Scorpio December 2018

Scorpio, winter

Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)

Key planets return to Scorpio this month which might come as something of a surprise. Your birthday month is behind you but two planets return to your star sign, which indicates a clearing-up or clearing-out process.

First to return is communication planet, Mercury, which retreats into Scorpio on the 1st. Mercury isn’t here for long, however, because it turns direct in Scorpio on the 6th and moves away on the 12th. 

Even so, this is a positive symbol for resolution, finding the answers you need and having those all-important conversations. As a Sun Scorpio, you’re rarely interested in superficial chit-chat and would much rather have an intimate heart-to-heart. This is more than possible at the beginning of December and, in fact, highly recommended.

Mercury in Scorpio is willing to go in deep, get to the bottom of a problem and tackle even the most taboo subject. You could be ready to confront someone whose morals or behaviour offends you. Wield your pen and speak your mind.

The other planet to re-enter Scorpio is Venus, the planet of love and relating. Venus moves back into Scorpio on the 2nd where she remains until early January. You may remember that Venus was here earlier this year as she moved into Scorpio on September 9th and left on October 31st.

Plus, Venus turned retrograde in your star sign on October 5th, taking you down into the underworld. Venus is still dredging through the bottom of the sea but this time she’s strong and powerful. Venus is now a morning star and in mythology this meant she was a warrior woman. This is a strong symbol for women’s rights and tackling issues around sex, money, power and control.

Venus in Scorpio spells good news for your love life and this is an excellent month to use your Scorpio magnetism to positive effect. Venus is particularly strong on the 16th, 21st and 28th. If you’re looking to meet someone new, get out and about and use your Scorpio allure.

Venus represents beauty and Scorpio highlights the sector of your horoscope linked to your image and profile. Dress appropriately. In other words, consider how you can use your appearance to convey what you want. 

How do you want to come across to other people? How do you want to be seen? Consider these questions and use Venus in your star sign to attract other people or influences to you. It’s an excellent month to boost your popularity and your standing in life.

Venus in Scorpio also offers you an opportunity to resolve a relationship situation. Step into your power and do whatever’s necessary so you can let go and move on.

Plus, this month, your ruler Mars is in another water sign, Pisces, triggering your romance sector. Love and romance, passion and fulfilment are being called forth. Mars is particularly potent on the 7th when Mars and Neptune unite in Pisces.

This is a heady combination which could be deeply romantic or special. Neptune rules fantasy and enchantment and offers you a chance to move away from the everyday and experience bliss. This may be through a loving relationship or a spiritual experience. Film, music and art also come under Neptune’s umbrella.

One area you need to think about carefully is money because both Mars and Neptune clash with planets in Sagittarius and your money sector this month. You could get sucked into helping someone financially, when it’s not the best mode of action. The 3rd, 5th and 24th are key dates in this respect.

Consider what money means to a child or lover as it’s here where there’s a question mark. If you’re in the money, you could easily over-give but take care you don’t fall into the trap of trying to buy someone’s love. Put firm boundaries in place with regard to money in these specific areas of your life.

Having said that, this could be a top month for you financially. The Sun’s in Sagittarius and your personal money sector until the 21st, talk planet Mercury joins the Sun on the 12th and lucky Jupiter is here until the end of next year. This feels buoyant and abundant and it’s an excellent month to focus on making money and planning ahead.

The New Moon takes place in Sagittarius on the 7th, a symbol of new beginnings and a great date to set new money intentions. Plus, the 20th and 21st look exciting. On the 20th, the Sun in Sagittarius teams up with Uranus in Aries and your work sector. There might be a pleasant surprise that comes your way on or near this date, a gift or unexpected opportunity.

The 21st sees a Mercury/Jupiter conjunction in Sagittarius, a symbol of good news. This combination first took place last month on November 27th when Mercury was retrograde. This time around, it feels much more positive and worth taking a punt or speculating with regard to money.

You might receive a gift of money close to this date or feel that you want to use your money to good effect. Jupiter’s a protective and supportive planet. Choose your good cause wisely and make someone’s day.

On the 21st, the day of the Solstice, the Sun enters Capricorn and your communication and ideas sector. A Full Moon takes place in Cancer on the 22nd highlighting travel in your horoscope, also culture, education and study. Expand your horizons physically, mentally or spiritually. Be open-minded and tolerant.

On the 25th, Christmas Day, the Moon’s in Leo at the peak of your horoscope. Your eye is on the prize and you may be thinking about what next in your life when you’re sitting around the festive table. 

Fast-forward to the 31st, New Year’s Eve and the Moon is in your star sign Scorpio. It’s up to you how you celebrate but this brings emotional fulfilment when you do what you need. Look after yourself and line up some new goals for the year ahead.

Wishing you a happy and peaceful festive season, whatever your faith and however you choose to celebrate.

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