*December 2021 Monthly Horoscopes – Summaries*
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
The desire for a break from your usual routine is powerful this month, dear Aries. You seek mind-expanding experiences, and new opportunities and experiences are likely to come through or with friends and group associations. Transportation issues or communications systems need some updating.
The Solar Eclipse on the 4th is the final one in a set that has activated your communications axis. It certainly reinforces and energizes your need to branch out, make a mark on the world, and communicate. Ideas, beliefs, communications, and transit are areas that have been changing as your perspective on your life evolves. This eclipse helps clear the path to new beginnings related to publishing, sharing, traveling, transit, connecting, and learning. If you’ve been holding back from extracurricular activities, this is a time for making plans to pursue your interests boldly.
Your enthusiasm runs high this month, and you may be itching to expand, learn, and grow. After the 9th is good for advancing your interests for those studying or who want to. December is an exceptionally forward-looking and friendly period for you–you are more spontaneous, adventurous, and experimental than usual.
The desire for a change is compelling. While a shift in your chart reduces adventurousness as the month progresses, you’re likely to feel it throughout December in some shape or form. Publishing, sharing, adventure, or educational opportunities can be in the mix. Venturing beyond your routine seems to open doors for you.
As adventurous as you’re feeling, you may also battle feelings of restlessness or a need for change that’s hard to direct at times. Confusing circumstances could surround certain communications, or you may be waiting for an answer that keeps you in limbo. Or, you could be feeling a little overwhelmed with a recent project or endeavor that you’ve taken on. Seek healthy escape routes that feed a need for fantasy or adventure for best results. Aim to pay special attention to activities that help you unwind and decompress, but do make some room for freeform activities that feed your spirit and satisfy your itch to learn and discover.
With your ruler, Mars, in harmony with your sign from the 13th, you’re likely to enjoy less resistance from the people and circumstances in your life in general. It’s a time for moving out of your comfort zone, even in small ways, and creating new experiences for yourself. You’re making your own happiness rather than waiting for it to come to you. It feels easier to accomplish things now. You’re looking to break out of the mold or routine in various ways through what you learn and where you go.
Taking charge of your life comes more naturally now. You’re braver, more courageous, and less inhibited, and competitive and physical activities are favored. This month, it’s a good idea to brush up on skills and gain practical experience. The last week of December is also solid for getting organized and structuring your life. It can be a time when specific health pursuits resume or begin.
Transportation issues can reach a critical point around the 18th. You may be rushing to meet a deadline, or news moves things forward. It may be a hectic time, but it’s also a period of discovering feelings that have been building and then embracing them.
While your spirit for adventure is big, from the 19th forward, love and pleasure may seem a little more complicated. Venus is retrograde until January 29th. Feelings are complex, and others may not seem as open or straightforward about what they need or want. There may be a need to review, reassess, or rework specific work projects. Consider that your current goals may require more time than expected to achieve. Aim to be patient and look for ways to improve the ventures or projects you already have in place rather than taking on something brand new.
With Venus retrograde from December 19-January 29, slowdowns or complications are temporary and ultimately helpful but can frustrate at times. Your career or responsibilities may temporarily lose some of its “pleasure factor,” and you may be going back over old projects, encountering mistakes that need fixing and delays that keep you in limbo. There can be complicated relationships on the work front, or you may be waiting for a decision or plan to unfold. When you’re busy doing, you may not always process what’s going on inside, and now you get the chance to get in touch with what you genuinely love and want. Fortunately, Chiron turns direct in your sign on the 19th, and others more readily see your charm and unique personality.
Work or responsibilities come into stronger focus from the 21st, but complications are possible. You’re experiencing an energy shift towards career interests and more well-defined goals. Tidying up areas of your life that may be causing you guilt or dread can be useful. Helping others or learning new things can be especially pleasurable. People are looking to you for answers, and they’re expecting you to be quite mature and responsible. Business affairs assume more importance.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
Relationship dynamics are in stronger focus this month, dear Taurus. You’re in a strong position for observation, strategy, investigation, and research. A passion project or special relationship can consume much of your attention. Your chart has much activity with shared finances, emotional and financial support, and intimate matters. It’s an excellent period for resolving to clear up debts or otherwise improving your financial state.
Generally, it’s a better time for strategy and planning. While the month’s energies shift from inward to outward as it progresses, your ruler, Venus, turns retrograde on the 19th, and there can be some areas of your life in limbo. Special projects or the need/desire to pour a lot of energy into something important to you can figure strongly in December.
Financial new beginnings may be in store after the Solar Eclipse on the 4th, and doors might open to you for following a passion. It can empower you to make lifestyle or psychological changes. You might take charge of your finances, particularly money shared with others or coming from other sources than your income.
Getting more organized can help reduce the stress that comes from avoiding or overlooking the facts of a situation, mainly related to money, resources, and capabilities.
December can also bring stronger energy for connecting with a partner and perhaps some drama to your personal life. This month, Mars in your partnership and then intimacy sectors can certainly heat up and animate your closest relationships. This period favors confronting problems head-on with direct and assertive Mars involved.
Mars moving into your intimacy sector on the 13th extends the focus on intimacy, shared resources, joint finances, debts owed and due, personal power, and power dynamics in a close relationship. It can be a stellar period for applying strategy to your life, particularly about pursuing your desires or going after what you want. You can be very sensitive to the give-and-take side of a relationship at this time. Watch for the magnification of problem areas, particularly related to trust/suspicion. Otherwise, find constructive activities you love doing and pour your energy into them.
Around the Full Moon on the 18th, a whirlwind of activity surrounding money matters is possible. There can be a tug of war, whether it’s within yourself or with someone, over money, possessions, and matters of control. Whatever emerges at this time can prompt a change for the better.
Venus turns retrograde on the 19th, and there can be some confusion or backtracking. Past relationships or people from your past might resurface in your life, complicating the present, or current relationships may require some redesigning. It’s an excellent period for reworking your finances, but take your time when it comes to major decision-making.
Indecision is pronounced as you can be more concerned with weighing your options, but this slowdown helps you out, pacing you. You’re conserving some of your energy and more inclined to formulate plans and strategies. With Venus retrograde affecting your communication and transportation sector, there can be delays and changes of heart. You can be questioning the pleasure factor of current interests and activities. It’s a time for discovering what you truly want and need, and there can be some unrest until you see the light.
Experiences that broaden your horizons are in high focus in the last week of the month. You’re coming out of your shell, excited for new experiences that take you out of your routine.
You crave more interactivity with Mercury (on the 13th) and the Sun (on the 21st) heading into your spirit sector. These transits help ease self-expression and smooth out communications, which is helpful with Venus retrograde in the same area of your solar chart. You may feel inspired by an idea or learn something that excites you and positively impacts future projects. Your aspirations and ideals are driving forces in your life.
A new perspective can see you redefining some of your beliefs, ideals, goals, and dreams. It’s important to keep conversations on a light level or to take extra time to process your feelings before making bigger decisions. With Venus retrograde, there is likely more to the story of your feelings and satisfaction levels, so while your assessments are valid, things need to evolve further before you truly make sense of them.
Jupiter moves into your friendship sector on the 28th, and will continue there until May 10th, helping you find more joy and satisfaction in your social life.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
Work is improving and possibly even exciting in December, dear Gemini, but it’s your social life, especially a one-to-one relationship, that’s capturing most of your attention. With current transits, the cooperation of others helps you achieve your goals. Love requires work and understanding this month, and you’re ready and willing. Being adaptable to changing situations is the primary key to success right now.
While other people in your life tend to take center stage, you’re keeping busy and attentive. It’s an excellent time to complete projects that you’ve recently had difficulties finishing. Enjoy the motivation, but aim to pace yourself. Wanting to get your work done and seeking non-routine experiences are both genuine and insistent needs, but overdoing both can only lead to exhaustion.
Neptune’s direct turn can help unblock a career matter, direction, goal, or significant project. If you’ve been on the fence about a path to take, you’ll begin to move in the right direction intuitively. You are open to new insights and understanding, and you can be pretty pleased with your work and the things you’ve accomplished.
The Solar Eclipse on the 4th is the final one in a set of eclipses that have been very personal for you. It brings a surge of energy for taking charge of your relationships. It can be a final push to make decisions about partnerships. The path is clear for new beginnings in a relationship, although some reflection is in order before outward progress is realized with an upcoming retrograde of Venus.
Mars moves into opposition with your sign on the 13th, and this can serve to stir up passions, not always comfortably. A relationship or partner could be reflecting your own desire for action. There can be a lot of activity in the relationship department or your social life.
Close relationships and partnerships can be demanding, and changes are a must. Counseling, organizing, negotiating, and networking can be in focus. Turning to others for feedback or sharing the load can be beneficial. People in your life, particularly those closest to you, have much to show you about the direction you need to take, even if this happens indirectly. Through your interactions and conversations, you learn more about your next steps.
Terrific opportunities to work with someone towards a common goal can emerge. Someone’s confidence in you can help give you a boost. Or, this can be a time for attracting a reliable, competent, and loyal person into your life.
The Full Moon on the 18th occurs in your sign, stirring an important personal revelation. It puts your emotions on your sleeve and you in the spotlight – you are in demand! You can awaken to strong feelings that you haven’t yet acknowledged. Even with a relationship-focused cycle in force, you’re connecting with your needs for independence, a voice, or personal time.
While the extra attention you’ve been giving other people in your life these days is positive and beneficial, if you overdo it, you will fail to recognize your own needs and desires fully. The Full Moon now gives you the license to self-nurture.
Be careful not to hook yourself to something unless your heart is truly into it, and consider that Venus turns retrograde on the 19th, and it becomes a real process to learn what you want!
From the 19th, retrograde Venus suggests the need to review your connections, finances (especially joint or shared), and romantic life. You might use this time to review past purchases or handle financial matters that you have put off. You may be on the fence about a relationship, or you could have some difficulty getting in touch with your desires.
The Venus retrograde period from December 19-January 29 can pull up some questioning of the pleasure factor in your intimate life. It’s a time for discovering what you truly want and need, and there can be some unrest until you see the light. This can happen in your financial life, in a close relationship, or with passion projects and absorbing activities.
Helping with this is Chiron’s direct turn in your social sector on the 19th. Friendships or group associations seem more robust, and you’re more influential and charming with others, in general. There can be some conflicts to deal with before you can move forward with a clean slate, but you’re up for the task.
Relationships can be especially fascinating, exotic, dramatic, or intimate towards the end of the month. Or, the desire to specialize and pour special attention into one particular connection or project drives you. Better relationships can be a powerful motivator for self-improvement.
Mercury moves into your intimacy sector on the 13th, and then the Sun follows suit on the 21st, pointing to the need to intensify your energies. These shifts point to a growing interest in the hidden elements of your life. You pick up a lot more from your environment than usual, seeing motives, subtleties, and power dynamics more clearly. It’s harder to break your concentration as you are far less sensitive to potential distractions. With this focus, you can move mountains.
It can also be a good time for figuring out something about yourself – a buried desire or motivation, for example. You might uncover something missing, lost, or hidden.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
Work and health can be focal points this month, dear Cancer, with an emphasis on your solar sixth house. After the Solar Eclipse on the 4th is certainly a time for health resolutions. It’s also a time for getting things done in many areas of life.
December is strong for taking care of business, handling details, increasing efficiency, and working enthusiastically at tasks that help you get caught up in your duties. Rewards or a new or improved job situation can be in the stars. While work and mundane matters often take center stage, there is nothing basic about these affairs right now. It’s a time for putting new spins on your routines, daily duties, and tasks. Organizing the little things will benefit you all around and seems to be the primary key to success this month. You may be working longer hours than usual or pushing harder in health and fitness routines.
The Solar Eclipse on the 4th is a final cosmic push that motivates you to care for unfinished business related to work and health matters. Decisions that you’ve let hang or otherwise put off can begin to feel pressing.
Especially from the 13th, you’re in good shape for energetic work, analysis, organization, and fixing problem areas in your life. It’s a stellar time for enthusiastic work or the implementation of health and fitness programs. You’re in a great position to make headway in projects that mean a lot to you. Difficulties with workload or excessive demands on you can come to a head. It’s an ideal time to eliminate waste that interferes with health and fitness pursuits. Circumstances test the effectiveness of your routines and habits, and you might turn them around if need be. Daily life may speed up.
Do take advantage of your increased motivation and energy for work and health routines, but remember that overdoing it will set you back. Aim to avoid overstraining so that you can enjoy yourself as you get your life back into shape. The Full Moon on the 18th might conspire to enforce some rest. Watch for exhausting yourself, but also the other side–procrastination. There can be a real balancing act now! If energy levels are up and down, it’s probably about inspiration, and pausing or taking a timeout can help you regain it. It’s vital to balance your life by making more time for spiritual, imaginative, and reflective activities, or you’ll lose some of the motivation and spark you’ve recently enjoyed.
The Full Moon on the 18th might also bring the fruition of a work matter or a secret to light. While it’s also a good time for connecting with your intuition, Venus turns retrograde the next day, and you might wait and see.
From the 19th, there can be some complications or confusion surrounding a partnership. A close partner could be distant emotionally, or a relationship can appear stalled for the time being. People in your life may seem to be “on the fence.” Take your time and avoid trying to rush matters.
During this retrograde Venus cycle (from December 19-January 29), life has a way of showing you where things are losing their appeal or no longer supporting you. The pleasure factor may be missing. You can feel undecided, in limbo, or unsatisfied. However, this is not to torture you but rather to prompt a reexamination that ideally leads to improvements. Use this period to re-evaluate what you want in love and your relationship needs instead of forging ahead into unknown territory.
As the month advances, there is a growing theme of companionship, collaborations, and close partnerships in your astrology. Close partnerships begin to heat up after mid-month, and your attention shifts to significant others even more so by the 21st. Aim to be open to new ideas, but experiment wisely and creatively. Relationships that involve advice-giving, agent work, and counseling can also figure strongly. While relationships could have challenging moments, you seem to need some companionship to bring out the best in you now.
Jupiter moves into harmony with your sign on the 28th, helping lift your spirits as you tune into the bigger picture and gain perspective. You’re more optimistic and confident with this transit that will stick with you until May. There can be new opportunities to learn, publish, communicate, or promote.
Productivity is also excellent as you close out the year. You seem quite capable of putting more focus, determination, and muscle into whatever you do.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Leo:
Your attention is frequently on creative projects, hobbies, pleasure, or romance in December, dear Leo. These areas of your life are in for a boost, particularly after the Solar Eclipse on the 4th. You are more dedicated, confident, and go-getting than usual, and with a can-do attitude, success often follows. You are magnetic and inspire confidence.
Creativity is peaking at this time of year, and you might get the chance for new and exciting ways to express yourself. Your powers of attraction increase. Studies, learning endeavors, and hobbies move ahead. Romantic feelings stir, and artists and hobbyists are likely to have an unusually creative and exciting time.
The Solar Eclipse on the 4th prompts you to express your feelings and do more creating, romancing, enjoying, and entertaining. There can be opening doors, new beginnings, or restarts along creative or romantic lines. You can be enthusiastic about making changes in these areas. For some, a new romance might emerge in the weeks ahead, although a Venus retrograde cycle starting on the 19th can delay this or stimulate a focus on past matters in the interim.
You may frequently find yourself in the right circumstances to fully enjoy and express yourself this month. While you should watch for impatience, especially after the 13th with Mars in your solar fifth, it’s a time to pursue your heart’s desire. Desires come on quickly. Aim to be open and ready to make necessary changes, but avoid overly hasty actions. Romantic relationships can be stimulating, and you’re looking to feed your spirit through enjoyable pastimes. You’re also more passionate about your interests, hobbies, or romantic life.
You’re in great shape for enjoying and often excelling at fun competitions, romantic relationships, dating, sports, and games. Your energy levels improve, and you tend to assert yourself with more success and ease. Your direct approach tends to get you results.
You’re turning a corner with shared assets, support, and boundaries in relationships. Great ideas can come to you with fresh thinking. Co-workers, family, or other people who share your day can be more cooperative, helping you feel better about what you’re doing.
A friend may demand your attention around the Full Moon on the 18th. This lunation can awaken you to your feelings about someone or rekindle an interest in a project that you haven’t yet pursued. You can feel inspired to do your best or pursue a dream upon the encouragement of a friend.
This Full Moon can bring people to you, or it can stir up a lot of activity/feelings in your social life. It can be a time of a sudden demand for your help, support, or company. You might wrestle with expectations in your social life. Social or romantic matters can be draining if something is up in the air. Taking a step back from the action is appropriate until you gain some perspective. Sudden increases or overexpansion can cause you some personal stress, as you may feel a little overwhelmed. Clarifying a matter with a friend may be helpful and relieving, but with Venus turning retrograde, you may need to wait and see.
From the 19th, a Venus retrograde cycle can bring the need to revise work and health plans. There can be a focus on healing and processing when it comes to health. People can be a little standoffish in general, and stepping back is better than attempting to push or prod.
While your focus seems squarely on romance, pleasure, entertainment, and your personal life much of December, duties and routines take on more importance as the month advances. By the last week of the month, a full-on work and health theme emerges. This doesn’t come on suddenly–it’s been creeping up on you all month! You’ll be pouring more energy into your chores and self-care programs, and you’re giving these things more thought.
Favored now are activities that get your life and your mind tidy and organized. Your willingness to put in the detailed work involved with moving towards a long-term or ambitious goal is admirable.
Nevertheless, there can be some slowdowns in projects or waiting games revolving around health, routines, your job, or chores due to retrograde Venus. It’s best to aim to be patient and understanding. Looking back to the past in these areas can be a tendency and may benefit you now. If life feels a bit like drudgery, or if daily chores, routines, and tasks weigh on you, it’s a time to explore what you can do to improve the pleasure factor in these areas.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
Home and family life are in stronger focus this month, dear Virgo. You gravitate to projects and activities that have longevity and special meaning. Your attention to domestic concerns runs high this month, although romantic matters also figure strongly.
A new start with family, home life, or living conditions and arrangements is possible. The Solar Eclipse on the 4th pushes you to honor your need for comfort, safety, love, nurturing, and familiarity. Changes in the organization of your home or with family members may be in order.
This is the last eclipse in a set falling along your career-home axis, and it’s about achieving a better balance in your life. There can be new schedules and long-term projects coming into play in your life in the coming weeks and months. It’s time to make changes that benefit both family and home life and your career.
If you want to improve home life, domestic routines, family relationships, or even your relationship with your inner self, this is the month for doing so. You’re likely to feel the need regardless of whether you plan it or not, and it’s about taking charge of your personal life. The changes you make, of course, will affect all areas of your life, as the sector of your chart that’s in focus now is all about roots.
With Mars in your communications sector until the 13th, avoid pushing too hard, but allow yourself to cross the usual thresholds, as you can make great strides with honesty combined with respect and concern. You’re excited about what you’re learning and doing, and this kind of enthusiasm can take you places.
Mars heads into your home sector on the 13th, bringing further attention to your personal life. Renovations, redecorating, or improvements that encourage more freedom or comfort on the home front can have long-lasting benefits. There can be some tension or pressure in these areas, but also dynamism and solutions to problems. With much energy available to you now, it’s time to take charge of domestic matters. However, challenges can arise if excess energy turns into restlessness and conflict.
Aim to enjoy extra time spent improving your home life and consider ways to enhance your feelings of security and comfort. With Mars challenging your sign, you may need to work a little harder to achieve your goals in the coming weeks, but pushing through obstacles can be satisfying.
Around the Full Moon on the 18th, career or public attention may come your way. You might awaken to feelings of what you want to do or realize that you should get your priorities clear. It’s best to aim for a balance. This lunation can bring a project to a head and a sudden need to attend to business. It can challenge your excuses to stay out of the limelight or to avoid specific responsibilities! There has been a beneficial focus on your home and family life these days, but going too far with it means the benefits begin to drop off.
Also around this time, problems with debts, loans, or financial support seem easier to resolve and more straightforward.
Even so, Venus is retrograde from December 19th forward, which can pull your attention to the past. Because it occurs in your sector of joy, romance, and pleasure, past loves may reappear in your life or become a focal point. You could feel a little hung up emotionally. A current romantic interest may be difficult to read. Consider that it’s easy to undervalue or overvalue someone or something during this cycle. You could find it hard to derive satisfaction from your romantic and creative activities temporarily, and it’s best to watch for overcompensating.
Venus is retrograde from December 19-January 29, and it can be a time to rethink pastimes or pleasure-seeking activities and creative expression. You might also take this time to reassess your goals on social, romantic, or creative levels. This retrograde encourages a look back before charging ahead. You might learn something new about a previous relationship or your feelings.
As the month advances, you begin to crave more interaction and feedback. A subtle shift of focus to more creative, sociable, and pleasure-seeking activities happens this month and strengthens after the 21st. Opportunities to enjoy and express yourself emerge. Ideally, you’ve done some anchoring and centering, and you’re now feeling a little more confident to share yourself. Activities through which you can have fun, impress, create, and share are a strong draw.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
December is excellent for learning endeavors, communications, and generally getting your message across, dear Libra. Your ideas are well-received, not only because they have merit, but also because you are delivering them eloquently.
With a strong focus on your communications sector, the month is also a busy one for you. Others seem to demand more of your attention than usual, and the pace of your life is hectic at times. The Solar Eclipse on the 4th motivates you to focus on special interests or studies. It might push a decision to begin a new course or end a particular pursuit or project to clear the path for a new one.
The need for new beginnings on the lines of communicating, learning, and commuting can become apparent. Sometimes systems break down and force new ways of doing things. New worlds can open up as you move through the world just a little differently and discover new channels for expressing yourself and connecting with others.
You can feel better about your efforts to improve your work, health, and daily routines. Instead of repeating old patterns that keep you in a rut, you’re trying different approaches.
You’re likely to find much to do, and your interests are many this month! With plenty of items on your “to-do” list, tension is entirely possible at times. For the most part, however, you’re enjoying the activity. You’re particularly motivated to learn, communicate, and connect, especially after the 13th when Mars heads into your solar third house. This influence can excite your mind, animate your daily life, and stimulate your nervous system at times! Tame impatience, and you’ll find this period excellent for discovering your intellectual passions and finding the courage to speak about what’s important to you. The last week of the month should be more peaceful. Until then, your curiosity leads the way to a variety of experiences.
Learning and communicating are strong themes, and you’re especially enthusiastic and motivated in these areas. Watch for being too hasty or impatient with these things, however. You can quickly make a lot of headway, but you may also overlook something or make errors in a rush to produce or get to where you want to go.
The month can be hectic in spots, but it can also be enriching if you can pace yourself. It’s an excellent time to better your skills. Friends are in your corner, and you are affectionate and generous with them. Still, you’re seeking more practicality, comfort, and security in your social or love life. Feelings settle, and you consider ways to make your life more comfortable.
Around the 18th, word on an application, interview, or educational matter could arrive. Your mind may be working overtime, or you could be facing some lack of inspiration. You may feel overwhelmed with activities, which can be a signal to slow things down. It awakens your faith and needs for spirit-refreshing experiences.
However, Venus retrogrades from the 19th forward, pointing to some stalling or revisiting of the past. You might be a little more withdrawn and indecisive. Relations with family can be complicated and require more sensitive care.
While Venus is retrograde from December 19-January 29, you could experience some slowdowns, creative blocks, or frustrations with your current state of affairs. Aim to take things one day at a time. Workarounds to discontent can lead to massive improvements. Personal revelations or memories can have the effect of nudging you along a positive path. Simple, thoughtful gestures help improve your relations, perhaps helping to cement bonds.
A shift of focus toward home and family life occurs as the month advances. Your increased attention to domestic matters motivates you to improve your living conditions.
With Mercury and the Sun moving into your home and family sector on the 13th and 21st, you begin to crave more downtime and comfort. More frequent discussions and thoughts about family, domestic life, your support system, roots, and the past can start to figure strongly. Activity increases in your home, and this can include work or learning and study. Soothe yourself with the familiar and aim to shore yourself up.
Jupiter moves into your solar sixth house on the 28th, and until May 10th, your motivation to improve your health, daily habits, work, and routines increases. Finding more joy and satisfaction from your daily affairs can figure strongly during this period. You might find new meaning in your work or duties.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Scorpio:
Your money, things, and talents can be in stronger focus in December, dear Scorpio. Chances to improve your sense of security emerge. As well, a strong interest in broadening your mental experiences and finding expression of your personality through them is with you in December.
Comfort and security are strong motivators. You’re making things happen, pursuing your desires, and also knowing when to hold back and wait for things to come to you. The practical side of life holds your attention more than usual. Still, a creative project, cherished hobby, or romantic friendship may show signs of progress.
The Solar Eclipse on the 4th encourages you to start fresh with your money or find improved ways to manage your resources. It can also nudge you toward better spending habits and more faith and confidence in your ability to take care of yourself.
You’re in a strong position for personal power and influence, making important changes, and pushing forward a personal plan or project that’s close to your heart. People are drawn to you magnetically.
You are willing to work especially hard for security with Mars moving into your solar second house from the 13th, and you are also quick to defend your values. Your desire to make improvements and to be self-supporting is strong and growing. It’s a time for self-improvement through better attention to finances, work, and health.
While you should certainly be careful not to spend impulsively, you are more confident in your earning ability and talents. Coming first or initiating new projects is less compelling now, as you’d prefer to see things through. A significant purchase, gift, or bonus can figure strongly. Even so, there can be some issues with boundaries, borrowing, or lending, which might reach a peak around the 18th.
The Full Moon on the 18th can bring a revelation about an intimate relationship, or a financial matter comes to light. It awakens strong feelings and previously hidden desires. There can be a turning point for debts, support, or dependencies.
Venus is retrograde from the 19th and through to near the end of January. A partner could be hard to read, challenged, distant, or aloof. Past actions come back to visit you, or you can feel a little stuck. Because this Venus retrograde occurs in your communications sector, there can be a lot of conversation or much thought about a past love matter or relationship.
There can be times when it’s most wise to keep your own counsel while Venus is retrograde from December 19-January 29. You might be redefining what it is you want and need from your connections and your studies. You’re doing the work that helps you ultimately pursue your true heart’s desires. You might recognize a line of study, personal interest, or another “calling” that’s a better fit for you. Until then, routines can feel overwhelming, while errors need correcting, and tasks can weigh on you, perhaps losing quite a bit of the pleasure factor. You may return to past projects, encountering mistakes that need fixing and delays that keep you in limbo.
Nevertheless, It’s a strong time for your powers of attraction, particularly through conversations and matters to do with the mind. Things may not develop as you expect, but you can enjoy some of the detours you take now.
December is often a business or money month for you, but as it progresses, learning and connecting become more prominent themes. It’s time to diversify and meet a variety of people or entertain different ideas. Studies and personal interests grab more of your attention, energy, and time.
Jupiter heads into your sector of joy on the 28th, and it’s part two of three periods, the first of which occurred earlier this year. Now and until May 10th, you’ll be finding more ways to enjoy yourself. Hobbies, romance, or leisure pursuits can be a strong draw and more fulfilling. This Jupiter transit helps soften some of the rougher edges of retrograde Venus, and it also boosts your mood and confidence.
There can be breakthrough insights in the last days of the month/year. Conversations tend to be more penetrating than usual. Your mind is investigative, and you may thoroughly enjoy solving a mystery.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
You’re enjoying a surge of motivation and optimism this month, dear Sagittarius. The Solar Eclipse on the 4th occurs in your sign, giving you an energetic boost to put personal plans into motion, as well as to take steps to put forth the best version of “you.” Still, there can be an energy drain before you rebuild your motivation.
This month, you’ll often find yourself more willing to experience life to its fullest. You often attract the right people and resources, and encounters with others are more consistently working to your advantage. A partner may have an important revelation around the 18th, or you could see a relationship in a whole new light.
The main thing to watch for this month is finances, possessions, and resources in general. While there is an inclination to spend more, the retrograde of Venus in your finances sector from the 19th through to near the end of January points to a need for careful review. Take the time to re-think your sources of income and how you spend your cash during this period while avoiding major purchases until February, if possible. Otherwise, generally speaking, December is about being bold and brave and making no apologies for being yourself. This is especially the case after the 13th, as you’ll then have the Solar Eclipse behind you and Mars in your sign.
The Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 4th is a powerful slate cleaner. You are ready to start fresh. Before this date, focus on review, meditation, and activities that help you purge or process and release negative energy.
You’re likely to find yourself at a turning point or experiencing a significant shift. This eclipse is part of a set that began over a year and a half ago, and you’ve been in touch with your personal power and independence. You’re making changes to how you approach the world, and as you do, you’ll find that you attract different experiences and people into your life. You might renew dreams, goals, and projects that you’ve put on a shelf.
Particularly avoid the 7-8 for significant launches or decisions. Watch for nervousness, stress, and pressure in your daily affairs or with learning and connecting, as these can weigh on your outlook, health, job, and chores. Unreliable routines or erratic tasks and work schedules may take their toll on you without care and management. Inattention to details can also be a problem if your approach is a little too slapdash. Otherwise, December is often strong for keeping active, enjoying a new activity, or participating in something you haven’t done in a while.
Until the 13th, Mars journeys through your privacy sector, pulling up some buried frustrations. After this date, you’re more definite about what needs doing, and you are more straightforward, direct, and forthright. It’s also a good period for romantic and creative attention. You can get a whole lot done during this exciting transit.
With Mars in your sign from the 13th, your independence and freedom are crucial to you. Your desire nature is potent. You may need to tone it down a little at times, but if you use this period well, you’ll have all the courage necessary to make your dreams happen. Mars fires up your confidence and brings a more aggressive approach to your world, which can do with some refining.
You’ll want to move ahead with personal plans, become more active and involved, communicate, learn, and compete. Mind you, you could feel that you’re often left to your own resources or especially independent, which may or may not be welcome at this time in your life! However, certain people in your life seem to have your interests, agenda, and happiness in mind.
The Full Moon on the 18th brings a whirlwind of emotion and activity with a close partner. It can mark a turning point for a key relationship. Revelations related to relationships and relationship needs are possible, or your true feelings emerge. Whatever comes to light now is tied to brave new beginnings.
Venus turns retrograde on the 19th in your finance sector, giving you the chance to take a better look at recent projects, business ideas, purchases, and financial plans before going forward with them. This is a time for attending to unfinished matters with money or finances and issues surrounding whether others treat you as worthy and valuable. You might question your levels of comfort or your income during this cycle that lasts until January 29th. It’s an excellent period for reviewing finances, budgeting, and collecting financial information, but not ideal for buying new big-ticket items. However, if you are good at spotting deals, you could find some unusually good ones, as people may be parting with things they wouldn’t unload under normal conditions.
While you may not always feel confident and sure about your feelings during the retrograde Venus cycle, it’s an excellent period for considering how your approach to attracting what you want has served you in the past. As you examine your life in these areas, you learn how to make improvements.
Your independence and personal needs are an essential focus in your life this month. People appreciate your point of view, and communication or transportation options might open up.
As the month advances, you are entering a period when you’re often preoccupied with your earning power. You’ll be busy taking charge of your finances. You see your money and possessions in a whole new way, and you might come up with creative ideas on how to earn more or use what you already have.
While December is a month of opportunity, avoid trying to “do it all” too soon and too quickly. Instead, focus on one or two options and projects. Emotionally, you’re definitely moving forward this month! It’s a time for reinventing yourself.
You’re likely to enjoy more clarity with living conditions, living arrangements, and relationships with family, roommates, and very close loved ones. The second half of December finds you coming out of your shell further.
Besides the Solar Eclipse in your sign on the 4th, which is a big headline of December, you have Jupiter, your planetary ruler, changing signs on the 28th. It moves into Pisces and your home and family sector, where it will transit until May 10th. You’ve experienced part one of this transit earlier this year, and this is part two of three. It’s a strong cycle for improving your home life.
This transit inspires more interest in and enjoyment of your domestic life. You’re in a good position for repairing and enhancing family relationships, moving or renovating, and increasing your feelings of safety and comfort. You’ll also be working on building your emotional base and a general sense of being centered.
Backtracking in the last days of December can involve going over matters from the past dug up recently, particularly surrounding love, feelings, pleasure, valuables, and money. You get a second chance or look at a project, purchase, or association, and relocating a lost item is not out of the question. You are acting and communicating with more authority or decisiveness, and you could find yourself in a place to guide or teach.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
You’re in a nesting phase much of the month, although you are unlikely to be idle, dear Capricorn. While it’s not the best time to push forward aggressively with new ventures, it’s an excellent period for developing new plans and strategies.
People are attracted to you this month, even if you’re a bit slow to engage fully. Venus is in your sign all month, bringing out your natural charm for all to see. However, Venus turns retrograde on the 19th, and it’s a cycle that lasts through to January 29th. When Venus occupies your sign, you usually enjoy special attention, and you often have the upper hand socially or romantically. But when Venus turns retrograde, there can be some cooling off or confusion in love relationships, or this could be a period of review.
Venus will continue to move through your sign after the retrograde period–until March 6th–and you are likely to enjoy the attention and the time you have to get more comfortable in your own skin. Even with Venus retrograde, in the last week of the month, your time spent on reflection begins to pay off, and you’re ready to tackle life with a new game plan.
While things seem quiet on the surface of things, your inner world picks up speed after the 13th. You might decide to treat this period as a time for gathering your energies and closing important projects, relationships, or situations so that you can begin again renewed.
The Solar Eclipse on the 4th reinforces a need to look within. Current eclipses have pulled up important themes revolving around whether you’re attending to a healthy work-rest balance. You’re not exactly putting everything on hold, but there’s a call to take more time for yourself to recharge. This eclipse helps with the motivation and energy boost needed to deal with the past or private matters, let go of things you no longer need, and attend to your mental and emotional wellness. It’s a great time to clear the decks.
As well, your mental energies quicken from the 13th forward while Mercury is in your sign. You’re more likely to share your ideas and inspiration with others and less inclined to procrastinate or question your goals and dreams. Some misconceptions may come to light, but you’re gaining more confidence in your creative process. A learning, writing, or transportation issue that has been in limbo can show signs of forward movement. In some ways, you feel freer to express yourself this month, perhaps through different channels.
Even so, energy levels can be low much of the month, or you’re redirecting them, and you may want to wait for later to launch significant new endeavors. Watch for taking on too much, leaving you feeling swamped rather than inspired.
You can be a bit withdrawn at times, preferring moments to yourself for reflection and rest. It’s not the best time for demanding or competitive activities. It would help if you had a break from a hectic pace and the critical eyes of others. There are some loose ends to tie this month. Those endeavors or relationships that are private or behind the scenes tend to figure strongly and thrive for the most part. Or, people from your past are in focus. You may be actively seeking opportunities to recharge. It can be an ideal time for seeing things that you’ve missed, for reflecting on the past year, and for envisioning how you’d like to proceed in the future.
Mars moves into your privacy zone on the 13th, and your inner world is animated, often pulling you inward. While this is a time of reorganizing and redirection, this transit is good for recharging yourself so that you can realign with your real, deep desires. You may need to lay to rest some plans or projects that have outgrown their purpose. Honor your needs for extra rest, meditation, privacy, and reflection.
The Full Moon on the 18th can bring a realization about habits and health or work. A matter that you’ve been avoiding may now come to a turning point. You could become aware of the need to manage your daily affairs with more punctuality or determination. You might see a flaw in a plan that sets you on the road to improvement, or events occurring now remind you of the need to manage your time more effectively. As your body demands more renewal and relaxation, you must prioritize finding a better balance between work and rest.
Venus turning retrograde in your sign on the 19th brings up the need to look back before moving forward, perhaps to times when your personal image did more for you than it may be doing now. Watch that you don’t come across as too distant or superficial during this cycle that lasts until January 29th.
Venus entered your sign in early November, boosting your charm and perhaps bringing favors your way. Now with Venus retrograde, it’s a prompt to revise your plans and put off new initiatives until you have more confidence in them. Others may not be getting you, sometimes misunderstanding your intentions, just for now. It’s better to use this time for budgeting rather than buying, resting if you can, and revising plans.
While you are attracting others magnetically, you could be a little withdrawn and hesitant about pushing forward in matters of the heart. It’s a time for looking into your heart and understanding your needs more intimately. Take your time with major decision-making!
The last week of the month brings more energy for personal plans and a resurgence of vitality, although with Mars still hiding in your chart, you have some reservations.
Jupiter heads into your communications sector on the 28th in part two of this transit, this time lasting until May 10th. It’s a great period for building up your skills. You’re excited to learn new things and share your ideas and interests.
Others are taking a particular interest in you and could be talking about you quite a bit as you close out the year. Even with some signals crossing, your personal magnetism runs high.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
You kind find yourself more in demand in December, dear Aquarius. Connections are likely to be quite fruitful. Particularly from the 9th forward, you have a strong sense of priorities, timing, and pacing. A creative or romantic interest blossoms or demands attention around the 18th. The last week of the month can find you more insular. People from the past may take on more importance from the 19th forward. As well, your desires in love can be ambiguous or obscure.
New energy is with you for friendships and long-term goals, and you can be in high spirits, feeling more connected or in touch with your dreams. After the Solar Eclipse on the 4th, it can be a time of more collaboration, involvement with others, and social connection. The changes you make or feel now are likely to be empowering, even if your first instinct is to resist them. Your social life has evolved over the past two years, and now is when this becomes especially evident.
Later in the month, aim to get extra rest and treat any slow-downs as a sign that you may need more time to recoup or reconsider a matter. You are beginning a period best used for emotional renewal, tying up loose ends, and laying low.
You might take the lead on a special project or for a cause that’s important to you. December is very often a sociable month for you, and being a part of a team brings you the most success, even directly. It’s a good time to share your time, ideas, and expertise. People are pleased with your work or contributions, and your inner confidence shines. Relationships with friends and associates assume more importance in your life. You’re happily busy pursuing pet projects or happiness goals.
You may get quite fired up about issues close to your heart with Mars in your solar eleventh house from the 13th. Your feelings about (and relationships with) friends can also be more intense. New ideas are abundant, even if not always supported by people or current circumstances in your life.
Your innovative and enterprising qualities are in fuller play with this Mars transit. There is more natural energy with you for moving your plans forward. Until the 13th, there has been more pressure to push yourself with work or responsibilities, and now this pressure tends to subside considerably. Still, if there have been challenging energies with friends brewing under the surface of things, it can be time to clear the air.
Around the Full Moon on the 18th, there can be a stir with a creative project or romance. A relationship matter may rattle your cage. Something can open your heart to buried feelings and your eyes to situations that need your attention.
You’re likely to see your material affairs strengthening in December. Faith in your ability to handle your responsibilities builds, as well as in making the living you want or attracting the right resources to you. You’re more confident in your intuition with business and financial matters.
Even so, it’s important to take your time on all-new projects, as Venus turns retrograde on the 19th. It’s an excellent time to get in touch with your feelings about a past relationship, but it’s also a vital time for focusing on more personal matters, work, and health. It’s probably best to keep many of your projects and even your affections on the down-low for now. It’s better to hold onto money this month and the next, generally speaking.
Before jumping into something too quickly, consider your options carefully. However, aim to keep your enthusiasm in the process!
As December advances, you find yourself craving more downtime. The best way to truly process and digest recent experiences seems through some relaxation or retreat. You may need to step back from situations to see the whole story. It would benefit you greatly to focus on what you can get rid of to simplify and improve your life going forward, including attitudes or habits. With Mercury and the Sun heading into your solar twelfth house on the 13th and 21st, some withdrawal, extra rest, and time for reflection are appropriate.
This comes at a time when Jupiter leaves your sign, this time for the long haul. It’s a time to slowly but surely get in touch with new goals and aspirations that are powerfully motivating. This new Jupiter transit is strong for your money and resources, and on a psychological level, your self-worth and value. The months ahead are excellent for building on existing resources, a business, or a project and enjoying the rewards of your past efforts.
December 2021 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
December is strong for more focused or constructive activities for you, dear Pisces. You are thinking about what matters and what’s useful, and there’s extra emphasis on your career, long-term goals, or reputation. Nevertheless, it’s also a time of an increasing desire for personal freedom. You recognize that to grow, you need to expand your reach and push the usual boundaries. While December is strong for gaining more control over your career and proving yourself competent, you’re also breaking ground personally.
There can be times this month when you feel that everyone is looking over your shoulder. You’re in higher demand, or responsibilities are in strong focus. A Solar Eclipse occurs on the 4th, bringing additional power to your sector of career and reputation. It can be a time for a promotion, award, or significant turning point. You might come into the limelight somehow, or there can be the need to follow the rules or straighten out an area of your life. Changes in goals, plans, and priorities may be in the pipeline. Decisions about the direction of your career are likely to be finalized as you go forward.
Your career or a special project might pick up the pace. Others recognize your talents and abilities, but the real drive for success emanates from within, as you’re incredibly motivated, ambitious, and goal-oriented this month. It’s a beautiful time for taking charge and sorting problems out. You’re in good shape for proving yourself or feeling satisfied with the improvements you make.
In fact, you can make great strides toward meeting your goals. You might frequently find yourself in situations that require you to be on top of your game, and you’re in a wonderful position to impress. While you can sometimes struggle with your desire for more personal freedoms, you are inclined to keep up appearances with the rest of the world right now.
Mars brings more muscle and motivation to your career, image, status, and responsibilities from the 13th. You’re not in any mood to be told what to do, preferring to lead the way yourself. With Mars the ruler of your income sector, this cycle also points to more confidence about your value or worth, and possibly the pursuit of an income that reflects this. It may be a money peak.
A personal matter can demand your attention around the Full Moon on the 18th. It’s especially beneficial for learning to detach yourself from old, outworn attitudes towards making money and towards personal possessions. Improving your domestic life or living conditions can be a priority, even if it seems you don’t have the time to do so. If you’re feeling without an anchor or game plan, let it redirect and reorient you in constructive ways. Getting more acquainted with your needs and wants can only help your decision-making. Circumstances remind you of the need for improved time and energy management and a better work-life balance.
Venus turns retrograde on the 19th, and friends may seem “on the fence”, hard to reach, or distant. Relationships may be a little complicated now. You might reconnect with a long-lost friend or gain valuable insight into a relationship. Instead, you might be doing a lot of reminiscing, or you could feel stuck on a social level. You or a friend may be dredging up old issues, or distance between you and someone important to you can weigh on you.
It may be important to pull back a little to gain perspective either with your connections or particular projects. It’s best to take your time and avoid trying to rush matters. Let things flow and observe how things are unfolding with as much patience as you can muster. If the pleasure factor has been missing in your social life or with happiness goals, now is the time to recognize the problem.
From the 21st, your social life begins taking more precedence over your professional life. However, you may feel a little withdrawn when it comes to daily communications and light chit-chat, so that extra time for rest and reflection may be in order. There can be a strong sense of support from a friend or a feeling that you’re solid with a person or group that can motivate you. You may be doing some guiding or teaching, and it’s fulfilling.
Near the tail-end of the year, on the 28th, Jupiter moves into your sign. This rewarding transit happens in three steps, the first of which happened from May 13-July 28. You’re now on phase two, and your confidence increases. New ideas and interests can be exciting. It’s a time when you naturally put more faith in yourself and your capabilities. In the months ahead, you’ll be exploring more personal opportunities.
Please note that I write the horoscope summaries over the course of a few days, and I always start with a different sign each month (the current birthday month’s sign). This month, I begin with Sagittarius!
Note that the times on the entire calendar are in EST while EST only begins on the 7th.