Daily Horoscope | December 10th 2013
No need to resort to shock value today, Aries. You’ve got cosmic clearance to stir the pot, but just don’t overdo it. If you play your cards right, you’ll be able to convince even the most conservative to convert. Take a measured approach, and start off slowly. Steer clear of jargon and present your ideas using language they can relate to. Prepare to be challenged. Instead of going on the defensive, be calm, cool, and collected as you answer their questions. You’ll have them eating out of the palm of your hand in no time.
The emerald-eyed monster could rear its ugly head today, but does it have good reason? You’re not getting a clear read as to what’s at the root of these jealous feelings—perhaps it’s fear or intuitive hit? Rather than rely on your emotions to make a decision, do some digging. Whether you make like Nancy Drew or take a more confrontational approach (or both!), you’ll uncover the necessary details. Just be sure to check yourself, Bull, and don’t invade people’s privacy. If you’re at that point, it might be time to cut your losses and leave.
Think you know your closest friends and family inside and out? Guess again, Gemini. Today’s cosmos encourage you to interact with your loved ones as you would a new friend. Eliminate expectations, and ask open-ended questions. Instead of “I’m sure you were bummed out by XX”, try “How did XX make you feel?” Take the latter approach and be pleasantly surprised. It’s a perfect springboard to explore fresh facets in your relationships.
Trading favors can get you into hot water today, Cancer. While bartering your time or skills for something of supposed equal value sounds appealing, things could become imbalanced—but only after you’ve lived up to your end of the bargain. Spare yourself the complications, and pay in cash. Today’s planets also give you permission not to jump to your feet every time your peeps need support. You can’t be everything to everyone. Besides, no one will think you’re any less of a friend if you tell ‘em you can’t this time round.
Has that old demon or drama wormed its way back into your consciousness, Leo? While your reflex response may be to try and stuff it down with food or another vice, let your feelings flow. The only way you’ll heal is to deal. Seek out your sensitive and supportive friends, confide in your trusty journal, call your therapist for a last-minute session. Taking care of yourself is key today, so you might even want to schedule an after-work massage. When you’re grounded, it’s easier to put the past where it belongs—behind you.
Play it cool or stir the pot? Under today’s stars neither should be an option, Virgo. Going along to get along could brand you a pushover with a certain crowd. Going to the other extreme and raising a ruckus won’t do much for your reputation either. If you’re not on board with their plan, don’t go on the attack. Instead, offer up viable alternatives. Chances are good that your options will be more popular than the original idea.
Lose the formalities, Libra. While you’re a fan of highbrow fun, a more down-to-earth approach works best today. Move away from a “strictly business” stance, so you can get to know others behind all those niceties. No need to move into busybody territory though. Make gentle inquiries, and don’t be afraid to share a snippet or two about your own personal life. Make a point of chatting with a coworker you’re curious to learn more about. It could set the stage for future co-collaboration.
Add those final bells and whistles, Scorpio. This project has been a while in the making, and today’s stars help you push through the last leg of this marathon. Silence your electronic devices, and pop on the noise-canceling headphones in the name of getting the job done for good. After you’ve crossed the finish line, devote the evening to a creative and light-hearted activity. Think: live music, movie night, an art opening. Mingling with like minds fuels your inspiration tanks. If you’re looking for love, you might even end up swapping digits with a fellow culture vulture.
Bossy much? Today’s angle between the Sun and your cosmic ruler Jupiter helps you make some tweaks to your leadership style. If you’ve been ruling with an iron fist (even if you’re doing it with a smile), your peeps could stage an all-out revolt. Create space for your team members to express their opinions, but make sure you’re not just giving lip service. Stop and truly listen, or key alliances could suffer.
As much as you’d like to put a conflict behind you, you need to address your real feelings. Minimizing your emotions isn’t going to make them go away, Capricorn. Today’s stars give you a shot of courage to deal with this lingering issue head on. Approach the person in question, and lay your cards on the table. You may fear that being honest will only exacerbate the tension. On the contrary; in fact, an open and honest discussion will be healing for the both of you.
The more, the merrier? In Water Bearer world, you’re happy to keep the invite list open, but not everyone is as inclusive as you are, Aquarius. If you’ve got one-on-one plans with someone, don’t include others without running it by your friend first. Bringing a tag-along or two could rub the other person the wrong way, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve hung out. That said, if you have a strong suspicion a couple of your contacts will click, a little convincing may be in order. They’ll both be grateful you drew them together.
You’re itching to get a project out of the gates, but today you’re prone to making a false start. While you’re bubbling over with enthusiasm, Pisces, some practical measures are necessary if you want to get this plan off the ground. Plug all the numbers into a spreadsheet, and know exactly what your needs are. You might need to drum up financial support, or amp up your networking efforts. Call in a favor or two, and get access to people who can help make it happen.