“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”
— Paul Newman
Christmas is a time when most of our ingrained traditions surface. I spent the first part of the holiday with my family then we drove to spend the rest with the man’s people. It’s interesting seeing the dynamics of each group and how they change depending on who is present. My family tends to bring out my Pisces, I lurk and ruminate, in a good way. His family is a mixed bag of sign influence but I swear it plays out like a Leo convention. My family is a lot of fun, but his family holidays make mine look like a gathering of very tired and irritable monks.
It’s very exciting, for sure. The biggest difference I’ve noted is they like to gamble, in a friendly, affable way. I think I’ve managed to somewhat hide the fact that I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m a total alien. I have Leo rising and a fifth house moon. I should enjoy gambling but up until now it’s been unexplored territory. On the drive up, the man stopped and bought some “scratch” tickets and asked me to check them for him. I didn’t know how. He keeps an eye on my cards for me during a game too. It may have been poker we were playing. I’m not sure. I’m not going to ask and admit I’m a total rube.
I’m learning, though. I guess with the moon in Capricorn it’s coming to me with age. The wee hours of boxing day had me drinking straight bourbon and begging to be taken to the casino. “It smells like cigarettes and desperation in here! I LIKE it!” Who am I kidding? I am so not stealth. I may not know anything about gambling but I’m getting a quick education, and enjoying it, much to my own surprise.
What is your Leo/5th house influence? What is “fun” for you?
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