With the holidays (literally) around the corner, it’s easy to feel like a chicken with its head cut off. Between buying presents, finalizing work, and prepping for travel, we’re in survival mode and may not know how to handle the festivities. Thankfully, the cosmos is on our side. While we may be scrambling to finish everything before the holidays begin, we can take a peek at our horoscopes to see how we should handle the holidays—because if there’s any time to ask for help, it’s now.
Good news is, the rest of the year should go as smooth as butter. Since a lot of signs will need to buckle down, reflect, and relax during the last couple of months of 2019, there’s no need to go berserk with action plans just yet. “It’s the calm before the storm. [However,] the new year, in general, is going to be a big work year,” says astrologist Alice Bell. “Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto will all be in the sign of Capricorn. It’s the year to put in a lot of work to see results. You just have to be proactive about [your plans] and not wait for things to come to you.”
If you’re ready to end the year—ehem, decade—on a high note, check below for your sun and rising sign to see how Bell suggests for you to handle the holidays. Bonus: We included some items to help ease the holiday stress—because it’s the season of giving, after all.
The holidays are always a troubled time for Aries because they can be impatient and restless. Bell suggests being wary of engaging in conflict with family members who don’t always do what you want them to do. This is also a time when you want to be mindful of not being too self-centered. While Aries are filled with passion, they can sometimes neglect how other people feel, so it’s important to learn how to slow down, be patient, and be more open to others’ ideas to have a more fulfilling and joyful holiday with loved ones.
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The holidays may be a tricker for Taurus because everything is in their 8th house, making them more introverted right now, according to Bell. Because of this, Bell says, “The holiday season is more about being open to others’ ideas, sharing their lives, and becoming closer with the people they care about.” However, this year, in particular, relationship tension that might come up, so it’s best to let your stubborn ways fall to the wayside to build healthier and happier relationships around the holidays.