Astro Advice Weekly for December 15, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take any opportunity you get to share your feelings and to let people around you know what you want on the 15th, 16th and 17th. If someone opposes you or tries to convince you to do something that doesn't feel right, say no and head in the direction that has the most to offer. Too much of anything will work against you on the 18th and 19th. Avoid overindulgent people, and put a cap on your spending. Emotional differences will occur between family members if you cannot agree on how you are going to close one year and begin another. Let bygones be bygones on the 20th and 21st. Shop, socialize and enjoy the festivities.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Refuse to let your emotions affect your spending habits on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Sticking to a set budget can be done if you are willing to travel about looking for a bargain. A job you need to complete should be given top priority, especially if it will influence your reputation or future projects. Good fortune will come from the quality you offer, not the quantity. Fix up your house on the 18th and 19th. Prepare to entertain or to enjoy the comforts of home and family. You don't have to agree with everyone on the 20th and 21st, but avoiding a debate is probably the best way to handle a situation with the potential to turn into a fiasco.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make things happen on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Procrastination will not suffice. You need to take the initiative, plan your actions and execute them with finesse. Head toward the end of the year with confidence and a clean slate by tidying up any unfinished business. On the 18th and 19th, make plans to reconnect with people you haven't seen in a long time. Sharing memories will remind you of some of the goals you had set and have yet to reach. Share what you have with friends and family on the 20th and 21st. Open your heart and your home, and entertain those you enjoy spending time with. Good fortune will come to you if you are humble, gracious and receptive to what's offered.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Offer what you can to those who have little on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Feel good about your contribution, even if someone complains or criticizes. Travel plans or attending an event that brings you closer to your colleagues or people who share your concerns and interests should be scheduled. Emotions will be close to the surface on the 18th and 19th. Time spent preparing or making last-minute changes that allow you to fit more in to a short period of time will pay off. Romance will improve your personal life. On the 20th and 21st, look over your financial situation before you make a contribution or spend on something that is above your set budget.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Share in an event that caters to those less fortunate on the 15th, 16th and 17th. What you do for others will make you feel good and change the way others view you. Your dedication and generosity will bring about positive change. Travel plans or changing your surroundings will bring you satisfaction and happiness. An unexpected change will be beneficial. Don't divulge a secret on the 18th and 19th. It's best not to meddle in someone else's affairs. Focus on getting along, having fun and making those you love happy. Get into the swing of things on the 20th and 21st. Don't allow anyone to put a damper on your day or stop you from engaging in all the plans you have made.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Gauge what's going on around you on the 15th, 16th and 17th. You may need to back away from a situation that appears to be dubious. Listen for any indication that someone may not be honest or giving you all the information you require. Set your standards and stick to them. Making some physical alterations will boost your confidence. On the 18th and 19th, make positive decisions regarding how you are going to close the year. Sticking to a group or plan that is traditional and interesting will allow you to show your integrity. On the 20th and 21st, an emotional issue that has to do with a secretive issue will climax. Information disclosed is likely to put you in a precarious position.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make plans with friends or relatives on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Reconnecting with people from your past will prompt you to consider making a personal change. An interesting concept or philosophy will grab your attention and parlay into research that will encourage you to make a positive change and an unusual decision. Someone will question your plans on the 18th and 19th. Make sure you have all the information you require to state your case and convince those concerned that you know what you are doing. Emotions will be topped up, and pressure can be expected. Getting together with friends or spending time with your lover will be gratifying on the 20th and 21st.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do your best to avoid a fast talking sales pitch on the 15th 16th and 17th. Take your time and get the lowdown before you let someone sell you something you don't need or cannot afford. An emotional issue regarding someone's health must not be allowed to influence you. Short trips on the 18th and 19th will help you see the light regarding a situation that involves a friend or family member. Whatever decision you make must be made based on past experience as well as compassion. You may face opposition from someone you have an emotional tie to on the 20th and 21st. Make the adjustment you see necessary to provide everyone with the best outcome.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can talk your way in and out of anything on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Put your best foot forward and make whatever claims you feel are necessary to get your way. Personal and domestic changes should be made quickly in order to avoid any delays that can develop during such a hectic time of year. Stick to the rules and regulations when dealing with matters concerning money, health or legal issues on the 18th and 19th. Giving in to someone's demands to avoid an argument will backfire. Share your thoughts and feelings on the 20th and 21st, and you will find out exactly where you stand with the people you care about most. Live, love, laugh and be happy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Discuss any legal, business or personal matters with the appropriate people on the 15th, 16th and 17th, and you will feel comfortable with the choices you have to make before the year comes to a close. A professional challenge can turn out to be beneficial if you present and promote what you have to offer. Deal with emotional matters on the 18th and 19th. Discussing plans with your partner or re-establishing a partnership with someone you have enjoying working with or being with in the past will lead to a workable proposal. Don't let your job limit time that should be spent with friends and family on the 20th and 21st. Make a promise to loved ones and stick to it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen to your heart on the 15th, 16th and 17th. Discussing your plans and what you want to see happen in the future with the people who influence your life the most will lead to the changes you want to see happen. Visiting old familiar places will bring back fond memories and new ideas. Look into courses or vocations that interest you on the 18th and 19th, and you will get a better idea of what options you have. Picking up more skills will help you improve your lifestyle and financial future. Give back on the 20th and 21st. Offer your services, skills or a helping hand to someone in need or an organization that could use support. Share your experience.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Proceed with caution on the 15th, 16th and 17th. An emotional incident can cause problems for you at home or at work. Don't share personal information or secrets with anyone. Focus on creative endeavors and pleasing others, and you will avoid a situation with the potential to be deceptive or cause disillusionment. Participate in social events on the 18th and 19th that encourage you to get to know your peers better. Shopping for special items will be fun and lead to some outstanding buys. On the 20th and 21st, reconsider an offer or option that can take you to a higher level professionally or improve your reputation amongst your peers or within your community.

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