Daily Horoscopes for Saturday December 16 – Sunday December 17, 2023

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December 16 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Saturday December 16. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.

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Your daily horoscopes for Saturday December 16, 2023

Aries Daily horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Your idealism burns bright enough to wake up the masses, Aries, and we’d never suggest you turn down that flame. But this weekend, you may want to think through the logistics of your visionary plans—and even assume the view of a skeptic for a while. The Sun is soaring through Sagittarius and the most optimistic, broad-reaching sector of your chart (yay!). This weekend, it’s locked in a reality-checking square with fog-machine Neptune in your subterranean twelfth house. If you want to indulge in blue-sky dreaming, that’s fine—as long as you stay aware of what you’re doing. While you don’t mind shaking up the status quo, shooting from the hip could turn an ally into an enemy. Play the long game here. Would it be more beneficial to have certain people on your side?

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Taurus Daily horoscope

Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Eloquent Taurus, no one knows better than you that amiable conversation keeps the wheels greased in both your personal and professional relationships. But friendly weekend PSA: Loose lips sink ships. The unfiltered Sagittarius Sun is struggling to keep secrets while it’s parked in your mysterious eighth house. And while it clashes with nebulous Neptune this weekend—in Pisces and your eleventh house of groups—extra reserve is called for. Before you start entertaining the room with one of your colorful stories, read between the lines, and pay attention to people’s body language. A particularly crafty person might be very good at concealing their motives, which are nowhere close to pure! And think twice about sharing any information about people who aren’t present. Spilled tea can burn, even if you’re only revealing good news. Let others represent for themselves. 

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Gemini Daily horoscope

Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Do you keep crashing into the same frustrating wall, Gemini? Stop the struggle! As the sign of the Twins, you should immediately realize that turning to someone who’s “been there, done that” could potentially save you a metric ton of frustration! Under this weekend’s stymying square between the Sagittarius Sun in your dynamic-duos zone and hazy Neptune in your ambition arena, you might hit an impasse that you can’t reason your way out of. Tap a mentor—or reach out to an expert—who knows how to solve a dilemma like yours. While you may need to pull together some resources to pay for this shortcut, you may discover that the time you save is worth the money. 

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Cancer Daily horoscope

Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

This weekend, the only corner you should think about cutting is the sugar cookie dough on your holiday baking sheet. The Sun is in happy-go-lucky Sagittarius, which can make you overly optimistic about your EOY workload. And as it bumps up against illusion-spinning Neptune, you could be tempted to push essential errands to the last minute or “let ChatGPT handle it.” That’s especially true when someone waves the offer of a road trip (with shopping!) before you. Before you hop in the car, make several lists and check them thrice. And when it comes to unavoidable tasks at hand, like work you need to finish over the weekend or locking in travel plans, be doubly compliant and mindful of protocols lest they come back to bite you in the butt. Neptune can cast a dreamy glow over everything, so wear the rose-colored glasses at your own peril.

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Leo Daily horoscope

Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Watch that someone doesn’t try to lodge a thorn in your tender paw this weekend, Leo. While you are the master of working the room and casting a spell, ironically, you don’t always notice when others are using those same tactics on you! The grandiose Sagittarius Sun is lighting up your attention-loving fifth house (the zone associated with your sign). But as it clashes with gullible Neptune in your mysterious eighth, you could miss the fact that people with agendas are manipulating you with flattery. Try to be more of a cynic than a credulous believer to avoid getting taken for a ride. That can be especially painful when you are being open-hearted and sincere. Should you discover that someone’s intentions aren’t pure, remember that this is a reflection on THEM, not you. 

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Virgo Daily horoscope

Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Just because people talk a good game doesn’t mean they’re actually playing one. Alas, that won’t stop the charmers of the world from tugging on your heartstrings. Your typically strong powers of discernment are likely to be MIA this weekend, Virgo, so stay alert! Blame it on gullible Neptune in your partnership zone as it spins into a slippery square with the trusting Sagittarius Sun in your sentimental fourth house. If you invest too much hope in a person, you’re also giving them the kind of power no one should have over you. But before you start pointing fingers, stop long enough to determine if you might have projected something onto the situation. Did people actually oversell themselves? Or did you get carried away with excitement about what could be? Don’t waste time ruminating. Reset your expectations and find the best way forward.

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Libra Daily horoscope

Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

If you’ve been sidestepping a difficult conversation, hoping the situation will just magically handle itself, you might have to face the music this weekend. Conflict is NOT a Libra’s favorite thing, but take heart. When your diplomatic sign has to get in the ring, there’s no one better at negotiating a win-win. This weekend, the outspoken Sagittarius Sun is shining into your communication sector, sharpening your ability to cut through the B.S. And while this might make you uncharacteristically harsh, compassionate Neptune is squaring el Sol, reminding you to set a gentler tone for the exchange. Open up the dialogue by stating your intention to find a solution that works for everyone. Then make your point without further delay.

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Scorpio Daily horoscope

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Should you tighten your Gucci belt or loosen it a notch and just splurge? ‘Tis the season of temptation, and you will find yourself weak in the face of it as the hedonistic Sagittarius Sun gets clipped by boundary-challenged Neptune in your lavish fifth house. Making a list and checking it twice won’t be enough prevention. So start by reviewing your budget and pledging to NOT click on those shoppable Instagrams and TikToks. Romantically, there could be tension around money this weekend. Waiting to see who pays for the steak frites dinner could be downright agonizing. You could take command and say, “let’s go Dutch!” or “I’ve got this round.” But hey, Scorpio, if you’ve been the one to pick up the tab lately, see what happens if you let that bill linger on the table untouched. Receptivity is attractive!

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Sagittarius Daily horoscope

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Wild horses can’t keep you from weekending during Sagittarius season—yes, even with Mercury spinning retrograde. But you may need to rein in that gallop and opt for a gentle trot as the Sun (in your sign) gets checked by fog-machine Neptune in Pisces and your emo fourth house. If you’re not careful, you could trample right over someone’s delicate feelings or take a wrong turn in your communications. You may suspect that someone’s been giving you the runaround only to discover that they’re dealing with a rough issue at home. While it’s fine to ask questions, start with, “Hey, is everything all right?” instead of flinging unfounded accusations. If home and family stress is agitating you, try to find a few hours this weekend of uninterrupted Sag time. Even 30 minutes of meditation or a two-hour shopping jaunt can refill your tanks and make it easier for you to be compassionate toward the ones you love. 

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Capricorn Daily horoscope

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

You’re the master of logistics, Capricorn, but this weekend, you need to rely on your creative right brain far more than your rational left lobe. For this you can thank (or blame) a squirrely square between the Sagittarius Sun in your imaginative twelfth house and hazy Neptune in your communication corner. Messages come to you in the form of intuitive hits. Watch for external signs like angel numbers and coincidences so wild that you couldn’t make them up. When your channels are THIS open, however, it’s unwise to make big and binding decisions. Your senses about a situation are likely to be spot-on, but the details may be obscured. Feel your way through events, then go into fact-checking mode next week. P.S. That’s doubly important while Mercury is retrograde in your sign until December 23!

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Aquarius Daily horoscope

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

Money and friendship may not make the happiest bedfellows, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid sharing expenses or splitting tabs. But if you do commingle finances this weekend, leave no trace of ambiguity in the space. As the generous Sagittarius Sun in your zone of groups clashes with nebulous Neptune in your cash-friendly second house, different definitions of “cheap” and “expensive” could churn up bad feelings with your crew. IOUs could easily be forgotten (like, forever), or shared expenses could work out very much against you. If someone already owes you money, send them a request on Venmo—with a cute emoji to make it less awkward. And if you’re the one who’s in debt, don’t ride on the assumption of goodwill. If you can’t return it immediately, make a payment plan. 

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Pisces Daily horoscope

Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Saturday December 16

You can’t stop your heartstrings from being tugged at by a stray pup or a neighbor who doesn’t have family nearby for the holidays. But this weekend, you need to compartmentalize—for the sake of your own momentum. The Sagittarius Sun is charging through your tenth house of ambition, helping you finish the year strong. Yet this weekend, it gets clipped by your ruler Neptune in your first house of identity. You don’t want to be thought of as ruthless or uncaring. (You’re not!) Unless you’re facing a legit emergency, tuck anything that could distract you from your primary goals into a chamber marked “save for later.” You’ll be far more helpful—and emotionally available—when you’re centered, too!

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