at home will help you cut your overhead. Use muscle and desire to reach your goal on the 19th and 20th. The accomplishments you make will impress onlookers and make you feel pretty good about you and your future. Think and take action in a sensible manner on the 21st and 22nd. Refuse to let your emotions take over and lead to a disagreement you'll end up regretting. Open up your doors to friends and family on the 23rd. Whatever you offer others will be appreciated and reciprocated.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Bring about positive change on the 17th and 18th. Social engagements, dealing with children, shopping for upcoming events, and making personal assessments and alterations to how you are going to do things in the future look promising. Put on your Good Samaritan hat on the 19th and 20th and help those less fortunate. Your input will boost your reputation and encourage future prospects. A little charm on the 21st and 22nd, mixed with suggestions, hands-on help and the willingness to compromise or bring about positive change, will be well received. Romance is featured. Time spent with someone you love on the 23rd will lead to interesting plans and a positive lifestyle change.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Downplay your plans on the 17th and 18th if you want to keep what you are up to a secret. An opportunity appears to be coming your way. Emotions will surface on the 19th and 20th. Be prepared to make changes if it will help you avoid being pressured by someone who tends to be relentless. Have an alternative plan ready to counter any future negotiations that can leave you in a vulnerable position. Don't overreact on the 21st and 22nd when it comes to contracts or negotiations. Common sense will be needed when dealing with legal or financial matters. Give some thought to your professional plans on the 23rd. An unusual offer will capture your attention.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You don't have to go overboard on the 17th and 18th or make promises that will jeopardize other areas of your life. Take a responsible attitude and know when to say no. Re-evaluate your life, beliefs and future prospects on the 19th and 20th. An honest appraisal will help you make choices and changes to improve the way you live. Curb bad habits and proceed. Know when enough is enough on the 21st and 22nd, and you will avoid criticism and controversy. Letting your emotions take over and lead you into an argument will not help a relationship that is already fragile. Look at the big picture on the 23rd and do your best to get along. Avoid indulgence.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tread carefully on the 17th and 18th when dealing with friends, colleagues and relatives. You are best to listen and consider what's in your best interest. Taking a back seat will help you avoid being accused of meddling. Sort through personal papers on the 19th and 20th and make some last-minute adjustments to investments and documents that need to be updated. Don't give in to emotional pressure on the 21st and 22nd or to someone trying to take advantage of you or what you have worked so hard to acquire. Keep your personal papers and passwords a secret. Physical activity will help curb your emotions on the 23rd. Avoid a spat by keeping busy and doing what you can to pitch in and help.

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