The emphasis is on the star sign Sagittarius as December begins. Social Mercury is here until the 6th and the planet of relating Venus until the 10th. Plus, the Sun is in Sagittarius up until the 21st.
This sector of your horoscope rules your friends and group activities and it’s likely to be a social time of year for you. You’re one of the air signs and, if you’re a typical Aquarius, you’ll have many people you want to catch up with on the run-up to the festive season
Sagittarius not only rules friends and groups in your horoscope, also social concerns, politics, humanitarian and environmental networks.
Gemini Full Moon
The major astrological event in the first half of December is a powerful Full Moon on the 8th. This cuts across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac and the most social axis of your horoscope. Traditionally, Full Moons are a time of celebration and you may be partying or enjoying yourself on or close to the Full Moon date.
It’s potentially a passionate Full Moon too because it pulls in passion planet Mars, currently retrograde in Gemini and your romance sector. Mars is exactly conjunct the Moon during the Full Moon phase. The best way this could play out is reconnecting with someone from your past and things happen quickly.
However, Mars opposes Venus in Sagittarius on the 1st and the Sun in Sagittarius on the 8th. Therefore, there’s also a theme of anger, opposition or conflict. Tempers could flare on or around these key dates and Full Moons tend to heighten emotions. It’s a good idea to aim to keep your emotions in check when you’re out and about.
There’s another influence that’s active during the Full Moon and that involves the planet Neptune in Pisces and your personal money sector. Neptune’s square Venus on the 4th and the Sun on the 14th. Neptune’s an illusory influence so be careful not to let money slip through your fingers.
If you’ve recently loaned someone money, this could trigger conflict and accusations on both sides. Other people may say one thing but mean another and it’s important to put clear boundaries in place around money. It’s not the best time to lend money to a friend or to invest in a group, club or society.
Earth Sign Energy
Aside from the lively Sagittarius energy this month, there’s a complementary influence in the star sign Capricorn. Capricorn’s an earth sign and a slower pace. It rules the most hidden sector of your horoscope.
Talk planet Mercury enters Capricorn on the 6th followed by Venus on the 10th. Then, on the 21st, the Sun moves into Capricorn heralding the Solstice and this could slow things down for you considerably. Ensure you take some time out over the festivities to rest and recharge your batteries.
There’s a New Moon in Capricorn on the 23rd, an ideal time to take time out to rest and reflect and set your intentions for 2023.
There’s big news towards the end of the month as the planet of luck and opportunity Jupiter enters fire sign Aries on the 20th. Jupiter’s already been in Aries from May 10th to October 28th. This time around, Jupiter remains here until May 16, 2023.
Jupiter’s move into Aries breathes fresh air into your life as Aries rules communication. This is ideal for all forms of communication, talking, gathering, sharing ideas and information, making new friends and learning new skills.
Use your voice to the best of your ability, whether you find your inner activist or decide to start a website or blog. Notice if any new opportunities come your way on or around the 20th when Jupiter moves into Aries. Also the 29th, when there’s a lucky Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Aries. This will be visible in the night sky and it’s a lovely time to make a wish.
Aries rules siblings and neighbours, your local community too. It’s an ideal time to play a more active role within your neighbourhood and to ask for help and support when needed.
There is one proviso, however, and this is the fact that communication planet Mercury turns retrograde on the 29th. Mercury will remain on go slow until January 18, 2023.
When planets are retrograde, it can feel like a stop-start time so pace yourself accordingly. Think of this as a time of preparation when you’re doing the groundwork for your next steps. Try not to wear yourself out, especially if you’re dealing with a personal issue.
It’s not the time to make a major decision either. Instead, shift things around and change your routine so you get a chance to look at your life from a new perspective. By doing so, you may be able to revise a personal issue or rethink your work or lifestyle.
Capricorn rules rest and retreat in your horoscope, so create more space and quiet time for yourself. Mercury retrograde offers an opportunity to take time out and be by yourself. Listen to your instincts and slow down so you can hear your inner voice. There’s no rush as you move into 2023.
Finally, as Mercury switches direction, it teams up with lovely Venus in Capricorn and aligns with Neptune in Pisces. Plus, there’s a Mercury-Neptune planetary connection on Christmas Day, December 25th.
There’s a softness and gentleness to this combination, a time for forgiveness and compassion and honouring the spiritual aspect of this potentially busy time of year.
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