The Christmas Rebel Manifesto

Filed in Capricorn

Okay i was going to say that I’m grinching Christmas but that’s not really accurate – i am the Christmas Rebel. Without a nanogram of hate in my heart for the Xmas Freaks who are bats for this time of year, here are a few basic points off my Christmas Rebel Manifesto.

* Due to it being a Stolen Pagan Festival (once was Saturnalia) Xmas is scheduled for the time of Capricorn, the most astrologically ludicrous time of the year for a thing involving downing tools, over-indulging and mindless materialism.  I’m all about cold showers & kettlebells for maximum Awesome at the moment, not guzzling warm champagne whilst i make small talk or peruse aisles of naff over-priced Xmas place settings.

* Even if you are a massive fan of Jesus and an avid church-goer, Jesus was not a Capricorn.

* Presents, my god: Isn’t it 1000x cooler to get gifts for your peeps when you feel like it, they extra-need a dose of something beautiful or you see something perfect? Not to be dragooned into a retail bender/debt right when the world is just starting it’s Zap Zone evolution (sorry) and the Capricorn vibe is hissing hints about “smart money.”? Oh and despite the tone of some of the media drivel this time of year, it is not actually our personal civic responsibility to ensure certain dinosaur department stores or other businesses stay afloat. 

* Christmas Trees  – especially in hot Summer-Xmas countries like Australia that don’t need an evergreen reminder in the depths of Winter  that Spring will return – are un-eco, all those plantations of pine trees grown and then chopped off so there are little hills of stumps everywhere, like The Lorax non-stop.  And then they’re chucked out at the end of Christmas. Plus i am sorry but a tree sitting in your living room with its life-force slowly ebbing away is not exactly fantastic Feng Shui.

* It is the time of year that’s meant to be about everyone chilling out & reconnecting with family/friends etc and i totally get that (even though such a festival should be timed for the time of Taurus or Kataka, quite frankly) but for SO many people it becomes a series of ever more dutiful obligations that has very little to do with actual relaxation. Here at Christmas Rebel H.Q we do exactly what at want chez Xmas btw. The only problem is that there are no gyms open that day.

* Maybe i have this slightly wrong but was not Santa Claus an invention by Coke?  As in sugary kilojoule additive bomb drink – not Space Dust? So there was once some revolting Xmas Demon who would home-invade via the chimney (of all the sick ideas) and then this demon got sanctified into the more kindly Saint Nicholas and then Coca Cola turned that character into a sort of obese old guy with an apparently unlimited supply of presents.

* Christmas seems to involve sanctimonious messages from Archbishops and the like, all about how we should repent, remember our mortality in the midst of our drunken cavorting and try to be less adulterous, avaricious and/or gay in the new year.  This from a mob who seem to side with child sex abusers on a regular basis is a bit much. Given that a massive percentage of peeps in the world are Pagan, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist etc, this celebration takes over the Mainsteam Media (MSM) to a ludicrous extent.  

I could go on and on (once started, Mercury in Aries does not stop easily) BUT what do you think? Are you going to join my Xmas Rebel Cause or am i just in denial about being a total grinch?

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nexus
nexus

“Oh and despite the tone of some of the media drivel this time of year, it is not actually our personal civic responsibility to ensure certain dinosaur department stores or other businesses stay afloat.”

GOLD!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Me and my daughter had a talk about zombies the other day. I told her they were real. She said how. I said any person – living or dead – who holds onto the feeling of anger or depression for so long they no longer remember why they are angry or depressed is a zombie. She said she was going to make it her mission to make a zombie happy. She would learn about them and figure it out. I told her its impossible to understand a zombie and the more you try the more you become like them. That’s… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

It is the right time of year for a holiday, but not the right tradition has been put on it. We’re sooooooo detached from our agrarian roots. My daughter asked me if Santa was real and I don’t lie to her about anything. I told her “do you really think a fat white man flies through the sky to break into our house and give us stuff?” We laughed about it but she’s only 7 and she still wants to play make believe. I make it a pain in the ass for her Dad and the friends kids who are… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

My clients are from various countries that are not Christian, so I explain it all and then we’ll go and celebrate our meeting and being together with some international art. We are super excited!!! I thought it was just me, but i guess i talked it up and showed them some little tasters of what we’d see. It’s pretty lovely how many of my Muslim clients have wished me Merry Christmas over the years. Anyway, i’ll be talking up Chinese Lunar New Year when it comes and they’re going to be super excited about that too, since many are from… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

thats nice mill. My ex Persian hub did everything American style without complaint. Dragged him to several differenct churches and Chris programs over the years.

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

That sounds spiffy, Mill! 🙂 And sounds to me it’s lovely it’s about honoring each other’s events, esp. in this world of ours.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

My ex (Muslim) is really into making sure everyone gets gifts (teachers, friends, etc) and now that we are divorced, he is still the one to do it. I think its because he values the tradition and “principal” somehow although its taken him years to finally buy Xmas decorations for his house (my girl demanded them).

sweetpea
sweetpea

$100 Amazon card for grandaughter for her ipad…Done…

Daughters said lets just enjoy the day together and food, etc.

Okay, giving Pisces Aries Merc a going away prez tomorrow and Xmas party at work Friday but no big deals…

Five days off this season for Xmas…ah, bliss..No money making three of those days but body restin’ bliss…

sweetpea
sweetpea
sweetpea
sweetpea

Gem daughter said that one of her (my 11 yr old Libran gdaughter’s) stocking stuffers is a pair of black tights “like the girls wear in Dublin….”

sweetpea
sweetpea
dazedandconfused
dazedandconfused

I think you’re bang on…. One year I went out only once to the pharmacy/postal outlet only to look at the line up and turn back around and buy a book of stamps at the cash desk instead. I think I would be more into the season if there were little kids around, My friend goes to the 24/7 gym on Christmas day, lol…. I believe Jesus was a Leo anyways. Ho hum…

dazedandconfused
dazedandconfused

And the whole thing about people having to have a real live tree because it can’t be fake, while they toss it out on it’s side on boxing day to let it die really gets me….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Having a very rough time this holiday season because it is overshadowed by this insanity with my housemate who I am evicting. It’s getting worse by the day. The lawyers are handling the ‘negotiations’ right now for a settlement, but it is getting very ugly and my housemate is pulling all sorts of punches in this. I’m really just blown away by it all, how diabolical one person can be. It’s seriously affecting me financially, too, and if it goes to court I’ll have to miss time from work, so losing more money. My housemate is like an energy sink-hole,… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

Omg, I cannot imagine. It’s enough sometimes when David, my condo mate, does not wipe out the micro oven or wipe grubby Kataka paws off the trash bin lid..At such times at least his teeth are in? :mrgreen:

Geeze, wish I could help. I’ll come over in Aries fashion and kick her ass for ya if you like…I mean really…I’ll mess her up big time…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks! At this point, I’d like to take you up on that. It’s looking more and more like drastic measures need to be taken. This girl is so litigious, though, I’m afraid to even LOOK at her as she would construe it into something she would try to sue me for……she, and this situation are completely over the top. I am a tenacious person and have inner strength but I’m extremely sensitive, too. This whole thing is just killing me inside…. I’m so angry about it and afraid of her at the same time….at least I have a lawyer, and… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Me too. Hang in there! Don’t give her your sanity.

Or play christmas carols and cds ALL day if she’s home 😉

Aphrodite Rising
Aphrodite Rising

Stick heaps of rose quartz and clear quartz tumbled stones (not expensive) around your home where they can’t be seen (under cushions or in the covers, etc), Anonymous, but first sit with them, hold them to your heart, ask for the highest good for both of you, then send love to your housemate, however hard that is. Not love at the physical level, asking too much, but love at the spiritual level asking for a resolution of this conflict. Listen to where your crystals tell you to place them (pointing out it has to be unobtrusive otherwise your fruitcake tenant… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

I like Aphrodite’s advice. Whatever you do, try to make time to do something nice for yourself. A movie, some treat, something to remind yourself of your ability to enjoy life and care for yourself. I hope this conflict resolves for you soon. This person seems really attached to you. I know that’s odd since they’re toxic and mean, but…I picture that you are kind. And perhaps that’s the attachment. I don’t know. Its muddy and certainly not under your control. But, if you can recognize and consider the bond between you two, (the conflict keeps her bound to you… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus

Anon, i sympathise and yes only vibing love to her no matter how bizarre that sounds, it works to make YOU feel better. It’s an untenable situ and is it evil or mentally deranged?The symptoms are the same and It brings out your shadow self, in fact she IS your shadow and in a way it is a cleansing of your soul because you will rise above it and do not engage verbally as it adds fuel to the fire. Not a word. Mantra that: do not engage. Just think how fantastic you will feel when she is finally gone,… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks, everyone. I am trying to do nice things for myself. Last night I did watch a movie on my computer, and it was a feel-good comedy. Little things like that do uplift me, temporarily, but this court date and all the intimidation that is going along with it is just looming over my head and my daily life is a nightmare.. Interesting you say that, because I have felt like she is ‘attached’ to me, more like fixated on me, or attached like a leech or a barnacle. She is sucking me dry of my money, my energy, my… Read more »

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

Do your own thing and be content with it, is my take on it, as I said above replying to Virgo Earth Monkey. Just as there are plenty of peeps who make retailers happy, there are plenty who do their own thing and make Christmas about connecting genuinely with others. I’m not gonna crap on that. For me around this time of year is a spiritual time, remembering the good Christmases I had when I was a wee thing, with the best Opa in the whole world. He’s a Capricorn incidentally, one of the funniest, kindest, warmest, loving spirits I’ve… Read more »

anotherbloodyaries
anotherbloodyaries

someone i used to work with called christmas “the festival of the retailers” couldn’t agree more

Aphrodite Rising
Aphrodite Rising

Come to sunny North Cyprus which is a tolerant, Islamic state. No hoop-la, no hype, no-one looking frazzled, I forgot it was Christmas – how good is that??? We have never celebrated Xmas, mainly because it has bad memories for my husband whose father used to get drunk and dish out a bit of biffo to him. Years ago, when I was on my own, I dreaded the idea of being alone on Xmas Day but now it doesn’t bother me one iota. We enjoy the freedom from Christmas hypocrisy, and on Xmas Day I’m going to cook our favourite… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus

Greetings Mo, all copacetic in your world. Love your white cats and that sweet dog. Dislike Facebook but have wanted to email you, so consider this that.
Wishing you all the happiness for you & hubby for 2013.
x

Link
Link

You’re rousing the green monster Mo. I loved Turkey. The Turkish word for friend is akadash. Which says it all for me.

My ideal lifestyle would be to spend 3 months of the year in Turkey, 2 months in the UK and the rest of the time . . . here . . . though not for the Australian (ahem) ‘culture’ but for the ancient land. I understood Australia a lot better from Bodrum with the help of pom Bruce Chatwin.

Aphrodite Rising
Aphrodite Rising

Pegs – Happy Christmas to you too, but Pegs, Darl, it ain’t dog any more, it’s DOGS! And since we spend all our time clearing up after them, tidying up their mess, mopping up Ziggy’s puddles, cleaning up the 10 or so poos that Sadie does in the garden each day, we don’t have much time for ho-ho-hos, lol. Wouldn’t be without ’em though. And Link,I too read Bruce Chatwin The Songlines and it explained so much to me. I’ve lived in rural Australia since 1994 and I think it opens you up to the mystery of the land which… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Songlines! Yes! I remember thinking it is possible for a nonindigenous to understand this land.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

And if that sounds a bit tribal may i say we’ve changed a s a nation since i was a little girl. When i read this i was young and living in a land that still had too much english mentality about who and where we are.

Pegasus
Pegasus

Millie, it’s funny you know about this great southern land that i have never felt comfortable here
since did aboriginal art when 7 years old, perhaps the reason i was always leaving apart from the Sagginess that is, like ‘this is not my country’.

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

Pegs, I share that with you, that this is not my country. (apart from other things)
And Mille, that’s beautifully expressed, thanks for that.

catfish moon
catfish moon

AGREED. My eldest son got Winter Solstice presents from his dad and I when he was really little. Other family members sent Christmas presents. Eventually Christmas won out, but we do still aknowledge the Solstice. Hope all are well. My computer broke and I haven’t dealt with it. I peak in now and then. Thinks in the swamp of my life are going really good. Have had a string of broken things…..my phone, computer, car motor, my son’s IPod, and my washer has to be hit like Fonzie hitting the jukebox. Mercury Retrograde hit hard. Have tons of work, family… Read more »

redqueen
redqueen

I could take or leave christmas, but my partner and I have adopted the utilitarian and self-reflective aspects of the time of year and stay up all night for the solstice, being together, finishing hand-made gifts for the kids, wrapping presents, watching bollywood movies, watching the snow, drinking coffee, and watching the sun rise in AWE the next morning. I’ve come to love it, really.

After this, the christmas festivities are seen for what they are – general excuses for gift-giving, eating special foods, fun, and sharing extras unconditionally.

We do nothing with extended family during December. It’s better that way.

redqueen
redqueen

Does my astro matter? leo sun, libra moon, sagg asc.

anastasia
anastasia

I couldn’t agree with you more Mystic!
xx

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

HUMBUG.
I fuqing LOVE Christmas.
No explanations, no excuses.
xo

Pegasus
Pegasus

Thought of you yesterday & here you are.
Joyeux Noel to you & child. x

Zaiborg
Zaiborg

To you and yours too!
Muchness, Z

Gemini Scribbler
Gemini Scribbler

well well well, first time i have ever read my very point of view about xmas. and so Well Put! A view I have held since aged 12, sed fuq to the hypocritical family bitching & bewailing & went to Balmoral Beach on my own, noting how difficult it was hitch-hiking xmas day. Noel chaque jour a la Rimbaud!

Link
Link

“Xmas is scheduled for the time of Capricorn, the most astrologically ludicrous time of the year . . .” Oh you’ve nailed it Mystic, but this is so obvious once put into so many words. And the excuse that Xmas is for children? (eyeroll) I’m not sure what the rejoinder is for this in the company of careworn parents, but something in me rebels against spoilt brats with lists of expensive presents. I went off at the exes offspring when last year she said that if she didn’t get a 16 gig Iphone she wasn’t going to like anything less.… Read more »

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

I agree with you on all points. However, it feels liberating to make my own traditions, bake what cookies I am craving and watching beautiful classics like It’s a Wonderful Life. What do you think George Bailey’s astro sign is? I think this movie is very Pluto in Capricorn. Love, friendship and everyday simple good deeds outweigh all the riches Mr. Potter has.

ssss
ssss

hahaah i was definitely running around my house screaming that i was the grinch yesterday!! probably with more excitement and laughter than anyone in a mall taking santie photos. completely agree with this rant and agree that it could go on lol

scorpocaster
scorpocaster

Hi Mystic – interesting thoughts, however the origin of this festival goes way beyond Saturnalia…Apols for length… Firstly – here is the origin of Santa – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus BTW Santa is Odin! (Or St Nicholas the Greek, or some ancient god).. Coca Cola invented the red and white furry uniform in an ad campaign, but gifts and partying have been part of the winter solstice celebrations for millenia. This winter solstice stuff originates in the Northern hemisphere – and I think this is important (especially for you hot, sunny Antipodeans). In days of yore this is the gnarliest, coldest, boringest time… Read more »

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Whoah!!! I would love to meet a Chief Druid!!!

scorpocaster
scorpocaster

He’s lovely – got my kids to stand with him at the alter stone when he read the incantations!

GemCrab
GemCrab

MM, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Unfortunately, my partner LOOOOVES Christmas. He’s a Capricorn moon, Leo sun, Libra ascendant so I gather it makes sense sort of. He loves to celebrate an occasion, tradition, and of course gift giving (and receiving, the more expensive the better, though he’ll say otherwise). If it weren’t for him I would forget this day even existed. Well, with all the commercial hoopla, I doubt I’d forget but I would definitely shoulder shrug the whole thing and keep it moving. The men in my life have always cared a great deal about the… Read more »

mitra
mitra

Yes to all of the above! It’s the pressure to be someone I’m not and going through with it just to be polite. I’m so feeling the drive to reinvent, finding work, about to head o/s to study, and even typical xmas activities such as doing the garden, that I want everything to stay open. Pools, like gyms, are shut on the big day. The one time you can get to a lot of yoga its also shut. Bunnings is probably open tho. I don’t mind xmas day and the family get together, that’s generally nice. But when family return… Read more »

davidl
davidl

Who’ll cook the eating ham ?

mitra
mitra

I gotta cook the fuqing eating ham too!

Ms.
Ms.

esp astrologically, logically being the operative word here. Holiday in Capricorn? (sounds like a jello biafra B side.) Here I am trying to diligently follow my astro/lifepath mission and I have to shelve it to do xmas, which feels like an operation in need of deploy under this astro. Yes to toro or kataka break and feed, nurture, nest with loved ones, sound much more sane.

GemCrab
GemCrab

But isn’t Capricorn all about traditions, not in a Kataka sense, but in a sense of duty?

I always thought Christmas made sense in that respect, in that this date was originally Pagan but after the rise of Christianity became Christmas. I look at it is as a sense of duty to continue a pre-existing tradition.

Capricorn is stubborn (and tradition and family oriented) enough and set enough in it’s way that it doesn’t care what things are called, the show must go on. My $.02.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

You know duty doesn’t sound restrictive to an actual Capricorn. I think there’s a respect and love for the benefits of honouring duty for Capricorn.

Ms.
Ms.

could not agree more with every point x

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

such a relief to read mystic! Every 2nd year my girls are with their father so i just do exactly what i want and it has been quite instructive! What i apparently want is to frock up & go to lunch with my girlfriends in similar situations or ‘wagging’ their family/marriage obligations. At some point in the evening i am always found sitting there drunk and shaking my fist at the queens xmas message, pope too. Retail i disagree with – i love shopping and buying beautiful things for loved ones BUT i try to buy things that are local… Read more »

Nolan Alderfox
Nolan Alderfox

Yes,

Thank you for reading my mind, I love what you’ve articulated. I’ve tried to be polite about christmas for others sake, can’t find any authenticity in it.

This year loved ones are away I am going so ‘off the hook’, will celebrate with a peaceful silent non observance, embracing with cuddles any thoughts of less than delight/shadows.

We totally need to reclaim or celebrations and cultural mechanisms

Solid Gold
Solid Gold

Mystic: According to SBS news, scientists have found 5 new planets relatively close to earth. My question is: what does tis mean for my astrology chart?

davidl
davidl

Yes but they are like interstellar, 12.light years away, aside from galactic centre stuff not sure if I’ve ever seen intergalactic astro

Joan
Joan

YAY to the rebells! l couldn’t agree more! it’s just another way to make money of people 🙁 l don’t care much about any of the commercialized festive days anyhow. My parents just want to be left ‘allone’ and chill out because they are free and it’s winter here, which l think is great! They should do whatever they feel like doing! l will too. 🙂 first day l will be watching films as l always do in the winter and the next day l will be going to a friends (not dinner) party 🙂 The 29th l will be… Read more »

Joan
Joan

happy holidays to all !!! rebell or not!
Don’t do things you DON’T WANT TO DO (if possible) ! 🙂

Virgo Earth Monkey
Virgo Earth Monkey

Christmas happens whether you want it to, like it, resent it, etc. For me the whole month of December is marked with anniversaries of deaths of both parents, and a close uncle and aunt. Maybe its my Sun Virgo need for ritual, or my Moon in Cancer and it’s need for some sort of tradition, but I worked through my intense dislike of this whole season and now embrace it in my own way as a time to remember the past and those gone, and rejoice at the beginning of the new with the rebirth of the Sun (hey, I… Read more »

Uranian&Plutonic Virgo
Uranian&Plutonic Virgo

VEM, I’m sorry to hear about these losses. I’m heartened that you’ve made it your own, and have your own ritual.

Btw, I absolutely agree about making it one’s own celebration, “rather than bleat about it”. 🙂

Blessings for the Solstice

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

I like this, Virgo Earth Monkey. I like to rejoice. It’s going to be hilarious and wonderful. None of my gifts or even wrapping come from a department store. The sister who normally wants a Red Cross donation (a Virgo) has asked for something for herself – first time! The other sisters have new men, and it’ll be great to celebrate their love. The tinies are incredible and are going to be showered with love and their gifts will be divine, not naff. The food will be gourmet, not as a money thing but as a gift of love to… Read more »

Confused Gem
Confused Gem

“…it is not actually our personal civic responsibility to ensure certain dinosaur department stores or other businesses stay afloat.”

Yes. Wholeheartedly concur. Can’t wait to get out of this sinking ship.

Porkchop
Porkchop

my friend and i each live away from our family and to be honest can’t stand them anyway (damaging dysfunctional). so we are going to an amazing buffet at a swank hotel on christmas eve!! then i am gonna spend christmas day with my two furballs. have already started recording and saving special shows and movies to watch for the day. plus am gonna cook myself something special and get some ben&jerry’s. looking forward to it!!! have also recently started a new workout routine and got some notebooks for goal setting. might spend some time on xmas strategising for next… Read more »

GemStar
GemStar

Yes, totes agree Mystic. I like a carol or two and people are nicer to each other this time of year which is nice. But being forced to buy lots of presents for lots of people? Used to be stressful, now that I’m a student it’s nearly impossible. Ridiculous. I can’t afford anything meaningful and I don’t like small useless crap. The other day I stayed at an older friends house. She confided being appalled that her daughter is not bringing her child up to know the reason for Xmas is Jesus. I laughed and told her the reason for… Read more »

leo-scorp grrrl
leo-scorp grrrl

Rebels rejoice It is Billy Idol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsthP5AONzc

Billy Idol Christmas for me, baby – my fav holiday CD. My three best friends are coming over. There will be loud boys, good food, Billy Idol and as one friend said, “Oh good, we can dress up and get liquored up.!”
Happy Christamas Eve for me 🙂 Ain’t seeing anyone I don’t want to see!
(And I don’t think I could be polite to obnoxious peeps after all the intense astro anyway.)

davidl
davidl

Nooooo, Bill, mate !!! WTF !
Love Billy so much …I’ll pretend I never saw that

leo-scorp grrrl
leo-scorp grrrl

LOL! I like the CD- the video IS horrible

wildwood
wildwood

Argh I feel kind of torn though… while I totally abhor busy shopping centres and piles of presents of useless shit, I also think my mum will be totally devo’d if I don’t give her anything! So I can’t decide right now that, apart from buying some nice biodynamic wine, if I haven’t gotten my parents something yet because I really don’t like the ultra-consumerism around Xmas, or if I’m just stingy! Yes I can make something I guess… yes perhaps that is the answer. Shit not many days to do that though! Ugh yes this really IS the most… Read more »

leogroover
leogroover

I love my friends and family but I don’t want to be forced into buying mindless crap plus I hate shopping centres any time of the year and all that cacky Xmas music. eeek! So this year everybody is getting a part share in a largish donation to the Red Cross for the Japanese and Phillipines and now Fiji aid programme.
Did the Oxfam one year that was great too.

GemStar
GemStar

NIce! I like your style

Ms.
Ms.

nice

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

My Piscean Mum has been doing this for a couple of years now. This year I’ve purchased a goat and some health care in lieu of gift for her. Of course I’m still getting her something 🙄 She’s v generous all year so of course. I’m part in agreement with you Mystic, but still love fairy lights and giving gifts to those closest to my heart. Cannot stand the crappy decs, shopping centres, radio/tv/media, forced fauxness at this time of year. We’ll be eating Christmas lunch in a Thai restaurant on the water within walking distance this year – finally… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

Saturnalia Retreat great idea i reckon hold it near a beach so
that cleaning rituals be part of it and ofcourse have bout 12
different therapist/healers etc the world needs it i know i do.

LadyofLilador
LadyofLilador

This Pagan Cancerian hasn’t done the Xmas thing for quite a few years now! I celebrate the Summer Solstice here in Australia and use the fact that my work (and my partner’s work) shuts down and that we have time off, to rent a house near the water and commune with the gorgeousness that is the Australian summer. We don’t do presents for each other at all, and so avoid having to shlep around hideous shopping centres, deal with Christmas crowds or get sucked in to what I think is an absolutely obscene frenzy of crap buying, guilt tripping and… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

My parents are jewish so we never did anything for xmas or for any jewish celebrations either!! i remember kids riding their new bikes and laughter in the street as i looked down at the coloured pencils i got. Luckily i spent a lot of my time with this greek family, they were jehovah witnesses. I remember they did greek celebrations smetimes and we ate biscuits shaped like the half moon and i ate pomegrantes that grew in their garden.

ZenTriplet
ZenTriplet

Oh my god yes. Yes, YES, YES!! Bless you Mystic.

Here’s to rebelliousness whenever, and wherever, it takes one’s fancy!

Girl
Girl

Genius. The Capricorn thing does rather explain why I always seem to go ‘off’ loads of food and alcohol every time Christmas comes along. I have always presumed that it was just that I didn’t like the ‘pressure’ of being expected to overindulge. I prefer to do that according to my own clock. And that clock seldom chimes when it’s almost 40 degrees celcius outside.

GemStar
GemStar

Yeah. My friend complained of all the bad christmas eating they’ve been doing.

I just blinked blankly.

I’ve been business as usual and have actually vastly improved my diet and exercise lately.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Oh I don’t know…I didn’t read the thread yet but for anyone, Pegs and some others, who have been following my Toro saga….

HE TEXTED ME AND SAID YES, LETS DEF GET TOGETHER AFTER THE HOLIDAYS…

omg, thought I was going to faint. I had to back up and work my ass off for this guy this past week. Cried like everyday…. But the Toro Love Doctor at work guided me through it and it worked!

Okay, so he is really not a BFFCB (Big Fat Fuqin Cry Baby) afterall… 😉

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

Great news!!! 🙂

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

Gee he took his time eh! He is a Toro I suppose. Moon in libra would have weighed up all the pros & cons. 🙂

sweetpea
sweetpea

Thanks Tropic…Hope yours is going well too? Yes, this was a rough start since last Sept 2011…I played hard to get and almost TOO hard but my Toro co-worker guided me how to soothe the male ego…(haha…I lost practice like 7-8 yrs ago). But think also, the way I worded my note was quite seductive in a very subtle way that kept the Aries Venus intrigued of all the times over the last year I didn’t cave…you know? This is where the Cap Moon perserverence comes in handy. But, his Toroness did not respond to my text last weekend so… Read more »

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

yeah, I’ve been reading your updates. I don’t always have the time or the inclination to respond. Uranus transiting my 3rd house = erratic communication. “MY” Saggo (with moon in Toro) has gone silent / AWOL. Designed a little electronic card for his birthday the other day and his response was that he was “momentarily speechless”. Quite an achievement to do that to a Sadge. He still hasn’t replied to my text from last Saturday though. Bit annoyed!! I’m often in two minds about a lot of things (venus in Libra). One half of me thinks “Whatevs – I have… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

Yeah go girl… Can you believe that the Toro Love Doctor’s fiance (we both just found out), used to be this guys room mate like 10-12 yrs ago? The desert can be a very small place. Yes, he was a very, very naughty boy in those days (I knew just from looking at his astro). So, I’ve reeled in a flippin’ whale…what to do? Lol…no, he’s not getting anything substantial cept a massage and some kissin’ and huggin. I don’t do casual sex. Just not gonna happen. Seven yrs celibate ain’t gettin’ thrown away on just anyone and he’s going… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

Sorry, didn’t finish my thought…but huge attraction blah, blah, blah

sweetpea
sweetpea

I’ll never forget how he held his neck that one day in public…oh, he was beggin’..

Think I’ll keep him beggin’ lol

Pegasus
Pegasus

Thrilled Sweetie, my heart was in my mouth wondering his reaction, instead he responded 🙂
Shall throw away the safety i had ready to catch you now
as i know it will be A Very Good Meeting.

sweetpea
sweetpea

Pegs, I almost wanted to kick you and some other’s asses here whom I followed advise.. BUT, what happened, by reaching out to him, was that when he snubbed me, I had to get real and, that’s what the tarot lady had said we needed …honesty… He needed his feelings validated and I don’t care if he says he was in Utah…(like the phone don’t reach to Utah?) It’s okay…thats male ego justifying his delay in response to me. Oh Jesus Christ I’m worn out already lol… God sends me these projects and … Okay, I’m a project also in… Read more »

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

Yeh I got karma with Saggo too… incredible astro, but it means nothing. You know what mystic says about all that and I agree! Sweetpea, you’re a stronger women than I!!! Must be the Cap moon. Don’t know how you can do massage and not go all the way. My easy-breezy Saggo moon doesn’t mind casual sex 🙂 As long as they’re good looking & smart (Venus in libra) then my Pluto/Uranus/Mars in Virgo in 8th is happy to be of service 😛 Struggling to keep my mouth shut re silent treatment though. It’s hard when your moon & south… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea

Yes, TofS, keep those lips tightly shut! Men will never be men if we baby too much…x

In general and some instances (not always) it’s when we give less, that they become more… 😉

swwepea
swwepea

I can retain myself during the massage cuz that’s what I do five days a week at work..

No ass (in some 20yrs) has ever inspired me to jump it…It’s like your a nurse sorta and they all look the same…heehee

Tropic of Scorp
Tropic of Scorp

“it’s when we give less, that they become more…”

oooh I like that one. 🙂

Pegasus
Pegasus

Well there was client a doctor who looked like Clooney, and Aqua. Started to see me weekly, by the 5th session when i got to his peachy gluteus i said, i’m losing it’. He was thrilled and so we had a sweet non-commital affair for a few years til he went O/S. The only other time was the current Sagg Adonis who’s body was the most amazing i had ever had under my hands, actually he felt ‘divine’ & now he offers me a massage every month. It was his reply to my ‘no’ that got me as he said… Read more »

DeepSeaBloke
DeepSeaBloke

Obviously a topic for Plutonians, Uranians and Neptunians (a la Donna Cunningham). Hilarious.

I would love to see NEW kinds of family / community celebrations and rituals to mark the period from Solstice to New Year.

Really, this should be a ten day cultural festival that extends across all communities, with a focus on closing the year and preparing for the next one. With time for silence, reflection, resting and giving – of course.

Losingmyreligion
Losingmyreligion

Baf*+%#ng humbug

david5379
david5379

like, demon worship, essentially, for corporate purposes, sound like a novel plot or something, why hasnt anyone made santa a villain yet?

davidl
davidl

They have….South Park, Simpsons and Futurama all have nasty santas featuring off and on.

david5379
david5379

I meant like a movie or book or something, but I guess those count, futurama is the best

Seabird
Seabird

See ‘Bad Santa’ starring Billy Bob Thornton as an alcoholic swearing department store Santa. Love it!

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

There’s a few out there.

david5379
david5379

i knew a lot of that stuff but a retooled demon? AND done by a corporation, metaphysically how could that possibly go right geez

Savannah
Savannah

Yep I’m totally on this at the moment. Ive not bought one present not even for my youngest son. Cash will do at his age lol. I ambled down one Target aisle last week & got into some low sugar hypo from all the work & swimming lane love I’ve been doing & aborted mission, not to return. I am going away because I do need to rest or a least soak in the sea but I see myself doing some running & surf distance swimming in it lol. Urgh real trees its sad. Yanking out my 1970’s aqua &… Read more »

jicky
jicky

ha ha, let it rip Mystic. I am a also a non-conformist this time of year but am trying to be polite to those who want more trad style christmases.

Aquarium
Aquarium

Yep, it is an annoying western anachronism but at least it is tucked away at the end of the year so we can get on with the new one.

My kids want to disown me for my insistence that its not ALL about presents but in fact a celebration of Baby Cheeses.

As ‘Revealed’ by Kath Day….
I showed them googled nativity pics with little edams to prove it.
Not happy.

Bah humbug
Bah humbug

HAHAHAHAHA

aquarium
aquarium

🙂
Its tricky when ya start joking around with such big issues to a 4 & 6 year old.
Because at that age they are BIG issues.

Astraea
Astraea

I LOVED Christmas when I was rich! Crystal ornaments waiting to be broken, 3am gift wrapping fiascos, gorging on wine, cheese and meat. Now that I’m broke (relatively speaking) I think I’ll spend Jaysus’s b-day watching Bill Murray as FDR, or Denzel fly a plan upside down and drunk. This year everyone’s getting a copy of Hans Silvester’s Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa. Inspired imagery, rather uninspiring title. So though I do live in the capital of Christmas (Rockettes, ice-skating, giant trees, the usual gaggle of religious leader-divas and snow) I’m down for the Cause MM! And to prove… Read more »

heather
heather

recipe for drunk-nog please??

Astraea
Astraea

Tweak to your liking. I had a vegan egg-not recipe but lost it during a move : ( and haven’t had a sub I’ve liked since. This recipe makes 1-2 cups, I’m pretty shit w/the metric system so sorry…. 1/3 cup milk (full fat or less is fine) 1 egg 1.5 tablespoons sugar (scale back if you like) 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4-1/2 cup of dark rum or bourbon or both (scale to your tolerance) A tad grated cinnamon or nutmeg Blend egg, then add in the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, booze, milk and cream. I… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Christmas… Rebel?

*Looks down*

Er… I can totally explain the Mrs Claus outfit I’m wearing…sort of…um.

What’s that behind you???

*RUNS*

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Why would anyone even try and stop a Gemmie from an excuse to get dressed up ?
You go you wild sexy thing you ! xxx
Is new pup wearing something Christmassy too ?

Pegasus
Pegasus

THose Gemmies are so inhibition free. Love it.’ If it’s fun-do it’ they say.
Instant gratification is great trait. Where would Mr. Claus be w/o Mrs. Claus.

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

No not yet, but she will be!

Btw Fleecy, when are you joining twitter?! 😯

So true pegs! Which reminds me I owe you – in fact we all do – a…

CELEBRATORY NUDE SALUTE IN HONOUR OF YOUR BIRTHDAY! 😯

( . Y . )

Yaaaay!

I hope you had a Happy Birthday Pegs! xx

Anonymous
Anonymous

Argh the amount of paradoxes I’m engaging in is getting a bit much…. But its all just to keep relationships mother of my adored nephews is a taurean Xmas consumer, ran away one year, which was great but did miss my boys, I plan to practice peace which will probably mean suppression of what I really think just so I get to play…. Will need to rethink for the future…