The moon and Mars will come together in soulful Scorpio while many around the world light Hanukkah candles. This celebration of the miracle of light occurs for eight days indicated by the Hebrew calendar, a calendar based on the cycle of the moon and sun. May each experience his or her own radiant humanity as hope rules the night.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Arguably, half of belonging is just acting like you belong. Feeling like you belong is obviously huge, too. But if you do a little of both and still feel like a bit of a misfit, just know the others who "belong" feel about the same.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may get a late start because there are certain things you'll do to get your head in the game; they take time. The rituals help! It's more than just coffee. It's ways you motivate yourself. Keep reinforcing what works.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've felt at times that you were fundamentally different from those you were brought up around, so it's pretty refreshing when today you recognize some nice ways in which you are alike.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The water drops seem to reach for each other. The stream is suddenly the river, and as the river connects with ocean, the river is the ocean. Today your water-sign nature will echo this tendency to join completely.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're changed by every circumstance, and that's a good thing. It means you're open to letting life in. It means you're listening and learning. It's true that you have to protect yourself at times by making yourself hard, but not now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is often the case that one broken bulb renders the whole line of holiday lights useless. Let the metaphor remind us to check on one another so we can all be bright together.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Choose a memento representing the mundane aspects of your life. A picture would be enough, but it's not the same as something you can hold in your hand. Years from now, you'll want to remember.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It doesn't feel true, but there really is a guidance system in you that never shuts down. In those directionless moments you think that your soul lacks a GPS, but it's been in your pocket the whole time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it's what keeps humans evolving. As for you, you'll prove your superior intellect by listening to many sides of a story before forming an opinion, if it even comes to that.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's something you want to know, and it will be revealed to you indirectly — through small talk, intonation and body language. So there's really no need for probing questions, deep discussions or heated arguments.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Simplification is part of the brain's job. It's why the first time you travel somewhere the journey seems longer and more detailed; then later trips are short and blurry. It's also why you should go a different route today.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Snap decisions will be necessary — mostly in matters of taste and style. Your decisiveness in this regard will make a project hum along at a pace that everyone can appreciate.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 13). You're afraid of something, and you want it at the same time. Over the next seven weeks, desire takes over and fear lessens just enough for you to dive in. This exhilaration will benefit many areas — your health, your love life and more — and the best part is that this will be true whether or not you get what you want. Capricorn and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 33, 38 and 50.
PUPPY PROFILE: If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it.
PISCES: Pisces is the old soul of the zodiac, and with a soul's age comes wisdom. The puppy born into the last zodiac sign has the ability to relate to and empathize with every sign that has come before and will be an emotional and spiritual touchstone for his owners. That is not to say that this puppy is always well-behaved. In fact the Pisces dog is highly impressionable and apt to follow along with what the other animals and people are doing. If there are troublemakers around, Pisces dog will be a troublemaker, too. If the prevalent energy is obedience, Pisces dog will fall right in line.
Unusually sensitive, Pisces pups sense changes in the moods and health of their owners. They react strongly to weather and find storms unsettling. They hear visitors from a great distance and will go after pests before others detect them. Because Pisces dogs are so sensitive, they are best reprimanded by a strong, calm presence. Anyone who feels out of control while dealing with a misbehaving Pisces will be met with a dog who is equally out of control.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: The Sagittarian sun influence in Taylor Swift is represented in her fearless genre-shifting. Sagittarius energy is one of exploration and restlessness. More of the story is told through Swift's Mercury, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune in Capricorn, the sign of ambition, power, business savvy and drive. Venus in Aquarius reveals that philanthropy will be even more of a calling in years to come.
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