Advent Calendar Day 18

German and Danish Christmas Fairy Tales the Signs should definitely read

The Snow Queen - Scorpio, Aquarius

a little girl searches for her brother Kai who got kidnapped by the (inside and outside cold) Queen of Snow  

a magical journey full of fairies, princes and princesses and even reavers; a story that is humorous, ironical and at the same time serious and tragic; a tribute to humanity and love; only friendship and love will bring true happiness in life

The Fir Tree - Cancer, Pisces

a little fir whose biggest wish - to become a beautiful, sparkling decorated Christmas tree - came true   

some dreams and wishes can be disappointing; love and appreciate what you have and don’t dream too boisterously; think about what you really want; there is not always a happy ending

Mother Hulda - Gemini, Capricorn

a hard-working, beautiful and kind gel gets forced to jump inns well by her step mother and then meets mother Hulda, helps her to let it snow and receives a high reward

kindness defeats hate and derision, friendliness overmatches wealth; hard work pays off, in the end the villain is misfortunate (or even receives pitch)

The Star Money - Virgo, Libra

a poor orphaned girl gives all her little cloths to other homeless people in a cold winter night; when she has nothing left to give, stars fall to earth before her, becoming thalers

it is never wrong to be good-hearted; it is not always right to take yourself first; self lines makes you and others happy, be kind and generous and it will pay off

Three Nuts for Cinderella - Aries, Leo

the poor but lovely and kind Cinderella receives three hazelnuts which transform in three different outfits, each of them helps to temporarily leave behind her stepmother’s oppressive manner and to eventually win the heart of the prince

love is not about wealth and property; your inner beauty counts much more in order to get a prince; evil stepmothers and their daughters do not win

The little match girl - Taurus, Sagittarius

a young orphaned girl lights up all the matches that she is supposed to sell in a cold winter night to warm herself up and eventually joins her beloved grandma in heaven

no one wanted to help that girl; life can be tough and unfair; there are some people who will always love you; be thankful for your warm home and your family and be willing to help people in need

“Sick, our nature demanded to be healed; fallen, to be raised up; dead, to rise again. We had lost the possession of the good; it was necessary for it to be given back to us. Closed in the darkness, it was necessary to bring us the light; captives, we awaited a Savior; prisoners, help; slaves, a liberator. Are these things minor or insignificant? Did they not move God to descend to human nature and visit it, since humanity was in so miserable and unhappy a state?”

- St. Gregory of Nyssa, Orat. catech 15: PG 45, 48B.

Zodiac Advent Calendar Day 6

The Signs as Elsa vs. Anna Arendelle

Elsa   emotional, graceful, powerful, quiet, protective                                                   Cancer, Virgo, Leo, Capricorn, Scorpio, Pisces

Anna   brave, caring, optimistic, kind, sweet                                                                   Taurus, Aries, Libra, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Zodiac Advent Calendar Day 5

The Signs as Fantastic Beasts mostly classified as harmless

XX -  Harmless / may be domesticated                                                             XXX -  Competent wizards should cope

Aries - Hippogriff XXX                                                                                       front legs, wings and head of an eagle and body, hind legs and tail of a horse; loyal and proud 

Taurus - Niffler XXX                                                                                             have a long snout and a coat of black fur; are attracted to shiny things

Gemini - Streeler XXX                                                                                         snail who changes colour hourly; have sharp spikes on their sheels, which inject poison

Cancer - Billywig XXX                                                                                         sapphire blue colored insect; sting causes giddiness and levitation

Leo - Fwooper XXX                                                                                             brightly-coloured bird; their song will drive listeners insane

Virgo - Augurey XX                                                                                             thin and mournful looking bird; sings when it is about to rain

Libra - Clabbert XX                                                                                             resembles a cross between a monkey and a frog; has a large pustule on the forehead, which flashes red (great christmas light)

Scorpio - Kneazle XXX                                                                                       related to a cat; have a high level of intelligence and independence; aggressive towards people they consider unlikeable

Sagittarius - Cornished Pixie XXX                                                                     small, bright blue mischief-maker; loves tricks and practical jokes

Capricorn - Bowtruckle XX                                                                                 little tree guardians; generally peaceful; will give you wood for wands in exchange for wood lice

Aquarius - Jarvey XXX                                                                                       looks like an overgrown ferret; capable of Human speech, but usually uses rude and short statements

Pisces - Puffskein XX                                                                                       covored in fur and spherical in shape; does not object being cuddled or thrown away