December Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“The Grinch stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t thought of before. What if Christmas, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little more.” How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Happy Holidays! The big Astro news is the shifting of two planets that both greatly influence the personal and universal zeitgeist: Jupiter, which moved into Scorpio last month, and Saturn which completes its two and half year orbit in Sagittarius, moving into Capricorn on December 24th.
Jupiter’s expansive movement from harmony-seeking, relational Libra into Scorpio’s dark waters of mystery and transformation, for the next year, indicates a time when we’re all being called to dig in deeper to our personal shadows and what really motives us. The time is ripe for spiritual development.
Saturn’s time in Sagittarius put new structures and expression to our view of global politics, religion, philosophy, highlighting a “guru mentality”. Ultimately, what we’ve learned is, that the “guru” lies within. It will be interesting to see what Capricorn in Saturn brings. Both Saturn and Capricorn represent the old, patriarchal structures we’ve building through centuries, and we can expect major shakeups on this front.
We also have a Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius December 3rd through the 22nd. As always, a time to regroup, and align with the flow!
Your December Horoscope:
Aries: Your planets are opening new doors! December is a time to synthesize what you’ve learned, and begin to find your way towards putting them into form and expression. Don’t be in a rush. The Mercury Retrograde is giving you the opportunity to make sure you have your proverbial ducks in a row before making any major decisions. Align your purpose with your highest good. Then it’s all gravy. #WavyGravy
Taurus: It’s all about your values, this month. More specifically, where do you invest your energy? If you’re feeling a bit picky about your time and choices, that’s right on! You’re setting boundaries around your experiences. This is not selfish, it’s empowerment. Time to review what’s working and what’s not. Trust your instincts about what’s right, don’t over-think it, and be willing to embrace #ToughLove
Gemini: Your planets bring many options this month, which is great, but at the same time, can be overwhelming! The Full Moon in your sign at December’s beginning gives you a boost of courage towards enacting your desires. The New Moon and Mercury Retrograde in opposite sign, Sag, says, be careful what you wish for, because by month’s end, they may actually come true. The key lies in being: #Intentional
Cancer: December’s lunar energies are conspiring to help you get you clear about your finances. No need to panic. Instead be willing to see more truthfully the how’s and why’s of your spending. Making this more difficult is that you’re feeling a boost of creative energy, especially around feathering your nest. Holiday shopping has your name all over it. Invest in yourself, but be careful about overdoing it! #PotteryBarn
Leo: Your stars, namely Jupiter (expansion) and Mars (aggression) in your house of roots, home and beginnings, remind me of the Incredible Hulk, at the moment when he genetically catalyzes into a bigger (and bad tempered!) version of his former self. You’re busting out of old grooves, into a more powerful you. Anger may be a part of the process; channel it creatively. That way you don’t hurt anybody. #Temperance
Virgo: This month, you may feel like you’re doing a two steps forward, one step back cosmic shuffle. Blame it on the Mercury Retrograde! Let go and trust the bigger picture. Once Saturn moves into fellow earth sign Capricorn on the 18th, you should experience a difference…kinda like the Cosmic Gods are more on your side. In the meantime, pay attention to unfinished business, especially on the home front. #DivineRightTiming
Libra: Dare I say, that, this month, you’re more willing to let go of pretenses and making others happy? Your Achilles Heel is people pleasing, it’s a part of your cosmic makeup, so don’t feel bad about it. At the same time, your stars are pushing you towards embodying a more authentic version of you. Self-esteem, valuing your gifts and what you bring to the table is key. All else is simply an illusion. #AliceThroughTheLookingGlass
Scorpio: The Mercury Retrograde joins restrictive Saturn in your house of money. Saturn has been hanging out there for a while, and is getting ready to shift signs. In the process, you’ve learned much about what you value. Now, combined with the Mercury Retrograde, signals time to get your financial affairs in order and shore up unfinished business. Then you can go into the New Year with a clean slate. #NewBeginnings
Sagittarius: Your December stars are clustered between your 12th and 1st houses. The 12th house represents the unconscious, past and dreams; the 1st house is all about the self, and how you move forward in life. Translation, please! You may feel like your straddling two worlds—the past and the present/future. Don’t let this confuse you. Instead, sing sweet lullabies to the (metaphorical) baby your giving birth to. #RockABye
Capricorn: If you were ever the kid who was picked last for the playground team, consider now retribution time. Not in a mean or vengeful sense, more in an empowered way—like, “Hey guys, look at what you missed!” December is a time to bring to completion any unfinished business. This may involve some forgetting and forgiving, but heck—you’re good and ready to put the past in the past. #Resolved
Aquarius: Popular: “pop-u-lar; suited to the tastes of the general public; frequently encountered or widely excepted; commonly liked and approved.” Your December stars are voting you most popular! Time to align with your peeps, your community and those who share your vision. Don’t hesitate to take a leadership role, and express yourself. Or in other words, work it! They want what you have. #PromKing/Queen
Pisces: Your stars are conflicted this month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a “bad” thing. Instead it’s an opportunity to air out your mental and emotional cobwebs, take a breather, and realign. Your challenges will likely occur within the balance between your career and family/personal life. There’s no perfect answers, but the key is to not get distracted by other’s expectations. Focus on you! #AiringYourFeathers