December is a month of transition for many signs. We begin the month in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sign of freedom, idealism, and expression. Sagittarians are curious and truth seeking. They enjoy traveling the world, perhaps the most out of all the zodiac signs. They are quite opposed to feeling constrained or tied down, and will do anything they can to achieve their goals. People in this sign value different cultures, philosophies, and ideas, as they are enthusiastic for new information and various modalities of expression. Their open mind makes them wonderful friends and companions, and they are always eager and willing to be courageous for the benefit of others. Because Sagittarius is a fire sign, their energy is unwavering and they can have emotional highs and lows quite easily. They are born impatient and can often be undiplomatic when it comes to expressing their opinions and ideals. However, Sagittarians also have a great sense of humor and know how to be optimistic often when no one else is able to. Their wild and friendly nature will take them to many places, in the company of vastly different people. Their free spirit is a reminder to all signs to be adventurous and think outside of the box. Sagittarius will rule until December 22nd, when Capricorn takes over. There are several planets transiting throughout the zodiac houses during the month of December, outer and inner planets included, so there is a lot of activity afoot!
On the 1st of this month, Venus enters Sagittarius, and will remain here until the 25th. This is a powerful and intense alignment! Freedom loving Sagittarius thrives on adventure, passion, and independence in their relationships. Venus, the planet of love and relationships, influences all of us in quite extreme ways this month. On one hand, this alignment makes us want to go heart first into relationships, as we are impatient under the influence of Sagittarius. All signs may feel more passionate towards their partner or loved ones, and will want a deeper emotional connection, while also seeking freedom within these relationships. People may also make new friends during this time, as Sagittarius loves to collect those from all walks of life. All signs will get a libido boost, thanks to fiery Sagittarius, and the sex department will be in full swing this month!
December 3rd is a big day for all signs. There will be a full moon in Gemini. This alignment inspires us to be open and blunt about situations that need to be addressed. While Gemini encourages us to speak the truth, it is important that we choose our words wisely. People may feel extra chatty and communicative, and the full moon encourages us to be our best selves! On the 3rd as well, Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius. All signs may notice a whirlwind of energy in their minds. One may have racing thoughts that lead to nowhere, and the other may have a brilliant idea, ready to be explored. Either way, this alignment encourages us to write and record these ideas, no matter how silly they may seem. In retrograde, we often experience growth yet challenges at the same time. The difficulty with Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius is that Mercury represents our reasoning mind in relationship to our everyday communication. Sagittarius represents the need to be free and open minded. We may feel at odds with our beliefs today, because seeking the truth may mean we have to let go of our former opinions. It is a good day to reflect on these issues and our subjective judgments, rather than make concrete decisions. Jupiter and Neptune have an interesting aspect too, as do the Sun and Neptune. Today is quite an active day in the solar system, and we all might feel just a little crazy!
On the 6th, there is a love triangle between Mercury, Saturn, and Mars. All aspects will merge together to create an interesting day for sure. Mercury conjuncts Saturn, and we may worry about what others think today, censoring our words more carefully. Mercury also sextiles Mars, which may help balance out the previous aspect. With this alignment, all signs will be inspired to take action in communication, whilst being more succinct and direct. Lastly, Mars will sextile Saturn. All signs will feel extra disciplined and will want to get the job done right, no matter how long it takes or how challenging it is. This may often apply in the professional setting, but can also manifest on the personal front.
On December 9th, Mars enters Scorpio. There is so much energy today, we are all about to burst! Mars is aggressive and Scorpio is highly emotional, so the combination is fiery and intense. Desires will be powerful today, so all signs, get ready! On the 13th, the Sun conjuncts Mercury in Sagittarius, making it the perfect day for doing something out of your comfort zone. On the 15th, Mercury conjuncts Venus in Sagittarius, and all signs may feel more submissive and passive today. It is the perfect time to sort out communication issues between friends and loved ones. The new moon in Sagittarius on December 18th will help all of us expand our awareness. We will seek open-minded ideas and will have thirst for adventure. On the 20th, Saturn enters Capricorn for the next 2.5 years. This is Saturn's natural home, so responsibilities and daily routines will start to fall into place. On the 25th, Venus also enters Capricorn. During this time, we will notice our focus shift from adventurous relationships to partnerships with people in power. This aspect most often takes place in the professional setting, where relationships can be used to get ahead in one's career. Venus will certainly be on our side here! The month of December is filled with powerful aspects and planetary alignments. The Universe certainly knows how to end the calendar year with a bang!