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December 22 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday December 22. 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 22, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Today’s exact alignment of Mercury retrograde and the goal-oriented Capricorn Sun in your tenth house of career success invites you to reflect on how you’ve been spending your days. Have you been stuck working on annoying drudgery while the projects you’d love to be involved in continue to elude you? If so, then it’s time to practice the fine art of delegating! (Or commit to doing so after the holidays!) Even if you have to patiently train someone to learn your methods, it’s a worthwhile investment—in your own future! Or maybe you simply need to stop asking for permission and step into a leadership role that’s been calling your name for a while now.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
You may be tempted to blurt out just anything and assume it’ll pass for truth, but restrain yourself, Taurus. Take the burden of proof seriously and make sure you have the facts to back up your assertions. A mashup between Mercury retrograde and the solemn Capricorn Sun in your candid ninth house won’t let you get away with any double-talk today. On the flip side: Come armed with data, statistics and case studies, and you’ll immediately pique people’s genuine interest.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Truth or dare? The Capricorn Sun in your erotic eighth house is raising the stakes in the game of amour, Bull. But as el Sol bumps up against Mercury retrograde today, be sure the object of your affection shares your feelings, whether they’re full-on, mostly casual or “just looking.” Otherwise, someone you thought only wanted to have some fun could shock you by professing an attraction. (Or maybe the one playing for keeps is YOU?) Presently involved? Working as a team triples your output, but play to your individual strengths so you don’t step on each other’s toes.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Under today’s alignment of mental Mercury (currently retrograde) and the solemn Capricorn Sun, thoughts turn to your closest partnerships. Are they defined clearly enough for your liking—or do you have to check in and make sure you’re both on the same page? Can you do your own thing without feeling the need to justify your actions—or is someone expecting you to turn into a #tradwife (no thanks!)? A gloves-off talk might be in order, but don’t come at it from too heavy a place. And when you get down to brass tacks, focus on what you want to create rather than what you’re unhappy about.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Today’s mashup of analytical Mercury retrograde and the Capricorn Sun in your health corner draws your attention to those little aches and pains you’ve been trying to ignore. While these symptoms may be absolutely nothing, they could be indications of imbalances. Book an appointment with a healing practitioner to nip the issue in the bud. And don’t overlook the underlying factors, like too much stress or an emotion you’ve been trying to avoid. The body keeps score!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Being in control has its perks, but it can also be nerve-racking. And today, as mental Mercury retrograde teams up with the dutiful Capricorn Sun, you may feel encumbered by all the responsibility you’ve taken on. Your natural organizing abilities and charisma can usually get anything done, but is it worth all the personal sacrifice? You’re not a quitter if you give up inconsequential activities and commitments to free up time for things that bring you real satisfaction. You’ll be happier AND more productive as a result.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
The universe might not give you more than you can handle, but you might not realize when you’re nearing your threshold. Today’s mashup of mindful Mercury (currently retrograde) and the melancholy Capricorn Sun can dredge up weighty emotions. Alas, you can’t banish these with positive affirmations. The only way to get beyond them is to move through them. Ugly-cry, vent to a friend, punch a pillow. As not-fun as this may be, you’ll feel 1,000 times lighter once you’ve let these feelings out!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Security check! As analytical Mercury retrograde bumps into the serious Capricorn Sun in your communication corner, you can’t be too careful when it comes to guarding private data. Change to new passwords, log out of frequently used sites and review bank statements to make sure there aren’t any questionable charges. While you’re checking: Proofread all correspondences to make sure you’re not sending ANYTHING that could come back to haunt you.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Thanks to a muddling mashup of the Capricorn Sun and Mercury retrograde in your finance zone, money could get a little funny today, Archer. If you’re heading out for a group event, make no assumptions about people’s budgetary limits. Certain friends might even be expecting YOU to pick up the tab. That might be a fine idea, particularly if they’ve been generous with you in 2023. To avoid an awkward moment, consider swooping in and grabbing the check.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Nothing wrong with living your best life, Capricorn, but hold the selfies for a minute. The Sun is in your sign, beckoning you to share your every move. But today, el Sol crashes into Mercury retrograde, which is bound to draw unfair levels of scrutiny. Your messages, social media posts and simplest statements could get lost in translation. To avoid letting random commenters ruin your well-deserved magic moments, take a break from broadcasting—and just be!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
If you’re stewing over a slight, be careful that you don’t spin into a resentment vortex today! With the Sun and Mercury retrograde mashed up in your twelfth house of forgiveness, you may struggle to let things go. The irony is, your anger keeps the incident alive for you. And chances are, the other person never even thinks about it. If this was a misunderstanding, take the high road and extend an olive branch. But if this is likely to happen again (and again), cut your losses and begin the healing process now.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 22
Even the most compassionate Pisces might not be able to smooth out ruffled feathers in a group effort today. As Mercury retrograde and the stern Capricorn Sun orbit your teamwork zone, different POVs could blow up into full-on ideological debates. Rather than allowing the tension to grow among the rank and file, address the 800-pound rhinoceros in the room. Sure, you might make some people uncomfortable and even cause some to leave, but honesty is the only way to restore integrity to your collaborative efforts.