Horoscopes: Thursday, December 21, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). No one wants to feel indebted, and yet it's a quick way to be in a tight relationship. People need to feel helpful. An indebted person is fulfilling that need. Whichever side of the equation you're on, know that you're fulfilling a need.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Because you come by your gift of empathy honestly, you might assume it's easy for anyone to put himself in the shoes of another. Not so. Set an example for others and eventually they will follow.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Those who have nothing will be called on to show their patience, work ethic and perseverance. Those who have everything will be called on to show their grace, kindness and humility.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When the other person seems compelled to give more and more, it may be a kind of power struggle. The person who gives more has the upper hand. Step back and assess the dynamics.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The current dilemma is about understanding the nature of love. Ask your heart who is on your side and it may not echo the names you expected.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's one of those times when responsibilities bunch up on you, the schedule gets crowded, and you wonder why you agreed to so much. You can and will relieve your own stress by doing the things that feel right and good to you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). They say, "Own the room," and yet how many owners can said "room" really have? Some "rooms" aren't worth owning. Look around to determine how much you should invest in this ego circus.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll do what millions of others do and still feel you're contributing something different. The world needs you to keep being your unique self.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It makes sense that found things are often in the same place as lost things, and commonly these losses and gains occur in the intersections of life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Pen and paper are still among the coolest tools technology has brought us. The info and insights will come rapid-fire today, and you'll be wise to make notes as you go. Later you'll pass it on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If someone is talking behind your back, it means that the person is behind you and quite possibly beneath you. Jealous people are dangerous people.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be a thought leader today. This is quite a responsibility, but more than that, it's an opportunity for fun and creation. To inspire people toward a brighter and more interesting goal is to change the world.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 21). Augmented powers of attraction are the cosmic birthday gift that will improve your life in every way. The more creative you are with this, the grander your adventure becomes. A promise will be fulfilled in March. June brings a fortuitous merger. The special tools you acquire in the spring start a whole new venture. Pisces and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 19, 2, 22 and 33.