Add These Dates to Your G-Cal:
- December 1: Mercury enters Capricorn
- December 4: Venus enters Scorpio
- December 12: New Moon in Sagittarius
- December 12: Mercury Retrograde begins in Capricorn
- December 21: Capricorn season begins
- December 22: Mercury Retrograde enters Sagittarius
- December 26: Full Moon in Cancer
- December 29: Venus enters Sagittarius
You’re organizing your life as you finish up Sagittarius season, Cancer. Having your affairs in order and establishing a solid work-life balance will bring you more clarity over the coming weeks. Once Capricorn season begins mid-month, your attention turns to your close relationships. Couples may be discussing future plans and singles might feel ready to put more effort into dating.
The month starts off on December 1 with Mercury, the planet of information and communication, moving into Capricorn. Get ready to answer some emails—more people are craving your input! Collaborative opportunities may arrive. You’re fighting the urge to default into old toxic relationship patterns on December 3, when Venus in Libra collides into Pluto in Capricorn. This can be an important day to call out any unhealthy power dynamics or address taboo topics. Venus, the planet of love and blessings, moves into Scorpio on December 4, bringing exciting news your way. You’re feeling full of inspiration. Drama and excitement take over your romantic life on December 9 when Venus in Scorpio spends time with Jupiter in Taurus. This can bring over-the-top energy and good news.
A New Moon in Sagittarius on December 12 encourages you to rework your daily habits and routine. What behaviors have you been wanting to cut out of your life, but have been resisting or avoiding? Today’s the day to make that change permanent. You may also be embarking on a new personal or professional project that requires much of your dedication and focus. You may need to set stronger boundaries around your personal time if others are asking too much of you. On the same day, Mercury goes retrograde in Capricorn, bringing old flames and connections back into your life. Maybe your ex is in town for the holidays or you’re reconnecting with friends you lost touch with. Either way, you get to decide who is worthy of reappearing in your life.
A brush of luck arrives on December 18 when Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn connects with Jupiter in Taurus. Despite the retrograde, conversations and discussions experience a dash of forward momentum today. This is a great day for networking and sharing your ideas far and wide. Shock and surprise take over your romantic life on December 20 when Venus in Scorpio stares down Uranus in Taurus. Couples on shaky foundations may decide to call it quits, you could have an unexpected run-in with an ex, or perhaps you’re feeling ready to try out an unexplored kink. A sudden rush of creativity and inspiration may also find you.
The Sun enters Capricorn and the winter solstice takes place on December 21, putting more of an emphasis on your one-on-one relationships. This Capricorn season, you’re making time for the important people in your life and eager to discuss future plans. Important conversations take place in your relationships on December 22 when the Sun and Mercury, both in Capricorn, meet at the same point in the sky. If you’ve been feeling uncertain about a romantic relationship, today will bring clarity. On the same day, Mercury Retrograde re-enters Sagittarius, putting your attention back on your daily routine. Have you slipped up on some of your habits? The next few weeks will help you recognize how to stop getting in your own way. Petty conflicts and delays at work or with colleagues can also feel more annoying. You’re full of gratitude on December 25 when Venus in Scorpio shares a kiss with Neptune in Pisces. Inspiring conversations can leave you feeling hopeful about your future. Romance is in the air and your creativity is off the charts.
A Full Moon in your sign lights up the skies on December 26, putting you in a more sensitive mood. This is your yearly cosmic shedding of your skin. You’re purging any old versions of yourself that feel outdated and unaligned. As you release old ways of identifying, you’re ready to embrace a new role, title, or more authentic embodiment of who you truly are. This can bring a climax to your close relationships, as well, inviting you to prioritize your wellbeing and needs with your lovers, family, and friends.
Encouraging news or opportunities find you on December 27 when the Sun in Capricorn mingles with Jupiter in Taurus. You may be making progress toward some of the major focuses in your life right now, as well as some of your hopes and dreams for the future. On the same day, you’re making a new commitment to yourself regarding your habits and behaviors when Mercury and Mars, both in Sagittarius, meet at the same point in the sky. You’re tired of self-sabotaging. Setting boundaries around your work-life balance may be more pressing than normal. Don’t agree to something to keep others happy—it’s time to put yourself first.
Confusion at work kicks up on December 28 when Mars in Sagittarius clashes with Neptune in Pisces. It’s easy to mix up appointments, so triple-check your schedule before you leave the house. People may also be more dogmatic about their beliefs today, and it can lead to arguments and disagreements. The month winds down on December 29 with Venus, the planet of love and relationships, moving into Sagittarius. You’re going back to the basics in matters of the heart. Support may also show up for any personal or professional responsibilities that have left you feeling depleted. Your hard work is paying off!
Stephanie is an astrologer, psychic medium, and witch. She’s studied the mystical arts for over a decade including the stars, mediumship, palm reading, tarot, curanderismo, and more. She is the author of Seasons of the Zodiac: Love, Magick, and Manifestation Throughout the Astrological Year and host of the podcast Daily Horoscope for Your Zodiac Sign. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Well + Good, Bustle, among other publications, and she has appeared on the Today Show as an astrology expert and modern mystic.