Ask the Astro Poets: How Do I Survive the Holidays?

Curated via Twitter from W Magazine’s twitter account….

This year I'm going home to my boyfriend's family for the holidays for the first time.

When a Cancer mom is in her domain (the domestic sphere) that is going to be her space to be in absolute control of and your main mood should be "dutiful. " As a Leo, you tend to have a feisty spirit and don't like to be told what to do, and this may cause tensions.

Cancers tend to love things like holidays, because these sorts of traditions tend to center around two things they love greatly: family and food.

That's awesome that you are and your boyfriend are taking things to this level and you are going to spend some quality time with his family.

I'm an Aquarius who isn't "good" at the holidays and I don't exactly like them either.

Ask the Astro Poets is the advice column by W's resident astrologers, Alex Dimitrov (Sagittarius) and Dorothea Lasky (Aries), who take a breather from writing poetry and horoscopes to take your questions about love, career, even the big existential questions in life.

It is going to push you toward being straight-forward and even "rude" at times (all in the service of honesty, but people still won't like it).

Because even by yourself there's the strange guilt the culture puts on you to "feel the holiday spirit"—whether that's online or hearing Christmas music while you wait in line for cigarettes.

But, I mean, if you are happy with your sexy Sagittarius and want to continue things past the holidays, then a little sitting back right now will definitely be worth it.

Cancer moms can be tricky, but they really do want things to go well, especially if their child is this into you and especially around the holidays.

The holidays are this strange time when everyone is acting out of the past, or trying to project something that may not have to do with the truth, but with appearances.

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