Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 | Last Update : 11:39 PM IST

Weekly Horoscope

Oscar Cainer

Happy Saturnalia to my ancient Roman readers. Christmas is almost here! Have you found time to sort out your outfit for Claudius's toga party yet? Perhaps that's just one too many jobs on your to-do list! The festive season always involves hard work; but over the powerful Solstice, as the planets gather in the part of the zodiac associated with grindstones and noses, we'll really have our work cut out. Yet the Christmas Eclipse brings a gift that will sparkle, and lighten even the heaviest load.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

You've already checked out all the available options and asked the questions you needed to ask. You've shifted through your memories and drawn on past experiences. Now, at the Solstice, as we move towards Christmas, it's time for action. Even though you'd like to have everything in place before making your move, you need to put your shoulder to the wheel. It's not going to be easy; but as long as you put your heart and your soul into what you really want to do this week, happiness will be yours.
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Taurus (Apr 21 - May 20)

An early Christmas present is on its way. Although it doesn’t come gift-wrapped in shiny paper, tied with a ribbon, it represents a generous act and it’s something you need and want. Get ready to welcome the Solstice gift of an emotional blessing and a well-deserved reduction to the source of stress you’ve been dealing with. The only requisite, is that you need to show your gratitude by being kind and generous to other people in return. The week brings a large dose of Christmas spirit.
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Gemini (May 21 - Jun 21)

There are times when life feels as if we’re walking through lakes of treacle. At others, it’s as if we’re sailing gently down a flowing river. What creates the difference? Well, it’s not about finances – there are plenty of miserable rich people around. It’s not romantic love either; that’s all well and good when it starts, but even the best relationships have their stresses and strains. It’s having hope that gives us reasons to celebrate. The Solstice brings you an abundance of hope, in perfect time for Christmas.
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Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 22)

Will the festive season bring trouble your way? Is there a battle on the horizon that needs to be fought? Or are you just preparing yourself in case you need to put up your defences? The Solstice sheds insight into a growing source of tension. You don't need to prove anything to anyone. In fact, the only person who really cares about the point you're trying to make is the person reading this forecast right now! If you take some of the pressure off yourself, you'll have a much more enjoyable Christmas.
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Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 23)

Being covered from head to toe in cotton wool might make life difficult. But at least it offers protection against life's knocks and bumps. We often find ourselves donning the psychological equivalent of extreme protection, especially at this time of the year. We enfold our hearts and heads in specially constructed attitudes in an attempt to keep raw emotions and memories at bay. You're an open-hearted Leo. Your emotions can't be hidden for long; which is why Christmas is set to bring such joy.
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Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

As the festive season moves into full swing, we find you fast approaching a place where you have to make an important decision that involves a big commitment. Despite the frenetic festive preparations, you're mulling this over and over in your mind. Fortunately, the arrival of the Solstice brings a welcome change of perspective. The good news, is that you already know the answer you're seeking. You just need to recognise that you know it! Then, what you really want for Christmas can be yours.
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Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

How powerful do you feel? It’s easy, as we move into the festive season, to feel a bit like the victim of circumstances rather than the person who’s calling the shots. Yet the Solstice brings a much-appreciated boost to your self-esteem. The cosmos is conspiring to help you find ways to gently, yet boldly assert yourself, so that you have more control and influence throughout Christmas and beyond. If you act as if you have greater strength and confidence this week, rather magically it will be so!
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Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

Selective memories are an essential part of our survival kits. Sometimes, being able to conveniently forget things that cause us pain enables us to see the future as an open book into which we can write our happy-ever-after endings. Maybe that’s why people find it hard to predict what will happen in their lives. The powerful Solstice reminds you about a reality you’ve put to the back of your mind. If you can find a way to appreciate it, it will turn out to be a very special present indeed.
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Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

Something appears to be holding you back. It's as if you're stuck in traffic, impatiently waiting for something in the distance to be cleared so that you can get on your way. The Solstice indicates the availability of an alternative route. It might be more convoluted, but you're a bold Sagittarian; you enjoy complications! If you take the less obvious road this week, you might encounter some criticism, but you'll arrive at 'destination Christmas' in such good spirits that you'll bring much joy.
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Capricon (Dec 22 - Jan 21)

Isn’t it wonderful when everything falls neatly into place? When you can stand back, and allow events to unfold, confident that if you intervene, you’ll disrupt, rather than improve the process. Of course there are other times when… well, we don’t need to think about that right now! Not when the Solstice brings the assurance that you’re never going to be far from serendipitous moments this Christmas. If you think of yourself as being the recipient of lucky cosmic gifts, that’s what you’ll be.
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Aquarius (Jan 22 - Feb 19)

Welcome to 2020! I know! It's not here yet, but with Venus, the planet of love and creativity settling into your sign, you're being blessed with the energy and enthusiasm to begin to make a break from an aspect of your past that no longer serves you. As we move into the festive season, you don't need to wait until New Year to start making your resolutions. Christmas or not; here comes the potential to create positive change in your life. Events will show you just how much hope your future holds.
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Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

I’d like to sing a seasonal tune to you, but I can’t get an old song out of my head; ‘I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood’. At this time, when you have so many different needs to cater for, whilst trying to decode all the nuanced and subtle messages you’re receiving, the words seem appropriate. It’s a miracle we ever understand one another! Yet, the Solstice brings you the gift of perspective. With it, you can create a delightfully calm Christmas.
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