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Horoscope, Wednesday, December 11, 2013

By From page A8 | December 11, 2013

Aries Moon Calls for Directness

The difference between human communication and animal communication is that the animals generally embody their message, and humans often embody the opposite of their message. As the moon moves through the headstrong sign of the ram, take life by the horns by experimenting with a direct and animalistic style of communication.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are lively by nature, and so when you feel like you don’t have the energy for a certain person, project or activity, there is a good reason. Listen to the message of your energy levels.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When your burden is heavy, the wise choice is either to put it down or ask for help. To stress and strain yourself over it would be turning yourself into a victim, and that’s not who you are.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you don’t have the money for the high-dollar item you want, consider that this might be a blessing. You also don’t have to take on the risks involved with this purchase.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). General statements are convenient. They fill the space and are a vessel for your pleasant attitude. But if you really want to impress someone, specific facts are the way to go.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your current circus act includes plate spinning and juggling. You can forgo the fire eating, though, by refusing to indulge in incendiary words that you might be required to eat later.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People who move massive boulders know that there are many other factors involved besides how much the rock weighs. Study the shape and positioning of an obstacle before you determine that it’s really too heavy to move.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Submitting to another person’s will is a killjoy. But there is a way for the other person to get his or her needs satisfied that does not include your compliance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Usually, the one with the most courage isn’t going on and on about how brave he’s being. Courage often looks like quietly showing up and doing what has to be done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The adventure is a solo mission, and you don’t require an audience to bounce your experience and ideas off of along the way. Later, when you tell the story, you may realize that you are your own best witness.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your productivity will be astounding when you do what you can do and don’t even think about what you can’t do. “Can’t do” is for people who don’t want to move on.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Argumentative and combative types need to prove something. Don’t let them do this at your expense. Defer to them instead. Speak to their need for recognition.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). An area of doubt is like a shadowy land where darkness is a shape shifter and your fear has a way of filling in the blanks. Just remember that where there are shadows there is light. Find it and focus there.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 11). You get to the point this year, cutting out the unnecessary baggage that bogs you down. The career breakthrough simmering over the next seven weeks comes from focusing on what works well for you. February is a new chapter for a love relationship. You’ll add to your family and possibly move in March. Virgo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 28, 11, 19 and 44.

HOLIDAY STRESS RELIEVERS: It’s that hectic time when everyone rushes to fulfill their holiday and end-of-year expectations. Mix in the complications of increased financial activity, family dynamics, travel and extreme weather conditions, and it is not difficult to figure out why so many people wind up feeling spent and blue in December. So what can you do to counteract holiday stress?

GEMINI: Traveling lightly through life is the air-sign way, and Mercury-ruled Gemini is used to showing up at all the right places for the right amount of time and having a ball. But with the holidays adding more obligations and engagements to the schedule, the Gemini levity of spirit is harder to achieve. For the sign of the twins, stress-free is commitment-free. Mastering key noncommittal phrases will allow Gemini the flexibility and freedom necessary to remain buoyant. For instance, instead of saying, “I’ll be there,” try something like, “That sounds like fun! I have a few things on the schedule that day, but it’s possible I could drop by for a while if that’s OK?” Giving yourself an out is easier when you anticipate that you have several things you’ll be saying “yes” to each day from now until the end of the year.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Calling out her ex-boyfriends via the pop charts is the norm for Sagittarius pop star Taylor Swift, who defines beauty as “sincerity.” Four luminaries in emotional water signs indicates emotional depth beyond her years, but the truly remarkable aspect of Swift’s natal chart is the abundance of Capricorn planets, which are its strongest influence and the hallmark of a natural-born business mogul.

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