Heavenly Round-Up: We live in times as interesting as they are potentially lucky. How can you access the serendipitous while avoiding the compellingly intense parts? They're blended together such that you can't have the one without the other. But you may remember that there's nothing out there that can do you more harm than good for the duration. Bring your self-esteem to the holiday table. You'll be protected from the slings and arrows of outrageous relatives and/or strangers. Overdo everything on Thursday.
Aries: It's funny how you can feel so full of life when the world around you is putting itself down for the winter. Revel in the season. Take joy in each dull or glowing moment. There's a deep magic here that whispers to you in the secret corners of your soul. Learn from a child.
Taurus: You want to be better at sharing than you are, but it's hard to know where to draw the line in the sand between thine and mine. If you take more than that to which you are entitled, does that make you an imperialist in your heart of hearts? Ask your question Monday.
Gemini: You've been talking the talk, but are you ready to pull your socks up and walk the walk? Moral dilemmas pop up like infernal gophers in a bad video game. Can you manage them and honor yourself, too? Honestly, you may as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb.
Cancer: You might decrease the peace by increasing the quota of chaos in the home. But hadn't you been feeling that things were a little too much the same, a little too bland lately? Get into the spirit of wildness and maybe even throw pecans into the dressing this time.
Leo: Yes, you can fall in love at first sight. More frightening still is that you can fall in love with someone you've known for ages in all kinds of contexts. Watch your step. You're more than a little vulnerable to letting your heart do the figuring when you do risk assessment.
Virgo: It would be easier if you didn't hear the disapproving voice of your parents saying, ''I told you so.'' Happily, that noise is a self-generated hallucination. Your real family would never say that to you. And if they really would it may be time to cut the cord. Accept the best.
Libra: Isn't it funny how you turn to what's familiar when things don't go exactly right? Chart your compulsions by following your responses to the holiday stress to which all flesh is heir. Once you have a sense of what you do on automatic, call on your peeps to help pull you out.
Scorpio: You have the means at your disposal. You have the supply lines necessary to see you through. You are ready to wage a campaign such as has not been seen since Hannibal crossed the Alps. Does it have to be a holy war to justify your excesses? Could it be a picnic?
Sagittarius: No one ever accused you of not being able to find the bright spot in the gloomy day. But your enthusiasms are being subjected to a peculiar quantity of criticism right now, and most is generated internally. Stop picking at yourself like that. The Universe loves you.
Capricorn: You're not usually so easy to mislead. But this was an intentional act of disinformation, and you weren't prepared for outright chicanery. In the aftermath, don't accuse your self or others of na´vetÚ. Set fresh parameters and standards to change future outcomes.
Aquarius: You can come out and play as soon as you've finished all those chores on which you've been procrastinating for ever so long. Your peers are waiting on you, and you want to be there. Stop cutting yourself off from that to which you're entitled. Make it easy on Sunday.
Pisces: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the best employee of them all? It might be you, but do you want that dubious distinction? Wouldn't you rather be the most creative? Or the most original? Or the least involved in office politics? There's a way through the looking glass -- use it.