No matter how hyper-bizarre a year has been, whenever the festive season rolls in, there is something reassuring about decorative ritual.
Can astrological ornamental elements be curative, lessening the intensity of batsh*t, kinetic holiday fray? Will zodiacal embellishment enhance the pleasure of celebratory moments with kin? Why not?!
Below are some decor tips for your sun sign to elevate the awesomeness of your holiday space.
Decorate however you want during the holiday season! While everyone else is conforming with candy canes and kitschy celebratory fodder, astrologically you’re better off going your own Arien way taste-wise: the most authentic, the better. In keeping with Mars energy, plastering mantles with intense, motivating colors, like bright red or yellow candles, or active adornments with moving pieces, like spinning Christmas tree ornaments or dancing reindeer holograms, will leave you spunky and satisfied.
Don’t skimp out on plants. Gorgeous living organisms just doing their thing, cleaning air, performing photosynthesis and looking pretty, provide balanced groundedness for Taurus amid seasonal excitement and chaos. Feel free to go hard adorning whatever room or area you can possibly think of with herbs, grasses, flowers, bamboo, anything with roots and chlorophyll, but remember to embellish them somehow, with some festive lighting fixtures, or at the least, tie them with a bow!
Have a centerpiece. The most important holiday decor for a Gemini is one that sparks a quality conversation, literal talking pieces! Consider weaving a narrative with multiple aesthetic variables. Interchangeable features that are wide-ranging in mood or theme deeply delights a Twin, so you can honor a cherished memory with photographs one day and then pull out an outlandish modern sculpture of Santa’s boxer shorts the next day, you choose.
Texturize. Keep it real, no Cancer can deny the joy of bundling up in a blanket or soft fabric at any point in time, especially during the holidays. Figure out a way to incorporate swaths of velvet into the scene, hang fabric on the walls, or discover how to make soft quilts sexy so you can literally stop for a moment to rub your fingers on some textiles. Consider dropping hints of creature comforts throughout displays, visual pleasure points soothe, appease, uplift the space and potential emotional melee.
Not every Leo in the world is going to want to steal the stage and get behind a karaoke microphone over the holidays, but whether you’re shy and watching from the sidelines or you’re fully out there blaring like the Sun, having eccentric items around would elevate the mood. Incorporate one-of-a-kind figurines, unique artifacts, handmade objects, portraiture and photographs into the environment. Putting personalities on display adds a quality of aliveness and is analogous to receiving an extended warm hug from all the characters you love the most.
A Virgo loves an intricately made object crafted to perfection, like a sophisticated wreath, but it’s also gotta be hypoallergenic, functional, off the floor and easy to clean. Detailed patterns that dazzle the eye, like houndstooth stockings, or an elegant handwoven basket are not only wonderful aesthetic additions, they also serve a legitimate purpose as stunning storage containers. Gaudily beautiful, mathematically aligned ornamentation motifs double as entertaining Rubik’s Cube-like distractions while calculating how to tidy up.
Seek input, equanimity. Decorating alone kind of sucks for a Libra, as opinions from valued partners in crime help the vision come alive. Balance is also important, work with polarity in the space, like an equal amount of light and dark. Lopsided arrangements, disproportionate add-ons or clunk can stifle the space as an optic background bummer and conversational vibe killer. It’s gotta make sense, bring poise, equilibrium.
Go extreme on the theme. A Scorpionic approach to holiday decor is going full out to the maximum such that the space becomes a total immersion into another dimension. If you like metal, put brasses or golds everywhere, don’t be conservative. Edginess works well too, as in literal, with sharp, pointed corners, up high on the wall, away from unsuspecting victims, and with rich, emotional pieces that strike straight to the heart.
Assuming a Sagittarian is stationary enough to even attempt to decorate, experimenting and trying something new is the best approach to take on the whole process. Tired, trite, pastiche, done over and over again, traditional holiday appearances don’t connect with a Sagittarian’s adventurous core energy. Innovate, find something unexpected or out of the box to go into the space so that it feels like you’ve entered unknown territory.
Capricorn is often accused of somber tendencies because of its acute and pure awareness of surroundings. Beautiful stained woods or solid metals carved with precision into hard angular shapes like triangles and squares appeals; use a lot of frames or framing techniques when you’re decorating. Despite its serious reputation, costumery and role play are some of Capricorn’s most overlooked talents, so dress up as an elf yourself while you decorate or fetch a couch cover that turns your sofa into pumpkin pie for a few weeks.
Bust out the seasonal collections. Astrologically, Aquarius functions more as a collective, it’s sensitive to groupings and how multiple objects work as a whole. For holiday decor, consider an aggregate glamour focus: a group of items made up of the same color or aesthetic function, but with each piece brandishing individual flair. Weave these articles throughout the house, in several rooms, to create a unified theme. Each eccentric piece needs to help the other out: they have to work together.
Fluidity is your friend, Pisces, diversify and don’t stick to categories. Putting disparate things together that don’t seem to fit actually works out well with Piscean energy. Flowing elements, like snowglobes, lava lamps, neon water tanks, fountains, or round transparent objects flow perfectly with the whole ensemble. This goes for themes too, is it the nativity or an extraterrestrial nymph gathering on the moon? Both, of course.