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Your weekly horoscope December 18-24, 2023

Here's what's in store for your zodiac sign this week.

Sultry Venus smouldering into intense and stubborn mode, while impatient Mars is in just-do-it mood suggests a tug of war on earth this week. The good news? Patience and the determination to find workable solutions are also supported, but we’ll need to exercise our flexibility muscles. Here’s your weekly horoscope December 18-24, 2023.

Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21

As the end of year countdown gets a dramatic uptick, this week’s cosmic constellation advises looking before you leap and pausing before you speak. Being guided by the strength, patience and determination of the current Venus and Mercury placements to iron out this week’s wrinkles gracefully, without haste or energy waste.  

Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20

 The universe doesn’t provide what you want, it gives you what you expect, so avoid the malaise of negative thinking this week. If you’re not getting the results you anticipated, are you putting too much pressure on those around you? Or yourself? Mercury suggests adjusting expectations could be your key. 

Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19

Outer planets, like your ruler Uranus, exert collective energies, so we experience their transits at a social level. Which currently concerns changes in your approach to end of year spending: on food, catering and the kind of gifts you buy. What will their end result be for the planet?  

Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20

Neptune heading forward in Pisces after its five-month hibernation throws open the windows of your imagination, and you find your flow again.  As the mists lift and you see new possibilities, practical Saturn begins the patient process of turning those Piscean dreams that survive scrutiny into reality.

Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21

Your boss planet Mars in the easy, breezy fellow fire sign known for its unvarnished honesty has a habit of unleashing your no-frills full-forwardness. So best remember this week that the truth is relative, and people won’t want to handle what might not be true for them.

Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21

Venus in the opposite and complementary sign to Taurus on the astro-wheel is persuasive and determined, helping you stay focussed without getting distracted. As seasonal stresses escalate it’s easy to get others offside, so channel your prima planet in Morticia Addams mode to disarm with wit and charm.

Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22

If incendiary Mars causes a clash of agendas this week, you’ll get better results by erring on the side of caution in your responses. And as the economy contracts, Mercury in its most organized, efficient and cost-effective position is suggesting a less-is-more approach to festive spending. 

Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23

The two planets of enchantment, Venus and Neptune in sensual fellow water signs say forget the spending frenzy, the shopping till you’re dropping, the festive menus, the holiday arrangements, the never ending to-do list, and just enjoy treating your loved ones with extra TLC, thoughtful treats, unexpected pleasures.

Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23

December’s energetics are intense, and its pressure cooker energy combustive, so if end of year issues with this week’s problaholics reach critical flashpoint, your large, in-charge majesties need to amp up your charm and creativity, focus on what there is to celebrate and maintain a frisky fiesta mindset.

Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23

Complicated or unclear arrangements can cause serious fault lines this month, so your natural genius for elegant problem-solving and keeping things simple are gifts to this week’s seasonal proceedings as long as you rein in a not unreasonable, but strongly contraindicated, tendency to micromanage.

Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23

Your prima planet Venus leaving Libra’s people-pleasing sign is your cue to lavish yourself with some of that love you extend to others. Take all the precious you-time you need to recalibrate your personal compass for the weeks ahead. Sure, we’re not up to new year yet, but Venus says start now.

Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22

Scorpios score this month’s best celestial present, which is magnetic Venus in your all or nothing sign printing you a season pass to gracefully bow out of ho-hum obligations that aren’t lighting your fire, in favour of something more creative and enjoyable. Hmmm, now what might that be?

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