By the start of the week you should have all the shopping done, the decorations up and the turkey stuffed so you can sit back and enjoy the spirit of the season. Unrealistic? Almost certainly, especially with Mercury heading into backwards mode on Monday. Delays with the post, travel issues, weather issues and that last-minute-bug that gets in the way of our perfect plans are in the stars. On the plus side, the planets will be on their best behaviour over the weekend, so whatever has or has not occurred will be soon and happily overcome. Ruler Jupiter makes its first opposition to Uranus, bringing a surprise element into the celebrations. Exciting or exciting.