Weekly horoscope readings for each zodiac sign: December 17-23

Regina King, Capricorn.
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Thursday night is the winter solstice and the beginning of Capricorn season. When the Sun moves into the sign of discipline and accountability, you have the opportunity to take responsibility for your life. Even when others fail or disappoint, you can still live up to the high standards you set for yourself. Despite all the limitations and barriers you face, there is always room for joy. Then, late Friday night, Mercury retrograde moves from Capricorn into extroverted Sagittarius. Mistakes and miscommunication are inevitable when the communication planet is out of control, but if you can avoid getting defensive, they may prove to be funny, or even unexpectedly useful or productive. In the meantime, find your weekly horoscope for each zodiac sign below.

You understand – at least on an intellectual level – that the world is not fair, that hard work does not always pay off, and that good deeds often go unrewarded. This doesn’t mean you have to be happy about it. You want the satisfaction of knowing that you made a difference and that your efforts were not in vain. Finally, you will start seeing results this week. Projects you’ve been pouring your energy into may finally take off, and the people around you will take notice if they do. It may be difficult to get what you spent so long wishing for, but don’t overthink it. Just try to enjoy it.

Pursuing unattainable goals is a recipe for disappointment; You know this, so you try to remain practical and humble in your perceptions. If you avoid risking your heart or your ego, you can avoid getting hurt. The problem is that this creates its own problems. It is also a mistake to pursue ambitions that do not require you to stretch. This week, if you’re feeling discouraged or defeated, don’t respond by trying to make your life or dreams smaller. See what happens if you decide to want more for yourself, instead.

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You are more observant than most people. You pay attention to the world around you, actually listen to what others are saying, and know how to interpret all that information. You’re also skilled at ignoring what you don’t want to know: uncomfortable truths, other people’s red flags, and your own weaknesses. This week it is important not to turn a blind eye. The more honestly you can evaluate your life and relationships, the more you’ll be able to recognize what’s working (and what’s not) and know how to get what you need.

This week is likely to bring conflict, especially if you are already feeling angry or discontented. You will be keenly aware of any friction between you and people close to you, and small disagreements can quickly turn into heated arguments. Don’t run away at the first sign of stress. Avoiding this will only lead to embarrassment at best, and resentment at worst. Instead, if you face it head on and commit to working things out, you will find clarity and true understanding on the other side. There is nothing to be afraid of. You are strong enough to handle it.

Maybe you’ve been stuck in a rut lately: no inspiration, no momentum, and no one to help you make progress. In such moments, it is easy to imagine that there is something wrong with you, and that you urgently need to fix your mentality, your personality, and your life. But in reality, no one is constantly moving forward everyone the time. Our paths in life are not straight lines; They are winding and unpredictable. If you are currently going through a period of slow or even backward movement, know that it will not last forever. Don’t put pressure on yourself. You’ll find your way back soon, as long as you keep working your way out of the mess you’re in.

You have a tendency to underestimate your need for creativity and self-expression. As long as there are tasks to complete, bills to pay, and people depending on you, everything else seems self-indulgent. While it is true that enjoying pleasure cannot be so everyone What matters to you in life, do not underestimate the value of doing what brings you happiness. You are not here on Earth just to serve others. You deserve to take your happiness seriously. Do not neglect your responsibilities towards others this week, but make some time to do what you want You Wants.

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Any existing fractures in your relationships with family or friends who have known you since you were young have likely been compounded recently. You’re starting to feel out of place, questioning what you thought you knew. You’ve felt unstable and unsure of where you belong, and may have been pressured to sweep problems under the rug or deny your true self for the sake of fitting in. However, you have an opportunity this week to rebuild the connections that matter to you. You can stay true to yourself while still holding space for love.

Your instincts about people are usually subtle, so you don’t need much time to form an opinion. Often, from the first conversation, you can tell how you will get along with someone. But just because you tend to be right about others doesn’t mean your judgment is infallible. This week, be open to surprises. It is possible to form a relationship with someone who initially seems boring, strange, or simply not your type. Give people a chance to change your mind, and they may do so.

It’s important to challenge yourself: to learn new skills, try different approaches instead of the usual ones, and test your limits. However, sometimes pushing yourself makes life unnecessarily difficult. This week, don’t write off the ordinary. There is value in playing to your strengths and doing what comes naturally. You don’t have to choose the path of least resistance (as much as your inner critic may try to convince you otherwise), and it can certainly be effective.

Although you are usually brave and confident, you have struggled with doubts lately. An unexpected setback may have shaken your self-confidence, or interpersonal conflict may throw you off balance. Perhaps you have been reevaluating your long-held goals. You felt uncharacteristically helpless, too busy thinking and worrying to get out and take action. Finally, this week, the gloom will lift. This does not mean that all your problems will disappear, but that is just how it will feel You Once again: confident in yourself and your abilities, and ready to go out and face the world with courage.

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This week, you may be feeling a little down. Whether you’re sad or stressed, your energy and motivation are depleted. You could Try to fight fatigue, work through it – and depending on the demands of your job or family, you may have no other choice – but if possible, the best thing you can do is rest. If your body is telling you it’s time for a break, listen to it. Don’t kid yourself that you just need to try harder, or that you first need to “earn” the rest. You have human needs, take care of them.

You are much harder on yourself than anyone else realizes. Although you tend to let others off the hook easily, you are often willing to accept blame (from others and from yourself) for things that are not your fault. Sometimes you are convinced that you are an empath, others are convinced that everything bad in the world is real He isIn a way, it’s your responsibility. Neither is true, so your challenge this week is to stop. Accept criticism when it’s deserved, and work to make amends, but stop blaming yourself for things beyond your control.

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