Horoscopes: Monday, December 11, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some make it easier for you to be your best possible self. Others seem to bring out your worst. Those who share, resonate with or encourage your best qualities are the ones to keep close now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're usually at least a little funny because people unite in humor; it spreads goodwill and cheer in the world. Today you'll turn it up to "a lot" funny.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You might not always have the right thing to say, but you always reach for it in hopes it will drive your efforts to help. Today those efforts will pay off.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). While you slept last night, your mind and body refreshed themselves. You were changed in some positive way and you'll get proof of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People around you will act unpredictably - and you're usually so good at figuring out what happens next! Their mysterious actions will be far less so once you uncover their mysterious reasons.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your productive mind-set is as sunny and positive as it is organized and aimed at a goal. If you don't know the purpose behind the goal, the whole thing will fall apart. So get clear on your "why" first.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have to live it before you can teach it. Knowing this, you'll bone up on the skill needed for a task you want someone in your charge to be able to execute.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's as if you barely have time to do the things already on your schedule, yet if you add one more, things will magically fall in line. So don't be afraid to say yes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ask any mountain peak; it's lonely at the top! It's too bad, too, because there's good company up there for those either hardy enough to endure the climb or as lighthearted as the clouds who visit regularly.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be a difference between what's cool and what's practical. You'll have to make a choice. Actually, you'll be OK either way, even though you'll have a much different experience depending on which way you go.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You know yourself, but you still don't know everything about how you're wired. You might be surprised by which button turns on the lights, turns up the warmth, makes the entertainment start... and which button calls out for help.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you make a commitment, you give yourself over to the work, as well as to the responsibility of collecting the agreed-upon compensation. That's part of it not to forget today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 11). Your interests combine perfectly with those of another this first season of your solar return, and together you'll weave a truly beautiful result. The energy of perfect blendship will carry over into many areas of your life. A hot pursuit in June will be like a cleansing fire. Ideas and profits come in August. Aquarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 42, 1, 9 and 24.