As December begins, your ruling planet, Venus, is steady in the earth sign Capricorn, where it remains until the 20th. This indicates a desire to move forward slowly and find your feet, even if those around you are not in the same place.
Capricorn rules your home and family sector, your past and where you come from. The focus turns to your foundations and putting down roots. This sector of your horoscope is where there’s major planetary activity.
This means you have to consider the past and build for the long-term. It’s not always easy but aim for slow and steady progress rather than expect things to happen quickly. The trickiest period for matters of the home and family relations is the 11th to the 13th. You might be able to close a door on the past but emotions could feel intense on or around this period in the month.
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The big news this month is Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunity, changing star sign. Jupiter takes approximately one year to move through each sign of the zodiac. Since November 2018, Jupiter’s been in Sagittarius, the sign which rules communication in your horoscope. If you’ve made significant progress with the way you communicate on- or off-line, you’ve been in tune with Jupiter’s expansive nature.
Jupiter rules travel and education and this is about reaching out, gathering new information, studying and learning from other people. Jupiter leaves Sagittarius this month on the 2nd, but the Sun remains here until the 22nd and Mercury is here from the 9th to the 29th.
You might be able to take advantage of what you’ve discovered over the past year and use this knowledge to launch a project or gain respect for what you’ve achieved. The stand-out date could be the Full Moon cutting across the Sagittarius/Gemini axis on the 12th.
Jupiter Goals – Home & Family
Jupiter’s move into Capricorn on the 2nd turns the spotlight towards your home and family, your past and your roots. Jupiter remains in this sector of your horoscope until December 2020. This is good news and brings some much-needed respite from a difficult situation in one of these areas. In fact, with both Venus and Jupiter in Capricorn this month, there’s a lot of love to go round.
When Jupiter’s in your home and family sector, this is a classic time to move home and expand where you live. With Jupiter’s ‘foreign’ theme, you might be planning a move abroad or a get-together with family who live scattered around the world or in a different part of the country.
A big family celebration is well-starred with Jupiter in Capricorn and it’s the perfect time to catch up with people from your past, to remember your roots and where you come from. For some of you, this is about expanding your family whether this involves your children, an adoption, the addition of a step family or living within a community.
Jupiter works in synchronous ways and it’s important that you put yourself in its path. Say Yes to any new home or family-related opportunity that opens up while Jupiter begins its new journey through a new star sign.
There are a couple of dates this month which offer you a first glimpse into what this new planetary transit means for you. Firstly, Jupiter in Capricorn teams up with Uranus in Taurus on the 15th. This is a one-off combination that feels lucky and spontaneous. It could bring extra money your way, a gift or bonus. It’s a good date for risk-taking and being entrepreneurial.
Two weeks later and there’s a gorgeous Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn on the 27th. This date may coincide with a family wedding. Or perhaps, you’re celebrating the festive period in the lap of luxury. It’s the ideal date to get together with the ones you love.
Capricorn Solar Eclipse
Also, on the 26th, there’s a New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Capricorn. This is part of the Cancer/Capricorn eclipse cycle which began in July 2018 and continues until July 2020. The Cancer/Capricorn axis highlights your parents, your ancestry and legacy, your past and your future.
Eclipses often coincide with endings, when there’s a theme of letting go and moving on, however challenging it might seem. Sometimes, in order to be free from a challenging situation, you have to make a bold move first.
Jupiter’s protective nature should help lessen the effects of this Solar Eclipse. And indeed, it could be a turn-around moment removing a block or obstacle in your personal life.
Mars Scorpio – Money Maker
Action planet, Mars, is in Scorpio and your money sector throughout December. This is a positive symbol for improving your earnings or your financial situation. This combination feels lucky for you, although you do have to take care not to be overly generous or spend money before it’s in your pocket.
There are some lovely connections involving Mars on the 3rd and the 8th, as it teams up first with Venus and then with Neptune. You might be involved in a fundraising event at work or want to use your money in a way that’s helpful and kind. This could include gifting a charity or buying ethical gifts as presents for loved ones.
This is a good month for being in flow with money, attracting what you need and replacing fear with faith, and doubt with hope.
Finally, your ruler Venus leaves Capricorn and enters your fellow air sign, Aquarius, on the 20th where it remains throughout the festive period. This is social, fun and potentially romantic. You miay be keen to get away from your home or your family for some of the holiday season and spend time with your friends.