What is passion without action? And what is action without passion? December asks you to bring both along for the ride. We begin with glorious, impulsive, adventurous, and reckless Sagittarius lighting up our skies. Just say yes – yes to adventure, to travel, to new people, to new experiences. Use this fire to be honest yet kind, brave yet thoughtful, and optimistic with one foot on the ground.
As the month continues, Capricorn rolls in to add a healthy dose of reality. Whether this is good or bad is up to you. Is the reality of daily life, responsibilities, and hard truths the thing that snatches away your dreams before they have a chance to grow? Or are they the things you employ to your advantage as you build your dream with hard work, nurturing habits, and personal growth? Just like every sign has its strengths, purpose, and things to grow, so do you. Use it all. It is yours for the taking.
What to Expect This Month
We begin December in fiery Sagittarius season. The sun, Mercury, and Venus all preside in the sign of the archer and encourage us to shoot for the stars. Make goals that you previously deemed unrealistic, meet new people, be a little reckless, and say what you mean. Now is not the time for holding back.
Mars in Gemini is in retrograde, which may dampen your motivations somewhat, so use this time to be clear about your desires before you act. Neptune’s retrograde in Pisces comes to an end on the 4th, and many of us will find ourselves transformed thereafter, both spiritually and emotionally .
On the 7th, Mercury moves into the no-nonsense yet sensitive Capricorn. Conversations become more serious, thoughts are more focused, and organisation and productivity become more important. This is followed by a full moon in Gemini on the 8th, when we are asked to reflect on what we consider to be true. This is a time to favour intuition over intellect as our minds are prone to overthinking and bias. Trust your gut.
On the 10th, Venus joins Mercury in Capricorn, and we begin to prioritise practicality, necessity, and authenticity in our love lives, creative projects, and finances. Time-wasters, tricksters, and the dishonest will not be tolerated. On the 20th, Jupiter transitions into Aries, injecting everything with optimism and enthusiasm. This is a time when opportunities will be abundant if you make them. Fortune favours the brave!
On the 22nd, the sun arrives in Capricorn, signalling the beginning of Capricorn season once and for all. Rather than setting new year’s resolutions, set intentions around who you are and want to be, and let your goals support that person. On the 23rd, the new moon in Capricorn intensifies the urge to go and get what you desire, but to do it practically and in a way that lasts. Be courageous yet clever, persistent yet flexible.
We end December with Mercury moving into retrograde on the 29th. Be cautious of starting new projects, beginning new habits, and rushing in general. The power of Capricorn compels us to move forward strongly, but we cannot sacrifice attention to detail and clear communication in its wake. You have time, so take it.
December for the Zodiac Signs
Affirmation: I fearlessly allow myself to change, grow, and expand.
Let’s goooo! You are unstoppable this month if you can follow your wildfire dreams with solid, concrete steps. You begin the month at your social, emotional, and energised best. This is a great time to start new lessons, go to new places, and meet new people.
As of the 7th, you will begin to feel more grounded, and it’s a great time to put your plans in motion by getting organised, laying the groundwork, and networking. From the 10th, focus on being responsible with your finances and building stability in relationships. You’re likely to feel more comfortable protecting your vulnerability during this time, so step back and nurture yourself instead.
After the 22nd, you’ll be well and truly on your way to where you want to go as long as you keep your eye on the prize. Don’t let the practical side of your goals be lost in the sea of enthusiasm you often bring to these situations. This month, reflect on the power of your words – the ones you think and the ones you say. Are you happy with the world you are speaking into existence?
Affirmation: My strength is in my acceptance of what I cannot control. I surrender.
Have things been a little tumultuous lately? This mysterious, confusing, and unfortunately necessary time is coming to a close this month, but not before getting a few more surprises in. You begin December with themes of power dynamics, intimacy, the unknown, debts, and loss in your mind and in your realm. The only way through is through, so let go of the need to control and surrender to a bigger picture that you cannot yet see.
After the 7th, communication lightens, so it’s a great time to discuss ideas, begin new learning journeys, and plan your next trip. The 10th may bring a new approach to romance, art, and finances, so don’t be afraid to experiment in these areas from here onwards. After the 22nd, the heaviness lifts, and you will feel inspired and excited. Use this energy to create new goals, explore your passions, and dream of the future you want. This month is also a great time to reflect on money matters, physical possessions, security, and your work. Are you happy with where you are now? What are you working towards?
Affirmation: I nurture myself through my darkest nights. I am loving and warm.
All the most valuable growth is uncomfortable. December begins with an emphasis on long-term relationships, commitment, and contracts – all the things you may typically avoid. But how much of your freedom comes from a love for flying, and how much is fear of the ground? Use this time to reflect on your beliefs about obligations and if they are still working for you.
After the 7th, your thoughts may deepen and even darken. This period of confusion can feel turbulent, but is ideal for going deeper to heal. It’s also perfect for therapy, journalling, meditation, and in-depth conversations. From the 10th, your focus on relationships with others may shift to your relationship with yourself. Relationships, creative projects, and financial matters can transform, deepen, or end during this time.
Following the 22nd, you will be knee-deep in your shadow as themes of deep-seated beliefs, intimacy, mystery, and even death are on your mind. It’s an ideal time to reflect and review your convictions and sense of self. Use this time to face your fears, not run from them, and you will emerge transformed and stronger.
Affirmation: My actions reinforce my love for myself.
This is a time for nurturing yourself and those you love. The start of December brings focus to the tiny drops that make up your ocean. Do the things you do daily fulfil or drain you? Experiment with new tactics, methods, and ideas to see what fits in with your needs. Maybe you need a system that is all your own. After the 7th, your thoughts turn to the people you love. Now is a great time for making commitments, having relationship conversations, and reviewing contracts.
After the 10th, your focus on romantic relationships in particular may intensify. You are looking for a long-term commitment, someone who feels like home and makes you feel safe. You are happy to reject less than what you deserve during this time – as you should. Beyond the 22nd, you have a focus on what you want for yourself. Those who want your time must go through love to reach you. Review your beliefs during this time, and listen to your subconscious through your dreams, habits, and gut reactions.
Affirmation: I am discerning in what energy I allow to access me.
What makes you happy? This month is for creating a life full of joy, health, and love. Treat yourself like you would a child. What makes you excited? Chase that feeling. Begin the month by satisfying your most creative and spontaneous urges. When was the last time you allowed joy to be your motivator? Following the 7th, use your passion and dreams to build habits and routines that fulfil, engage, and nurture you. After the 10th, romance comes around in the form of everyday, seemingly mundane tasks.
Don’t let your love of grandeur let you forget that, sometimes, the small things are the big things. Once the 22nd comes, your exuberance has been distilled into determination, and you are ready to provide yourself with the life you want through thorough self-care and intuitive organisation. Use this time to assess your friendships, relationships, and sense of community. Do they boost you or are there traitors hidden among them wishing for your downfall? Everyone wants your love, but not everyone is worthy of it.
Affirmation: I am brave in my pursuit of self-love.
What do you want to come home to? The start of the month brings happiness and new beginnings in the form of home and family. Take a new approach to self-care, how you interact with loved ones, and how you interact with your sacred space. After the 7th, you may need to push yourself from your comfort zone. Are there difficult conversations, negative thought patterns, or disarray in your life that is holding you back from your most authentic and joyful self?
Beyond the 10th, judge your relationships, creative projects, and money habits by the amount of joy they bring you. Once the 22nd arrives, you have your sights set on loftier goals than ever before as passion and self-love call to you. Use this time to think about what you would strive for if happiness was the only priority. This month is a great time to review your career or vocations and consider if their positives outweigh their negatives. If not, why are you on this pathway?
Affirmation: I demonstrate what kind of behaviour I accept through my treatment of myself.
Conversation is at the heart of this month for you. Begin December by experimenting with new perspectives, thought processes, and methods of communication. Above all, learn. Bury yourself in knowledge and immerse yourself in information, wisdom, and ideas. After the 7th, your need to communicate becomes more necessary, especially with family members. Now is the time to speak up, set your boundaries, and work hard to find a relationship founded in balance.
Following the 10th, love and relationships will come in the form of security, nurturing, and grounding – or not at all. Beyond the 22nd, your goals will centre around what you want for yourself in terms of home and family (even in terms of their definitions to you). What kind of life are you working towards? Review how you process and distribute information this month, and reflect on how you can balance growth with security.
Affirmation: Fear does not determine the kind of life I live, love does.
Make some power moves. Start December by learning about, reviewing, and revamping your finances. It’s also an excellent time to think about your sense of security. Do you cling to safety, possessions, or people due to fear of going without? This is a great time to push through any self-imposed limits that may be holding you back. After the 7th is an exceptional time to have necessary conversations, negotiations, and journalling sessions as you raise your standards for thoughts, beliefs, and treatment you allow.
After the 10th, you will find romance in communication, inspiration in your own mind, and creativity in your daily life. Sit with the present. Beyond the 22nd, it’s an ideal time to open your mind to new perspectives and work hard to leave harmful beliefs behind that shelter you from real and substantial growth. Use this month to review the things you have always believed, and allow yourself to flow with the current of change rather than being dragged.
Affirmation: My growth is beautiful and necessary, I accept it all.
Time to fly. December begins with you imagining your wildest dreams and ends with their construction. Challenge yourself, explore new realms, let the passion in, and see where it takes you. After the 7th, begin to create concrete steps towards everything you have awakened within. Research, learn, network, and engage with the people and things that set up the life you want. Arrange your finances, possessions, and resources to best support you on your journey.
Beyond the 10th, love comes in the form of security, and you’ll be less inclined to give your energy and light out for free. By the time the 22nd has passed, you are well and truly focused on manifesting the life you desire as you set your sights on a horizon you thought only existed in your dreams. Use December to reflect on your relationship with commitment, and consider if your approach to love and relationships serves your ideal life and ideal self.
Affirmation: I face my fears head-on, and I grow through my discomfort.
It is time. Get ready for rebirth as the universe pulls you through the darkest hour before dawn. December begins with deep issues surfacing, subconscious messages making themselves known, and old wounds reopening to be healed once and for all. Do not shy away from this difficult, yet necessary process – everything you release provides room for new growth.
After the 7th, you are best positioned to begin building the life you deserve. Negotiate new terms, set new boundaries, and evaluate the way you think. After the 10th, relationships will be important to you only if they prove themselves worthy of your time. You are more happy to channel your energy into creative projects, your friends, and your finances than entertaining unworthy suitors. Beyond the 22nd, you have hit your stride as you confidently step into the roles you were born to take: pioneer, visionary, leader. Use this month to reflect on how your daily life can support your goals as the devil is in the details.
Affirmation: My pain is my teacher, and my love is my healer.
The higher you fly, the deeper you dive. You begin the month feeling your social best, and it’s a great time to join new classes or groups, participate in community programmes, or spend time with friends (especially while travelling or adventuring). Use this time to make new connections and push yourself out of your comfort zone. After the 7th, you will feel the urge to reflect and withdraw. Consider this past year and notice what role your thoughts, conversations, subconscious urges, and intuition played.
This is intensified after the 10th, when love and beauty come to you in unexpected ways. This may be a time of endings, disruption, and truths coming to the surface in these areas. Once the 22nd arrives, you will be deep in a time of contemplation, investigation, and the discomfort of healing. The final climax of this year’s lessons, change, pain, and growth culminate in a way that’s as restorative as it is astonishing. Sit with the pain, honour your journey, and be honest with yourself. You have come so far. This whole month is primed for meditation on who you really are and what makes you truly happy.
Affirmation: The life I want is worth fighting for.
The world is yours for the taking. You begin December in the perfect position to decide or reaffirm what you want to do in life. And if you don’t know? Now’s the time to find out. Grasp unexpected opportunities, explore your obscure passions, learn new skills, and apply for a role in a field you actually like. Once the 7th rolls around, you are ready to put the work into making your dreams a reality. Network, negotiate, and have those tough conversations. Balance your natural sensitivity with this season’s natural boundaries, focus, and clarity.
After the 10th, you will find romance, inspiration, and creativity in social situations, community, and friendship. But be sure to only accept what you want; now is not the time for settling, avoidance, or mincing your words. Beyond the 22nd is a great time to set goals around what you want to give to the world and what you want in return. Use this month to reflect on home and family, and whether or not your current situation is working for your best self.
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