* monthly * horoscopes - december 2018
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
As the ongoing planetary focus slowly shifts, from what you’d convinced yourself would happen and on to what were always going to be the consequences, any disparity between these extremes, gets thrown into sharp relief. Customarily challenging the equilibrium makes you seem like a breath of fresh air, but if your underlying motivation is more commonplace and prosaic than you have been suggesting, your ultimate comeuppance turns out to be no less final: for all the fine phrases, smoke and mirrors along the way. Yet your crash-landing is cushioned by those who still believe. Just don’t count on their support, the next time.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
It seems harder than ever to remain on course. Between now and early March there are a number of changes in the stars for you, that provide the basic building blocks for a fresh foundation. Yet you are the architect behind the bulk of these, while those closest to you unfortunately, don’t seem able to offer much support or encouragement. This does not suggest, however, that you ought to be considering yourself an isolated individual. Almost all your dealings with other people can work favourably, especially when their welfare is your main concern. Welcome those from other parts of the globe, backgrounds and nationalities.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
The folk around are emphasised, currently. This works itself out on an emotional level and a material one too, since the ramifications of any persistent and enduring close associations need to make their presence felt. There may be several awkward and convoluted, conflicts of interest that will have to be tackled, reviewed, addressed and balanced. Hopefully, everybody can cultivate the same kind of consideration and tolerance they’d expect for themselves. Only sadly, this remains one of the most unlikely outcomes, to arise from these encounters. At the end of the day events help decide, where you ought to hang your hat.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
You wish you could be more certain, of where life is leading. Matters don’t need to be set in stone: people change and what they want is obviously going to evolve and alter too. But it is the unpredictable and often unexpected course of events that unsettles you the most, together with the enormous part others play in this process and that seems to snatch any input from your hands. Where relationships have been less than smooth in recent years, the accumulated impact can grow too great to put behind you. Push people away hard enough and they will stop reaching out to you, even though you were hoping for a different reaction.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
Your desire for approbation and approval could be working to your disadvantage. Currently, your creative energies are running high; so with your heightened resourcefulness and ingenuity, you are keen to make a bigger splash. And on a small scale you’re pleased by what transpires, although such a diminutive arena wasn’t ever going to be good enough for you. The daily grind looks daunting sometimes, when in your mind’s eye you recognise that just a few minor changes here and there can make a difference. Still, for reasons not entirely under your control, you’ll need to be patient and satisfied with modest gains just now.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
With Mars in your partnership sector throughout the whole of December, the stage is set for several interesting developments, especially where your closest relationships are concerned. Yet the message is muddied by this planet’s rendezvous with Neptune, a long-term visitor to the same sector of the sky. Plus the diminutive planetoid Chiron turns direct and spends its final few weeks in this celestial region. It’s a complex equation to unravel, but works out for the best when you are occupied by altruistic, creative or artistic pursuits with those who matter most. Tackle minor annoyances, before they get a chance to fester.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
The departure of Venus from your constellation isn’t the setback you fear. This planet is your traditional ruler and so you’re comfortable enough, under its gentle auspices. But a stay of more than one month in the subsequent sign of Scorpio, proves fortunate for you as well, since this area of the sky is connected to your financial affairs. Venus is for the most part an annual visitor, so you’d be better off not harbouring inflated expectations. Yet besides harmonious relationships, Venus values security. Thus it’s a fine augury for your financial affairs: particularly where property, partnership, your assets and income are concerned.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
The cosmic spotlight is locked on you this month. Jupiter may have left your sign in November, but Venus continues with the cosmic blessings right through until the second week of January, after first arriving on December 2. Venus and Jupiter are the two brightest objects in the sky, bar our luminaries the Sun and Moon. And as such, they are associated with the good things in life: like success, pleasure, affluence, comfort, luck and good fortune. Their impact is not negligible where your finances are concerned and you are best to build on any opportunities. Just be slightly cautious until December 6, as Mercury is retrograde.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Jupiter becomes established in your sign for the first time since 2007. If you’re not awesome at math this was eleven years ago, which to offer some perspective was when Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone, the British Army pulled out of Northern Ireland and Mauritania criminalised slavery, rendering it illegal worldwide. Think of all those things with which your sign has been associated: tolerance, travel, education, philosophy, camaraderie, photography, religion and books. Add those people different from you: in their age, background, nationality or walk of life. Highlight any or all of these links, to boost your stellar reward.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The combination of Saturn and Pluto in your sign is a tough and complicated proposition, to handle and get your head around. If there are two planets we all ought fundamentally to respect, it is the ringed gas giant and this distant, icy subdwarf that together are creating such a formidable combination. They last joined forces during 1983-5, a time of social awakening across the globe and of enormous change thereafter. On this previous occasion they met in Scorpio, a sign governed by Pluto. Currently they conjoin in Capricorn, Saturn’s traditional domicile. Pluto means change while Saturn suggests the opposite. Which wins out now?
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
With the bulk of the cosmos to the east of your solar horoscope, you have greater leverage and a better take on your current situation than you’d imagine. Waiting for others to offer some inkling of how to proceed couldn’t ever be a smart move, when you have witnessed numerous individuals flailing aimlessly around for longer than you can be bothered to recall. While to some degree, it is obvious your goals and priorities are not what they used to be, there is plenty more happening behind the scenes to which others are not privy. You’ve never been one to twist the knife, nor forget the many occasions folk did this to you…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
As Mars drags its feet through your sign, you can thank the multiverse you were spared the months it has plagued your neighbours. While there are considered to be tougher positions in the zodiac for the Red Planet, the product of your shared symbolism proves rather akin to a culinary coalition of sausages and custard, or potentially a gourmet mix of gravel and roast lettuce. Mars is direct, forthright and to the point. Neptune is foggy, nuanced, amorphous, subtle and impressionable. If you’re driving to your destination in the midst of mist and fog, which option are you wisest to select? Main beam in error; or dipped headlights?
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