The benevolent moon forms one harmonious connection after another as it travels through the realm of Taurus. This is the part of the zodiac focused on appetite and materialism, quality and luxury, having and wanting. Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter are all touched by a most enlightening hunger — the sort that motivates and invigorates.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). This game you're playing is only known to you. You made the rules, the board, the pieces. And though you'd love to see someone try to best your score, it's not going to happen.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You learn as much as you can on your own about a thing before you turn to those who can teach you. This is the most efficient approach to education, and you'll impress those in a position to help you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Entitlement is among your least-favorite qualities. You respect those who have earned their position and continue to prove worthy of it through service to others.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's so much more to a job than you expected, and this invigorates you. You're thinking about what skills you could acquire and share, and what role you could take on that would help others.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes, you want a little; sometimes, you want a lot. When it comes to your passion, you'll take no less than all. It's only fair because that's exactly the amount you give.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The bad behavior has a reward. You'll change in the way you want to because you're willing to be honest about what is the payoff and agree to let it go.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's a bit of unpredictability to the day, and it will keep you on your toes. When the details are changing, you'll do well to remain the same. Once you've made a choice, stick with it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your inspiration is not random. You like who you do for a reason. These icons and fantasy people help you find and activate a part of your own personality waiting to emerge.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Relationships change, but they don't have to fade or take over. The intensity level can remain while the roles shift and settle into a new and more useful dynamic.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your attitude about money — more specifically what constitutes real value — is shifting. Channels open up to accommodate a fatter flow of abundance in the weeks to come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). High stakes are crucial to successful outcomes. If they do not exist, you can always create them. Ask a Capricorn to help you with accountability.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Pride is a precarious matter. It can have to do with self-respect and a sense of worthiness or it can be focused on the ego's defenses and feelings of superiority. Go cautiously in its expression.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 26). The new year brings several instances of joy out of bounds. An impossible-to-cap effervescence often drives your favorite pursuits and sparkles up ordinary days, too. Key relationships develop into mutual opportunities. Seeing someone benefit from your work as much as you do will be supremely fulfilling. Pisces and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 30, 28, 17 and 45.
COSMIC QUESTION: "How do you know the difference between love and infatuation? I've been with a Capricorn for three weeks, and I think it's love. I'm ready to be exclusive with him. He says I'm taking it too fast and that I'm still in the infatuation phase. He says he doesn't want to get hurt. Should I slow my roll? This is the most exciting, passionate, romantic relationship I've ever been in. I'm an Aries."
Fiery Aries thrives on excitement, impulse and risk. Can you savor this fun without worrying about the future? Like your practical Capricorn beau, I, too, believe that you're infatuated, but that's beside the point. Whether you're infatuated or in love, you're still creating this relationship with another person. If he's feeling pushed or pulled, it will not make him more attracted to you. Instead, it will activate his defenses, make him fear losing control in the situation and it will probably trigger him to protect his autonomy. My advice in this early stage is to build the fun, have experiences, get to know one another and allow for the bonding that is an inevitability when the sweet feelings are flowing freely. For now, don't worry about defining your feelings; just let them grow naturally.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Among the hot holiday gifts this year is a collection of humorous essays titled "The Best of Me" by the celebrated bestselling author David Sedaris. Capricorn is known for both ambition and work ethic, a magic combination that Sedaris exemplifies in unparalleled ways, not only through his daily writing practice, intensive tour schedule and custom of signing books for hours until the last patron is satisfied but also for his habit of roaming the English countryside picking up garbage.
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