Conversation Hack for Mercury Retrograde

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's fun to be in unfamiliar places when you have a guide. But today there probably won't be a clear model, and you'll have to make due by observing the people around you who seem to know what they're doing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Like a nice neighborhood that wants to preserve the peace, your life could use a few speed bumps -- constructs you've put in place specifically to slow yourself down, thus preventing accidents.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The scenario is fresh, and you're still deciding who you want to be. Consider what each role requires. For instance, winners take chances. Heroes take risks to help others. VIP's make others feel important.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 5). Your cosmic gift is one of determined and exclusive focus on the things that are going to make your life better. You'll be freeing yourself of an anchor of sorts over the next three months. In March, family works together and all are lifted. In 2018 you'll take pleasure in the sale of something that helps people. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 10, 23, 40 and 11.

PUPPY PROFILE: If you know when your pet was born, check out his or her sun sign and the personality that goes with it.

VIRGO: Neatness and order are the trademarks of Virgo people and dogs alike, making both a pleasure to live with. This Mercury-ruled puppy learns the rules of the house quickly, and a more considerate dog would be hard to find. Bonus: This pooch doesn't share the bad habits of some of his canine counterparts, and you won't find him digging in the garbage unless there's truly no other food around.


Impeccable grooming is important to this pretty dog, who is happiest when smelling fresh with a shiny trimmed coat and good breath. You might not think such things matter to a mutt, but they are essential to the Virgo dog's self-esteem. A healthy diet and regular exercise will contribute to the happiness of any dog, but for Virgo it's an absolute must.

Virgo dogs are into their routines and once those habits are established, Virgo pups don't like those rituals to be interrupted or changed. Therefore, when you're going out of town, the Virgo dog might prefer to be cared for by a pet sitter who will check in at home rather than kenneled off-sight.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Walt Disney changed the world with a humble mouse and an intention of making people smile. Sagittarians are driven to explore new worlds, and Disney didn't stop with the world of animation. He applied his Sagittarian expansionism to interactive entertainment, technological innovation, environmental conservation and more. Disney's natal Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were in determined Capricorn.

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