* monthly * horoscopes - december 2020
- aries : the ram - >> aries
march 20 - april 19
As we approach the conclusion of another Gregorian year, so it’s the motion of the Red Planet continuing to dominate your attention. At least one Aries of my acquaintance, actually looked forward to this planet’s stay: it is your planetary ruler and that must be a good thing, right? But Mars demands a lot of energy and conflict is never far away. It arrived in your constellation at the end of June and remains until the first week of January. This is far longer than usual, while two months were spent retrograde, rendering it especially hard to see any progress at all. Now, splendid aspects during December, offer you a chance to make up for lost time.
>> taurus - taurus : the bull -
apr 20 - may 20
Arguably, the only constant is change. There are two ways to approach this thorny issue: firstly kicking and screaming, while trying to hold on to situations and circumstances that have clearly known better days. Secondly, despite your resistance and apparent successes since last August, you can honestly acknowledge there is some scope for improvement. With Uranus moving forward in your sign next month, it would be better to pre-empt the issue. If possible, where your feel that circumstances and situations are cramping your style: try to initiate subtle alterations for yourself, rather than waiting for possibly, a less opportune moment.
- gemini : the twins - >> gemini
may 21 - june 20
So what does the total solar eclipse on December 14 have to do with you? Unless you live in Argentina or Chile of course, where weather conditions could in any case, prove disappointing. Well, eclipses arrive in pairs: one solar and one lunar two weeks apart, with a few subtle variations on this theme. The lunar eclipse came at the end of November, when you decided that certain people ought to get a piece of your mind, if only you knew what that was. This lead to a few awkward scenarios, where you ended up saying what you didn’t mean. But now as Venus enters your opposite sign the very next day, you have a chance to calm the waters.
>> cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Much activity occurs towards the western horizon of your horoscope, an area that puts other people’s concerns and interests in high focus. While this has been true for a while, the atmosphere is altering and evolving with more pleasant trends on the way. Both Jupiter and Saturn change signs within a couple of days of one another. This is a rare occurrence and points the way towards less difficult times than we’ve been experiencing of late. For some, the idea of commitment will be high on the agenda, but don’t be in too much rush to force the issue. Have fun, relish the ride and remember, all relationships need a roadmap sometimes.
- leo : the lion - >> leo
july 23 - august 22
Where you have been working hard to plough your own furrow and carve out a niche for yourself, especially professionally or in the way you are perceived by your compatriots and contemporaries, then the planetary machinations of December herald an inkling of the rewards you’ve been struggling so hard towards. Meteoric results are not on the cards; the planets involved never work that way and the results are all the more lasting for this reason. You may be aided and abetted by those of different ages, ethnicities, nationalities, religions or cultural backgrounds. Don’t be too trusting of everyone you meet, certain folk are envious of your successes.
>> virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
The influence of other people dominates your affairs. In itself this can be a rewarding, reassuring and happy business: especially at home, within your family, with parents and children, even your colleagues and at work. But certain individuals continue to prove elusive and unfortunately this unsettles you a lot. You are never quite sure where you stand with them. So you veer between overt outrage when you cannot tie them down, to subterfuge and even blaming yourself in order to express your disappointment. Plus, there is always just so much to do. Some of their ideas seem so off the planet, you feel that you need to lend a guiding hand.
- libra : the scales - >> libra
september 23 - october 22
Inside your comfortable bubble, the world continues much as before. You can do what you like, see who you choose; eat what you please and listen to the information you want to hear. In this safe environment: nobody hurts, no one has suffered an injustice, no lies have been propagated nor folk pretended to be what they are not. You are aware you have made sacrifices to achieve this state of ultimate security, but you’ve picked your options and still are not keen on the alternative. Opening your soul to another always involves an element of risk. It’s how you compare the value to the downside; so much depends on your age and future expectations.
>> scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Jupiter and Saturn arrive in the bottommost sector of the firmament. These are big planets and very distant, so are not to be treated lightly. This region of the sky represents your home life and family affairs, plus the way your deepest emotional needs are reflected by this environment. Jupiter takes twelve years to circuit the zodiac and often means an upward move of residence; to a better area or more congenial surroundings. Saturn requires more like three decades, so to have the combined influence of these planets together is very unusual. Maybe money will be tight, or you’ll have your work cut out to bring your new abode up to scratch?
- sagittarius : the archer - >> sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
A solar eclipse will be seen across South America on December 14, with partiality glimpsed so far north as Ecuador and southwards to Antarctica. Folk will catch totality from Chile and Argentina with the smart money on Eastern Argentina, weather permitting. Just 24 hours later, Venus also descends on your sign, where it will remain until the second week of January. Combined with Mercury’s arrival on December 1 and your birthday around now, you’re in a much better position than for some while. Expand your horizons and take a different view. Exotic travel doesn’t have to cost a fortune. An informal or structured education, is ideally entirely free.
>> capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The party’s over, but you must have been doing something right as the cosmos lets you down gently, through to February if you’re lucky. But that’s it and you’re reminded how mystics once intoned, that karma is only a bitch if you are. Where you have behaved correctly, done things right, lived up to your responsibilities as a friend, parent or a regular human being then the cosmos rewards you in the only way you truly understand, cash money. Where your obligations have been dodged, those in need have been avoided and useless items like relationships were discarded with no mind for the pain caused, then you are going to appreciate this too.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - >> aquarius
january 20 - february 18
Okay, this is a big one. During December you start to realise why you’ve been so down on your luck. A new cycle is beginning and the only way this could ever happen, is for the circumstances of your old life to be blown to smithereens. You’d never have accepted this consciously, but the universe or God’s Will if you prefer, knows what is good for you, better than you do from your limited perspective. It won’t always be a laugh a minute and it’ll certainly be a bunch of hard work, but take a long-term perspective and look towards your future. Maturity and perseverance are favoured, as are creating your own opportunities and opening the door.
>> pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
Neptune is your ruling planet. Some astrologers, who don’t know Uranus from Mars still say Jupiter; after all it hasn’t been long since 1846 to include another planet. But you’re a more complicated character. On a good day: you’re intuitive, kind and empathetic; the best companion anyone could have and more besides. But remember the two fish of your symbol, swimming in contrary directions? You are a cosmic chameleon and if you want, you’ll be whatever anybody needs. If your intentions remain pure then fine. But if you’re tempted towards manipulation or deviousness, you don’t sport the brazen hide of Jupiter, to carry this off indefinitely…
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