Astro Advice Weekly For December 16, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Calm down and focus on what you have to get done on the 16th and 17th. It's important to take care of your responsibilities so you can relax without feeling stressed. Don't overspend. An organized and practical approach on the 18th, 19th and 20th when dealing with seniors, superiors or anyone you feel you have to look out for or answer to will help keep the peace as well as keep the momentum going. Pay attention to detail, and don't neglect your lover. Short trips, reconnecting with old friends or relatives on the 21st and 22nd will be a reminder of the past. You'll be offered information regarding someone you used to know or about your family background.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't reveal secrets on the 16th and 17th. You may feel it's up to you to deliver such news, but ruining someone else's plans will end up making you feel bad. Instead, consider the information you were trusted with to be a privilege and a reminder to do something nice for someone you love. Share your thoughts, feelings and intentions on the 18th, 19th and 20th to get the response you are looking for. Put love and romance at the top of your list, and make special plans for two. Keep your life simple on the 21st and 22nd. Overreacting or indulgent behavior will lead to trouble and regret as well as jeopardize your reputation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Positive change should be your intent on the 16th and 17th. Distance yourself from people who tend to be users or who try to entice you to take on bad habits or to be irresponsible. Personal growth, wisdom and maturity are the greatest gifts you can give your family and good friends. Concentrate on physical, emotional and financial health on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Get your personal life in order and accept the help offered from those who care. A path that leads to a positive lifestyle will also lead to peace and happiness. Share your wisdom and experience on the 21st and 22nd. You will be helpful to those who can't figure out things for themselves. Embrace new beginnings.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may not like all the changes going on around you on the 16th and 17th or what others are asking you to do, but if you take a moment to consider what is possible and how you can contribute in a way that suits you, much can be accomplished. Romance and personal improvements are favored. Partnerships will take a positive turn on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Aim to stabilize your relationship with the people you care about and to make special plans that will encourage developing a stronger bond next year. Keep personal information, secrets and passwords to yourself on the 21st and 22nd. Protect against meddling and anyone trying to entice you to do something questionable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make a wish on the 16th and 17th. Socialize with friends or colleagues, and share ideas and plans. Get involved in children's activities, and volunteer to help those less fortunate. Productivity will be the key to staying out of trouble on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Tidy up any backlog that needs to be complete before the year comes to a close, and avoid emotional discussions. Now is not the time to disrupt a situation that is already undergoing change. Spend less and give more on the 21st and 22nd. How you help others and what you say will have a far greater impact than what you buy. Give of yourself and save your cash.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may not want change to take place on the 16th and 17th, but before deciding or taking action, observe and see if there are benefits as well. Concentrate on being creative and changing with the times instead of trying to keep things the same. The 18th, 19th and 20th will prove to be interesting if you discuss what's going on in your life with someone older or more experienced. The insight offered will help you get a better fix on what's best for you and how to make the most of whatever situation you face. Emotions are best kept in check on the 21st and 22nd. Go about your business and avoid anyone who is excessive or overreacts.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Live and learn on the 16th and 17th. Learn from experience, and make a point to get back to the people and the things you love doing most. However, first take care of your responsibilities in order to avoid negativity and complaints. Take a look at your finances on the 18th, 19th and 20th before you consider spending on things you don't really need. A practical approach will help you avoid a run-in with someone you love. Touch base with friends and relatives you don't get to see that often on the 21st and 22nd. Conversations will spark an interest in planning a reunion. Someone will offer you information that will help you make a lifestyle change.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be cautious while driving on the 16th and 17th or if you get into serious discussions with someone who can affect your life. Choose to be loving and peaceful instead of aggravating a situation that is already going through emotional changes. Open up and make a proposal to someone you love on the 18th, 19th and 20th. Your words will bring comfort, and your ideas will be welcomed. Love conquers all, and kindness will be rewarded. You'll be tempted to make emotional purchases on the 21st and 22nd that will end up being stressful when the bills come in. It's the thought that counts, and human touch and love are the best gifts of all.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick to what and who you know on the 16th and 17th. Don't trust a busy salesperson or someone trying to persuade you to do something you probably shouldn't. Pay closer attention to home, family and what's most important to you. A personal change looks welcoming. Take care of updates on the 18th, 19th and 20th that need to be made before the year comes to a close. Handling someone else's financial or legal matters should be put to rest. Spend time with someone you love on the 21st and 22nd. Make changes to your relationship that will ensure you move forward on the same page with goals to make your life together the best it can be.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen, observe and do whatever it takes to help someone in need on the 16th and 17th. Your contribution should come from the heart, not from your wallet. How you handle others will make a difference to them as well as to you. Make adjustments at home on the 18th and 19th that will bring you and your loved ones closer together. Being thankful for what you have and sharing with those close to you will make you feel good. A little romance will lead to a brighter future. When it comes to money matters and making donations on the 21st and 22nd, don't give unless you know the organization is legitimate. Make your contribution count.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Celebrate with friends and colleagues on the 16th and 17th; it will help you determine who is moving in the same direction as you. A change may be in order. An emotional matter needs to be addressed on the 18th, 19th and 20th so you can make decisions about what you want to do in the new year. Preparation is in your best interest if you want to bring greater stability to your life. Time spent at home with family on the 21st and 22nd will be filled with joy. Your enthusiasm and love will radiate and bring you closer to the people you care about most.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A change in the way you earn your living on the 16th and 17th may be upsetting at first, but when you consider what you've learned and how you can apply your skills moving forward, you will realize the best is yet to come. Use your ingenuity on the 18th, 19th and 20th and you will make a difference to someone you help. Taking part or volunteering your time and experience will help you realize your capabilities and your calling. Emotions will surface on the 21st and 22nd when discussing personal matters. Be careful what you share and who you give access to your personal belongings and passwords. A physical change or makeover will lift your spirits.

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