Ever struggle with the paralysis that is too much choice? Barack Obama did. He told
Vanity Fair he wore the same type of suit everyday to avoid decision fatigue. "I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing," he explained, "because I have too many other decisions to make.” While the rest of us might not be making calls of the same import as Obama, decision fatigue can be a very real thing, especially when there are just too many options. So news that NOW TV have hired astrologers to tell you what to watch this Christmas is actual music to my ears.
The TV company appointed Francesca Oddie and Russell Grant as their official astrologers in order to forecast what Christmas TV shows, sport, and film will match your mood this festive season. Grant is a well known and respected TV personality and has read horoscopes on the likes of
Good Morning Britain, Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity MasterChef. Oddie is the astrologer behind Astrology IRL: Whatever the Drama, the Stars Have the Answer
According to research released by NOW TV, who commissioned a survey of 2,000 people with OnePoll, a stonking 31% of Brits struggle when it comes to choosing what in the heck to watch. Interestingly, a whopping 49% would be down to watch what an astrologer suggested might work for them. So if you're one of those 49%, listen up, because here's your sun and moon TV menu of choice, depending on your sign.
According to the experts, the ruler of Aries is Mars. Mars is an action man and he asserts his dominance through shows of force. However, this force isn't for the hell of it but also in the name of justice. Similar to
Iron Man, he fights for what is right. Avengers End Game's Moon
The moon here is all about communication and as ever, that is key. In terms of mood, you should use this time to reach out to your neighbours and get to know each other.
is suggested as an ideal option for this mood. In The Long Run Sun
During this time, Uranus will move through Taurus bringing with it an inclination towards the more weird, wonderful, and magical things in life. And what serves more of the above than
? Mary Poppins Returns Moon
Seemingly, the moon is making people feel like they're rolling in dough, leading to lots of musing about getting money and what you'd do with it. The experts suggest that you watch
and see how you could sensibly manage your money. Well, if you actually get some. Ballers Sun
As Mercury rules the young, when it moves through Gemini it draws out the inner child in all of us. So ideally, something that's more light hearted, creative, and family friendly will get your enjoyment off the chart.
is an ideal choice and will satiate all those needs. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Moon
The moon here is all about pulling us home. There's a desire to embrace your family and your roots. Even if things can be a bit dysfunctional at times. The family in
is a prime example of a family that aren't traditional nor perfect but who love each other lots. Modern Family Sun
Cancer's ruler, the Moon, is a planet which represents relationships and family. As an ideal time to reflect on what's really important and our relationships with our nearest and dearest,
is the ideal movie choice. It's A Wonderful Life Moon
The Moon will also be accessing our subconscious. Which will allow our minds to expand and drift into whole new territories. Which will encourage us to view life through another person's eyes. And what's more new and fascinating than hit show
Leo is ruled by the Sun. As the Sun is our life force it inspires us to grab life by the cojones and enjoy our time with others.
is having a Christmas party and with all those funny faces involved, it's sure to be a hoot. A League Of Their Own Moon
The Moon here is serving a big old dose of reflection. Meaning it's a time to look back on the last year and really have a look at the events that have brought you to this point.
is an ideal option for those feeling a bit pensive and who need a giggle. Romesh's Look Back To The Future Sun
Seemingly Mercury is a planet that's filled with lies and deceit. However Virgos are also notorious perfectionists that don't like leaving loose ends which might muck up plans. Not dissimilar to
. Although I mean, it didn't work out that well for her really. Mary Queen Of Scots
Mercury is a planet of deceit and lies, but just like Mary Queen of Scots, Virgos are also perfectionists that don’t like leaving loose ends by which plans might unravel.
The Moon here is in career, you guys. So it's all about getting some serious goals and smashing them. Believe and you will achieve am I right? Just like the family in
who are taking the world over bit by bit. Dream big I guess. Succession Sun
Mars is filled with fire, revenge, and is on a mission. A mission which in which it will take no prisoners and best not get in his way or else you'll fall victim to his wrath. Can anybody say
Looks like it's time to get your Bruce Willis on you guys. Die Hard? Moon
The Moon here is saying "hey, you need an adventure." Yep it's time to experience brand spanking new adventures and to stretch your boundaries to the max. Why not get a bit of an idea what it would be like with Karl Pilkington's
Maybe just be a little cheerier when you go on your own adventure. An Idiot Abroad? Sun
Mercury is a planet with clever char and quick wit in abundance. The perfect combo for getting you our of a tricky situation fast. Something that might come in handy over Christmas. An ideal dose of situational comedy is
with Romesh Ranganathan. Don't miss the Christmas special of this funny AF show. The Reluctant Landlord Moon
In this month, the Moon will be pulling your mind to not only other people's lives and successes but also towards life's other obsessions: sex and death. Just like the OMG-edge-of-your-seat drama that is
. Riviera Sun
Jupiter is 100% on that joy and playfulness vibe. As the sun mooches through the sign it's all about feel good movies that everyone enjoys. Christmas, feel good, fun for all the family?
The fits all of the above. Muppet Christmas Carol Moon
It's all about a little love and romance here, so maybe it's time to open yourself up to a little bit of the lovey-dovey stuff?
is all festivities and love and romance and proof that no matter what you think, the universe has greater plans in store. The Holiday Sun
Saturn is super connected to all things melancholic. Meaning if you're not having fun, you want everyone else to be blue as well. Just like that misery guts
The Grinch. Moon
Despite all those snacks and booze, health is wealth this month. Go for that check up you've been avoiding. Get your self care on fleek. But make sure you avoid closing yourself off like Shaun in
. The Good Doctor Sun
Both the Sun and Venus are in Aquarius so it's all about one of the best combinations: power and women. Hell yeah and celebrating anything with powerful women should be on your list. Be more Elizabeth McChord in
Madam Secretary. Moon
The moon is helping you focus on your every day life. Taking each day as it comes and appreciating what you have as opposed to negging out on what you don't. Enjoy the japes of a ragtag bunch who excel at living life their own way with hilariously dark
. Brassic Sun
As Neptune is a planet of deceit, while it moves through Pisces, expect things to get a little secretive. You might feel the desire to hide the truth and if this is the case, watch the gals in
do it like pros. Big Little Lies Moon
The Moon this month is bringing all the family drama. Infighting between siblings could occur so be careful to try and get positive resolutions.
, a Sky original comedy starring David Walliams, brings a brand spanking new twist to the classic fairytale. Cinderella: After Ever After
All this advice should help you decide what to watch with considerably more ease than in previous years so make sure and thank your lucky stars. Oh and NOW TV.