Horoscopes

Don’t let those in the crowd psych you out of seeking the truth. Just because there are a lot of them doesn’t make them right. In fact, often the members of the majority are too complacent in their position to be motivated to figure out what’s really right. The sun, in Scorpio for one last day of 2016, asks us to stand in what we know while seeking what’s deeper and truer.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone near is going through a sensitive time and is particularly vulnerable. Your protection, discretion and compassion will make a huge difference. You can basically stop a cycle of shame before it starts.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). While there are plenty around you who will settle for being uninformed, you’ll do your best to get enlightened. There’s no way to know it all, but your efforts to know more will keep the bad guys from getting too powerful.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today will bring an element of intrigue or perhaps even scandal! This is just removed enough from your world to be exciting but not so engrossing you can’t easily forget about it in a few hours.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Still waters make the best mirrors. It’s extremely hard to even see yourself if you’re gazing into river rapids. Likewise, a chaotic mind offers no opportunity for reflection. Get calm. Having fewer thoughts will bring more accurate perception.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your need for affection is so well-matched with another person’s need to give it that you’ll find you just fit together. This effortless click is rare and wonderful. Cherish it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Take the time to plan, because you really could make a perfect one today. The things that will make it perfect are solid intention and flexible fiber that will allow you to easily adjust to the peculiarities of the moment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Anyone can be confident in his or her own element, but it’s the relaxed confidence you show when you’re way out of your element that counts toward real class.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll solve the puzzle du jour through trial and error. You need no foreknowledge. Nothing can prepare you. So just dive in with confidence and get excited about making some mistakes you can learn from.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People who try to convince you of perfect goodness or absolute evil have motives you can’t trust. The extremes on either side are probably not for you. Life is too complicated on either end of this scale.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There are some goals that are so important that you’ll put up with an awful lot of inconvenience, injustice and maybe even abuse to make them happen. Ego aside, you’ll see the bigger picture.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You understand what they don’t. You know better. That doesn’t matter in every circumstance, as you’ll experience today, when you’ll quietly sit with what you know as you calmly watch the situation progress the way it must.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your friends will probably get along with you much better than they get along with each other. Let’s hope you won’t be asked to choose sides. You can relate to both people involved, so the choice would be hard.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 20). Your offerings to the world over the next 12 months may surprise you, as they will be quite different from what you dished last year. There are certain things you’re no longer willing to do and other things you can’t wait to experiment with. Those you teach will celebrate you. December and July are financial highs. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 40, 19, 3 and 16.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Yesterday Neptune, the planet of dreams, came to a grinding halt in the sky with the croaking, creaking, slow-screeching drama of a gigantic ship changing direction in a vast ocean. It seems to take forever. But slowly, as the turnaround happens for this vessel floating through the etheric sea, you may feel as though each day brings with it a slightly different and better quality of illumination. The dreamscape has been shrouded in fog for so long now that most of us have forgotten the clarity that once accompanied our aspirations. The vividness of our original vision will return, or something even better will take its place. New resources and features will emerge from the dim shadows. We’ll see what is actionable, practical and useful. And perhaps most importantly, we’ll understand at a very basic level why we are driven to do the things we are driven to do.

This week also marks the end of this year’s Scorpio solar cycle. So what truth did you get to in the past weeks that you can carry forward with you into the adventure that Sagittarius sunlight is bound to bring? The answer to this question is highly personal, specific and key to your future success.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: As a 6-year-old, she stole hearts singing “Over the Rainbow” on “Britain’s Got Talent,” earning the approval of Simon Cowell. Now a teen with a dream, Connie Talbot regularly posts performances on YouTube, keeping fans engaged in her journey. Her moon in hardworking Virgo suggests that this Scorpio has what it takes to master whatever discipline she applies herself to.

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