Venus makes a change on Christmas Eve, joining the holiday party in Capricorn. She's a bit formal in this part of the sky, so don't be surprised if the festivities lean toward the traditional with plenty of rules to follow and responsibilities to take on. Even fun and games happen within structures and limitations. That's what makes them so interesting! Christmas brings an alignment of Venus and Saturn to put an even finer point on it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). To be bold and in charge feels powerful, but you can also be just as effective, if not more so this week, by coming from a smaller, more curious place. A little compromise and humility will go a long way. Genuine friendliness will be disarming. A soft voice will cause others to bend and lean into your ideas.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're honing in on your own thing, and you're going to make yourself proud this week — which is way more important to you than making other people proud. You've learned that other people can be unpredictable in their preferences, and they often want you to go in a direction you have no desire to go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The advent of digital culture is eroding away the mainstream, as there are so many more choices and ways to do things that there is no longer a general consensus about what to like. You'll use to your advantage in some way this week. You'll derive much satisfaction from digging into a very specific niche.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The difference between being "basic," which is an adjective used as an insult, and being "normcore," which is not an insult, is that the first way is done unconsciously and isn't concerned about being unique, and the second way is done consciously to enjoy fitting into the flow of things.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll do what's important. Keep in mind that it will probably not be the most fun way to spend your time, but later you'll feel good about the accomplishment. So often, the important thing is something that everyone wants to have done but no one wants to do. Anyway, it's what's right and, ultimately, what's rewarding.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People are better in groups. Being a part of a group will make you feel healthier, happier and more centered this week. If you don't already have a role in a group that meets regularly, this is an excellent week to find your tribe and fortify your sense of community.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You go into the week feeling like you've got something figured out. This will change as you realize that situations are far more complex than you thought. This is good news, actually, because you'll be engaged in this for a while. Solving the problems will bring you together with interesting people.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have no problem admitting your flaws, if that's what's called for. Though it so rarely is. Talking about what you're bad at or what displeases you will do nothing for you this week. But as you draw attention to the lighter, brighter, stronger part of you, a change for the better will begin to take hold.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Thoughts are seeds. Not all of them are fertile. Some have been roasted and salted and are only good for consumption, if that. No amount of tending or water could ever make them grow, and that's probably for the best. Concentrate on the thoughts with real potential, and they'll build on each other.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Intelligence is not the same thing as critical thinking. That's why you know some very smart people who have done some really dumb things. Choose your company carefully and your leaders even more carefully this week. Only follow people who seem to have excellent common sense.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People are born with innate differences in respect to their senses. For instance, there are chemical substances that only certain people can taste while others report no flavor at all. It's wonderful that everyone is different, and you benefit greatly from that today as you cater to a very specific audience.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your thoughts have impact — some more than others. It will help you to rate this impact. How loud would the thought be if it were a sound? How does it make you feel? What action does it inspire? You'll be pruning some of your thoughts this week with the goal of keeping only the ones that serve you best.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You'll experience major coincidences in the new year. Mostly they are omens that point the way to outstanding good fortune. Friends and fun will decorate your calendar all year. Make an effort to travel as much as possible, because the wisdom and opportunities you gain on the road will improve your daily life immensely. Something you daydreamed about last year will come to fruition in February. Family bonds solidify as you take on big projects and challenges together.
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