Your Handy Astro Facts: The Full Moon (at 22° Gemini ) is on 12/13 at 7:05p The New Moon (8° Capricorn) is on 12/29 at 1:53a (on 12/28 at 10:53p PT) Chiron turns direct on 12/1 (at 20° Pisces), Mars enters Pisces on 12/19 (thru 1/28/17), Mercury turns retrograde on 12/19 at 15° Capricorn (thru1/8/17). The Sun enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice on 12/21 5:45a and Uranus turns direct on 12/29 (at 20° Aries). Unless noted 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.
IMAGE NOTE: This metal sculpture was created by Tom Gingras of Austin Texas – photo by Frank Ragan. I love using Pegasus images for Sagittarius along with Centaurs and when I saw this sculpture by Tom Gingras I knew it would be perfect for this Sagittarius issue. It definitely has an uplifiting Sagittarius feeling. Thanks Tom for creating such a wonderful piece and for letting me feature it!
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 Happy Birthday Magnificent Centaurs. Your personal new year is filled with lovely cosmic presents! Your ruler, jolly Jupiter is in Libra stationed in your networking connections zone working brilliantly with motivational Mars in your mental and communication space. This connection helps create sparkling wit and inspired thinking. Cell tower Uranus amps up your creativity space and beams out to Saturn in Sagittarius helping you restructure your life in the most positive ways. And Venus in your income zone helps get your finances organized better than ever. How nice is that! The thing to be aware of is one you know very well – rein in your tendency to gallop head-long into situations before thinking them through. Keep a steady pace toward the new goals you’ve set for yourself, and don’t let friends, family members or anyone else glamorize you into something that’s too good to be true. Remember this and you’ll soon realize you’re headed into the best phase of your life! December’s vibes begin with asteroid Juno (commitment), the Sun, Saturn and Mercury all in your sign on 12/1 setting the tone for plenty of Saggie positivity all month. Venus joins Pluto in your income zone but is challenged by Uranus and Jupiter, reminding you to be smart with your holiday spending. On 12/7 Venus joins Mars in your mental zone so with this major spark of creativity glowing for you now, it’s a good year to make inspired gifts versus breaking the bank. And since on 12/19 messenger Mercury turns retro in your income zone, it’s a wise idea not to overload Santa’s bag!
CAPRICORN December 21 – January 19 Dear Capricorn, December begins with the Moon and Venus in your sign indicating a nice cycle of change for you! On 12/7 Venus enters your income zone where she joins motivational Mars. Mars has been sending crystal clear beams to mighty Jupiter in your outer world zone activating career and other goals you’ve been establishing. When Venus joins in, those worldly plans begin to produce more income for you, just in time to infuse your holiday spending. Nice. Meanwhile ruler Saturn beams out to transmitter Uranus sending inspired messages of positive change to come which involve family members too. Mental Mercury enters Capricorn on 12/2 inspiring your own mentality, but he’s moving slowly now in prep for his retrograde phase beginning on 12/19 thru 1/8/17. During his retro Capricorn travels Mercury connects longer than usual with potent Pluto. For years Pluto has been urging you to transform from the old rigid Capricorn style to become more flexible like the amazingly agile Mountain Goat of your sign and Mercury could help you understand this better. The New Moon on 12/28-29 is in Capricorn – a wonderful time to review your life plan and set new more supple intentions!
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 19 Dear Aquarius, Motivational Mars continues his travels through your sign in December helping you get extra motivation too. On 12/1 Mars sends a favorable ray to mighty Jupiter stationed in your high flung territory adding good energy this month to any travel plans you have and generally uplifting your mental state. Magnetic Venus enters Aquarius on 12/7 (thru 1/3/17) bringing holiday sparkle and glamor your way, so get out there and shine! Meanwhile the Sagittarius Sun beams brightly in your networking connection and friendship zone so your community calls you out to play! This should be a nice holiday season for you and to make sure of this, one thing to keep in balance is your holiday spending. Confusing emotions can get in your way this month, coming from your own inner desire to be generous, as well as from others in your life who pull on your sympathy strings. To avoid these temperamental temptations set an affordable budget and stick to it! At the end of the month on 12/29, your ruler Uranus turns direct in your mental and communication zone. See Intro for details.
PISCES February 20 – March 20 Dear Pisces, December offers you a holiday cocktail mixed with spicy spirits combined with dreamy nog. Early in the month, the fun Sagittarius Sun lights up your outer world zone pulling you out to play and Uranus brightens your income zone. More jingle in your pocket tempts you to get out and spend, while Venus in your networking connection space means friends want you with them out in the community too! At the same time your ruler misty Neptune in Pisces reminds you to honor your inner, creative life and active Mars off in your dream time zone pulls you toward less activity not more. On 12/19 Mars enters Pisces for the first time in 2 years which is activating for you, but at the same time Pisces is a dreamy placement for Mars and tends to focus on inner, creative energy versus outward action. Also on 12/19 messenger Mercury goes retro in your friendship zone (thru 1/8/17), so communication wires might get crossed and plans can get confused. Best advice is to sip December’s brew slowly with intention!
ARIES March 21 – April 21 Dear Aries, As December begins ruler Mars lights up your networking connection space, while the fun Sagittarius Sun along with Saturn and Mercury play nicely with transmitter Uranus in Aries brightening up this holiday time for zesty you! Venus begins the month in your worldly career zone, then on 12/7 enters your networking, friendship space while Mars in this same zone reaches out to huge, jolly Jupiter stationed in your relationship space. This means any event, party or gathering you are invited to, or have planned yourself gets a nice boost and there is potential to meet someone important too. Patterns begin to shift on 12/19 when Mars enters dreamy Pisces for the first time in 2 years, and on the same day communicator Mercury turns retro in your outer world territory. Good advice is to get your holiday shopping done early and plan fun events earlier too, because later in the month you’ll feel more like putting your rams heels up on your home couch versus kicking them up outside! Things start to change again when Uranus turns direct in your sign on 12/29, see Intro for more details.
TAURUS April 22 – May 20 Dear Taurus, Your ruler Venus begins December in fellow earth sign Capricorn stationed in your far flung territory zone which highlights any travels you have planned over the holidays along with adventures of the mind and spirit too. Mercury flies into this same space on 12/2 but on 12/19 Mercury turns retrograde (thru 1/8/17). Don’t be too concerned about traveling during Merc retro, but please do make your travel plans early in the month to avoid mix-ups later. On 12/7 Venus enters Aquarius which rules your career zone. Mars is already stationed here, but can cause agitation, while Venus brings her cool and collected Aquarius vibe to calm any turbulence. During her Aquarius visit, Venus beams out positively to jolly Jupiter in your work space so you’ll feel better about things on the job. She’ll be here through 1/3/17 which adds a nice touch over this holiday time. All the Sagittarius energy this month is snuggled in your deeper relationship space. You’ll want to have good times with your close loved ones and they’ll have more time to spend with you too. Another nice holiday treat!
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Dear Sparkling Gems, December dawns with ruler Mercury along with the fun Sagittarius Sun stationed in your relationship space which sets the tone for a lively holiday time. On 12/1 Mars in fellow air sign Aquarius beams out to jolly Jupiter in air sign Libra in your creativity and fun times zone (which includes kids too), then on 12/7 Venus enters Aquarius too which means the 3rd air sign – YOU – will have the benefit of all this uplifting energy. On 12/13 the Full Moon is in Gemini a lovely day to celebrate lively you! Store this nice energy well, because later in the month, on 12/19, Mercury turns retro for the 4th time this year. Merc turns around in earthy Capricorn which rules your deeper relationship zone, so it’s not likely to cause major outer world problems for you this time around. The thing to be aware of is communication with those you are closest to. For example make sure you are on the same page about your spending budget over the holidays to avoid arguments down the road. And since Mercury re-enters Sagittarius and your relationship space in January, sticker shock could easily happen when those bills arrive. So be smart now! See Intro for more on Mercury Retro.
CANCER June 21 – July 20 Dear Cancer, On December 1st your ruler the Moon begins the day on the heels of a hot new Sagittarius Moon activating work issues, then slips into chilly Capricorn highlighting relationships. This marks a familiar theme for you sweet Lunar beings, how to balance work time with time to spend with those you love. December’s energy puts emphasis on both, so it pays to be aware of how you handle this balance. You’ve got help from jolly Jupiter who works well with active Mars to provide assistance on your home front. Your family and those in the home with you share the chores and responsibilities so there is more time for all to enjoy. Lucky you! If you don’t have this support, mighty Jupiter will radically expose how out of balance things are so you finally realize changes must be made. You’ll be tempted to run from the situation (spend even more time away) but that’s not the solution. Learn to ask for what you need with all the determined sweetness your Lunar self has, and lo and behold a holiday miracle happens and life gets into beautiful balance!
LEO July 20 – August 22 Dear Leo, December’s Sagittarius Sun is always a nice boost for you because he shines in your favorite territory, your creativity and fun times zone! This year Saturn is here too and in December sends positive rays to cell tower Uranus in fellow fire sign Aries and you Leo form the 3rd prong of this favorable fire triangle. This bodes well for exciting travel adventures and any fun, creative ways to expand your mental boundaries. On 12/1 another positive trine affecting you comes from motivational Mars traveling in your relationship space who reaches out to jolly Jupiter stationed in your mental and communication zone. This means relationships of all varieties stimulate and inspire you and you inspire them in return. On 12/7 Venus glides into your relationship space too, just in time to sweeten holiday merriment. All together this looks to be a lovely holiday time for you! The only to be careful of this month is Mercury retrograde. Communicator Mercury enters your work/job space on 12/2 which helps you put more focus on your daily tasks, but when he turns around on 12/19 your attention will be distracted and you’ll want to have fun time off versus working on the job. You’ll need to find a good balance for both.
VIRGO August 23 – September 21 Dear Virgo, There is blended energy for you in December. Your work continues to be busy with more income potential too, so you want (need!) to keep focused on your goals. At the same time during this holiday season you also want to kick up your heels with friends and family and have a good time. There is balance to be found Virginia, if you believe! Here’s how – hold steady and don’t let anything distract you early in the month, let your brilliant Virgo brain take charge. Then on 12/19 two changes shift this pattern – your ruler Mercury turns backward and Mars activates your relationship sector. Mercury is retro until 1/8/17 and you know this drill. Communication in general and your own mental facilities get a bit drifty. This time Merc retros in fellow earth sign Capricorn so it’s not likely to be too problematic, but since Capricorn rules your creative and fun times zone, you’ll want to put your mind toward having more fun. On top of this Mars enters dreamy Pisces also on 12/19 and begins to activate your relationship space. This means people in your life want more attention from you, not in an aggressive way, more like “Please come away and play with me.” way. And actually this is a wonderful idea. Take time off to go and play! You need a good rest, and the holidays are calling you… See Intro for more on Mercury Retrograde.
LIBRA September 22 – October 23 Dear Libra, December’s energy continues the lovely trend begun when jolly Jupiter entered your sign in September, and this month it’s even better! Motivational Mars is in fellow air sign Aquarius stationed in your creativity and fun times zone and on 12/1 he makes a beautiful trine to Jupiter in Libra which activates your creative abilities to the max! Just in time for the holidays you’ll have extra energy to create and grace parties and events with your beautiful self. Ruler Venus is in your home space at the beginning of the month, and all December’s Sagittarius energy congregates in your mental and communication zone. So plan that party and send out those beautiful invitations! On 12/7 Venus enters Aquarius adding even more sparkle to your creative abilities (I’d love to see the decorations in your home!). She’ll be here the rest of the month (thru 1/3/17) so your holidays are gonna shine! Only thing to be aware of is that Mercury turns retro on 12/19 in your home zone. So just make sure your homies are on the same page with your ideas, and if they are not, turn on your famous Libra charm, and convince them!
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22 Dear Scorpio, Income – how you get it and use it, is highlighted for you this month. On 12/1 Juno (commitment) meets the Sagittarius Sun in your financial zone and they join Saturn and Mercury already here. During the holiday gift giving season your budget often falls off the cliff, but this year stern Saturn has the reins. He reminds you to stick to your long term financial goals, no matter what! In contrast with this your co-ruler Mars in Aquarius stationed in your home space is making more demands than ever for you to give, give, give more than you have. Mars sends rays to mighty Jupiter off in your dream zone, so you might be tempted to believe you can easily manifest all the income you need – and since you are a powerful Phoenix, you just might! However be aware communicator Mercury goes retro this month on 12/19, in Capricorn which rules your mental zone. This means your thinking might be a bit backward too. Mercury stays retro through 1/8/17 and by then has also backed into Sagittarius and your money zone too. That’s about the time those holiday bills come knocking, so you want to be able to manage them, not the other way round! Luckily you’ll have help when Mars enters Pisces on 12/19 when he’ll begin to activate your creativity space. So put on your wonderful creativity cap and you’ll come up with inspired and affordable gifts.