Roll the dice, Scorpio. It’s safe to take a calculated gamble this week, especially on Thursday, December 20, when the confident Sun gets a galvanizing nudge from spontaneous Uranus. Your self-protective sign likes to play it safe, but there’s also truth to the saying that it takes money to make money. Follow the prompt and find something to invest in that will bring a higher return, be it a mutual fund, rental property, or a friend’s start-up venture. Without risk there can be no reward. If you’re thinking in smaller bites, how about investing in…YOU? Would some state-of-the-art digital equipment or specialized training help you command more pay? Put that gear on your last-minute list for Santa, or see if you can squeeze a “Claus clause” into your Q4 budget and fund this yourself. Some Scorpios may be seeking a different job, possibly in a brand-new field. You don’t have to quit your current gig, but this week, you might already ask around—discreetly—and find out what people who have your dream job are earning. This noncommittal exploration will give you a sense of what’s possible. In the process you might discover that you’re being undervalued in your current scenario, which you can use as a bargaining chip to negotiate better terms in early 2019.
Starting Friday, however, you may be too busy fluttering from tree lighting to seasonal soiree to be bothered thinking about business. You can thank the Sun’s annual tour through Capricorn and your affable third house for lifting your nose from the grindstone and turning you into an unapologetic social butterfly until January 20. For the coming four weeks, lose the competitive streak and embrace the spirit of cooperation. Once you relax and let conversation flow freely (cup of mulled cider, optional), you could discover kindred spirits, project partners and ski buddies sitting right under your nose. All you have to do is stay open. They could be coworkers, friends of friends, even people you see regularly at your go-to local venues. Small talk could add up to big plans if you take the time to break the ice. Got an idea for a book, podcast or maybe a YouTube series? This media-savvy spell could bring some inspired keyboard strokes—or mic drops! Your intuitive sign has always been a thought-leader. Now it’s time to get those ideas out of your head and into the zeitgeist. Some people may find your edgy ideas controversial, and that won’t phase you much. Just try not to start a debate under the tree or while people are sipping champagne on NYE. There’s a time and a place for everything!