Horoscopes: Saturday, December 9, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The first rule of professionalism is not to ask others to do your work. The second rule is to adhere to the training manual. If you weren't trained, it's not your fault, but the true professional finds a way to get trained nonetheless.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You agreed. You checked the box. That box included limitations that you will definitely outgrow and push against in time - as well as limitations that you are better off respecting. Knowing the difference, that's the thing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As you mix into the crowd, you'll be with all manner and types of people, most melding with your goodwill and positive intention; some, not so much. Just remember that all rudeness is essentially weakness or ignorance.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're not looking to blame anyone, though neither would you mind if someone else would step in and take responsibility for what's going on. It could actually happen... miracle of miracles!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Avoid matters of religion and politics in polite company. Extend the taboo-topics list to finance, health, fashion, taste preferences in general and basically anything that highlights differences of opinion, ideology or belief.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've trepidation about tackling the events of the day, but that won't stop you. The upside of being afraid is an adrenaline rush - just what you need to take courage in the face of fear.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll use the past to reference where you are. That's the proper use of it, after all. To use it as a refuge would make you smaller. To use it as your glory would deny the excitement that is to come.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some say it isn't right to change the goal. Some say it signals weakness or failure. But not all goals are worthy. A worthy goal is the water that raises all ships.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your success today will depend on your ability to compartmentalize and manage your emotions, including the very subtle, almost non-emotion of boredom.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's not that everyone wants or needs to be included in the shenanigans; it's just that everyone wants to feel invited. Handle the invites in a highly inclusive manner and you'll be a social success.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's something new on the horizon that will not fully rise if not for your input. You can't imagine how important you are to this right now, but hopefully you won't doubt it, either.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Shakespeare suggested, "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." In his time, three hours (without a cellphone!) must have been excruciating. However, he has a point. And you'll earn many points for a timely arrival.