* monthly * horoscopes - december 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
Uranus retrograde in your sign turns direct during late December, concluding a cycle that began five months beforehand. The process of individuation with which this has been associated, continues afresh after some months spent going over, the consequences of decisions you made previously. This underlying theme looks set to become very familiar, between now and next April. Though you are keen to promote independence and to further personal aspirations, it seems those in authority still have a big say in what eventuates. Excluding partners and contemporaries from your plans, only denies you a source of support.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Viewed from your perspective, most of the planets gather above the horizon during December. Here, they emphasise the outside world and your relationship to it. Your interaction with others is highlighted and in turn, how your personal priorities match the goals of those around you. An element of friction is only to be expected, as you mould your vision of an ideal world into a format others can assimilate. There is still plenty for you to do: either in the world of work or where sundry commitments are concerned. Mars and Venus at the apex of your chart, help to ensure a more favourable outcome than you ever dared imagine.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The third and final supermoon of 2016, can be enjoyed from numerous locations all around the world. December’s full moon is not so close to us as those of October or November, but to the casual observer and weather permitting, it’ll still look especially bright. A subsequent super full moon isn’t due for another year and its position in your sign both then and now, is significant. You are known for your reasoning and logic, rather than the intensity and depth of your emotions. Still, everyone has feelings in one way or another and to try sweeping these under the carpet, is not a sustainable option under any circumstances…
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
A challenging alignment of Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto is bolstered and emphasised by Mercury, Venus and the Moon. The resolution of these issues lies in your region of the sky, which in practice means a moment to worry less about others and to focus instead on your own welfare and peace of mind. Let’s face it; you showed scant regard for the feelings and sensitivities of anybody else, when you first decided to go it alone, pursuing an individual agenda and ploughing your unique furrow. So now they are over their initial dismay, people prove more than a little surprised to see you angling for their support and approval again…
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Other people play an influential role this month. Initially and at close quarters, there is the potential for conflict, but this diminishes once Venus joins Mars in Aquarius on December 7. Venus is the planet of love, while Mars means passion and signifies a strong physical attraction. With Saturn and the Sun in a region of the sky that at first suggests romance, you should not be deterred by the difference in your age, or by any other gap that at first glance looks a little larger than average. Younger or older, those who interest you have an ambitious inclination, a responsible demeanour and an enormous respect for professionalism.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
You are famous for your work ethic. You may not think this is particularly exceptional, but underestimating your strengths while magnifying minor weaknesses and almost imperceptible failings, is wholly typical of the Maiden. You need to feel useful, to help those less fortunate than yourself and to offer a demonstrable contribution. But this is not the kind of selfless sacrifice you’d see a saint or a martyr make; you know what you do is valuable and ideally, you’re eager to get paid. December is a happier month, since while you are busy and run off your feet, you have seen the promise of adequate remuneration for your efforts.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
Uranus and Pluto, are at right angles to each other. You can’t see this of course, because these planets are too faint, although some claim to have spotted the former with a good pair of binoculars. But you’ll have been feeling the effects of their connection since the middle of 2008, with an intensity that deepened, peaked and is now on the wane. However, the presence of Jupiter in your sign from September, has resurrected a number of issues that beforehand, seemed to be subsiding. With all the good fortune this planet suggests, to what degree are you able to let others into your heart as companions on this journey?
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
December, is all about you. Your inner world: private life, emotions and feelings are central. If you seek companionship at all, it’ll only be your immediate family that makes the grade. Your parents or children provide a reassuring and soothing presence, even if none of what is really bothering you is ever verbalised directly. Acquaintances or business colleagues can also provide a sounding board, when you’re looking for a little feedback from an objective point of view. Otherwise though, you shouldn’t be surprised, since this is what it feels like once a major phase of your experience, draws towards its natural conclusion.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Much has been said regarding Saturn in your sign. As a born optimist, getting used to this planet’s way of doing things has been arduous and tricky. In a way it has also been a self-fulfilling prophecy, since you were afraid its arrival would mark a tough period and that is exactly what transpired. So let’s spell out the ways in which Saturn’s stay is a good thing, during a month when it makes more favourable links to neighbouring planets, than detrimental or challenging ones. Saturn prunes back the outworn and outgrown from your life, leaving behind a framework on which to construct a rewarding and future-proof foundation.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
Mercury arrives in your constellation on December 2. It beds in for a lengthy stay, with a retrograde cycle due on December 19 lasting into the second week of January. Mercury ducks back into Sagittarius briefly around the same time, but otherwise it’ll remain with you, right through until February 7. Mercury is the planet of logic, thought and communication, so its arrival in your sign is great news for anyone who talks, writes or drives for a living. It is connected with commerce and contracts, so buying and selling are similarly favoured, if you avoid the pitfalls and chaos that often ensues with this planet moving retrograde.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Mars in your sign makes you extremely busy. You often have the sense there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week besides, to tackle everything you have to do. Deadlines slip and become elastic, with projects you were certain could be completed in just a day or so, dragging on beyond your wildest imagination. After November this all sounds so familiar, yet December proves one of the best months in ages. Venus enters you sign on December 7 and for a glorious twelve days, this pairing affects all of your relationships for the better. No other two planets are more linked, with the power of attraction especially…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Mars and Neptune go together like sausages and custard, or bananas and sardines. Namely, to get the best from this combination, you’ll need an informed perspective and a definite plan prepared well in advance. Mars can be direct, forceful, blunt, impatient and impulsive. Neptune by contrast is nebulous, diffuse, dreamy, sensitive and receptive. Once Mars enters your sign on December 19, you feel more confident that acting for your own self-aggrandisement, isn’t going to cut it. Where you behave selflessly, or can purposely promote the interests and welfare of others, you will bask in this reflected glory instead.
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