In keeping with the thoroughly unconventional feel of Venus in Aquarius, which graces the sky all month, this week’s birthday star invited the man she would eventually wed on their first date. Kudos to modern women everywhere and many happy returns to Australian model, extrepreneur, brand ambassador, and former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins.

Capricorn: 22 December – 20 January The Sun’s move into action-oriented Capricorn adds pep and purpose to a week that will most likely keep our Goat hopping from one festive event to another. Don’t forget to sprinkle a little modernity onto your love of tradition.

 Aquarius: 21 January – 19 February Your natural spontaneity and capacity to make everyone feel welcome, and your authentic embrace of different traditions makes your home the perfect gathering place over the holidays. Quiet moments just for you are essential.

Pisces: 20 February – 20 March Two fish swimming in opposite directions, the symbol for Pisces, perfectly describes your week, Mermaid. As an expert in creating order out of the chaos, you’ll have your fins full. Make time for loved ones who are at a distance.

Aries: 21 March – 19 April Traveling with a companion inevitably requires surrender to a different style of decision-making, one that discourages your default option: the follow me approach. Get comfortable in the passenger seat, darling Ram, even if it means getting lost for a while.

 Taurus: 20 April -20 May Forget the jingle bells! It’s alarm bells that should ring if you make the mistake of hiding behind an edifice of intellectual superiority rather than risk a more inclusive approach to doing business. Say YES to creative collaboration.

Gemini: 21 May – 20 June Nothing is more heart-warming than to see our beautiful Butterfly spread holiday cheer hither and yon, but beware of taking entertainment to extremes. It takes courage for a friend to discuss the consequences of excess to your face.

Cancer: 21 June – 22 July Enjoying this silly season depends upon finding that delicate balance between being out on the town celebrating and your personal need for time out in your Cancerian shell. When you no longer feel like dancing, its time to head home.

Leo: 23 July – 22 August Spicing up the season is easy when hosting visitors from abroad or embarking on your own long distance travel. As much as holiday cheer tries keep things merry and bright, unsettling political realities have a way of creeping into conversations. Listen and learn.

 Virgo: 23 August – 22 September It’s a rather romantic view of the holidays, one big happy family coming together in celebration of having survived a very long year. Somehow this time around, it’s what’s NOT being said around the dinner table that carries the most weight.

Libra: 23 September – 22 October Admit it, darling Libra, except for your birthday, silly season is your favourite time of year. The parties, the outfits, the friends, the break from work, could things actually get any better? Well, yes, they could for someone quite close to you. Extend some kindness.

Scorpio 23 October – 21 November Your cradle of comfort this festive season consists of erasing all thoughts of responsibility from the memory banks of your over-filled brain and spending as much time as possible outdoors recharging those batteries. Breathing trumps coughing any day.

Sagittarius: 22 November – 21 December Your idea of the perfect festive week is a brief period of work followed by a massive opportunity for play. If the beach is where it’s happening and friends are involved, all the better, darling Wanderer. Keep your wits about you.

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