Horoscopes by Holiday

Monday, December 11, 2017

It's as if we're each encased in our own ball of energy and in charge of the security of the premises, too. Some moments are an open-house situation; others are a prison lockdown situation. And everything in between is possible, too. The Libra moon urges us to work together, even as Mercury retrograde says to be mindful of whom we let in.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some people make it easier for you to be your best possible self. Others seem to bring out your worst. Those who share, resonate with or encourage your best qualities — they are the ones to keep close now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're usually at least a little funny because people unite in humor; it spreads goodwill and some much-needed cheer in the world. Today you'll turn it up to "a lot" funny.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You might not always have the right thing to say, but you always reach for it anyway, in hopes that the right words will drop into your sincere efforts to help. Today those efforts will pay off.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). While you slept last night, your mind and body refreshed themselves. You were healed in some way. You were changed in some positive way you've been leaning, and you'll get proof of this, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The people around you will act in unpredictable ways — and you're usually so good at figuring out what will happen next! Well, their mysterious actions will be far less so once you uncover their mysterious reasons.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your productive mindset is as sunny and positive as it is organized and aimed at a goal. If you don't know the purpose behind the goal, the whole thing will fall apart. So get clear on your "why" first.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have to live it before you can teach it. Knowing this, you'll bone up on the skill needed for a task you want someone in your charge to be able to execute. The tools for learning this will be at hand.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's as if you barely have time to do the things that are already on your schedule, yet if you add one more responsibility, things will magically fall in line. So don't be afraid to say yes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ask any mountain peak; it's lonely at the top! It's too bad, too, because there's good company up there for those either hardy enough to endure the climb or as lighthearted as the clouds who visit regularly.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be a difference between what's cool and what's practical. You'll have to make a choice. Actually, you'll be OK either way, even though you'll have a much different experience depending on which way you go.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You know yourself, but you still don't know everything about how you're wired. You might be surprised by which button turns on the lights, turns up the warmth, makes the entertainment start... and which button calls out for help.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you make a commitment, you give yourself over to the work, as well as to the responsibility of collecting the agreed-upon compensation. That's part of it not to forget today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 11). Your interests combine perfectly with those of another this first season of your solar return, and together you'll weave a truly beautiful result. The energy of perfect blendship will carry over into many areas of your life. A hot pursuit in June will be like a cleansing fire. Ideas and profits come in August. Aquarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 42, 1, 9 and 24.

PUPPY PROFILE: If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it.

CAPRICORN: Vanity is not usually a value associated with dogs, but the Capricorn dog is an exception. This pup is image-conscious and wants to be well-thought-of by peers and family. She's preoccupied with the social order. He cares about your opinion of him and hates to be laughed at. This is one dignified dog. Capricorn is happiest when exhibiting excellent manners, grooming and breeding to the whole world. It's as though this dog is always competing for "best in show."

Don't worry; all this pride still comes with a whopping dose of unconditional canine love, even in the case where your Capricorn canine happens to be challenging you for top alpha position. Capricorns happen to be very amenable to training and, like their human counterparts, will go for straight A's.

Capricorn dogs have a knack for accumulating wealth, which in puppy terms usually has to do with toys and bones. Capricorn dogs love to hide treasures all around the house and yard; it's as though they are saving for a rainy day.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Sagittarius Hailee Steinfeld was an Academy Award nominee at age 14 and is right on track with her goals to produce and direct her own projects. Steinfeld was born with her moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune all in the ambitious sign of Capricorn. Catch her having fun with her musical girl crew in the comedy blockbuster sequel "Pitch Perfect 3."

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