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FOR WEEK BEGINNING
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The volatile conditions of December 9-13
tend to shake you up a little. These are a few
days when upsets with friends occur and
ambitions are cast by the wayside. During
the three weeks from December 10 the focus
will primarily be on business and health
matters. There is also likely to be stronger
interaction with a parent.
December 9-13 are not some of your
best days, perhaps as anxiety or an
unanticipated event undermines your
confidence. Take time to consult your
medical professional. The three weeks from
December 10 is excellent for travelling,
communications, educational and legal
matters. Money will be changing hands and
the success rate is high.
Goals can be easily discarded and
friends or friendships disturbed by the
inflammatory conditions operating during
December 9-13: perhaps a sudden change of
heart. December 10-January 2 will see the
paper flowing where financial matters are
concerned and you are likely to be right at
the centre of the activity. December 19-22,
28-31, January 1, 2 are difficult.
However, the chaotic conditions that govern
December 9-13 seem to strike right at the
heart of Cancerian directives, creating huge
cracks in their stability. Restraint needs
to be exercised then. You will have the
opportunity to discuss many situations with
your partner until January 2. Perhaps this is
a good time to discuss the problem areas of
Negotiations also tend to fall apart
and communications of all forms
are sporadic. You will spend much of
your time just trying to keep up with
your tasks and responsibilities during
December 10-January 2. The effort will
be financially productive, especially on
December 20, 21.
Troublesome health matters require
investigation, particularly after the
developments on December 9-13. Such may
arise from a chronic condition or accident,
so take care. Between December 10 and
January 2, the quality of life will improve
for you. Some will simply enjoy their
recreational time more whilst others will
taste success in business.
Quick endings may be a theme during
December 9-13, as you also have little
tolerance in relationship matters then.
Someone has a short fuse over a money
matter or ethical situation. A number
of problems with your domestic life or
property are likely to arise during the three
weeks from December 10. Other members of
the family will be of assistance.
Scorpio natives need to be wary of
uncontrolled outbursts of energy during
December 9-13 for they have the potential
to wreak havoc. A risk of injury may be
involved. Between December 10 and
January 2, your daily life offers a variety of
experiences with some being better than
others. Socially, a good time but you need to
be careful travelling.
Recalcitrant children or unsettled
conditions around them tend to upset
Sagittarian parents during December 9-13.
Until January 2 there will be much financial
activity in connection with a partnership
or business matter, generally proving
to be profitable. Trends are active on
December 14, 15, 19-22, 25-31, January 1, 2.
Keep in mind that domestic situations are
highly unstable and even explosive for
Capricorn natives during December 9-13,
so tempers will flare and the domestic or
familial state can be undermined. You have
much to organise in connection with work
in the three weeks from December 10. Many
will take a long trip or will seek advice on an
Problems with vehicles or communication
devices seem to emerge unexpectedly during
December 9-13. Tempers flare, perhaps making
for a nasty sequence. Concerns over a child,
romance or financial matter will be raised in
the three weeks from December 10. The need
to scrutinise details is emphasised, especially
on December 19-22, 28-31, January 1, 2.
Sudden events that are characteristic of
December 9-13 also tend to strike at the
heart of Piscean financial stability: income
and possessions. Have a contingency plan
available. Many things for which you have
hoped are likely to come to fruition during
December 10-January 2. This period offers
excellent prospects for happy involvement
© ALISON MORONEY, 2015 | ASTROLOGER@ALISONMORONEY.COM
FILM REVIEW: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
Monster mash for all ages
Dracula (Adam Sandler), Dennis (Asher Blinkoff), Mavis (Selena Gomez)
and Jonathan (Andy Samberg) star in Hotel Transylvania 2.
The big screen
The novelty song Monster Mash by
Bobby "Boris" Pickett was released in
1962. It referred to vampires having
fun and Dracula doing the Transylvan-
Clearly, it wasn't about the scary
monsters that hid under our childhood
beds and scared us witless.
Hotel Transylvania 2 is a tidy
animated film about Dracula, his
daughter Mavis, her human husband
Jonathan and half human/half vampire
Like Monster Mash, it's about
monsters, ghouls and demons interact-
ing and living in harmony with the
human world. Everyone is amiable.
The film's central crisis arises when
baby Dennis fails to sprout vampire
fangs. Dracula is concerned he won't
continue his vampire lineage.
Most of the film deals with Drac
trying to frighten Dennis into sprout-
ing fangs, including a trip to a holiday
camp for vampires that, in our contem-
porary society, is more concerned with
occupational health and safety than
teaching young vampires to turn into
bats and suck the blood out of living
creatures. How unvampiric.
Underlying the frivolity, Hotel
Transylvania 2 deals with the notion of
humans and/or monsters that don't
conform to society's expectations.
Dennis seems neither to fit in the
human or monster worlds.
He is uncertain about his place and
feels the weight of great expectations.
It takes the appearance of his
ferocious and bloodthirsty vampiric
great-grandfather Vlad, voiced won-
derfully by Mel Brooks, who even
once made a comedy about vampires,
Dracula, Dead and Loving It.
The top-notch animation in Hotel
Transylvania 2 provides some visual
and spoken gags that appeal to adults
while others appeal to children.
It appears to cater to all ages, which
maybe means that it doesn't have
heaps of laughs for everyone.
There were fleeting moments of
giggles and laughter throughout the
Enjoy it for what it is, a mash-up of
CANBERRA COMEDY FESTIVAL
Festival announces big-name comedians
It's huge, hilarious and now The
Canberra Comedy Festival 2016 line-
up is in hand.
The five-day program between
March 15-20 will offer 60 shows and
feature home-grown and international
International headline highlights are
Arj Barker, Richard Hall and Steven K
Amos hailing from the US and Irish
comedian David O'Doherty.
Australian favourites Tripod return
again as will break out star of the 2015
festival Nazeem Hussain.
To avoid missing out, book ahead
for Dave Thornton, Tommy Little,
Anne Edmonds, Luke Heggie, Toby
Halligan, Rhys Nicholson, Sophie
Rutzou and Matt Okine.
The festival's children's program
has been expanded to feature a new
show created by Matty Grey and Frank
And for those that can't get enough
of Australia's 28th Prime Minister at
centre stage, Abbott the Musical will
make its Canberra debut.
The festival's assistant director,
Benjamin Stevenson, said in its fourth
year the festival had become a major
fixture on the city's events calendar.
This year we have more shows,
more variety, more artists and heaps
more laughs,'' he said.
I can't wait for people to enjoy our
smorgasbord of comedy.''
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