Mercury and Saturn align to point out that some of your thinking is purely habit. You've opinions and notions that keep popping up for no other reason than because they are next in an established pattern. Now ask: Is this helpful? And if the answer is no, you can break this habit with the same efforts you'd use to break any other habit.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Loyalty doesn't happen in the room: That's just diplomacy. Loyalty is what happens behind people's backs when there's every opportunity to be disloyal.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have faults. Everybody does. To pretend faults don't exist only invites attention to them. Plus, it denies you the chance to find and exploit the asset that's inside every fault.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An emotional wind change will happen. The dynamics shift, and you'll have to adjust to get comfortable. It's a rush if you don't resist it. Let it carry you like a ride.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The obstacle falls away. Suddenly your domestic needs are not in competition with your professional needs, and you are able to freely commit to the projects that will take you where you want to go.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your vantage point is optimal. Your powers of observation are strong. Your assessment about what you see is very accurate. You cannot be deceived, unless you choose to deceive yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Love is often accidental. You don't mean to develop feelings, but they grow without any help from your intentional mind, and suddenly you're there thinking about someone else more than you think of yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The one standing in your way isn't an enemy but a trainer whose opposition gives you all the practice you need to overcome resistance and grow into your strongest, best self.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Don't stick with what's comfortable. It won't bring the results you're looking for. Get a little more ambitious, assertive or even aggressive about creating and seizing opportunity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you have to ask, "Is this enough?" it means it isn't. But where does more come from? It wouldn't be fair for you to have to give when so many around you don't bother, but "fair" never was a hard-and-fast rule in this world.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Every personality revolves around its own story. You'll give thought to yours, and you'll probably evolve it to the next level of telling it, too, as you realize there's much more than one way to look at this.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A change of opinion isn't always the sign of a fickle mind. It could in fact signify growth and intelligence. But if the change was made strictly to gain the approval of another, that's not a good sign.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you let another person encourage you and push you to the next level you'll get there much faster than if you would have merely nudged yourself on. So enlist a coach, mentor or other helper.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 28). The exceptional way you've handled difficult circumstances in the past will open rare opportunities to you. A kindhearted influence comes into your life early in 2018. What you see in February will change your mind and set you on a new trajectory. Excellent investments will call out to you in March and April. Taurus and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 44, 1 and 16.
ASTROLOGICAL PUPPY PROFILE: Increasing numbers of pet owners celebrate the birthdays of their pets. If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it!
ARIES: Aries dogs are high-energy pooches who seem to stay puppy-like for longer than other dogs. They also take longer to train. They are headstrong and don't see the point in learning human tricks but will eventually learn whatever dog behavior you want to teach, as long as you are unfailingly consistent in your methods.
There is something lovable about their rascally immaturity, and they have a way of getting the undying affection of their owners early on. Their owners often think of them as children instead of dogs. And though dogs are pack animals, an Aries dog does well within a family of humans even if there are no other dogs. As the firstborn of the zodiac, the Aries pooch has a secret belief that he or she is special and deserving of certain privileges -- and usually an owner will concur.
Ruled by Mars, the Aries dog can be an excellent watchdog. You have to be careful about other dogs, though, because Aries is an alpha dog by nature and will be aggressive at times. You should not risk taking an Aries dog off the leash around other dogs until you are sure about the dynamic.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Sagittarians are known for their strong worldviews. Sagittarian comic Jon Stewart illustrates the point as he turns political drama into punchlines and global events into comedy sketches. A leader in political humor, he provokes thought while offering one of the greatest tools for processing the pain and frustration involved in watching a world that seems out of our control -- laughter.
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