Week of: Dec. 11 - 17 It's just around the corner, that time when we observe the greatest of Pagan holidays: Yule Time. The stars are in Capricorn right now, and the days can't get much shorter. Good shopping is still ahead for some of the signs, too. Faster than you can say "on sale", Kramer has scanned the heavens with his new glasses and developed the following astro updates, just for you. Check it out.

Aries [3/23-4/20]: Remember what Shakespeare made Henry the Fifth say? "Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more...." because you feel as if you need to rally one more time to manage to muddle your way through this mess called life. But seriously folks, that famous speech from Shakespeare's Henry V, (Act 3, Scene 1) offers some good advice for you Ram types: keep the faith, rally once more, and get ready for a victory against all odds because you are the best person.

Taurus [4/21-5/22]: I sure hope that you are getting wound good and tight for the approaching Yule Time. The Pagans celebrated this time of the year because it was the shortest day of the year, the least amount of sun light, and, well, for you at this time of the year, any excuse for a party with plenty of free food is a good deal. Fill up your purse or backpack, too, because you might never know when there are lean times ahead.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: I know how you feel around the holidays, especially this year. I realize that you have a tendency to brood about certain subjects, and you dwell excessively on your perceived inadequacies, especially right now. Snap out of it, get over it, move past some of this negative thinking. You can enjoy the parties at this time of the year, if nothing else.

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: If you have any tendencies towards being lazy, this is not a good time for those vices to surface. But I bet they do. Like bad bait thrown overboard, you might have feel like not working at all this week. You just want to go to parties, socialize, go down to the Rod and Gun Club and brag about how big the fish were last year. While this is a fine sentiment, there is some work at hand which needs to be done. Try to motivate yourself this week, because no one else really will.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: As a typical Leo, you ought to be getting yourself all fired up for the party time. In fact, you should already be in full-party time swing, even as we speak. This forecast lasts for much longer than just one measly week, too, so you should feel renewed vigor and energy. Get out there and dance some!

Virgo [8/24-9/23]: Even though MOST Virgo's look like that is malodorous aroma lingering, and even though most Virgo's are fault-finding, that's not the case with you. Nope, you're not one of those nit-picking, over-bearing and critical types this week. Not at all. In fact, you will surprise yourself with the amount of good cheer you feel like dispensing. So? Is that such a big deal for a pessimistic Virgo? Yes, actually, it is a big deal. Romance is also looming harshly on your horizon, and I'll wager that you are in a heavy duty cruise missile mode this week, too.

Libra [9/24-10/23]: Well, dear Libra, there just isn't enough time to get everything done that you want to do. Holidays can be like that, you know. There is a tremendous amount of energy being expending on all of you Cardinal types, and I'm not talking about an athletic team, either . Cardinal sign are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Cappy. Change is paramount. Change is tantamount. Change is mount. In other words, get prepared for some earth shattering changes, just one more time. Remember, the last couple of years, the big earthquakes (L.A., Japan) happened in January, so when I talk about big changes on your personal horizon, you know that earth shattering can be earth shattering. Literally.

Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: I'll bet you are going to breathe a big, all-Scorpio sigh of relief. There's just something about having all of you major player planets acting like free agents in another sign. Pluto is firmly in Sagittarius, and Mars is skipping along through Capricorn right now. And, due to the proximity of Mars and Venus, romance is high on the list of things for you. Bet you are lining up a new romance, or a twist to old flame at this point. Your sense of taste and balance has never been better. I just hope you put some extra money aside for the holidays, just like I told back last summer. You could certainly use it now.

Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: The lucky Archer is having a bit of tough luck right now. The promised gold and riches just aren't seeming to materialize like everyone thought it would. Tough call. Hang in there. Better yet, since the Leo's are all doing so well with this windfall, go hang out with one of them -- Leo's like to party and you will certainly feel a lot better after hanging around one of them for a while.

Capricorn [12/22-1/20]: As nice as the holiday period is, and as we get closer to the big Winter solstice which means the BEGINNING OF CAPRICORN, you should feel a certain degree of building anticipation. The one problem with being born a Cappy is that your birthday falls perilously close to big gift season, and you lose. Life and fate can oftentimes be a cruel master. Sure looks like it to you. In any event, you are feeling much, much better, and you will be dancing in no time because of the way you feel. It keeps getting a little better each week.

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: You feel like one of those car batteries which was over charged. First, though, they let discharge completely, and then they put you on a trickle charger. Nothing works. You feel like there is a giant charge building up inside, it just hasn't translated to new energy, not quite yet. To make all of this a little worse, you are probably going to succumb to a common cold for the next week or so. More Vitamin C, and go consult a doctor, as well.

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: I love Pisces; you guys are most excellent when it comes times to play. In fact you might want to start looking for a new job that is a lot more play oriented. As long as you are going to spend a certain amount of time each day at work, hard at work, you might as well turn it into an amusement of some sort. That's what you need: turn work into play. Better yet, get a new job where all you do is play all day. That would suit you best.