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WEEK OF DECEMBER 8 – 14

Aires – March 21 – April 20:

Take some time to think a response through before saying the first thing that comes to mind. It’s not easy to take the words back once they’re out there.

Taurus – April 21 – May 21:

Even though it can be difficult to cede control, sometimes you have to hand the reins over to someone else. You can still be involved from a distance.

Gemini – May 22 – June 21:

Sometimes it can be challenging to figure out what other people are thinking. Focus on yourself instead of trying to get into the heads of those around you.

Cancer – June 22 – July 22:

A focus on finances takes priority this week. Holiday spending may force you to reevaluate your budget. It could be time to scale back.

Leo – July 23 – Aug. 23:

Put all of your energy into one line of thought or project. This way you’re fully behind the idea. You’re a force to be reckoned with when you are motivated.

Virgo – Aug. 24 – Sept. 22:

Time is running out to get an important job done. This is not a week to procrastinate, but to bear down and finish your tasks. You’ll breathe easier afterward.

Libra – Sept. 23 – Oct. 23: Big changes are on the horizon. You may have wanted a certain outcome, but another arrived instead. It could take some time getting used to a new situation.

Scorpio – Oct. 24 – Nov. 22:

Sometimes you have to table the things you want to say in the interest of consensus. Focus your energy on positive things this week.

Sagittarius – Nov. 23 – Dec. 21:

Be patient with yourself this week, as you have many different balls in the air at once. Even the most organized person may stumble here or there.

Capricorn – Dec. 22 – Jan. 20:

You may need to delegate when demands at home start to feel a little overwhelming. Any free time you can muster will be put to good use.

Aquarius – Jan. 21 – Feb. 18:

Some situations are beyond your control. Fixating on the things you cannot change will not prove productive. Surround yourself with friends.

Pisces – Feb. 19 – March 20:

Enjoy the moments that you have with family members in the weeks to come. These are the most reliable people in your life.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

Dec. 11 David Brewster Inventor of Kaleidoscope 1781
Dec. 11 John Labatt Canadian Brewer 1838
Dec. 11 Donna Mills Knots Landing Actress 1940
Dec. 11 Brenda Lee I’m Sorry Singer 1944
Dec. 12 Matthias Hohner Harmonica Manufacturer 1833
Dec. 12 Frank Sinatra American Singer 1915
Dec. 12 Bob Barker The Price is Right Host 1923
Dec. 12 Connie Francis Where the Boys Are Singer 1937
Dec. 13 Emily Carr Canadian Artist 1871
Dec. 13 Dick Van Dyke Dick Van Dyke Show Actor 1925
Dec. 13 Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wing 1969
Dec. 13 Taylor Swift American Singer/Songwriter 1989
Dec. 14 Nostradamus French Astrologist/Prophet 1503
Dec. 14 Felix the Cat Cartoon Character 1919
Dec. 14 Irving Boyar Dog Day Afternoon Actor 1923
Dec. 14 Patty Duke The Miracle Worker Actress 1946
Dec. 14 Bill Ranford Edmonton Oiler 1966
Dec. 15 Nero Roman Emperor 37
Dec. 15 Gustave Eiffel Designer of Eiffel Tower 1832
Dec. 15 John Paul Getty Getty Oil Billionaire 1892
Dec. 15 Tim Conway Carol Burnet Show Actor 1933
Dec. 16 Beethoven Famous German Composer 1770
Dec. 16 Yosemite Sam Warner Brothers Character 1944
Dec. 16 Benny Andersson ABBA Musician 1946
Dec. 16 Donovan Bailey Canadian Sprinter 1967
Dec. 17 Mackenzie King 10th PM of Canada 1874
Dec. 17 Dave Madden Partridge Family Actor 1931
Dec. 17 Eugene Levy SCTV Comedian 1946
Dec. 17 Benedictine Heaviest Known Dog [137 kg] 1970