Horoscopes: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's all temporary - the mood, the circumstance, the things you want out of this... and yet, it matters. You'll feel as though you're defining yourself with the action you take.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be looking for ways to do more and need less and you'll find them. There's magic in this pursuit. It will also be addicting, especially doing things for others.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've often had the impression the game is rigged. Today that suspicion comes around again, although this time it seems to be rigged in your favor.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Whether it's emotional or actual baggage, you'll be less effective trying to dead- lift it on your own. You can handle much more weight with a little strategy. Can it be leveraged?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). An ordeal can be an adventure and vice versa, and today they'll be one and the same. It's easier to approach it brightly when there's someone to impress.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Trial and error is the only way to learn this complex thing you've taken on. Sure, the theoretical knowledge will help, but it can only take you so far. You'll advance through your mistakes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're great at slipping into the mind-set that will serve the moment best. This is a talent in and of itself - a sign of emotional genius, really - and you'll be able to trade on it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's not important that they know everything you mean. In fact, it's better that they don't. As people fill in the blanks with their own story, they connect with you. Mysteries are opportunities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What stands alone? Nothing and no one. Life here is about groups. Organisms, tribes, cultures... from bacteria to trees to animals and people, it's all working together.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's not one bad thing on your to-do list today. You could take pleasure in every activity. The thing is, there are so many of them, and most of them rather pressing. You can do this!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your day-to-day is slowly morphing into a different pattern. Your style is changing, too. But your values will stay the same. Like a developing child, you will fulfill the potential of what you always were.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Kindness and self-respect are at the center of your decision to step up and own your actions when they're great and when they're not. We're all just learning and in need of both encouragement and correction.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 19). In the next 10 weeks, luck, attitude and ability intersect in the perfect convergence to bring you money. Your excitement over an idea will be the defining factor - your idea of another person, or of the future, or of humanity in general. What/whom you take care of will reward you enormously in the spring. Aquarius and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 5, 22, 28 and 31.