My Stars by Madame Zzaj, Romanian Queen of all Queens
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21):
Do try to not allow the word “no” to be your calling card and ID badge. It’s difficult when Mars is sextile Uranus in one’s chart (as it is in yours), but vetoing every suggestion for fun so you may wallow in your despair gets tiresome.
Play Scrooge if you must, but please keep it an interior monologue, as the rest of us can do fine without you, if that’s what you desire.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19):
Your New Moon on the Winter Solstice sets the tone for us; the planets festoon you with the brightest ornaments of this holiday season. No, you need not transform into a decorated tree, but you are the embodiment of joy and delight, the ghost of Christmas Past, as it were. We should all be proud to pull the sleigh that you rode in on, from which you bestow grace and hope (I know, you’re blushing).
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18):
Don’t forbid us our foolish pleasures during the depths of winter. Uranus, your ruling planet, is working overtime for you this season; while you may be able to see better than most the trend lines into the future, keep in mind that these are things which only might happen. While the ruckus the rest of us are raising might seem simple-minded, allow us our fun; even though you think it’s noise, I think it’s pretty.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20):
Let me point out that Saturn has two faces: one limiting, and the other embracing. As your Moon squares Saturn in December and January, decide whether you’re being smothered or embraced. If you’re feeling rushed, just let people know you need to stand back from the hurley-burley to take a beat. You won’t be sidelined for long. December 26th brings everything into a rosy focus.
We’ll think of you as the embodiment of “A Christmas Story.” Remember, you don’t need to touch your tongue to a cold flagpole because it might be amusing. The open handed nature of Jupiter is yours to channel as your Moon keeps flirting with him (twice in December, once in January). You can do what you wish with energy to spare, and run rings around us lesser mortals.
Taurus (Apr 21-May20):
Don’t throw every resource at your command into the pursuit of having a good time, as it will leave you with quite a hangover, and mounting debts. Your Moon is square Jupiter in December and January, which can lead to a lack of caution, and throwing one’s assets around indiscriminately in pursuit of that special someone. While your efforts might be accepted, they won’t be reciprocated. Worry a bit more about your needs than those of others.
Gemini (May 21-June 21):
You may be so unlike “you” these next two months that none of us will recognize you (or if we do, we won’t admit to it). Forewarned is forearmed, however, so you may take steps to minimize the damage. Mercury, your ruling planet, keeps squaring the Moon, which can make you snappy, yappy, and petulant, always a winning combination. You should immediately recognize the difficultly and tone it down.
Cancer (June 22-July 22):
In January, you may look back on December and wonder, “What was I complaining about? That wasn’t all bad.” Now that you know how you’ll feel in the future, please try to dial it down a bit during December, when everything appears to launch “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” in your direction. Don’t imagine obstructions and obstacles where none, in truth, exist.
Leo (July 23-Aug 22):
Lucky you, getting to be Auntie Mame this time around; and you wear the mantle well, mixing it up and making everything fabulous! We just don’t know how you keep it all running so smoothly, as you never let us see you sweat (but a lady never sweats darling, she glows). We’re just moths circling your glow, and thankful for the light.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22):
You, doing things by half measures? Ha! Just keep in mind that you can’t buy affection or repair a damaged relationship with overkill in the gifts department. A sincere apology or even feigning being contrite will do more for repairing your reputation than draining your bank account will (though there is this charming bracelet at Bulgari…).
Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22):
All the more stable signs get jostled in December and yours is no exception. Doing more and enjoying it less might be your lot the third week in December. Fortunately, you bounce back quickly. If every base doesn’t get covered, screw it. Letting things be out of control doesn’t mean you’re out of control. Take a beat and see if others take up the slack
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21):
At home or office, you are the catalyst which makes the season bright, even in January (January needs perking up). Your nimble mind is aided by your Moon and Neptune putting their heads together and coming up with some top-notch ideas, which only you can implement. Try to take some joy from coming up with the plans which provide so much enjoyment for others.