As December begins, the Sun is in Sagittarius, the star sign at the peak of your horoscope. Talk planet Mercury is here too up until the 13th, lighting up your career & vocation sector. Plus, action planet Mars takes over from Mercury in Sagittarius on the 13th where it remains until January 24, 2022. One way or another, December could turn out to be a busy and significant month for you.
This part of your horoscope rules your status and reputation too. You may be adding letters to your name, tying the knot or making your mark in your chosen profession.
There is another major planetary event which you need to factor in. On the 4th, there’s a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius.
This eclipse is part of an eclipse cycle that began in June 2020 and completes this month at the Full Moon in Gemini on the 19th. This is significant for you because Gemini & Sagittarius are the star signs which represent the foundations of your horoscope and, therefore, your life.
Gemini is at the base of your horoscope ruling your home and family, your past and where you come from. Whereas, Sagittarius is at the peak of your horoscope ruling your career and vocation, your future path and where you’re heading.
As eclipses symbolise change, it’s likely that you’ve been in transition in either or both of these key areas of your life. In fact, it would be unusual to be in the same place or the same job you were in at the beginning of this eclipse cycle .
Think about the symbolism playing out and look at what’s changing in your life. It may be that you have a major decision to make about where you live. Or, a tense situation to deal with concerning a parent or member of your family. Alternatively, your next steps may be changing and shifting as work could take you elsewhere.
Traditionally, you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse before taking action. Allow the shadow of the eclipse to move away to reveal a new picture.
With lucky Jupiter in the mix on the 11th & 20th, these could be ideal dates to take a risk and play big. Jupiter is your traditional ruling planet so see what opens up in your life and where you might be ready to trust your luck and be spontaneous.
Jupiter Enters Pisces
The big news for you this month is the fact that your ruling planet Jupiter, the planet of luck, opportunity and good fortune is on the move.
This is always significant for you but this year especially so, because Jupiter returns to your star sign Pisces on the 29th. Jupiter will remain here until May 10, 2022. And, you’ve already experienced Jupiter’s move through Pisces from May 13 to July 28, 2021. Look back to this period to see what you started.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the universe and represents all that’s expansive in life. This is the planet of freedom, encouraging you to let go of the ties that bind and anything or anyone who holds you back in life.
When Jupiter’s in full flow, you want to see the world and save the world. Jupiter rules travel, education, spirituality, philosophy and philanthropy. It calls you out into the world and reminds you of your global connections.
What’s not advised when Jupiter is strong in your horoscope is to play small or stay close to home. Jupiter rewards bold behaviour and loves the free-spirit, the explorer, the entrepreneur, the lover of life.
Jupiter in Pisces will expand your caring and compassionate nature, your kindness and generosity. Jupiter is linked to truth and humanity so be true to your beliefs.
Do something special towards the end of the month to mark Jupiter’s return to your star sign. It might be a social event or taking part in an online global conference or workshop.
Notice where you feel out of sorts mid-month – key dates 7th & 11th – and whether Jupiter’s energy brings more light and faith back into your life by the end of the year.
Mid-month brings a shift in energy too as an important planet turn retrograde on the 19th, Venus. Venus is the planet of relating and currently in Capricorn and your friendship and group sector.
Don’t go it alone now. Instead, share your workload or reach out to other people. The Sun joins Venus in Capricorn on the 21st, the day of the Solstice and talk planet Mercury is here from the 13th.
This is where to shift your focus, ask friends for advice, join a network or group and make connections online and offline. Work alongside people you care for and respect, work in an environment you love. Or, do work that benefits others.
Venus’ shift of direction coincides with a powerful conjunction with Pluto. These two planets meet on the 11th & 25th. This combination could flag up an ending or loss, perhaps a club closing or a friend who moves away. Whatever happens in your life, be aware that feelings are likely to be intense, even obsessive.
Notice whether you feel jealous of others or where you’re holding on to tight to acknowledgement or appreciation. If you sense that your motivations are out of balance, take a step back and view your friendships or relationships from a more distant perspective while Venus is on go slow until January 29, 2022.
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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