ASTROLOGY FOR WEEK BEGINNING DECEMBER 25, 2003

By Alice Price

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) You have a festive and joyous time with those dear to you. Trust your intuition and your thinking will be truly inspired to entertain and please everyone. Keep all promises and do your best not to become involved in arguments. You enjoy doing something different with a loved one. Partnership interests are happily accented when you meet others halfway. Try not to let things tempt you into overspending.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) You are the recipient of a secretóguard it well. A private talk inspires you but purely social conversations confuse you. Some of you will be facing extra child- raising duties. Take care not to misplace something you value as missing articles will not be found. A friend is too set in his ways and he/she is determined not to be happy. Do not let this spoil your good feelings about the holiday season.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Fight the urge to promise more than you can deliver. You buy a present for yourself. Last-minute shopping is fun and rewarding. You have a usual good feeling about the season and you and friends or a partner share fun times together. It is difficult for you to concentrate on the job and turn out a lot of superior work. Focus your attention on partnership interests as you and another can go far together.

PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) It will be easy to go overboard when partying, but you will overdo and be sorry later. What a friend tells you in confidence surprises you but donít let on you feel that way. You have a lot of extra responsibilities this week and you get them all taken care of easily. Remember to make important phone calls and keep in touch with distant family members. Take the lead in planning New Yearís special activities and entertainment.

ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 20) Make sure you follow through on your commitments even if it means you have to skip some chores at home. Others are counting on you to make the holidays bright, but be choosy about which social invitations you accept. Donít feel obligated to go places you would rather not go. You receive an unexpected invitation from someone who wants to get to know you better. You need to be in two places at once for the New Year.

TAURUS (Apr. 21 to May 21) Donít believe all the tall tales you hear this week. There will be some minor problems in communication because people do not understand what you are explaining to them. You get a nice surpriseóshow your appreciation. It will easy for you to overdo while you are celebrating. The stars bring you fun times in the company of friends. You need to be tactful and diplomatic with sensitive people, especially family members.

GEMINI (May 22 to Jun. 21) Either you or a partner is inclined to spend extravagantly. Make sure you follow through on promises made to others. You will be pleased with news that comes from a distance. You are in a fun-loving frame of mind but if you burn the candle at both ends you will be sorry. A super bargain at a sale is possible or your financial situation gets a boost. Donít be surprised if a dynamite business opportunity comes your way.

CANCER (Jun. 22 to Jul. 23) You have to cope with everyoneís changing moods, but Christmas Day will meet your expectations of gifts and love and goodwill. Take care that little things donít get in the way of harmony. You will be in an upbeat mood and confident about your future in the New Year. Focus your attention on personal goals. Agreements are easily reached and you will be successful in getting your ideas across to others. Communicate!

LEO (Jul. 24 to Aug. 22) Interruptions and distractions keep you from getting everything done that you plan to do. Try not to be too aggravated, especially when dealing with others. You get welcome news about a financial matter. Partners make important decisions. If you have no partner, wait until mid-January before acting on important matters. Spend time doing what YOU want to do on the holiday rather than what others do. Give yourself time alone.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 23) Do not try to mix business with pleasure and stay away from those who waste your time. In spite of the above, Christmas Day will be remembered as one of the nicest ones you ever had. Not only family harmony, but dealing with everyone goes well even though you have extra duties and feel pressured. At New Years there is a pleasant accent on group activities if you take care not to let little things upset you or overdo when socializing.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Home is not likely to be the center of activities because the travel bug has bitten you. If an in-law is involved, there is no strain. You catch up on what is going on and some offbeat entertainment is scheduled. Place the accent on being spontaneous. Kick up your heels and have fun in spur-of-the-moment activities. Spread enthusiasm wherever you go, but donít take on more than you can handle and donít go to extremes.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) There is a happy accent on love and you feel especially close to someone. What a boastful person has to say should be taken with a grain of salt. Unexpected news comes from a relative. You will both work and play hard this week and things will go very much your way. Do not be overly critical of a child. Instead, be patient and understanding with little ones who are overly excited. In the near future you will be traveling.

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