This is a month about finding and appreciating your true values, Libra. Partnership in your life is very active for you, especially over the first third of the month as the Scorpio lunation cycle from last mid-November completes. You could find that your relationship dynamic brings up new-found awareness of hidden flaws which in turn spurs you toward finding what is at the heart of that in terms of inner wounding, and of discovering your own authenticity. This is a very powerful time, and one that is subject to a variety of interpretations, including a lack of ability on your part to affect things, although this is an illusion. They say that “the tall bamboo bends before the wind,” and when you can acknowledge that you are co-creator with the mystical power of the universe, you have made a significant step forward in your own evolutionary arc. With the December 12th New Moon, which also features a stationing Mercury – beginning its retrograde that lasts until the evening of January 1st – you are exposed to a greater scope of intuitional information together with the tendency for introspection that the Mercury Retrograde period provides. Spending a good deal of the holiday period in inward reflection might be just what your soul needs during this magical timing.
The following was written by our guest columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
December could have an integrative influence that helps you set your sight on the larger goals you are envisioning for the year ahead. The recent New Moon in Scorpio from last month kicked off a powerful cycle, which continues through the first third of the present month, bringing more awareness to your values, your self-worth and the reciprocity required for you to thrive in your relational investments. You may be more aware of a need to recalibrate your scales to achieve a balance point if you feel like the give and take of a certain partnership is uneven, or it may be a good time to adjust your investments to ensure that you are getting what you need. With Trickster Uranus in Taurus once again highlighted, corresponding to your sector of intimacy and personal transformation, you have plenty of intuitional information at your disposal to help make your relationships run better. You may feel slightly overwhelmed with the logistical side of a project but there may be people around you who are willing to help and it may simply be a matter of reaching out and asking for support.
On the 1st, Mercury moves into Capricorn and forms a supportive sextile with Saturn in Pisces from the 1st to the 2nd which is an aspect that will occur twice more before mid-January. You may be presented with a situation at home, with a family member or at work that requires some re-thinking. A situation related to your domestic life could end up taking longer than expected and with Venus in your sign forming a square with Pluto in Capricorn on the 3rd you may feel a sense of urgency to act or control a situation while also needing to let go and trust the process.
Venus, your ruler, enters Scorpio on the 4th and forms a supportive trine with Saturn in Pisces from the 4th to the 5th which can help prioritize health and wellness during the first week of the December month. Neptune stations direct in Pisces on the 6th, emphasizing service to others, while the Sun in Sagittarius forms a trine with Chiron in Aries from the 6th to the 7th. There could be issues that arise to remind you of your own inner wounding, and that may further promote healing conversations around this time.
The New Moon in Sagittarius arrives on November 12th inaugurating a fresh cycle in the part of your chart that relates to communication, curiosity, and learning. You may have insights related to the ways in which you want to relate to information or share your ideas with the world. Talking, writing, and exchanges with others could be featured in some ways in the weeks ahead. Jupiter in Taurus which rules over this New Moon is separating from an opposition with Venus in Scorpio which could also be bringing a need to reassess spending habits or the cost of a project. Benefits coming from one of your associations may have to be sorted out especially if you are looking for more autonomy at this time.
The evening of the New Moon, Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn which further amplifies the need to sort out your priorities so that you can move with greater ease towards your goals in 2024. Communication, contracts or agreements are highlighted and may also need to be revised or adjusted before January. Overall, this last part of December is a busy time that could bring clarity surrounding your goals, your vision for the future, and the resources available to get you there. Some of your relationships may feel ready to move towards new directions and communicating your visions or clarifying your expectations could help steer your ship in the right direction. This could also be a period when you feel a greater desire to connect with what you value in order to align with a new version of yourself that is wanting to emerge.
On the 21st, winter officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere with the Sun’s entry into the sign of Capricorn. The days surrounding the Capricorn Solstice are a bit chaotic with your ruling planet, Venus, in Scorpio opposing Uranus in Taurus and Mercury Retrograde meeting the Sun in Capricorn before retrograding back into Sagittarius on the 22nd. Important insights or clarifications may be available and they may come through strange means or via your intuition. You may have to trust what you can’t see and have faith that things are unfolding as they should even if you are not sure what that means yet.
The Full Moon in Cancer arrives on the 26th and further amplifies intuitions and insights illuminating topics related to your career or a vocational path. This is a good time to make a wish and trust in your guiding stars to take you where you need to be. In this, you are more conscious of internal moral values that you feel that you must live by, if you are to live your truth. With the Sun at the Full Moon in your nadir, corresponding to home and dwelling space concerns, familial dynamics, or your psychological roots, you are also internalizing this angel guidance as a living template deep within you.
Venus enters Sagittarius on the 29th and Jupiter stations direct in Taurus on the 30th and these two planets in each other’s signs could amplify faith in your process of growth and change for the days and weeks to come.
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