December is when the Sun transits through the Fire element of Sagittarius and the Earth element of Capricorn. Mercury (communication, thought, transportation & travel), the planetary ruler of Gemini and Virgo will retrograde from December 10th – 18th in the sign of Capricorn (responsible, disciplined, practical) and in Sagittarius (adventurer, truth seeker, optimistic) from December 18th – 30th. As most of you know during Mercury retrograde, you want to back up your computers, service your car and other electronics. Also you want to be patient when appointments don’t go as planned, travel is not on schedule and clear communication is just not happening. Another consideration when Mercury is retrograde is to not sign contracts or set up big business deals during this time because miscommunication or miscalculations can create blockage for the deal moving forward (remember there are always exceptions to this rule). This is a time of looking back and taking stock of what you already have in life and either fine tuning it, healing it, removing it, or adjusting it. Mercury is giving you an opportunity to create clarity!
The winter solstice heralds in a very powerful Full Moon Eclipse on December 21st in the last degree of Gemini (flirty, chatty, curious). This eclipse will make a challenging aspect to Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) as well. With most full moons something will need to be let go of, leave or be released from your life. It’s not always easy but it does make room for something better to come into your life to keep you on your life’s journey. December is a time when family and friends make time to get together, connect and celebrate. This December it may be more challenging. Be prepared for changes, reversals, and disruptions.
Check out the following important dates to put on your calendar:
December 5th – New Moon in Sagittarius (adventurer, truth seeker, optimistic) – A New Moon represents new beginnings and setting intentions for the coming months. This is also a time when you may need to let something go to make room for the new and improved coming into your life. For Scorpios, this is your one new moon of the year so you may want to set time aside to make a plan for the coming year. What do you want to see for the rest of 2010/2011? Write it down and then take action during the coming months to make it happen. Signs most affected by this new moon will be Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo, Pisces.
December 5th – Uranus (innovation, rebellion, surprise, separation & freedom) goes direct in Pisces (compassionate, creative, intuitive)
December 7th – Mars (passion, drive, anger) enters Capricorn (responsible, disciplined, practical)
December 10th – 17th – Mercury (communication, thought, transportation & travel) turns retrograde in the sign of Capricorn (responsible, disciplined, practical)
December 18th – 30th – Mercury (communication, thought, transportation & travel) turns retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius (adventurer, truth seeker, optimistic).
December 21st – Full Moon Eclipse in Gemini. A Full Moon Eclipse represents quantum energy releasing, letting go, ending and completing. A Full Moon Eclipse can also mean a karmic culmination of hard work which ends in celebration and maybe even moving into a totally unexpected direction. Signs most affected by this Full Moon will be Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces, Capricorn, Cancer.
Provided below are the horoscopes for each sign, if you know your Rising/Ascendant sign, read that sign, as well as your Sun sign. To be clear, the Sun Sign forecast below is a generality. If you want specific information based on your birth chart, I am available for readings to help you have the best possible year ahead.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21:
Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Lots of planetary movement this month! Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will be retrograde December 10th – 30th and will spend part of that time in your sign (Dec 18th – 30th ). Be patient when plans don’t go as expected and enjoy when old friends reappear. Also a Lunar Eclipse (karmic happenings) in your opposite sign of Gemini is on December 21st. This Eclipse will ask you to release something from your life so you can welcome in the new. This month you need to “clean house” to make room for big changes coming in 2011! Your one New Moon of the year in Sagittarius will be on December 5th. Make sure you set time aside that day to create, compose, and construct your intentions for the coming year!
Capricorn December 22 – January 19:
Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will be retrograde in your house of secrets Dec 18th – 30th . You may experience a revelation or two this month. There is also a Lunar Eclipse (karmic happenings) in the area of your chart that deals with work, health and pets. Whether it’s a belief, a routine or a position, something needs to be released, transformed, or let go of in this area of your life.
Aquarius January 20 – February 18:
This can be an exciting month for you Aquarius! Your ruler, Uranus (rebellious & innovative) moves direct on December 5 after being retrograde for five months. Expect the unexpected with this energy as it cozies up to Jupiter (good luck & expansion). Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will retrograde in your friendship house. Friendships and acquaintances from long ago may show up in your life once again. Enjoy!
Pisces February 19 – March 20:
The New Moon (beginnings & planting seeds of intention) in the optimistic sign of Sagittarius will be on December 5th. This energy will be lighting up your house of career. How do you want to grow your business and what frontiers do you want to conquer and open up in the coming months… This is your time to start strategizing. December 21st will be a very powerful Full Moon Eclipse in the last degree of Gemini. This energy will light up the 4th house of your chart, which is about family, home and the roots of who you are. The Universe wants you to release something at a core level during this time. Pay attention to what is revealed during this time and don’t make decisions until after the New Year. Breathe…
Aries March 21 – April 19:
This month may be about tying up loose ends. Whether it deals with legalities, investments, partnerships, or your mortgage, this is a time that you want to put things in order and complete projects hanging over your head and stop procrastinating! The New Moon (beginnings & planting seeds of intention) on December 5th will be in your house of travel. Start planning the trips you want take in 2011 knowing that you have cleared the deck this month.
Taurus April 20 – May 20:
This month will strongly activate you money houses. Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will retrograde through the house that deals with mortgages, insurance, inheritance and joint finances. There may be something in these areas that needs to be tweaked, or adjusted. Also, the Full Moon Eclipse on December 21st is taking place in your house of how you earn your money. This eclipse is not an easy one. There may be a loss in income or that bonus that you always get every year may not come this year. Whatever the situation is, just know this loss is making room for something better to come in!
Gemini May 21 – June 21:
The spotlight is on you this month Gemini. Your ruling planet, Mercury (communication, thought & travel), goes retrograde December 10th and there is a powerful Full Moon Eclipse in your sign on December 21st. This month will give you an idea of what is yet to come in 2011. Lots of changes and dynamic opportunities are coming your way. Are you ready…
Cancer June 22 – July 22:
The New Moon (beginnings & planting seeds of intention) on December 5th will be in the friendly sign of Sagittarius and will be lighting up your place of work. Are you looking to add a new project to your roster or are you looking for a new job… This may be a good time to put your feelers out. Just remember not to over exert yourself or put more on your plate then you can handle. With so much Sagittarian influence in the sky there is a tendency to over exaggerate our capabilities. Pace yourself…
Leo July 23 – August 22:
This holiday month you will have a lot of mixed energy in the house that your sign naturally rules. I call it the party house. Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will retrograde back into this house on December 18th which may conjure up old love interests from your past. They may call, email or you could run into them on your daily travels. Remember this meeting is usually for healing not necessarily starting a new relationship (but it could…). Also, unexpected happenings with your children and/or your creative endeavors will have your attention this month.
Virgo August 23 – September 22:
The New Moon (beginnings & planting seeds of intention) on December 5th will be in optimistic Sagittarius lighting up the area of your chart that deals with home and family. This is a great time to make plans for sprucing up your living space. But one caveat is your planetary ruler, Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will be retrograde beginning December 10th thru 30th so making things happen may not be as speedy as you would like. Also, a powerful Full Moon Eclipse will take place in your 10th house of career, status and reputation. Is there a power struggle at work or at home? During this time you will need to let something go (and you may have no control over this) so growth can take place. It may not be what you would like but it is necessary. As always find the silver lining.
Libra September 23 – October 23:
The New Moon (beginnings & planting seeds of intention) on December 5th will light up your house of siblings, community, communication and short distance travel. Mercury, the natural ruler of this house will go retrograde December 10th – 30th, so meetings with a sibling or neighbor may be missed and need to be rescheduled, conversations may be misinterpreted and unexpected car repairs may come up. Don’t be discouraged this aspect isn’t forever.
Scorpio October 24 – November 21:
The planet Venus (love, beauty & money) is back in your sign all month helping to create a lovely glow around you! There’s also a New Moon (beginnings & planting seeds of intention) on December 5th in optimistic Sagittarius taking place in your financial house. This is a great time to be open to opportunities to increase your income. Venus will be supporting you in this endeavor as well. Just know there may be delays this month because Mercury (communication, thought & travel) will be retrograde beginning December 10th thru 30th. Stay focused and know that January will start off with a bang to get things moving!
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