Horoscopes: Wednesday, Friday December 29, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Usually clouds gather before the storm, so the aware person knows when to duck for cover or get out an umbrella, as the case may be. You'll use the analogy in the realm of emotion today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know who gets angriest at the small things? Beings who are even smaller. You'll respect all and try not to judge things by scale.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It can be daunting to meet people in a broad context, but as the context gets narrower, people feel safer. While it's easier to relax around friends of friends than with the general public, today it will pay to search wider than that.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). While a dog's affection may not be conclusive evidence of a person's fine character it does feel wonderful to be unconditionally appreciated. Dogs aren't the only ones who will deliver thusly.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Today features different people, going at different paces, with different tolerance levels and definitions of "high pressure." You'll be as content as you are patient.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The good fortune will come from getting out and interacting. Tonight you may find yourself communicating differently with someone as you begin to sense this person's deepening affection.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Tending to your inner self is as essential to your existence as feeding yourself. Right now it's about paying greater attention to what you need, how you feel and, most importantly, what you have to give others.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's someone who's been thinking of you. In fact, yours is the first face that pops to mind in the morning and the last one that comes in clear at night. What do you wish for this person?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Mastering anger will be the advanced skill to work on. Danger and anger are only one letter apart. While it's healthy to express your feelings, anger should only be let out in a safe context. Anger also defuses with a delay.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're needed in new places. A group of people you're not too familiar with will readily accept you as one of their own. Don't over-commit your time.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Though it takes intelligence to know another person, it takes wisdom to know yourself. Wisdom often comes from mistakes, but not today. Today it comes from listening better.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are questions that those who prefer the bliss of ignorance just shouldn't ask. And anyway, you're starting to get information through osmosis, so maybe asking is unnecessary.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 29). It's like you and life are in a conversation. Sometimes it's deep; sometimes it's silly and totally off the rails. But it's a conversation you love either way. You'll be freed of a burden in the early part of your solar return. You'll make an impression with your style. The relationships you nurture will reward you richly. Leo and Capricorn adore you. Lucky numbers: 6, 3, 33, 38 and 13.