An ending and a new beginning mark the start of this new month of December and the 3rd is the date to note. Mercury, the communication planet, is nearing the end of its long journey through Scorpio and the most hidden sector of your chart.
On the 3rd, Mercury teams up in a sextile aspect with Mars the planet of ambition in your career sector. This is an easy connection and suggests that an important conversation will either bring matters to a conclusion or you sign and seal a deal that’s been brewing for some time.
As this coincides with a New Moon in your sign of Sagittarius, it feels positive as if the seeds you’re sowing on or around this date can grow and flourish. A New Moon in your sign puts the spotlight on your personal goals, your image and showing off your personality to the full.
The Sun remains in Sagittarius until the 21st and is joined by Mercury from the 5th-24th. This feels lively and sociable and is a great combination for your birthday month. If things have been tough of late with so much emphasis on the intense and heavy sign of Scorpio, here’s your chance to let go, have fun and retune the radio frequency of your life towards entertainment and having a good time.
The 10th looks especially buzzing as Mercury makes a trine or harmonious aspect to the spontaneous planet Uranus. This feels lucky so do something on the spur of the moment or accept a last-minute invitation. It also suggests good news, perhaps linked to a creative project, your children or a lover.
Another date to note is the 17th when Uranus turns direct in the heavens. This can swing either way but it promises lively events around love and romance in particular. Certainly it feels as if you’re going to be living life to the full and will be craving freedom. When Uranus is on the act you don’t want to be held back by anyone or anything and this will ignite the more restless side of your nature that loves to roam free and wants to grab hold of new experiences and adventure. If you feel inside that you want more spontaneity in your life, this is the perfect time to do something about it. It’s a ‘seize the day’ moment.
Money matters are also up for examination this month as Venus is in Capricorn and your money sector but on the 21st Venus turns retrograde and will remain on go slow until the end of January 2014. When Venus is in your cash sector you tend to appreciate the good things in life and you want to treat yourself and others. However, with Venus about to turn retrograde and in one of the sensible earth signs, it’s important not to get too carried away on Christmas presents and spending money. Plan a budget for this year’s festivities and do your best to stick to it. If you don’t spend cautiously, you may find that you run up debts and will be worrying about money and how to pay off a loan as 2014 begins.
The 13th is another key date for finances as Jupiter your ruler is in your joint finance sector and teams up in a harmonious trine aspect with Saturn. This suggests that you’re better off when you team up with other people to cut expenses or to work together towards making more. It’s perfect for joint ventures and for considering the bigger picture where money’s concerned. If you need to take out a loan, this is the time to do it but with Saturn in the mix, it’s another sign that you need to be prudent about money matters and to ensure you have a long-term plan worked out that you can realistically stick to.
If you are one of the lucky ones who’s currently flush with cash, it’s also a good date to speculate to accumulate. This positive aspect combines good fortune and opportunism with a sensible outlook, i.e. you can make things happen and the risks you take are more likely than not to be successful.
The last week of the year does look volatile for everyone and it’s worth knowing in advance that it may not be the most peaceful of festive seasons. Certainly you may have to work a little harder than usual to avoid any bust ups or sudden changes of plan and the more flexible you are with regard to Christmas events, the better.
This has a lot to do with the fact that Mars, the planet of action, enters Libra on the 7th, the sign that rules your friends, groups and a wider society. This is where you’re wise to focus your energy over the next few months as Mars remains in this sector of your chart for an unusually long time until late July 2014. Networking and group activities are well-starred and this is where to focus your ambition. However, Mars is a feisty energy so this indicates that it’s in this area of your life where there may be fallings-out or at the very least a difference of opinion.
On Christmas Day, Mars clashes with Uranus and on New Years Eve Mars squares up to Pluto. When the Uranus-Pluto square is in action yet again you know that this can reopen old wounds or reignite troubles from the past. Now you’re aware of this, you’re either wise to avoid anyone who has a tendency to behave badly or to be super-willing to play the diplomat and smooth over any arguments before they get out of hand.
The good news is that Neptune in your home and family sector is in helpful aspects on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day so there’ll be some smooth sailing during the festive season. Navigate your ship well and you can avoid the storms and blustery squalls but wherever you are and whoever you’re with, here’s wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.