Astro Advice Weekly For December 31, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Socializing on the 31st will bring support and encouragement that will help you enforce positive changes as you head into the new year. The discussions you get into will make you more aware of the possibilities that await you. Emotional issues will arise on the 1st and 2nd when dealing with superiors or family members who aren't as happy about your most recent decisions. Gather information on the 3rd and 4th, or take a short trip to see firsthand what you are considering taking on this year. Talks will lead to a lifestyle change. An interesting alternative will be offered on the 5th and 6th. Get the lowdown before you make your final decision. Follow your heart.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Money matters should be put into perspective on the 31st. If you don't have the cash, don't go into debt. Misjudging how much you have or the riskiness of an investment will set you back. Take care of personal or family matters on the 1st and 2nd. Making alterations to the way you live or the people you spend the most time with will improve your life. A steady pace will pay off. You'll be prone to overreact on the 3rd and 4th if someone doesn't see things your way. Don't be fooled by what others say. Do your own research before you take action. Deception and disillusionment will cost you on the 5th and 6th. Don't believe everything you hear.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll have to speak up on the 31st if you want to bring about personal change. Be open about what you want and what you are willing to give back. Make honesty and truth your resolution. How you handle your money or earn your living should be revisited on the 1st and 2nd. If you aren't happy with the way the year ended financially, change your strategy. On the 3rd and 4th, talk over your personal concerns with someone important to you and your decisions. You'll come up with a good plan if you collaborate. You'll have trouble making choices on the 5th and 6th. Self-deception and emotional uncertainty will stress you out. When in doubt, don't make a move.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't feel the need to make a snap decision on the 31st. Love and romance will improve your personal life and ensure that you start the year off right. Your emotions will be difficult to hide on the 1st and 2nd. Share your feelings with a friend, family or your lover. Making plans for the year with those you love will make you feel better about your future. On the 3rd and 4th, consider what you love to do most, and you'll come up with a way to earn an income while doing something you feel passionate about. Home and family should take top priority on the 5th and 6th. Open your heart and your door to those you love and want to help.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Socialize on the 31st with people you find mentally and emotionally engaging. The conversations you have will inspire you to try something new and make personal changes that will improve your life. Be sure to abide by the rules and regulations on the 1st and 2nd. Dealing with superiors or institutions will not be easy if you have been indulgent or difficult. Be willing to make changes on the 3rd and 4th in order to improve your life and avoid conflict with someone you love. It's better to be safe than sorry. A close friend or relative will help you out on the 5th and 6th if you are willing to listen to good advice. Choose peace over discord.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen on the 31st. Offer kindness and comfort, and it will boost your reputation and make you feel good about what you have to offer. On the 1st and 2nd, dealing with issues concerning younger and older family members will give you a sense of what's to come as the year unfolds. Personal gains will be within reach, and taking measures to ensure everything is in order will be in your best interest. A trip, meeting or researching something you want to pursue on the 3rd and 4th will be enlightening and help you make decisions that can change your current lifestyle. Look at the big picture on the 5th and 6th and consider your options. An opportunity is within reach.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Use your intelligence coupled with diplomacy on the 31st to avoid controversy. It's best to bring in the new year on a high note. A positive resolution should be started immediately. An emotional issue will lead to inevitable changes on the 1st and 2nd. Don't give anyone a chance to take advantage of you. Handle whatever comes your way calmly. A change of plans on the 3rd and 4th will give you a chance to do something worthwhile. Helping those less fortunate will be inspiring. Don't share personal information on the 5th and 6th. Be a good listener and you'll gain insightful facts that will help you make a positive personal choice. Trust and believe in yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Money and emotions don't mix. Don't feel you should have to pay for someone else's mistake on the 31st. Set boundaries and avoid being put in a compromising position. Practice moderation. You'll learn a lot on the 1st and 2nd from older or more experienced individuals. Listen carefully, and you'll be given information that will help you advance. Stay focused on your responsibilities on the 3rd and 4th. Don't fall behind because you let emotions interfere with your productivity. Live up to your promises. Doing things by the book on the 5th and 6th will help raise your profile and popularity. A short trip or spending time with people who are successful will be educational. Romance is highlighted.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): On the 31st, get whatever is bothering you off your chest. End the year with a clear conscience and a clean canvas. Let go of the past and open a new chapter in your life. Check your finances on the 1st and 2nd and figure out exactly where you stand and what you have to do in order to reach your goals. Look back, size up your current situation and take positive steps forward. Short trips, meetings and networking on the 3rd and 4th will prove to be educational. You'll connect with someone interesting and recognize what it is you want to pursue. Information offered on the 5th and 6th may not be accurate. Check facts and ask pertinent questions before making a commitment.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sum up the year honestly on the 31st. It will be difficult to move forward if you aren't being truthful about the past. Cut ties with negative influences and make a resolution to dump bad habits. Share your emotions on the 1st and 2nd. Discuss your plans and drum up positive support that will help you overcome any personal problems you face. Moderation and discipline will go hand in hand on the 3rd and 4th. Use your intelligence to overcome any obstacle you face. Don't give up when you should be welcoming new beginnings. Look over pending contracts, settlements and financial matters on the 5th and 6th. Don't let emotions interfere with what you know you have to achieve.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Host an event on the 31st. Open your doors and enjoy closing out the year with friends and family. Your hospitality will be appreciated and will encourage good relationships heading into the upcoming year. Make a point to help children or older relatives on the 1st and 2nd. A kind gesture will satisfy your soul and make a difference to someone who is struggling. A little down time with someone you love will do you good on the 3rd and 4th. Discussing your financial position and making plans geared toward saving will ease your stress. Start the year off on the right foot on the 5th and 6th by planning something romantic for you and your lover or making a physical improvement that boosts your confidence.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful on the 31st not to do or say something you'll regret. Emotional disillusionment and acting on an assumption will not bode well when it comes to personal relationships. Make the 1st and 2nd engaging and gather friends and family together to make plans for the upcoming year. Unity and togetherness will add strength to the commitments you make with loved ones. Evaluate your current position on the 3rd and 4th. Consider what you are doing and where you see yourself one year from now. Source out new opportunities and how you can enhance your qualifications or update your skills. Share your feelings on the 5th and 6th. Offering to help those less fortunate will give you peace of mind.

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