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    You may feel you are being taken advantage of by someone in authority. However, trying to get anything more out of you once you realize their motives may not be so possible. With Mars your ruler in non-grasping Pisces, you will likely manage to flex out of any further commitments. Indeed, they may find you are more of a force to be reckoned with than they thought.

    It may be beneficial to look for ways to cooperate rather than compete. Whatever your goals and ambitions, there are likely those who share your ideas, ideals and attitudes to life. You could go solo and you would likely make a success of your plans, but you might better enjoy the journey if you share it with others. Such associations can prove to be really worthwhile.

    Flattery can get you everywhere, so encourage your partners and colleagues and help them around their hopes. Indeed, with sweet Venus forging a dreamy angle to Neptune, you may sense that it is better to keep relationships civil where possible. Can you keep this up with everyone though? There may be one person who you feel less well obliged towards.

    Don't allow yourself to be pushed into doing something that you don't agree with, be it on moral grounds or that you have no interest in either personally or professionally. You may want to return a kindness, but it's also up to you to pay this back when you see fit. If you let someone manipulate you it'll likely happen again, and it would be most unfortunate if it continued.
  • LEO

    This can be a flirty time, but with Mars angling towards potent Pluto, you may need to guard against coming on too strongly. A lighter approach can be best if you don't feel ready to commit to anything just yet. There are times though, when it is difficult to get someone out of your mind, regardless of your intentions, and this may be one of them, so proceed cautiously.

    Someone you connect with regularly could do something to provoke a reaction. Why they feel the need to do this may not be clear though. It may be that you aren't paying them enough attention, and if so, will it help them over the long-term? You are likely busy getting everything together for the holiday week, which means you may need to have a discreet word about this.

    You might need to recharge your batteries, and the best way to do so may be to forget about all those tasks you promised yourself you would do and take a break. While it may not be easy to down tools and do your own thing, you can plan for some "you time". If you haven't indulged in some serious pampering recently, this may be your moment. Enjoy to the max Libra.

    As sweet Venus aligns with sultry Neptune, this dreamy influence can heighten your desire for a festive connection. A clinch under the mistletoe could be possible, especially if you have been attracted to this person for some time. But it can work just as well for a current bond, by adding a touch of magic just when you need it. Either way, take opportunities to socialize.

    With the Sun in your sign aligning with the electric Uranus, life can seem to speed up over coming days. Developments occurring out-of-the-blue could shake up your schedule and bring new and exciting options into the mix, and this could make your heart sing. If you imagined the festivities were going to be much as usual, today's developments can leave you upbeat.

    Anyone who thinks they can force you to do something, doesn't realize just how stubborn you can be. Even if they have authority over you, they will find that you are not inclined to follow orders unless there is a good reason. If they ask nicely though, then you will likely go out of your way to help. It's not that you are being purposely awkward, but that you appreciate respect.

    Just because someone occupies a position of responsibility, it doesn't make them a practical person. They mean well, but dealings with them could lead to confusion and a misunderstanding if money is concerned. This can be remedied, and with forthright Mars in your financial zone, you will want to do so. The inconvenience could be very frustrating at this time of year though.

    A meeting with someone from another country or culture, or who has travelled extensively, could appeal to your imagination. You may find yourself dreaming of taking a trip to somewhere where you can escape the hustle and bustle, and where life seems idyllic. With Mars in your sign linking to Pluto, this can be one of the better times to begin to make your wish a reality.

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