Horoscopes: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). All the glory will go to the one who got into the mess of it and started racking up the mishaps, lessons and successes. So don't worry about it being too late. It's as good a start time as any.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Rumors travel in exciting ways. Usually they fly. Sometimes they leak. Rumors never plod along. What plods along isn't juicy enough to be considered a rumor, nor will it qualify as news.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You would rather come up with a successful plan than have one presented to you. You would rather solve a problem then memorize the solutions of others. Learning is a process, not an answer.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You won't really find the time to work on the things you want to work on, but if you make the time - carve it out, declare it, keep it sacred - then you'll have just as much as you willfully dedicated to the pursuit.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Remember the times when your thoughts, plus time and effort, resulted in altered reality, materialization and transformation? Today those thoughts will be harder to rein in, but you must, because thoughts become things.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Don't worry about how to do it. You're smart. The "how" won't be a problem once you get the truly important questions answered, the top one is "Why?"

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The easy road will be uneventful and boring, so choose something with more texture and pitch to it, though not so challenging as to cause you to become stuck or disheartened. Some difficulties are more desirable than others.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Inventing yourself is easier than reinventing yourself. Once people have an idea about you, it's difficult to overwrite that. New people will accept what you show them; have fun with this.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even though you come into the world with a certain framework, much of your story is a co-creation between you and the outside world. Never forget your free will. Exercise it today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A relationship will get on your nerves if you let it. No one is trying to irritate the other, but there are sticking points - friction that comes up again and again until resistance is rubbed away.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Gossip is dangerous. Steer clear. Make your mind up about people based on your experience, not what you hear. People poison your judgment with opinions.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In your current ambitious mood you believe that if it's not getting better, it's getting worse. That's why yours is a path of constant improvement and study, which will be easily accommodated with the free resources you find today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 20). You're just beginning to get comfortable with being more powerful. Deals go down next month, and you bring on the new year with confidence and cash. You'll be swept into a loved one's world in March. A job will have you trying out an alter ego. Love and lifestyle improvements busy you in the spring. Scorpio and Cancer adore you. Lucky numbers: 30, 2, 22, 13, 40.