Dec. 19 – 25, 2018


For All Signs:  The winter solstice this year is timed at 5:23 p.m. EST on Dec. 21st.  This is the point of the year at which the northern hemisphere is tilted furthest from the sun.  Due to the tilt, our nights are longest at this time. Ancient people of the north celebrated the “return” of the sun within a few days following the winter solstice. That was the point when it became apparent that the sun would, indeed, return to bring heat, light and life back to the people.  This holiday was widely celebrated among the pagans (country people) at least as far back in time as the dating of Stonehenge in the British Isles, carbon dated at 2500 B.C.E. to 1700 B.C.E.
Aries:  Be open to any and all invitations to holiday parties this week.  Whatever feels new and different will add vibrancy to your life now.  Travel and contact with people from a distance brings smiles to your heart.  Activities involving higher level studies, the law, the church/synagogue, teaching, and/or publishing will be fruitful.
Taurus:  You have several aspects that favor romance, the arts, and things of beauty.  You may be the happy recipient of small gifts, compliments or favors from others.   Your mind wants to wander in the world of fantasy, daydreams, good books, and music.  It is not a great week for getting things done, but you will enjoy the journey.
Gemini:  You are probably much more sensitive to what others think right now.  Don’t ask anyone else to evaluate you or critique your work.  Wait until you are finished with your creative efforts.  On this same theme, avoid critiquing others.  Recognize you do not have all the facts and your rationale may be flawed.
Cancer:  Things may not go as well as you expected over the holidays.  If circumstances and/or people do not fall into step with your plans, relax and let go of the “small stuff”.  Everyone will be OK and this holiday will be a source of pleasure.
Leo:  Your general attention is shifting for the next month into the arena of your career and overall life direction.  Whatever you have created thus far will be noticed and perhaps applauded.  As a talented leader, you may attract an invitation to manage an upcoming project.
Virgo:  Plan ahead and make a point of organizing the steps that you need to accomplish any goal at this time.  The general tizz of the holidays could get under your skin.  This is not a time to demand perfection for yourself or anyone else, so if you begin to feel anxious, consciously relax your mind.
Libra: Your intuition is particularly strong at this time and dreams may be especially meaningful. You may especially enjoy the lights of the season.  You will take pleasure in color and strive to add beauty to everything on your radar.  Romanticism is at its height for you this year.
Scorpio: You may be tempted to overindulge this week, so tighten your resolve if you are on a self-improvement program.  Give yourself a break in another area so you won’t feel self-abused.  Your imagination and creativity are strong right now and you may be drawn to participate in the arts or music in some way.  It will be refreshing.
Sagittarius the Archer:  (Nov. 22 — Dec. 20)  You have a desire to reach outward to others.  You want to share ideas and express yourself in a larger framework.  It seems everyone is interested in what you think.  Activities involving legal interests, teaching or learning are favored.  Travel could be on the agenda.
Capricorn:  The sun returns “home” to your sign this week.  You likely will find it to be energizing.  Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life.  Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy during 2019.  It will be a significant year for the Goats.
Aquarius:  There is something unique about this year’s holiday season that lifts your spirit and makes you smile.  Association with groups of friends is more than normally heartwarming.  Invite them to your door with an open house.
Pisces:  You may feel as though you came from another planet this week.  Communications may be misunderstood, snarled, or lost altogether.  Compensate for this problem by concentrating on speaking the truth as you know it, and listening very carefully to what others tell you.  Then double check to confirm.  Avoid making assumptions.
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