Dec. 12-18, 2011: The week seems to be starting out with a focus on the home front. With the approaching holidays, you may be stressing out. Okay, so admit it: It's a seasonal affliction. How to handle it? Think out of the box, and find that inner peace with a lot more meditation and self-affirmation. Remember, you're not alone!
Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, the edges might be rough for you right now. Sudden, even unwelcome surprises from this past weekend may still be haunting you on Monday. Maybe it's a sign to keep things in perspective and remember that the challenge lies with your own attitude. Battle the blues with something new and exciting. For you, that can even be some classes in cooking, meditation or yoga, For that matter, treasured moments can even come from a quiet evening of listening to great music at home or at that little concert you noticed advertised in the paper. Nurture you for a change.
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, planning a party? If elegance and a unique theme are what you have in mind, this is certainly the week to make that happen. You seem to have the energy to get things moving in that direction. Just don't let inner tension spoil things for you. Channel that tension into positive energy where it belongs, then focus on what can be a spectacular event. People around you may be feeling a bit blue, even somber. Avoid getting discouraged. Allow yourself the pleasure of bringing a quiet kind of joy into others' lives. Soak up the sparkle and spirit of the season, and let it radiate from within.
Young is the author of the upcoming book, Italian Butterfly's Snail's Pace Astrology. Watch for a new COSMOS every Monday on ShoutOutHealth.com! You can reach Young at firstname.lastname@example.org