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December 21 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Thursday December 21. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday December 21, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
Holiday, schmoliday? Your ambition goes into overdrive today after the energizing Sun ascends to determined Capricorn and your achievement realm for a four-week visit. This isn’t your cue to skip the festivities and toil around the clock to advance your career before the year is over. Au contraire! Join in the fun with friends and family while visions of promotions and business plans dance in your head. After the season comes to a close, you’ll be geared up to hit the ground running.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
You’ll be itching for adventure once the Sun blazes into Capricorn and your exploration sector today. For the next four weeks, your yearning for a change of scenery could take you to far-flung locales—or wherever your budget and schedule (and Mercury retrograde) permit. Taurus loves a plan, so if you can’t skip town anytime soon, start plotting your great escape with a passion. And in the meantime, stream a TV series set in your country of choice to feed your wanderlust.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
Tactile Twins, here’s some news you’ll love hearing. Today, the sizzling Sun dives into earthy Capricorn and your intimate eighth house, marking the beginning of a four-week mojo-boosting sweep. Nix less-than-thrilling social plans so you can hide out with your favorite bedroom buddy and keep each other warm on cold winter nights. If you’re single, you might have a few favorites on rotation as you continue to mull your options. Keep in mind that the eighth house is ultra-private, so don’t go gossiping about your exploits. In lust we trust.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
When the Sun beams into Capricorn and your interpersonal realm today, it’s a signal from the stars that two will be more fun than one in the month ahead. Come out of your shell, Crab, and take a chance on partnerships of all kinds—romantic, business, creative, you name it! Instead of going it alone, make a point of connecting with possible collaborators to up your odds of success and make life more enjoyable. It won’t take much to lure the other half of a dynamic duo into your force field. El Sol wants you to pair up!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
‘Tis the season to indulge, but can you do so mindfully? Starting today, you may be ready to dial down a LITTLE bit of decadence as the Sun sails into disciplined Capricorn and your sixth house of wellness for a month. Sub the inflammation-producing eggnog for spiced cider and skip the fruitcake in favor of actual fruit. Stick with your usual exercise routine as much as possible. You’ll need your energy for a demanding workload that might not let up until January 20. But don’t be afraid to hand over a few tasks to an eager assistant so you can enjoy the holidays!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
The Sun sashays into take-charge Capricorn and your fifth house of glamour today, setting you up for a hot girl winter—or at least four weeks of it! No more shy, humble Virgo for you—it’s time to werk! Step onto the dance floor in your sexiest ‘fits and revel in the knowledge that all the heads in the room just turned for YOU. Be ready for your closeup whenever you set foot outside your home because this house rules stardom. Maybe the paparazzi won’t be hiding in the bushes, but you can generate major buzz between now and January 20 if you want to draw attention to a pet project.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
There’s no place like Chateau Libra once the Sun beams into your domestic corner today and beds down for a four-week stay. Get comfy in your softest joggers and queue up a video of the Yule log on your TV to create a warm, cozy ambience. Even if you’re craving next-level nesting, you’ve still got a mile-wide social streak. When you get the urge to play host, bring the party to your place. But keep the guest list tight so you don’t burn out prepping hors d’oeuvres.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
So much for exuding an air of mystery, Scorpio. The Sun dashes into Capricorn today, sleigh-riding through your communication zone for four lively weeks. While this could turn you into an open book, keep a few pages private—especially with Mercury retrograde until January 1. Your penchant for paranoia could come in handy, prompting you to save some of your genius for your own use. You don’t want anyone stealing an idea out from under you and manifesting it first!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
Enjoy that last slice of cake, then pass the birthday baton. Life gets a little simpler today once the Sun exits Sagittarius and segues into Capricorn and your resources sector. A whirlwind month of soirees and other social obligations is in the rearview mirror, and you’re happy to downshift so you can get grounded. If your finances took a hit from all the celebrating, focus on getting them back on track. Go over your budget and find places where you can stop the bleeding. Even more important: Get to thinking about how you’ll drum up more income in the next four weeks.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
Saturnalia, Yuletide, winter solstice: No matter what you call it, today marks the beginning of a special time of year for you, namely Capricorn season! With the radiant Sun’s dramatic entrance into your sign, you have four weeks of “me time” to look forward to. There’s no point in feeling guilty about it. Just do YOU. This solar energy fuels you to put yourself out there with confidence and make a powerful impression. Tempted to hide out at home? Permission denied. Make a splash, Sea Goat!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
Reclaim your chill today as the energetic Sun slips into Capricorn and your twelfth house of release and retreat. With el Sol set to rocket into Aquarius on January 20, the final month of your personal zodiac cycle starts now. In anticipation of your annual reset, the stars invite you to let go and drift, wiping the slate clean so you can start fresh next year. Follow where your mind’s musings take you. Daydreams, movies, music, a good book—leave the real world behind and nourish your spirit in fantasyland.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday December 21
RSVP “I’m so there!!” for the next month, Fish. As the revitalizing Sun grooves into Capricorn and your outgoing eleventh house today, reclaim your role as the CEO of celebrations. Make room in your schedule for holiday soirees, networking events, squad get-togethers and other people-packed activities you’re in the mood for. You can also raise your profile in the virtual world by learning a few new tricks of the trade and fine-tuning your social-media posts. Not everything has to be planned to a T, though. Leave space in the calendar for spontaneous fun.