By EUGENIA LAST
ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you offer help to someone on the 18th and 19th, don't expect anything in return. Don't get caught up in the moment and overspend on something unnecessary; spend your money wisely. An unexpected move on the 20th, 21st and 22nd will position you well for the future. Look over your personal paperwork to find a way to save on taxes or to cut corners. Don't let a partner limit your choices. If you see a window of opportunity, take it. You can be original and practical at the same time. If you lay your cards on the table and speak from the heart on the 23rd and 24th, you will receive something extra. You can clear up uncertainty quickly with a kind gesture.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Talk less and do more on the 18th and 19th; you will get results and make a good impression. Socializing with peers or people who share your beliefs and interests will lead to greater opportunities. Keep busy on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. It's important to get all the little things done to avoid upsetting a personal or business partner. Overreacting will lead to a misunderstanding that can disrupt the festive season. Be willing to compromise, as well as do your share. Sticking to your budget will ease stress on the 23rd and 24th as you tie up loose ends and see exactly where you stand financially as the year comes to a close. Set new financial goals.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Actions you take on the 18th and 19th to enhance your personal and professional reputation will show results quickly if you join in festivities with family or colleagues or if you mix business with pleasure. Taking a responsible position on the 20th, 21st and 22nd, while at the same time suggesting something unique, will help you bridge the gap between what's being offered and what you need to get to move forward. You have the potential to end the year on a high note if you can come to an arrangement now. Mix and mingle on the 23rd and 24th and discuss your thoughts and plans with plenty of confidence.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't let anyone talk you into spending more than you can afford on the 18th and 19th. You have to stick to your budget, regardless of what others want or expect from you. Financial stress will hurt you emotionally and physically. Be honest with everyone, including yourself, on the 20th, 21st and 22nd and you will ease any pressure being put on you. Your indecisiveness leads people to believe that you can be manipulated. Show your strength by setting your own criteria; you will change the way others treat you. A friendly gesture on the 23rd and 24th will pay off. Don't let the changes going on around you cause unwarranted worry.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Socialize, fix up your digs and prepare for the festive season on the 18th and 19th but, most of all, take care of year-end deadlines. A little creative accounting or changes you make to your residence will pay off. Expect to face some emotional setbacks on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Don't let someone who is worked up and stressed out upset you. Focus more on getting out and enjoying the company of people who are just as positive and forward-thinking as you are. Love is on the rise, and your charm will win favours and attract attention. You can expect any change you face on the 23rd and 24th to be in your favour. A change of scenery will lift your spirits.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Expect to travel to take care of a person or responsibility that doesn't really belong to you on the 18th and 19th. What you do over and above the call of duty will make a lasting impression. Don't skirt important issues on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. You have to be blunt with regard to your feelings and what you will and will not do on someone else's behalf. Your strength and courage will be respected in the end. Stick to whatever works best for you. You'll enjoy the company of new and old friends on the 23rd and 24th. Plan to travel, to socialize, to relax and to share intimate moments with the people you find most interesting and beneficial to be around.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You'll be torn between what you are expected to do and what you want to do on the 18th and 19th. Try to organize your time accordingly so that you can take care of business and enjoy the festivities going on around you. Spruce up your home on the 20th, 21st and 22nd so that you are prepared for any guests who drop by. A financial concern will surface if you haven't been keeping your personal books up to date. Do what you can to complete any paperwork that needs to be tended to before the end of the year. Friends, family and neighbours will brighten your outlook on the 23rd and 24th. Someone you love will surprise you with a very special and unexpected offering.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep a secret on the 18th and 19th and you will double the excitement when the time comes to reveal what you have been hiding. What you do to help someone will in turn help you professionally. Your emotions will be close to the surface on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Take advantage of an opportunity to venture down memory lane with someone you've known a long time. Your past will help you put the present and the future in perspective. A little hustle regarding a job that needs to be done will show someone how capable and responsible you are. A pending financial situation must be handled carefully on the 23rd and 24th. Don't leave yourself short at month's end.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pay close attention to detail on the 18th and 19th when working on a project that needs to be completed before you break for the festive season. Your reputation will depend on the way you handle what needs to be done. You'll get a false impression of someone or something on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Don't believe everything you hear. Do your own research before you consider spending on something that may not live up to your expectations. Ask questions if you have doubts. A change of pace and surroundings will do you good on the 23rd and 24th. Good fortune is apparent, and plenty of little extras will be heading in your direction. Enjoy the festivities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't take on too much on the 18th and 19th or you will fall short of your goals. Someone will dump additional responsibilities on you that will cause added stress. Don't let your uncertainty show. Be direct, and be prepared to say no. Show your interest in someone or something on the 20th, 21st and 22nd that can lead to greater advancement or a financial gain. What you can contribute will give you ample say in how to move forward. Don't neglect your personal responsibilities because you are tied up with business. Getting together with friends, relatives or neighbours on the 23rd and 24th will lead to interesting talks about the economy, as well as innovative opportunities.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll find ways to stretch your budget on the 18th and 19th. Cutting corners and bargain hunting will help you stay within your means. A change in how you earn your living will turn out to be a positive experience with plenty of potential. Don't let an emotional situation get blown out of proportion on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. Do whatever it takes to cordially and quickly solve a problem you face. Use your charm to get the people around you to pitch in and do things for you. Observe what's going on around you on the 23rd and 24th and do what you feel will help the most. Your insightful way of handling matters will make a positive impression.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A gesture of friendliness on the 18th and 19th may have ulterior motives attached to it. Follow your gut feeling to avoid making a costly error. You have enough to do without taking on someone else's chores. Getting together with someone from your past on the 20th, 21st and 22nd will awaken you to an idea you had long forgotten about. Consider how you can update and incorporate your idea into future goals. Avoid overindulgence; you need a clear head to get things done properly. Take a moment on the 23rd and 24th to thank those you have worked with, and for, this past year. Your gesture will be appreciated and will lead to a better future.