Horoscope for December 23


Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be expansive, confident, a time for big thinking and aiming high. You’ll also be starting to reflect on what you want to abandon from your life as not being essential for the future. At home you’ll be putting changes in place to give yourself the elbow room you need. Just don’t rock the boat too hard with loved ones. Be clear at work in getting your views across. There’s a risk of crossed lines and mixed messages otherwise.

ARIES: You’ve got to be clear in your own mind about the message you’re trying to get across since you may get scattered. You have too many loose ends flying around your head, too many people to chat to or visit, and could be spreading yourself too thinly and sounding unfocused. No one will catch your attention for long, but you will throw out entertaining titbits as you race past. You will thrive on interesting, varied conversations, though you won’t concentrate on anything for long.
TAURUS:  You want to give your body things that smell nice, feel nice, taste nice, look nice. Pleasuring your senses comes with the Moon, but you will also worry a little bit about leaving yourself feeling insecure if you go too wild. You are taking your responsibilities very seriously; just don’t get too obsessed with thoroughness. Maybe it isn’t the right time to take life lightly, but you can also go the other way and make it much more difficult for yourself than need be.
GEMINI:  You will not know from minute to minute or half hour to half hour what it is you actually want. It’s rather pleasant, but you do need more stable, practical people around you. You can be a real stickler for fairness and justice at the moment. It stems from your strong concerns about creating a better society, and ensuring that everyone is able to live decently. You will stand up for what you believe to be right, and be applauded for it.
CANCER: Don’t feel martyred because your efforts are taken for granted. Give gladly and look after yourself in the absence of anyone else doing it. Develop a sense of humour and lighten up. You are seeing the flaws and the disasters and forgetting to see the benefits around you. You may have more specialised tasks to handle but you can make life more difficult than it need be. There sometimes feels as if there is no let up from toil but you must also understand when to say no.
LEO: You may become a little bit jealous if you think a friend is off talking to someone else when you want to be talking to them. Don’t overreact. This is all down to the Moon which is very fickle. Within two minutes the situation will have changed again. You want to be in charge at the moment which may push away precisely those you want to be close. Try to be less rigid or formal. If you feel shy, say so.
VIRGO:  At work you will be more scattered than usual but also more supportive. Just don’t over react, hear slights where none exist. You’ve got to stand a little bit steady for other people. You have to be of a bit of an anchor. You are taking family responsibilities seriously at the moment, but maybe you feel you are not getting enough nurturing yourself. You tend to put up defensive barriers, which will protect you but also cut you off from the warmth you want.
LIBRA:  It’s a rather predictive, prophetic kind of Moon for you today. If you can look into the future and see where life is go-ing to be taking you, then you can put your energy out very constructively. You are priding yourself at the moment about seeing life as it is, but remember that being realistic is not always about looking for the flaws and inadequacies. Look on the sunny side up as well. There are highly positive things around you if you can see them.
SCORPIO:  This isn’t the day to fly solo or do things entirely on your own. You’ve really got to push yourself to make new agreements with close partners where money or emotional matters are concerned. It may take compromise all round, but it will be worth it. You are working conscientiously to make and keep what you earn. You know you will not be content unless your financial affairs are in order. You are quite rightly earning a reputation for reliability and common sense.

SAGITTARIUS:  There could be the odd confrontation through the day, not because you’re assertive, but you just feel a little over-emo-tional. If you stir up a problem, don’t go too far. You are approaching other people on first meeting with a great deal of caution and reserve now. You probably don’t waste words. Others may find you a touch chilly and rather mistrustful, but if they stick around long enough they will find you a loyal friend who warms up on knowing.
CAPRICORN:  Looking after yourself physically is more important than usual with the rather low energy Moon around. Don’t do anything that is going to really put more strain on your sta-mina. Just think positively, eat healthily, and sit down more frequently. You are aware of a lessening of certain old ambitions. You no longer wish or are able to do what you once did. You are not finding it easy to take on practical responsibility since you want to retreat into a private space to ponder.scop-icon-5
AQUARIUS:  You’ll be more emotional in the way you connect to people, so you want deep relationships and connections that mean something to you. Don’t get too wrapped up in your own feelings and forget to ask what others want. You like to think of yourself as a responsible member of your community and really want to put a good deal of effort into helpful schemes. Maybe you need to draw closer to like-minded people so that you can all pool your energy and enthusiasm in some constructive way.
PISCES:  You don’t want aggravation today. What you yearn for is a pleasant, relaxing time. Even if you’re on your own for a while, it won’t bother you because it gives you a chance to mull things over from the recent past, to get your head together about one or two things and see what you need to do for yourself. You know that shortcuts will not work for you now. You have learned that recently through hard experience. What you sow is what you truly will reap.