Your handy Astro Facts: The New Moon (11° Sagittarius) is on at 12/2 at 7:22p. The Full Moon (25° Gemini) is on 12/17 at 4:28a, Mars enters Libra on 12/7, Uranus goes direct (at 8° Aries) on 12/17, Venus goes retrograde (at 29 ° Capricorn) on 12/21 (thru 1/31/14) and the Sun enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice on 12/21 at 12:11p. All times are ET – Read December’s Astro overview HERE
NOTE: To get the most out of your Heavenly Messages read the message for your Rising sign (ascendant) along with your Sun sign.
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Happy Birthday Centaurs! The heavens would like you to study the featured picture of the Centaur Chiron holding a dove. He is stationary, calm and emits a loving vibration. This is a perfect image for your own personal new year, which rings in with a softer tone than usual. Sagittarius is a traveler on the move enjoying the Adventure of Life, and this is what you are born to do. But there are times when every wanderer must come home to rest and rejuvenate. This is one of those times. Your ruler Jupiter glides backward in watery, emotional Cancer putting emphasis on inward journeys, and Nebulous Neptune along with Chiron flow through your subconscious realm helping to dissolve old painful patterns. Lord of Structure Saturn is stationed in your solar 12th house of dreams and mystery urging you to to go even further into the unknown. Pay attention to deep creative urges and notice symbols popping up to guide you which are all around, but you must slow down and tune into different wavelengths to see them. All this is in preparation for the amazing energy bursts later this year which will propel you like never before! So be a calm, attentive Centaur for now and you’ll be ready when the dam breaks free. Meanwhile Venus continues her travels in your income zone where she has your back much longer than usual - until March next year. A good luck charm in just the right place! Tame your enthusiasm and stash extra cash for later. Motivational Mars enters your networking connection zone on 12/7 pushing you to reach out to your community of friends and like-minded others when the urge to gallop to greener pastures hits you. New Moon is in Sagittarius on 12/2. Perfect day to set intentions for your personal new year.
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, Have you been enjoying Venus’ visit to your sign? The first week of December Venus reaches out to her counterpart Mars in fellow earth sign Virgo which creates a solid ray of success for you. Promote your personal style and agenda and watch everyone salute! Venus turns retro on 12/21 and remains in Capricorn until next March, so you have plenty of opportunity to take advantage of her ultimate, ravishing charm! On 12/7 Mars makes a move into Libra which rules your career/profession/outer world sphere. Motivational Mars has not been here since July 2012 so you may have forgotten the vigorous energy he brings. Mars in Libra is all about balance, so it’s more about perfecting your tango versus charging into battle. Mars in Libra emphasizes partnership so bring out your best diplomacy skills whether it’s in career or your worldly position in general, and if they are rusty give them a good shine! Ordinarily Mars would be here around 6 weeks, but is starting to slow down in prep for his retrograde phase next March. This means Mars will be activating your worldly zone for 7 solid months. I’ll be letting you know more about what this means in future issues, so stay tuned.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, Even though it may not seem like it at the moment, the career strides you’ve made will pay off! December’s astro energy favors maintaining the flow with a positive attitude even if your day job has you paddling in circles. Mars helps out when he enters fellow air sign Libra on 12/7. Libra rules your “get the word out”, zone of promotion, education, travel and more importantly your personal belief structures. Last time motivational Mars visited here was July 2012, so it’s time to take your beliefs out for a test drive and see how they handle the curves. Mars will be in this high minded territory for 7 months versus the usual 6 weeks, so you’ll have plenty of time to find the best road. As always in December, the Sagittarius Sun shines in your networking connections zone. So grab a friend and drive together, it’s much more fun that way! At mid month ruler Uranus goes direct on 12/17 after his 5 month retro phase. Your mental attitude gets a refreshing reboot and those in the know start listening to you again. See Intro for details on Uranus.
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, You’re going to like December’s astro flow! Ruler Neptune and Centaur Chiron are both moving forward again in your sign which helps you get back into currents you prefer. The happy Sagittarius Sun shines with holiday merriment in your worldly sphere and sweet Venus maintains her visit in your networking connections/friendship zone. A lovely time to do what every good Pisces loves – enjoy Life! Venus is camped in this territory until March so continue to reach out to your like-minded community – they have your tent! Meanwhile Mars is set to enter Libra and your deeper relationship zone which activates partners in love and business too. This is also the shared resources space so those significant others in your life feel flush and holiday gifts might be shinier than usual. Motivational Mars has not been here since July 2012 and because he is slowing down in prep for a retrograde phase will be here 7 months rather than the usual 6 weeks. Mars is known as the “warrior” but in Libra, Mars is the artist, diplomat and lover. The heavens are reminding you sweet fish to love your partners well, and they’ll love you back even more!
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Rams, Look sharp and pull your horn up in December because ruler Mars makes a major move. As the month begins Mars lingers in your work/job/health zone, so hold your focus on day-to-day matters, then on 12/7 Mars dances into lovely Libra which rules your relationship space. Mars has not been here since July 2012, so you may have forgotten what it feels like to have this strong motivational force activating relationships in your life. This includes all significant relationships – life mates, family and business partnerships too. You Aries are called Rams because of your headstrong, go for the gusto nature. Not much gets in your way, or if it does, you just put your head down and charge right through. Mars in Libra is the diplomat who favors discussion first and is also the artist who looks for nuanced, creative solutions versus big, bold gestures that Aries prefers. In other words, it’s time to Tango versus gearing up for battle. You’ll have time to practice – Mars will be here for 7 long months. Then on 12/17 revolutionary Uranus in Aries turns forward again after 5 months of reverse motion. On the plus side this helps you reconnect to new visions for your life, but on the downside can make you a target for those who do not want those changes to happen. Remember to pull on Mars in Libra’s diplomacy and all will be well. See Intro for more details on Mars and Uranus.
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, Just in time for all the holiday family gatherings and office parties, the astro theme for you in December is all about how you relate to others. Stately Saturn has been stationed in your relationship zone for 13 long months requesting (demanding!) that you focus on significant others in your life at all levels including work relationships. On 12/1 an intense Scorpio Moon joins Saturn reminding you to use tough love, ruthless compassion in your dealings with those in your life who take advantage of your kinder nature. Ruler Venus in fellow earth sign Capricorn continues to help you reach for higher understanding and it becomes easier to find the best way to communicate your truth. Venus turns retrograde on 12/21 (thru 1/31/14) which can sometimes turn things around for you. This time Venus remains in compatible Capricorn her entire retro phase, so even if things seem delayed, not to worry. Things will turn in your favor at the perfect time. See Intro for current details on Venus and read more about your ruling planet HERE On 12/7 Mars enters Libra to stay for 7 long months. Libra rules your work/job/everyday routine space (health patterns too) so Mars will activate these themes for a lot longer than usual. How to handle this? – refer to the advice on tough love, ruthless compassion.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Gemini, On December 1st ruler Mercury is in the deep waters of Scorpio where he has been since late September. Gemini is an air sprite, so this long underwater journey may have pulled you under too especially in work (and/or health) related issues. On 12/4 Mercury pops into bright Sagittarius where he’ll join the Sun in your relationship space bringing a nice glow to your holiday season. Venus travels in your deeper relationship zone and her sweet energy yummies things up even more. Venus turns retro on 12/21 which means she’ll be here until March, 2014. Not a bad place for love-goddess Venus to be! However, if you are in a new relationship ease off the pedal a bit and take a slower ride, and for longer term partnerships have more respect for significant others’ needs. Rammy Mars leaves your home/family space and enters your creativity zone on 12/7. This is the zone of fun, where you enjoy life more and represents children too. Mars usually stays here for 6 weeks but is slowing down in prep for his retro phase so will be here for 7 solid months. Mars is in fellow air sign Libra this whole time, which works nicely for you! It is wonderful time to come up with long term creative plans. Full Moon is in Gemini on 12/17 – throw a party to celebrate the Gem you are!
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Cancer, December begins on a powerful Scorpio Moon having a deep conversation with Saturn. For the last 13 months Saturn has been stationed in your creativity sphere asking you to come up with a new and improved creative life-plan, which also includes your children if you have them (or work with them). Mighty Jupiter in Cancer since late June has been aiding this process but is currently moving in reverse until March 2014. Scorpio Moon reminds you to set boundaries so you don’t drain yourself dry and also helps your over-enabling self get a better grip. You’ve got plenty of assistance from loving Venus who currently travels in your relationship space. Venus turns retro on 12/21 which means she will be here until March (see how this lines up with Jupiter?). Meanwhile Mars is set to enter your home/family zone on 12/7. Mars too is slowing down in prep for a retro phase next year (in March – quite the month!) which means this active planet will be your house quest for 7 months versus the usual 6 weeks. Mars will be in Libra the whole time which tames his testy tone. Mars in Libra is the lover, not the fighter. He urges you to find more balance in life, to spend more time doing what you love which emphasizes those boundaries again. Find the perfect balance – don’t take it all upon yourself, yet resist neediness too. You’ll figure it all out, you’ve got plenty of time!
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo – December’s Sagittarius Sun always brightens your mood and helps you enjoy the holidays, a time when you magnanimous Leos get to show off your beautiful homes, creative party concepts, and get big hugs for generous gifts. It’s one of the months where you shine! This year with Saturn “the Structurer” stationed in your home/family space you may even have a newly remodeled home, new lover, or new baby to show off too. Mars has been activating your income zone since mid October so your efforts have paid off handsomely. Yummy Venus travels in your work and daily agenda zone (until March next year) so you’ll get yours back with double the sweetness! Nice. On 12/7 Mars enters Libra, a sign harmonious to Leo, which rules your mental/communication space. Mars is slowing down now in prep for a retro phase next year so he’ll be here for 7 months versus the usual 6 weeks. Mars in Libra activates creative ideas so your mind will be popping with plans! This is also the zone of extended family, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings too. So holiday plans with your clan are likely to be rowdier than normal! All in all a nice month to have a good time.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22 Dear Virgo, December begins with ruler Mercury in deep Scorpio waters where he has been since late September. He was swimming along side King of Structure Saturn who has been stationed in your mental/communication zone for 13 long months. Saturn has been helping (forcing) you to re-tool how you think and express yourself. Mercury is his messenger and hopes you get the idea! It’s all about owning your power and having the courage to stand your ground. Mercury flies out of these waters on 12/4 when he joins the Sun in fire sign Sagittarius which rules your home/family space. Nice boost to brighten your holiday mood. Rammy Mars is set to make a move too after visiting (amping up!) Virgo since mid October. Mars enters Libra on 12/7 which rules your income zone. Libra is the sign of partnership so this visit triggers a lifelong theme for you around how partners in life (both love and business) make or break your income flow. Mars is slowing down in prep for a retro phase next year which means this theme is activated for 7 months versus the usual 6 weeks. If this sounds tense you’ve got some help from sweet Venus who remains in fellow earth sign Capricorn until March. Capricorn rules your creative territory so she’ll help you come up with smarter plans to accomplish all your goals.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23 Dear Libra, December begins an interesting cycle for you. Ruler Venus is in Capricorn which rules your home/family space and is starting to slow down in prep for her retrograde phase beginning on 12/21 (thru 1/31/14). Even moving in reverse loving Venus at “home” is a nice place to be, and she’ll be your house guest until March next year. It’s a good time to revisit (and heal if necessary) early childhood themes and take the best you learned to apply now. Venus’ counterpart Mars makes a move into Libra on 12/7 for the first time since July 2012. Mars = action and in Libra is the lover not the fighter. On the upside this brings you added energy toward all relationships in your life and also extra motivation in artistic pursuits, which you Libras are always involved in at some level. Mars helps you take it to the next level! On the flip side Mars in Libra makes you more a focus of attention than you prefer, like a diplomat whose peace treaty is being challenged. To top things off maverick Uranus in Aries, who has been charging up your relationship sphere since 2011, moves forward again after a 5 month retro nap. When Uranus wakes up your partners in life do too. As always Libra, you must maintain balance in all areas of life. These unusual patterns simply mean this may be more challenging to do. Mars is always up for a good challenge, so he’ll help you out! See Intro for details on Venus and Mars, and find more information on Venus, your ruling planet HERE
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, The good news for you in December is that Neptune and Pisces are moving forward again in your creativity zone helping you tune into creative ideas and fun holiday plans. This is the zone of children too, so you’ll be on a better wavelength with them too. Also communicator Mercury who has been in deep Scorpio waters since mid October will surface into Sagittarius on 12/4. Sagittarius rules your financial zone and Mercury joins the shining Sun here which means a bit more jingle in your holiday wallet this year. The other news this month is about co-ruler Mars who moves into your ‘other world’ space on 12/7. This is the non material, dream-time realm and outgoing Mars feels uneasy here. Mars visits here about every 2 years but this time is slowing down in prep for a retro phase next year, which means he’ll stay until July, 2014 – four times longer than the norm. What is the appropriate action to take when Mars travels in this misty zone? Here is some cosmic advice: it’s time to activate your imagination and take your creative visualization skills to the next level. In other words “buff your spiritual muscles”, envision exactly how you want your life to be (you Scorpios are the BEST at this), hold the faith and it will manifest at the sublimely perfect moment. It’s a wonderful time to take a sabbatical, to go on a retreat to explore your inner world, to attend spiritual workshops, etc. Do this and Mars will help you activate one of the most deeply powerful times in your life!