Horoscope for Dec. 17, 2011
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Because you will likely be dealing with some extravagant urges, it's best not to go shopping. If you do anyway, restrict your purchases to small cash sales.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Being your own person and doing everything independently has its merits, but not if it makes you aloof and unfriendly. Accept interruptions graciously.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- If you think you're a loser, it generally has a way of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. You should guard against a tendency to anticipate negative outcomes.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A crafty acquaintance who's an expert at manipulating the generosity of others might single you out. Be on guard and don't fall prey to any sob story or duplicitous shenanigans.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you hope to achieve your objectives, it's important to plan all your moves in advance, even those you think of as small beer. When all is said and done, you'll come out ahead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Having self-doubts and being cautious are not one and the same, so don't make the mistake of confusing the two. Tread warily, but also harbor high hopes in your heart.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Usually you operate exceptionally well in all partnership situations, but this might not be the case for you currently. Try going it alone; you may not need to team up with anybody.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take care about how you react to pressure, because coming unglued can easily impair your good judgment. A cool head is needed in order to make sensible moves or decisions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Be mindful of the fact that whatever chores you neglect will eventually have to be done. Chances are the tasks will only become harder and more distasteful with time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's never a good time to take a big financial gamble without knowing the odds. If you act on something with scant information, you'll likely come a cropper.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If you and your mate can't resolve a disagreement, sleep on it instead of turning to others for their advice. The more people involved, the worse the matter could become.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Even if you think you have some constructive suggestions to offer, this is one of the worst days to be openly critical about others. Keep your thoughts to yourself.