December 18-24, 2008

by Carrie Megginson
Published on December 18, 2008, 12:00am | Comments

Heavenly Round-Up: A magnet pulls you to your own hearth and home. Regardless of your obligations, do-lists and social engagements there's just no place like home. But should you choose to curl up in your shell, you may find yourself brooding over imperfections in the infrastructure and flaws in the presentation. What a conundrum! Challenge yourself to make merry outside your usual comfort levels. Do more, do other, do new. It's time you brought yourself into the promise of the season with your whole heart.

Aries: If it were easy, you wouldn't want to be a part of the process. If it were simple, it wouldn't keep your complex mind engaged. If it were less than what it is, so would you be. Step up to the plate and make yourself proud of who you are. Listen.

Taurus: You've got that all-over glow, which goes with everything. You're ready to have a better time-starting right now and extending into the future full-throttle. You're prepared to do what needs doing if it means putting your objectives within reach. Call Sunday.

Gemini: You've seen the future, and it has a lot more detail-oriented work than you'd been planning on. Now is the time to get ready to mind your Ps and Qs, dot your ''i''s and cross your ''t''s. Bring your game face, but only if you can produce a jolly one. Hope.

Cancer: If you decide to go off the reservation and take a walk on the wild side, you may be delighted with the new friends you make and the company you keep along the way. It could be all that, minus your fearful prognostications. Dance with a Pisces.

Leo: You're no sissy, but you're afraid of that dark place in your heart. Find your courage and light a single candle as you make your way to the center of your labyrinth. Within, you'll discover new forms of compassion and unexpected founts of joy. Wear red Tuesday.

Virgo: Sing with your whole self to release the latent pleasure you might take if you weren't so preoccupied with fulfilling your preconceptions. Recalibrate your attentions and rediscover what it is you like best about the most wonderful time of the year.

Libra: Discipline will get you from here to there, if that's the route you want to take. But you might use a more friendly form of incentive and get where you need to be just as quickly. Really, give the carrot another try. It won't be the only good thing if you can commit. Laugh.

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Zodiac Calendar

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Scorpio: It's not the company you keep; it's the ones you let get away that weigh on your soul. Even so, you have more potential in your little pinky and more actual capability in your possession than you can readily believe. Open yourself to the possibilities and share.

Sagittarius: You're all charged up and you have more than your fair share of holiday cheer to spread around. Go easy on the making of merry; you don't want to be burned out before you even get to the main event. Spend time with loved ones to even yourself out.

Capricorn: You can accomplish anything you want. You can maneuver into any desirable position. You can include the ones who will contribute the most. You have the drive. You have the flexibility. You have the charisma. Now go believe in yourself to make it all true.

Aquarius: You've seen it all before, as in a dream or a flashback. You can't change the full trajectory of events, but you can interpret them creatively to find meaning which will make the experience more useful and more beautiful to everyone involved. Use the force for good.

Pisces: Wouldn't it be nice if everyone were having a good time. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the beauty in your heart could be spread at plague-speed all over the world? Each smile, each wave, each cheerful word may be a catalyst toward a monumental happily-ever-after. Go there.

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