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Ever wondered, secretly or out loud, how your sign affects how you roll with the holiday season? Wonder no more. Here is the definitive holiday horoscope for moms:
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
You’re a little cool, a lot hardworking, and totally loyal. Basically you’re an elf. After all the work you’ve put in to make this the most memorable winter break ever, it’s time for the best part of all — making hot cocoa, queuing up some of your favorite flicks, and cuddling with your family.
Aquarius (January 20- February 18)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — to throw an epic party! You embrace all the festivities of the season, and you jump right into them headfirst. That means you’re totally going to win the office white elephant gift exchange, and nobody NOBODY has an uglier sweater than you.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Forget Santa — you’re actually the one who is making a list and checking it twice. You have a long memory of everyone who has ever wronged you and your family — and your friends’ families — and this is reflected in your gift purchases. (Those mismatched wool socks were not an accident, Karen.) The good news is that you inspire the people around you to be better. You lead by example.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You are brave, assertive, and just a little impulsive. Maybe that’s why you guzzled a hot toddy last night and performed a jaw-dropping rendition of “Sweet Caroline” on karaoke. Making spirits bright is your mission during the holidays, and your enthusiasm is infectious. Shine on, mama.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’ve worked hard all year long, and this is your chance to relax and enjoy family time. Until your friend calls and could use a hand baking treats for the neighborhood cookie swap. And the preschool needs raffle items for the holiday program. And your Aunt Pearl could use an emergency wrapped present for her Bunco gift exchange. You’re reliable to a fault, but you always pull through.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Self-care, self-care, self-care. That’s all you’re thinking about lately. The end of one year and the start of another is a perfect chance for a relaxing getaway or something that feels close to it (hey, a long soak in a bubble bath with a sheet mask on your face does wonders too!). Cherish these moments of transition. You are becoming stronger than ever.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
There’s a reason for the season, and that reason is dessert.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
What? Christmas is here already? But you haven’t even carved the Halloween pumpkin yet! Your social calendar is so jam packed, you barely even know what season it is. But who’s going to complain when they’re having so much fun just hanging with you? Besides, your oversized generosity means you always give the best gifts, even if they don’t always make it to the recipient on time.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
You’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly — and adorably distressed wood paintings and tasteful tea light votives, and there’s even a tiny winter wonderland scene on the mantle — and chestnuts are currently roasting on the fire. So far so good. You’ve planned every possible detail of holidays, and now all that’s left is for you to let go of some of that stress.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
You try to find the perfect gift for each person in your life, weighing the pros and cons. You want everything to be equal, to avoid any kind of awkward or uncomfortable situation. You want life to be fair. Long after the decorations are down and the Christmas tree is out by the curb, those feelings of doubt will linger. Surround yourself with some inspiring friends, book yourself a massage, and be gentle with yourself. This is especially important if you are a new mommy.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Adventurous and not too hung up on following the rules, you call in sick for the day, find someone to watch the kids, and hole up for the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas. This isn’t even a guilty pleasure anymore. It’s just a pleasure.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
You do it all. Again. Seriously, there wouldn’t even be a Christmas if you weren’t around. On the plus side, at least you know you were responsible for cultivating holiday magic and creating all the moments that memories are made from. Years from now, your family will attribute these traditions to your hard work and enduring love. Have another glass of eggnog and pat yourself on the back! You’ve earned it.
What do you predict for your holidays?