Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of December 14-20

See what the universe has in store for you this week…

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November 22–December 21

The sun in Sagittarius is challenging Jupiter in your ambition angle, so you’ll be pushing yourself to get ahead this week. You can make considerable progress, but overconfidence may lead you to come on too strong with anyone who has authority over you, and overexuberance might cause you to set unreachable goals. If you can find the right balance, your energy and motivation will be assets. And if you’re thinking of decluttering, a few planetary configurations are favoring it, so you might opt to stay home and clean, organize and get rid of stuff. On the flipside, you could become fixated on a particular desire and end up splurging on impulse. So if you’re on a budget, stop to think. You also might be tempted to stray from what you think is good for you if an opportunity for romance or fun arises. Or you could be torn between staying in and going out or between selflessness and selfishness. This week’s tensions are fairly mild, so try to ride them out with a little flexibility and your trademark optimism.



December 22–January 19

Mercury in Capricorn is interacting with several other planets this week, highlighting your thoughts and words. First, Merc syncs with Neptune in your cognition-and-communication house, repeating the theme of thinking and talking. You should experience a nice flow of ideas and be able to express yourself without much effort. This combination helps you to connect with people and show kindness and empathy. Mercury’s meeting with Pluto can enable you to probe a subject thoroughly, but it can also intensify your speech, giving you a threatening tone. Resist talking about people and becoming obsessed with an unimportant or harmful matter. Use this mental energy to gain a deeper understanding of yourself or of something worth investigating. A Mercury-Uranus disagreement suggests that family, home life or unsettling emotions could distract you and fray your nerves. Be careful not to speak too hastily. A sun-Jupiter squabble creates tension between the need to unwind and reflect and the drive to expand your world and embrace the future. Socializing will feel relatively tension-free, so make a point of spending time with friends.



January 20–February 18

With the sun in your network sector battling Jupiter in your sharing house this week, you could end up imposing your will on others in an effort to get what you want or need from them. Be ready to take it down a notch if people aren’t as forthcoming as you’d like. Cooperation and compromise may be taxing, but they’ll alleviate friction. A Venus-Pluto alliance implies that solo research, behind-the-scenes work and focusing on finishing something up can boost your appeal with authority figures. You may need to adjust your attitude or your language, though, in order to make a good impression. Mercury and Pluto are aligning in your subliminal zone, prompting you to get in touch with what’s going on inside you. Plumbing the darkest depths of your subconscious — as unpleasant as that may sound — is called for now, but resist fixating on the past. You’re likely to keep things to yourself during this time, and yet you might blurt out something you shouldn’t, so stop and think about what you’re saying.



February 19–March 20

A sun-Jupiter clash spans your ambition and relationship angles this week, suggesting that your focus on goals could have an effect on a close connection. It’s also possible that your drive to shine could cause you to expect too much from another individual. Make sure that you’re not trying to get more than your due. Mercury in your network house is syncing with Neptune in Pisces, making communication with friends and groups relatively smooth and effortless. This is a good time for brainstorming and presenting your ideas to others. And it’s a great time for professional networking, since Mercury is also joining forces with powerful Pluto. So reach out to people who can enable you to reach your objectives. Researching a new goal and committing to a humanitarian cause are also favored. But be aware that your passion for something could lead you to dominate a group. And thanks to a Mercury-Uranus feud, differences in finances, values, priorities or confidence might cause a disagreement. Flexibility and a willingness to adjust your demands will help.



March 21–April 19

The sun in your exploration corner is sparring with Jupiter in your duties house this week, so your drive to broaden your horizons could be thwarted by everyday responsibilities and commitments. But your enthusiasm for travel, learning, new experiences and different people can fuel you to pack more into your schedule, and you might be able to find the energy to do it all. Just make sure you complete the essentials on your to-do list before you take on the world. Closeness, partnership and mutual support can help you to feel empowered, but an awkward angle between Venus and Uranus means you may need to temper your independent streak in order to share yourself with another person. Mercury in your ambition angle is also feuding with Uranus, so you might balk at the necessity of planning your career, formulating objectives, jumping through bureaucratic hoops or communicating with higher-ups. But if you can get yourself to focus and avoid power struggles, this is a good time to mull over a shift in your life direction and research a goal.



April 20–May 20

This week’s quarrel between the sun in your sharing corner and Jupiter in your fulfillment house hints that it may be difficult to achieve the right amount of togetherness in a close relationship. You could go overboard in expressing your individuality or trying to maximize romance or joy, and you may need to dial down your expectations of a particular connection. Your urge to be yourself with someone isn’t wrong, but you may need another outlet for your intensity if you don’t get the reception you’re after. Fortunately, Venus in your one-on-one angle is clicking with Pluto in your expansion zone, supplying you with the wherewithal to find common ground and get along with people. A Mercury-Pluto conference is prompting you to explore an unfamiliar subject in depth and learn as much as you can, but you run the risk of becoming fixated on one belief or opinion, so take a step back if you start sounding dogmatic. Conscious thoughts and unconscious impulses are likely to clash, making it extra important that you listen to what you’re saying.



May 21–June 20

Discord between the sun and Jupiter this week could spell a flare-up between you and another person. Your family or home life might conflict with a relationship, or your current quest for peace and comfort may affect your connection with someone. Focus on understanding what role you tend to play and what effect you have on others. What makes you feel secure or insecure in your relationships? Your ruler Mercury is joining forces with Pluto in your sharing sector, calling for you to dig into a research project, engage in a profound discussion or do some deep thinking. Your ability to focus intently on something could veer into obsession, so choose a subject that’s worth your time and energy, and avoid getting into a power struggle. Contemplating your life path would be more productive than trying to come to an agreement with other people, as you’re apt to diverge from groupthink now. Another possibility is that friends and socializing will simply distract you from what you’re focused on, leading you to be more scattered — or more open-minded.



June 21–July 22

When the sun squares off against Jupiter this week, the reality of your schedule, your energy level or your responsibilities will be subjected to the breadth and optimism of your mindset. The likeliest scenario is that you will take on a lot and attempt to do it all. Prioritize tasks, and try not to overcommit. Consider saying no to something if the costs outweigh the benefits. Conversations could get intense, since verbal Mercury is meeting up with powerful Pluto in your one-on-one angle. You might have a big talk with your significant other or a close friend about the relationship — particularly how it’s changing (or how they’re changing) and where it’s headed. Don’t concern yourself with getting the upper hand, and don’t be afraid of the truth. Be yourself and speak from the heart. But you may need to be careful how you speak to higher-ups, because Mercury is fighting with unpredictable Uranus in your authority angle. A dialogue with a peer, on the other hand, can help you find new ways to reach your goals.



July 23–August 22

Overspending is a danger this week, with your ruler the sun in your pleasure sector battling excessive Jupiter in your money house. So if you’re trying to save, you may need to keep your impulses in check. Differentiating between “need” and “want” will help you to manage your resources better. Your confidence is intersecting with your drive to express yourself and be happy, and you’re bound to take a big bite out of life now. With Mercury and Pluto coming together in your duties house, you’ll also need to concentrate intently on your job, health or to-do list sometime during the week. You’re capable of doing thorough mental work now, and obsession can lead to productivity, as long as you’re absorbed in something useful. Resist fixating on trivial details during this period. You’re likely to get distracted at some point, so take a break when you need it and relax at home or sneak in a quick getaway. Hopefully you can come back to what you were doing with a fresh perspective.



August 23–September 22

With the sun in your foundation angle sparring with Jupiter in your sign this week, part of you is inclined to seek the comforts of home and part of you is driven to venture out into the world. Some of your attention is directed inward, and you may find yourself reminiscing and reflecting more than usual. But Jupiter is pushing you into the future and inspiring you to break new ground. You’re grappling with a choice between safety and risk, and your family may play a role in this tension, either motivating you or holding you back. Be true to yourself, and do whatever best serves your growth. A Mercury-Pluto alliance in your love-and-happiness corner could spell romantic obsession, powerful creativity or perhaps some difficulty involving a child. An emotionally charged conversation is possible, or you may become completely immersed in a pleasurable mental activity. Because Mercury and Uranus are feuding, voicing your feelings might not lead to the closeness that you desire, and you may need to be patient and give someone space.



September 23–October 22

A disconnect between the sun in your cognition-and-communication sector and Jupiter in your subliminal zone this week suggests that your mindset and speech may run counter to your subconscious understanding of things. Rational thought could clash with intuition, or your spiritual inclinations may not mesh with your daily life very easily right now. Pay attention to what you’re saying, as your words are apt to be influenced by beliefs that are lingering beneath the surface. With Mercury and Pluto meeting up at the bottom of your chart, you may get into an intense conversation with a parent or obsess over a memory or a family or domestic problem. This is a good time to process dark emotions and work through old patterns in an effort to change. Mercury is quarreling with Uranus in your one-on-one angle though, so voicing your innermost thoughts can have an unexpected impact on a close connection. Allowing for change can help you to sustain a good relationship and help you to move on from a bad one.



October 23–November 21

Venus in Scorpio is syncing up with your ruler Pluto this week, intensifying your magnetism and deepening your interactions. Strong feelings and a focused mindset can make you extra persuasive. But with Mercury and Pluto joining forces, you might become obsessed with a particular subject or stuck in one train of thought. Investigate something you’re passionate about, as long as there’s no self-destructive downside to it. Curiosity can lead to profound answers, and you need to be sure you’re asking the right questions. Try to remain aware of the force behind your words if you get into a heavy discussion. A Mercury-Uranus disagreement implies that it won’t be easy to align your thinking and your work, and you might clash with a colleague. Be flexible if you encounter unexpected changes and problems. Also, the sun is sparring with Jupiter, which could pit your finances and resources against your aspirations and ideals — or your values and priorities against groupthink and squad goals. Push yourself to rise above a perceived conflict and aim as high as you can with what you’ve got.

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  1. Would it be possible to receive ongoing horoscopes? My husband (Pisces) & myself ( Aquarius) are finding solace in these readings. Marc is dying & is in the care of Hospice, here @ home
    .he is dying of mesothelioma, but our prayers are that we will be blesses w/many more moments, hours, days & evenweeks left w/one anothet.

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