You have another rather intense month ahead of you this December, Capricorn, as the fateful and transformational year of 2021 grinds down to its close. The powerful Sagittarius New Moon and Solar Eclipse on the 3rd and 4th will speak to the area of your career and professional life, with an emphasis on utilizing the fruits of focused inner work to better explore worldview, beliefs, and values, relating to what you do. The concepts and goals engendered at this time will last you well into 2022. The metamorphosis of your identity that you have been experiencing all this year continues, and even intensifies, with career included, peaking from the 19th to the 25th, Christmas Day. On the 18th and 19th also, the Gemini Full Moon takes place, representing the fulfillment of the ideas that have come up for you during this month. This timing speaks to you of relationship issues as well as your career choices heading into the Capricorn Solstice and the New Year. You are encouraged to take your changes during this period with the utmost seriousness, as they have much to teach you.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of December begins with a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius taking place late evening of December 3rd, or early morning of the 4th. This is a significant New Moon for you, when inner matters might prove to have ascendancy over outer. While your career and its current challenges and changes are still an important focus, this powerful lunation directs your gaze within yourself for a significant component of the answers that you seek. This month may help you get at the roots of self-defeating attitudes, allowing you to relax into joy. This eclipse brings to a close a cycle of eclipses that began in 2020 on the Sagittarius-Gemini axis. This series of eclipses may have brought an increased awareness of the need to take care of yourself and to find ways to bring more playfulness and joy into your daily life. At the end of the day, you have really high standards for yourself but what’s the point if you don’t have fun getting there? You might find deep down within you a party animal that just wants to get out and have fun.
From the 5th to the 7th, Mars in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn while squaring Jupiter in Aquarius on the 7th and 8th. The second week of December could be a productive one, and there may be opportunities to socialize or to find like-minded people that support your cause.
One of the highlights of December for you is Venus conjunct Pluto in your sign, while Venus is slowing down and preparing to station retrograde on the 19th. This aspect is a significant one lasting within one degree from the 8th to the 26th. Venus in conjunction with Pluto implies transformation of both your relationship energy and also your creative self-expression during the latter part of this climactic month. Venus is emphasizing your desires and the conjunction from Pluto could bring an obsessive edge. You may be more preoccupied with your appearance, with your relationships or with what money can buy, or else with what there is that it cannot. With Venus being in retrograde for the final ten days of December, through to the end of January, and then recovering in Capricorn until the first week of March, this could be part of a longer renewal process that has to do with letting go of some behavior or attitudes that keep you from valuing yourself more fully. Be patient, as things continue to shift in the early months of the 2022 year, and a new relationship with yourself could begin to emerge.
On the 11th and 12th , a certain degree of confusion as to where things are heading could be possible as the Sun in Sagittarius squares Neptune bringing up underlying anxieties. However this is a short transit and the third week of December sees Mercury’s entry into Capricorn which could help you sort things out. Mars enters Sagittarius on the 13th emphasizing the part of your chart that relates to your unconscious until late January. Overall it's an excellent time to take care of yourself, your health and your body. The Full Moon in Gemini culminates on December 18th highlighting your daily routine; if things need to be adjusted in terms of how you spend your energy, this Full Moon should make it clear. Habits that are detrimental to your well being should be easier to deal with at this time and there may be a powerful incentive to set new resolutions. Venus stations retrograde in Capricorn a few hours later signalling a period of revision and assessment, particularly for things related to your health and your self-image.
The Sun enters your sign on the 21st, with the Capricorn Solstice signaling the beginning of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a revitalizing period for you, with Venus also in close connection to Pluto, signifying that powerful transformative energies are still at hand. The following weeks brings a strong renewal helping you to start the New Year on the right foot.
The third and final square between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus takes place from the 18th to the 26th, exact on the 23rd. The rather intense square between these two planets, with Saturn being your ruler, has in fact colored the entirety of 2021, bringing up a tension between the old and the new. On a personal level, this influence may have highlighted the need to find greater financial freedom and creative experimentation by creating choice in your self-expression. This is so, even through a contrary tendency within you to stay an existing course. After all, you cannot have your cake and eat it too, although you can try. In taking stock, you might acknowledge how innovative you have actually gotten, while trying to work within the limits of what’s possible. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, it’s an excellent time to contemplate all that you have managed to accomplish in 2021 regardless of the roadblocks.
The last week of December could be a busy one with four planets now transiting in your sign so that it may be easier to go after you want. Jupiter enters Pisces on the 29th bringing a supportive influence in your communication sector. You could be more convincing to others over the next four months and it may get easier to share your ideas and get people on board with your vision.
The end of the year comes with a mixture of nostalgia and forward motion. You may feel more introspective but ready to move forward. Make space for exactly what you need and desire at this time and allow the rest to follow naturally.
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