Horoscope, Friday, December 27, 2013

By From page A12 | December 27, 2013

Scorpio Moon of Intensity

When the moon moves from lighthearted Libra into highly concentrated Scorpio, she is in the most intense part of the sky. Lunar passions run hot in both Scorpio and the neighboring fire sign of Sagittarius, and with Uranus battling Pluto, people are starting to lose their cool. Expect emotional eruptions and be prepared to minimize them.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can’t help but wonder whether there’s a better way to make money. Center your work on something that is endlessly interesting to you, and it won’t feel like work at all.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your heart will communicate with operatic force. Follow its powerful song. The action you take this afternoon will have an unusual but beneficial outcome.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may prefer to freely share what you’ve learned, but consider that practical knowledge costs time and money to acquire. Shouldn’t you be compensated? People are more likely to listen to the advice they pay for.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Be careful not to get too wrapped up in defining people (or yourself) through belongings. What you own may suggest certain talents, but just because a person owns a hammer doesn’t mean he can build a house.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s nice when people approve of what you do, but you don’t base your decisions on what’s nice. It’s better to let them think what they will than to change your behavior to please their fickle tastes.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sacred things are made so by the beliefs of people. You are as qualified as anyone else to declare what is sacred to you, and as long as you treat that item or event in a sacred way, it will remain so.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Ask a small favor of a friend who seems to have the means and the time to accommodate you. You may not even need the help that much, but you do need to know on whom you can rely.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As you look at the current cast of characters around you, it will seem that the most charming people tend to lead charmed lives. It’s important that you don’t mistake polish for substance, though.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Socializing leads to intellectual and political gains. Those who listen twice as much as they talk will be two times as knowledgeable at the end of the conversation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It may be convenient for you to accommodate a loved one’s wishes, but before you do, consider that this also may be setting up an unhealthy, codependent dynamic.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you’re not sure what to say, saying very little is a wise strategy. You’ll be surprised by the way others fill in the silent spaces you leave, usually to your credit and benefit.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sooner or later, the conversation will come around to that subject about which you care deeply. So why not cut out all of the boring, meandering chitchat and get right to it?

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 27). This year features a new way of moving through life. In the next three months, you’ll increasingly be active, first physically and then socially and intellectually. A romantic declaration will be featured in January. Take “before” pictures, because February brings an “after” to your domestic scene. A promotion comes in May. Aries and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 44, 49, 20 and 1.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You thought you were your best self before, but now you see how to become your new best self. TAURUS: You’re alert and ready for anything — an attractive quality. GEMINI: You will be surrounded by friends who highlight your talents. CANCER: You like to interact on your own schedule, but you may have to make compromises to be with someone who is just as busy. LEO: You’ll teach a loved one who you are by talking about the belief system that makes up your strong identity. VIRGO: Maintaining your friendships is important, too. Don’t neglect platonic love as you pursue romance. LIBRA: You enjoy different things now, and your relationships accommodate new interests. SCORPIO: You start by looking the part and wind up embodying it. SAGITTARIUS: You’ll have fun with someone who is as health-conscious as you are. CAPRICORN: It’s your turn to lavish in amorous attention, so soak it up. No deflecting! AQUARIUS: Lingering seconds of eye contact are the start of something serious. PISCES: You find critical people unattractive and will avoid anyone with too many opinions about what others should and shouldn’t be doing.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: With the Scorpio moon reflecting the light of the Capricorn sun through the long nights, these two signs will gaze into each other’s eyes for hours, sometimes talking, mostly not. Scorpio enjoys telepathic communication and deep affection communicated through silence. Capricorn prefers proof of love in a tangible form: actions and gifts that say “I was thinking about you.”

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