Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, December 26
by Kelli Fox
March 21- April 19
If you notice today that people seem especially quiet or reserved, your initial urge might be to draw them out of their shells by any means necessary. But it may be smarter to model your own behaviour after theirs. This is one of those days when focus and hard work are favoured, while boisterous behaviour and inappropriate jokes aren’t. Keep in mind that people are rather easily offended under the current influence.
April 20-May 20
A grounded attitude makes your life easy today. Instead of trying to live up to impossible standards, you have a sense of what’s workable and what isn’t. You can move forward with confidence, because you know your projections are well founded. Anyone who might be observing your progress is sure to be impressed, but you aren’t in this for the glory. The satisfaction of a job well done is reward enough.
May 21-June 21
Your usual witticisms are likely to fall on deaf ears today, and people may look askance if you’re silly or playful. There’s a focused attitude now, so tap into it if you can. Or at least pretend! Work quietly at the office, or tackle a cleaning or organisational project at home. Get something accomplished and cross it off your task list. At the very least, this will create a welcome sense of achievement.
June 22-July 22
Today you’re concerned with real-world issues — work, money and the responsibilities you juggle every day. A thoughtful approach to any task or problem works best now. The current cosmic energy favours a realistic view of your capabilities. Since you’re interested in long-term security, both financial and emotional, it’s a good time to strengthen that foundation in any way that might apply. Attend to details now, so you won’t have to later.
July 23-August 22
Your usual, energetic demeanour is toned down under today’s cosmic influence. Like many people, you probably have a lot to do. Even if you have a wide-open agenda, a nervous feeling could still hang over you, as if you’re pressed for time. Stay busy, if you want to. But if you’re just creating the illusion of having things to do and places to be, go ahead and take a break.
August 23-September 22
Your perspective is almost entirely logical today. You trust your own and others’ perceptions only if they’re grounded in fact. This works well in plenty of situations — attending to mundane business, for example, or constructing a professional or academic project. But when it comes to dealing with people and emotions, a different approach may be needed. Don’t forget that rationality doesn’t apply to feelings. Be open on more than the mental level.
September 23-October 22
Your friends and coworkers seem a little aloof today. You might prefer a warmer, more sociable atmosphere, but you’re preoccupied with your own responsibilities, too. The current energy is just right for getting a lot accomplished, no matter how tedious or complicated the job might be. A methodical approach works best. It allows you to see any places where the process breaks down, so you can rework or revise, and move on.
October 23 – November 22
You’re an emotional person at your core, and sometimes your feelings get in the way of logic or reason. But that isn’t likely to happen today, because your mind and heart are working smoothly together. You’re able to blend common sense with intuition, reason with compassion, with great results. This holistic perspective makes it easy to tackle whatever you might have on your agenda, whether professional or personal in nature.
November 23-December 20
The current cosmic energy is logical in nature. This influence could make you feel rather inhibited, since creativity, idealism and exploration — your strengths, your favourite things — now take a back seat to realism. It’s important to stay grounded. Approach your work and other tasks methodically. Set high standards and then focus on attaining them. Most of all, follow through on the goals you set and the promises you make.
December 21-January 19
You’re methodical in your approach to work and other responsibilities today. You’ll find that a logical, step-by-step process works best in almost any situation. You tend to focus naturally on the standard that has been set or the rules that have been established, and under the current influence, that focus pays off. At the very least, your performance will impress your employer or set a good example for others.
January 20-February 18
It’s easy to get absorbed in your duties today, especially if you have a lot on your task list. But this could cause issues in your personal relationships, and even more so if you’re naturally somewhat aloof. The current cosmic energy makes people less emotionally expressive. You might simply forget to treat your friend or sweetheart with warm affection. Fulfilling responsibilities is important, but so is connecting at that human level.
February 19-March 20
You may feel pressure today from your employer, professor or some other source to attain impossibly high standards in your efforts. The current cosmic energy does highlight people’s perfectionist streaks. But try not to let others’ expectations cause you too much stress. The important thing now is to do your best, and be satisfied with that. Trying to exceed a reasonable expectation of achievement will just make you feel inadequate.
Published on Sydney Morning Herald