Today's Horoscopes: Monday, December 16, 2019

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Today's horoscope with astrology predictions and a planetary forecast is here for all zodiac signs on Monday, December 16, 2019 — plus a bonus tarot card reading.

The Sun is in the sign of Sagittarius until December 23, and the Moon starts the week off in the sign of Leo.

What do today's horoscopes predict for all zodiac signs, based on the stars and astrology?

Life is hard and many of us turn to astrology to make it easier to understand. Like a snow day that makes it hard to get to work on time, it's easier to forgive because we all understand seasons come with complications. Astrology is the same.

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Monday starts off with intensity, and the challenge is on for all zodiac signs to learn something new and become a bigger, better person because of it.

In astrology, there are certain aspects (aka mathematical angles) where the planets are in communication with one another.

When a square forms between planets (a 45-degree angle) or between planets in transit and your zodiac sign, it's like putting the foot down on the pedal of your car and moving forward while going up a hill during a snowstorm.

The Sun is in Sagittarius. What's the Sun want to do? It wants to be free! The Sun represents your ego, the work you do, and the person others wish to see you as. While in Sagittarius it has been a season to break free while learning more about who you are.

Like a student who goes off to college and leaves the folks behind, these last few weeks have been a lesson for life and a time to travel, explore cultures and expand the mind.

The Sun squares Neptune in Pisces today. The planet Neptune is about dreams and escaping, but for today, this can feel like it's hard to do. Even playing a simple video game on your phone can appear to be an impossible task without interruption.

Why? Mars in Scorpio squares the Leo Moon, who boosts our ego saying we are destined for great things, and its time to work for them.

Mars trines Neptune, too, and this makes us eager to do more and to imagine what the future can bring. The risk we face is overworking and not taking breaks to rest while completing our tasks.

Here's what all zodiac signs can expect from today's planetary influence on their daily horoscopes for Monday, December 16, 2019.

Today's horoscope for Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Tarot card: The Fool

Aries, new projects are easier to start today.

You may have something specific you need to borrow or maybe a lack of funding requires you to seek out financial assistance from a bank.

Asking for a loan this week may be fairly simple as others are eager to fulfill their quotas during this week's energy.

Ask and you shall receive is a good motto to practice starting today through the week.

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Today's horoscope for Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Tarot card: The Emperor

Taurus, today is a good day to download a mindset book and start dedicating yourself to thinking about things from on a grander scale.

You might still have some fears kick up this week. Perhaps your own drive and motivation scares you, but push through.

You are doing what you need to do and it's time to break that glass ceiling.

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Today's horoscope for Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Tarot card: The Hermit

Gemini, there are times in life when you have to say something important but short and sweet won't cut it. A significant series of thoughts, conversations, and ideas can come up for you today.

You may be playing the role of mentor to a loved one, partner or colleague. Do the best that you can.

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Today's horoscope for Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Tarot card: The Empress

Cancer, aiming to do things out of necessity can feel quite compelling. Writing letters. Sending off emails.

Getting items off of your to-do list can put your thinking into overdrive and make you wish for times when life was simpler.

Don't let the past lull you into doing less. You've got this and before you realize it, you're all done.

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Today's horoscope for Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Tarot card: Death

Leo, there are times when you think about your needs, wants, hopes and dreams.

Today, beware, you could come across as a bit selfish. When you catch yourself leading the conversation for too long, pause.

Ask others how they feel, what they are understanding and as a general rule, remember people like to speak of themselves as much as you do too.

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Today's horoscope for Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Tarot card: The Chariot

Virgo, try not to argue with family members today, as the temptation for someone to be the boss of all is strong.

You may struggle with your long-standing tradition of showing respect to elders.

You might feel the need to break tradition and do something on your own.

The complications of this energy are short term.

Choose the high road and don't let things bother you that isn't permanently affecting you.

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Today's horoscope for Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Tarot card: Judgement

Libra, taking to a friend can be a delight for you and help to ease any frustrations you may have about too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. You might like a break or to listen to the problems of someone else. It helps put things into perspective when the focus isn't all on yourself.

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Today's horoscope for Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Tarot card: The Hermit

Scorpio, a deeply personal matter can come to a head for you and require you to start something new or at least start researching information on a topic.

You might feel the need to dig deeply into your thoughts to figure out why you feel as intensely as you do today. Passion helps you see what you want out of life, don't ignore it.

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Today's horoscope for Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Tarot card: The Hanged Man

Sagittarius, you're nearing the final stretch of your own solar transit. With the Sun communicating with Jupiter in Capricorn, money matters are on your mind.

You can feel as though it's time to be more frugal and cautious with spending habits that you have practiced. It's time to pinch a penny and be a saver until the end of 2019.

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Today's horoscope for Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Tarot card: Devil

Capricorn, when you take a conservative approach you feel more in control with the restrictions.

Listening to the facts and perhaps less to your intuition may feel more natural to you now.

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Today's horoscope for Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Tarot card: The Sun

Aquarius, it's nice to go home a bit earlier. If given the opportunity, you may prefer to call it a short day and head to your own personal space.

Home-based projects and tasks that only you can do are the best items to tackle today.

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Today's horoscope for Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Tarot card: Three of Cups

Pisces, spending time with a family pet or doing service-related projects today helping others or serving those less fortunate will feel sweet and fun to you.

You might enjoy doing simple tasks that require little thought but let you get yourself into the thick of things.

From baking to cleaning, just letting your mind wander can be good stuff.

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Aria Gmitter, M.S, M.F.A., is YourTango's Senior editor who covers astrology, celestial events and the Bible. Find her on Facebook for more.