* monthly * horoscopes - december 2019
- aries : the ram - >> aries
march 20 - april 19
During December, much activity takes place in the sign of Capricorn. This represents the uppermost sector of your horoscope, renewing your interest in and focus on your professional affairs: that maybe has been flagging lately, or else your energy was needed elsewhere. The distant planetoid Chiron turned retrograde in your very own region of the sky last July and ever since, you’ve been reviewing certain deeply personal sentiments and events that didn’t turn out as you’d hoped. Yet one setback definitely doesn’t mean the end of the road. The wounds Chiron helps you heal: leave you stronger, wiser and more purposeful as a result.
>> taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Nobody is going to tell you what to do! To describe you as single-minded and determined is a major understatement, that might be couched in less flattering terms depending on whether people are up against you or not. It is not coincidental, so many notorious dictators have been born under the sign of the Bull; but also famous revolutionaries too, who refused to stray from their principles. Uranus, ensconced in your sign for several years to come, has made you still more resolute. Should compromise hint at echoes of defeat, create distance between you and this awkward scenario. It may look different if you sleep on it.
- gemini : the twins - >> gemini
may 21 - june 20
Jupiter leaves your partnership zone. Hopefully, your search for the perfect partner has shown excellent results, or maybe you’ve decided just for the moment, that struggling to sustain a successful relationship isn’t worth all the negatives, from a cost-benefit point of view. Of course, your current opinion is not set in stone, it can be reviewed and revisited at any time. Living as a couple often halves your expenses: hence the legalities of going solo, aim to cushion the financial fallout. And even the most idyllic romance must eventually earn its keep: though letting material concerns take precedence, is rarely a price worth paying.
>> cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
A massive gathering of planets in your opposite sign, puts the focus on the other people in your life, especially where your relationship functions mainly on an intimate, or one-on-one basis. Therefore friends and family are less likely to become embroiled than your partner or ex-partner; competitors, adversaries and enemies: either in your professional affairs and most probably your personal life. After the difficulties you’ve experienced for a number of years, you can expect some respite is now on its way. Where any improvement seems unlikely, making changes to you own attitude and expectations is a fruitful last resort.
- leo : the lion - >> leo
july 23 - august 22
Fundamentally, you are happy with your sign. Occasionally, you take issue with the stereotype of a placid pussycat and point to the picture of a powerful and prowling predator, yet your ruler is still indisputably the Sun. This shines brightly at the centre of its eponymous system, a different beast altogether from the true planets: since just the same as you, it is actually a star. On Boxing Day a solar eclipse hurtles across Asia, from the Arabian Peninsula to the Philippines and eastwards into Oceania, beyond Guam. Part of a series originating in your sign, the resolution to any health concerns or worries at work, lies firmly in your hands.
>> virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Each of the zodiac signs belongs to one of the four elements. Every element has three members, based on characteristic similarities. Your element is earth, along with Capricorn and Taurus: since you’re cautious, methodical, prudent and practical. During December, seven astrological auguries occupy Capricorn at one point or another, plus an annular eclipse occurs there too. Of the remaining three planets, one is also in earth with two in water, a second element to which you can relate. This may not be a meteoric month, but the cosmos smiles sympathetically on your endeavours, while keeping you from the stress of the spotlight.
- libra : the scales - >> libra
september 23 - october 22
It is hard to maintain a perspective, amid the consumerfest of the Holiday Season. Yet an educated guess suggests only 45% of the world celebrates Christmas. Across large swathes of Africa and Asia this is just another day, while 350 million Orthodox Christians wait it out for January 7. It is dark and cold in higher northern latitudes, so you can blame the weather as you stay home and hibernate. But with temperatures in the Caribbean averaging around 30°C (86°F), Librans there feel much the same. The cosmos implies a moment to regroup, concentrating on your happiness and inner equilibrium, rather than the outside world.
>> scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Mars remains in your sign throughout December. This is great in some respects and less favourable in others, with a balance of 60/40 in your favour, adjustable to 85/15 through awareness and consciously working with the Red Planet, in the first and second place. This process is called spiritual growth, a concept much beloved by esoteric practitioners, often without further detail. Yet Mars means action and energy: if you embrace these you’ll feel exhausted, but can achieve plenty. Conversely, if you decide extra rest and gazing lovingly into your partner’s eyes are preferred, you face discord and disputes as the only outcome.
- sagittarius : the archer - >> sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Jupiter vacates your sign. You stand a better chance of losing the weight you’ve gained, especially around your nether regions. And you will have more time to spend at home, about which you feel curiously ambivalent. One area where this shifting focus proves more subtle, involves your material circumstances. Spending is not a problem; resources are designed to circulate and the universe looks kindly on such activity. Presumably, you purchase what matters to you: extravagance is only natural, but waste is never justified. Keep working over the next twelve months and your income will better match your expenditure…
>> capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
With seven of the ten astrological auguries visiting your sign during December, it is tricky knowing where any analysis ought to commence. But the arrival of Jupiter on December 2, for a stay lasting longer than its customary twelve months, proves pivotal. You feel Saturn has your hands tied, just a little less tightly and that Pluto’s metamorphoses aren’t inevitably unwelcome, after all. The new moon in your sign, produces an annular eclipse across Asia on December 26, and puts the solution to several issues within your grasp. Life can be more prosperous and secure, if you promote transparency in your financial affairs.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - >> aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Taking an overview of planetary activity, a lopsided and asymmetrical picture prevails. An overwhelming emphasis lies on the sign preceding yours, an area that in one respect pertains to behind the scenes activity and in another: to unproven but widely noted phenomena such as prescience, clairvoyance, faith, intuition and the collective unconscious. Therefore, December is not the most auspicious month to launch a new project or seek out public acclaim. But if you want to put a lid on the past, to understand yourself better and get some insight into life’s complexities, you have a rewarding and illuminating interlude ahead.
>> pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
On average, Pluto is forty times further from the Sun than us. Scientists estimate, it takes 248 years to circuit the whole zodiac. Its passage through Capricorn began in 2008 and ends in 2024; so looking back you’ll notice this period having a huge impact on your friendships and social circle. Saturn has ruthlessly rooted out and expunged the few remaining links that were left looking weakest, over the past two years. You’re doubtless wondering how many more are left to go: but during December, Jupiter begins to reverse this exodus. It yields more obvious results within a few months and notably, towards the end of next year.
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