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Lifestyle column: the Zodiac and Winter Holidays

The Zodiac and Winter Holidays: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond entertainment, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Winter Holidays for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

For you, snow is synonymous with winter sports, of course ! Let us not forget that you are the athlete of the Zodiac. You are fond of thrills, and if you must choose a mountain resort, you will pick a place with the steepest slopes. All schuss, and no safety net! On the other hand, when you are on the spot, you are not fussy. Provided you are near the ski lifts, because nothing is more exasperating than waiting for hours in endless line. This is why you may prefer off-piste skiing. Considering that you are also a reckless daredevil, you ought to take all precautions before rushing headlong, with no guide, no helmet, and no anti-avalanche device. You must also be careful not to trigger any! At the end of the day, more often than not, you still have enough energy for the evening programme. Fitness or night-club, depending on your mood, but it is obvious that a true Aries never hibernates.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Winter Holidays for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Could the mountain win your favour? Yes, undoubtedly, on condition that it is beautifully rolling, with elegant chalets heralding relaxation. As you look at the smoke coming out of the chimney, you do not conceal your joy. You enjoy the pleasures of winter holidays only if you spend them in a comfortable place. You like typical traditional resorts, with little restaurants where you can taste local specialities. Wrapped up in cashmere sweaters, in down jackets both warm and light, or even in furs, you pay no attention to your waistline, and you indulge in a delicious cheese fondue, a potato and bacon dish, and a blueberry dessert. Fortunately, you also take care of yourself, but always in the mild manner: quiet skiing and snowshoeing – because you can stand prolonged efforts – are perfect for you. And you go back to town revitalised by your immersion in nature.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Winter Holidays for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

What a nice playground! This is how you see your mountain getaways. Ideally of course, you select a lively resort, with the largest range of activities possible. To your view, the most important thing is to accumulate numerous sorts of pleasure, and therefore, to move from well-groomed tracks to the latest exciting innovations. It is out of the question to stay in some sluggish resort isolated on its rock, for you would be bored to death. You should compare the best sports deals. You adore resorts with gorgeous snow parks where you can practice half-pipe. You also love places offering night skiing or altitude festivals. You are unbeatable on their assets, and your enthusiasm will certainly convince numerous friends to follow you. You are not the type who perpetuates habits. Indeed, you need at least a new mountain destination to discover every year.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Winter Holidays for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Snow? Mountain? It must be said that it is with some distrust that you react to this type of programme. The idea to venture in a world which, at first glance, seems so hostile to a summer sign like yours does not spontaneously occur to you. Indeed, you loathe the cold! On the other hand, the principle of a cosy cottage with a corner by the fireplace where you can read a good book and listen to music or to logs crackling in the hearth, yes. The most daring among you might yield to the temptation of going out, if the sun shines. Count on typical family resorts providing good services, for you or for your children. Since you are still young, you may enjoy trying a few games such as, to begin with, building a traditional snowman with a carrot for a nose. Or riding a sledge to slide down a green track.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Winter Holidays for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

In your opinion, mountain means Courchevel, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Gstaad, or Megeve. It is out of the question to let yourself be dragged in a remote village no one has heard of. Because the purpose is to parade up and down the resort, showing off your brand new ski suit and your state-of-the-art equipment. You are not a dabbler, gee... Besides, if you are sporty, you prefer to exhibit your talents on sunny days. You enjoy hanging around on a high-perched terrace, if possible with a DJ playing fashionable, lounge-type music, and a similar menu. More often than not, you may turn this moment into a posh function, deliberately. Or you may secretly exult as you find out which celebrities have chosen the same destination as you. Once you are reassured about your good taste, you become the nicest leader on the ski trails.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Winter Holidays for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Snow is synonymous with authenticity. Nothing irritates you more than the glittery commercials which boast the size of skiing areas. You are an erudite, and you know that it is exaggerated. Therefore, it is out of the question to be impressed by those famous domains claiming 600 kilometres of linked trails, or special events each week-end. You are rather the slow-ski type. Ecology topics matter more than the ski lift rapidity. You secretly dream of a return to the roots, of the era when winter sports did not attract the crowds. The choice is clear, and it is too bad if the snow cover is not too good. You select medium-altitude mountains where you ramble in the woods and discover the fauna. You are fond of cross-country skiing, and you may want to follow a fitness programme associating health and rest. You are able to find delicious organic dishes, and an atmosphere in which visitors pamper themselves without ostentation.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Winter Holidays for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

How beautiful the mountain is! These last years, you carefully observed the transformation of mountainous villages, which enhanced their charm and promoted a special way of life. Therefore, sport activities are not what motivate you most. On the other hand, you are interested in the wellness trend in vogue, related to a quest for peacefulness, and if possible, in a sophisticated environment. Although you do not confess it readily, you know that an increasing number of fashion designers launch capsule collections of snow wear. Your secret desire may be to wear elegant branded clothes matching your skiing style. Besides, you probably spend more time meandering around the picturesque streets of your resort, or chatting on a sunny terrace while enhancing your suntan – with solar protection – instead of weathering the elements. And to experience the charm to the full, do not hesitate to try the ice rink.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Winter Holidays for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Deep down within yourself, you are fond of snow and its hypnotic power. You are a bit mystical, and you enjoy watching the snowflake dance, which seems to belong to the realm of the Snow Queen. You are quite a loner, and you appreciate going out in the nature, even in the fog. You fear nothing, you think you can recognise wolf footprints in the woods, and you listen with relish to the wind howling. In a word, your five senses are aroused by this universe dominated by natural – or supernatural – elements. Besides, your libido is explosively active, once you get back in the comfort of your chalet. What about sports? Why not! But when it comes to practicing, you need extreme thrills: sliding down the slopes at night with a torch on your head, or diving in a frozen lake, or even better, hurling yourself on a dark trail. This is what you are capable of, for you love challenges. You would even be able to try the experience of sleeping in an igloo. Yes!

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Winter Holidays for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Snow ought to be similar to your temperament, i.e. cheerful above all. If you can combine your bon viveur facet and your taste for outdoor activities, you will be delighted. Of all the zodiacal signs, you are the one who appreciates a large variety of styles. For instance, you are tempted by the village perched at the top of a cliff, far from the crowd, but overlooking the valley, just so that you can take advantage of the panorama and meditate. You also appreciate the most upmarket resorts, for they offer the other attractive features which suit your dual nature, namely an aspect holiday club and relaxation with a host of cafés, restaurants, shops, and areas organised for your pleasure. You will be equally comfortable surfing – your rebel facet – and skiing if you are more classical, as well as going to the spa. You will also enjoy the company of your friends, playing Trivial Pursuit in an old chalet. In short, you are the perfect companion, at the mountain and elsewhere.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Winter Holidays for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

As far as snow is concerned, it would be difficult for your sign to dream of a better project. To begin with, you are not afraid of winter’s harsh conditions, since your cells keep an old remembrance of your birth, when the days were short, and one had to struggle to survive. The mountain and the cold are your natural elements, as well as challenges to be taken up. Like the animal you symbolise, you feel fine when you are at the top, and the higher it is, the more beautiful. A loner by essence, you are fond of walking off the beaten track, where you put your physical resistance and your mental strength to the test. You never baulk at getting up at dawn in order to watch the sunrise, and perhaps to catch sight of ibex which are even nimbler than you. Your greatest satisfactions are to overcome all hurtles, to savour a simple snack and to admire breathtaking summits, once your goal is reached.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Winter Holidays for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Snow is fun as long as it remains an experiment! You look for other means to take advantage of it, instead of attending touristic places, even though you may be prepared to undertake numerous experiences in order to study the social behaviour of your fellow creatures... If it is up to you, you seek a destination offering unusual activities. You may be tempted by two alternatives. You may endeavour to convince a group of friends, all quite different from each other, to share a sort of community life for the duration of the holidays. You can persuade them to sled down the slopes or to try driving sled dogs. You may also wish to make the most of this different setting and have a spiritual break. Mountain is inspiring! You discover that time has another dimension, and you are enthralled by the snowflakes’ unique shape, which you scrutinise with a magnifying glass. Since you are a winter sign, you appreciate the magic of snowy landscapes.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Winter Holidays for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

In line with the moment of the winter when nature hesitates between the first signs of spring and the unyielding harshness of the cold season, you swing from love and rejection of the snow. Actually, you are quite a wuss, and therefore, it is most unlikely that you take the risk of getting chilblains for the pleasure of taking up a challenge. Especially if it is a sports challenge. You cleverly let thrill lovers with their backpack perspire amid hostile elements. In the meantime, you will daydream at the window of your chalet, or you will laze in the Jacuzzi. Seen from this angle, winter holidays seem much more promising! Besides, immaculate wide expanses resonate with your favourite symbol. It is with good reason that « sea of ice » is coined. In harmony with nature’s secret spirits, you also enjoy venturing into lost paths, at your own rhythm. Nevertheless, make sure you can get back home safely!

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

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