Archers born in mid-December often have natal planets in Capricorn, so their birthday mind-set will continue through Christmas and, thanks to late Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations, beyond. The others can make the most of clever Mercury coming back to early Sagittarius, speeding up their thought processes and punctuating their conversations with wisdom and wit. But try to refrain from playing the fool, a practice you're apt to resort to when your Jupiter ruler is threatened by muscle-bound Mars and stony-faced Saturn.
No one who is as committed to family as a Capricorn wants to hear that, while your tradition-bound Saturn ruler is being provoked by trouble-making Mars, the holidays might not live up to your expectations. On the other hand, you could be spurred on to do more to brighten up the house or spend more on the people who live there. Remember Saturn hasn't been in luxurious Leo for almost 30 years. For many this could be your first experience of living really well in the material world. Time to lavish expensive gifts on loved ones (along with the people you need to impress.)
If you love them, let them go; if it's meant to be, they'll come back to you. This well-worn bit of advice could become your mantra for the holiday season. Although affectionate Venus has only been in Aquarius since the full moon, it's already preparing to turn retrograde on Christmas Eve and return to Capricorn by New Year's Day. Therefore you don't have much time to make an indelible impression on someone before the love goddess slips out of your grasp. But Venus returns to Aquarius on Feb. 3. Even if it seems premature, think about plans for Valentine's Day.
The holiday season is hardly the time for a major dispute, but while demanding Mars and nay-saying Saturn refuse to budge from their iron-clad positions, you could catch more incidental flak than a well-meaning Fish should. Wishing for peace and good will may not be your primary objective this Christmas, but pissing off your nearest and dearest, even if they seem to be more hard-hearted than usual, certainly isn't. Where's the love? Look to casual friends and folks with mutual interests for a good, guilt-free time.