Has the sagging economy taken the wind out of our holiday celebrations? No! But all this Capricorn energy — Pluto, Mercury and soon-to-enter Sun and Venus — might cause us to become more serious and cautious. You may water the eggnog, but don’t scrimp on the gifts! Ho duh oh.

SAGITTARIUS (11.23-12.22) Have you been naughty or nice? Have you been a spender or a saver? This December, you may find that the temptation to amass the perfect (expensive) gifts may become too great. Gay Archers want to stuff their stockings to the brim. But Santa has other plans. There are many ways to enjoy your time that needn’t cost a fortune. Let me know when you think of some.

CAPRICORN (12.23-01.20) First impressions are lasting impressions this December. Circumstances conspire to make you the center of attention. Make good use of your time in the center stage. Pink Caps find that they can launch new projects, as well as meet, greet and charm anyone they decide to razzle dazzle. So, don’t sit home and wait for a knock on the door. Venture forth with a few gifts.

AQUARIUS (01.21-02.19) You have a few tricks up your sleeve and good thing too. Things were getting too routine and boring. This is the time to spike the eggnog. Use your intuition and see if you can discern the motivations of others. In solving some behind-the-scene plots, you will be able to avoid those folks who are trying to undermine you. Be cool, calm, collected and successful.

PISCES (02.20-03.20) Think of ways to gather friends together this December. Opportunities abound for a variety of pleasurable but platonic pastimes. Consider joining some new clubs or dancing in some new holiday parties. The folks you meet now spark your imagination and can benefit you in the future. Guppies are people who need people. Just don’t get too needy.

ARIES (03.21-04.20) Don’t be surprised if you begin to feel like Bob Cratchet, laboring under the watchful eyes of boss Scrooge. Work seems to pile up and up. But, you will find that what transpires will make you more practical and, ultimately, more successful. Hopefully, that will be enough to make you feel better as you nurse your hot toddie by the xerox machine.

TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Queer Bulls embark on global enterprises that will bring them status, money and, perhaps, even a little happiness. You have the opportunity to make huge strides in the world arena. Don’t sit at home and wait for Santa to arrive. See if you can make your mark on the world stage and meet new, exotic people who will help you in your ascent. Pack the mistletoe. You never know…

GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Even pink Twins need a little cuddle now and then. December brings you more than just a warm handshake or a chaste sit down on Santa’s lap. You are sexy and very willing to spread your special oil around. This will wind up working well for you as the month progresses. You will have your choice of New Year’s dates. Will it result in more New Year’s resolutions?

CANCER (06.22-07.23) Gay Crabs yearn for the perfect relationship and may be able to craft one this December. Those currently in a relationship can smooth out the rough edges. Those seeking connection will feel a spark as they move their way through the social circuit. See how your special someone reacts. If the feeling is mutual, find ways to lift the happiness and reduce the stress. Get creative.

LEO (07.24-08.23) You have a lot on your holiday plate. So much so we should begin to call it a platter. How much can you handle and still keep up your high quality? Give yourself a short break, proud Lion, and see if you can prioritize and possibly delegate. Once you can focus, there is nothing that you can’t achieve. No matter how lofty, silly or impossible it may first appear.

VIRGO (08.24-09.23) Queer Virgins become the life of the party and the sooner the better. You were beginning to sound humbuggy. Put on your holiday hat and dance with the crowd. Not only do you have fun despite yourself, you increase your energy level, possibly plug into a little romance and increase your overall luck. Turn that frown into a smile. Folks will wonder what you are really up to.

LIBRA (09.24-10.23) Find unique and delightful ways to entertain at home. Proud Libras have a flair for creating the ultimate holiday celebration and can do so with ease. Gather kindred souls together and create a warm and conducive atmosphere. There is plenty of time to travel far and wide early next year. For now, hang your Christmas balls and wait for Santa.

SCORPIO (10.24-11.22) December is a time when you can easily focus on any next steps in your life. Change is afoot, so don’t trip out of the starting gate. The most important thing to remember is that careful planning is essential. Queer Scorps have a few things on their mind and are ready to voice their opinion. And, why not? You are on the mark and ready to make a point. Tell it to the elves!

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