The Old Farmer’s Almanac: 2018–2019 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST

 

2018–2019 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST

WINTER WEATHER PREDICTIONS FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
Sunshine or snow? Be in the know! Read the official 2019 Winter Weather Forecast from North America’s #1 almanac to see the prediction for your area. Here’s a sneak peek.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is North America’s most popular and longest-continuously-running almanac. Now on our 227 edition, we’ve been a trusted source for weather, astronomy, folklore and more since 1792, when George Washington was president!

Order your copy of The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac today to see monthly forecasts for your region—for winter, spring, summer, and fall.

2018–2019 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST: UNITED STATES

ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES (ALMOST) EVERYWHERE

This winter, we expect to see above-normal temperatures almost everywhere in the United States, except in the Southwest, where we’re predicting a colder-than-normal season. It’s still going to be wintery, of course, but it won’t be an especially frigid year. Our milder-than-normal forecast is due to the expected arrival of a weak El Niño, which will prevent cold air masses from lingering in the North. Despite a decrease in solar activity, we predict that the other factors that contribute to winter weather will keep temperatures above normal.

MORE RAIN, LESS SNOW

In terms of precipitation, we are predicting above-normal levels for most of the country, except in the Southeast, southern California, the nation’s midsection, and parts of Alaska and Hawaii, where normal or below-normal precipitation amounts are expected instead.

As for snow, we expect to see below-normal levels of snowfall in areas that normally get snow, with the interior West and a small part of the nation’s midsection being the snowier-than-normal exceptions.

2018–2019 WINTER WEATHER FORECAST: CANADA

MOSTLY COLD…

Thanks to a decrease in solar activity and the weak El Niño moving in, we are predicting colder-than-normal winter temperatures for most of Canada. The exceptions to this are northern Atlantic Canada, where temperatures will be milder than normal, and Pacific Canada and the southern two-thirds of Ontario, where temperatures are expected to be within the normal range.

…AND MORE SNOWY THAN NORMAL

An above-normal level of snowfall is predicted for all of Canada this winter. Prepare the sleds and snowplows!

 

SOURCE: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac: OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC AND NOAA PREDICT A LESS SEVERE WINTER

 

THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC AND NOAA PREDICT A LESS SEVERE WINTER

SEE WHERE OUR FORECASTS AGREE—AND WHERE THEY DON’T
Chris Burnett
Like clockwork, the weather forecasters at NOAA have released an update for their annual winter weather outlook. So, how do their predictions compare to those of The Old Farmer’s Almanac? Let’s take a look.

Just like the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases a winter outlook each year, looking specifically at winter temperatures and precipitation. Despite the recent cold and snow seen in some parts of the country, both the Almanac and NOAA are still predicting a less severe winter for most of the United States!

Notably, NOAA’s winter outlook is made just a few months before winter, whereas the Almanac’s long range forecasts—which have a historical average accuracy rate of 80%—are created more than twelve months in advance.

HOW DO OUR WINTER FORECASTS COMPARE?

In the Almanac’s 2018–2019 Winter Forecast, we’re predicting the development of a weak El Niño early this winter, which is expected to prevent cold air from making lasting inroads into the northern half of the country. Similarly, NOAA’s winter outlookgives El Niño conditions a “70 to 75 percent chance” of developing. To put it simply, this means that warmer-than-normal winter temperatures are likely in store for most of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

But what does “most of the United States” mean, exactly? Well, that’s one place where our forecasts disagree: NOAA predicts that everywhere except for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Appalachians, and Ohio Valley will see warmer-than-normal temperatures, while we believe that the Southwest part of the country will be the only area to see below-normal temperatures. Generally speaking, though, a majority of states should expect milder winter temperatures.

Our winter predictions also differ when it comes to precipitation, specifically in terms of where and how much precipitation certain areas should expect to get:

  • The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting drier-than-normal conditions for the Southeast and Texas-Oklahoma regions, while NOAA’s outlook gives the entire southern part of the U.S. a good chance of being wetter than normal.
  • The Almanac also believes that the Northeast, Ohio Valley, West Coast, and most of the Intermountain region are in for a wetter winter this year, whereas NOAA gives these areas equal chances of being wetter or drier than normal.
  • Finally, although NOAA refrains from making predictions of snowfall in their winter outlook, the Almanac expects the Desert Southwest, Intermountain region, and parts of the Heartland to see a snowier season than normal.

Both the NOAA outlook and our own forecast point towards a less severe winter for most of the United States this year. In any case, we hope that you get the weather you want!

READ OUR FULL WINTER FORECAST

To see our full predictions for this winter, see our 2018–2019 Winter Weather Forecast—or pick up a copy of The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac for detailed monthly forecasts of winter, spring, and beyond!

Additionally, find two months of free forecasts on our Long Range Weather Forecast pages.

Today’s Holiday: Burkina Faso Republic Day

Burkina Faso Republic Day

December 11

On this day in 1958 Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) voted to become an independent republic within the French community.It was then internally self-governing until it achieved independence in 1960 ( see Burkina Faso Independence Day). This is considered the most important national holiday in Burkina Faso, with many events held in the capital city of Ouagadougou.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of Burkina Faso
2340 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-332-5577; fax: 202-667-1882
http://www.burkinaembassy-usa.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 206
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 224

This Day in History: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Established (1946)

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman’s suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965.[1][2] In 1950, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words “international” and “emergency” were dropped from the organization’s name, making it simply the United Nations Children’s Fund, retaining the original acronym, “UNICEF”.[3]

UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors. UNICEF’s total income for 2015 was US$5,009,557,471 . Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization’s resources. Private groups and individuals contribute the rest through national committees. It is estimated that 92 per cent of UNICEF revenue is distributed to program services.[4] UNICEF’s programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.

Most of UNICEF’s work is in the field, with a presence in 190 countries and territories. UNICEF’s network of over 150 country offices, headquarters and other offices, and 34 National Committees carry out UNICEF’s mission through programs developed with host governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

UNICEF’s Supply Division is based in Copenhagen and serves as the primary point of distribution for such essential items as vaccines, antiretroviral medicines for children and mothers with HIV, nutritional supplements, emergency shelters, family reunification, and educational supplies.[5] A 36-member executive board establishes policies, approves programs and oversees administrative and financial plans. The executive board is made up of government representatives who are elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, usually for three-year terms.

Governance

Each country office carries out UNICEF’s mission through a unique program of cooperation developed with the host government. This five-year program focuses on practical ways to realize the rights of children and women. Regional offices guide this work and provide technical assistance to country offices as needed. Overall management and administration of the organization takes place at headquarters, where global policy on children is shaped. Guiding and monitoring all of UNICEF’s work is an Executive Board made up of 36 members who are government representatives. They establish policies, approve programs and decide on administrative and financial plans and budgets. Executive Board’s work is coordinated by the Bureau, comprising the President and four Vice-Presidents, each officer representing one of the five regional groups. These five officers, each one representing one of the five regional groups, are elected by the Executive Board each year from among its members, with the presidency rotating among the regional groups on an annual basis. As a matter of custom, permanent members of the Security Council do not serve as officers of the Executive Board. Office of the Secretary of the Executive Board supports and services the Executive Board. It is responsible for maintaining an effective relationship between the Executive Board and the UNICEF secretariat, and helps to organize the field visits of the Executive Board.[6][7][8]

UNICEF national committees

There are national committees in 38 [industrialized] countries, each established as an independent local non-governmental organization. The national committees raise funds from the public sector.

UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions,[9] and the National Committees collectively raise around one-third of UNICEF’s annual income. This comes through contributions from corporations, civil society organizations around six million individual donors worldwide.

Promotion and fundraising

In the United States, Nepal and some other countries, UNICEF is known for its “Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF” program in which children collect money for UNICEF from the houses they trick-or-treat on Halloween night, sometimes instead of candy.

UNICEF is present in 191 countries and territories around the world, but not involved in nine others (Bahamas, Brunei, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, and Singapore).[10]

Many people in developed countries first hear about UNICEF’s work through the activities of one of the 36 National Committees for UNICEF. These non-governmental organizations (NGO) are primarily responsible for fundraising, selling UNICEF greeting cards and products, creating private and public partnerships, advocating for children’s rights, and providing other support. The US Fund for UNICEF is the oldest of the national committees, founded in 1947.[11]

On 19 April 2007, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg was appointed UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children,[12] in which role she has visited Brazil (2007),[13] China (2008),[14] and Burundi (2009).[15]

In 2009, the British retailer Tesco used “Change for Good” as advertising, which is trademarked by UNICEF for charity usage but not for commercial or retail use. This prompted the agency to say, “it is the first time in Unicef’s history that a commercial entity has purposely set out to capitalise on one of our campaigns and subsequently damage an income stream which several of our programs for children are dependent on”. They went on to call on the public “who have children’s welfare at heart, to consider carefully who they support when making consumer choices”.[16][17]

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Inspiration of the Day: You Never Know Who You’ll Meet

You Never Know Who You’ll Meet

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Everyone is valuable in their own way and capable of expanding our horizons.

Our individual journeys take us into many unexpected situations where we encounter a wide variety of people–some quite like ourselves and some very different. We cannot anticipate these meetings, but we can make the most of them when they take place. When we are courteous as a matter of course and open-minded in our assessment of the individuals whose lives briefly touch our own, we are more apt to stumble upon surprising gems of wisdom that open our eyes to new worlds of possibility. Every person we meet can affect us profoundly, just as every situation we find ourselves in can teach us something new.

To fully embrace this fact, it is essential that we acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and capable of expanding our horizons. Since we never know when we will happen upon those individuals who will unveil truths before us, we should extend to all people the same generous level of kindness, care, compassion, and understanding. When we assume everyone we meet is special and treat them as such, we can develop a strong rapport quickly. By making an effort to adopt a positive attitude toward others at all times, we ensure that our emotions do not blind us to wisdom that may be lurking in difficult or distressing situations. We are accordingly receptive to knowledge that comes to us in the form of examples, advice, and direct teaching.

These brief relationships ultimately have the potential to enrich our lives in a very concrete way. But the wisdom we gain is proportional to the attention we pay to the world around us. The responsibility is on us to maintain a state of awareness that allows us to recognize when we are in the presence of someone consciously or unconsciously in possession of knowledge that will change us significantly. When we are cognizant of the potential for unexpected enlightenment, we make a habit of turning strangers into friends, thus ensuring that we are never without a font of wisdom from which to draw.

Daily OM

 

 

 

How You Deal With the Past According to Your Zodiac Sign

How You Deal With the Past According to Your Zodiac Sign

How do you feel about past loves, lost opportunities, and trauma long gone? Do you shrug them off and move on? Do you file them away as lessons learned? Or do you bring them out into the light, polish them up and continue to wonder, “what if?”. Everyone carries a degree of baggage around with them. Our past is part of who we are, but some people seem able to deal with it better than others. Could it be connected to your personality type? Astrology might offer a clue: how you deal with the past according to your zodiac sign.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Aries often experiences instant regret after making a snap decision. Sometimes they will take action to change it, but generally speaking, Aries is forward-looking and the past is firmly in the past. They tend not to learn from previous mistakes because their personality traits override those life-lessons. Often Aries will repeat the same old behavior, even if it is dressed up in new clothes. Baggage? What baggage?

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Good memories, for Taurus, are like beautiful gems: there to be loved and admired throughout the years. However, bad or uncomfortable memories are goads that push the bull forward. Their stubbornness and determination to do better is enhanced by the recollection of those situations that they never want to experience again. The way they deal with the past means Taurus rarely makes the same mistake twice.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

Gemini’s butterfly mind can take a past trauma and turn it around so it was the best thing in the world. And vice versa. Whatever emotion they are experiencing in the moment acts as a veneer over the past. Whether they learn anything from this is debatable. For Gemini the past is a changing, amorphous thing—it’s never set in stone.

Cancer June 21 – July 22

Cancer can become locked in the past. Chewing over old hurts. Wondering about long-gone love. Traumatized by the anniversaries of upsetting events. Cancer is able to link the present to the past with no effort at all. S/he must learn to let go, and understand all that pain and hurt is water under the bridge. You can’t change it now.

Leo July 23 – August 22

Leo will sometimes revisit their past physically, not just in memory. This is because from where they are in the present they can still see potential in an old relationship. Being hot-headed and impulsive, they have no compunctions about phoning an old flame and rekindling the relationship. Otherwise, Leo has no problem moving on, making sure that everyone knows how well they are doing.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Virgo takes reminiscing to a new level. If it were an Olympic sport, they’d most certainly win a gold medal. Analyzing the past is natural to them. They replay the situation, visualizing different outcomes and even hold imaginary “I should have said…” conversations. They can’t change; it’s something they will do for all their life.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Libra has a special place where they keep all those memories and past emotions. They resist sharing them with every fiber of their being. While, on the outside they appear to be getting on with things, very often their thoughts retreat into to that locked room of the past. That’s why they prefer company to being alone. Distraction works a treat.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Scorpio will hang onto those negative memories for a long time, right up until they die. They have a boxful of grudges going back to when they were four years old. While they can forgive, up to a point, they will never ever forget what you did to them. Even if you have no clue yourself what you did to cause offense.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius, the Tigger of the zodiac, bounces back after every disappointment, every hurtful remark, every sad event. They truly learn from negativity and become even better versions of themselves as they get older. A bad relationship? Pfft… I’ll have a better one soon. Their optimism and joy in living is a lesson for the rest of us.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Capricorn yearns for the halcyon days of youth. Even the hard times look better by comparison to today. Nostalgia and rose-tinted spectacles look at the past with love but can turn the present into a nightmare. Moaning about it doesn’t help, Capricorn. That love of your life? It wasn’t.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Aquarius has an interesting method to deal with the past. While they will dive into the memory re-runs, they are very capable of taking those scenarios and making them work in the present. So take that old love affair, and look out for signals that the present one is faltering. Apply the lessons learned back in the day, and you’re back on track. Voila. Adaptability is your middle name, Aquarius.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

Swimming in the murky pools of the past is a favorite Pisces activity. Round and round you go, like a goldfish. Replaying those ill-fated love affairs, listening to all those sad songs, immersing yourself in emotions that should have dissipated a long time ago. You need a deal-with-the-past strategy, Pisces: therapy, or maybe a comedy movie night, might work.

How do you deal with past issues? Can you let things go or do they continue to haunt you? If you need help with anything from the past contact an experienced and reputable psychic for advice.

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Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, December 12

Your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, December 12

By Kelli Fox

Aries

March 21- April 19

You’re a true extrovert today, talking and trading ideas with everyone you meet. People are attracted to your free-spirited personality. To them, you represent the independence everyone wants. You want it, too, perhaps even more than others do. That’s why restricting situations and relationships could grate on you now more than ever. But your spirits are high, making it easy to just do your thing regardless.

Taurus

Explore ideas today to find out what works and what doesn’t. And your solid, practical mindset is perfect for this kind of thinking. But make sure you aren’t quarrelsome when brainstorming with a group. You just want what’s best for everyone: ideas with a solid foundation, or a practical plan that’s going to work. It’s all in how you go about achieving that goal. Listen carefully as well as talking, and consider everyone’s ideas equally.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

Life offers up one inspiring moment after another today. Or maybe it’s just that your mind is even sharper than usual. Complex systems and startling creativity hold equal fascination for you now. If you’re working on a project, you could get happily lost in it for hours. Teamwork is even better today than solo efforts, so gather a group and go for it. Bouncing ideas off other people can be so productive.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

Disloyalty upsets you. You need to know you can rely on your friends, and you return the favour by being incredibly dependable, yourself. But if someone seems unreliable today, don’t write them off or judge them too harshly. They may just be in their own world right now, managing their own concerns. Try to take a compassionate view, Cancer. That shouldn’t be difficult for you.

Leo

July 23-August 22

Forward thinking is highlighted today. And no one is more naturally creative than you. But as you work on a project, make sure you aren’t thinking outside the box simply for the sake of nonconformity. It isn’t enough just to be wacky and weird. Any forward motion today will come from building on tradition. That means taking the best, strongest parts of your existing knowledge, and then trying new ideas to see what works.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

Your no-nonsense manner might come across as abrupt today. You’re just taking care of business, but depending on your responsibilities, a gentler, warmer approach might work better. If you have to work closely with other people, do your best to soften up and approach them with a genuine smile on your face. If you’re in a managerial position, try not to criticise too sharply. Aim for constructive feedback with a healthy dose of praise.

Libra

September 23-October 22

You’re looking out for everyone’s best interests today. If a dispute comes up among your friends or coworkers, you can serve as the voice of reason. You’re naturally attuned to fairness, after all, and you want everyone to get along. People respond to your kindness and your sense of humour. Soon, you’ll have everyone laughing. But your presence brightens up any group. You may not even have to negotiate a dispute!

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

Make it a special point to take part in group activities today. And when you’re spending time with others, be nice! That probably goes without saying, but you’re in a strange mood. Unpredictable behaviour isn’t out of the question. Things might be moving along just fine, but then you’ll hold too stubbornly to a certain viewpoint and push your agenda too hard — and the peace of the moment is lost. Don’t let that happen, Scorpio.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

Fresh thinking helps you surge ahead today in your work or some other pursuit. You’re one of the natural visionaries of the zodiac, which means you’re always thinking ahead of other people. And now, your mind is especially stimulated! It’s as if you have a handle on the future before it ever arrives. When you explore new frontiers of the mind, invite other people to join you. A group expedition is especially fun for everyone.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

Qualities like dependability and stability are an important part of being a good parent, provider or employee. But modern thinking is important, too. It’s the only way to move into the future, and today you’re savvy enough to realise that. Try a new avenue toward your goal — even if you’re worried that it won’t work out. Chances are strong that you’ve done your research, so experimental approaches should pan out well.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

You’re in your head today, chasing down experimental theories and unsubstantiated leads. The cerebral realm might bring you the most satisfaction, but don’t forget to reconnect with the earthly plane, too, including friends and family. Check in with loved ones and let them know what you’re working on. They might even have some good suggestions for where to take your project next. And at the very least, you’ll enjoy their company.

Pisces

February 19-March 20

You’re open to new, experimental or unfounded ideas today — not that you’re generally closed to them. You’re one of those rare people who understand there’s much more to life than meets the eye. And today is a great day to explore those fascinating realms. You’re in a scientific frame of mind, so computer programs and astrology make more sense than usual. You stand to learn a lot now, just by keeping your mind open.

 

–Sydney Morning Herald

Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 11

Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 11

By Kelli Fox

Aries

March 21- April 19

This is a day to challenge yourself and explore undiscovered frontiers. This should be easy, since you’re generally fearless in the face of new ideas or experiences. You could discover a humanitarian streak you didn’t realise you had, as you throw yourself into projects. Global concerns seem especially important and poignant now. You genuinely want to make a difference. With your energy, that shouldn’t be difficult at all.

Taurus

April 20-May 20

Your loved ones may seem emotionally unavailable today. Or they might be literally unavailable, off on some solo adventure or neck-deep in a project. And where does that leave you? Lonely, maybe. But there’s no reason you can’t get wrapped up in your own pursuits. Just remember to come up for air sometime. With your legendary work ethic, it’s easy to focus on a project and end up feeling isolated.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

A flash of insight could lead you down a brand-new path today, either literally or figuratively. You’re exploring interesting intellectual territory, that much is certain. And following your mental impulses is best now, because it feeds your creativity. At the end of the day, you might have come up with a whole new philosophy, or at least a clever solution to an old issue. Innovative thinking leads to groundbreaking moves.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

You might feel moody today, and it could be hard to find a close friend to help you talk it through. Having to bottle everything up inside only makes your feelings more intense. But your focus is strong now, so losing yourself in work is a good idea until you’re able to get your feelings off your chest. Then, it’s time to chat, text or phone that friend of yours.

Leo

July 23-August 22

You want to stand out from the crowd as the unique, original person that you are. Flamboyant acts certainly have their time and place, but today might not be it. Dramatic behaviour doesn’t come across well now. And what’s wrong with blending in with the group? It’s perfectly natural to want to be special. But today might go more smoothly if you resolve yourself to being a part of the whole.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

You’re naturally a bit shy, and today you’re especially reserved. Making a warm, easy connection with someone may have to wait a few days, but that’s okay. You can use this brief period for solitary pursuits. Your thinking is as clear as ever, and sticky, tricky emotions won’t cloud your logic. In fact, you might err on the side of being unsympathetic — another reason to spend time with your own thoughts.

Libra

September 23-October 22

You’ve always been a people-person, and today your interest in your fellow humans is even higher than usual. Coworkers, friends and even perfect strangers are intriguing. Expect a day of conversation and spontaneous ideas. Brainstorming is a great activity now, since your creativity and intellect combine with others’ to great effect. Your inner genius is shining out for all to see. Some might even say you’re brilliant!

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

You’re private by nature, but you’re also a people person. You need warm, emotional contact with the people you love and trust. If your best friend or sweetheart seems emotionally unavailable today, don’t take it personally. This is one of those days when most people are busy with their own thoughts and projects. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out a group, or concentrate on enjoying your own company.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

You have no trouble with big, far-reaching ideas and abstract concepts today. You’re in the perfect mood and mindset for adventurous philosophies. Do some reading up on a subject that’s unfamiliar to you, or brainstorm with a group of friends or coworkers. You can create some exciting energy by making mental connections and tossing out theories as they come to you. This is true creativity at work, Sagittarius.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

A bout of creative thinking makes you seem unconventional in other people’s eyes today. Isn’t it fun to keep your friends or coworkers on their toes? Just when they think they’ve got you all figured out, you throw them a curve ball. And there’s definitely a method to your madness, as everyone will soon see. For now, don’t worry about what others think. Work solo, if you have to. Just keep chasing down these brilliant ideas.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

You like to keep people guessing, and today is good for making plans that will do just that. And yes — though it may seem contradictory, you can chart out unpredictable courses! No one knows better than you that a bit of forethought goes a long way toward following a truly unique path. Today, consider the next four weeks. Set some goals you can reach within that period of time. Aim high, Aquarius!

Pisces

February 19-March 20

Being a part of a crowd holds great appeal today. You want to work side by side with other people, toward the same ideal. If you can look up to a visionary leader, so much the better. The stronger your sense of belief in what you’re doing, the more energy you can muster. Just be sure to rest up at the end of the day. Such energy could be overwhelming!

 

Sydney Morning Herald

 

Your Daily Love Horoscopes for December 11 & December 12

Pisces Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

A new level of honesty could make its way into your emotional world or a love relationship. However, the first way it’s likely to manifest could involve you being honest with yourself about what you want to change regarding your interaction with or commitment to a certain person. If you sense something can’t continue indefinitely as it has done, then you could be instrumental un bringing a helpful and timely shift.

Pisces tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

It can be easy to look at a loved one’s situation and needs, believing both to be of utmost importance. Someone close is lucky to have such a compassionate and supportive person like you in their world. They know it, too. However, it can also be easy to assume that what’s good for a loved one is good for you, too especially if all you want is for someone to feel more loved and comfortable. It might be time to shift the spotlight on to your needs for a change. If you need some time alone to reconnect with yourself physically and emotionally, then this the time to do so.

Capricorn Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

You could have a comfortable idea about balance you’ve managed to create, possibly related to a festive get-together. A loved one or someone close could be a problem regarding this, especially if they have other ideas about what you should be doing or have organized. You’ve done your best to keep everyone happy, and the object of your affections might have an opinion or two about something they feel you’ve overlooked or ignored. For now, stick with your plans.

Capricorn tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

As keen as you might be to convey thoughts or feelings to a certain person, some strong emotions could be trying to make their way into discussions. Normally, this would be helpful. However, this is a time when they are likely to take conversations or exchanges down unhelpful or tense avenues. A wise Capricorn would wait until emotional intensity subsides and words or feelings can be conveyed in a calmer and concise way – on both sides. It’s not just you this affects.

Sagittarius Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

You could feel extra-energetic now, but even you need to put some restrictions on your fervent energy sometimes. A loved one or potential partner is unlikely to be impressed with your gung-ho approach, especially if you bring competitiveness into a love connection. The same over-the-top approach could be applied to making promises or commitments. Don’t make either or both if you sense the tiniest possibility exists that you haven’t thought things through.

Sagittarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Trying to make sense of a relationship issue or dilemma by applying copious amounts of logic to it will probably result in you seeing it in a cold and detached way. It’s important to trust what you feel and adopt a more intuitive, rather than ‘scientific’ approach or attitude toward affairs of the heart. If your intuition doesn’t come up with an instant answer, then take that as your cue to allow a love life scenario to progress further or for a few more facts to find their way to you.

Scorpio Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

You might have an ‘I want it all, and I want it now’ attitude in more than one area of your world, and your love life is no exception at this time. This can include believing you know what’s best for a loved one or potential partner. Making decisions on behalf of someone else is not advisable. If you believe you have an answer or solution, then talk it through first, don’t jump the gun by taking action singlehandedly.

Scorpio tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Many Scorpios love mysteries. Many excel at being mysterious. It’s that trait that makes you so alluring to others. So, if you are typical of your sign and enjoy creating a bit of mystique or being a bit of an enigma, why are you so keen to remove all mystery regarding your thoughts and feelings to a certain person now? Hey, there’s nothing wrong with this. You-know-who is bound to be delighted and your willingness to make yourself vulnerable, even if it’s brief. Just ensure you don’t go a bit over the top or reveal more than is necessary. Maintain a bit of mystery if you can.

Libra Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

You are probably a naturally sociable networker and prefer integrating with others on your terms. However, a clash could exist between your social life and love life, despite both managing to integrate just fine. If you’re attached, then this could be a bigger issue, especially if you feel torn between spending time with friends and your lover. Another possibility is that a loved one is a restrictive influence where your socializing is concerned. Either way, handle with care.

Libra tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

If the urge to indulge yourself in some way grows stronger, then it might be more fun to involve a loved one or potential partner. Something you might have believed they wouldn’t share an interest in or you would be pursuing solo could be something they’re keen to experience with you. Whatever it is, it’s bound to be more fun doing it with someone special. Be receptive to being accompanied with what you thought you’d be pursuing alone.

Virgo Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

Freedom of speech…we’re all entitled to it, but skill is often required when it comes to knowing when we’ve said enough – or too much. Maintaining peace and balance in your emotional world requires you to summon plenty of diplomacy and dial back certain strong opinions or viewpoints. Speaking more than you listen is a sure-fire way of creating tension or disagreements.

Virgo tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

For relationships to ‘work’ or be as fulfilling as possible, is it essential for two people to have much in common? We know like attracts like but sometimes, healthy relationships involve two people who have completely polarized interests. Your list of interests might differ significantly from someone close, but that needn’t be an obstacle to forming or strengthening your connection now. All that’s needed is a bit more receptiveness to learn on both sides.

Leo Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

You might feel a justified sense of Leonine pride that your talents are receiving the recognition they deserve in other areas of your world. However, don’t take it as a given that your love life can be pushed aside in favor of praise or rewards coming your way elsewhere. Whether single or attached, you could be easily distracted. Try to keep a balance where it’s needed.

Leo tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

You undoubtedly have your own thoughts and opinions about a certain issue that might be a bit on the sensitive side or maybe even controversial, involving someone close. You might also wonder how they see logic or something sensible in what you see as perplexing or senseless. However, this person isn’t seeking your approval. They want to know that you support them, even if you think they’re missing a big point.

Cancer Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

A money matter could put a dampener on a love connection, especially if it becomes clear that a new level of responsibility needs to be introduced toward spending, or shared resources. It’s not that one big expense is the problem either, It could be lots of small expenses or purchases that are adding up quickly. If a conversation needs to be had about who spends what or where you or a partner are absorbing one too many costs, then that could be timely and helpful.

Cancer tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

You know what it’s like to try and please all of the people all the time. It’s impossible. Just as you believe you’ve struck a perfect balance with placating everyone important in your world, circumstances arise that are beyond your control and throw the best-laid plans off course. Try to be sympathetic to a loved one’s situation now. They’re trying to keep you happy while trying to keep others happy at the same time. A bit more support and understanding wouldn’t go amiss.

Gemini Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

Cross wires and mixed signals could bring a host of complications to your emotional world. However, don’t assume the root cause is as obvious as you believed it to be. On the face of it, communication issues could appear to be caused by an obvious factor, but if you’re willing to probe and look beyond the obvious, you could discover what’s really presenting a problem to a loved one or someone close.

Gemini tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

You might need to accept limits that exist regarding ways in which you can strengthen – or possibly rebuild – one special connection. You can make as many loving, supportive and conciliatory gestures as possible but if someone isn’t appreciative of your efforts, then you’ll reach a point where you’ll need to leave the proverbial ball in their court. That could be a very effective strategy now. Give someone space and see what happens.

Taurus Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

You have a mental checklist of what you want and need from a current partner, or a potential one if you’re a single Taurean. However, do consider if you’re sticking too rigidly to certain expectations. It might be someone else who brings spontaneity to your connection that you might be misinterpreting as being an unhelpful distraction to what you believe you need. Love refuses to work to anyone’s strict agenda, including yours. Don’t lower your standards. Just replace one or two expectations with something a bit more flexible.

Taurus tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

There can be many benefits to adopting a relaxed attitude toward affairs of the heart, perhaps accepting that whatever will be, will be. Perhaps, you’ve had enough drama recently to feel a need to take a step back and focus your efforts on something you believe to be more worthwhile. But even if you choose to put affairs of the heart further down your priority list, the cosmos still treats your needs as a priority. Being a bit more receptive to the idea of more love entering your world will ensure that it does.

Aries Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

Something in your emotional world or within a love relationship could require you to think or react swiftly. Your biggest challenge might surround not reacting too emotionally or dramatically toward what arises. Try to see a romantic or relationship situation for what it is. It’s by applying a calm, practical solution that you can ensure an issue doesn’t escalate into something unnecessarily bigger.

Aries tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

You’re about to start adopting a more authentic attitude toward love, romance, intimacy, the whole kit, and kaboodle. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve had the wrong idea about all three until now. However, it does mean you’re connecting with your emotional needs in a new and deeper way. It’s time to free yourself from outdated ideas or beliefs that you might have clung to because they suited someone else more than you. Your heart’s voice is stronger, and it is gaining a deeper understanding of what it needs. All you need to do is listen.

Aquarius Daily Love Horoscope

Tuesday 11th of December 2018

The Moon’s influence in your sign could rock an equilibrium between you and someone close. With emotions running that little bit higher, you could feel tempted to take one commitment to a new level. At the same time, you could feel enhanced emotions offer a chance to convey yourself more openly and hang the consequences. If traditional or ‘the usual’ ways of conveying yourself don’t appeal to you, then you could have a brainwave regarding a new and more unusual way of doing so!

Aquarius tomorrow love horoscope:

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

The Moon continues to influence your sign and has an agenda that involves heightening emotions. When that happens, tension is rarely far behind. This lunar influence could bring into the open an issue that you and a loved one know needs to be acknowledged and addressed but have managed to avoid bringing into the open so far. Take advantage of the opportunity to do so now. A more emotional approach to this matter could help it to receive the sensitivity it needs from both sides.