Horoscopes by Holiday

As a society, we believe in many imagined realities that are just as idea-based as mermaids and unicorns, collectively agreeing not to question such things as the value of money or the creed of a country. For these things to keep being real, we have to uphold a faith in them, which we do wholeheartedly in these early stages of the Jupiter cycle.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Many leaders consider an effective message to be one that drives people to a desired behavior. If the message also happens to be true, that's more of a bonus than a prerequisite. If you want the truth, you'll have to dig for it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You expect to have an influence over others when you're their boss or parent, but you probably don't realize that you influence your peers, too, and a lot more than you think.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may think you're having a fresh feeling when actually the feeling is just now emerging from a trap it's been in for years. The result is an intensity of emotion that may seem out of step with a particular win or loss.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Credentials can't guarantee success. At best, they point to where a person has been. You'll be in a position to entrust someone with a job. Pay more attention to the current interaction than to past credentials.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The daily triumphs count, like treating yourself right, feeding someone, getting children to school on time. Take a moment to give yourself props for the little things you do to keep this show going.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People who try to assess you in terms of a category will only confuse themselves because you can fit into a lot of different descriptions, and yet you're far too complex to fill out just one. Getting to know you takes time.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Think that life is good, and it will show you how good it is. Think life is hard, and it will show you that, too. You're not afraid to see more than one side of it. You're a realist and quite aware that no reality is universal.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's easier to work a room when you think you'll only have to do it once. This is the gift of strangers. You can shine in the moment without a single thought about the past or future of a relationship.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Holding back takes either self-control or fear. Throwing everything in takes either courage or ignorance. Knowing what to give, when and how much takes either prudence or wisdom.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's a difference between borrowing trouble, seeking it and anticipating it for the sake of preparation. You'll entertain a few troubling thoughts just long enough to prepare a response for each.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The course of this day will resemble a zigzag. Perhaps it hardly makes sense, but the intrinsic logic will reveal itself at some point. In the meantime, you won't have to report to anyone or explain yourself.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Caring people are all around you, and you'll instinctively move toward the ones that will be most be enriched by your presence. The bottom line is that you just like people who are good for you.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 6). There's a real ease that kicks in two weeks from now. What you naturally do works so well with the rhythms of life, and synchronistic events will start to show you a path. Don't rely too much on the external though. This is a dance in which a purpose grows in you. Scorpio and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 20, 5, 11 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Consider leaving the country so you can be the attractive stranger with the cool accent. TAURUS: You're in danger of being taken for granted, but it's early enough to correct the situation. Pull back and see what happens. GEMINI: There's a good chance you'll find what you most need on the internet. CANCER: If the entire weekend is spent in the noble effort of lightening up, you'll in good shape. LEO: There are so many ways to flirt that you haven't tried yet, but you'll get into it. VIRGO: The most attractive thing about any person is their mind, and you've been developing yours for a while now. Consider yourself a magnet for what's coming. LIBRA: No matter how close you are, you never totally know what the other person is going through. SCORPIO: The truth will be like the most common and useful spice, salt. It makes everything come alive on the tongue, or dead if you use too much of it. SAGITTARIUS: Because people can be both inches and worlds away, you'll become a bridge builder who works in scale. CAPRICORN: The rules of adorableness state that no one who is adorable is trying to be. AQUARIUS: It's easy to be judgmental, though you were never one to take the easy way. PISCES: The animal in you just knows.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Aries and Sagittarius get on like a house on fire, which is to say rapidly, vigorously and perhaps destructively, which provides an interesting opportunity for them as a couple. What needs taking down? What are the problems and obstacles? Which old ways have caused more pain than fortification? What, quite simply, needs to go? They'll figure it out and take it down this weekend.

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