While December is typically the most favored month of the year by most because of the holiday season, this year it is a bit more serious, a lot more stressful, but also just as magical as always. We start off with Venus entering Sagittarius on December 1st, which brings about just the right amount of holiday cheer which will gets us through the rest of the month – because that optimism and ‘brighter side of life’ approach is something which will be needed.
Just a few days later we have a Full Moon in Gemini which kicks off Mercury retrograde within Sagittarius. With that said, extra caution is need with traveling, and making plans for travel. Do not put off anything for the last minute, and go over your plan to ensure it is fool-proof. It is also likely that items may go missing, or it is easy to forget important items needed for your trip, so take your time in planning and double check your lists. Also, it may be hard for some to stick within a reasonable budget when holiday shopping because of the urge to act on a whim, as well as being overly emphatic, or sympathetic. Creating a well-thought out plan, and sticking with it will serve you in more ways than just one as December starts off.
As we get into mid-December, the energy is very optimism, creative, and gives us the power to turn out ideas into Gold. This is all to prepare us for the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 18th. During Mercury retrograde, we were called to look into the past at things we could reinvent, had to let go of, or gain certain insights, and with the New Moon giving power to those newfound insights, so to take the steps needed in order to bring them into your reality. This is a great moon to set your New Year Resolutions on.
Just the next day, Saturn makes an extremely important shift into Capricorn, where it is not only home, but also empowered to really crack the whip on things that require more responsibility within our lives. Many who are experiencing their first Saturn Return will most likely be going through an overload of cycles and lessons on how well they take responsibility within certain matters of lives, for others, as well as for themselves. This is an extremely heavy, but also extremely rewarding placement, which is going to help us consider the actions we take in how we not only care for our immediate environments, but for the World as well. With that said, Santa will most definitely be coming to town and be gifting presents (rewards) or coal (karmic lessons from past mistakes) under your tree.
Yule, also known as the Winter Solstice is just days away on December 22, which is the same day that Mercury goes direct. As in custom tradition, the shortest day of the year was celebrated with lighting bonfires and celebrating the warmth it brings, as well as how brings light into the darkness. We now use Christmas lights – which is just one of adopted pagan traditions that are still celebrated under the illusion of something else. This is certainly a day to really sow in those intentions that were set with the New Moon.
As Christmas rolls around, we can expect that same influence of responsibility to take over as we connect with family and loved ones. You may consider giving to those less fortunate, or really go all out for those who you want to feel appreciated. Whatever the case, that spirit of giving is there and on full throttle. With that may come certain realizations on things you want to sacrifice within your own life for the benefit of others. You can say that the energy of Christmas is much like the movie the Christmas Carol where we are forced to recall our past, present, and understanding on how it is truly shaping our future.
What Does December Have in Store for Your Zodiac Sign?
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II the High Priestess
You feel more connected to life this month, than you have in a while, Aries. Although Mercury goes retrograde during the month of December, you seem to be somewhat unaffected as you are able to channel this cosmic energy into areas that are greatly benefited by your ability to let go of the old, so you can sky rocket into the new. As the other cards show, there is quite a few new beginnings, as there are conclusions to old issues. Last month had spoken of planting new seeds, and so it seems that December is much the same, only a bit more action packed.
There are also many opportunities to learn something new, as well to take another look at something you were once stumped on so to finally find solutions. In December, things begin to “click” for you, and with that comes progress as you bulldoze through those old limits or borders you couldn’t bypass before.
Above all, follow your instincts this month and listen to your intuition. The decision or path you feel most connected to, is the correct one. Trust in yourself and your better judgement. This month calls more mind power and belief, than it does with anything else.
9 of Cups
These past few months have been a bit chaotic for you, Taurus, and while November might have given you a little bit of a break from it all, it does seem that December continues it on. This is your month to find closure, and to also lay to rest things that have brought you a lot of stress and insecurity in the past.
While the other aspects of your life don’t seem so positive this month, you have to understand that each one of these “tests” or reviews, are placed in order for you to make sense of what you couldn’t before, and to also change certain aspects within yourself which have held you back from the things you truly desire.
Practice grounding this much, and remember to find your center when things get a bit rough for you. Dive within, and don’t take things at face value – December calls for a more introverted and soul-searching side from you. Focus on what you want and desire. The 9 of Cups is all about manifestation and making a request to the Universe. Use this power wisely, as focusing too much on what brings you down will also manifest into your reality.
Knight of Pentacles
Slow and steady win the race, Gemini. Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius this month, but the shadow period rules in Gemini as your sign is the polar opposite of Sagittarius, and there is a Gemini Full Moon on December 3rd, the day Mercury goes retrograde. This is going to prove to be a rather interesting month for you as there is a blast from the past in some aspects of your life, as well as a change of heart from new realizations in others as the others cards show. You are going to want to remind yourself constantly: BE PATIENT. Do not rush into anything this month – take your time and be sure to take your brain with you.
Distractions are going to rule the month, and so it is wise that you keep focused on the tasks that need your attention rather than being swept away by things which aren’t as important, which may be difficult for you because you are so restless and easily distracted. Your focus is needed, as well as your dedication to do what is right, and necessary, no matter how hard it may be. Focus on the future, and how things will move on from the steps you are currently taking now – ensure that you can obtain those goals you desire.
The Gemini Full Moon really amplifies this energy, and so it is wise to keep grounded, find your center, and also reconsider old plans or relationships that will offer something worth building onto the future.
6 of Swords
Oh Cancer, you hate to let go, but letting go is what is going to set you free from the emotional turmoil you put yourself through. It’s all in your head – you have the power to create both peace and chaos in your World just by your perspective. So, chose to look beyond the temporary emotions that surface, and focus on the bigger picture. You might not have to permanently let go of something, but at least a small break would do it some good, and so that mentality of letting it go so to find a peace of mind is what will benefit you the most.
This could also be letting the everyday struggles of living in the real world go, so you can take a little time off for the holidays to connect with your loved ones and family. Whatever is being asked of you this month, it is: time away. You need to take this offer, or accept the change that sweeps into your life this month. Besides, this little break can prove to be just what you need to recharge and rejuvenate, so you can be ready to face old issues that you couldn’t before. This month is going to be both peaceful, and a bit chaotic for you, and it may revolve a lot around your emotions as you perceive things in that nature. Focus on being grounded, and again, go with the flow.
4 of Wands
December is a month of expansion and growth – you are both adding onto things you already have, and also setting new seeds or laying a new foundation that is sturdy enough to build onto. This month also has a lot to do with others around you, and how well you work with others. If you are in a partnership, be it romantic, platonic, or professional, then know that this month is going to yield many rewards to show how well you work together, the other cards will show where this mostly takes place, and it will definitely be worth celebrating.
You are gifted with a sense of stability, and with that comes the Lion’s Roar when taking claim on all that you desire, because you feel secure enough now to do so. Also, this month also calls for a bit of rest. Last month spoke a lot of self-care, but this time it is more of a rest period after completing major goals so to take the time to appreciate your efforts and to celebrate your success. So pat yourself on your back this month, Leo, you have a lot to show for, and to show off 😉.
Balance is key, Virgo. You can be somewhat extreme when you feel as if you need to take a challenge all on your own – however – that is not the case. This month is all about finding resolutions and also letting go of the past so you can forgive, or find a compromise with someone else. You may feel that you are being tested, or that you are forced to find order out of chaos when it comes to certain issues, as other cards will show, but as long as you keep your inner-peace and avoid being into the storms of others, then you should be perfectly fine.
There is also a need to slow down a bit and not rush into things, you need to consider all elements before making a decision, and test the water a bit before jumping in. As Mercury, which is the planet of Virgo goes retrograde in a sign that opposes yours, you are going to feel the affects of rewind, reflect, and rejuvenate in full force, and may also deal with certain personalities which frustrate you. However, if you can take the time to find your center, and to adopt a more intuitive approach to things, then you may find new understandings that are rather liberating, and will bring about the balance and peace you have been seeking.
December gives you all the tools needed to manifest a goal or dream you have been wishing for, or planning on for some time. The surrounding cards show where these tools are, but also how they come with a price, or sacrifice on your part. That means that December is going to be both magical, as well as a bit chaotic, or even heart-breaking. You have to hold yourself up, Libra, and know that if anyone is going to get you on track to your dreams, its you. You are responsible for your happiness, and it is your job to cultivate it for yourself. The more you focus on yourself, and your goals, the better this month will go for you.
You have to initiate things, act, and make the first step if you are to see anything progress this month, otherwise you will find yourself stuck with the same old song and dance that has you so tired, and bored. Your friends, just as last month, will prove to be beneficial for you in December, so be sure to reach out, as well as be there when you are called for your wisdom and clarity.
2 of Wands
How you work with others is going to determine how well December goes for you, Scorpio, and it seems that you are given just the right crowd in order to manifest the reality of your desire. All you need to do is reach out, and to acknowledge the help that is already there. You are wanting to bring something to life, and want it some bad you can taste it, keep that mentality and the Universe will gift the tools and helping hands that you need.
Your focus is on expansion, and leveling up to new heights that you have been blocked from in the past. It seems that you no longer face the challenges that kept you from chasing your dreams, this month Scorpio. You are focused, driven, and have a strong will to succeed, which are just the right elements needed in order to make dreams come true.
6 of Swords
Time to take a little break from what frustrates you, Sagittarius. You will do much better with a little time away from an issue so to gain a better perspective on how to approach it, and what better time to do so than the Holidays. You might not feel you’re going to have the best December, because, well Mercury has gone retrograde in your Sign, and with that conjunct the Sun and opposing Neptune which has gone direct, well… you are certainly in for a major awakening on a spiritual, and emotional level that will have a lot to do with your higher path.
Sometimes when you look too closely at an issue, or are too involved with extreme emotion or are ego-centered, then you can miss the solutions to resolve them, which may be in plain sight or simpler than you had thought. Take a little break, to breathe and find your center, and enjoy the holidays, as well as it being your Birthday month Sagittarius – no matter how rough things seem to be, there are still many reasons to find happiness and joy this Month.
8 of Pentacles
As December ends within your Birthday season, you can feel that energetic push of standing out, and standing on top. This month gives you many opportunities to learn, grow, and move beyond where you have been, Capricorn, which is what makes you feel more empowered. You are all about moving beyond limitations, setting new ground, and climbing to the top of whatever ladder is placed before you. Focus this month, on what is truly valuable, and pour all of your energy into it.
December is also going to be a rather busy month for you, with the holidays and of course your birthday right around the corner, you are sure to be preoccupied with organizing events, bringing others together, and also enjoying yourself while feeling content within your present surroundings. You may be always focused on the future, but when it comes to being radically present, you do it well and soak up every ounce of happiness that is available, and you cherish it deeply.
10 of Wands
Whatever you are clinging to, Aquarius, is the cause to your misery. It seems that 2017 hasn’t been the nicest to you, however, tough love is needed for someone who walks to the beat of their own drum, and will not conform, even if it is best for them. You must let go of what burdens you, whatever you are trying to cling to and reinvent, or are constantly having to put back together, it needs to go, and you need to accept this, otherwise you will remain stuck in this cycle of destruction and limitation.
There are things from your past which cannot be brought into your future plans, and so setting boundaries, or even following certain boundaries will suit you best. Keep in mind that whatever challenge comes your way, your perspective, as well as your willingness to sacrifice what is meant to slip away, will determine your success in overcoming them.
Your focus this month is on releasing burdens that confine you to your unhappiness.
7 of Pentacles
What you give energy to, grows, Pisces. As 2017 comes to an end, you will be really considering what you will be leaving behind, and what you will be bringing into 2018. December does prove to be both good, as well as rewarding, but it does also come with a lot of work that needs to be done on your part. It’s so easy for you to live in your head, and dream of what could be, than it is for you to actually act upon it, and so you are gifted opportunities this month that give you a leg up on taking that first step onto what needs to be done.
It is also wise that you don’t drastically change your course, but rather build onto where you are already going. While Mercury is in Retrograde, and within a Mutual sign, you are sure to receive some major energetic blasts from the cosmos that are going to light the way to the pathway you need to go, so listen to your heart and do not let your doubts steer you away from something good – you have all you need to take the appropriate steps.