"The continuation of a column." -- Star Schainker, 9th grade and Declan McMahon, 10th grade
The holidays are here
Don’t let Mars retrograde keep you
Submissive in your place.
Break bonds and travel
Enjoy what life has to offer this month
this world is rubbage
you're so good at making this muck your medal
value from the debris of the day’s disasters
there’s too much pressure in your throat from holding your tongue
your lungs, your mind too full
release or you’ll explode slowly
emotion should not be smothered by your own sensitive hands
This month is a cornucopia
Wealth and romance truly abound
Your social life can only flourish if you let it
Don’t slander your opportunities.
Towards the end, Mercury is in retrograde.
It’s only a cliche if you let it be,
keep your wealth close to your chest.
Your hands are so clean yet they have barely lived
Your fingerprints can learn from mistakes
Dip your feet into imperfections
You can evolve from your errors,
But you can’t forever live unphased by wrong.
Look out in all sectors
This could go very well or terribly
Watch out for the full moon
Shields up for a reunion, welcome
Your bones should be familiar,
your skin, your ribs — cozy.
Maybe you don’t you feel at home in yourself yet
And you long to find one in other things or other people.
Can you be alone and satisfied?
You yearn to feel whole and yet everything you grasp for isn’t fulfilling.
You have no reason to be critical, learn to love where you reside.
Follow the urge
Until it leads to rewarding connection
But be wary of your impulses
Keep them under tight control
December 7th rocked you, I know
So use it
Emotion isn’t the enemy.
You bottle and you hide,
let feelings guide you to ease your everyday
Let anger be caring, defend yourself and those you care for.
Celebrate sadness and anger and work to heal
This month you are fully in control.
Do not forget that.
Make sure to use it to your advantage
December 21st will undeniably bring change
Of any kind
Your financial objectives are low hanging fruit
But you’ll still need to stretch your ambitions farther
Current conflicts serve nothing but motivation
For the finest redemptions
Don’t stall over remorse or pity
Know that what is now will be useful in the future
Remember that your burdens are temporary
You will recover.
Your social life will soar above the rest of the signs this month
Take heed of that warning
Make personal connections
But especially business ones
The best connections can be made this month
They will pay off for the best financial dividends
The world stalls just as rough and spiteful,
but you have stronger eyes now.
Clear vision in absence of cowardice
Still daunting yet less difficult
The challenges are meek in comparison to how they are managed.