Russell Grant's horoscopes December 19 to 25By Russell Grant
December 19, 2011
Aries (Mar21/Apr20) This will be a testing time for you on a whole range of levels as you struggle to come to terms with changes, new situations, and trying to climb a very steep learning curve. It will take time and patience, so don’t throw in the towel at the first setback.
Ease the strain by going out with friends after hours; they’ll soon lift your spirits. This is not the time to tangle with authority. Be compliant, fit in and don’t cause a stir. Express your individuality through creative projects.
Taurus (Apr21/May21) Work will be tense, thanks to an uncooperative colleague. By refusing to get drawn into an intense power struggle, you’ll finish a job with time to spare, and be given a handsome reward.
As Christmas draws near so you are bound to be in demand socially. Don’t trust your memory with dates, places and invitations, jot them down in your diary and you’ll be OK. Do your sums first if you’re planning to throw a party. Festive expenses could spiral wildly.
Gemini (May22/Jun21) Your hopes are hindered by financial problems. Ask a trusted friend or adviser for guidance on keeping your savings safe and your investments increasing.
On a more intimate level you should be planning something super for Christmas with your special someone and if you have found recent times rather heavy going you should aim to keep things light. The festive season can suddenly turn very heavy without any warning so spot the pitfalls and avoid them.
Cancer (Jun22/Jul23) Home life is bound to be disrupted by the countdown to Christmas. You and your partner need to find a way to accommodate each other’s interests. If one of you has a preoccupation that threatens your relationship, sort it out now.
A celebration gives you and your amour a welcome chance to forget your troubles. Talk your way out of staying later than usual at work or time consuming commitments and give yourself a little “You Time”. You have earned it.
Leo (Jul24/Aug23) You may have to get a second opinion about a health problem. It will be inconvenient to go for another consultation, but you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to your wellbeing.
An accomplished friend is offering encouragement for you to take a new path; this could be the beginning of something unexpected and wonderfully fulfilling. An exciting job offer or promotion is in the works, but you may need to invest time and effort in your skills bank.
Virgo (Aug24/Sep23) Buying someone an expensive present won’t win their affection. You’re better off making something with your own two hands. Working from home will be productive, as you’ll be able to avoid annoying distractions like gossiping workmates and time consuming interminable meetings.
An intriguing offer will give you plenty of food for thought, but in the long run you may opt to stick with the tried and trusted. But will this turn out to be your best move?
Libra (Sep24/Oct23) It’s hard to enjoy a happy home life when you have so much on your mind. Try putting responsibilities on the backburner in favour of Christmas festivities. It’s special times like these that define life, not routine drudgery.
An email, card or text message puts you back in touch with someone you’ve not seen or heard from for ages. Catch up with them and find out what’s been happening in their life. If you need to buy a very special gift do it over the next few days.
Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) A secret enemy is spreading rumours. Fortunately, nobody can find fault with anything you say or do. So long as you keep a cool head, a ready smile and a kind word, your position is secure.
With Christmas just around the corner you should focus on all the things you need to do before the big day. Leave everything until the last minute and you’re sure to forget an important gift or invitation. You’ll be kicking yourself if you do, so get organised and be busy.
Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) Finances are tight right now; so it isn’t a good time to spend money on frivolous fripperies. That can be difficult during the Christmas season, when luxuries beckon and tempt from every shop window.
Restrain yourself from buying anything unnecessary. By waiting a wee while, you could get a beautiful treat as a present. Your considerable charm makes you a big favourite with friends and relatives. A new job is looking likely, but it will cut into your social life.
Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) No amount of wit, charm, and tact can help handle someone who wants everything their way. By following their instructions to the letter, you’ll avoid trouble. By keeping a low profile, you’ll win their confidence.
Working on behalf of a charity gives you an impressive profile in the community. Don’t be surprised if you become a hot commodity socially and even romantically as Christmas looms ever larger. A relative won’t approve, but that’s just too bad.
Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) Don’t go against an expert’s advice, or you’ll regret it. Show respect for their extensive knowledge and experience. Joining a club or organisation will put you in contact with several talented people. Let them encourage you to develop your own skills and talents.
A hidden benefactor makes it possible for you to spend more time at home during the Christmas holidays. Take advantage of this unexpected gift. You could use some time away from the workplace.
Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) Borrowing money, clothes, or equipment from a friend is a bad move. You’re better off working with what you’ve got. If you’ve played your cards right, you will be in line for a festive bonus to help you buy what you need. That way, you won’t be putting a personal relationship in the firing line.
Have you been thinking about making a break with time honoured Christmas traditions? This could be the year to do just that. It will be a surprising success.