Your ruling planet Venus remains in your fellow earth sign Capricorn throughout December. Capricorn is your travel and study sector, the bigger picture of life. This might be about faith or religion, philosophy or foreign connections – any area of your life that expands your horizons.
This month, Venus changes direction and turns retrograde on the 19th. She remains on go slow until January 29, 2022. This could feel frustrating for you and events mid-month could feel as if the brakes have slammed on. Travel or study plans could change on or around the 19th.
Plus, there’s intensity in the mix as Venus switches direction conjunct Pluto. There are two key Venus-Pluto conjunctions this month on the 11th & 25th. At its best, this process can be transformational. Yet, there’s a hidden theme. Some plans could come crashing down. You may experience a crisis of faith or lose heart in your spiritual path. Aim to go deeper but without losing yourself.
Venus isn’t the only planet in Capricorn. Talk planet Mercury is here from the 13th and the Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st, the day of the Solstice. Keep the lines of communication open, keep working at new possibilities rather than give in to impossibility.
What takes place this month could coincide with a shift in direction. You may be ready to make a big decision about where you’re heading and what you want in 2022. This may begin with one dream or plan coming to an end. It’s a pivotal month but take your time and know that your situation and your wants and needs may change by the end of January 2022. Explore your options fully, do your research, dive in deep.
A conversation on or around the 29th could be pivotal and help bring a fresh perspective to a changing situation.
If this is about love, Venus’ domain, prioritise love and relationships in the first two weeks of December. This is because your partner planet Mars is strong and passionate in Scorpio until the 13th. Then, reorient your compass and know that Venus retrograde may shift your relationship dynamic.
Money is under the cosmic spotlight this month too, especially joint finances and shared resources. The Sun is in Sagittarius and this sector of your horoscope until the 21st and talk planet Mercury is here until the 13th. It’s a good time to negotiate well and consider your future investments or goals.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse falls in Sagittarius on the 4th. This is the last eclipse in the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse cycle that began in June 2020 cutting across the financial axis of your horoscope.
Eclipses often coincide with dramatic events, the ups & downs of life. This indicates that your money situation is unlikely to be steady. Yet, there’s also the potential to make the right move and do well. See what opportunities come your way on or around the Solar Eclipse and get ready to take action a few days later.
This eclipse cycle isn’t only about money, although this is a key feature. It’s about where your values lie, your sense of self-worth, your hidden desires or motivations. Notice the emotional pull around money and what you’re willing to give up and to receive.
The Full Moon on the 19th also cuts across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. This could bring matters to completion. At its best, the powerful ending of this eclipse cycle could make a difference to your life financially or emotionally.
Stand-out dates for work and money are the 11th & 20th when big planet Jupiter is in action boosting your career & vocation sector. Plus, you have action planet Mars in Sagittarius from the 13th to January 24, 2022 encouraging you to be ambitious around money.
Jupiter Enters Pisces
There is another important planetary shift this month that involves Jupiter. On the 29th, Jupiter finally leaves Aquarius, the star sign at the peak of your horoscope. Aquarius represents your career and vocation, your status and reputation.
At its best, Jupiter brings new opportunities and success. You may have found a way to break free from the daily grind and follow your true vocation. You might be having a sabbatical from work to study or rethink your next steps as Jupiter is the planet of liberation and freedom.
This could link in to the Saturn-Uranus clash on the 24th. Saturn in Aquarius squares revolutionary Uranus in your star sign Taurus.
Both Aquarius and Taurus are fixed signs and can be stubborn. Yet, Uranus is urging you to break with tradition, do things differently and shake things up. You may already know what this means for you personally.
Jupiter has already been in Pisces from May 13 to July 28, 2021. The timing might be significant for you regarding your next steps. Jupiter will remain in Pisces from December 29 to May 10, 2022.
Jupiter’s move into Pisces feels social as Pisces represents friends, groups, social concerns and your wider network in your horoscope. This is about finding people of like minds and making sure that your social life is not only fun but supportive as well. Bring new friends into your life by embracing new activities and make an effort to catch up with old friends.
Jupiter’s move through Pisces may be about taking what you do out into the wider world and getting people on board who can help you. This could involve gathering people around you, people who can work alongside you and people who make life not only easier but more enjoyable and fun too.
It feels like a significant month coming your way. Ride the waves of change as best you can and make some bold decisions that you can put in place once your planet Venus is back up to speed late January 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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Jenni Campbell says
You mentioned in the overview about ritual and magic the weekend of 18/19th. What rituals and magic would you suggest for a Taurean born in 1949? Thanks for an amazing year, Sally, for both weekly and monthly astrology
Sally Kirkman says
Whatever speaks to you personally Jenni. Some people like to create a sacred space in their homes, light a candle or walk in nature. Whatever helps you to tune into something greater beyond yourself 🙂 Sending best wishes.
Martin McGlashing says
Looks like another busy month astrologically speaking. I hope you have a Merry Christmas Sally and a great 2022!! Thank you for everything you do to help us navigate through these times. It’s very appreciated believe me. ? hugs from eastern Canada.
Sally Kirkman says
Thank you Martin 🙂 best festive wishes to you too.