Astro Advice Weekly for December 22, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Share thoughts on the 22nd, and make subtle alterations that won't cause alarm. On the 23rd and 24th, rethink the year gone by, and consider how you can make improvements that will help you be more efficient, effective and productive. On the 25th, 26th and 27th, emotions are likely to flare up regarding a past or present partnership that left you in a vulnerable state. It's time to close the book on a bad situation and prepare to move in a direction that will help you find the success and stability you deserve. Put the past behind you on the 28th, and prepare for new beginnings. It's up to you to make positive changes that will enable you to do and be your very best.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do your best to be helpful and get along on the 22nd. Being a team player will make a difference to how your day progresses. Tidy up loose ends at work on the 23rd and 24th, making sure you pay attention to the people who can make a difference regarding your future advancement. On the 25th, 26th and 27th, focus on friends and family and how you can pitch in and help make the end-of-year festivities less stressful. Short trips to visit people who can offer you knowledge regarding your family background or expertise about something you want to pursue should be considered. Address any issues you have regarding a relationship that has been difficult on the 28th.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll have to be realistic when dealing with emotional issues on the 22nd. Deception is apparent and can lead to a change of heart. Self-improvement projects will make you feel better and accomplished on the 23rd and 24th. Do your best to experiment with the options presented before making a final decision. Make promises to those you love on the 25th, 26th and 27th, and follow through by taking action. Honoring a commitment will bring about changes to your life that can benefit you in the future. Look for a way to earn more money in the new year on the 28th, and you will feel less pressured as the year comes to a close. Make calls and discuss your options.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do something creative that will thrill members of your family on the 22nd. Spending more time with family will bring you closer together. Alterations to your home will help you accommodate visitors on the 23rd and 24th. Your hospitality will be appreciated and set the standard for years to come. Socializing with unique, interesting individuals on the 25th, 26th and 27th will broaden your outlook and help you make choices regarding what you want to pursue in the future. Listen to younger people for their honesty and innocence and older people for their wisdom and experience. Follow your heart on the 28th, and do something that makes you happy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Money matters may not be as they appear on the 22nd. Don't spend what you don't have. Look for bargains, but don't believe a suspicious sales pitch. Put time aside to take care of personal matters on the 23rd and 24th. Looking for the perfect festive outfit or taking time out to pamper and rejuvenate will do you good. Back away from anyone asking for too much on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Protect your money, possessions and reputation from someone looking to take advantage of you. Problems at home will leave you feeling down on the 28th. Make plans to get out and do something that will help you get back into the swing of things. Change will do you good.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Use your intuitive and sensitive awareness to figure out what the people around you expect and how you can please the ones you love on the 22nd. Preparing and hosting festivities will bring joy to your home and to your loved ones on the 23rd and 24th. A new look or addition to your home or what you have to offer others will be complimented. Take care of your health and well-being on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Too much of anything will backfire, causing you to miss out on some of the fun taking place around you. Socializing with friends or neighbors on the 28th will lead to greater opportunities to follow through with some of your dreams, hopes and wishes for the future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): On the 22nd, don't get angry, get moving. You shouldn't put up with anyone trying to cause trouble at this hectic time of year. Focus on what you need to get done, and do it. Plan something special for you and someone you love on the 23rd and 24th. A little time alone or an intimate gathering at your place will do the trick. Keep your opinions to yourself on the 25th, 26th and 27th -- even if you don't agree with someone. It's in your best interest to keep the peace and walk away from an unsavory situation. Don't let anxiety push you into an impulsive move on the 28th that will be hard to reverse. Take a time out and refrain from doing or saying something you'll regret.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Bide your time on the 22nd. You may have a lot to do, but that doesn't mean you should forge ahead at the expense of doing a good job. Set priorities and follow through. Call in favors on the 23rd and 24th, and you will find a way to get things finished up in time and make a good connection while doing so. Romance is in the stars. Problems while traveling can be expected on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Make sure you have alternate routes planed just in case. Your farsightedness and mindfulness will be impressive. On the 28th, make changes at home that will make the upcoming year more enjoyable. Adding comfort and convenience to your surroundings will be a big hit.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): On the 22nd, last-minute travel plans will add to the adventure and excitement of the season. Engage in conversations that pique your interest and imagination. Don't let someone burst your bubble on the 23rd and 24th. Jealousy is likely to be the reason why someone tries to make you look bad. Be diplomatic, but don't back down. Plenty of changes going on at home and at work will kick in on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Your enthusiasm and contribution will be well received and boost your reputation. An idea you have on the 28th will help someone who discussed a pending situation with you. Don't waste time; make sure you share your thoughts and suggestion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You'll be tempted to make some impulsive purchases on the 22nd. Go over your financial situation before you do something irrational. You'll be able to settle any pending problems if you address your concerns on the 23rd and 24th. Express your feelings explicitly, and do not have reservations regarding what or how others view your opinion. Travel plans may not run smoothly on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Stick closer to home, and keep things simple, moderate and within your budget. You'll be able to breathe easy on the 28th if you tie up loose ends and prepare to close out one year and bring in another without any unnecessary baggage.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll be over the top with excitement on the 22nd regarding a personal matter that concerns someone special. Express your emotions. On the 23rd and 24th, a couple of simple adjustments, and you will acquire that trendy, with-it look for the festive season. A secret that you want to share will bring joy and happiness to others. A commitment made on the 25th, 26th and 27th will help you get your life moving in a direction you've aspired to for some time. Don't feel you have to overspend or overdo to achieve your goals. Do something to help a cause or someone in need on the 28th, and you will feel good as well as make new friends. Offer your time, not your cash.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be honest about your current position on the 22nd. Giving the wrong impression may lead to implications that can make someone question your ability to work on a future project. On the 23rd and 24th, a better relationship can be developed if you spend time with someone who shares your goals. Talks will lead to an interesting joint venture. Sharing your customs and tradition with friends and family will reinforce your beliefs on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Don't let an outsider cause you grief. Stand up for your rights. Give thought to how you can make your money work best for you on the 28th. It's important to end the year with a plan to move forward in search of new goals.

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