Aries (March 21-April 19)
Though it’s always healthy to strive to be the best, the holiday season should be more about togetherness and sharing. Trying to outshine your family members and show up your friends with your lengthy list of achievements for the year isn’t the spirit of Christmas at all. Save that competitive drive for January and try to work towards a promotion!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Any Taurus loves to look her (or his) best, but sometimes that desire to sparkle comes at an expense. Instead of focusing on dressing to impress and the huge pile of presents you want to receive this month, it may serve you well to find your humility and a more down-to-earth spirit. You can still shimmer and shine this winter, just in a more grounded fashion.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Whether it’s some stranger acting ridiculous in a store over a special sale or your own grandmother throwing absurd questions at you, your tendency is to jump to a judgmental headspace. This time of year is all about giving and love, though! Shouldn’t we be practicing happy thoughts during this time? This is no easy task this time of year, but it’s an important one.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Though most people think of crabs having that tough shell to protect them, the truth is that most Cancers have a vulnerable side just like everyone else. Sometimes you tend to take things to heart and be overly sensitive to criticism, and we all know that time with family during the holidays opens up the door to more critical blows than normal. Work towards letting things bounce off that shell and not breaking your heart; let go of the sensitivity this month.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Oh, dear Leo, you thrive on being the best (and often you are). However, nobody likes a know-it-all at the company Christmas party or the holier-than-thou attitude while the entire family is gathered together. Try to strip off that haughty nature for just this month and see what changes it makes to the world around you. You may be surprised what blossoms from this less arrogant you.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
It’s incredibly easy to get wrapped up in one’s emotions, especially if the holidays bring up unpleasant memories from your past. It’s important to remember, though, that pity parties are never in style. And although you may not have a new, expensive car or be getting the most likes on your newest Instagram picture, that doesn’t make you less worthy. People love you for who you are, even if you don’t whine about how nobody likes you.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
It’s no surprise that the social butterfly you are loves to be the center of attention. Sometimes, though, you can use your charisma and deep connections with people in ways that you aren’t entirely proud of. Though it’s incredibly tempting to turn people into puppets, try to let go of those controlling desires for just a couple weeks. This may also mean letting go of that perfect image for the season in your head and that overwhelming urge to keep the peace. Just go with the flow, and you’ll be happier for it.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Sometimes your sting can really hurt, scorpion. You don’t always intend to cause harm, but warm and fuzzy also isn’t your forte. Sometimes this means you come across and cold and cruel; sometimes that cruelty is even intentional. This month, make a conscious effort to spread kindness instead. You may have to spend some extra time thinking before you speak to best achieve this, but trust me, it will be worth it.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Oh, how a Sagittarius loves a good battle of the wits or a clean fight with words! However, sometimes it is best to bury the hatchet or simply let things go, even if the other party isn’t right. Work towards releasing that urge to pick a fight this December and spread pleasantries instead.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You might say you are just being a realist, but often your outlook on life is a bit too gloomy for most. You tend to find the worst in everything… even the holidays. This year, though, try giving a different gift: one with a little more light. You don’t have to feign absolute joy; just try to let go of that typically pessimistic attitude you hold. You may find the world glows more than you realized.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
This time of year, it can be troublesome for those like you who spend lots of time thinking. Sometimes, though, we can talk ourselves out of doing what is needed by thinking about the situation too much. Overanalyzing leads to catastrophizing and fortune telling, neither of which are ever accurate or good for your mental health. This month, it would really be in your best interest to stop trying to find hidden meanings or the worst-case scenario of everything. Just let go and enjoy the moments.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Urges to Cling
Pisces are known for being highly emotional people, and because of that, sometimes you tend to want to cling. This can be clinging to people, clinging to memories, clinging to routines or possessions; it’s all really the same. The problem is when those desires to cling cause you to miss out on the present or put you in a deeply emotional mind. It’s OK to feel things this month, but try to let go of those clingy tendencies so you can truly enjoy the holiday magic.