Daily Horoscope for Friday December 1, 2023

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December 1 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday December 1. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.

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Your daily horoscopes for Friday December 1, 2023

Aries Daily horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Roll up your sleeves, tie back your hair: It’s GO time in Ram-land! Today, mental Mercury parades into your tenth house of professional success until December 23, bringing you clarity and purpose. You’ll feel sharp, strategic and on your A-game. This is a great time to go after a new job or client—or ask for the bonus you know you deserve! Do so before the retrograde period, however, which stirs the pot from December 13 until New Year’s Day. Because the tenth house rules men, make a point of reaching out to the greatest guys in your life who may be your lucky stars now.

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Taurus Daily horoscope

Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

The world is your oyster, Bull! Today, messenger planet Mercury zips into Capricorn and your adventurous ninth house, making the same old scene seem less than desirable. “Anywhere but here” becomes your motto until December 23, and you’ll be excited to check out new people, places and events—and reconnect with the winners from your past during Mercury’s retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day. Kick off (or finish up) a personal project or develop an entrepreneurial plan. The ninth house rules travel, so reach out to friends in faraway locales and get something cooking.

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Gemini Daily horoscope

Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Why, yes, you ARE bringing sexy back this holiday season, Gemini. With charismatic Mercury invading your erotic eighth house until December 23, your seductive powers are at their annual high. You’ll have people BEFORE hello. Eye contact may be all it takes to cast a spell under this sultry transit. Just make sure you use your powers for good—especially during a retrograde spell from December 13 to New Year’s Day. It’ll be a little too easy to get your way simply by batting your lashes, but you want to make sure you’re attracting the RIGHT allies. Why not rally to get people onboard for positive causes?

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Cancer Daily horoscope

Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Make it a doppia! Communication planet Mercury marches into Capricorn and your seventh house of committed relationships until December 23, intensifying your urge to merge. Already part of a couple? You and your S.O. will appreciate time on your own doing favorite shared activities or, heck, just snuggling on the sofa binge-watching your latest series. Single? You may find you’re more open to different types now. Before you rule anyone out, remind yourself that there’s a reason opposites attract. Still ruminating on the (genuinely awesome) one that got away? A happy reunion may be in store while Mercury is retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day.

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Leo Daily horoscope

Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Double down on tidying up. The arrival of meticulous Mercury into your organized, observant sixth house today serves a visceral reminder that the devil’s in the details. You won’t be comfortable until you’ve hauled out the clutter, cleaned up various messes and streamlined your e-filing system. Since this transit lasts until December 23, wrap up all pending projects so you can enjoy the holidays with a clear conscience. The sixth house also rules health, so schedule some non-negotiable workouts into your busy calendar. Pro tip: Get rolling on those routines before Mercury turns retrograde from December 13 until NYD.

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Virgo Daily horoscope

Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Kick up your heels, Virgo. Party season is officially here! Even better for you: Your ruler, expressive Mercury, enters your playful fifth house today until December 23. Any blue moods you experienced while the messenger planet was in your emotional fourth house over the past few weeks may quickly vanish. It’s time to celebrate, get glamorous and give Cupid a clear shot at your heart. Accept all invites and send out a few of your own. A romantic reunion may be in store while Mercury is retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day. 

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Libra Daily horoscope

Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Keep your friends close, Libra. Social Mercury slips into Capricorn and your low-key fourth house until December 23, making you crave the company of your innermost circle. While you’d never dodge the party circuit, you may be more content to host your own intimate gatherings and bond with family this holiday season. Slip into social-director mode, organizing everything from Scrabble tournaments to karaoke nights in your living room. One word of caution: This Mercury transit could rile up your moody side—especially during a retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day. To stay in balance, build room in your schedule for self-care and precious alone time.

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Scorpio Daily horoscope

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Charge your devices, Scorpio—you’re going to need all the juice you can get! Today, as nimble Mercury marches into your third house of research and communication until December 23, you can catch up on everything relevant to your industry. Being on top of the latest developments is your secret weapon for getting ahead at work or landing a new position. While you’re in Sherlock mode, explore the cultural activities in your ‘hood. You’ll be amazed by the undiscovered gems sitting right under your nose. Kindred spirits will crop up everywhere—and you could reunite with important old friends during Mercury’s retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day.

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Sagittarius Daily horoscope

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Systemize and streamline, Sagittarius. Mental Mercury departs your sign today, settling into Capricorn and your grounded second house until December 23. Instead of launching the next year on a frazzled note, whip your world into shape now. Set up systems and revamp your budget. It’s far too easy to get swept away in a holiday-shopping vortex, so before you go on a retail binge, make sure you know what your priorities are. And make doubly sure of that before Mercury spins retrograde on December 13 in Capricorn then backs up through your sign from December 23 till NYD!

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Capricorn Daily horoscope

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Expressive Mercury marches into your sign today, amplifying your powers of persuasion. With the messenger planet here until December 23, you’ll be hard to resist. Line up those bold requests and pitches—and be sure to make them before Mercury turns retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day. With Mercury here, don’t be shy about custom-ordering to your tastes. Even if you wind up compromising, you might as well start from a strong position. Be similarly bold in how you present yourself. First impressions are powerful, Cap, so if an update is in order, consider it an investment in your own future. Gather ideas in a document, then be ready to implement them once Mercury makes its second pass through your sign from January 13 to February 5, 2024!

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Aquarius Daily horoscope

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

‘Tis the season for generosity, but also for healthy boundaries. Without them, you can wind up exhausted, overextended and even Grinched-out. As Mercury moves into your compassionate twelfth house until December 23, decide where your limits lie. Give freely—but not till it hurts! And don’t expect people to just take the hint and reciprocate. You may have to make clear requests for their support, especially while Mercury is retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day. This healing Mercury cycle can help you forgive, even if that means moving on permanently from an untenable situation.

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Pisces Daily horoscope

Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 1

Let down the red velvet ropes and make it an all-inclusive affair. Garrulous Mercury flutters into your fun-loving eleventh house until December 23, ensuring that the more will be the merrier this holiday season. Just make sure you’re not inviting every rando into your innermost circle—some spaces should be kept sacred, especially since Mercury will be retrograde from December 13 to New Year’s Day. This tech-savvy cycle could also conjure some online love. Remember to back up sensitive data and update all your passwords before the retrograde begins.

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