Horoscopes: Friday, December 15, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The person you imagine you admired someone to be and the person that someone actually is ... well, of course they can't be one in the same - unless you're a fiction writer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This conflict embodies the same source of all conflicts. Both sides believe they are doing what's best; they just have drastically different ideas and definitions of what that entails.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Think about the problem as if it were your own. Of course, solving problems that aren't yours always comes with the added problem of getting others to adopt your solution.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Accepting someone's story is often a matter of convenience over plausibility. We all believe what we'd rather believe. Remember this, because you'll be in a position to spread the truth.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The good thing about your cosmic mindset is that it limits the amount of time you're willing to spend on trivial, personal minutia. There are much, much bigger things with which to concern yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When good taste prevents a person from getting involved with good people, that's called snobbery. The division is bad for everyone. You'll fight this in yourself and you'll call it out in others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you're not sure what to do next, a small voice inside you will chime in: "Is this really what the world needs now?" Your focus on what's missing in the world (instead of what's missing in you) will light the way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Loved ones don't always agree on how to get things done, but today you'll at least agree on the goal. Focus on this and unify your efforts. You'll prevail on the collective strength of the group.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Purge your stuff and your soul gets purged, too. Release the old; let go of the tired; get rid of the rubbish. It will help you take advantage of opportunities that will come with next week's new moon.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Sleep is what you long for when the alarm clock goes off in the morning and yet still resist in the wee hours of a fun night. For optimum health and vitality, guard your sleep this weekend.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When the environment is neat and orderly, you feel that all is right with the world. It's why you'll work so hard today to straighten things up and organize what you have.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The mirror isn't enchanted; the tomb isn't cursed; the artifacts don't come with power beyond what they're given. But some things really ought to be given power. Make a thing sacred. Do this by giving it sacred attention.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 15). Your unsinkable attitude is what will make this a remarkable year. Setbacks will happen, and you'll keep bobbing back up and moving forward. Gorgeous additions to your environment happen in early 2018. A twist in your professional world will allow for a fresh approach to finance. Aquarius and Taurus adore you. Lucky numbers: 5, 44, 48, 30, 12.