Winter Solstice

winter-ladyThe winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year, after which the days begin to get longer again. Throughout history, it held great significance because communities were not sure they would live through the winter. However, we can be sure today that no lack of harvest will make us starve, and we can focus on celebrating the rebirth of light.

Aries

Because the sun is in a more outgoing, expansive area, Aries will see fresh out-of-the-box possibilities, and will want to get out of the usual routine and try new things.

Taurus

Taurians will have just come out of a gear-shifting phase, and will be sounding things out as they move forward after the winter solstice. They may be extra conscious of someone else’s welfare.

Gemini

Gemini will have benefitted from a close relationship just before the winter solstice, and in the latter half of December, it is crucial to not try to go through things alone, and instead get the best out of close associations.

Cancer

Cancers will find themselves with more chores or tasks and the need to be useful right after the winter solstice. This may also include more attention to health, including establishing a better exercise routine.

Leo

Leos will feel the need to have a good time with friends, partners and children. This may also include more involvement in the arts.

Virgo

Virgos will start to ponder things more deeply, as well as pay extra attention to family. Home improvements, or buying or selling of a house, might be involved.

Libra

With the sun in a sociable and busy area, Libras will be corresponding with more people and have more on their minds.

Scorpio

For Scorpios, the winter solstice is accompanied by a need for a material well-being. This may mean getting rid of things, acquiring more, or moving it.

Sagittarius

With the sun in Sagittarius, those of the Sagittarius sign are experiencing a powerful time. Self-improvement and time for one’s own ambitions are in order.

Capricorn

Capricorns may be dealing with a lot around the winter solstice, and may also have to pay attention to others’ needs, even when they hardly want to.

Aquarius

For Aquarius, friendships, contacts and networking are a big part of the time surrounding the winter solstice. This is also a time when Aquarius will start to work on projects that have been on the backburner for awhile.

Pisces

Pisces will be more aware of their image and the impression they are making during this time. They will also be taking their goals and direction more seriously.

The winter solstice and the coming of longer days and shorter nights will give us all plenty to do. The sun will be in a social phase, and that makes most of the sun signs more social in the endeavors as well.

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A Thanksgiving’s Twelve Zodiac Guests

turkey-dinnerThis year’s thanksgiving menu has been agonized over for weeks, because there are 12 different zodiac signs represented in the 12 people coming to dinner. However, with the huge assortment of foods, every single one of them will be able to find what they like. Let’s start at the beginning.

The first guest at the table, Aries, loves to eat pumpkins, tomatoes, beans, walnuts, and figs. However, Aries detests spicy and salty foods. Aries also refuses alcohol.

Going clockwise, Leo adores whole grains, popcorn, peaches, and veggies like spinach, potatoes, and carrots. Leo keeps dairy products away from the dinner plate.

Sagittarius craves pears, radishes, olives, but is on a diet free of sweet foods.

The Gemini must have plums, raisins, cauliflower, and ginger. Gemini turns down an order of coffee.

Libra has very special tastes. Good items are oats, peas, corn, and nondairy cheeses. Disliked items are yeasty foods and carbonated beverages.

Aquarius loves steamed vegetables, cabbage, and protein bars, no matter the meal. Aquarius also enjoys cayenne and salt.

Halfway though the table, we meet people with even more unusual and picky tastes.

Cancer likes wheat and whole-grains, beets, cucumbers, and even seaweed! Give them a big glass of soda and they will be telling Thanksgiving stories for hours.

Scorpio devours black cherries, coconut, leeks, and lentils. Scorpio has a sensitive stomach though, and eschews oily and sweet foods.

Pisces enjoys lemons and other natural sugars. Do not offer asparagus under any circumstances; they dislike this greatly.

Taurus eats cranberries and horseradish. Taurus tries to cut down on high amounts of simple carbohydrates.

Virgo dislikes chocolate immensely, but would not say no to double helpings of fruit salad and teas.

The last guest is Capricorn, who greatly enjoys to stuff their stomach with spicy vegetables, sprouts, and soups.

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Halloween Costumes and your Zodiac Sign

Creative Halloween Costumes to Reflect Your Zodiac Sign

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Choosing a Halloween costume based on your zodiac sign is a great way to express your unique personality. Some signs are easy, such as Leo the Lion or Taurus the Bull, but others require more creativity. Find inspiration in your zodiac’s mascot or the character traits associated with your sign.

Aquarius
As an air sign, anything that takes flight captures your attention whether it is a helicopter or bumblebee. A pixie or Rumplestiltskin indulges your whimsical yet mischievous nature. Aquarians are humanitarians at heart, so consider dressing up as an endangered animal or political issue.

Pisces
With a fish as your symbol, any water-related theme works for a Pisces. You can dress up as a mermaid, sea monster, shipwreck or Neptune, god of the ocean. Pisces are on a life mission to acquire knowledge, so a librarian, philosopher or fortune-teller represents your inner psyche.

Aries
A strong-willed, courageous warrior, the sign of the ram is best represented by heroic characters with passionate personalities, such as Cleopatra, the Red Baron or a Hawaiian fire dancer.

Taurus
A Western themed costume is less literal than dressing like a bull. A cape and sombrero transforms you into a fearless matador while a cowboy hat and rifle helps you you become the sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Taurus is not afraid to be devilish, so look for a costume that lets loose your inner demon.

Gemini
Showcase your dual nature by dressing in drag or creating a split personality, such as an angel on one side and a devil on the other. Geminis find humor in quirky puns, such as a bloody knife through a cereal box for a “serial killer” or bunny ears and a broom for a “dust bunny.”

Cancer
Cancer the crab is fascinated by history and heritage, so choose a costume that reflects your roots. Options include a Scottish kilt, a flapper dress, Dorothy or Mary Poppins.

Leo
A ferocious lion or tame kitty perfectly represents Leo, but your passionate personality means you crave a more boisterous costume. Pamper your fantastic fantasies by dressing up as a regal queen, an out-of-control pop star or a colorful flamenco dancer.

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Virgo
Sweet and innocent costumes best represent Virgo. You can either play the part, spice it up or gore out a bridal dress, schoolgirl outfit or knight in shining armor.

Libra
Champions of the underdog, Libras serve as the hands of justice. A judge, referee or prison guard is right up your alley.

Scorpio
Indulge your inherent secretive nature by playing superhero, detective, magician or supernatural creature. Brooding and mysterious characters, including a Goth girl, dark fairy or Darth Vader, also make good Scorpio costumes.

Sagittarius
Since Sagittarius is represented by the archer, look for a costume that lets you carry a bow and arrow, such as a centaur, cupid, Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen.

Capricorn
As a lover of legends and lucky symbols, great Capricorn costumes include a pirate, ladybug or lottery ticket.

If you are still searching for a creative Halloween costume, read up on your zodiac’s personality traits or look at how other cultures interpret your astrological sign.