By Jonathan Cainer
Seasons Greetings. We are entering Christmas under the Dark of the Moon. This is even more auspicious than it is rare. It suggests there can be healing, understanding and inspiration wherever there is now hurt, resentment or lethargy. Not everyone finds Christmas easy. For some it is a trying time, when expectations become pressures, absences become disappointments or memories become painful. But this year, even those who feel singularly lacking in ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ will have a moment of ‘Aha!’ From such moments, deep new insights can arise – and these may yet have the power to transform people’s lives.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Some people thrive on mayhem and melodrama. The nearer they are to the edge of disaster, the happier they seem to be. For much the same reason, many of us enjoy horror movies or roller-coasters. This enhances the sensation of ‘being alive’. That’s what we all yearn to feel. Sometimes, when life is too quiet, everything becomes too flat or dull. Now, about the current source of excitement in your life… If you feel it is doing you good, roll with it. If not, just remember one thing: it is optional! If you want a peaceful Christmas, you can create one.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Things should go well for you over the holiday but if you encounter some tension, for any reason, don’t assume that you have anything to apologise for. Even if you do have a skeleton in your closet, you are not alone. There are seven billion people on this earth. That’s seven billion closets. Not one of them is empty. Don’t race for the moral high ground. The very act of reaching for that puts you on lower ground! Do, though, be clear and conscious. Forgive yourself for your own failings, forgive others for theirs. Remember what time of year it is.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 22)
The festive season may be in full swing but you are fast approaching a turning point. You have a big choice to make and a big commitment to give. You keep mulling it all over in your mind. Yet, wait a moment… have you not already reached your decision? Are you not just thinking about a deal that has already been done? The planets suggest there are no new answers to be found. You already know all that you need to know. You just need, somehow, to recognise the fact that you already know it! When you do, you will start getting what you want for Christmas.
CANCER (June 23 – July 23)
We spend ages preparing for the holidays, then they end almost as soon as they start! Nor will the cosmic climate stay the same for much longer. Within days, you will feel a different kind of wind starting to blow. Soon, there will be a reward for all the energy you have invested. A tense situation will become much more relaxed. First, though… well, you know what’s needed now. You are pursuing an important objective. You need to carry on until you get all the way from here to success. That won’t take you as long as you may fear.
LEO (July 24 – August 23)
‘All that glisters is not gold.’ We really must remember that, especially at this time of year. We do not want to be attracted by tacky tinsel. Yet we must not swing to the other extreme and assume that true gold has no gloss. Some things seem attractive, but they turn out to be worthless. Others prove to be worth their weight in… Well, at this point, I probably have to be careful. I am not specifically predicting your imminent acquisition of a precious metal, l am merely telling you not to be too suspicious of a real opportunity over the holiday season.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
What do you think? What do you feel? What do you believe? Do you think that, maybe, if you believed something else, you might feel differently? And if your thoughts were currently running along different lines, might your emotions alter to match? Let’s ignore the question of whether moods are all in the mind or whether our hearts affect what’s in our heads? Let’s go straight to beliefs… and the way that these can affect us at every level. The evidence of that is all around us at Christmas. Your future now is looking brighter. You’d better believe it!
LIBRA (September 24 – October 23)
Rather than start your forecast with a carol, let’s have a quote from a country singer called Trace Adkins. ‘Too much fun, what’s that mean? It’s like too much money, there’s no such thing. It’s like a girl too pretty, with too much class, being too lucky, a car too fast. No matter what they say I’ve done, I ain’t never had too much fun.’ What a cavalier attitude towards the established values of health, safety and political correctness! Still though, he encapsulates the sentiment of your current astrological outlook. Put down your fear, put on your smile.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Does something seem to be holding you back this Christmas? A freeway has to be pretty badly congested before it is worth taking some alternative route. You’ve got a simple way to meet a need. Although there is, it’s true, a convoluted alternative available to you. Sometimes, complicated options appear attractive. They look as if they have hidden benefits that we might never encounter if we were to do the obvious. Maybe, sometimes, that’s true. Right now, though, the main road from A to B, for all its drawbacks and shortcomings, is the best road.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Do you feel hemmed in by some of your commitments for the festive season? Are you aware of restrictions and limitations? Are you forever running out of time, money, energy or enthusiasm? That’s understandable but you should not consider any of this to be indicative of future circumstance. Think of a way in which the elastic, on a catapult, gets stretched a long way back before it goes flying forward. Any moment now, you are going to start hurtling towards success. Your progress will be a direct result of the process you are bravely going through now.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
‘Hello, how are you?’ ‘I’m fine, how are you?’ ‘Oh, I’m fine too.’ ‘Oh well, must be going, Merry Christmas.’ ‘And a Merry Christmas to you.’ With inane exchanges like this we while away our lives. We don’t really care. We don’t really want to know. We just know what we are supposed to say. But how are you really? And who truly cares? Coming events bring you more meaningful contact with someone special. They also allow you an insight into a situation you have been looking at for some while yet been unable to see properly. That’s wonderful.
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19)
I ought really to quote a Christmas song for you but I keep thinking of the old Nina Simone hit, that goes, ‘I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.’ Yet no matter how sincerely we utter this prayer, it never seems to be granted. That’s hardly surprising. Given all our different languages, nuances and subtleties, the real wonder is why we aren’t all misunderstood a lot more often. As for good intentions… well, we know what road they pave. You will have a fine festive season, as long as you are careful!
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
Must your holiday season bring trouble? What is this big battle that you must fight? Are you sure it is necessary? Might you not be responding to an artificial expectation? Could you be cross with someone about tension that you have created within your own mind? Do you really have to prove something to someone? Will they actually notice, even if you succeed? Or are you just trying to prove a point to yourself? In which case, why don’t you do it by thinking things through, and thus save a whole load of effort? Give yourself an easier Christmas.
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