ARIES (March 21-April 19) *** A discussion in the morning will encourage you. By midafternoon, the Christmas spirit hits you. Put on some holiday music.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ***** Your mood appears to be contagious. You will need to jump over an obstacle that might involve a loved one’s resistance.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) *** Honor what is going on with a parent or older relative. An unanticipated expense emerges out of the blue; curb any frivolous spending.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) ***** You’ll express the fervor of the holidays and engage others to join in. A child or loved one could be cantankerous at best.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) *** You’ll be thinking ahead with the understanding that a roadblock is about to appear. Move through your errands and other matters efficiently.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) **** You express unusual vitality and excitement about the next few days. Your creativity seems to feed off the holiday.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ** A hassle might become bigger than it really is because of fatigue and boredom with an issue. Let it go for a while, and build up your stamina.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) **** Friends surround you. Hopefully you are not in the position of doing last-minute shopping, but rather off enjoying a holiday event.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** Tension builds as expenses seem to multiply. You must meet certain responsibilities. A partner might pitch in and ease your burden.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ***** If you kick back and detach, a last-minute problem will solve itself. You also will understand more of the mechanics. Your sense of humor could emerge.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** Your role might be more pivotal than you realize. You could have a lot of errands to take care of, while someone makes an important request.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) *** You might have special plans. Unfortunately, others don’t seem to realize that fact, or you have not shared it with them.

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