Horoscope for Dec. 24
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It might not be too important to you, but with all the commotion, minute mistakes can be made. Count your change when shopping and make sure you don’t forget to purchase small items.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Big things aren’t likely to disturb those around you, but little oversights might. Take extra care to make sure you lock your car door and wipe your feet before entering someone’s house.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be attentive when someone asks you to do something special, especially if it calls for you to get other people to help. You’ll need to get things straight before you can relay instructions to others.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — When doing some last-minute shopping, it might be best to stay away from the bargain counters, and avoid getting rejects. Make careful selections that’ll last.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — This can be an extremely productive day if you can keep kibitzers from peering over your shoulder, even if they are only trying to help. You need to do things your way, uninterrupted.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Guard what you say when you open your mouth. There’s a chance you could be so excited about your knowledge of someone else’s gift that you could spoil the surprise.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Financial trends could be a bit mercurial, in that you might receive a nice bonus only to spend it all on extra gifts or things you want but don’t need. Keep close tabs on how much you’re spending.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — In all of your excitement about what you plan to do for someone, don’t let any secrets slip out and ruin the fun. Keep mum, no matter how great the temptation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — In your desire to impress others, you might be tempted to reveal a surprise that you have the scoop on, but you would kick yourself if you spoiled it for another. Loose lips sink ships.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — An enthusiastic friend might want to include you in on a present s/he would like to give another, because it is too costly for one person to give — do so only if it fits into your budget.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Avoid seeking help from a person who may mean well but is rarely able to contribute anything of substance, especially regarding urgent matters. You’re better off doing it all on your own.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Proper timing could make something far better than leaving the effects up to chance. If you expose something prematurely, it could spoil the surprise and/or diminish its joy.
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