Your Stars This Week For December 16, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- You will have a chance to see things from a new perspective this week; what you do as a result makes the difference in multiple arenas. (April 5-April 19) -- You may discover that things are not progressing according to plan. If you're the only one to see this, you may have to take unprecedented action.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You can hammer out a deal this week with one who is not usually willing to concede anything. He or she bends to your will at this time. (May 6-May 20) -- Your plans are not unfolding the way you expected, but in some ways the situation you're in is better this week than it was last week or the week before.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- You will find it difficult to explain your attitudes and your motives this week -- so why not simply let your behavior speak for you? (June 7-June 20) -- You and a friend must navigate a difference of opinion with great care this week. Don't insist that you are in the right when the situation you share is in flux.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You can bring about a few key changes in your overall approach this week that make it easier for you to judge your overall success. (July 8-July 22) -- You may have to travel far more than usual this week because someone close to you hasn't held up his or her end of a bargain. This can work out well for all concerned.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may find yourself waiting rather than doing this week, and all because of a promise you made some time ago. This is nothing to fret about. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You require far more information than is at your fingertips at this time. Those who are "in the know" may be harder to contact than expected this week.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- An opportunity arises this week that requires you to take in far more information at any one time than you are used to. Don't be resistant! (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You'll find yourself slipping back into old habits this week after making a fine attempt to do things in a new way. You cannot avoid criticism right now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- Something you did a while ago is remembered fondly by those who wish you would do it again. This week you may be able to relive a past glory. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You will have things going very smoothly by midweek, but soon after you may find that someone else's efforts are throwing a wrench in the works.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- How you arrange personal affairs this week proves quite important to you as you try to balance social responsibilities and professional duties. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A shock to the system must not be allowed to have a lasting effect; you must be willing to let things go in order to get past this dangerous point.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You will see things as they truly are as the week comes to a close. Don't be surprised by unexpected events! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You may have to pay a higher price this week for the things you most want or need -- but you're also in a position to strike a few bargains in key situations.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- How things look as the week opens may be cause for concern, especially if you are not fully equipped for what you know is fast approaching. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- Your behavior this week is cause for confusion among those who are keeping track of you. Their motives are unclear, but they are certainly not malicious.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- Your learning curve may be quite short this week; you must pay attention to all that happens in order to determine what affects you most. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- The moment you begin to take things for granted, you fall behind in either a professional or personal contest. Acknowledge the value of what is yours.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You will want to take in as much information as possible this week as you tend to situations that must not get out of hand. (March 6-March 20) -- Control is an issue you will be addressing all week long -- both at work and at home. You will come upon a situation that allows you to let another call the shots.

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