Scorpio (24 October – 22 November)
It’s a lively start to December as your ruling planet Mars is in your previous sign of Libra and clashes with Uranus on the 1st. This is a volatile combination and it could flag up an argument, perhaps at work, or a health issue flares up again.
You’re likely to over-react to events early in December, and it’s not a time when you’re particularly strong. Mars is weak in the sign of Libra and there’s a hidden theme to what’s happening. You may not feel ready to reveal what’s going on for you or perhaps you’re fed up with life being dramatic or unpredictable.
Try and hold it together and stay calm because better times are on the way. In fact, it’s a powerful month for you as Mars, your ruling planet, moves into your sign of Scorpio on the 9th. It remains here until late January. This is where Mars excels in your star sign Scorpio and it brings with it a boost of energy or confidence. You’re prepared to fight for what you want when you have the God of War backing you up.
Mars in Scorpio turns the cosmic spotlight towards your personal goals and ambitions and what you want to achieve for yourself. Scorpio rules your physical body and appearance as well as your profile and image. This is your cue to pick up the pace, believe in yourself and make things happen. It’s an exciting energy that’s motivating and purposeful.
Mars joins the planet of good fortune and opportunity, Jupiter, in your sign of Scorpio, and it’s important to expand your horizons and consider where you want to play big in life. Consider a major project now and look at where you want to focus your attention and energy in the New Year.
Jupiter teams up with Neptune in Pisces on the 3rd and this is a gorgeous flowing energy. Spend quality time with your kids, contribute to a worthy project, explore your creativity and do whatever brings you pleasure in life. There’s a trust and faith in this combination so follow wherever life leads you.
This planetary connection evokes the theme of surrender whether you’re on a spiritual path or you recognise that letting go of control will work in your favour. Take an alternative approach to your usual mode of action and actively seek out happiness.
Money is big news this month too because the Sun is in Sagittarius and your money sector until the 21st. Venus, the planet of relating, is also here until the 25th. Normally, this would mean you want to treat the ones you love and be generous and giving on the run up to the festive period.
There is one cautionary note, however, and this is the fact that communication planet Mercury is in Sagittarius and retrograde from December 3rd to 23rd. Traditionally, this is the time to rein in your spending and not be overly extravagant. Instead, spend moderately and put off important financial decisions until the end of the year. Certainly, wait until Mercury’s back up to speed on the 23rd.
There’s potentially good news on the money front later on in December. This is due to the fact that Saturn, the taskmaster of the heavens, finally leaves Sagittarius and your money sector on the 20th where it’s been since December 2014.
You may experience a sense of relief close to this date or be ready to put the past behind you in some way. It could help to ease a financial burden or you start to recognise that you are perfectly capable of making money through your own efforts.
In fact, money and work are linked this month and even though Mercury’s on go slow, you could still find a way to earn extra cash. This might be through overtime or an online or part-time business. Do whatever you can to boost your funds as every little helps.
On the 20th, Saturn moves into Capricorn and your communication sector where it remains until 2020. Saturn is strong in Capricorn, its sign of rulership, and this brings a more serious tone to your astrology.
Saturn is joined by the Sun on the 21st and the planet of relating, your partner planet, Venus, on the 25th. You may already know that you have some big conversations looming, either in your personal or professional life, and this looks highly likely over the festive period and holiday season.
If you’re in a relationship, you’ll want to know where you stand and if a partner is continually moving the goalposts, this won’t suit at all. It may take more than one conversation to find out the true intentions of a lover or partner, and you are going to have to be persistent if not obsessive about getting to the bottom of an issue.
This focus on your communication sector over the holiday period cranks up the pressure to talk in a deep and meaningful way. You may choose to broach an issue that’s worrying you and if your partner is avoiding certain issues in their life, this is the time to support them to deal with their issues and get real.
For some Scorpio individuals, the Venus/Saturn connection on the 25th suggests that your partner might be absent or perhaps you’re spending the holiday period on your own. You might choose to spend the day in prayer or in your community.
At work, Saturn’s move into Capricorn is about speaking with authority and being able to get across your ideas with clarity. If you’re involved in teaching or public speaking, it’s important to face any fears head on and remind yourself that you have knowledge and experience to share.
Saturn in Capricorn could confront your inner fears but it also indicates that you are at the start of a powerful couple of years in finding your voice and growing in confidence. There’s nothing that you can’t learn or master if you put your mind to it and the end of the year is an excellent time to commit a course of study. You could choose to sign up to a three-year programme or a part-time course.
Consider which qualifications or decisions will turn your life around and help you overcome an obstacle that’s been holding you back for way too long.