Holiday Mathis

Santa famously keeps a list of who’s naughty and who’s nice, and Venus, in the early stages of Capricorn, totally supports the idea. Luckily, most who celebrate Christmas tend to be forgiving about whatever happened in the year that’s mostly behind us. May the better angels prevail over a day to celebrate peace on earth, goodwill to all.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 25). You’ll spend this year doing what makes you money, what makes you better and what makes you happy. There won’t be a whole lot of room for anything extraneous, and you’ll find the intensity of focus invigorating. Because your goal is to be a better person, you don’t have to chase success. It finds you. Virgo and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 22, 30 and 1.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Home isn’t a location; it’s a heart space — and one that you’ll carry with you wherever you happen to be. Tonight features a scenario that’s both unexplainable and poetic.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A happy family can come in many forms, some of them not genetic in the least. You’ll reach out to family of all kinds and in various ways. A reach-out can be an intention of the spirit, or it can involve a phone or maybe a hug.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The implications of the holiday will soften the behavior of all, regardless of age or religious persuasion or any other category. It’s as if there’s niceness on the breeze that sooner or later touches everyone.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). In the very best sense, what’s happening is a direct result of what you thought about, created and built. You’ll stand back and be satisfied and maybe a little proud of the sweetness of the moment.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a buzzy, excited feeling that perhaps has to do with getting to be around people who make you happy. A few laughs together — enchanting memories are being made.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The day will be characterized by warmth, extra smiles, unexpected kindness and good cheer. Relax. Be nice to yourself these last days of the year. Your heart can be light if you let it be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You feel as though you are very much wanted but not desperately needed. It’s the ideal dynamic — no pressure, just joy and appreciation. You’re free to really be yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Beautiful music will set the right tone on this day to pull loved ones closer, enjoy one another and, above all, give a free pass on all the petty stuff that gets in the way of pure love.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Things will go according to plan and unfold with the feeling you had hoped for. Two things are true: 1) All is well at the moment, and 2) if it’s not, you’ll fix it later; until then, refer back to 1.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The action swings in and out of the fairy tale zone. Though there’s a fantasy quality to the setting, the basics bring you back and ground you in what’s real and the very practical ways of sharing your love.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s a cozy, drama-free day. Even the people who usually find something to be unhappy about will settle in for some contentment. Expect love, sharing, music, good food and more love.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re looking for the brightest potential in each person you encounter (and in yourself, too), which is exactly what you’ll find. Inside everyone is something to celebrate, and celebrate you will.

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” To write to her, please go to and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the CreatorsSyndicate Web page at


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