*December 2023 Monthly Horoscopes – Summaries*
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
You’re drawn to slightly different experiences and activities this month, dear Aries, with Mars in your spirit sector all month and the Sun there until the 21st. December tends to get a little more serious or business-oriented as it advances. It’s a fine month for learning, breaking the routine, and reaching a little higher. You recognize the need to live your life more fully, although restlessness can predominate until you find your way.
The month begins with a strong desire for extra-curricular activities. You may gain recognition for your written work or ideas. Publishing, learning, and promotional efforts are strong. You enjoy some genuine enthusiasm and desire for new ideas, although, at times, there can be a sense of being held back as your attention is often demanded elsewhere. You might aim to feed your desire for different experiences by adding new or varied activities to your daily routines. Transits inspire you to seek a sense of mission or purpose regarding learning new things, broadening your horizons, reaching a little higher for your goals, publishing, or promotion.
Career and reputation matters can get a little tricky in the second half of the month, but they’re also very often a satisfying area of focus! These matters gain more importance to your sense of well-being. Mercury turns retrograde on the 13th, pointing to the need to rethink goals. You may need to backtrack over work that you thought you’d completed. This eventually works to your advantage, as you’ll be better prepared to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way, knowing what you want. It may be wise to stick to projects already in the works rather than take on brand-new endeavors. Some delays or mix-ups are possible, but do look for opportunities in the second half of the month to make valuable refinements and changes. It can be worth your while to look to the past for answers on how to manage current responsibilities, observe trends, and reconsider past plans and projects.
While Mercury’s retrograde from the 13th forward can confuse some areas of your life, you’re gaining clarity in others. You might revive or renew projects you’ve been working on behind the scenes or shelved in the past, for example, with Neptune turning direct. With Chiron turning direct in your sign, people more readily recognize your charm and unique personality. A pleasant change of pace is in store, and a realization or discovery that pushes you to take charge of your life can come.
Venus spends much of the month in your solar eighth house (from the 4th to the 29th), and you seek more depth from your projects, activities, and relationships. You’re exceptionally skilled at resolving differences during this cycle. Backing or support may be easier to come by, or you might arrive at an attractive arrangement. People are intrigued by you and drawn to you. Someone might entrust you with a secret. You can be motivated by research, a relationship, or passion projects this month. Peaceful agreements regarding money, power, and sharing with a partner, ex-partner, creditor, or debtor can figure strongly.
Increasingly, as December advances, your ambitions and sense of responsibility come to the foreground. The Sun heads to the top of your solar chart on the 21st, and you, similarly, are aiming high. Your ambition is stirring, and your responsibilities are more strongly on your mind. You’re giving more attention to your career, responsibilities, reputation, and long-term goals. There can be an achievement or an increased desire to perform and excel. You’re more goal-oriented, and you’ll carry this with you into the new year. The next day, you gain a deeper understanding of your projects, goals, and needs. Aim to be vigilant about communicating prematurely about matters you don’t have all the facts about in the last week of the month.
The Full Moon on the 26th can stir up excitement or tension in the home, family, personal life, or your emotional world, leading to a new perspective. You’re connecting with your true feelings and inner needs, which can lead to creative ideas. Home life can need extra attention.
From the 30th, money matters improve, and they’re set to take off further in the months ahead as Jupiter turns direct in your resources sector. Alternatively, this transit can be about your assets, including your talents. You might purchase or receive something you’ve always wanted, or you’re especially fond of taking care of or improving prized possessions.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
December brings a strong need for inner change, growth, transformation, and self-mastery, dear Taurus. Your conviction to rid yourself of bad habits is potent. Still, as the month advances, your focus turns outward. At the tail-end of the month, Jupiter turns direct in your sign, enhancing you further. But before then, the month slow-drips plenty of helpful boosts.
However, there can be some delays or complications during Mercury’s retrograde from the 13th through to the end of the month/year. You have a strong interest in broadening your mental experiences, in general, and finding expression of your personality through them, perhaps through higher education or exploring different philosophies. However, there can be problems with speaking too soon with Mercury retrograde. It may be better to wait to make big financial and emotional decisions until you see things more clearly.
There are substantial opportunities to expand your finances, possibly through a partner, promoting others’ talents, or handling others’ resources. While it’s not an “all systems go” period just yet, obstacles are clearing. Relationships smooth over and deepen. It’s an excellent time for compromise, negotiations, harmony, and balance. Passion, intimacy, partnership, learning, friendship, and adventure make up the broader themes of December and are areas of increased focus and opportunity.
Close relationships tend to fare especially well for you in December. Venus spends much of the month in your partnership sector (from the 4th to the 29th). You’re inclined to put more loving attention into your interactions, and the rewards for doing so are great. Others see you in a very positive light. A sense of stability and faithfulness in love and friendship can motivate you now.
Mercury is retrograde from the 13th onwards, reinforcing the need to slow down before pushing forward. You may need to review educational plans, or there can be some mix-ups that introduce delays into your life. You’ll benefit from looking at things from a new or different perspective, however, so even if blocks are irritating, you might get the chance to reconsider certain plans to your advantage.
While there can be some slowdowns with Mercury’s retrograde, some uncertainties are clearing up this month, especially regarding your social life and your past. New ideas and approaches to your social life can emerge and empower you. Helping others or learning new things can be especially pleasurable.
The New Moon on the 12th can prompt you to get a handle on your intimate or financial life. Retrograde Mercury returns to your intimacy sector on the 23rd, and if problems are re-emerging, then it’s time to look at them a little differently, perhaps by seeing more details or looking at the larger perspective.
The Sun moves into harmony with your sign and into your spirit sector on the 21st, launching a month-long cycle in which you feel more spirited, vibrant, and connected to your dreams and goals. You’re outgoing or adventurous, and a breath of fresh air on mental levels is vital for your well-being.
The Full Moon on the 26th can bring excitement or tension to your communications, daily affairs, transportation, neighborhood, personal interests, or contacts. A new perspective on any of these matters can emerge. It can open your eyes to the need to express yourself more fully, which can color much of what you do in the last week of the year. It may be a hectic time, but it’s also a period of discovering feelings that have been building or that you’ve avoided and kept at bay–and then embracing them. There can be an epiphany about your daily affairs, mobility, studies, general mental outlook, and communications.
With Jupiter’s direct turn on the 30th, benefits come from reaching out and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Your ability to take things as they come is helpful, and your positive attitude tends to attract attention. Your confidence and faith build. You become more precise about what you want, and by extension, the signals you give off to others are clearer. You are getting ready to grab opportunities and go after exactly what you want.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
Relationship matters are lively in December, dear Gemini, and there’s a strong focus on your social life or a significant relationship. At the same time, you find more joy in your daily life and self-care for much of the month. The potential for a well-balanced period is strong.
You’re working on making your connections work this month. There can be both conflicts and resolutions of note. The New Moon on the 12th ushers in new energy for forming a partnership or improving one. Relationship goals become clearer. It’s also strong for seeing yourself through others’ eyes and finding ways to bring more balance and harmony to your life in general. Energetically, it may not be the most potent time for personal plans, but focusing on connecting well with others can give your life a real boost.
But while there’s a general emphasis on relationships and others, the month is peppered with opportunities for personal progress, happiness, and recognition. You can be in high demand this month. Financial matters should be reviewed beginning on the 13th. Take your time before taking on new investments and loans during Mercury’s retrograde from the 13th through to the end of the month/year. You could discover that you frequently turn to the past to better understand the present. This is a beneficial process, in fact.
Although some areas of life can see some delays or misunderstandings, other life departments are clarifying: Neptune, Chiron, and Jupiter end their retrogrades. There can be some second chances to work things out. December eases you forward with career, reputation, and friendships, and January is set to excite and encourage you further. You’re taking steps to improve your position.
Even if some communication channels seem less effective in the second half of the month, the situation can motivate you to find new and creative ways to get your message across.
December features some very supportive influences for your practical affairs and partnerships. Relationships and negotiations are in focus. Even with some backtracking, you’re coming out ahead.
It certainly helps that you have boosted charisma at work or in your daily affairs with Venus moving through your work and health sector much of the month (from the 4th to the 29th). It’s a fine time to smooth over problem areas with your daily routines. Social or love opportunities may emerge as you pursue your work or health goals. You might partner up to get work done or to accomplish fitness goals.
Most importantly, you’re ready to create a better environment in your everyday life. Enjoying your work, chores, or routines can figure strongly. Combining work and play comes naturally and works well for you. There can be the excitement of redesigning or reorganizing your personal space.
With the Sun’s move into your solar eighth house on the 21st, much is happening under the hood with your intimate life, money matters, or support. The chances of smoothing over a disagreement or attracting the support you need are high. New thinking on financial matters, recent decisions, or intimate relationships is especially notable around the 22nd. This can be about moving along a new path, but it can also be about putting a mental focus behind you, particularly if you’ve been dwelling on a past relationship or problem that is draining you of energy and keeping you stuck in the past.
The Full Moon on the 26th can open your eyes to the need (or desire) to manage your resources. These newly awakened feelings may color many of your choices in the final days of the year. You might gain a new understanding of where you’d like to go. How to deal with a money matter or predicament surrounding personal possessions or an intimate relationship can become more evident.
You recognize the need to take better care of yourself and your resources at this time, and it’s a good move! You’re likely to have a moment of great clarity that helps you to establish your priorities.
You are in a development stage with Jupiter transiting your privacy sector until May, when this confidence-boosting planet will head into your sign. For now, you’re clearing the decks, and Jupiter’s direct motion starting on the 30th helps you do so with a stronger sense of purpose. The months ahead are golden for the culmination of projects and introspection as you prepare for a more visible and outgoing period. Jupiter’s direct turn improves your outlook and faith that you can put troubling matters behind you. Blocks can lift for projects or initiatives that have stalled.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
December brings strong energy for moving ahead with work, chores, and wellness routines, dear Cancer, and improvements are empowering. Getting organized and back on track is the focus, and you have plenty of energy, enthusiasm, and motivation to get things done. Fortunately, you’re also rounding out your life with non-routine experiences, connections, and ideas.
Look for opportunities to grow and expand your skills, a business, or project and improve your self-care programs. It’s best to watch for overwork this month–don’t push yourself too hard. You’ll want to tap into your strong enthusiasm for getting things done but recognize when you’re going too hard.
After the New Moon on the 12th, you’re especially ready to take charge. Self-improvement through better routines is a strong focus. Some discouragement or disillusionment can lead to a strong desire to make improvements. In fact, the desire to enjoy yourself more fully can motivate you to make needed changes. You’ll pay special attention to getting things right, fixing errors, and sorting things out. It’s not the time to push something big–instead, look at the details and get the smaller, essential jobs out of the way.
You’re also finding the time to pursue other interests and activities that help nourish your soul. Your romantic or creative life is brighter and happier, and you get special help from Venus, who spends most of December in harmony with your sign (from the 4th to the 29th), boosting your appeal and personal confidence, and perhaps winning you some admirers.
Your magnetism and sense of fun are strong. You not only share your affection more freely, but you also receive love and compliments more confidently.
Look at past projects for ideas and inspiration and focus on editing and improving from the 13th forward, when Mercury is retrograde through to the end of the month/year. Aim to get a project right before moving forward or releasing it. It’s a strong time for revising and perfecting. Take the time to work hard at something you love or something you believe in, as you can make significant progress. From the 13th to the 23rd, there can be slowdowns or delays related to a significant person in your life.
The 21st brings the Sun into your partnership sector, and your relationships grow in relevance. Besides recognizing the need for support and companionship, you’re finding ways to better balance and smooth out your life. You’re well-positioned to attract someone’s support and confidence.
Listen to your intuition on the 22nd, when ideas for the future can be golden. You may not know all the details just yet, but that’s just fine–it’s more about the vision now. You benefit from the ability to see the dysfunctional elements of the past, and new insight can nudge you along a different path. A partner can have much to contribute now, or you might make significant mental discoveries through a one-on-one conversation.
Retrograde Mercury returns to your health and work sector on the 23rd, alerting you to projects or programs that require a second look.
The Full Moon on the 26th is in your sign, and it promises a “big reveal” or an awakening to your true feelings on a matter. You will likely come to a personal epiphany as you recognize feelings that you may have buried due to recent busyness or distraction. This lunation puts you in the spotlight – you are in demand! Knowing your heart is empowering, even if you don’t yet have a plan set in stone for going after what you want, and it’s a beautiful way to close out the year.
Jupiter’s direct motion on the 30th contributes to hopefulness about your friendships and long-term plans. Essentially, this shift brings your social life to life! This energy picks up in the months ahead. Connecting brings joy, and there can be a stronger connection with friends or a group. You can successfully combine working towards your own personal goals and contributing to a team effort.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Leo:
December brings creative, romantic, and heartwarming themes to your life, dear Leo. You find it especially easy to pursue your desires, and your propositions are well-received. Your social life can improve significantly this month. Increasingly, as the month advances, your focus turns to work and practical matters.
There is a strong focus on both work and play this month–but mostly play! Recreation, romance, creativity, hobbies, or children can be sources of increased pride, and involvement in these areas of life rises now. December is a month for finding ways to enjoy and express yourself more fully. It’s a time to connect with your heart.
The New Moon on the 12th can usher in a new beginning with love, romance, creativity, pleasure, entertainment, or leisure.
Mercury turns retrogrades on the 13th, beginning in your work and health sector. It’s a time to backtrack and review what needs changing or improving in these areas. It might feel as if things are stalling or even moving backward, but in fact, you have the chance to make important refinements to your plans. Perfecting your particular craft comes naturally. You’ll also benefit from catching your breath and reviewing recent projects. It’s a time for repairs and refinements of creative pursuits as well.
Even with this retrograde that runs to the end of the month/year, December should bring a subtle sense that you’re moving forward in various life departments. Studies, legal matters, publishing, career, money, and intimacy are areas that see steady progress.
With Venus moving into your solar fourth house on the 4th, you’re well-positioned to enjoy your domestic world. Venus warms this area of your solar chart for most of the month–until the 29th–softening any rough edges around the home. You seek more harmony, comfort, beauty, and balance in your home environment and family life. Safety, prosperity, and familiarity drive your love life, spending habits, and pastimes or pleasures. Real estate matters can be favorable now. You gain inspiration from deeper connections with a person or project, private matters, family connections, and realizations or discoveries about psychological issues. There can be notable agreements and favorable circumstances surrounding living conditions.
The 21st amplifies the work and health theme. You’ll focus on building skills, improving your daily routines, and ditching bad habits in the month following this date. You begin to invest more time and energy into your work and wellness programs. You also give more thought to self-care or self-improvement programs.
You’re beginning to see old routines, work projects, and ventures in a brand-new light. While it’s not yet the time for new launches, it can be a turning point with thinking on these matters, putting you on the path towards increased clarity.
A Full Moon on the 26th reminds you to pay special attention to rest and spiritual nourishment. If you’ve been overworking or overlooking your emotional health, this lunation encourages you to slow down and balance things out. With revelations now, you gain a new perspective on rest, reflection, downtime, and tying up loose ends or putting a project to an end. You’ll enjoy opportunities to recognize any feelings you’ve kept at bay or otherwise suppressed, clarifying your vision as you close out the year. Venus moves into harmony with your sign on the 29th, boosting the pleasure factor in your life as you greet the new year.
Especially with Jupiter’s direct turn on the 30th, you enjoy more optimism about your career or general life direction. Meaningful work is a real possibility now and in the coming months. You are easing back into a power period for work, recognition, and promotion until May. Professional and reputation matters gain clarity, slowly but surely. Although it can take time to get back on track, you will likely see subtle improvements in these areas. The motivation to pursue a particular course or path, possibly a business venture, is building.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
December holds a strong domestic theme for you, dear Virgo. You’re paying more attention and pouring more energy into family, living conditions, and nesting. Your instincts are strong in these areas! Romantic and creative energy increases as the month advances.
Home life requires more attention than usual and can involve some problems that need resolution. You can enjoy excellent opportunities for improving your home life. Aim to draw upon the initiative and energy of Mars in your home and family sector (all month) to get things done! With Mars here, you might also get in touch with buried resentments that can frustrate you enough to make changes. You may be defending, rallying for, or motivating family now. Your home life or inner life can be animated, colorful, and busy.
The New Moon on the 12th can usher in new beginnings and approaches related to your family, domestic world, or living conditions and arrangements.
The month is often on the quiet side with an emphasis on your sector of home and family and your ruling planet retrograde from the 13th. There’s a general need or desire to look to the past before moving forward.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 13th, offering you the chance (or need) to review your goals with the creative or playful side of your life, and this can be a blessing in disguise. Now is the time to process and digest recent events and ideas.
Mercury’s retrograde begins in your romance and creativity sector on the 13th and then moves into your home and family sector on the 23rd. Reviving or reworking old projects are possible themes. While you shouldn’t get stuck in the past, a review is appropriate and possibly profitable and beneficial. You might breathe new life into old projects or consider ways to break out of a rut.
But while some areas of life seem a little slow or up in the air, other life departments are clearing. A feeling of a breakthrough or turning point with a close relationship is possible. You might be surprised to discover an ally or a newfound faith in someone you already know. A money, support, or intimacy matter can also nudge forward.
Venus spends much of the month (the 4th to the 29th) in your communications house, lacing the month with a lively spirit. You present your ideas and comments with charm and ease during this cycle. Making social connections and sharing your thoughts come more smoothly and naturally. Your studies, interests, learning, and connecting are more enjoyable and satisfying. It’s a good time to expand your mind and connect with others through the mind. Falling in love through the power of words is not out of the question. You have a stronger sense than usual about what ideas have the true potential for success in the long term.
This influence can also bring pleasant opportunities for mental stimulation and variety. There may be a surprising new attraction, craving, or special topic of interest. It’s a great time for personal appeal on a mental level. You might discover new and more satisfying ways to express yourself–you’re expanding your options! You express both your feelings and ideas with the same ease. This transit can help buffer some of the misunderstandings Mercury’s retrograde can bring.
From the 21st, expressing yourself creatively helps you define and understand yourself better. Love, love affairs, and other social activities are in stronger focus. The Sun heads into your sector of joy, pleasure, pastimes, and creativity, encouraging you to follow your heart. On the 22nd, you might see a past matter related to hobbies, creativity, romance, or children in a brand new way. The information, conversations, or connections you make at this time can be especially meaningful.
The Full Moon on the 26th stirs your social life. There can be emotional revelations about people in your life and your need for them or about your place in a group, with friends, or in the community. While feelings are big now, it may not be the time to act on them. This lunation opens your heart to the need for true friendship. Unrecognized feelings emerging now may be about someone or can serve to rekindle an interest in a project you haven’t yet fully pursued.
Jupiter turns direct on the 30th, and you can feel you’re turning a corner with your outlook. Publishing or learning matters can move forward, perhaps after some limbo. Delays lift, or news arrives that renews your motivation for these pursuits. You close the year with budding enthusiasm and optimism.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
December can be a mentally busy month, dear Libra, although as it advances, you pay more attention to rest, comfort, and quiet. In the meantime, there can be much communication, daily activity, learning, and connecting.
You have a stronger desire than usual to communicate and connect this month. It’s possible siblings, relatives, or neighbors play a more vital role in your life, or your curiosity and need for variety can lead to a busy pace. There is much to deal with in the short term, but you can also find time for long-term vision and planning. Watch for overstraining on physical, emotional, and mental levels. Otherwise, it’s a strong month for learning, particularly self-taught or home-learning endeavors.
There are both challenges and rewards to your studies, communications, and connections. You’re generally more communicative in December. It can be a big idea month, and it’s quite excellent for reaching out to others, although there can be times when you feel you have too much on your plate, and you can be a little scattered as a result. Dealing with errands and short trips may be more frequent but can also lead to some nice opportunities.
Your communications, teachings, studies, ideas, and writing may be a little hasty at times, and you can sometimes feel mentally wired. However, you enjoy greater passion and motivation to learn or produce. You learn best when teaching yourself or engaging in self-study this month.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 13th, bringing on some delays, obstacles, or slowdowns. However, there is much to enjoy and learn, even if (and perhaps because) you’re waiting.
While some key areas of your life can feel slow-moving or up in the air, the motivation to renew health/wellness programs can return. Partnerships feel lighter or more straightforward.
The New Moon on the 12th can usher in a new beginning with your daily affairs, communications, contacts, and personal interests. You’ll have to juggle, but the central focus should be on keeping your daily affairs in order.
Venus spends much of the month (from the 4th to the 29th) encouraging you to enjoy yourself. The focus is on building or enjoying your resources, and attracting the right things to you comes naturally. Getting along well with others can be one way to boost your business or income. There can be relaxing moments to enjoy, explore, and develop your talents. You might also more fully enjoy activities that soothe, comfort, and boost your confidence.
As the month advances, things slowly but surely settle down for you as you gear up for a home-centered, back-to-roots time. It’s not only about improving your life at home or with family; it’s also about getting in touch with your needs and desires. Domestic matters assume more importance from the 21st forward. As exciting as your projects and interactions have been in the past weeks, you’re beginning to crave more downtime and the comfort of familiar settings.
Through new information, musings, conversations, or meetings around the 22nd, you may gain further insight into past matters, particularly related to childhood or family and home life. These can lead to new ideas and directions that are significant for you.
Retrograde Mercury returns to your communications sector on the 23rd, and matters surrounding studies, transportation, and essential communications can involve some confusion, delays, or backtracking. However, this can be a good time for doing some catch-up work–you may very well enjoy yourself as you do.
The Full Moon on the 26th can bring a work matter to a head. You can find yourself in high demand! You might awaken to a new calling or a fresh idea of where you want to head with your life. This Full Moon can reveal how vital meeting your responsibilities and thriving in your work or performing at your peak is to the rest of your life. You need to feel good about your performance so that other projects and endeavors can thrive and you can feel more comfortable in your personal life.
With Jupiter’s direct turn on the 30th, you’ll gradually see improvements or forward motion with your intimate life or finances as you close out the month/year. You feel more confident about dealing with tricky emotions and complicated problems. Personal charisma increases, and leaving a bad habit behind feels right.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Scorpio:
December is strong for both settling in and enjoying yourself and building something important to you, dear Scorpio. You’re more interested in security and long-term endeavors than you are in the excitement of the moment. As such, you have more patience to draw upon, and it’s powerful. The desire to boost your income is with you. As long as you avoid impulse buys, you will come out ahead!
Around the New Moon on the 12th, you might realize the need for a fresh start/approach with money, income, valuables, self-esteem, or comfort matters.
Another theme threading through the month is an increasing need to communicate and connect. Mercury’s retrograde from the 13th forward can introduce some obstacles in these areas, however. Small repairs may be necessary with devices, for example. You may be reviewing different elements of your life and wondering where things are going. While this phase might lead to some misunderstandings, you’re sure to find alternative ways to express yourself. If you focus on taking care of projects and pursuits that are already underway, this can be an enriching period. Efforts made towards editing, revising, refining, and reviving seem well worth your time.
There’s a pleasing forward movement to your finances or practical affairs as you begin the month, but from the 23rd onward, you may need to review money matters or slow down on a business endeavor.
But while some life departments seem a little plugged up or sluggish, others are opening. For one, you’re rebuilding your spirit for hobbies, leisure, and romance. For another, work and health matters see some forward movement. Partnerships feel clearer and more joyful.
Still, self-empowerment is an important theme this month. Becoming less dependent on others, not only or necessarily financially but emotionally, is a focus, and it works well for you. It can be a stellar time for putting more faith and confidence in your talents or ability to earn, provide, and contribute. You’re seeking more security and comfort and prepared to take the necessary steps toward these ends.
December brings Venus into your sign. From the 4th to the 29th, you feel freer, more appreciated, and more interested in enjoying yourself. Personal attraction and positive attention are on your side. You look good, and you’re framed in a good light! You open yourself to pleasure and love, and your affections are solid and clear. People notice and want you more than usual, and you project more warmth.
Venus in your sign most of the month encourages confidence in what you have to offer the world. Make time and room for improvising and enjoying yourself, perhaps letting things flow and loosening up on a matter that has wound you all up.
From the 21st, you can quite enjoy studying, teaching, and connecting. You’re likely to have many different interests or projects going that excite and motivate you. While life is busy, it feels energizing rather than chaotic to you.
The Full Moon on the 26th highlights learning, publishing, and announcements, although you may want to wait before acting on new information that emerges then. Full Moons are about acknowledging and embracing your feelings, not always about acting upon them immediately. Waiting until you’ve processed your discoveries is wise now.
As you close out the year, more excitement can surround your ideas, philosophy, communications, connections, sense of adventure, and urge to truly live and experience things rather than go through the motions. Epiphanies occurring now lead to a new perspective. Unmet and unspoken needs are likely to find a platform now.
Jupiter’s direct turn in your partnership sector on the 30th is another breath of fresh air, putting you in a better position to see the benefits of partnering in the future. Or, there could be more helpful, happy, or pleasing people coming (or coming back) into your life. You can find much joy in feeling part of a partnership or close friendship.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
December is strong for self-development, dear Sagittarius, and you can find yourself quite devoted to achieving your personal goals. Later in the month, you’ll enjoy settling in, building, and planning. You have a lot of energy to pursue your interests, and you have the backing of others to motivate you further. The 7th is particularly strong for appeal and confidence.
Certainly, you have a greater desire to be independent and take care of your own needs this month. Try not to overshoot, as you can sometimes feel invincible with Mars in your sign (all month) and the Sun there until the 21st. Mercury’s retrograde begins on the 13th and runs until the end of the month/year. This means some review is necessary before moving forward, particularly regarding your finances, but with retro Mercury heading into your sign on the 23rd, with your personal endeavors as well.
While this is a time of personal power each year, a reflective turn is possible with Venus in your privacy sector from the 4th to the 29th and Jupiter, your ruler, retrograde until the 30th. This Venus transit mostly affects your pleasures, love, and taste, and it encourages spending more time to yourself, going under the radar in some areas of life, and sorting out or processing your feelings.
Note that Mercury turns retrograde on the 13th in your finances sector and dips back into your sign on the 23rd. The need to review your finances or budget can emerge. It’s a period for looking to the past for answers to current problems or delaying some matters while you make changes and refinements, especially concerning money and things.
While you have personal presence and power in December, you can be rather hard to get in touch with on some levels. Whether this translates as being a little hard to get, withdrawn, or aloof, it’s a time for looking behind you in order that you can better see your next step forward.
External or material achievement assumes less significance to you than what’s happening in your private life for much of December. You may be a little tentative about your affections or pastimes. Perhaps you instinctively sense that you’re not quite ready for brand new beginnings in some areas, although the New Moon on the 12th can clear the state, helping you reinvent yourself.
This New Moon in your sign is all about you and presenting a new look, image, or more authentic version of “you” to the world. Yes, you’re still reflecting and considering your next step, but you have more power than usual to take charge and make an impact in the days after this lunation. It’s a time for a new beginning of sorts. While it can cause a few ripples on the home front or with family, you’re well-positioned to leave an unhappy situation behind you. If you’ve had the feeling of being in the background, overlooked, or ignored, you’ll want to make changes now.
You have fantastic support for turning over a new leaf in the weeks ahead of this lunation, even if there are some challenges juggling everything you want to accomplish.
From the 21st forward, you pour more energy into building your money, resources, and talents. Taking care of valuables and attending to prized personal possessions can be part of the picture. Putting effort into creating a comfortable, updated, or otherwise improved home life can be rewarding.
You can be exceptionally motivated to improve your financial state, but new initiatives may need some review and extra thought before moving forward. These uncertainties should clear up shortly into the new year, however.
Around the Full Moon on the 26th, there can be new information about finances or a reveal of intimate feelings that rocks your world a little, nudging you in a new direction. Revelations related to debts, support, what you owe, and dependencies are meaningful now since they lead to a new perspective. Unpredictability can stir up problems, but this is also a highly creative, stimulating time for connecting with your true feelings on a matter. Don’t put pressure on yourself – let things unfold. Pay attention if you get the sense that you’re not quite ready for a plan to come together yet, and take more time if it feels right to do so.
From the 29th forward, Venus transits your sign, bringing pleasant attention your way. While you have personal presence and power this month, you can be rather hard to get in touch with on some levels until this date. Magnetism is powerful–you’re turning heads.
Furthermore, your ruling planet turns direct on the 30th after retrograde motion since early September. A winning attitude attracts favorable circumstances, mainly related to work and business, and the chance to make your daily life or chores better, and even joyful can emerge. You may see what was blocking you in the past as you slow down, savor, and observe. At the same time, motivation for work and health programs increases. The next several months are excellent for work, services, and health benefits. For now, you’re easing forward, and it feels comfortable.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
While you begin the month mentally active and raring to go, dear Capricorn, in many life departments, December begins a bit sluggishly, at least on the surface of things. Behind the scenes, however, can be a different story! You have a lot going on under the hood. As well, December may be a slow burn, but it revs up as you go along. Fortunately, some time taken to rest and reflect this month can be time well spent.
The month holds some powerful and exciting developments. The last week brings more overtly empowering experiences, when the desire or need to start fresh overcomes you, but there are a number of helpful nudges along the way. Bodies turning direct after months of retrograde motion include Neptune, Chiron, and Jupiter. You’re more likely to share your ideas and inspiration with others and less inclined to procrastinate or question your goals and dreams. You’re also rebuilding your faith in your projects, learning, studies, and relationships.
The first few weeks are quiet. For some, it’s about letting go. For example, you might eliminate something significant you no longer need. Sometimes, it’s about turning the other cheek. Either way, it can be liberating. It’s a good time for winding down, healing, and processing. Mercury’s retrograde in your sign from the 13th also suggests some withdrawal and introspection.
Your voice and curiosity are stronger, but there may be the need to look to the past for answers before pushing forward. Watch for talking about something prematurely, especially from the 12th to the 23rd. Some personal plans may stall or appear to move backward when, in fact, they can benefit from a review. There will be times when pausing and allowing your emotions to catch up with your mind can serve you well. As such, delays occurring now can be blessings in disguise.
With Venus in your social sector from the 4th to the 29th, however, you are balancing your attention to your private life and social life well. While some introspection is great for you now, Venus here enhances your appeal and enjoyment of others. Friendships or your popularity can receive a nice boost. You are more willing than usual to accommodate, change, and grow in your interactions and far less likely to stick with old patterns that are no longer performing. Business income is in better shape.
The New Moon on the 12th can usher in a fresh start with endings and closure, rest, regeneration, and emotional healing. This is a time for allowing yourself time to detox, process, and digest. You’ll have to do some juggling, but the major focus should be on getting your inner world and private life in order.
The 21st forward is more visible for you, and the 22nd is powerful for the very beginnings of a significant new idea. The Sun heads into your sign on the 21st, and in the month ahead of this date, you’re in great shape to find yourself. This brings you into the personal spotlight. Mercury moves back into your privacy sector on the 23rd, and more rumination is likely. Looking at past projects with new eyes can figure strongly now. While the Sun is newly in your sign when this happens, and you have more clout and personal presence, there can be some mystery surrounding you. Decision-making may be particularly challenging but simply requires more time. Your mind may be looping back to the same old problems.
Still, you appreciate small accomplishments, and you find it easy to apply yourself to mental and learning pursuits that promise rewards down the road. Studies, training, and skills development can be in positive focus.
The Full Moon on the 26th brings a relationship into high focus. Support from others is forthcoming. A new perspective on areas of dependence or connectedness can result. Unpredictability can stir up problems now, but this is also a highly creative, stimulating time for connecting with your true feelings on a project or relationship.
Jupiter’s direct turn in your romance and creativity sector on the 30th gives the green light for romance, arts, and entertainment. It ushers in hope and optimism as you close this year and begin the next, particularly about a creative project or a romantic relationship. Your spirit to enjoy life is building.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
Your focus is often on your social life and happiness goals this month, dear Aquarius. These are areas of more activity and excitement. For much of December, others see you in a good light, and you enjoy your responsibilities, work, or reputation more than usual. Even with a busy calendar, you seem to enjoy even the most hectic moments, but as the month advances, you take more and more time for yourself to unwind, process, and reflect.
From the New Moon on the 12th, you have a chance to start fresh with a friendship or enjoy the beginning steps of fulfilling a long-term dream. Others’ demands on your time can be large this month. You may join or lead clubs and groups, or group activities and associations could be avenues for fulfilling your own goals. You can be called upon to become more involved or to contribute to the group/community. You’re looking for inspiration.
It’s also an excellent month for progressive ideas and initiative in business and with money. You are discovering new ways of earning, spending, and saving money, and it’s exciting! Although you are not moving forward quickly in many other life departments quite yet, events behind the scenes are at play, conspiring to get you back into high gear. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to boost your spirits and emotional health through social connections, networking, healing activities, rest, and loving or supportive relationships.
Several bodies turn direct this month, for example, encouraging subtle forward movement and clarity. A money matter that was in limbo may now be released and progress forward. Certain projects look more hopeful. It’s a time of the reinvigoration of your spirit, imagination, and perhaps your more fanciful dreams or plans.
Venus moves to the top of your solar chart on the 4th and, until the 29th, helps boost your reputation, goals, and responsibilities. Cooperation has its share of rewards. This influence is super for your public image and professional endeavors. You project your value and worth to associates and those in authority, which can positively impact your income, if not now, down the road. You’re selling yourself in your career this month, and you have a particular influence on others.
While it’s a generally good time to harmonize with others, Mercury’s retrograde, beginning in your privacy sector on the 13th, suggests some possible delays or misunderstandings. Some recent decisions or new projects can require reconsideration. It’s a time for redoing and refining work that is already underway, for journaling, and for backtracking over the past to find answers that were not obvious then but entirely relevant now.
On the 21st, the Sun begins its month-long trek through your privacy sector. This yearly event precedes your powerful birthday month and is an important time for looking at what attitudes, circumstances, and dead weights need to go before you begin anew. Carving out time for extra rest, meditation, and reflection is especially helpful now. You might see old problems or projects in a new light.
Listen to your intuition on the 22nd, when ideas for the future can be golden. You may not know all the details yet, but that’s just fine–it’s about the vision now. Retrograde Mercury retreats into your social sector on the 23rd, where it will remain for the rest of its retrograde cycle (until January 1st) and beyond. Communications with associates, groups, and friends can be subject to misunderstandings. New approaches are necessary for old problems, and while a resolution is not likely to come just yet, you can lay some groundwork now.
The last week of the month opens your eyes to a work or health matter that needs your attention, especially around the Full Moon on the 26th. Balancing work and rest becomes a priority, and it’s rewarding. It can be a highly creative, stimulating time for connecting with your true feelings on self-care or your chores, services, or job.
With Jupiter’s direct turn on the 30th, you find it easier to focus on the big picture and make peace with the past. Family and domestic affairs improve. This turnaround increases your enthusiasm and joy, particularly in your emotions, home life, and personal world.
December 2023 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
December is one of the more ambitious periods of the year for you, dear Pisces. You have Mars at the top of your solar chart all month and the Sun there until the 21st, and you’re taking charge of your life! You’re more noticeable and quite readily make your mark. At the same time, lovely Venus moves in harmony with your sign much of the month, boosting your appeal and enjoyment.
The month’s energies often motivate you to make solid plans that give you a stronger sense of purpose and direction. Career and responsibilities are more demanding in December, or you’re paying these things more attention. It can be a time to take charge of your work, manage others, take the lead, and make strides toward your broader goals. You’re willing to put in the legwork and just the right amount of extra effort to shine–or even outshine–past performance.
Venus, in a compatible sign most of the month (from the 4th to the 29th), attracts rather than pursues, so you have both yin and yang energies going for you now. Life is exciting! Venus here brings your feelings and affections into the light after weeks of reflection. You’re more likely to embrace the moment.
This position of Venus can also highlight and enhance your naturally attractive qualities. You are looking for more unique and exciting experiences and ideas. Connecting with others through your interests can figure strongly. Indeed, you need to live and love more freely rather than spending too much time worrying about problems. Publishing can be profitable. The connections you make with people with diverse backgrounds or beliefs can stand out as especially enjoyable and beneficial.
While the month does push you to reach your goals, it’s also strong for connecting with others in affirming, positive, and helpful ways. You might enjoy interesting topics, debates, or educational entertainment. Studies can be fun, and you gravitate to people who are genuine, generous, and honest.
After the 13th, work is still effective, but editing and refining current projects are preferred. You’re in a fabulous position to rethink long-term goals or career and business moves from the 23rd forward. Mercury’s retrograde from the 13th forward points to the need to review your connections, associations, and perhaps some of your career or life-path plans. Past friendships can figure more strongly in your life.
Neptune’s direct turn on the 6th contributes to a greater sense of well-being. There can be forward motion in projects or personal plans, or you have more confidence and faith in your dreams. Something can inspire you to reach for greater heights. Neptune was retrograde for just over five months, and its shift can reinvigorate you on spiritual levels. You might approach the world in more empowered ways. You could arrive at new and improved ways of presenting yourself to others or approaching new things in your life.
The Sun moves into your friendship sector on the 21st, and then a Full Moon occurs in your sector of joy on the 26th, coloring the energies of the final week of the year with some social fireworks. It can be a romantic time, and this lunation may very well offer you a beautiful opportunity to understand your longings and needs more clearly, mainly related to creative and romantic matters. You’re in the position to see your heart’s desire, and it can be fantastic for creative vision.
On the 23rd, retrograde Mercury heads back into your public and professional sector, and it’s important to pay more attention to what you’re communicating, particularly in public or professional settings. You may be too quick to jump to conclusions, but keep in mind that information is likely incomplete. Venus moves into this same area of your chart on the 29th, helping boost your reputation and enjoyment in pursuing your more worldly goals or ambitions.
The end of the month/year is looking up: Jupiter ends its retrograde on the 30th, just a couple of days before Mercury does the same. Learning, communication, and transportation are highly favored. The motivation to pursue personal interests increases, and this will get even better in the next several months. You may return to old or abandoned dreams, studies, and plans with new excitement.