Your Stars This Week For December 31, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Your natural, open and accepting nature serves you very well this week, as you encounter much that might otherwise challenge you. (April 5-April 19) -- What someone else does mustn't be allowed to reflect poorly on your decisions or behavior; you must be sure to maintain your autonomy at all times.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- What was meant as entertainment may actually become quite serious before the week is out, as you guide others through an emotional maze. (May 6-May 20) -- You know what you want and how you like it, but it may be difficult to explain to someone else just how important this is to you. Don't compromise!

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You must let yourself be influenced by what goes on around you this week, if only so that you can understand others more clearly. (June 7-June 20) -- You may not understand the purpose of a certain endeavor this week, but you're willing to do what is asked of you in the hope that future opportunities will follow.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You've reached an important personal landmark, and this week's events stack up in a way that tells you that you're surely on the right track. (July 8-July 22) -- You'll be sharing the power with a friend and partner throughout the week, enjoying your time in the spotlight by turns. Certain questions linger.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You are more able to rally others around a common banner this week than anyone you know -- but will you have the chance to do so? Just wait! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You cannot accept anything but the truth as you work through a difficult week; you may have to sever ties with anyone who tries to deceive you at this time.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You cannot progress this week without having your team members by your side doing their part. This will require some very careful scheduling. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- A change of scenery can prove inspirational to you this week; seeing and hearing new things will provide you with exceptional new ideas.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Something you were planning to address next week may have to be tackled this week instead. You can shift gears quickly and get the job done. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Something unusually hard for you can be passed to someone else this week, and you can perform a different function to which you are better suited.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You're not likely to get the answers you want during the first part of the week, but later on everyone is likely to be more cooperative. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- You may experience something rather old-fashioned that enables you to enjoy your week in a whole new way. Don't be afraid to share with those around you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You will want to avoid extremes and absolutes this week, as they afford you no room to maneuver. Flexibility is the key to success. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- What you think you're doing may not be what others want you to do; everyone must try to be on the same page for as much of the week as possible.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You're going to have to wait your turn this week, and the wait may be lengthy -- but you can use the time to prepare emotionally and mentally. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- What you see going on around you this week may have you shaking your head in disbelief -- but only because you believe you could manage things so much better.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your focus may wander as the week opens, causing you to fall behind -- perhaps significantly. Later you'll be back on track, surely. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- You have what it takes to guide a great many others down a path that yields a variety of personal rewards -- but be sure to take what's yours in the end!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You have a deeply personal goal in sight, and it is getting nearer this week. Don't let anyone distract you from what you must do. (March 6-March 20) -- You may enjoy a relaxed start this week, while others are facing a much more stressful situation. The tables may turn before you know it!

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