Horoscope: 16.12.2017

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 10:20am
UPDATED : Saturday, 16 December, 2017, 3:12am

Today's birthday: As a fire sign, you don’t just enjoy learning about something new, you thrive on events that are so unexpected they challenge your thinking and resilience. This is exactly what the link between the sun and planet of innovation, Uranus, is all about in your birthday chart. The focus is on both new ideas and breakthroughs, some of which take you into intriguing, unfamiliar and possibly exotic territory. While not everything you encounter will remain in your life, you’ll benefit from it all.

Sagittarius: November 21-December 20 

Certain individuals seem determined to convince you to commit to plans. They have a tendency to get excited about what they’d do well. Thank them politely, but say you need time to explore for yourself.

Capricorn: December 21-January 19

Between Mercury being retrograde in the most strategic angle of your chart and your ruler Saturn moving into Capricorn, even the simplest of plans are unlikely to last long.

Aquarius: January 20-February 18 

It’s time to be frank about “here and now” goals, your future objectives and your dreams. In the past, very few have cared. However, due to the powerful planetary set-up, you’ll be surprised at how interested others are.

Pisces: February 19-March 19

If your heart is set on certain goals or a personal passion, but you’re getting nowhere, don’t despair. Obstacles are preventing progress until the 28th. Then, the potent link between Mars and Neptune will make things happen.

Aries: March 20-April 18

There’s no denying that new changes are disruptive. These changes won’t vanish. Delve into them on your own, so when the time comes, you can give others a hand.

Taurus: April 19-May 19

For ages, you’ve been seeking a way to deal with inevitable changes while maintaining plans. Now that those changes are taking place, and without drama, you can congratulate yourself. You got it right.

Gemini: May 20-June 19

Monday’s new moon ushers in a fresh perspective, even when it comes to rigid plans. Your instincts are sound — they’re correctly telling you that those changes are long overdue.

Cancer: June 20-July 21

Don’t be surprised if people back out of plans suddenly. This has nothing to do their loyalty. Things are moving so swiftly that you, too, may find yourself having to make similar changes.

Leo: July 22-August 21

It’s easy to feel swamped by dramatic growth. Yet, by and large, it was no surprise. The biggest challenge is dismantling the plans you made so you can avoid dealing with them.

Virgo: August 22-September 21

If ever there was a time to listen to every idea and explore every offer, it’s now. This is due to the fact that everything you learn will equip you with helpful, if surprising, insights.

Libra: September 22-October 21 

The planetary set-up promises shake-ups. Worrying as that sounds, deep down you know these are necessary and, after the dust settles, will leave you better off.

Scorpio: October 22-November 20 

In early October, Jupiter moved into Scorpio for a year’s stay. Often, what’s best is most unexpected when it first appears. Bear this in mind and embrace it.