As the month of December begins, the personal planets are lined up in your sign of Sagittarius. Venus is here until the 10th ruling love and beauty and this is often a time when looking good makes you feel good. Your popularity soars as other people are attracted to your happy-go-lucky personality and if you’re looking for love, you’re in luck.
Mercury, the planet which rules communication and the mind is also in your sign of Sagittarius until the 17th so put your mind to good use; brainstorm, come up with good ideas and share what you’re thinking with others. Communicating quickly and effectively creates results.
The other planetary body in your sign is the Sun and it’s birthday season for many of you. The Sun remains in Sagittarius until the Winter Solstice on the 21st. When the Sun’s in your sign you can shine bright and be true to who you are. Let your personality show and use your confidence and self esteem to good effect.
Plus this month, all three of the personal planets make a stunning trine aspect to your ruler Jupiter on the 4th, 12th and 14th respectively. Jupiter is the biggest planet in the heavens and the best planet in astrology and it represents expansion, opportunity and luck.
Jupiter is currently in your fellow fire sign of Leo where it remains until August 2015 so the more you broaden your horizons, play big in life and try something new, the better. Expand your experience of life; seek out travel, adventure, learning and go into life with an open mind and open heart.
The first half of the month is full of the feel-good factor and a sure sign that you’re in your element. Enjoy the opportunities that come your way, say ‘yes’ to any party invitation and make long-lasting connections. Any link to overseas or foreign contacts bodes well and your party personality is on show big-time. Have fun.
Another planetary reason which suggests that life will be busy and sociable for you in December is Mars, the action planet, moving into the sign of Aquarius on the 5th where it remains until mid-January 2015. Aquarius is the sign that rules communication in your chart, your local community, siblings and neighbours. It’s about new faces and new places and saying yes to life.
Plus if you’re looking for love, this is another indication that you’re on fire. Don’t be shy but initiate conversations easily and take any chance you can to get to know someone better. Fun and banter will win over the hardest critic and the 4th, 6th and 21st are ripe for love. Be bold and daring and take the initiative. This month’s Full Moon is also powerful for love as it falls in your opposite sign of Gemini on the 6th.
Money is under the cosmic spotlight in December especially close to the New Moon which falls in Capricorn and your money sector on the 22nd. This New Moon is powerful as it takes place right at the beginning of Capricorn and five planetary bodies sit side-by-side in this one sector of your chart. Capricorn rules your personal money, your possessions and your values and the New Moon is brilliant for setting your intentions and making some clear decisions about money matters to take you into the year ahead.
There is one matter however which is asking to be relegated to the past and which will help you financially. This is due to the Uranus-Pluto square which has been playing out in the heavens since June 2012. These two mighty Titans have met not once but five times since then and on December 15th they clash for the sixth time. Their seventh and final encounter is only a few months away and takes place mid-March 2015.
So this is the last stretch and if money has been disruptive or unsettled over the last few years, you will soon have a chance to do things differently. Pluto can dredge up old behaviours or debts that need ditching and with Uranus in the mix, it’s wise to look carefully at where your money goes. Once you identify the black hole in your financial abundance, then you can begin to plug it and look at how you can change your money habits to work for you rather than against you.
If you’ve been paying out money for a child, a lover, a hobby or creative project, look at what’s coming to an end soon, i.e. this month or within the first three months of 2015. It’s a good time to consider where in your life you may be throwing good money after bad. Adopt a new money mantra and go into the new year with fresh ideas and steely determination to make your money work for you. If you want more success in your life, here’s your opportunity.
Be careful that you don’t let money spoil the holiday festivities as the planets are challenging on the 20th and 25th, Christmas Day itself. It may be best to keep any tricky discussions off the radar if you don’t want an argument. Christmas Day looks especially sociable for you and getting out and about and meeting new people can add a fresh approach to the festivities.
New Year’s Eve is always a good excuse to let your hair down and enjoy yourself but this year you may find you want to rein in your hedonistic tendencies a little. Saturn enters your sign of Sagittarius this month too on December 23rd where it remains for the next couple of years and this adds a serious edge to life.
It doesn’t have to be gloomy and your positive Jupiter outlook on life will help balance out the more negative aspect of Saturn. Yet it’s also about being more disciplined and willing to work hard to achieve your long term goals. Toast the New Year with a glass in hand and make a wish for good health, wealth and prosperity.