Horoscopes by Holiday

By: Holiday Mathis

The moon and Neptune open windows of imagination. This time of year, it can be a challenge for some to use our imaginations hopefully. If the holiday blues strike, then remember that the shadows of the spirit can only occur because there's a light source nearby. Ask for the help necessary to move in the direction of levity and bright thoughts.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Anything and everything can be taken to extremes, including the smallest things. It's why you're very, very careful about what you get started these days. When in doubt, toe the straight clean line.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Something's not right in the setup. You can either go along with the program or raise your hand. "There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting." — Buddha

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Identity is more fluid and nuanced than most people think. But as the twins of the zodiac, you already understand that each person is often a subtly different person for every fresh situation.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Invisible cords entwine your soul with the soul of each person you love. Today, you can send and receive messages through these cords regardless of where the other person is in the world or beyond.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you're not entirely happy in every moment with where you are, in many ways the setting of the day will feel ideal. Windows sparkling with promise, decorated doors of opportunity, intrigue at every corner ... it's a good place.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your best guess is a good one but it's still not good enough to act on. A scientific approach is going to bother your teammates and slow down the action considerably. Oh, and it will also keep you from future regret.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just when you think you're doing better in a certain area it gets worse in another. Growth can be strange like this, but you can count on the fact that it's all building in a positive direction.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). On the one hand, you love yourself enough to get the things you want. On the other hand, this involves sacrifice and work you don't feel like doing. So be a good coach to yourself. That's what's needed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll experience luck so uncanny that your actions may seem to be guided by an invisible finger of fate. Don't waste this one — believe the impulse, act on it and follow through with next steps.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You hold the people around you to a certain standard, and then you hold yourself to another one that's much, much higher. This hardly seems fair, but it will work out for you and keep you from disappointment.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You might get nostalgic for the moment you're living right now. Love does this to you. You realize that you're in a very sweet, shared part of life passing through your fingers like a handful of sugar.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll become increasingly self-sufficient as this solar return progresses. A kindly stranger comes into the picture in early 2018 who can forward your interests.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 14). Your attuning with nature will be more than a hobby; it will be a path to physical vitality, better relationships and there may even be professional facets. There's a fun social development at the start of 2018 that will help your family. Travel in March; invest in April. Perks of friendship will enhance the summer. Aries and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 20, 1, 28 and 33.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "More on my girlfriend, the Scorpio Druid. I get the feeling she is making up the answers to a lot of the questions I've been asking her about being a druid. As you suggested, I did not laugh at any of what she said or treat it like a 'joke.' But is this whole druid thing real, or is it just something she's doing to seem different and mysterious? (I don't want to offend her by asking her that directly.) Will it wear off in a few years? She's only 22. I'm just curious because, if we married, I doubt that I would like our children to be raised druid." Signed, Your friend, the Taurus with a Scorpio druid girlfriend.

Druidism is recognized as an official religion in the United States, and is similarly recognized in the U.K. It is doubtful that your girlfriend's love of nature will wear off and she will likely believe certain aspects of nature to be sacred for her entire life. However, as a 22-year-old Scorpio, she is still somewhat impressionable and may align more strongly with different bits of culture — and more likely counterculture — for a relatively brief cycle of time. It may be premature to worry about the fate of your druid children.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Vanessa Hudgens is currently filming "Dog Days" about interconnected people in Los Angeles brought together by their lovable pets. Hudgens is a fiery Sagittarius, born under a Pisces moon. This is a moon astrologers see time and again in the charts of actors and artists as it lends powerful currents of empathy to draw the artist into the emotional landscape of others.

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