The last month of the year begins in spirited Sagittarius — the sign associated with travel, spontaneity, and good luck. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the festivities. Fortunately, Neptune ended its retrograde on December 3, helping you put things into perspective and remind yourself that self-care and tuning into your spiritual side are important if you want to avoid end-of-year burnout.
Mercury enters responsible Capricorn on December 6, making it easier to communicate more directly, clearly, and effectively. The full moon in Gemini on December 7 may make it difficult to bottle up your emotions. All of that pent-up anger needs to go somewhere, so remember to use your rage as motivation to make the changes you need in your life.
Jupiter — the planet of growth, expansion and prosperity — reenters Aries on December 20, giving you a boost of energy to go after what you want. We welcome winter solstice on December 21, the same day the sun moves into Capricorn. The new moon in Capricorn takes place on December 23, which is the perfect time to start laying the foundation for any goals you want to achieve in the coming year. Capricorn is all about responsibility, so don’t try to take any shortcuts to get where you’re going.
Mercury stations retrograde on December 29, putting a wrench in any plans to hit the ground running with your resolutions or intentions. Mercury retrograde has a way of reminding us that sometimes we need to take a step back before we can move full steam ahead. We’ve collectively been through a lot this year (phew!), so a few communication mishaps, travel delays, and weepy calls from an ex are nothing you can’t handle.
Read your sun and rising signs to see what holiday magic December has in store for you. Happy holidays!
Buckle up, Aries! After a rocky November, this month is your time to shine and move forward. Mars, your planetary ruler, is retrograde all month, so you may find it a little difficult to find your motivation. Try dancing, going for a walk, or joining a fitness class to get your body moving and light your inner fire at the same time.
Your career takes the front seat this month, bringing you an end-of-year bonus or the opportunity to chase that dream job you’ve been eyeing. By the time Capricorn season begins on December 21, you should feel more confident about what you need to do and how to do it. Mercury stations retrograde at the end of the month in your tenth house, so you may feel like you’ve lost your ambition. Not to worry — Jupiter is in your sign from December 20 until May 2023, so take your time and know that good things come to those who pace themselves.
Sure, it may feel like you have to bake all of the goodies and attend all of the holiday parties this time of year, Taurus, but December invites you to connect with your inner world and focus on boosting your self-confidence. The full moon on December 7 is your invitation to find new ways to heal and move forward without ruminating over past hurts.
With Jupiter entering Aries on December 20 and Sagittarius in your house of intimacy until December 21, this month gives you the opportunity to do some soul-searching, reflect, and release any fears and doubts that hold you back, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. The new moon on December 23 is a good time to commit to “doing the work” to set new habits and ways of thinking that support who you want to be and the life you want to live.
Your social calendar is fuller than ever this month, Gemini, thanks to Sagittarius hanging out in your seventh house of partnerships. Mars is retrograde all month, so your energy levels may not be enough to keep up with your busy schedule. If you’d rather lay in bed and binge your favorite Netflix series instead of attending yet another party, do it! Consider spending some time solo when the moon is full on December 7 so you can rest and recharge.
Venus joins Mercury in your passionate eighth house of Capricorn on December 9, shifting your focus from partnerships to more practical matters, like your finances and career. Consider things you can do to help you meet your 2023 goals by starting a savings account or promoting your side-business. By the time the sun moves into Capricorn on December 21, you’ll have more clarity on what you need to do to set yourself up for success. You may feel gloomy and dark when Mercury goes retrograde at the end of the month. Reach out to your network for support when you need it.
If you’re feeling burnt out and drained, Cancer, use the planetary alignments of this month to determine how you can make changes to your daily routine and schedule that better serve your energy and mood. Ask yourself what you need to change with your work schedule, sleep habits, and physical movement that can better support your overall health and wellness.
Mercury moves into your relationship zone on December 6, inspiring you to ignite your love life. If you are in a partnership, make an effort to reconnect with your partner in meaningful ways. If you’re single, consider putting yourself out there to meet someone who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. The full moon on December 7 may feel especially heavy for you, so give yourself permission to shut out the world and work through any emotions that come up. Mercury goes retrograde on December 29. If you’re facing communication snafus, don’t let yourself people please or placate others just to keep the peace. Remember to be your own advocate.
December reminds you to stop sweating the small stuff and focus on what you do best. Plan a fun holiday gathering with your nearest and dearest. You’ll enjoy the spotlight and praise from others for your efforts. If you’re not in the mood for organizing a big event, consider treating yourself to a massage or going on a little getaway with your inner circle. Your ability to express yourself in captivating, charming ways is getting noticed, and the full moon on December 7 shines a light on your relationships with others. Don’t be surprised if everyone wants to be around you at this time.
When the sun enters Capricorn on December 23, you may feel knocked down a peg when the stars remind you that life isn’t all fun and games and you have responsibilities you attend to. Although getting through the more mundane parts of life isn’t exciting, you’ll find ways to create joy even in the most humdrum parts of life. The new moon on December 23 is a good time to commit to reorganizing your life. Putting in the effort now will pay off when Mercury stations retrograde at the end of the month.
Matters of home and family are top of mind this month, Virgo. As the month begins, you may feel like your work-life balance is nonexistent. Take a moment to consider if what you’re doing now is going to work for you in the long-term. If it isn’t, it’s time to forge a new, balanced path. The full moon on December 7 may have you frenzied and pulled in different directions. Remind yourself that overthinking everything is not going to change a thing. It’s your actions that will bring the changes you seek (and need).
Instead of thinking about the future on the new moon December 23, work instead to just be “in the moment” without worrying about what’s to come. When it comes to romance and matters of the heart, listen to your intuition before you overthink every small detail. When Mercury stations retrograde on December 29, reevaluate what you’re doing and how you can shift your focus to live life without feeling fatigued.
You’re a people pleaser, Libra, and sometimes that means you put yourself on the backburner to make others happy. This month is the time to speak your mind, put yourself first, and know that the people who truly care about you will rejoice in your honesty rather than feeling slighted. Mental focus will be on-point from December 3, and your productivity will soar to new heights. This is the perfect time to catch up on emails, organize and file away important paperwork. Venus moves into Capricorn on December 9, and you may feel tempted to default to old ways of covering your eyes and ears when conflict comes up. Use this time to face things head-on, and let go of the desire to control things (and people) that are not within your power to control.
The new moon on December 23 is a great time to think about how you want to redecorate your home or revamp your wardrobe in the coming months. Just remember to keep maintaining your boundaries with loved ones, especially when Mercury stations retrograde on December 29.
The month kicks off in your second house of income, Scorpio. You may be tempted to go on a holiday shopping spree, but it’s prudent to minimize any excessive spending and think about your long-term goals before making big (or small) purchases. Neptune enters your fifth house on December 3, bringing out your flirtatious, sensual side. The full moon on December 7 invites you to share your innermost thoughts and your recent emotional growth with people you trust.
When Capricorn season begins on December 21, your focus shifts to your home and sense of security. You may be thinking about ending a long-term friendship or relationship or switching careers. Use the new moon on December 23 to set your intentions and get focused on how you can bring the changes you desire into your life. Once Mercury stations retrograde on December 29, it’s important to be open to any unexpected events or announcements that affect your life. If life feels rocky as you close out the year, remember that your inner strength is boundless and believing in yourself can help you get through the harder parts of life.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (hear the song in your head?). At least for you, Sagittarius. This is your time to dream big and be bold about getting what you want. You may feel tempted to throw a big bash to celebrate, well, life, but with Mars retrograde until mid-January 2023, you’re better off planning an intimate get-together with your most special loved ones. The full moon on December 7 shines a light on any internal battles you’ve been having with yourself. Hidden desires or secret missions may be revealed during this time, shaking things up in your life for the better. Just be prepared to have some honest conversations with yourself about your next steps.
A life transformation isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When the sun enters Capricorn on December 21, you’ll want to keep your spending in check and think about ways you can save to support your future. The new moon on December 23 is a good time to set goals that can support your long-term sense of security and stability.
Just because you can save others from their poor choices or lack of organization doesn’t mean you have to, Capricorn. Prioritize your own needs this month without worrying about bailing others out of sticky situations they put themselves in. The first half of the month is all about focusing on self-care and your own emotional needs. The full moon on December 7 is a good time to pour your emotions out in your journal and release any needless worries you’re clinging to.
Jupiter enters your fourth house of family matters on December 20, adding responsibilities to your plate you weren’t necessarily anticipating. Think about your long-term goals before making any big decisions. If you’re unsure of exactly what you should do, give yourself some time to think about your options, and reach out to a trusted mentor or loved one for advice. Use the new moon on December 23 to think about how you want to invest your time, energy and money in 2023.
December gives you plenty of opportunities to reconnect with your community and spend time with the many people you know, Aquarius. If your calendar is full and you’re feeling your energy draining, don’t be afraid to take a step back and spend some time alone, give yourself the energy and love you give others, and recharge your batteries.
Mars is retrograde in your third house of communication until mid-January 2023. This may mean that you have more opportunities for networking and socializing, but it also means that there may be more unproductive, even harmful, conversations with others. Remember you can only control your own reactions and choose the words you speak. You know who you are and what you stand for, and it doesn’t matter if nobody else “gets” it right now. When Capricorn season begins on December 21, give yourself time and space for self-reflection. If you can, get away for a little bit on a solo day trip. Try not to stray too far from home, though, because travel delays are bound to occur when Mercury stations retrograde on December 29.
If you’re tired of doing the same things over and over again and getting the same results, this is the perfect time for you to get into the weeds and put in the work to break these cycles. But don’t let yourself get too scattered and overwhelmed. Instead, focus on achieving one small goal at a time. The full moon on December 7 may have you deep in your feels, so give yourself permission to take a nap or focus on a creative hobby that brings you joy. No matter what you’ve got going on this month, remember to take care of your emotional and physical health. Your social life will get a boost when Capricorn season begins on December 21. This is a good time to plan an outing with friends or attend a professional event where you can connect with new people.
There’s a good chance an income boost is coming your way, but Mercury stations retrograde on December 29. To avoid any snafus or misunderstandings, be sure to read through any contracts at least twice and don’t jump into anything without clarity on the details of what you’re getting into.