A LOOK at the stars for the week running up to Christmas Day.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23—December 21)
Linking up with others to have some fun may not always appeal. Do you think that sometimes you take life too seriously? This is a time of the year when you have every excuse to relax and let your hair down. Of course, you should not need an excuse. Take your lead from a loved one and enter into unknown sparkling social waters.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22—January 20)
Losing touch with someone that you care about is hard. It is especially so at this time. Mutual friends and colleagues show you the way to make a new path. Memories are wonderful but remember that you have some to make for the future. A romantic interest may pass you by next week, but be assured that it will return when the time is right.
AQUARIUS (January 21—February 19)
A shopping trip that would normally bore you can turn into something special. Make a point of being warm and chatty to everyone you meet during your trip. See what a difference it makes to your mood? Make this the season that you give others the benefit of the doubt. A sense of humour should never be allowed to desert you.
PISCES (February 20—March 20)
Something may feel a bit out of kilter next week. Is there someone missing from your circle? In cheering others up, you find a happier way forward yourself. Accept invitations for the benefit of your friends. Enjoy festivities for the benefit of the children. Among all of this, you find what seems missing. It is still there, but hidden. When you let yourself walk into a new room, you are set to gain.
ARIES (March 21—April 20)
An optimistic and exciting week ahead brings you even closer to a loved one. Maybe it is the shared organising of a festive gathering. Perhaps it is the spirit of giving and wrapping presents together. Whatever it is, be sure to make the most of this period. The warmer you are with others, the more they will open up to you. Happiness is in feeling wanted and valued.
TAURUS (April 21—May 21)
Being surrounded by festive cheer and a certain amount of silliness does not appeal as next week begins. Trying to get work finished and out of the way before the holidays? To get some peace, you may need to find a quiet corner and even be a bit anti-social for a few days. When you do get into the festive spirit, it will be all the more fun, free from worries.
GEMINI (May 22—June 21)
A slow start to the week soon hots up as you realise how much there is still to get organised! Still, don’t panic. There is lots of help around if only you will ask. Working with others is particularly fun at the weekend when a relative chips in. Someone who you have not heard from for years may suddenly surface. Give a warm welcome and try to suspend any suspicions.
CANCER (June 22—July 23)
When launching into the reasons why someone close should not do something, think back. Realising that you were in much the same situation will help you to understand. Aim to bring a more lighthearted aspect to your relationships as the holiday approaches. Although you like to be in control, romance cannot thrive in overly harsh conditions. To really relax, you will need to give in to a sense of fun.
LEO (July 24—August 23)
Compassion and love are not quite the same. One is more spontaneous than the other. In being spontaneous next week, you show compassion to someone who you love. Is it appreciated? Only time will tell but it will bring you respect from an unexpected direction. Someone who has admired you in secret may now show their hand. Keep your sense of humour!
VIRGO (August 24—September 23)
After a few difficult months, you are now expected to let your hair down and have fun. Not so easy, is it? That is because you have been concentrating on one area for far too long. You don’t have to think too hard about the future for the next few weeks. Living in the moment makes it hard not to relax. Letting someone get closer to you makes you realise their potential.
LIBRA (September 24—October 23)
There may not be everything that you could wish for in your life at the moment. We all need something to strive for and look forward to. Take the time to relax and enjoy your family and friends in the next few weeks. You may like it so much that you turn over a new leaf. Do you really spend enough time doing what makes you happiest?
SCORPIO (October 24—November 22)
Being at the heart of things suits you well enough at this time of the year. Bring more satisfaction to every day by letting others help out. Oh, they may not be as competent as you, but they could become so. Did someone help you out when you were younger? Maybe it is time to repay the favour. Involve as many as possible in your festive arrangements.