December Astro Babble ~ Your Personal Horoscope Included!
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Happy Holidays! I hope this finds you well, and enjoying the spirit of the holidays. After an intense last month, I’m happy to say that December’s Astro landscape offers calmer seas. Speaking of seas…with a number of planets in water signs, most notably forward-moving Mars swimming in the sign of dreamy Pisces, this month is a time to indulge in some daydreams and begin to imagine possibilities for the New Year. Consider it some much needed “soul hydration”!
The Winter Equinox is on December 21, the shortest, and “darkest” day of the year. It is also the eve of the Full Moon in Cancer (Dec 22nd). In Pagan times the winter solstice was referred to as the Yule, a celebration of the Goddess and moon energy. This day represents a transitional point between seasons, and is a powerful time for ritual and self-reflection.
Your December Horoscope:
Aries: This month, your stars encourage you to dig deeper, into your shadow, the most mysterious you. We all have a shadow side, representing the hidden parts of our psyche—deeper emotions, feelings and desires. You may be intimidated by your shadow, because it feels so dark and unknown. Yet, if you are willing to engage it, there lies a treasure trove of new, and previously unrealized potentials. Great illumination and freedom awaits! #ShadowBoxing
Taurus: With Venus, your ruling planet, orbiting your house of relationships, December is a time to give deeper consideration to what is most important and of value to you. If you were stranded on a desert island, who and what would you bring? Personally, I would bring a bottle (or two) of vintage red wine, my favorite books, and my doggie Sophie Marie. What would you bring to your island? Take some time to ruminate on what’s most essential. #Value
Gemini: Call me crazy, but I get the feeling that you have been burning the candle at both ends. Am I right? Even though Mercury goes direct this month, it could be that you need more time to regroup, recharge and revaluate. And that’s more than okay, in fact it’s perfect! Your focus this month is on balance and wellness. If this means letting go of some stuff that you once thought important, then so be it! Be willing to embrace a new perspective and #DivineRightTiming
Cancer: Feeling dreamy? With significant planets in fellow-water signs (Venus, Mars and Neptune), the Lunar North Node, AND Full Moon (Dec 22nd) in your sign, you’re feeling sublimely in your element. This is a time to give yourself permission to daydream and let your imagination roam. A part of the process is looking for new sources of inspiration, to get your imagination going. Nothing is off the table, even the seemingly unattainable. DaydreamBeliever
Leo: There’s nothing like the holidays to bring up family stuff! Your stars are stirring the familial pot, so don’t be surprised if old wounds resurface. Sometimes we need to revisit old hurts to give them the attention they need to heal. Happily, there is some good planetary ju-ju in your corner, offering potential grace to resolving old conflicts. Pick your battles, with a mind towards healthy resolution. Know the difference between your ego and your heart. #AlaFamilial
Virgo: With feisty Mars orbiting your house of relationships, you may be feeling extra assertive around getting your relationship needs met. Your needs are important, yes, at the same time there is great power in the art of compromise. Compromise is a delicate dance, a negotiation between give and take, knowing when to push, and when to let go. Be mindful about your words. If you need something, speak up! In not, be willing to step back and listen. #MindfulMediation
Libra: You are called the “great arbitrator”, because of your gift to see both sides of a situation, discern the facts, and find the truth. This month, you may find yourself at opposite sides of a dilemma. Don’t overthink it or second guess yourself (the Librian Achilles Heel!). Seek middle ground, a balance between your intellect and your intuition. As you discern the truth, be careful about being overly judgmental—with yourself and others. When in doubt apply #Compassion
Scorpio: December is a powerful time to get your financial affairs in order, to make use of the expansive planetary action happening in your house money. This is a timely reminder that money, is essentially energy. And the more in-tune you are with yourself, the more you will likely profit. Invest in you, and if you have to spend some to make some, that’s more than okay. P.S. Some time at a spa, or any place you can rejuvenate, is a great investment. #MoneyMakesTheWorldGoRound
Sagittarius: You’ve had your archer’s bow aquiver, just waiting for the right moment…and with the New Moon joining expansive Jupiter in your sign, it’s time to shoot dem arrows, Sag! As you launch some dreams, it’s important to stay grounded in the day-to-day world of practical reality. As in: Keep your feet on the ground, but keep reaching for the stars. You’ll want to make sure that your excitement doesn’t blind you from the all-important details. #MyAimIsTrue
Capricorn: The Cosmic Sugar Plum Fairy is sprinkling sweet inspirational magic on your holiday cake, whetting your appetite for MORE! Time to take a big bite into new opportunities! Enthusiasm is your calling card now, and others are sure to pick up on your vibe. As you indulge in the sweetness of life, don’t forget to eat a few vegetables along the way, to keep you grounded in the real world. You need to balance the broccoli with the gingerbread! #SweetTooth
Aquarius: December’s Full Moon illuminates your house of wellbeing, bringing attention to your self-care routine, and ultimately, begging the question--Are you taking good care of yourself? Yes, you have a lot going on, most of it really lovely, especially with some new career opportunities. Yet, in the words of RuPaul: “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love someone else?” Burnout is never pretty; embrace these words: #PrioritizingMe
Pisces: Your stars this month, remind me of the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare…with action planet Mars in your sign, you’re in go-mode, much like the fast-moving hare, hurrying to the finish line. Yet, you’re also being tempered by deliciously slow Neptune, also in your sign, which is more like the tortoise. We all know who won the race! This is a time to enjoy the journey, and take life one step at a time. It’s not about finishing first, it’s about: #FinishingWell