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December 8 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday December 8. 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 8, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Is there really only one way forward? Today’s tough square between the moon in your partnership house and controlling Pluto in your long-term-goal sector could stir up power struggles that have long been brewing. You have a crystal-clear agenda for the future, but as it turns out, someone else does, too. Delving into this issue could wake up a sleeping dragon, so you might want to postpone broaching the topic. Trying to reach a compromise under this cosmic clash will be an exercise in frustration—if not a battle cry!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Do you love what you do for a living—or does it weigh you down? Today’s moon-Pluto square nudges you to reflect on whether your passion and your paycheck are aligned. If the 9-to-5 grind isn’t feeding your spirit, don’t rush to write your resignation letter. Instead, create ways to add more meaning to your current gig. Risk-taking is necessary to grow, but your inner critic might cast a doubtful shadow. Silence the negative voice within and take a baby step. It’ll get easier after that.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Mixed messages? Today, manipulative Pluto forms a tense angle to the moon in your passion sector, making it easy to play with people’s emotions—even if you’re not consciously doing so. While it’s tempting to get swept up in all the attention, don’t encourage an attraction just for your own ego boost. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Stay alert when dealing with those smooth-talking sexy types today. Jealousy could also make an appearance, so do your best to stay grounded in reality—and don’t jump to conclusions.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
People-pleasing alert! As the moon in your emotional sector squares controlling Pluto in your partnership house, you may try to make everyone happy at your own expense. While you want to be there for people, it’s physically impossible to meet the needs of each and every person. Protect your well being and set limits. Heads up: a nosy relative could cross the line by weighing in on your romantic life. Maintain your composure and change the subject. Boundaries are healthy…and necessary.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Stay aware of negative self-talk, Leo—and give yourself a hug instead. Today, the moon in your mental third house forms a hard angle to shadowy Pluto in your self-care sector, underscoring the body-mind connection when it comes to your health. Minimize the stressors in your life and put your inner critic on timeout. Physical activity is a great antidote to anxiety, so get out of your head and move your body to restore equilibrium.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Self-sabotage, begone! Stability rates high on your sign’s priority list, but today’s stars ask whether YOU are creating chaos in your life. A moon-Pluto dustup shines a light on how your choices might actually fan those drama-filled flames. Take time to reflect and come up with ways you can add healthy excitement to your life—rocking the boat without capsizing. Protect your hard-won security, and explore creative options that bring inspiration and excitement into your world.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Today, your desire for independence could clash with an equally intense longing for emotional connection. As the Libra moon collides with domineering Pluto in your fourth house of family, relatives may push back against your decisions. You might feel stifled, smothered or even consumed with guilt as you attempt to follow your own path. Refocus, and remember that only you are responsible for your life choices. Avoid getting codependent about a loved one yourself, Libra, and don’t give unsolicited advice. Live and let live.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Hidden agenda alert! Today’s moon squares enigmatic Pluto, stirring up manipulative vibes in corners you wouldn’t normally expect them. People around you may be using each other to advance their goals. Or you could be the one feeling like a pawn in someone else’s chess match. If friends and coworkers seem like they’re walking on eggshells around you, you probably need to be more transparent about your motives. You don’t need to be an open book, but you can dial down the secrecy.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
You could be struck with a raging case of “compare and despair” today, thanks to a shadowy moon-Pluto square. But reminder: Measuring your own success against people who appear to have “more” than you will only create inertia. Focus on what you’re doing right and pour your energy into building on that. Warning: This cosmic confrontation could draw out your rarely seen snobbish side. Don’t adopt a pretentious attitude or try to impress others with expensive gifts. Keep it real, Sagittarius. It’s what you do best, after all!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
As you scale the ladder of success, be careful not to plant your Prada loafers on your colleagues’ backs. Today’s cosmic clash between an ambitious tenth-house moon and domineering Pluto in Capricorn could make you so focused on your own agenda that you veer into cutthroat terrain. Remember that people aren’t pawns in your success game. If you’ve been going through the motions at work, you may want to assess whether your current gig aligns with your highest calling. The thought of taking a different path might be scary, but it never hurts to learn more about the options.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
The best antidote for fear is taking the first step, but you don’t have to push yourself to “just do it.” Today’s challenging moon-Pluto square can help you face your greatest anxieties. Before you get into action, take stock of your life and identify areas you’ve been avoiding. Perhaps you’ve shifted into the slow lane when it comes to a dream, or you’re afraid to really go for it. Sit with that awareness and shower yourself with compassion instead of judgment. From that place of self-love, your courage will return.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday December 8
Have you given too much power to the comments section, Pisces? Today’s tough moon-Pluto square could make you regret opinion-polling your friends and family—particularly if you’ve asked for advice on your finances, long-term goals or love life. This cosmic clash could also reveal jealousy in your circle. It’s time to set clearer boundaries with your friends, Pisces, and to stop soliciting their feedback when you don’t plan to follow it. Don’t be surprised if they resist these new limits, especially if they’ve had unrestricted access to your personal life up to now. The adjustment process will take time.