Who doesn't love to decorate for the holidays? Astrologers: do it Zodiac style!
My thanks and blessings to Redfin's resident blogger Hannah Tan for asking me to join a wonderful group of astrologers for astrological tips on how to decorate your living space for the holidays. I decided to base my creative ideas on the elements and zodiac signs.
Along with your Sun sign, it’s really good to know your natal Moon sign for home decorating. The Moon represents your emotions, home, and family.
You should also consider the sign on the cusp of your fourth house for guidance in interior and exterior design. This part of a zodiac chart relates to home, family, and real estate matters.
Well-placed candles or a festive lit fireplace will mesmerize fire signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn enjoy being surrounded by good home cooking and nature with plants or warm and woodsy foliage placed throughout the home.
Air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius will see sparkles with hanging lights and garland hung on the tree or from ceilings and walls.
Merry ice crystals or decorative snow will stir feelings of holiday joy for water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Having jolly drinks on hand like eggnog are perfect plus add cozy comfort foods for Cancer.
For additional sound ambience to insure a spirited time, add uptempo music to activate Fire and Air signs, along with slower soothing tunes for Earth and Water signs.
You can read my tips and even more brilliant suggestions on Redfin's website:
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
© 2021 Trudy Carol
Known as “The Wounded Healer” among astrologers, Chiron is a fairly new cosmic body in Modern Astrology as the first centaur discovered by Charles Kowal in 1977. Celestial Chiron is named after the Greek mythological centaur Chiron that was twice wounded: first emotionally when abandoned by his parents at birth as an illegitimate child, and then later in life accidentally pierced by his friend Hercules’ poison arrow resulting in an incurable physical wound.
As the Greek myth legend reveals, Chiron was unlike other uncultured, wild, indulgent and when intoxicated, violent centaurs. Instead Chiron was celebrated for healing others as a wise teacher of medicinal herbal treatments. His students included many heroes such as Heracles, Achilles, Asclepius, Perseus, Jason, and others. Although Chiron was a master healer, he ultimately could not heal himself and went on to live immortally honored in the heavens.
It’s relevant to mention astronomical specifics here. Centaurs are heavenly bodies that orbit between the Kuiper and asteroid belts. Chiron is categorized as both a comet and minor planet with a peculiar orbital circle around the Sun roaming between Saturn and Uranus yet occasionally nearing Jupiter’s path too. Chiron returns to the same zodiac position by degree approximately every 50 years. Based on this timing it’s fair to say Chiron often corresponds with midlife crisis.
I’m reminded about the importance of Chiron in Astrology as from our geocentric tropical perspective this centaur will appear to turn in “retrograde” motion on July 15, 2021 beginning at 12:41 pm Eastern Time. This year its regular annual review starts at 12 degrees in the zodiac sign Aries. (For a refresher on how to make the most of planetary retrogrades in general, see my prior post.)
Day spas and resort retreats are my absolute favorite place to go for personal renewal, harmony, peace and holistic health. We see in our birth charts how Astrology philosophy integrates the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, massage, and energy remedies like Reiki, Healing Touch, Music, Sound or Vibrational Therapy are all ways of recharging our elemental foundations for serenity and wellbeing.
Whether you choose a Day, Destination or Resort Spa, it’s beneficial to consider the Zodiac Signs and their respective natural elements to intuitively rejoin in unison your body, mind and soul. Whatever element is lacking or needs the most nourishment may actually provide more rounded support and balance. For example, if you’ve got lots of Water in your birth chart, stimulating Fire can bring internal balance. Check your Sun, Moon and Rising signs and corresponding Elements below for blissful revitalization.