By EUGENIA LAST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Play it safe on the 12th and 13th. Too much can go wrong if you take a chance. You’ll face anger and opposition and get a bad rap for something you didn’t do or say if you aren’t careful. Limitations will set in on the 14th, 15th and 16th due to the circumstances and situations that have developed lately. You have to do your best to take care of yourself, your assets and your reputation. Now is not the time to overload your plate or to make impossible promises. Lay low and work quietly on projects that require little movement. You will be forced to face partnership problems on the 17th and 18th. An honest, precise approach to the way you feel and what your intentions are is necessary.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take on a difficult task on the 12th and 13th and prove once and for all that you can do the impossible. Your timing will be impeccable and decisions made now will bring the results you are looking for. Travel and communications are in a high cycle. Someone you must defer to is likely to slow you down on the 14th, 15th and 16th. Take on additional responsibilities if it will help you speed up the process or improve your reputation. Financial gains are apparent if you review your personal investments and make amendments before year’s end. Don’t be fooled by a fast-talking salesperson on the 17th and 18th. Size up what the item is worth and barter.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Go easy on the promises. If you are too accommodating, you will be taken advantage of and end up doing jobs that don’t belong to you on the 12th and 13th for very little compensation. Limitation and frustration will result on the 14th, 15th and 16th due to last-minute changes or someone letting you down. Be prepared to move forward on your own and you will bypass some of the anguish that results when you are disappointed. Focus on a hobby or project you enjoy doing on the 17th and 18th and you will achieve something worthwhile. The less time you have to deal with demanding people, the better it will be for you and the more you will get done that’s important to you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Good things are heading your way on the 12th and 13th. Strive to do your best both at work and at home and you will begin to receive the rewards you deserve. Don’t let the good intentions you have on the 14th, 15th and 16th lead to a no-win situation. It’s fine to offer help but making impossible promises will hurt your reputation. The alterations you make at home should enhance your relationship with friends, relatives and your lover. Love and romance should be at the top of your list on the 17th and 18th. Someone you work with may try to get you to put in extra hours but don’t jeopardize the social arrangements you’ve been planning for some time.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let problems at home escalate on the 12th and 13th. Take care of whatever responsibilities you are given and compromise if you must in order to keep the peace. Make plans to get out with friends once you’ve taken care of all your responsibilities. A short trip or attending an industry party on the 14th, 15th and 16th will help you share your thoughts and ideas and put you in good standing with the people you encounter who can help you advance. Emotional deception is likely to cause some unsettling circumstances with a partner you must deal with on the 17th and 18th. Be very careful how you handle delicate topics and the people you are close to.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Tie up loose ends on the 12th and 13th. Take a look at your important papers and do any follow-up that’s required before the year comes to a close. You want to end the year free of debt and obligations if at all possible. Do whatever it takes to beautify your home on the 14th, 15th and 16th or plan to make a move or visit a place that makes you feel good about your surroundings and the people you will get to spend time with. You have some interesting proposals, gifts and offerings heading your way. Travel plans should be in the works on the 17th and 18th. A change of scenery will do you a world of good and get you thinking about making positive changes next year.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t get down on the 12th and 13th when you should be doing everything in your power to get things done and move forward. Embrace any challenge you face with courage and discipline and you will outsmart even your toughest competitor. Don’t let your emotions get the better of you on the 14th, 15th and 16th. It’s up to you to do whatever it takes to eliminate any problems that come up between friends, neighbours or siblings. Use your imagination and you will create a situation that works for everyone involved. Put time and effort into your home on the 17th and 18th. The more entertaining your place is, the more inviting it will be for the friends you enjoy seeing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can do just about anything you put your mind to on the 12th and 13th. Your creative awareness, coupled with your skills and experience, will put you way ahead of anyone who may be considering challenging you. Your hard work is about to pay off. Sign up for an event that interests you or get involved in activities that you can enjoy with friends or family on the 14th, 15th and 16th. You can leave a great impression if you contribute to a cause or offer your support and suggestions to someone in need. Don’t be afraid to express your true feelings on the 17th and 18th. You should be able to clear the air and free yourself of any burden that has been playing on your mind.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t go overboard trying to impress someone on the 12th and 13th. Overspending, overindulging and overdoing will all work against you in the end. A sudden change of plans will catch you by surprise. Spend time getting your home in order on the 14th, 15th and 16th. You need to be ready for year-end festivities as well as finishing projects that need to be in place before the year comes to a close. Don’t wait until the last minute or you’ll fall short of your goals. Someone you thought you could trust is likely to let you down or make last-minute changes that leave you in an awkward position on the 17th and 18th. Be ready to take matters into your own hands.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Revisit old ideas and goals on the 12th and 13th. People from your past will come to mind. Pick up the phone and reconnect. This is the perfect time of the year to share your thoughts, feelings and intentions. Don’t get upset about the responsibilities you feel you are being given unjustly on the 14th, 15th and 16th. Do what you can and you will receive something very special in return. Being a doer is much more effective than being a complainer. Your home and family must be put first on the 17th and 18th. A surprise you present will go over well and enhance your popularity. Something or someone from your past will make a difference to how you conduct yourself in the future.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Offer your help to those in need on the 12th and 13th. It’s what you do for others now that will count in the future. A favour you need may not be granted immediately but, when you need it most, it will be made available. Don’t let anyone take you for granted or put you in a vulnerable position on the 14th, 15th and 16th. Learn from past mistakes. Avoid people who have disappointed you or treated you poorly. Pick and choose your friends wisely and you will begin the New Year on the right foot. A service you can offer to people in need on the 17th and 18th will be recognized and turned into a profitable venture. Travel, communication and interaction will be a must.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get down to the nitty-gritty on the 12th and 13th when it comes to work and what’s expected of you before the year comes to a close. The further ahead you get, the less stressed you will feel. Don’t let your emotions stand in the way of your productivity. You may be questioned on the 14th, 15th and 16th regarding something you’ve been working toward. Only give the necessary information to protect your position and your rights. For now, less is more. You can get all sorts of tricky, last-minute problems out of the way on the 17th and 18th, allowing you greater freedom to enjoy end of year festivities and enable you to look forward to new adventures and possibilities.