Daily Horoscope: Friday November 25, 2016


Taking your best friend or romantic partner for granted will cause great resentment. Stop what you’re doing and take stock of your surroundings. When is the last time you did something nice for the most important person in your life? Being busy with career matters is no excuse for being neglectful. Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy quality time together. Tailor your activity to their interests, not yours. By turning your focus outward, you’ll strengthen your bond instead of weakening it.


There is a lot of work to do but you don’t feel very productive. Instead of palming off your duties on someone else, do the bare minimum without complaint. You may not realise it, but your boss is monitoring your performance. If you’re seen as being cooperative, you will hold on to your job. If not, you will be forced to look for a new position. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a problem, but professional prospects are few and far between at this juncture.


This is not a good time for financial or romantic gambles. It’s best to preserve the status quo, even if you are bored. You’ve worked hard to reach this point. Sacrificing your livelihood and dignity will be a source of bitter regret. It seems like friends are leading more adventurous lives than you. That may be true, but there’s a reason for this disparity. You’re at a point where it is more important to build a secure foundation than venture into unfamiliar territory. Don’t fight it.


Your family depends heavily on you for support. Instead of paying all their bills and providing them with rides, money and material goods, pull away. Foster a greater sense of independence. There’s nothing wrong with telling a teenager to get a job or advising an adult to go to a rehabilitation programme. Your decision to pull away will be met with angry recriminations. Don’t fall victim to guilt. You shouldn’t feel compelled to share the fruits of your labour with people who are too lazy to fend for themselves.


It’s a good idea to back up your computer and phone. That way, you can easily recover from a technical breakdown. If you’re going on a trip, make sure your equipment is fully charged. Taking your car in for a service is also advised. Instead of panicking at the first sign of a mechanical foul up, try to treat it as a sign you should unplug from the technical world. Read a book, luxuriate in the bath or create some handicrafts. You’ll benefit from this break.


A business opportunity involves more than you thought. It’s best to back out now, while you have a chance to rescue your reputation. The last thing you want is to get entangled in an unfair deal. The fault lies with an exploitative executive who pretends a job involves a small set of duties when it really requires lots of time and energy. If you’re attracted to someone at work, resist the urge to embark on a romance together. It’s better to keep your personal and professional lives strictly separate.


You should beware of a tendency to overindulge in food and drink. It’s best to eat light, nutritious food. Eating several small meals throughout the day is preferable to having three traditional servings. Keeping a bag of healthy snacks like carrots and cheese sticks nearby will stop you from filling up on junk food. A pushy relative will try to foist some calorific treats on you. Do your best to withstand the pressure. You’re the one who has to live with the consequences of your decisions.


You have big dreams. It’s important to take practical steps to realise them. Failing to take simple steps like applying for jobs, asking for dates and sending your creative work for review will result in disappointment. Push yourself into uncomfortable territory. Any worthwhile goal involves an element of sacrifice. If your efforts fall flat on the first attempt, don’t give up hope. Keep trying and remain positive. Eventually, you’ll hit the target. Surrounding yourself with optimists will greatly increase your chance for success.


It’s important to fulfil a promise to a friend, even if it is inconvenient. In the past, your loved one went out of their way to assist you with some serious problems. Now you have a chance to return the favour. It may be necessary to postpone a work assignment for the sake of this errand. Try not to dwell on your disappointment. There will be other chances to raise funds. Good friendships are too precious to squander.


Instead of throwing your weight around, you should take your turn like everybody else. People will be much more impressed by a humble attitude than an arrogant display of power. If a service worker is rude to you, remain polite. Someone who observes the whole exchange will come forward and redeem the situation. There are times to assert your authority, but this isn’t one of them. Most people have to deal with minor annoyances every day.


A narrow minded attitude will keep you from realising your full potential. Don’t be so quick to write someone off who doesn’t look the part of a talented expert. You never know what someone can do until you give them a chance. By joining forces with an unconventional partner, you’ll reach heights you never dreamed possible. Try not to dwell on your ideological differences. They are less important than your mutual interest in a creative medium. Avoid contentious subjects like religion and politics.


Arguments over joint property undermine your faith in humanity. You’re tired of dealing with greedy people. At times like this, it’s important to remember how kind and considerate your friends are. Spending time with them will take the sting out of a nasty litigation. When it comes to the money involved, don’t stop fighting for what is rightfully yours. You’re a much more formidable opponent than your rival realises. Keep a cool head throughout the legal proceedings.