Horoscope today: Your daily guide for Friday, December 22, 2023

Read what the stars mean for you today, from Capricorn to Gemini
Shelley von Strunckel

Aries (March 20 – April 19)

True, the Sun’s now in the portion of your chart that accents planning, for the here and now, and equally for the future. While, as a fast-moving fire sign, you’ll be tempted to take action on the changes this triggers, think things through. Appealing as these are, there’s lots more yet to come.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

You don’t think of yourself as stubborn. Yet the insights you can see while dealing with recent setbacks, revealed the truth. You were so determined to do things your way that only when you give up, and asked for others’ guidance, did you realise how much that stubborn attitude was holding you back.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

This is one of those periods during which each day brings a combination of exiting ideas and unsettling changes. While you, as a quick-thinking Gemini have a range of options for dealing with these, others are struggling. If they ask for advice, tell them what you think. If not, for now, say nothing.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

For ages you’ve sidestepped even mentioning certain issues, mostly because of the reaction you’ve received in the past. This was so extreme that you assumed any talks would be as dramatic. However, time has passed and the mood of others has changed. Enough those feelings may no longer be reason for concern.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Few things are more annoying than finding you must reorganise, if not substantially rethink plans that took ages to set up. However, you’ve a choice. You can grumble about this or, instead, view this sudden change as an opportunity to add certain exciting ideas and events you missed first time around.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Certain people are good at shifting the blame for their approach to responsibilities to others. While you’ve noticed this, now that it’s you who’s being blamed, it’s another matter. The solution? Forget about Virgo logic. Be tough. Ensure others know this was their fault.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

While it’s true, there’s no sidestepping the confusion triggered by the retrograde Mercury, the process of untangling that confusion can be very informative. This isn’t just what you’re experiencing, invest time in talking over certain problems, and you’ll not only learn a lot, you’ll discover worthwhile solutions.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

For weeks you’ve managed to avoid mentioning certain matters. However, now that both the Sun and the retrograde Mercury are in the communication angle of your chart, these are bound to come out. And the resulting conversations will be astonishingly informative. Be bold. The more you discuss, the better.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If you’re feeling restless, it’s no surprise. The past few weeks have been focused on dealing with timely but challenging situations. Not only have you learnt a lot from these, in the process you’ve met interesting people, who’re likely to broaden your horizons. After the past weeks’ dramas, the timing couldn’t be better.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

As an earth sign, long ago you learnt that life is much easier if you stick to even unpleasant facts than tell others what they want to hear. This is especially the case now. Ironically, the tricky situations you describe will get others thinking and, better yet, lead to unexpectedly profitable discussions.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 17)

Every Full Moon brings both circumstances and feelings to a peak. While the actual Full Moon isn’t until Wednesday the 27th, the ups and downs you’re experiencing are calling your attention to the issues that need to be discussed and reviewed. Overwhelming as this seems, the sooner you begin, the better.

Pisces (February 18 – March 19)

If life is looking good at the moment and you’re feeling a sense of achievement, it’s no surprise. As the week began, the Sun challenged your ruler Neptune, triggering tensions and the resulting discussions. Challenging as these were at the time, it’s amazing how much you’ve learnt, discussed and dealt with.

If it's your birthday tomorrow...


As a Capricorn and a practical earth sign, you may be facing a challenge or learning something new, still, you begin with a plan. However, this birthday is about learning to trust your instincts. Be bold. Start by relying more on your feelings and less on your intellect. The results will be astonishing.


Success comes in many forms. It’s time to explore these, and in a range of settings. Some insights will appear suddenly, others because of the influence of those already living with this wisdom. Begin here. You’ll learn a lot and, even more, enjoy the process more than you imagined possible. DR more


As a practical Capricorn, you crave life’s touching moments, but are unsure what to do. The birthday link between Venus and intuitive Neptune aids you in reaching out to, and understanding others. The more time you invest in exploring such insights, the longer they’ll last, and the deeper they’ll go.

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