There are multiple astrological excuses to get out of Christmas.
Firstly, point out that it is the season of Capricorn and the ancient festival of Saturnalia. Remind family and friends of your adherence to ancient traditions. Saturnalia was a debauched party to celebrate the harvest, and then that was it, they went back to work. Compulsory socializing or lock-down with extended family is Un-Capricorn.
It’s when many people feel more motivated and inspired to achieve than ever.
If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, say you flat-refuse to do Yule, a Winter festival, in the middle of Summer. Christmas is a stolen Pagan festival (one of many) that was initially Sun Worship. In mid-Winter, on the longest and coldest night of the year, people ate their supplies to celebrate having survived. In an environment where you could starve or freeze to death, the festivities were infused with gratitude.
Once You Get Out Of Christmas For The First Time, You May Never Want To Do It Again
And, a green bough from an evergreen tree was bought into the house to remind people of the inevitable return of Spring. So if you are in a Southern climate at the end of December, announce that you will be doing the seasonally appropriate Litha instead. Unless people want to deal with you naked, festooned with flowers and high on catnip on Christmas day, they can afford you some space to worship.
Cite your natal chart! If you have Saturn, the South Node or even Mars in the 11th House, compulsory socializing due to it being a calendar date, shuts down your superior functioning. It’s against your grain and blocks your natural momentum. If you’re a Fire sign, you prefer spontaneous gatherings, and if you’re a Mutable anything, you cannot be forced to commit to being anywhere in advance.
Warning: Once you get out of Christmas for the first time, you may never want to do it again.
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