Your ruler the Sun is in fire sign Sagittarius up until the 21st. In fact, there’s a good dose of fire sign energy throughout December as talk planet Mercury is also in Sagittarius up until the 13th. Then, Mercury and Mars pass the baton on and you have the planet of action in Sagittarius from the 13th to January 24, 2022. This spells good news for you as Leo’s element is fire.
Also, there is a New Moon Solar Eclipse this month in Sagittarius on the 4th and this adds an extra dynamic to events.
Eclipses tend to be dramatic and are closely tied to the wheel of fortune. They bring what’s hidden to light, when your life path can change instantly. Sometimes, you experience an ending which is necessary before you can turn to a new page.
This is the last eclipse in a cycle that began in June 2020. It completes this month on the Full Moon on the 19th that cuts across the social Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac. For you, this is about the groups you’re involved in, your friends, the way you’re able to express yourself out in the world.
The Solar Eclipse could be lucky for you as Sagittarius rules the sector of your horoscope that represents good fortune. Sagittarius rules children and lovers in your horoscope, creative projects and entertainment.
This could bring good news for a child, grandchild or exciting project, one that allows you to express yourself fully. There’s a feel-good vibe to events and a welcome respite from feeling trapped or held back. Do your best to stay positive and philosophical about life and make the best of your current situation, whether you’re riding the highs or lows of life.
Your eclipse story could be the start of a new love affair as big planet Jupiter is in Aquarius and your relationship sector until the 29th. Jupiter’s liveliest on the 11th & 20th which could be stand out dates for love.
Yet, there is another factor here and it’s linked to the final Saturn-Uranus clash on the 24th. These two planets are your partner planets at odds with one another.
This suggests you could find yourself at odds with other people, whether you don’t see eye-to-eye with a boss or you’re up against tough competition in a romantic situation. Either way, you may not have control of your own destiny and it’s other people’s actions that impact on your life.
Work & Health
There’s also a strong focus on the star sign Capricorn this month, which rules your work and routine, how you serve others and your health. You may prefer to be busy and have work or a project to get your teeth into.
This is about finding work or activities that fulfil you and benefit other people as well as yourself. You may choose to volunteer or coach others.
Mercury’s in Capricorn from the 13th and the Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st, the day of the Solstice. Plus, the planet of relating Venus is here all month.
The focus on Capricorn urges you to pay close attention to your body and try out different ways to benefit your health, e.g. a new fitness routine, alternative health remedies or vitamin supplements.
It’s important to look at what you can do on a daily level to boost your well-being. It may be as simple as incorporating a regular walk into your routine or doing a crossword to keep your brain cells moving. The focus is firmly on looking after yourself.
There is an extra factor too because Venus turns retrograde in Capricorn on the 19th. As she switches direction, she does so conjunct Pluto and makes two powerful aspects with the planet of transformation on the 11th & 25th. Someone may be absent in your life during this period, perhaps at work or your regular fitness teacher.
Love & obsession could also be a symbol of this powerful conjunction or discovering that your affections aren’t reciprocated.
Whatever your personal situation, Venus will remain on go slow until January 29, 2022. Sometimes, this is about needing to take a step back to carefully consider your next steps. Look after your well-being and step in to help where needed. You may feel called to support a woman in your life or to volunteer over the Christmas period.
Jupiter Enters Pisces
Finally, there’s big news as big planet Jupiter is on the move. It leaves behind your opposite star sign Aquarius and moves into water sign Pisces on the 29th where it remains until May 10, 2022. Jupiter’s already been in Pisces from May 13 to July 28, 2021. You may already know what this significant shift is about in your life.
Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunity and is associated with plenty and abundance. It’s the planet of freedom too. When you have Jupiter moving in and out of your relationship sector, you may have an opportunity to remove yourself from a difficult relationship, actively choose to be single or fall head-over-heels in love. Basically, it’s about making the most of your opportunities and doing what’s right for you.
Jupiter’s move into Pisces could mean you’re moving on to the next stage in a relationship. This might be the settling-down period, creating a joint bank account and learning to live alongside another person.
Pisces represents sex and intimacy in your horoscope, so think about what next in a relationship and get serious about love.
While Jupiter’s in this part of your horoscope, it’s a good time to refresh your finances and make the most of your money. You might be taking on a loan or mortgage. You could receive a gift or bonus. Or, perhaps you’re the one being generous with your money.
As Jupiter is the planet linked to the law, you may require expert advice, especially when it comes to finances or legal matters. Look out for the right joint ventures and seek financial advice if needed.
Events on or around the 7th & 12th could be the reason why you want to do things differently either financially or emotionally. This may be about strengthening your current situation and firming up your long-term security.
Venus Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
- Venus is retrograde from December 19, 2021 to January 29, 2022
- Traditionally, it’s not the best time to marry, invest or have cosmetic surgery when Venus the planet that rules love, money & beauty switches direction.
- Put off major love & money decisions until Venus turns direct late January.
- Use this Venus retrograde phase to wait, be patient, consider your love or money options, go into couples therapy, learn more about yourself and what you want when it comes to love & relationships.
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