Horoscopes: Saturday, December 23, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Just because you can read the signs doesn't mean you'll follow them. They seem to guide you on the conventional route. But that's not the only way. You'll be in the mood to explore.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The struggle is between you and you today. If you're too strict with yourself, you'll rebel and do nothing. So be gentle. You're doing much that's right.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The people around you may agree, but it's time to take your idea wider, keeping in mind that there are those who believe differently from you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Clear the air in these last days of the year so you can go into 2018 without baggage. Argue and persuade if you must, but negotiation and compromise serve best.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Regarding a rocky relationship: There's much that's possible, so don't give up unless you're unwilling to do things differently. Change can still happen.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're disarming, and you'll be in the perfect company to exercise your charms. Those who need to drop their defenses will be better for knowing you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you were a bird, you'd be a peacock. You have some colorful stuff to strut! And since birds of a feather flock together, you may be part of an impressive show.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll have to call up powers of diplomacy to deal with the group today. These guys aren't going to get along unless there's someone in the middle to buffer the conversation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Look on the bright side - but it's not the extreme positive. It's a light filtered through the clouds, trees, buildings and people of the real world.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have something on your mind. Yours is a strong intention. This is better for you now, as it leaves room to work with what others want.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some say you should master your thoughts to master your actions, but that doesn't always work. Your thoughts can be feral, but do things differently and they'll calm down.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Circumstances don't define you. They're opportunities. What defines you is always your reaction to these opportunities. Really good things can come out of less than ideal situations.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 22). Three weeks of luck will change your mind. Your needs are met but this only satisfies you if the ones around you are doing well too. You'll dedicate yourself to bringing up the whole group. This quest makes your life great - even magical. January brings an exciting discovery. Loved ones surprise and delight you. Virgo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 33, 37, 1 and 26.