This garbage year is almost over—but we have to deal with one more Mercury retrograde first.
This garbage year is almost over! Saturn enters Capricorn this month, marking the beginning of a new two-and-a-half year journey toward stronger leadership and material gain. A chatty full moon in Gemini and visionary new moon in Sag also arrive this month, as does Mercury retrograde—read your horoscope to see what’s in store for you!
Happy solar return, Sagittarius! December opens on a very cute note with love-and-money planet Venus entering your sign on December 1. Expect to feel more flirtatious after being relatively reserved over the past few weeks while Venus was brooding in Water sign Scorpio.
Venus is charming and graceful, and while you, Sagittarius, sometimes bumble through life saying awkward things, spending too much money, and picking food off of other people’s plates, you’ll find during this time that you’re especially charismatic! Practically speaking, this is a great time to go shopping or revamp your look.
All that said, December 1 will bring some turbulence, due to Mars opposing Uranus. You’ll feel this energy play out in your social life, so watch out for friend drama. Mars is the planet of war, and when it challenges rebel planet Uranus, shocking changes and confrontations arrive. You might find you need to suddenly end a partnership, or perhaps put a stop to a creative project or plan for your future that you had been dreaming up.
Don’t worry: Lucky energy flows on December 2 when your ruling planet Jupiter makes a harmonious connection with the planet of dreams and fantasy, Neptune. Things will somehow click into place—Neptune has a way of smoothing things over.
Huge emotions will swell today, so don’t be surprised if cheesy commercials make you cry. It’s a powerful time for tapping into your psychic intuition, as well as your imagination, and for processing your feelings. Exploring your past and your roots is a great way to work with this energy, and you will likely notice that themes concerning home or family come to the fore.
Mercury retrograde begins on December 2, or December 3 if you’re on the East Coast, and it’s all happening in your sign—lucky you! This means you’re going to have to pay extra special attention to the shit that comes out of your mouth (which, honestly, is good advice for you year-round, retrograde or not).
Issues you’ve been talking about since November will be reconsidered. Expect to run late, so don’t overbook yourself. Mercury retrograde is famous for miscommunication and technical difficulties, so keep that in mind before you schedule any important meetings, travel, or sign contracts. Mercury retrograde ends on December 22—use this time to rest and reflect instead of pushing forward.
These first few days of the month are packed: A full moon in Gemini also arrives on December 3, which will be major for your relationships, Sag! Full moons are tiring and emotional, and this one will be especially noisy—expect lots and lots of talk! People have plenty to say and whatever they have been holding in will come bursting out.
Mars enters Scorpio on December 9, disrupting your sleep, revving up your psychic abilities, and, on a bad day, finding you wondering what’s going on behind your back—when receiving psychic messages is keeping you up at night, it’s easy to get paranoid and anxious due to lack of sleep. So, take extra care of your health, Sag. Eat well, go to bed early, and don’t overschedule yourself. Make time for meditation and journaling, and make a conscious effort to work through your emotional issues with people you trust and who can help you rather than you running in circles with anxious thoughts on your own.
The new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18—a fresh start is here! This is a brilliant new moon for you to create a vision board for what you want your next year to look like. You work best when you have a goal you can point your bow and arrow toward, and making lists and clipping out inspiring images is a great way to spend the new moon, which is a time for quiet self-reflection and new beginnings.
Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, and wow, a massive weight will be lifted off your chest, dear centaur! Saturn has been in your sign from December 24, 2014, to June 14, 2015, and again from September 17, 2015, until now—that’s two and a half years of Saturn’s heavy burden.
Saturn is the planet of fear, obstacles, restrictions, and rules, so you haven’t been the happy-go-lucky, free-running Sag we’re all used to for some time. You’ve learned hard lessons about responsibility and commitment, and are now emerging as a wiser, more mature version of yourself. You’ve seen some shit, and now you’re hard work will pay off.
Saturn in Capricorn—which will last until March 21, 2020—will find you exploring themes around finances and self-worth, and if you worked hard while Saturn was in your sign, opportunities to grow your wealth will come your way. These opportunities won’t be easy—nothing involving Saturn is—but you stand to gain a lot from working through it.
The winter solstice arrives when the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21, illuminating the financial sector of your chart, so money is certainly going to be on your mind toward the end of the month. This will also encourage you to reflect on issues concerning self-worth, your talents, and your sense of security. Venus enters Capricorn and meets Saturn on December 25, which will find you focusing very seriously on these themes. You won’t be spending you holiday gift certificates frivolously!
It’s a Sagittarius season, Capricorn! What does this mean for you? As the Sun moves through this free-spirited and philosophical sign, it’s time for you to unwind. Keep a less rigid schedule, let yourself sleep in, and spend time meditating and exploring your spirituality this month.
Making time to reflect is majorly important this month, as Venus will enter Sagittarius on December 1. You’ll find yourself feeling way more quiet and private about your love life than you have been in the last few weeks, as you were busy socializing while Venus was in sexy Water sign Scorpio.
There will also be a Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius this month, which begins on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast, so don’t expect much of anything to make sense— leave logic behind, and trust your gut and your heart because your brain is fried and it needs down time, dear sea goat!
Mercury is the planet of communication, information, and the mind; during its retrograde, it’s wise to step back from making important decisions or collecting new data, and instead reflect on what you’ve got—or just relax. As usual during Mercury retrograde, avoid signing contracts, traveling, buying expensive equipment, and do your best not to lose your keys.
Secrets from your past may come emerge for you to fess up to, laugh about (time and perspective can make what once seemed like the biggest deal totally minor), or simply reflect on. Memories you’ve forgotten will return, faces you never thought you’d see again will re-appear— Mercury retrograde will bring up the past this month, Cap!
The full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules your daily routines and rituals, your wellness routine, habits, as well as your day job— basically all the things you’ll have a hard time focusing on during Sagittarius season. Expect changes around these themes. If someone asks for help from you today— say no. You need to reclaim your time and focus on getting your own shit handled.
It’s a brilliant time to let go of a bad habit. Because you have a reputation for being such a hard worker, Capricorn, people don’t realize how much you love your vices, but you do! Hitting up the spa or slapping on a face mask isn’t a bad idea right now either. Or, if you’re feeling witchy, draw a magical bath with some sea salt to soak in under the light of the full moon!
Messenger planet Mercury meets with your ruling planet, Saturn, on December 6, finding you rethinking some of the commitments you have made; think back to November 28, and the conversations you were having then.
Action planet Mars enters Scorpio on December 9, revving up the friendship and community sector of your chart, finding you socializing more than you’ve likely been during the first week of the month. Mars loves to be in Scorpio— this sign comes equipped with a stinger, which makes the warrior planet pretty happy. It’s a wonderful time for you to network, professionally and socially, and if you’re active within your community or involved in activism, you’ll find yourself feeling especially productive!
The new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, which is a powerful time for you to tap into your psychic abilities, practice lucid dreaming, or, if you’re not feeling spiritual, be lazy. It’s a good time to binge watch a good show, read some books, or mentally check out in whatever way you see fit. You are one of the most grounded, practical people, Capricorn, but today even you will have to try not to get swept up by fantasy, or worse, paranoia. If you find yourself thinking weird thoughts, call someone you trust for some outside perspective during this time! And remember, Mercury is retrograde until December 22, so much of what happens during this time will be reworked after Mercury goes direct.
Saturn enters your sign on December 19, marking this as one of the most important days of the month for you— although, you may not realize the importance of this time period until months or even years from now. Over the course of the next two and a half years that Saturn is in your sign, you will find yourself presented with opportunities to prove your leadership skills, your work ethic, and your maturity.
Capricorn season begins on December 21— happy solar return, Capricorn! The Sun meets Saturn also on December 21, finding you in a serious and focused mood. You’ll begin feeling more like yourself once Capricorn season begins, especially after Sagittarius season, which was a bit upside down—thanks to the Mercury retrograde. Finally, things will start working as they should, you will have an easier time expressing yourself, and you won’t be as tired.
Venus enters your sign, Capricorn, on December 25, and meets with Saturn, bringing issues around love, money, and beauty (all Venusian themes) to the fore. You’re ready to partner with someone—or commit a project or idea—after having spent so much time meditating on it during Sagittarius season. While the energy today won’t be as romantic as Venus likes to be, it’s still a special time to embrace tradition (Saturn loves tradition) and to enjoy a feeling of stability and maturity.
Sagittarius season is a bright and happy time for you, Aquarius, as the Sun is activating one of your favorite sectors of your birth chart: the area that rules over friendships, community, and your hopes and dreams for the future. You’re feeling creative and are planning amazing things for your future, all while having a great time socializing and meeting new people— especially since love, money, and beauty planet Venus will enter Sagittarius on December 1, bringing blessings to your social life and even some monetary pay off for a recent success.
Early December isn’t without it’s struggles: The planet of war, Mars, opposes Uranus on December 1, which will bring some unexpected confrontations over everything from a crush to a creative project to an idea you were exciting about sharing with the world.
Mercury retrograde begins in Sagittarius on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast, finding you running into friends from your past. Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation; however, there are affective ways to work with the energy: focus on old projects instead of starting new ones, and slow down and make time to unwind.
Mercury retrograde is a shitty time to sign contracts, travel (delays!), have important conversations (miscommunications!) or buy expensive equipment (technical difficulties!). But Mercury retrograde is a fantastic excuse for running late, so at least there’s that. You’re going to be so busy socializing and ducking from drama early this month, you’ll need all the excuses you can get. Mercury retrograde ends on December 22.
A full moon in fellow Air sign Gemini arrives on December 3, illuminating the romance and creativity sector of your chart—and bringing plenty of drama, as full moons do. Again, confrontations will arise, and you can bet plenty of talk will go down, as Gemini is a sign that doesn’t really ever shut up— and, on that note, neither does Sagittarius, the sign the Sun is currently in. Expect to be tired, feel weepy, and to take part in some heavy conversations; full moons are a time for release, and people are going to get everything out at this time.
Mars enters Scorpio on December 9, igniting the sector of your chart that rules worldly success— exciting! You’re going to enjoy a big boost in energy, helping you achieve your goals and earn big rewards. If you’re fighting for a promotion at work or trying to expand your fan base, warrior Mars is here to support you.
Mercury retrograde makes a harmonious connection with Uranus on December 10, bringing about a brilliant idea— it’s one that may have crossed your mind last month (think back to November 25) but you couldn’t yet envision how to make into reality. Surprising news also arrives! The Sun connects with Uranus on December 16, soon followed by Venus meeting with Uranus on December 20—both are other exciting days for eureka moments, surprises, and connecting with friends.
A new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, finding you reimagining your goals for the future as well as enjoying a clean slate within your friendships. Sagittarius is a visionary Fire sign, a centaur pointing its bow and arrow toward its dreams— which way do you want to head, Aquarius, and who do you want to head there with? This new moon will find you reorienting yourself toward your future.
Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, which is definitely a day to mark on your calendar, as it’s the beginning of a new two-and-a-half-year journey for Saturn, the planet of commitment and responsibilities, as well as fears and obstacles. As Saturn travels through Capricorn, you will find yourself coming to terms with some issues you’ve been ignoring and responsibilities you’ve avoided. We all have secrets, Aquarius, and yours stand to be exposed if you’ve been behaving unscrupulously. Expect to face your fears over the next two or so years, especially those involving commitments, confinements and endings.
The winter solstice marks the beginning of Capricorn season on December 21, finding you winding down from all the partying you didn’t during Sagittarius season, and needing to retreat— it’s time to catch up on rest and spend some time alone. The Sun will meet with Saturn on December 21 as well, putting you in a serious mood.
Venus enters Capricorn on December 25, putting you in a more private mood about Venusian themes, such as love and money. You may even feel so private that perhaps a secret affair will come your way! Or, perhaps a make-out session in some dark, hidden corner will take place. Whatever the case, don’t expect too much romance on December 25 because Venus will meet with cold Saturn, which isn’t exactly the best vibe for a cute day (though it could be helpful if you’re talking about serious things at this time, like commitment or boundaries).
December opens with Venus entering Sagittarius on December 1—definitely a cute way to start the month! Venus is in the planet of love, money, beauty, and on a personal level, what we value. When it enters visionary Fire sign Sagittarius, you will find blessings arrive in your professional and public life. It’s a great time to get noticed, and rewards for your hard work and expertise are on the way.
Your two ruling planets, Jupiter and Neptune, make a harmonious connection on December 2, bringing you good luck and opportunities for adventure. It’s a brilliant time to make art, party, and take risks—but pace yourself, because too much of a good thing will be a serious concern on this day. It’s a beautiful occasion to visit a place of worship or tap into your spiritual side—deep philosophical breakthroughs around your beliefs will take place, and you’re feeling divinely connected.
Mercury retrograde begins in Sagittarius on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast, so expect to start rethinking many of the conversations that came up for you in November, especially relating to your career or even your reputation.
Mercury retrograde is a crap time for signing contracts, so wait until later this month, when Mercury turns direct on December 22, to make commitments. Traffic and delays are also an issue, so keep that in mind if you’re traveling, and avoid buying expensive equipment, as technical difficulties are also likely. Use this time to slow down and rethink the direction you’re going in—and don’t be surprised if you run into people from your past!
There’s a full moon in Gemini on December 3, illuminating the sector of your chart that rules your home and family, so expect to feel deep emotions about your past, your roots, your living situation and needs around safety, privacy, and boundaries to come up. Full moons are time for release, and you will be letting go of old family patterns that no longer serve you—this is also a great time to literally release things from your home that you no longer need, like the trash bag that’s been sitting in your kitchen for a while. Clean it up, Pisces! If you’re feeling witchy, this is also a fantastic occasion to energetically cleanse.
The Sun squares off with your planetary ruler, Neptune, on December 3, creating confusion, so don’t plan important meetings for this day. You’re unclear about what direction you want to go in, so use Mercury retrograde to reconsider your goals and don’t try to push forward. Venus also clashes with Neptune on December 10, again finding you feeling Mercury about which way to move ahead. It’s time to stay still, not forge ahead!
During this time, watch out for paranoid thinking or trickery. Neptune is the planet of fantasy and illusion—but also of delusion. Things aren’t what they seem right now, and with Mercury retrograde, the vibe is especially tricky. It’s not the best time for decision-making.
Warrior planet Mars enters fellow Water sign Scorpio on December 9, inspiring you to be in an adventurous mood over the next few weeks. You’ll be eager to travel and learn new things, and if you’re in school, you’ll find that you have a boost in energy around studying and finishing your projects. If you’re hoping to publish anything, Mars in Scorpio will also help you get it done!
The new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, encouraging you to create a quiet space for yourself to go within and reflect on your goals, especially professionally and around your reputation. Who do you want to be remembered as, Pisces? New moons mark the beginning of a new cycle, so this is a perfect occasion for you to commit to a new plan concerning your career or your life in public.
One of the most important days to note on your calendar this month (I mean, if you even own a calendar, who knows with you, Pisces) is December 19, when Saturn enters Capricorn. Expect to become more seriously involved with your community over the next two and a half years. This is a superb time to join a group, community, or learn more about activism. You’re also going to do a lot of growing up around who you associate with socially—immature, irresponsible people will have to go.
The winter solstice marks the beginning of Capricorn season on December 21, which will find you spending time networking socially and professionally over the next month, as well as getting involved with your community. The Sun meets Saturn also on December 21, which will find you seriously contemplating your goals for the future—you’re a dreamer, Pisces, and you’re ready to manifest the visions you have for yourself.
Blessings arrive to your social life when sweet, lovely Venus enters Capricorn on December 25. Venus is the planet of love, beauty and cash; however, don’t expect things to be over-the-top luxurious or romantic at this time—Venus will meet with Saturn on December 25, creating a serious tone. Expect sober conversations about commitment and boundaries, not cuddles and cake.
The month wraps up with Mars making an easy connection with your planetary ruler, Neptune, on December 28, creating a dreamy yet passionate vibe. You’ll feel artistically inspired, and opportunities for adventure and romance will arrive. Not a bad way to end the year, Pisces!
he month opens with love-and-money planet Venus entering fellow Fire sign Sagittarius on December 1, putting you in an adventurous mood and bringing you good news from faraway places. While you have plenty to be optimistic about, Aries, the start of the month will be turbulent. This is because—also on December 1—your planetary ruler, Mars, will oppose Uranus, bringing about a shocking ending to one of your relationships. An aggressive and confrontational energy is in the air, and we all know that you are not one to fuck with, so do your best to keep your temper in check.
Jupiter makes a harmonious connection with Neptune on December 2, which creates an ultra dreamy atmosphere and boosts your psychic abilities. This is a brilliant time to make art, connect with others on a deep, emotional level, or engage in spiritual practice. You’re a fiery go-getting Aries, but today you’ll be feeling smooth— something you totally need after yesterday’s rattling Mars/Uranus opposition. Perhaps you’ll even be able to smooth over one of the fights you impulsively picked earlier this month!
Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius begins on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast. Expect to rethink many of the ideas and conversations that have surfaced since November. You should also avoid signing important contracts and watch out for technical difficulties. This is an especially crucial time for you to slow down and pay attention to what you’re doing while you travel or while you work on school projects or any projects you hope to have published. And, as always, watch out for running into people from your past. Mercury goes direct just after the start of Capricorn season, December 22.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, bringing important information that will help you understand a situation you’ve been trying to wrap your mind around. Full moons are a time of release, and Gemini is talkative as fuck, so expect a lot of communication to happen today. Full moons bring out lots of emotion, so expect people to really spill their feelings. Don’t overbook yourself. You’re going to be exhausted—mentally and otherwise.
Mars enters Water sign Scorpio on December 9, igniting a very sensitive sector of your chart, which rules sex and intimacy as well as issues concerning debts, taxes, and inheritances. Anything that would be rude to talk about at a dinner table, Mars will have your back in addressing. So, if you are looking to get laid or need the stamina to sort through important financial documents concerning shared resources, Mars has your back.
Uranus, the planet of surprises, makes some easy connections this month, including with Mercury on December 10, the Sun on December 16, and Venus on December 20. These are days you can mark on your calendar for taking exciting risks and being presented with unusual opportunities.
A new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, which will help you find focus around all the ideas and issues that have been in flux over the last month. Sagittarius is a centaur, pointing its bow and arrow toward its dreams and goals. What are your goals, Aries? Where would you like to travel to next? And what are you eager to learn more about? This full moon finds you reflecting on these themes and beginning new adventures.
Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, marking the beginning of an important two-and-a-half-year journey to build your empire. Saturn is the planet of hard work, so expect to be grinding away professionally while it’s in Capricorn. This is an important occasion to show the world who you are—and to solidify your reputation as mature, capable, responsible, and, most of all, mastered your craft.
The winter solstice arrives with the Sun entering Capricorn on December 21. The Sun also meets Saturn on this first day of Capricorn season. While most people are going to be thinking about relaxing during the holidays, you are going to be at your desk figuring out how you’re going to take over the world. Blessings arrive around work and your reputation when Venus enters Capricorn on December 25.
The month wraps up with Mars making an easy connection with Neptune on December 28. During this time, listen to your intuition as you charge ahead into 2018. Things are going to click into place easily as warrior Mars teams up with the planet of fantasy, Neptune.
December opens with your planetary ruler, Venus, entering Sagittarius on December 1, activating a very intimate sector of your chart. Sagittarius season is sexy as hell! Expect to get very close to people during the month—and to run into people from your past, too, thanks to Mercury retrograde, which begins in Sagittarius on December 2 (or December 3 if you’re on the East Coast). Themes concerning cash and shared resources will also be up for discussion, and reconsideration.
Mercury, the messenger planet, finds us revisiting old ideas and conversations when it’s retrograde, so expect topics from November to be reworked now, especially concerning sex and complicated financial issues like debts, taxes, and inheritances.
Emotionally, this is a going to be a very potent time to work through your issues around change and letting go of the past. Slow down, and don’t pick up new projects at this time. Wait to make important decisions or sign important contracts, travel, or buy expensive equipment until Mercury retrograde ends on December 22, just after the beginning of Capricorn season.
Early December does bring some drama, due to warrior planet Mars opposing Uranus on December 1, which will bring some unexpected shake-ups to your schedule. The mood is irritable, and confrontations are likely. Don’t pick a fight unless you really want to end things with someone—it’s a big day for break-ups! Fortunately, the vibe gets better on December 2, when lucky planet Jupiter connects with dreamy Neptune, creating an easygoing, fun, whimsical vibe in your social life.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, activating the sector of your chart that rules your finances and, on an emotional level, your sense of self-worth. A major climax around these themes will arrive, sweet cow! Full moons are emotional times for release, so let go of what’s no longer serving you (or making you money). You know what your time and energy are worth!
Action planet Mars enters Scorpio on December 9, igniting the relationship sector of your chart. Expect the people you partner with to become more proactive (or aggressive!). The pace will pick up in your partnerships, and this is a fantastic time to meet exciting people, too.
Your planetary ruler, Venus, squares off with Neptune on December 10, creating confusion and putting you in a sensitive, even insecure, mood. Don’t get swept up by paranoia today, Taurus. Use today’s sensitive energy to make art, and do your best not to overindulge in your vices.
Mercury retrograde meets Venus on December 15, kicking conversations from November 18 back up. A fresh start around all the issues, financial and romantic, that have been on the table for you since Mercury retrograde began arrives on December 18 with the new moon in Sagittarius. This is a powerful time to reconnect with yourself emotionally and to open up to change and transformation.
Sagittarius is the centaur, pointing its bow and arrow to the future—but you’ll only be able to push forward, dear cow, if you leave some of the emotional baggage you’ve been carrying behind, and allow yourself and your situation to evolve. The “same old” will not cut it for you after this new moon, and especially not after this Mercury retrograde. You’re ready for deeper intimacy, and stronger relationships of all kinds, not just romantic.
Saturn enters fellow Earth sign Capricorn on December 19, which is definitely a day to circle in your calendar. It’s the beginning of a new two-and-a-half-year cycle which will find you exploring new places and ideas on a major level; travel, higher education, and publishing are all themes you can expect to work with as Saturn moves through Capricorn. Saturn is the planet of obstacles and restrictions, so expect to face any fears you have around these themes over the next chunk of time, whether that’s a fear of flying or a resistance to finishing your degree. Saturn is the planet of wisdom and maturity, and you’re going to do a lot of growing up, Taurus!
Your ruling planet, Venus, makes an easy connection with electric Uranus on December 20, putting you in a fun and risk-taking mood. The energy is light and bubbly. Enjoy it, because things are about to get way more sober when the winter solstice arrives with the Sun entering Capricorn, and meeting Saturn, on December 21. Deep philosophical issues will come up, so brew some warm beverages and invite some inspiring people over for conversation.
Venus enters Capricorn on December 25, also meeting with Saturn, and putting people in the mood to discuss commitments. Venus (like you, Taurus) likes to be lazy, enjoy art, eat cake, and cuddle; however, this is not to be expected when Saturn is around. The energy will be way sterner at the end of this month!
Welcome to Sagittarius season, Gemini! The sun is illuminating the relationship sector of your chart, and Venus moves into this sector as well when it enters Sagittarius on December 1, bringing blessings to your partnerships. This is a wonderful time to connect with people. Venus’s energy is luxurious and charming. You can expect that issues around partnerships will not be moving forward much this month, however, and will rather be focused on tying up loose ends due to your planetary ruler, Mercury, beginning its retrograde in Sagittarius on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast.
Expect people from your past to return on the scene and for conversations and ideas that have been in the air since November to come up for reconsideration. The typical Mercury retrograde warnings apply: avoid signing important contracts or making decisions, and be careful of miscommunications, technical difficulties, and delays. Avoid buying expensive equipment or traveling until Mercury retrograde ends on December 22.
A full moon in your sign arrives on December 3! Full moons are a time of release and are highly emotional occasions. You will find that you are really spilling your feelings during this time. You won’t be able to hold them in anymore.
Mercury retrograde meets Saturn on December 6, putting you in a serious and focused mood, and finding you rethinking some of the commitments you have made last month, especially back on November 29 and 30. Mercury retrograde makes a harmonious connection with Uranus on December 10, bringing some surprising news, and bringing up conversations from November 24. The Sun meets Mercury retrograde on December 12, stirring up conversations from November 22, and Mercury retrograde meets Venus on December 15, taking us back to November 18. All these days are important times to rework issues around partnership.
Mars enters Water sign Scorpio on December 9, boosting your energy to get things crossed off of your to do list. Warrior planet Mars will be activating the sector of your chart that rules your daily routine as well as your self care rituals. So, whether you need to hit the gym or finish an important project at work, Mars will bolster you.
A new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, wiping the slate clean within your relationships—perhaps bringing you a fresh start within a partnership that already exists or helping you move forward to new relationships with new people. This is a wonderful time to cast a love spell or to work magic around creating a more harmonious relationship with a nonromantic partner.
Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, this is definitely one of the most important days of the month—a new two and a half year journey is before you! It’s time for you to face your fears. Everything from issues concerning intimacy and sex to your debts—financial, emotional, or other—to your fear around change and endings, will be addressed as Saturn moves through Earth sign Capricorn.
The only way to work with Saturn is to be your most mature, responsible version of yourself possible. Act childishly, and expect the universe to give you a big time out. Serious matters are coming up for you to work with, and you need to approach them with the respect they deserve.
The winter solstice arrives as the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21. The Sun also meets Saturn on this day, so expect the tone to be sober. This is a powerful time for letting go of the past, and for tapping into your psychic intuition.
Expect issues around sex and intimacy to come to the fore, and to hammer out complicated financial issues, especially those that concern shared resources. Fortunately, sweet planet Venus will enter Capricorn on December 25, helping you work with the very intense energies that are going to be in the air and encouraging you to ask for help when you need it.
Sagittarius season is here, Cancer, which means it’s time for you to get organized, tackle your chores, and refocus on physical and emotional wellness and self-care. Love, beauty, and money planet Venus enters Sagittarius on December 1, making this a fantastic time to hit up a spa while also creating good vibes at your workplace—charming Venus is easy to get along with!
You do need to watch out for irritable vibes and confrontations on December 1, however, when warrior planet Mars opposes Uranus, bringing an unexpected shake-up. Fortunately, lucky planet Jupiter makes a harmonious connection with dreamy Neptune on December 2, smoothing things over and helping you see the bigger picture beyond minor things that were really stressing you out. Shocking changes are taking place at home and work early this month, but new opportunities (and some flirty vibes) will come, too!
Mercury retrograde begins in Sagittarius on December 2, or December 3 if you’re on the East Coast, finding you reworking all sorts of projects and conversations you’ve had throughout November. It’s time to kick some bad habits! If you’ve been disorganized, this Mercury retrograde will really be brutal, but that’s OK—it will also afford you time to rethink your relationships with everyone, thanks to everyone running late, due to traffic and delays.
Truly, Mercury retrograde isn’t good for nothing: This is a good time to get a second opinion on a concern that’s been weighing on your mind. Avoid making important decisions or signing contracts, traveling, or buying important equipment until Mercury retrograde ends on December 22. A fresh start around all these themes will arrive during the new moon in Sagittarius on December 18, which is an especially wonderful occasion to embrace a new healthy habit, or to cast a spell to help you find more work.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3. Don’t expect to get much sleep—too much talk will be going down. Full moons are especially sensitive and emotional times for you, Cancer, since you are ruled by the Moon, and you will feel the need to retreat and catch up on alone time. Creating quiet space for yourself to relax is crucial—you’re processing and releasing so much emotional stuff at this time, and Sagittarius has had you focused on so much mundane yet important work, you need to let your brain rest. Your already strong psychic abilities will be boosted, so definitely work with your dream journal at this time. Secrets are likely to be revealed, too!
Action planet Mars enters fellow Water sign Scorpio on December 9, igniting the romance and creativity sector of your chart. Exciting! Hot sex is on the way—and if you’re not looking to get laid, Mars in this creative sign will find you ultra-inspired to make art. You’re in the mood to celebrate, a welcome shift after having to focus so much on work and getting organized during Sagittarius season.
Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, and this is certainly one of the most important days of the month, Cancer, since this is the beginning of a new two-and-a-half-year journey for you around partnership and commitment—things are getting serious! Saturn is the planet of fear and restriction, so you will be facing your fears around partnering with others, whether that’s on a romantic level or professionally. You’re not great during a confrontation, but Saturn in Capricorn is going to whip you into shape, helping you face difficult meetings with poise and maturity.
The winter solstice arrives with the Sun entering Capricorn on December 21. The Sun will also meet Saturn on this day, creating a very serious tone at the end of the month. The mood is no-bullshit. Love and money planet Venus enters Capricorn on December 25, also meeting with Saturn, so don’t expect the vibe to be cute and charming, as Venus usually is. Saturn will find you focusing on important matters—again, like commitment!
The month wraps up with Mars connecting with Neptune on December 28, helping things click into place at the end of this long and trying year. Mars is a proactive, fiery energy, while Neptune, the planet of fantasy, is dreamy. It’s a wonderful time for romance, adventure and fun.
December opens with love-and-money planet Venus entering fellow Fire sign Sagittarius on December 1, bringing blessings to the romance and creativity sector of your chart. Sagittarius loves to party, and with charming Venus in this sign, you can bet you will have lots of fun over the next few weeks. That said, December 1 does come with some stress, due to warrior planet Mars’s opposition to Uranus on this day, bringing an unexpected piece of news or a conversation (or confrontation!) about an ending or an important, yet unanticipated, change.
There’s sure to be drama, but fortunately the planet of luck, Jupiter, will make a harmonious connection with dreamy Neptune on December 2. That will help smooth things over—or at least help you process your emotions and let go of baggage that you’ve been hanging on to for too long.
Jupiter is currently in Water sign Scorpio, bringing blessings to the sector of your chart that rules home and family, so spend time with your loved ones or do some home improvements during this time to help you get grounded after whatever shocking news Mars and Uranus deliver.
Mercury retrograde begins in Sagittarius on December 2, or December 3 if you’re on the East Coast. During this time, you can expect to reconsider the decisions you’ve made and the conversations you’ve had since November, especially concerning your love life and your creative endeavors. Mercury retrograde is a famously shitty time to make important decisions or sign contracts, due to misunderstandings that are likely to arise. Expect technical difficulties and delays. Wait to travel or to move forward on important projects until Mercury goes direct on December 22, just after the start of Capricorn season. Until then, use this time to slow down and relax—and enjoy the company of the people you’ll encounter from your past! This Mercury retrograde is sure to find you running into that one-night-stand from long ago.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, bringing a climax around a situation concerning your friendships and the communities to which you belong. Full moons are emotional times of release, and Gemini loves to talk, so expect some heavy conversations. So much information will come to light; at the same time, your ruling planet, the Sun, will square off with hazy Neptune on December 3, so making sense of it all won’t be easy.
Don’t rush. Remember, Mercury is retrograde, so it’s time to slow down and sit with all the incoming information, and not act on any of it yet. A fresh start around the themes you will be working with during this Mercury retrograde will arrive later this month with the new moon in Sagittarius on December 18. This is a superb new moon for casting a love spell or working magic through your art!
Fiery Mars enters Scorpio on December 9, warming up the home and family sector of your chart, boosting your energy around tackling issues concerning your living situation, whether that means addressing an issue with a roommate or finding the willpower to handle some home repairs you’ve been procrastinating.
The Sun makes an easy connection with Uranus on December 16, bringing some fantastic surprises! A eureka moment arrives, as does some brilliant creative inspiration. An unexpected opportunity will come your way, and lucky energy is in the air. You’re in the mood to take risks. You might be a brave lion, Leo, but you’re not super into change happening in your life; at this time, however, you’ll feel open to pretty much anything.
Saturn enters Earth sign Capricorn on December 19. This is definitely a day to mark in your calendar, dear Leo, as this is the beginning of an important two-and-a-half-year journey around discipline when it comes to taking care of yourself, your health, and your business. Saturn is the planet of obstacles and fear, and whatever responsibilities you’ve been avoiding, like going to the doctor or staying organized at work, will become extremely important for you to manage. It’s time to be your most mature, responsible self!
The winter solstice marks the beginning of Capricorn season on December 21. Also on this day, the Sun will meet with Saturn, so don’t think about flaking on any responsibilities! Venus enters Capricorn soon after, on December 25, and also meets with Saturn, so don’t expect the vibe to be cute and cuddly—Venus will be mega-focused on working out what kind of commitments need to be made concerning love and money.
elcome to Sagittarius season, Virgo! The holidays are here, and as the Sun moves through this festive Fire sign, you’re enjoying connecting with your family and spending time at home. It’s a wonderful time to connect with your loved ones and beautify your home, thanks to the planet of love, money, and beauty entering Sagittarius on December 1.
December 1 does bring some drama, due to warrior planet Mars opposing the planet of surprise, Uranus. Unexpected issues concerning cash will arise. Be careful for concentrations—people are in an irritable mood. Sensitive issues will flare up, and you and the people you connect with will be questioning if you feel valued and supported. Fortunately, the next day, December 2, lucky planet Jupiter will connect with dreamy Neptune, facilitating gentle communication and boosting your intuitive abilities.
It’s definitely a busy start to the month: Your planetary ruler, Mercury, also begins its retrograde on December 2 (or December 3, if you’re in the East Coast), finding you running into people from your long ago past. Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation for miscommunication, delays, and technical difficulties, but this is an important time for you to slow down and reconsider the decisions you’ve made since November, Virgo, especially ones relating to your home or family, as well as to check in with yourself about your boundaries and your need for personal space and privacy. Avoid making important decisions, signing contracts, or traveling until Mercury retrograde ends on December 22.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, bringing about a climax around a situation concerning your public life, your reputation, or your professional goals. Gemini is a chatty Air sign, so expect there to be plenty of revealing, emotional conversations during this full moon. Endings are taking place, and again, with Mercury retrograde, now is the time to finish up projects, not add more items to your to-do list.
Mercury retrograde meets Saturn on December 6, putting you in a serious and focused mood. It will also bring back conversations about commitments that were going down last month—think back to November 29 and 30. Mercury makes a harmonious connection with Uranus on December 10, stirring back up some brilliant ideas you couldn’t yet implement from November 24.
The Sun meets Mercury retrograde on December 12, which will bring back ideas and conversations from November 22. Mercury meets lovely Venus on December 15, reminding you of issues from November 18. Because Mercury retrograde is activating the home and family sector of your chart, expect these to be big themes around these days. A fresh start around these issues arrives with the new moon in Sagittarius on December 18, which is a great time to energetically clean your home, reconnect with your roots, and generally go within to tap into your sense of inner safety and security.
Mars enters Scorpio on December 9, igniting the communication sector of your chart, so just because messenger planet Mercury is retrograde doesn’t mean that you won’t be saying what’s on your mind and getting shit done. You’ll feel energized to take care of paperwork and shoot off important e-mails, but please, Virgo, double-check everything, because accidents abound during Mercury retrograde! Additionally, Scorpio is a very psychic sign, so you can expect a good boost to your intuitive abilities.
One of the key days this month is December 19, when Saturn enters Capricorn, marking the beginning of a new two-and-a-half-year journey in your life, little virgin, around creativity. It’s time to buckle down and do something with the piles of art you have in notebooks, the files of music wasting away on your computer, and the urge you have to get in front of an audience. Saturn is the planet of responsibility and maturity, and while it’s in Capricorn, you can expect to be taking things—even fun things, like partying and dating—much more seriously.
On December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn, a sign, like you, that’s grounded, practical, and hard-working, but has a devilish edge. Expect some fun times during Capricorn season. During the winter solstice, however, the vibe will be sober, as the Sun will meet with Saturn on December 21. Venus soon enters Capricorn, on December 25, also meeting with Saturn, which will put people in the mood to talk about commitment and other serious matters, not just eat cake and cuddle, which is Venus’s usual itinerary.
Action planet Mars makes a harmonious connection with dreamy Neptune on December 28, wrapping the month up with proactive yet gentle conversations within your partnerships. The vibe is energetic and empathetic, with warrior planet Mars working effectively with psychic Neptune.
The month opens with your planetary ruler, Venus, entering Fire sign Sagittarius on December 1, illuminating the communication sector of your chart, bringing you messages about love and money, and finding you thinking deeply about what you value and what brings you joy. This is a fun time to connect with friends and siblings, as well as to share love poems with your crush—but as usual, nothing can be completely easy.
Mars opposes Uranus also on December 1, which will bring some shocking changes and endings within your relationships. Trust that whatever—or whoever—leaves your life, it’s what’s meant to be. You are one of the most charming and easy-to-get-along-with people, Libra, but even you can be a massive bitch—which is a good thing, because otherwise people would take advantage of your kindness. The planet of war, Mars, is currently in your sign, helping you stand up for yourself. When it opposes the planet of surprise, Uranus, you will find that you need to pick up your sword and shield and go to war, even though you’re much more of a lover than a fighter.
An easier energy flows the next day when Jupiter connects with Neptune on December 2. Jupiter is the planet of good luck, and it’s currently in Scorpio, bringing you financial blessings. When it connects with Neptune, you will find a big boost in creativity around your projects at work, leading to some lucky pay offs. Things are also flowing beautifully around self care and managing your responsibilities, even if they aren’t career-related.
Mercury retrograde begins in Sagittarius on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast. We all know Mercury retrograde has a bad reputation. It’s a bad time for travel, due to delays, and a bad time for communication or signing contracts, due to miscommunications and misunderstandings. It’s not the best time to buy expensive items, and you can expect technical difficulties in general.
This is a good time, however, to unplug and unwind. Work on old projects instead of starting new ones. You will find that many of the conversations you’ve had throughout November will now be revisited and reconsidered. Paperwork will be redone. Projects will be reedited. Messages that have been lost will find a way to come to you. Expect people from your past to return. Mercury is a logical planet, but not much will make sense at this time. Of course, this can be frustrating, but this is also a good time to bend the rules and see how different ways of thinking work for you. Mercury ends its retrograde on December 22.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, bringing about a deep philosophical breakthrough. An issue you’ve been having a hard time wrapping your mind around will finally have some clarity. Full moons are tiring and emotional, and Gemini is chatty as fuck, so expect some conversations that last late into the evening. People are going to have a lot they want to get off their chest and through communication, clarity will be found.
Mars enters Water sign Scorpio on December 9, revving up the sector of your chart that rules money and on an emotional level, your sense of self-worth. With Mars in this savvy sign, any opportunities to make more money will be met with fortitude. This is a great time to work out issues concerning budgeting and saving, and emotionally to reflect on whether or not your time and energy are going to the right places. Do you feel valued? Mars in Scorpio is going to encourage you to ask for what you deserve.
Venus squares off with Neptune on December 10, stirring up confusion and insecurities. Finding time to do what you love could be frustrating right now, and communicating with the people you care about could also feel like it’s going nowhere. Try not to overindulge in your vices today to make up for what you think is missing in your life. Focus on a creative project to help you channel your frustrations.
A new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, bringing about a fresh start around communication as well as finding you reconnecting with your neighborhood, your friends, and your siblings. Life has been very noisy between the Mercury retrograde and the full moon in Gemini, but this new moon will offer some emotional peace and quiet for you to go within and figure out your next steps.
Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, which is certainly one of the most important days of the month. A new two and a half year journey is beginning in your life, Libra, around planting roots, starting new traditions, and honoring your ancestors. Repairing or at least addressing issues concerning your family or living situation will be major focuses during Saturn’s journey through Capricorn.
Venus makes a harmonious connection with Uranus on December 20, which is a bright and happy day for you during this month, especially in your partnerships. It’s a fun day for flirtation, and a surprise crush could enter the scene. Exciting news will arrive, and a risk may also be taken within a relationship.
The winter solstice arrives with the Sun entering Capricorn on December 21. The Sun also meets with Saturn today, so expect the mood to be sober. Your ruling planet Venus enters Capricorn on December 25, and also meets with Saturn on this day. Saturn is not a light and cheery planet, and Capricorn, being the first sign of winter, is not a bundle of sunshine either. During this time, expect to wear all black, and to embrace your darker, maybe even more devilish side. The mood is serious and you’re thinking about important things like boundaries and security.
Welcome to Sagittarius season, Scorpio! The Sun is illuminating the sector of your chart that rules cash and, on an emotional level, your sense of self-worth and security as well as your talents. Venus, the planet of love and money, enters Sagittarius on December 1, bringing blessings to this sector of your chart, magnetizing money your way, and boosting your sense of self-worth. You know you deserve all the luxuries in the world, and you’ll have an easy time asking, and getting, what you want while charming Venus is in this sign!
Trouble does arrive early this month, due to Mars opposing Uranus on December 1, which will bring some unexpected shake-ups, confrontations, and endings. Expect things to be especially frustrating at work, or around your daily chores and responsibilities, and to be stressed from lack of sleep or downtime. Don’t overbook yourself early this month—you’re close to burning out, little Scorpion! Luckily, the mood shifts the next day, December 2, when lucky planet Jupiter (which is currently living it up in your sign) makes a harmonious connection with Neptune, bringing romance and a boost in creativity.
Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius begins on December 2, or December 3 if you’re on the East Coast, which will find you reconsidering many of the conversations you’ve had through November, especially those that concern money or other things you spend, like your time, energy, and care. Are you investing in the right things and people?
Wait until Mercury ends its retrograde on December 22 before signing any contracts or making important decisions, buying expensive equipment, or traveling. Watch out for technical difficulties and delays. Mercury retrograde is annoying, but it is a good time to rest and regroup.
A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 3, and shit’s going to get intense. Full moons are a time of release, and Gemini loves to chat, so expect major conversations to go down—secrets are being revealed, proclamations of love (and hate) are likely. This is a powerful time for letting go of emotional baggage, so find someone trusty you can spill your heart out to.
A climax (pun intended) in your sex life will arrive, and an energy shift around debts (monetary or emotional) will take place, too. If you owe someone something, this full moon is a beautiful time to pay it back.
Your planetary ruler, Mars, enters your sign, Scorpio, on December 9! A much-needed boost in energy will arrive: Mars has been in people-pleasing Libra, a sign in which the warrior planet is not very powerful, but your sign comes with a built-in weapon, the stinger, so Mars is able to be effective when it’s traveling through. Expect people to find you more aggressive in the coming weeks!
A new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, bringing a fresh start around all the issues relating to self-worth and cash that you’ve been working through during Mercury retrograde. This is a fantastic time to cast a money spell, or work some magic around boosting your self-esteem. Mars being at home in your sign is sure to give you a boost in confidence, too.
One of the most important days this month is December 19. It heralds the start of a new two-and-a-half-year journey of disciplining your mind and becoming a more effective communicator, thanks to Saturn entering Capricorn. Saturn in Capricorn is going to force you to get focused. You can be paranoid, jealous, and obsessive at times, Scorpio, but it’s time to cut it out and get real. Only the facts matter now. Speaking clearly and honestly is your goal during this time, unless you want Saturn, the planet of fear and restriction, to make life rough for you. Handling important paperwork will also be a theme during this time, so expect to have to grow up and fill out the forms you’ve been avoiding. This is also an important time to connect with, and if possible rebuild, relationships with your siblings.
The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21, the winter solstice, joining Saturn in illuminating the communication sector of your chart. Expect the tone of your conversations to be serious. The vibe will be somber. Venus enters Capricorn and meets Saturn on December 25, making this a great time to discuss commitments around love and money. Again, don’t expect the mood to be cheerful or cuddly—it’s just not like that when Saturn is around. It’s time to be grown-up and responsible!
The month wraps up with Mars making a harmonious connection with Neptune (currently in fellow Water sign Pisces) on December 28, creating a dreamy, whimsical atmosphere—Mars is passion and Neptune is all about fantasy and romance. It’s a brilliant time to make art, or to make out with someone.