There’s plenty of excitement as the month begins in the star sign Sagittarius and the sector of your horoscope which rules your work and routine, your lifestyle and health.
You might be in busy mode and want to get things organised in readiness for the festive season. Talk planet Mercury is here until the 6th, the planet of relating Venus until the 10th and the Sun until the 21st.
Gemini Full Moon
The most important date, however, is the 8th when there’s a Full Moon cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac. Full Moons can be revealing when the light of the Moon is at its brightest. Sagittarius pulls you out into the world keeping you busy, while Gemini is about retreat and inner work.
During this Full Moon, you could feel overstretched or out of balance. Retrograde Mars is in action during this period as it opposes the Sun and sits in a tight conjunction to the Moon. Emotions are always heightened during the Full Moon phase and this one feels dramatic.
You might be up against opposition or feel stressed if there are too many demands upon you. Another date to note is the 1st when there’s a Venus-Mars clash. You might be taking on too much for financial reasons, to steady the boat. If you are digging in deep, make a conscious effort to take an active step back once the Full Moon energy has been and gone.
It does look as if you have your head in the clouds for some of the time during December. You may be questioning what you’re doing and why. If you’re dissatisfied with a current position or role, this will intensify throughout the month.
Being one of the water signs, you have a vast emotional range. As Neptune in Pisces is dominant this month, the key dates being the 4th & 14th, expect your mind to wander and your emotions to ebb and flow more than usual.
Try not to lose yourself in your daydreams or fantasy realm. Instead, use your imagination and seek out activities which inspire you, for example, music, art or poetry.
Pisces rules one of the spiritual and religious sectors of your horoscope. You may be questioning your faith or want something to believe in. Explore this too and see where life leads you.
Even though some relationships may be rocky, December is potentially a big month for love and this is blissful news for you. Most importantly, the planet of love Venus enters Capricorn and your relationship sector on the 10th, joining talk planet Mercury here.
This brings a soft, gentleness to your one-to-one’s and suggests some loving moments coming your way. The 22nd could prove exciting when Venus teams up with spontaneous Uranus. This combination links love and friendship.
The Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st, the day of the Solstice. This is swiftly followed by a New Moon in Capricorn on the 23rd, an ideal time to set your intentions around love and partnership. If you want or need more support over the festive period, speak up.
The big news towards the end of the month is the planet of luck and opportunity Jupiter returning to Aries and your career and vocation sector on the 20th. Jupiter’s already been here from May 10th to October 28th and Jupiter will remain in Aries until May 16, 2023.
Jupiter in your career and success sector can boost your ambitions. Here’s your chance to play big, fly high and expand your horizons. Jupiter not only represents opportunity, growth and expansion but is the free spirit, the entrepreneur.
Plus, Jupiter connects you with the world as it’s the global planet. Plan work abroad or take a sabbatical to study something you’ve always dreamed about. Leave the 9-to-5 behind and go freelance or set up your own business. It’s your choice but the opportunity is there, whatever your personal vision.
Notice what happens on or around the 20th when Jupiter moves into Aries. Also, on the 29th, when there’s a lucky Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Aries. This lovely pairing will be visible in the night sky and it’s an ideal time to make a wish.
Think back twelve years ago when Jupiter was last in this sector of your horoscope – 2010/11. Consider what was happening then and how to use this powerful Jupiter transit to the best of your ability.
Finally, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn and your relationship sector on the 29th. Mercury remains on go slow until January 18, 2023. Therefore, be patient and trust that good things come to those who wait.
Sometimes, other people go quiet on you while Mercury’s retrograde in your relationship sector. Alternatively, you may change your mind about love or a business partnership. Or, you may have to follow rather than lead.
Mercury retrograde can flag up a theme of misunderstandings, so it’s a good time to take a step back and take the pace slow if necessary in your close relationships. Don’t feel you have to rush into any big decisions during the retrograde phase.
Instead, use this time to review your situation and think things through rather than leap into action. When it comes to other people, let things be rather than actively try to sort things out.
Once Mercury turns direct, then you’re wise to reopen the lines of communication and make up your mind when it comes to love, passion and relationships.
What is lovely for you is the fact that Mercury aligns with Neptune on December 25th. In fact, these two planets are closely connected during the last week of the year. If you’re somewhere exotic with a loved one, this would be perfect.
This is also a symbol of forgiveness and a reminder that people count. Prioritise loving connections over Christmas before anything else.
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