Your Stars This Week For December 24, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You can surely capitalize on major trends at this time, but take care that you don't merely throw good money after bad. Use your head! (April 4-April 19) -- Someone may shower you with all that you had ever wanted -- or so it may seem -- and yet there may still be something missing. Clues lie beneath the surface.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may find yourself competing with someone this week who started with a clear advantage -- but you can catch up by following the rules. (May 6-May 20) -- You have a suspicion that someone is looking over your shoulder, so a certain clever deception may be required in order for you to get everything done.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Now is no time to shirk responsibilities, which are more numerous and more important than you can imagine. Get cracking! (June 7-June 20) -- When you reach the halfway point this week -- which is known only to you, perhaps -- you'll realize just how far you've come, and how far you have yet to go.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- A reunion is in the offing this week, but that doesn't mean you can turn your back on certain key responsibilities. You can fit it all in. (July 8-July 22) –- It's a good time to consider trying something traditional in a non-traditional way. This kind of paradox is good for your overall way of thinking.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Showering others with all the love you have is never a bad idea, but this week it is all but required -- and it will be reciprocated, surely. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Something happens this week that challenges your belief system head-on. Give someone a chance to speak his or her mind before answering back. Look to the future.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- Before making a firm plan, you'll want to know who can join you as you forge ahead. Creating just the right vibe is important this week! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- No one is likely to challenge you in the way that you most fear, but that doesn't mean it won't happen in other ways. Be ready for someone to "balk."

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may have trouble arranging a schedule that works for all members of your family -- as well as friends. Try spreading things out! (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- A close friend picks up the slack this week as you try your best to be in two or three places at once. It is the season of miracles, after all!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're still waiting for information that, when it comes, will make clear what your course must be over the next several days. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A loved one puts you on the spot, perhaps inadvertently, and you will be required to do something that goes against your every instinct. You can do it!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You're likely to hear from an old friend that things are not progressing as you'd hoped -- but throughout the week you can get things back on track. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Making sure that your efforts and the efforts of a family member are perfectly in sync will surely prove to be your most difficult accomplishment this week.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You can take pleasure in what you've always enjoyed this week, but it's likely that it will come to you in a slightly different form. Can you adjust? (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You may be reunited with someone who knows just how to inspire you at this time of year. He or she is able to lift your spirits in a new way, perhaps.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- The quality of your interactions is far more important than the number you schedule. Don't try to do too much! (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You can do what is required of you this week in a manner that impresses not only those who know the business in the first place, but also those who are strangers to it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- Put your best foot forward this week as early as possible; you're not likely to have a lot of time for people to get used to what you're offering. (March 6-March 20) -- Someone who long ago vanished from sight is likely to resurface this week, and demand of you something that will complicate matters exponentially.

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