Dec. 27, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012: New beginnings this week, everyone! Focus on the important things you hope to accomplish, free yourself from the burdens you have had in your life in the past, be a bit more spontaneous where it's good, and wrap your head around the idea of being good to yourself and others. Be warm and congenial and avoid holiday tension. Think healthy, and be healthy, we're about to welcome 2012!
Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, avoid allowing spontaneity to cause friction between you and others this week. Use that extra sense of freedom to find the renewed sense of peace and joy that we try to find at this time of year. Without even trying, you may begin to realize you've been part of the problem. Don't get down about it. Work to change what you need to change in yourself but cutting others some slack. This can be a time of volcanic reactions to others when it's really not necessary. It's also not necessary to expect perfection from yourself or others. You are, after all, still human.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, what is it about this time of year that makes us often want to react as if we've been struck by bolts of lightning? A cross word, hypersensitive feelings, an icy glare...they can all set us off. You're no different. Whatever has been bothering you lately obviously needs some expression. Be smart about it and remember that others have feelings too. It's never all about you, is it? That sense of your needing to be mindful of thinking before you speak remains the key component throughout this week too. Sometimes it's just a matter of being too close to others. It will pass. -- Michelle Young
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!