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Here comes Christmas: the holiday that sings praises to the Christ energy. I may be Jewish, but so was he. None of us are excluded from the spirit of this mythical time. This holiday has the potential to share the deepest current of love known to humans: God’s love—if we just look at the story, the myth of love and pain.

There was a being, his mother and his lover who loved God so much he sacrificed his life as an example that someone could show up with that much light, the gift of healing, and incredible power of love—at least that’s how that story goes. He was such a light that people couldn’t handle his love, so they attacked him, rejected him, and killed him.

This is the theme of this month’s full moon: it’s lonely up at the top. If you excel, you are set up for attack. It even goes with Buddhism as they say: if you see the Buddha on the road—kill him.

This attacking pattern happens to Capricorns, or anyone who is excellent beyond measure. Capricorn is the part in all of us that excels and stands out. They are ‘the best’. They receive scholarships, awards, the role of captain or president, and they end up in the Olympics as superstars.

I can site several people who I know who are the best at what they do—and they know it—and they have to pay the price. It is lonely at the top.

By definition of being outstanding, you stand apart. You are noticed as being different—not for being ‘weird’—but for being so good at what you do. Over time, you begin to feel self-conscious, like the man who told me in a reading—he realized he ran too fast when he was in middle school, and would run slowly at first so to not set the bar too high. He slowed down on purpose.

My dad had this quality. He was a Capricorn. He had the uncanny ability to do math in his head, which had him identified in high school (back in the 40’s) as a genius. Honestly, it did him no good: he was so smart, he was separated from his peers.

He was a genius and called me and his kids dumb when we were growing up young because we just could not follow him as he tried to teach us high school math (my worst topic). He didn’t understand us slowpokes and had us all feeling very inadequate.

You may think you wish you had a genius. So many clients have come to me and said: “I wish I knew what my purpose was.” It’s not that complicated.

Your gifts are not opaque: they are simple: do you love your family, your dog and would do anything for them? (Water) Do you love to clean, help others and serve? And do it naturally without even trying? (Earth) Do you find it so easy to study astrology and watch the videos we share every day and want everyone to study with you? (Air). Do you love to celebrate, bring the wine and turn up the music? You are full of energy all the time? (Fire)

You each carry a natural genius—it may not be like my dad the brainiac, or the speed-demon runner, yet I promise you there is something that hovers in your heart that you do so easily, you have ignored its significance.

I watch some moms with their kids and I think: I wish I had that patience. I watch some clean their kitchen or cook and I think: wow they make that look so easy. Sure I can open my mouth and string words together that you think are poignant—but really I am just relaxing into my most natural ability.

I have never been good at holidays. I hate when society tells me what to do. But I do love the opportunity here in our newsletter to tell you during the full moon in Capricorn/Cancer, your love for your family is enough. LOVE them, let that be your genius: tell them at dinner you want to share the gifts you see they have that they may take for granted.

I love to write Christmas cards. I love to give bonuses to my team and share the wealth and presents. I love the idea of family dinners—whether it’s society dictating or not. I give my all to whomever I am with.

Christ energy is all about devotion. Devotion is to love the sacred: to light candles, to pray, to get on our knees and stop time to either give thanks or ask for help. I am on my knees this Capricorn season saying thank you for reading this and caring to share in my heart.

This is the season to be excellent in the most simplest of ways: excelling in what it is you do naturally.



  •' Dinah says:

    Thanks, Debra. Always truth. Happy Holidays from this Scorpio????

  •' Lori L Taylor says:

    Hey! Thank you sweet Debra for this. A beautiful and empowering message for this Solstice and the holiday season. Big, big blessings to you and yours! Thank you for bringing astrology into my life and the opportunity to share it big with those I love. I am so looking forward to learning more, sharing more!
    Hugs and kisses,
    Lori Taylor

  •' Betsy says:

    I listen to you every chance I get.You have been a blessing in my life. Much gratitude for this precious Christmas letter.
    I hope you are feeling better.
    Appreciate you .Merry Christmas!

  •' Amanda says:

    UGLY CRYING reading this!!!! AH!!! Thank you.
    Amanda- A Capricorn. 🙂

  •' Renee White says:

    Thank you Debbie.. . . your astrology readings inspire me! Hope you have a great holiday. . . .

  • Thank you for this Deb. You are a genius with words and inspiration. I am a double Cap with Virgo rising. It took me an entire week to decorate my 13 foot Christmas tree! The photo on FB doesn’t come close to capturing its glory but I needed to hear your words today. Thanks for the inspiration you send our way always. Love to you!

  •' Michele Faurot says:

    I love your post; full of light and love!!!!!i read them when ever they appear!
    May you continue to bring light into the darkness and fire to your step.
    Thank you beloved sister, keeper of the truth and light.

  • Very wise Words, Debra ! Love it Very much !
    Have a blessed and joyfull Christmas !?

  • Dear Debra,
    As always I love your candor, your integrity, and your honesty. This last fall I completed Applied Astrology 1 and have not looked back. Each day my husband and I research something else related to the stars. For Christmas we gave each other Astrology books and we love the journey to the stars that you inspired for each of us. Thank for sharing generously your passion. You have made the stars come to life for us. Blessings to you on your mission and gratitude and love for this holiday season.

  •' Sharon says:

    That was simply badass amazaballs!!
    You sure do have a natural way of stringing words together that makes sense. !!
    I do sometimes wish i didn’t have so much that I’m feeling that i need to share, i values my privacy and now am compelled to open it up for the world to see. In their best interests – always in the best interests of others and sacrifice my own god the greater good. I’m grateful for this opportunity although i would rather not. Confused ??
    It’s complicated but always authentic
    Mrs Anthony Johnson
    Life Preserver & Widow to Suicide

  •' Susan says:

    Thank you Debra. Beautifully said!

  •' Sian says:

    Thanks, Debra. I love your emails. Your light shines bright!

  •' Jana says:

    Thank you for this beautiful message, dear Debra. I am excelling in all things I do naturally and it is so much FUN!!! Many Blessings to you & yours. Light is surrounding us all at this time…let us All see it’s beautiful Light in our Hearts. Namaste. Jana <3

  •' Debra Esterline says:

    Beautiful article, Debra.
    I can relate to the water, earth, and air qualities, but not so much to the fire element. Interesting, because my natal chart is mostly air, water, and earth, with only my Jupiter being in Aries. Although I do have my Mars and Neptune in the 9th house.

    Thank you for sharing this insightful article.

    Blessings to you,

    Debra Esterline

  •' Dr Angelica Wagner says:

    Thank you
    That was so beautiful. I love Christ Consciousness.
    Have.a fabulous time with your family and loved ones. I’m so enjoying my patients this time of year, cooking and writing ❤️ notes . Thanks for the honesty and encouragement.
    Be blessed! ?

  •' Dr Angelica Wagner says:

    Thank you.
    That was so beautiful. I love Christ Consciousness.
    Have.a fabulous time with your family and loved ones. I’m so enjoying my patients this time of year, cooking and writing ❤️ notes . Thanks for the honesty and encouragement.
    Be blessed! ?

  •' Diane Sommers says:

    Thank you Debra, Im a Capricorn, and have always had to work hard at everything I wanted in my life. Some people have it all, I wonder how they do it.

  •' Kristin says:

    Debra – Thank you for you pure honest heart. This Cap is in tears because you touched my heart. Bless you!

  •' Tracie Campbell says:

    I’m exceptionally grateful Ms. Debra for your generosity of wisdom with truth and humor.??

  •' Kaye Frey says:

    Thank you Debra, I love that! I am a Libra with a Capricorn moon, (Sag rising) & happen to understand Capricorns very well. I was once married to one! They do excel effortlessly. By the way, I love how you string your words together so effortlessly…so easy to listen to as I get to laugh at your wit at the same time. I had a reading with you about 5 years ago and you helped me immensely. Thank you for being you. ❤️

  •' Shirley says:

    Thank you for sharing such loving words:)

  •' Valarie Matinjussi says:

    Thank You Debra,
    Most inspiring.


    Valarie Matinjussi

  •' julianne says:

    Thankyou Debra and your team I love how you make life make sense, I wish you all a Merry Christmas Many Blessings in whatever your hearts desire. Much Love and Respect
    Julianne ?♥️?

  •' Jane Reilly says:

    Thank you Debra Silverman! I am so lucky I found you. ??

  •' Jenelle says:

    You are such a blessing to me. You take the intimidation out of astrology and make it real and practical, thank you for sharing your special gift with the world!!

    Blessings love and light,

  •' Shelley Huber says:

    Thank you Debra for your gifts of effervescence and ever presence!

  •' Sharon says:

    Beautifully written and beautifully felt. May you have the happiest of New Year’s and continue to shine your light.

  •' Renée Carlson says:

    Thanks, Debra, for the work that you do.

  •' Robin L. Hite says:

    Happy holidays Debra, God Bless:)

  •' Diane says:

    Merry solstice Debra!

  •' Leisa says:

    Thank you Debra. You and your “words”, make sense of our days. I appreciate your consistently positive messages.

    Don’t stop talking. 🙂

    Leisa Waters

  •' Donna Puccinelli-Kenihan says:

    Lovely? Thanks So Much Debra!!!! Merry Christmas. May you find magic everywhere ??? XOXO

  • Excellent and heartfelt as always Debra!

  •' Sheri says:

    Thank you for sharing your gift of what you say you do so naturally. My prayer to you is I pray you feel the deep gratitude from the rest of us that look to your insightfulness.For me every once in a while when things are going screwy I check in and find out that Mercury has gone retro and then I know to back off and not push so hard to get something completed…it’s going to happen in it’s own time. At other times a little comment will bring out some understanding of self to continue on a path or ponder before we act.
    Always the best to you,

  •' ivy says:

    well stated. i keep asking “what is xmas to you? ” all answers are different , amazing. i celebrate solstice to rejoice the coming light . each day more. that makes my heart sing.

  •' Tess Charbonneau says:

    Happy loving times with your family and friends Debra! I relish in your sharing of the passionate info that you share with us kids! Love and Peace all ways…Tess of the Catskills

  •' jamie king says:

    thank you for this article. it wasn’t just well written but is also clear that its from the heart. I am a Capricorn although most days I don’t feel as if too much resonates however this article is one of the hard to ignore messages that goes straight to the heart and makes you want to she it with others. o thank you again and I hope your holidays shine as brightly as the north star.

  •' Gillian says:

    Thank you for the lovely message – also the the learning and explanation. I have sun, moon and mercury in the 10th house. Jupiter and my ascendnt in Cancer. This has alway applied to me and I never knew why!

  •' Ellen G says:

    Very nice. Thanks for this. Always love watching your videos and reading your articles. Your cheerful and accepting nature is always an Inspiration. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday and happy new year.

  •' Margo Rybarczyk says:

    Thank you for being you. Impacting others with your gifts. My two sons, one a Capricorn the other a Cancer. Both gifted in their own way. This Leo mom is proud. I have not had my chart plotted; although born 7/30/48 I am not gregarious at parties only regal. Know you will understand and smile. Have a fabulously blessed holiday season, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

  •' Stephanie says:

    Thank you Debra, for this beautiful message. I love your truth and wit. You have a magic way of telling the truth about human nature, and making it easy to accept. Hope your holiday is as bright, as you are. Love and Light…

  •' Vinícius says:

    omg debra youre so cool
    I love your videos i watch it like everyday you upload a new sun/moon one?
    its my ritual in the morning
    grab my cup of coffee and turn on the smarttv, excited to see your outfit and the rolling stars behind you (im very visual)
    thank you for your work
    I try to spread your word to all my friends even english not being my native language.
    I hope you feel this admiration I have for you
    hugs and kisses

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