DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Powerful personalities are pushing hard to reach their objectives right now, and you may find yourself caught up in a battle to attain someone else's goal. Think hard before letting yourself be enlisted. Focus on what you want to accomplish, and if it doesn't align with what this person is suggesting, then go ahead and say, 'thanks but no thanks.' You have to put all your energy into your own life and your own dreams. Let others do the same for themselves.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Sometimes when someone's behavior rubs you the wrong way, the friction can be terrifically stimulating! Seek out contrary opinions today -- for instance, talk Hollywood with the friend who loves that actor who really annoys you. Or sing the praises of your favorite sports team to a fan of its chief rival. You might even bring up the touchy subject of politics if you're feeling particularly feisty. This day of fun conflict will keep you laughing, and keep you learning.
CHRISTMAS TREATS & RECIPES YOU HAVE TO TRY
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: It isn't hard to hold on to your morals and ideals when you have great people supporting every step you take. Rally your dearest friends today and do something fun. Remind yourself how lucky you are to have these people in your life -- doing so will enable all these people to realize how lucky they are to have you in their lives! Do not concern yourself with solving major problems or disputes today. Just live and let live.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: It's time for you to throw yourself for a loop -- keep an eye out for innovative thinking, and let yourself change your mind about what you want to do. You might surprise the people around you, but surprising yourself is the primary goal today. You are an independent thinker -- and to stay an independent thinker, you have to have the courage to alter your ideas from time to time. This isn't about being inconsistent. It's about having an open mind and doing what is right.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Every relationship you have is a partnership of one kind or another -- and in every partnership, there's a balance of power to be considered. Today you will be especially aware of these power issues, although there will not necessarily be any type of battle. Just understanding the give and take of every exchange you have with someone will help prepare you for potential clashes. The more prepared you are, the shorter these future conflicts will be.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: The best lesson you learn today will not be found in the same old place. You are going to have to move outside your comfort zone (as far as you can) in order to get the nutritious input that your brain is hungry for. Experimentation is the key to keeping yourself sharp right now, so branch out and try out a few new tricks. Through trial and error, you will eventually perfect your technique and establish a whole new best practice.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Today you will have a good time just shooting the breeze and relaxing with your friends, so try not to let your plans for the day get too ambitious. Having too much to do will leave you feeling more frustrated than challenged. Slow down your pace, and take advantage of the fact that you're getting along so well with other people. Surround yourself with friendly faces. It's time to get social and start building some new relationships!
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Sometimes, unexpected outbursts inspire the best ideas, so try not to edit yourself today. Say what you feel, as soon as you feel it! It's time to liberate your mind and free your tongue to say whatever enters your mind. Sure, this type of uninhibited communication might cause you to put your foot in your mouth every once in a while, but who cares? More often than not, you will add value to the conversation -- or at least a few laughs.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Is there a friend whom you've been overlooking a bit lately? If pangs of guilt attack you every time you see this person's name on your cell phone or in your email inbox, reach out to her or him today. Don't let your bad feelings about neglecting this friend cause even more neglect. Friendships are about commitment, but you haven't really fallen short on your end of the deal (although you might be coming close). Schedule a fun get-together today.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: A gift you receive today will require that you call on your gracious manners (and a bit of acting skill). This generous present might not be quite your style, but maybe it'll help you expand your tastes. Give it the old college try for a while, and see if you can integrate it into your life. Above all, remember that it's the thought that counts. And you can help this person make better gift choices in the future by being more communicative about your likes, dislikes, and interests.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Share your free time with as many different people as you can today, and get some juicy conversations going. The more people you talk to, the better your chances are of inspiring someone and creating some really positive changes in the world around you. Plus, the more you mix it up with new people, the more enlightened you will feel by the end of the day. Even if all you learned was some idle gossip, at least you will have something new to ponder.
DAILY HOROSCOPE • DEC 15, 2018: Quantity is more important than quality when it comes to helping people right now. So instead of dropping everything to help a friend in a romantic crisis, set aside a chunk of your free time to do some volunteer work that will help many people. And while you're at it, write a (slightly) painfully large check to your favorite charity. Spread your philanthropic urges wide. (Your friend will be just fine without your help.)