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Your December Horoscope

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Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)

The celestial skies are insanely active and being that you aren’t one to remain stagnant, you best be taking your B12 shots this month. And because it’s the last month of the year, you could benefit from an ejection of things or people you want to drop before 2022. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 will help you figure out what you want to lose, whether it’s antiquated ideas, limiting beliefs, or self-righteousness. This new moon is a time to let go, surrender, and reflect upon what a hot mess this year and a half has been. Your philosophies, beliefs, and views of the world have shifted dramatically. Now is the time to integrate that wisdom into your reality. Your head honcho, Mars, enters Sagittarius on December 13, igniting your 9th house of travel, learning, and spirituality. Mars in Sag is restless, enthusiastic, and eager for new experiences, so book that long-overdue trip, take a class, and focus on whatever helps you grow and expand your global outlook. Venus, the planet of love and relationships, turns retrograde in Capricorn on December 19 in your 10th house of career. Venus retrogrades through the same part of the sky and our charts every eight years. That means this retrograde picks up on a related theme experienced back in December 2013-January 2014, staying retrograde until January 28, giving you plenty of time to reflect, revise, and reclaim a sense of empowerment. Venus in Capricorn craves stability, security, and aims for long-term viability, so set firmer work boundaries, and focus on long-term priorities. Now is the time for reflection and self-assessment. Pluto hooks up with Venus twice this month, on the 11th and 25th, adding a certain intensity to the mix. Are you working with the right people? What relationships are worth protecting and preserving?  Aries, be patient, make no rash decisions, be strategic and think long term versus short term. A fun and fantastic full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, ideal for holiday parties, gatherings with friends and loved ones, so celebrate! December 24th and 25th are the most difficult alignments of the month, however, as Pluto conjuncts Venus on Christmas Eve. As a result, expect intense emotions, controlling behaviors, or overt jealousy; you may witness it or experience it internally. Be mindful of your actions and remember to keep your work boundaries in check. The last alignment is the most promising, hopeful, and a fantastic way to end another strange year as Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28. Jupiter in its rulership in Pisces is giving, generous, and amplifies emotional wellbeing. He will dwell in your 12th house of retreat, closure, escapism, and spiritual surrender. Make room in your world for warm respite and gentle retreat toward your inner world of dreams. This cycle is preparing for you for May 2022, when Jupiter kicks off a new 12-year cycle in Aries. Cheers to change, growth and, at last, the end of 2021!

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)

December is lit, Taurus. Planets are changing signs, there’s a solar eclipse, and your ruler goes retrograde— it’s epic. The month kicks off with a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius at 12 degrees on December 4, the last in the series since 2020, igniting your 8th house of shared resources, financial obligations, personal vulnerability, death, and rebirth. Release all those fears on this potent lunation because you’ve got nothing to be afraid of. It’s a chance to integrate all the knowledge you’ve gained during the Moon’s most important lunation. On December 13th, Mars enters Sagittarius also in your 8th house. In Sagittarius, he is a risk-taker, optimistic, and enthusiastic. Before you invest all your money in crypto, hit pause; with Mars here, you may throw caution to the wind. A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18 in your house of cash and self-worth. This is a very positive lunation so deck those halls and go splurge! A significant alignment occurs on the 19th as your ruler Venus, the planet of love and relationships, turns retrograde in Capricorn until January 29. When your ruler goes underground, it affects you more than the other zodiac signs. Venus will retrograde for 40 days and 40 nights. Biblical indeed, but no floods, only that pesky pandemic. Venus is encouraging you to reflect, review, and revise the area of your chart where she lands, which happens to be your 9th house. This house governs learning, long-distance travel, spirituality, and beliefs. Think back to December 2013-January 2014, when Venus was in retrograde in the same spot. Similar themes will emerge, but on this go-around, you're bringing the benefits of wisdom and gained experience. In Capricorn, she is serious, desiring stability, security, and commitment. Don't be surprised to hear from past lovers and exes; they usually resurface during Venus retrograde cycles. It is an opportunity to reassess and reflect upon your values and desires, a time to go deep and expand your perceptive of the cosmos. Go figure, Christmas Eve and Christmas day have the most challenging alignments of the month. It’s peak 2021. On the 24th, Venus and Pluto hook up and it’s not a pleasant encounter. Relationship dynamics get intense, controlling, jealous, or spark Succession-caliber power struggles. On the 25th, the final Uranus square to Saturn occurs, inspiring you to rebel against the established rules, creating the freedom you desire. The holidays will be lively, so do have plenty of wine, edibles, and a sense of humor. The year ends on the most promising and hopeful planetary shift as Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28. Taurus, this is your gift from the cosmos; Jupiter will dwell in your 11th house of collaborators, friends, hopes, dreams, and future aspirations. Jupiter gives you the impetus to break free from self-imposed restraints. Jupiter in Pisces is grace, kindness, benevolent generosity, and collective healing. Not the time to start projects solo, you need a team that will support you back. Cheers to love, hope, and inspiration!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Almost as if you hired a graffiti artist to tag your astrological aura wherever it counts, this month, the celestial skies feel like you, all over the place! But before you go feeling like a Kardashian, that ubiquity is a good thing, we swear. It begins with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4, highlighting your 7th house of committed personal and professional partnerships. Eclipses are unpredictable wildcards, intending to shake us up and awaken us, even when uncomfortable. It is a significant lunation, the last in a series that began in 2020. Your relationships have been tested and have been under renovation since then. Would you please let go of whatever is no longer serving you or what you’ve outgrown? It can be a partnership that has come to an end or simply a way of relating to others who no longer serve you. On December 13, your ruler Mercury enters Capricorn in your house of shared resources, investments, and financial obligations. Capricorn is grounded, serious, and cautious; it is ideal for learning about investing or getting your finances in order. On the same day, Mars enters Sagittarius in your 7th house of committed partnerships, both personal and professional. Mars comes around every two years to ignite this area of your chart. Mars in Sag is restless, enthusiastic, and eager for new experiences. Think of your partnerships as an adventure with renewed passion. Be proactive in them; those single, start swiping. A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, spotlighting, yep, you! A celestial gift for this most fun and fabulous lunation! It is the ideal day for a holiday party, attend or throw one and socialize away! The spotlight is on you, and we all could use some Gemini wit and charm. Venus turns retrograde in Capricorn on December 19 for six weeks. Venus' retrograde in your 8th house highlights shared resources, intimate relationships, and finances. Think back to December 2013 and January 2014 when Venus was retrograde in the same position, and similar themes will resurface. Venus will unearth issues that you haven't wanted to face, especially in your intimate relationships. In Capricorn, she wants commitment, stability, and security. Think long-term—what you can build which is lasting and enduring. The most significant celestial event arrives on December 28, as Jupiter, the King of the Gods, enters into mystical Pisces, bringing benevolence, inspiration, healing, and protection, lighting up your 10th house of career. The last time Jupiter transited your 10th house was in 2010; similar themes from then may resurface. Jupiter ignites your motivation and confidence to release any self-imposed limitations you have set. As you move confidently in your professional world, your reputation and worldly aspirations elevate with Jupiter's expansive influence. Your presence is requested and graciously felt even in your absence—the best of all worlds, Gem!

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

December is a wild month that has everything: an eclipse, planets changing signs, and Venus turning retrograde. It kicks off with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius, activating your 6th house of health and wellbeing. This eclipse is the last of a series that started in 2020, offering you the opportunity to drop a few bad habits or people. The lunation is allowing new energy to emerge. Mars, the planet of action, enters Sagittarius in your 6th house on December 13, meaning it’s time to jumpstart your self-care routine. He comes around every two years to ignite this area of your chart. Mars in Sag tends to overextend, so do a trial class before you sign up for a series of hardcore, headbanging workouts. A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18 in your 12th house of solitude and retreat. You may crave some private time before the holidays—take it, as you do need your alone time. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, turns retrograde in Capricorn on December 19-January 29, activating your 7th house of committed relationships, both personal and business. Think back to December 2013-January 2014 when Venus last retrograded in the same spot. While similar themes will emerge, you are being given another chance to review, renew, and reflect on your life.  Venus retrogrades are turning-point cycles; the question is, how will they play out? Venus can deepen partnerships or destroy those on shaky ground. Venus retrograde allows you to face issues you've swept aside making now the time to address them. In Capricorn, she wants commitment, stability, and security; she’s not playing around. She will conjunct powerful Pluto on December 11 and Christmas Day, yes; beware of controlling behaviors, jealousy, manipulation, and old wounds resurfacing—ouch. Enter those dates into your calendar pronto. Remember self-care? You may need it. But not for long. We’ve been waiting for the hopeful and wonderful celestial event that occurs on December 28, when Jupiter enters magical Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces is healing, generous, benevolent, mystical, and magic. Jupiter activating your 9th house ignites the quest to search for greater meaning and direction in your life. Spirituality, wisdom, knowledge, and long-distance travel will expand your worldview. Find a shaman and go on an inward vision quest. Drop into the intuitive realms, dig into the healing world of plant medicine, or go back to college; whatever path you choose, you're inspired to have more meaning in your life. Expand your consciousness to develop into your highest potential. This is your time to tweak things to create an upgraded version of yourself. We can’t wait to see what you do!

Leo (July 23-Aug 22)

December is much ado about everything when it comes to you, Leo. A solar eclipse in Sagittarius arrives on December 4, highlighting your 5th house of play, romance, and creativity. This lunation is the last of a series in which began in 2020. On this potent eclipse, Leo goes within and releases any internal blocks that hinder your self-expression. Instead, tap into your joy, which is your true essence. On December 13, Mars, the planet of action, enters Sagittarius and that 5th funhouse of yours. Mars in Sag is enthusiastic, amusing, and adventurous, so play, have a romance, get creative. You shine brightest when your creative juices are flowing. A fabulous and fun full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, the perfect day to have a holiday party, attend one, and socialize; we all need some Leo sparkle this holiday season! Venus, the planet of love and relationships, turns retrograde on December 19 in Capricorn. Venus returns to the same spot every eight years so think back to December 2013-January 2014 because old themes related to Venusian energy may surface. Now that you're older and wiser, you can welcome and deal with them on your terms. As Venus retrogrades through your 6th house, you are encouraged to review relationships with work, daily routines, and self-care. Former bosses, colleagues, friends, or loves may reappear during this time. This pause is a time of reflection allowing you to dive deeply inward; what are your needs and desires? In Capricorn, she is looking at the long-term results, stability, and commitment. It is time to make a serious commitment to your well-being and self-care, Leo. Venus will hook up with controlling Pluto on December 11 and on Christmas and, in full Machiavellian energy, will guard for controlling behaviors, jealousy, or manipulation. These are high drama days, as we all know how dramatic and controlling you can be, Leo. The most significant celestial event occurs on December 28 when expansive Jupiter enters magical Pisces. Jupiter in Pisces is a spiritual, inward placement where you can achieve much personal transformation through the Piscean depths during his sojourn. He activates your 8th house of personal transformation, intimacy, and shared resources. Jupiter in Pisces emphasizes kindness, compassion, protection, and soul security. Pisces in Jupiter is healing. Your finances and investments can expand; learn about cryptocurrency, or if you need financing, now's the time to initiate it. Keep spreading that savvy sparkle into the new year, Leo!

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

December brings dramatic, yet, welcome changes, Virgo. The month starts with a dramatic solar eclipse in Sagittarius, arriving on December 4. Eclipses bring change and this one activates your home, innermost self, roots, and family. The energy lasts up to a year; you may move, renovate, or buy a home. It is also an opening to heal family dynamics and feel a greater sense of stability. It’s also the last of an eclipse series that began in 2020; let go of what no longer serves you. Mars, the planet of action, enters into Sagittarius on December 13, emitting fresh new energy into your 4th house. Mars in Sag is enthusiastic and overly optimistic. Be mindful to keep your Virgo boundaries in check, from decorating your home to inviting all your friends, family, acquaintances, and their cousin’s cousins over for the holidays. A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, illuminating your 10th house of career. This super fun lunation’s ideal for socializing, attending parties, or celebrating with work friends. A Gemini full moon is always lively, even though that sign annoys you; go with the flow, Virgo, and let loose. The next day, Venus goes underground for six weeks in Capricorn, retrograding from December 19- January 29. Think back to December 2013 and January 2014, when Venus last retrograded in Capricorn; similar themes will occur. However, it does not have to be a repeat of the past; you've got more wisdom and experience on your side. She activates your 5th house of joy, creativity, romance, and kids. Your self-expression, creativity, and joy are under scrutiny. It is a time of self-reflection, a reassessment of these areas of your life. In Capricorn, she is serious, wants to deepen your understanding of your desires. Capricorn is a fellow earth sign; you are in tune with this energy, tap into it. You can expect to hear from old lovers as Venus, in retrograde, summons them to you. Christmas Eve, and Christmas day have the most challenging aspects and, because it’s so 2021, it’s hardly surprising. On the 24th, Venus hooks up with powerful Pluto, creating the perfect drama within relationships with all the feels: jealousy, control, scheming, and cunning behaviors, sort of like your own personal episode of Succession. Old hurts and wounds can surface; productive energy is an opportunity for healing. On Christmas Day, the final Uranus Saturn square occurs, hallelujah! The division we have felt all year long, from politics to vaccinations comes to a head, but, alas, the cosmos saved the best alignment for last, a holiday gift from the universe. The blessings of Jupiter arrive on December 28 as he enters into magical Pisces in your 7th house of committed relationships. Jupiter in Pisces is potent, healing, benevolent, and generous. As a result, your committed personal and professional relationships get an infusion of love, compassion, protection, and healing. Stop analyzing and drop into your intuition and profound instinctual nature. Pisces is devotional, so choose your partners wisely—are they worthy of your kindness, dear Virgo? They better be!

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)

Libra, it's time to expand your mind while learning to quiet it as well. You’ll have help as the month kicks off with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4. Eclipses often mark a significant turning point, shifting you out of complacency. This potent eclipse is an opportunity for you to shift your perception and view of the world—time to shed old or outdated ways of perceiving, communicating, and connecting. It also deals with how you adapt to your environment and changing circumstances. The past two years have indeed taught you that. Mars, the planet of action, enters into Sagittarius, activating your 3rd house, the same place as the eclipse. Mars in Sagittarius is enthusiastic, outspoken, and restless. Your mind may be overly stimulated and scattered; focus on the meaningful, not the trivial. Venus, your ruler of love and beauty, turns retrograde in Capricorn on December 19. When she goes underground, it affects you more than other signs. Venus retrograde will be moving through your fourth house of home and hearth. Think back in time to December 2013-January 2014 when Venus was retrograde in the same exact place. Similar themes will resurface, but now you've got life experience and wisdom on your side. Healing and honoring familial relationships are of the utmost importance right now.  In Capricorn, she wants deep bonds, which are stable and secure. Venus rules beauty and because you have a natural talent for décor, beautifying your home may be easier than dealing with family issues. Venus is love, and what’s more beautiful than a home filled with love? Please take note of December 11 and 24, when Venus conjuncts mighty Pluto; if you’ve seen the show Succession, their family dynamics and power struggles epitomize this alignment. If you haven’t seen it, just brace yourselves for behaviors involving scheming, cunning, jealous, and controlling. Old hurts and wounds will resurface, but they can promote healing and deep reflection. Christmas Eve is one of those days; if you gather with family, prepare first, perhaps with a few therapy sessions, breathwork or plant medicine? No worries, you've got this, Libra. The most significant event is on December 28, when Jupiter enters magical Pisces, bestowing us with blessings. Jupiter in Pisces offers nourishment, hope, and healing. Your 6th house of wellbeing, self-care, daily routine, and work gets an infusion of enthusiasm and emotional stability. How are you taking care of yourself, dear Libra? Drop into the wisdom of your body, listen to it, and pay attention. It is an excellent time to improve your health and develop a daily wellness routine. Add alternative healing modalities, learn to meditate, and follow your intuition. Work that contributes to your personal growth is fulfilling. Think back to 2010; similar themes may resurface, as this was the last time Jupiter was in Pisces, only this time you are so much more evolved, so run with it, Libra!

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)

Forget snow, Scorp, and make it rain this month! December starts with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4, igniting your 2nd house of money and self-worth; this is the grand finale in a Gemini/Sagittarius series that began in May 2020, changing how you earn and manage your money. Eclipses are narratives of change and new beginnings, demanding that we grow beyond what was previously known. Scorpio, you are a survivor; let go of what didn’t work, integrate what you've learned, and move forward with a renewed faith in your talents and self-worth. Mars, your warrior ruler, enters Sagittarius on December 13, activating that second house of cash (or crypto) money. After 18 months of the eclipse mining through this area, now is the time to raise your fees so ask for that raise or start your own business. The money theme continues with a full moon in Gemini, illuminating your 8th house of shared resources on December 18. Let your money work for you, Scorpio; this positive lunation can yield fabulous financial results. Venus, the planet of love, turns retrograde on December 19, landing in the sign of Capricorn, activating your 3rd house of communications, attitude, and the local community. Think back to Winter 2013-2014, the last time Venus was retrograde in Capricorn. Similar themes will arise this go-round. Since you're older and wiser, it does not have to be a return to old patterns or fears; this is a time of growth and renewal. Be mindful in all of your communications, especially with siblings and neighbors. In Capricorn, she wants depth and stable bonds, adverse to superficial chit-chat.  She can be cold or insensitive; just keep your judgments to yourself, ok? Pluto and Venus hook up on Christmas Eve, but this is not a pleasant meeting. You can inadvertently say things you may regret; you know how you can sting, Scorpio, so stay mute. Another difficult alignment, the Saturn-Uranus square, occurs on Christmas Day, teaching you important lessons on your communication skills, especially with family members. Please be on your best behavior over the holidays, or do whatever it takes to get you through; old hurts and wounds may resurface. The most anticipated celestial event arrives on December 28, ending the year with hope. Jupiter enters into magical Pisces, bringing a shower of blessings, magic, healing, and benevolence. Pisces is in sync with your nature and the feeling realms of intuition, imagination, dreaming, wandering, and generosity. Your 5th house of creativity, romance, self-expression, and children are activated. You have an abundance of creative energy, self-confidence, joy and, if you play your cards wisely as you likely will, cash! Spread the wealth, not the sting, Scorp!

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

December is a milestone month, Sagittarius, and not just because it’s your birthday!
The month is a light of hope and unimagined possibilities. The universe is gifting you a solar new moon eclipse in your sign and house of identity and self-expression. Eclipses want us to change to become better versions of ourselves. This is the final eclipse series in Gemini/Sagittarius; the past 18 months have transformed your identity and committed relationships, but it’s time to expand that identity and express a new way of existing in the world. Now is the time to take bold risks; if you feel apprehensive, Mars will assist you. He will enter your sign on December 13 in your 1st house. Mars in your sign is courage, assertiveness, and the ultimate optimist full of enthusiasm and eager for adventure. Sag, you know how you can overextend yourself, so do be mindful to keep your focus and not get scattered. The fabulous full moon arrives on December 18, illuminating your 7th house of committed relationships. On this playful and light-hearted lunation, attend to your partner, and to those who are single, socialize! Have fun, Sag, it is your season! Venus, the planet of love and beauty, turns retrograde on December 19 in Capricorn putting your 2nd house of money and self-worth under review. It’s time to reign in your spending and put an end to that online binge shopping. The universe is asking you to reassess your skills, gifts, assets, and resources.  Are you pissing away your money or saving it? This is serious stuff. Focus intensely on what and where you spend your hard-earned money. Does it add value to your life? It needs to. If not, pivot for financial purposes. The most challenging alignments occur on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, when Venus conjuncts Pluto and the Saturn-Uranus square. Your bubbly optimism is needed when Venus and Pluto hook up. After that, it is high drama, controlling, jealousy, and hurtful behaviors. Relationships can get heated. Stay out of the fray. The last Saturn-Uranus battle moves you to rid yourself of your rigid and stubborn mindset. Do you know you can pontificate and be self-righteous? Maybe you want to loosen up a touch, at least over Christmas. The year wraps up with the most significant and inspiring event, on December 28, when your ruler Jupiter enters Pisces. A gift from the cosmos, Jupiter in Pisces is magical, generous, benevolent, and healing, giving you the motivation and self-confidence, you've always dreamed of. Your 4th house of home, family, and your inner private world are ignited. You have the soul of a nomad. Have you dreamed of living abroad or renting out your place and working remotely while you roam? Healing family dynamics and personal growth are the benefits of this cycle. Jupiter in Pisces is about feeling, not thinking—it is instinctual. You can soften and become more sensitive to others, especially family members. This Jupiter cycle is magical; envision it and make it happen in 2022!

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)

December allows you to unpack all sorts of baggage that’s been weighing you down, Cap. The opportunity to release that old emotional luggage you've been schlepping around will set you free! The month begins with a solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 in your 12th house of retreat and spirituality. Eclipses are narratives of change and new beginnings. They demand growth from us to become better versions of ourselves. The past few years have not been without challenges and difficulties; you prevailed and accomplished a great deal. At last, you get a reprieve. Take time out for yourself; the solar eclipse invites you to go inward, rest, and reset. Spending time alone is essential to your well-being; the eclipse is calling you to do so. Mars, the planet of action, enters Sagittarius on December 13, in the 12th house, offering you incentive to spend much needed time alone. While you may be less inclined to be seen, it’s your calling to go slow and give yourself a reprieve from worldly life. The fabulously positive full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, illuminating your house of well-being and self-care. Take advantage of it because you deserve it! Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is in your sign and on December 19, she turns retrograde. Think back to Winter 2013-2014, when Venus was last retrograde in Capricorn. The themes may be similar, yet the outcome does not have to be. Venus lands in your 1st house of self-identity during which time your relationships will now be under review. Venus retrograde invites you to clear the air, to deal with issues you haven't wanted to broach or resolve. Old lovers or exes will resurface—they always do. Venus in your sign, is serious, desiring deep, lasting bonds that are stable and secure. Never forget that’s why they call them “exes.” Go easy on yourself, dear Cap, as you can be a harsh judge. Unfortunately, you may have some self-image issues with this Venus retrograde. The holidays can get tricky with Venus and powerful Pluto conjunct on December 24; hurts, jealousy, controlling behaviors can erupt, but keep your cool, Capricorn demeanor in check, give them your best resting bitch face, and leave it at that. The year ends with a significant celestial event when the expansive planet Jupiter moves into mystical Pisces on December 28. Jupiter in Pisces invites you to hope, heal, and be inspired to live a life aligned with your dreams. Jupiter ignites your 3rd house, influencing your mind and consciousness and your attitude, learning, and community. It illuminates the areas in which you can weed out all your old negative patterns and behaviors. Your mind can often wander down some dark alleys, but your consciousness can expand and become more optimistic this time. A happier, more compassionate and caring Capricorn can emerge. The 3rd house is cerebral, while Pisces is all intuitive, feeling, imaginative, and instinctual and a helluva lot lighter than the heaviness of your previous haul!

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)

December is action-packed, so pace yourself! A solar eclipse in Sagittarius arrives on December 4, the final in an eclipse series that began May 2020. Your friendships and creativity have gone through significant changes. Eclipses are game changers; they shake us up and are unpredictable, with the intention for growth and healing. The eclipse illuminates your 11th house of friends, social networks, and technology. It attracts new friends, groups, and like-minded people into your life. Aquarius, you need to surround yourself with brilliant, innovative, progressive, and open-minded people. Having a community that is aligned with your values and goals is paramount to you.
Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13, stirring up your 11th house. Socialize, attend swanky soirees, network, and team up with people on your same wavelength. But do be mindful of overextending yourself and becoming scattered—focus on meaningful alliances.  A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, illuminating your fifth house of pleasure and play. This lunation is light-hearted, fun, and lively. Aquarius, this is the day to socialize, ‘tis the season to attend a party or throw one, but whatever you do, have fun!  Venus is going off the grid this month. She's in retrograde and hiding out in your 12th house, where you go to escape, retreat, meditate, and find inspiration. It is also where you store hidden secrets, unconscious behaviors, and self-sabotaging habits. Venus comes around every eight years to the same spot, so think back to December 2013-January 2014; similar themes from then will emerge. Old lovers often show up during Venus retrogrades. Make sure you get the requisite space and alone time you crave this month. Venus retrograde is not the time to make decisions regarding your relationships; wait it out until Venus goes direct. Since 2021, Christmas Eve coincides with the most intense transit, the challenging Saturn-Uranus square. Aquarius, you've been dealing with these hard alignments all year. Hopefully, you've learned to prioritize yourself, to break free from unnecessary family constraints, or set firmer boundaries with loved ones—especially hard on the holidays. The primary astrological event occurs on December 28, a perfect way to end the year, when the Kings of Gods, Jupiter, enters mystical Pisces, blessing us with hope for a better future. Jupiter in Pisces dwells in the emotional world of feelings, fantasy, imagination, and generosity. He is benevolent, healing, and magical. Jupiter expands wherever he lands, this time in your 2nd house of money, self-worth, talents, and what you value. Jupiter adds confidence, wisdom and gives you what you ask for. Just knowing what you want is a profound epiphany. So, in 2022, be prepared to get what you want!

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

December is dealing you a delicious hand here, gifting you what you wish! It kicks off with a powerful solar eclipse, the final one in the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. For the past 18 months, you've been mastering work/home balance and questioning your career choices. Solar eclipses are narratives of change; they shake us up, push us out of complacency. So, Pisces, are you doing what makes you happy? Is it time for a career change? On this last lunation, take a risk, and do what makes you happy. Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13, activating your career; he is motivated to help you accomplish your career goals, so be proactive, Pisces, and go after what you want. A full moon in Gemini arrives on December 18, illuminating your 4th house of home and family. It is the perfect day for a holiday gathering; invite your loved ones over. This is the best lunation of the month, lively, fun, and light-hearted. The energy shifts the next day when Venus, the planet of love, turns retrograde. She retrogrades to the same spot every eight years. Think back to December 2013-January 2014. Can you recall what was happening in your world? Similar themes from then reemerge. Venus shines her focus on relating to others romantically and socially, landing in the sign of Capricorn and activating your eleventh house of friends, community, and future aspirations. Venus in Capricorn is serious; she wants deep bonds that are stable, reliable, and lasting. Which friendships fulfill you and which ones are genuinely reliable? Consider lessons learned from your tribe, your partner, and your closest people and use them to deepen the most important relationship: the one with yourself. Venus and powerful Pluto conjunct on Christmas Day; this is not a kind meeting. Be aware of clashes with friends and the resurfacing of old hurts. It can be highly volatile, with jealousy, controlling behavior, and all sorts of drama. But it’s short-lived. The most exciting and fabulous astrological event for you arrives on December 28, with your ruler Jupiter entering Pisces. This is your moment. The world is ready, aching, yearning for your ideas, visions, imaginings, and healing. Jupiter in Pisces is a blessing, a hope for a better future; it is generous, benevolent, and mitigating. A new 12-year Jupiter cycle begins with an infusion of self-confidence and vitality, amplifying your creative potential. Reflect to 2010, the last Jupiter cycle in Pisces, and you may recognize echoes from the past resurfacing. Dream, imagine, and ponder how you want to live your life and what you can bring to the world and in 2022 act on your realizations. We can’t wait to see what you do!    

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