Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, December 20
By Kelli Fox
March 21- April 19
You’re operating on all cylinders today. With such sharp wits and centered, upbeat energy, you make a great impression on friends and strangers alike. Yes, you’re simultaneously bold and likable, a combination that really helps when it comes to influencing other people while maintaining your friendships with them. You can get what you want without pushing. Some people might even see you as their guru. Good thing you’re one hundred percent up to the task.
April 20-May 20
Whatever you’re involved in today, keep a keen eye on the proceedings. Take notes, too, because your thorough observations will come in handy down the road, when it’s time to make your report. Your careful recounting of events is sure to impress your employer or anyone else listening. Who knows? There might even be a bonus in it for you, sometime in the future. Don’t let that be your carrot, though. Work hard now simply for the sake of hard work.
May 21-June 21
Communication is your strong point, so use it now. It’s time to get a group project off the ground in a big way, and that’s going to require flexibility among your team members. You’ll know instinctively how to present a unified front to your shared enemies. The people you’re working with, whether they’re friends, coworkers or some other group, will admire your energy and drive. Today could be seriously heroic and productive, if you want it to be.
June 22-July 22
You’ve been working hard on a project or toward a personal goal, and today feels like the day when you’ll finally achieve a breakthrough. Don’t get too excited, though. You still might not get the results you expected — but keep the faith, no matter what. You’re doing solid work, and you’ll reach your goal sooner or later. It just might not be today. Remember, if it doesn’t work out this time, you can get it on the next go-round.
July 23-August 22
You’re feeling talkative, aren’t you? Your gregarious side emerges now, and you become a fountain of delightful conversation. Whether you’re at a party, a business meeting or simply standing in line at the grocery store, you’ll engage the people around you with your characteristic warmth and vibrancy. Everyone will enjoy your company. This is a good time for gathering your friends together and have a blast.
August 23-September 22
If there’s any conflict going on in your life right now, it’s only because you lack perspective. You may think you’re experiencing troubles at work or with your sweetie or friends, but really, you’re just temporarily stuck in a narrow world view. One way to decrease tensions is by broadening that view. Stop thinking you have all the answers, or that you need them immediately. It’s okay to float a bit. Open your eyes and ask questions, even open-ended ones.
September 23-October 22
Let’s be honest: You’ve led a bit of a charmed life. You know how to relate to people, and your natural creativity has served you well. But for today, you’re even better than usual at winning friends and influencing people. You can draw heavily on your natural communicative ability. Why? Among other things, you have excellent taste, and everyone knows it. Friends, clients and coworkers are coming to you, asking for your advice on their various projects and situations. This is your time to shine.
October 23 – November 22
Usually, parties and meetings offer great opportunities for networking, socializing, or even a little romance. But today, any attempts you make at small talk could devolve quickly into embarrassing moments that you won’t forget anytime soon. You might decide the universe is against you, but this would be premature on your part. Maybe it’s that you aren’t coming across as genuine. Try broadening what you say, and stick to the bare, honest truth. That’s what people want.
November 23-December 20
You’re a people person by nature, and now, especially, is no time to go it alone. Trying to handle a project on your own might encourage you to start behaving like a tyrant. And that’s just not your style. Be sure to include your friends and partners in your plans today. Comply with their terms and schedules if at all possible. Keep in mind that teamwork matters far more now than progress.
December 21-January 19
Your energy and focus are scattered today, and work — ordinarily your trusty refuge — only brings frustration. Don’t drive yourself crazy by trying ever harder to buckle down. Instead, call a spade a spade, and take a break. An hour of solitude in a coffee shop will do you good. A chat with a friend you’ve been neglecting could make you feel even better. You don’t have to stick to your schedule. Deviating from the plan might actually be very smart.
January 20-February 18
This is your day to shine — to impress an admirer or a client, or to talk your way into a raise, promotion or part in the school play. Whatever your goals or interests are, you can use the energy and high spirits this brief period brings to take big steps forward. Don’t be afraid to knock on many doors, either literally or figuratively. If you feel shy about talking yourself up, just remember: You have skills or information people want.
February 19-March 20
What’s available to you today? Make sure you’re practical in your answer. You’re tense and confused, but relaxing your mind and your expectations will help let the submerged emerge. Know this, at least: Any former divisions between private and public don’t matter now. When you’re talking with your neighbor, don’t worry about revealing too much about your emotional state. You’re sweet and sympathetic enough that other people will want to treat you with the same kindness.