If parts of your life have felt like they’ve been stuck in some weird loop for much of 2018 (thanks, retrogrades), December offers some reprieve and some movement forward. That’s because eight of our nine planets will all be moving forward too. Though communicative Mercury does take a quick dip back into the underworld when it moves to Scorpio on December 1.
Mercury’s second run through transformative and intuitive Scorpio will be helping us to make sure we’ve thoroughly cleaned out the psychic/mental trash that’s been keeping us from progressing forward. If we’ve been trying to avoid or hide from the truth of something or someone, Mercury in Scorpio will suss us and the situation out. This is a good thing though as it’ll help us to step into the new year free and clear. Meanwhile, love planet Venus revisits Scorpio on December 2, helping us to get crystal clear about what we desire and how to get those desires met. Hint: it’s either all or nothing.
The New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7 is the reset that we all need to get our heads in the game for 2019. If there was ever a moon to help us with welcoming the new year and all of the new experiences it has to offer, this moon is it (so set those intentions for all that you want to see blossom and grow in the coming months).
By the 12th, Mercury re-enters Sagittarius to keep the optimism going and to help us with counting our blessings and speaking our truth. Come December 21, it’s both the Winter Solstice and the start of Capricorn season, the time of year where we look back on how far we’ve come and where we still need to go. Luckily, Capricorn is a sign that respects time, patience, and dedication. Capricorn season will be reminding us to do the same.
Though it’s not all about our goals and aspirations this month as an emotional Full Moon in Cancer (December 22) reminds us to release the things, people, and situations in our lives that fail to nurture us. Good thing we’ll have badass Mars moving home to Aries on December 31 to provide us with the courage and motivation we need to kick the new year into high gear.
Aries (March 21st - April 19th) :
While patience hasn’t necessarily been a virtue as of late, your hard work (in remaining patient) is starting to pay off this month as the cosmos begins paving the way for you to have the best year that you’ve had in a while. One reason for this is the team of Sagittarius planets that you currently have moving through your zone of travel, opportunity, and education.
With the New Moon in Sagittarius landing in this zone on December 7, you’re about to get a brand new lease on life, or at the very least, a new perspective. This New Moon could help you with landing a life changing trip abroad or the chance to speak or write for an international audience. Though overall, this moon is here to remind you the importance of believing in something bigger and having faith that all will work out as planned. The cosmos is lining up some great opportunities for you. You don’t want to miss them by focusing on the negative. Look to Mercury’s move to Sagittarius on December 12th to help you look on the bright side.
Meanwhile, magnetic Venus and communicative Mercury will be in Scorpio (your zone of intimacy and finances) at the top of the month, which could help you to pull in a lover and some extra cash. If there was cash held up due to the retrogrades, it could come through for you now. And, if debt has been an issue, you could pull in some extra money to pay it off too. Though Mercury in Scorpio will require that you have some tough conversations about your money and financial obligations. It will be impossible to sweep it under the rug.
Come December 21, the Sun moves into Capricorn, your zone of career and achievement and it’s time to get your hustle on. Though with active Mars still in Pisces until the end of the month, slow and steady wins the race. On the 22nd, an emotional Full Moon in Cancer in your home zone reminds you to pay attention to family and to your emotional needs. You don’t always have to be the tough one, Aries. By the 31st, you’ll be back and better than ever as Mars moves home to Aries. Kick ass and take names.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20):
With a crew of planets in Sagittarius sitting in your zone of intimacy and finances for most of this month, your mind is on your coin and your deepest connections to others. Look to the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7 to help you with learning how to find strength in vulnerability, especially when it comes to leaning on others, and to help you rethink the way you think about abundance. Hint: having people in your life that you can lean on is a form of abundance too.
If your finances have been a headache for you in some way, this moon could also help you to find a happy solution. Either way, it’s time for you to stop doing things the way you’re used to doing them. And speaking of your connection to others, charming Venus and chatty Mercury will be in Scorpio (your partnership zone) at the top of the month, helping you to build the right relationships with others that can help you to further your career or your personal goals. In romance, Venus especially will be working on your behalf.
On the 12th, Mercury enters Sagittarius, helping you to look for better options and solutions to help you with better saving and managing your dollars. If you need to negotiate a financial contract or agreement, Mercury will also help to ensure that you can find a win-win. On the 21st, you might find yourself looking for a getaway as the Sun moves into Capricorn and into your zone of travel and opportunity.
Overall, you’re in need of some fresh experiences and Capricorn season can help you with finding them. Just remember that as long as you’re open to change, you’ll have an easier time in learning and adapting to the lessons that the changes are bringing you. A day later, the Full Moon in Cancer lights up your zone of communication, encouraging you release outdated thinking.
If your perceptions of the world and of yourself aren’t helping you to grow, some tweaks need to be made. On the 31st, Mars moves to Aries (your zone of rest) and it’s time for you to lay low. Focus on your emotional healing and getting in touch with your anger. It will help you.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20):
Teamwork continues to make the dream work for you this month as a gang of planets in Sagittarius continue to camp out in your zone of partnership. On the 7th, look to the New Moon in Sagittarius to help you with establishing new connections, especially business partnerships, that can help you with accumulating abundance and getting ahead.
In terms of romance, if you’ve been thinking about taking a current relationship to the next level, this moon can auspiciously pave the way. If single and looking for someone with commitment potential, set your intentions for love around this moon and watch the universe work. Meanwhile, Venus and chatty Mercury will be camped out in Scorpio, your zone of health and routine, at the start of the month. Venus will be working on your behalf to help smooth out any rough patches at work while also providing you the opportunity to make some extra cash.
Hosting Mercury here also means that a chunk of December will also be a busy one. Look to Mercury and Venus to also assist you with finding activities and outlets to relieve stress and anxiety.
On the 12th, Mercury enters Sagittarius, helping you to further connect with new folks. If there was a contract or an agreement on hold due to Mercury retrograde, you get the green light to sign now. Come December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn and moves into your zone of intimacy and finances, putting the spotlight on your long-term security.
With Capricorn season pushing you to be more accountable with your cash, you might find yourself looking into insurance, investments, or ways that you can alleviate debt. In matter of the heart, Capricorn season could also have you feeling a bit nostalgic, which could have you dwelling on the past – specifically a past lover. However, the Full Moon in Cancer landing in your zone of income and self-worth on December 22, invites you to choose you instead. On the 31st, when Mars moves to Aries, your zone of allyship, it’s time to put in work for a good cause.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22):
Your health and well-being continue to be a focus as December unfolds, thanks to the team of Sagittarius planets sitting in your zone of health, work, and routine. As a result, you can look to the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7 to help you with turning over a new leaf in terms of your fitness, nutrition, or stress levels.
If you’ve been overdoing it with your schedule, this moon can help you to find more of a work-life balance. On another note, if you’ve been looking for new work, especially work that’s more in alignment with your purpose, this moon will also help you. Sexy Venus and curious Mercury will be in magnetic Scorpio at the top of the month, helping you romance and charm your way into the hearts of others. If you’ve been looking for love, you could find it now while coupled up Cancers will be more than happy to spend some quality time with bae. In terms of your creative skills, Mercury will be your muse, giving you the inspiration you need to take yourself and your art to new levels.
On December 12, Mercury enters Sagittarius, cranking up the work and responsibilities on your plate. The best way to keep from getting overwhelmed is by being picky about what you take on and simplifying your life. Perhaps this means delegating some of your tasks to others or cutting things out of your schedule that unnecessarily waste your time. With the Sun entering Capricorn on December 21 and moving into your zone of partnership, the help or assistance that you need could arrive sooner than expected. Don’t be shy about asking for a helping hand, Cancer. On a similar token, you achieve more this month when you focus on doing it with a team.
Romantically, Capricorn season could also help to bring you someone worth your time and tender, loving care. Though if there’s been any “situationships” lingering in the background, the Full Moon in Cancer landing in your zone of self-image on December 22 will push to let them go. With Mars home in Aries, your career zone, beginning December 31, it’s time to level-up.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22):
Ok, Leo. Let’s talk your favorite subject: you. With a bounty of planets in Sagittarius activating your zone of self-expression and romance, you should find yourself on everyone’s must have list this holiday season. Thanks to a very lucky New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7, you could meet someone new that sets your heart ablaze. And if you’ve been thinking about beginning a creative project or endeavor, this moon could give you the mojo and the inspiration to successfully pull it off. Overall, this moon pushes you to stoke your own fires and to let those fires burn bright. You’ve got the juice now, kid. Use it.
Meanwhile, love planet Venus and chatty Mercury will be in Scorpio (your home zone) at the start of the month, which will make spending time with family (or those that feel like family) a good time for you. Hosting Venus in this zone can also be good for redecorating your space to welcome in fresh energy. Mercury will be working on your behalf to help you find your center look towards new methods of healing old wounds.
On the 12th, Mercury moves to Sagittarius, joining the fun. You might find yourself focused on mastering a new hobby or a piece of writing. Educational activities could also be fun while helping you to meet new people. When the Sun moves into hardworking Capricorn, your zone of work and health, on December 21 – it will be time for you to get down to business. Look to Capricorn season to help you with getting on track when it comes to your well-being and schedule. If you’ve been a bit too indulgent as of late, the Sun in Capricorn will also help you to scale back and exercise some discipline.
Things might get a little emotional on the following day with the Full Moon in Cancer landing in your zone of endings and retreat. Expect this moon will push you to let go of things (people included) that don’t fulfill you. On a similar note, this could be a good time to work with a therapist if you’ve been emotionally stuck. When active Mars moves to Aries on the 31st and moves into your zone of travel and opportunity, it’s time to step outside of your comfort zone.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22):
As the December rolls in, you may still find yourself concerned with home and family related matters. That’s because you’ve got a bounty of planets in Sagittarius activating your home zone. If you’ve been thinking about relocating, having a baby, or working on healing a rift (or healing from a rift) between you and a loved one, the New Moon in Sagittarius (December 7) could provide you with the green light and the optimism you need to move forward.
Though Venus and Mercury moving into Scorpio, your communication zone, at the beginning of the month; you’re reminded not to become too much of a hermit this month as connecting with others will be invaluable to your progress. However, know that Venus and Mercury will be pushing you to establish and nurture the worthwhile connections rather than those that might be a waste of your time. That said, be mindful of spreading yourself thin. When Mercury moves to Sagittarius on the 12th, your focus turns inward, making it a great time to cocoon yourself away.
On the 21st, the Sun enters Capricorn (your zone of creativity and romance) and it’s time for some fun, Virgo. You’ve been working hard enough, especially when it comes to tending to the needs of others, that you could use some joy in your life. Get dressed up, go out, flirt, and let your creative energy run wild.
If you have a bae, making time for a date night or two will also do you good. A day later, the Full Moon in Cancer illuminates your zone of friendship and future plans giving you the push you need to drop a lopsided friendship or to disengage from a group or an organization with whom you no longer identify. On the flip side, this full moon could help to position you as a contender in your field of choice. On the 31st, passionate Mars moves home to Aries and into your zone of finances and intimacy. Mars will be having your magnetism on one hundred, so expect to have people clamoring over themselves to get to you. This can be a good thing when it comes to cash, though you may need to watch for an unexpected expense. However, when it comes to love, try to stay off the emotional rollercoaster.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22):
You’re reminded not to let your thoughts get in the way of your progress this month as a team of planets in Sagittarius line up in your zone of communication. Luckily, there’s a potent New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7 that can assist you with finding hope and seeing the multiple options for success that lay before you. Since Sagittarius is also a sign that’s all about expanding your mind and awareness, this moon could also encourage you to take up a new skill or subject to learn, especially when curious Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 12th.
Meanwhile, magnetic Venus and charming Mercury will be in Scorpio (your money zone) at the start of the month helping you to pull in some extra paper. You could score a new job offer or an increase in salary as a result. At the same time, Venus will have you in the mood to treat yourself. Though Mercury in Scorpio will be on hand to make sure that you don’t blow your budget. P.s. if you don’t have a budget, now’s the time to create one.
Overall, you’ll have a shot at creating some real financial stability this month, namely as the Sun enters security-oriented Capricorn, your zone of home and family, on December 21. With the help of Capricorn season, you’ll find yourself thinking about your long-term future which could include moving to a better living space or making some big-ticket purchases that could appreciate in value and provide you with a nice nest egg. Though the Full Moon in Cancer landing in your zone of career and achievement a day later reminds you to break free of old family dynamics that may be getting the way of your personal success. However, you should expect this moon to bring you recognition or opportunity where your career is concerned. On the 31st, aggressive Mars moves to Aries and into your zone of partnership, which could have you and everyone else in a fighting mood. Maintain your boundaries and join forces with folks that fuel you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21):
Your money continues to be a focus for you as December rolls in, thanks to a crew of planets in Sagittarius camped out in your zone of income and possessions. If you’ve been wondering when money is going to improve, you can look to the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7 to help you with securing the (money) bag. With the help of this auspicious moon you could attract a job offer or two or get a surprise end-of-the-year bonus. Overall, look to your cash to increase from now into 2019. Just remember not to sell yourself short.
Venus will be in Scorpio along with perceptive Mercury helping you to see just how valuable and amazing you are, as this cosmic combo will be activating your zone of confidence and self-image. If you’ve been thinking about going into the new year with a new look, Venus in Scorpio will help you to find a look that makes you feel like the beauty you are. At the same time, Mercury will be on hand helping you to better speak your mind and scale back on the self-criticism.
On the 12th, when Mercury enters Sagittarius, your attention returns to your money and you’re reminded of the importance of keeping tabs on what’s coming in and out of your bank account. Come December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn and moves into your zone of communication. As such, you might find yourself working on a media-based project or seeking ways that you can better connect with others. You’ll have the gift of gab for most of December, so put that power to work by scheduling meetings and other events that gets your words, ideas, and work in front of others.
The Full Moon in Cancer on December 22 could bring you a publishing deal or the chance to take a life changing trip. Overall, it’s time for you to expand your place in the world while also expanding your worldview. On the 31st, go-getter Mars moves home to Aries, your zone of health and work. Prepare to get busy – in the office and in the gym.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21):
Your birthday is in full swing and the gifts are still coming, Sag. With a team of planets currently on Team Sagittarius, there’s just about nothing that you can’t accomplish this month. And one of the best gifts you can expect to receive this month is when the universe blesses you with a New Moon in Sagittarius, which lands in your zone of confidence and self-image on December 7. Look to this moon as a cosmic reset button that can help you with achieving your goals and breaking new ground, especially in terms of how you see yourself and your place in the world.
It’s time to shake the dust off and get back to living your life. Only, you’re doing things much bigger and better this time around. Meanwhile, magnetic Venus and communicative Mercury will be in Scorpio at the beginning of the month and camped out in your zone of rest and healing. With this cosmic combination, you’re reminded that you can get what you wish for, so make sure you’re focused on what you actually want. Too, be careful about who you share your dreams and plans with, as not everyone is on Team Sag.
On December 12th, when Mercury moves to Sagittarius, you’ll be in a better position to share news and info. If you have a project or an idea that you want more eyes and ears on, Mercury in Sagittarius will be helping you to connect with the right people, spreading the message far and wide. On the 21st, it’s all about your cash as the Sun moves into Capricorn, your zone of income and possessions. You could attract a new job offer or find yourself extra focused on stacking your chips. When it comes to the amount of money you want to make – self-worth will be a determining factor. In other words, know your worth.
The Full Moon in Cancer landing in your zone of finances a day later could bring a financial matter to a head, reminding you to handle your cash with care. In matters of the heart, this moon could also help you with releasing an unhealthy attachment to someone unhealthy for you. Having passionate Mars in Aries (December 31) in your zone of passion and romance gets things popping again.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19):
This month might start out a bit slow and sleepy for you. That’s because there’s a team of planets in Sagittarius, your zone of rest and retreat, pushing you to take a time out and tend to your tender pieces. With a New Moon in Sagittarius also landing in this zone on December 7, a big chunk of your work this month will involve no work, or at least not the way you usually think about work.
Faith is something that you’re called to work on for the new year and this moon will be helping you to get the ball rolling. As such, consider this the perfect time to begin or renew a spiritual practice or work with a healer. You might even consider starting therapy too, especially when chatty Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 12th. In the meantime, love planet Venus and Mercury will be in Scorpio (your zone of friendship and future plans) at the start of the month, reminding you how important it is to lean on others and ask for the support you need. Don’t isolate yourself, Capricorn. You are not alone.
By the 21st, you’ll be ready to get the party started when the confident Sun moves into Capricorn, your zone of self-image. With the birthday season underway, you should find yourself feeling more focused and confident in taking this new year head on. As the cosmos showers you with some extra love and attention, don’t forget to shower yourself with some extra love and attention too.
Remember that you have the right to take up space and shine, Cap. Don’t trick yourself into thinking otherwise. On the 22nd, the Full Moon in Cancer lights up your zone of partnership, pushing you to let go of a relationship that’s run its course. For other Caps, this month could help to solidify a deep bond or business partnership. On the 31st, aggressive Mars moves home to Aries and into your home zone, which could stir up trouble with family or a living situation. Hold fast to your boundaries.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18):
Who’s on Team Aquarius? This month you’ll find out as a bounty of planets in Sagittarius, including a lucky New Moon in Sagittarius (December 7), activates your zone of friendship and future plans. Under this moon, you should find your faith restored in the future as the possibility of something you’ve been wishing for gets closer to becoming a reality. Magnetic Venus and communicative Mercury will be in Scorpio, your zone of career and achievement, when the month begins which should help you with obtaining a promotion or an impressive job offer.
Both Mercury and Venus will be on hand to remind you of how much of a contribution you’re making to the world at large and to see yourself and the value of your work through that filter. Having kickass Mars in Pisces in your money zone reminds you to take no shorts when it comes to being compensated for your work. When Mercury moves to Sagittarius on the 12th, it’s time to network and capitalize on the name that you’ve been steady making for yourself. If you’ve been thinking about launching a media-based project, Mercury in Sagittarius can help you with that too.
When the Sun moves into Capricorn and moves into your zone of rest and retreat on December 21, it’s time for you to pull back from all of the hustle and bustle and take a moment to catch up to yourself. With your birthday season on the way, you’ll need the solitude to release the psychic and emotional junk that you’ve been carrying around while gaining clarity on your next moves. Your intuition will be spot on as the Sun moves through this zone of your chart, so pay attention to the feelings or the hunches you get.
On the following day, the Full Moon in Cancer illuminates your zone of work and health, which pushes you to put your well-being at the forefront. If you’ve been looking to give up an unhealthy habit or to make some changes in your lifestyle, this moon could be helpful. On the 31st, go-getter Mars moves to Aries, your zone of communication. It’s time to get curious and learn something new.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20):
The grind doesn’t stop for you this month, Pisces. When it comes to fulfilling your goals, it looks like you’re just getting started. One reason for this is because you’ll have a team of planets camped out in Sagittarius, your zone of fame and achievement, including a New Moon in Sagittarius on December 7. With the help of this potent and auspicious moon, you can get the opportunity to make some of your biggest dreams come true.
Love planet Venus, and communicative Mercury, will be in Scorpio by the start of the month and in your zone of travel, opportunity, and education. With Venus and Mercury here, it’s about recognizing what’s possible (a whole lot, Pisces), following your heart, and giving yourself permission to grow. You’ll still have Mars in Pisces working on your behalf for much of the month to help boost your confidence and move past challenges. With Mercury entering Sagittarius on the 12th, you could get the opportunity to present or teach in front of a major audience or influential group.
By the 21st, the Sun enters Capricorn, your zone of friendship and future plans. Now that all eyes are on you, expect word to travel around about you and your talents. You could receive an opportunity or two through people you know or find yourself rubbing shoulders with the elite in your field. Spending time with friends and attending social gatherings will also be good for you too.
Look to the Full Moon in Cancer on December 22 to help you with releasing any lingering self-doubt that you may be having about you and your specialness. It’s time for you to claim your moment in the spotlight. Do it with flair. When Mars moves to Aries, your zone of income, on December 31st, it’s time for a new game plan where your money is concerned. Watch your spending as a sudden expense could crop up. Though Mars in Aries will push you to be more demanding about getting the cash you want and deserve.
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