MONTH OF December
It’s all about balance this December, Crab. From the food you heap onto your holiday plate to your gift budget to managing others’ expectations of you, it could take extra effort to set limits without feeling deprived or Scroogey. With the Sun in Sagittarius and your healthy sixth house until December 21, you desire to feel energized and vibrant—but that urge comes smack in the midst of Christmas-cookie season, and, well, no one loves a baked good quite such as you, Cancer!
Moderately than deny yourself the seasonal joys of treats and togetherness, start with small and manageable bites. Too many relatives or friends wanting to spend “quality time”? Either host a bunch gathering or book them for a high-quality HOUR, knowing you truly have two. If you under-promise and overdeliver, you’ll get gratitude as an alternative of grumbles.
As for the delicious butter- and sugar-filled eats which might be all calling your name? Those appetizer-sized plates look downright loaded while you put enough on them. Polish off one in all those, drink some water and refill your plate as often as you would like. Not less than you won’t eat yourself into an upset stomach and food coma. (Unless that’s what you desire to do, after all—your body, your selection!)
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You’re back in boss mode on December 20, when lucky Jupiter returns to Aries for five months, heating up your profession and leadership house. No must be lonely at the highest, though! The subsequent day, the Sun moves into Capricorn and your partnership sector, joined by chatty Mercury, loving Venus and transformational Pluto—and bolstered two days later by the December 23 Capricorn recent moon. Prepare for a fresh start in your closest relationships. And a stunning Christmas Eve too because the moon will linger here throughout the subsequent day.
The dynamic-duo energy gets challenged starting December 29 though because Mercury will turn retrograde in Capricorn until January 18. This might bring disruptive energy to your closest ties, making for a little bit of a difficult Latest 12 months’s Eve. Select your organization properly because the calendar turns, Cancer!
With romantic Venus and deep-diving Pluto connecting here on NYE, talks in regards to the future could get intense and possibly turn official. Don’t rush into anything you’re not ready for, but don’t hold back on addressing a problem that’s lingering within the shadows. You’ll be able to’t move forward in case you’re sweeping your true feelings under the rug. Fair warning: With a glass or two of champs, those secrets will come out. Keep that in mind in case you head to a celebration or anywhere that you just won’t wish to be remembered because the guest who, er, made a scene.
Sagittarius season until December 21
Pleased, healthy holidays! The Sun makes its annual sojourn through Sagittarius and your wellness-focused sixth house until December 21—an annual calendar mishap in your indulgence-loving sign. You possibly can decide to partially ignore this solar invitation to hit the gym while you’d quite be frosting a batch of sugar cookies. Or you possibly can “have all of it”: Experience holiday sweets and bourbon-laced eggnog, then balance it out with a sweaty Spin class.
But you’ve also got a LOT to do while the Sun is in your busy, task-driven sixth house, and keeping off a food coma or lingering hangover will only add to your stress. Mix in just a few healthy appetizers and pace yourself. Re-entering the world of holiday parties? Refill partially on some dark leafy greens or crudites before you hit the events so that you’ll be less tempted to appease social anxiety by mindlessly eating and drinking.
The sixth house rules organization and helpful people. A December deep-clean and decluttering can go a great distance in helping you are feeling grounded. Hire a specialist to assist you to with year-end bookkeeping or to construct those bookshelves which were sitting within the box for six months. While it’s great to DIY and get monetary savings, you possibly can be losing time and motivation by not delegating.
Neptune retrograde ends on December 3
Have you ever felt adrift out of your dreams, Cancer? On December 3, hazy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde through Pisces and your ninth house of travel, expansion and grand plans. When you’ve been unsure about your next big moves, the fog will lift now.
A period of soul-searching that began on June 28 will give solution to purposeful planning—and the spiritual courage to take a giant risk. Trace back to your last birthday since Neptune turned retrograde during Cancer season. What were a few of the goals you set for yourself? You possibly can approach them again with a clearer head.
December 7 Gemini full moon
What do it’s essential to leave behind in 2022? A significant moment for closure arrives on the December 7 Gemini full moon. This lunation sweeps through your twelfth house of healing, transitions and compassion. When you’ve been holding in your emotions, the floodgates open—and there could even be a cleansing “ugly cry” moment since passionate Mars might be exactly conjunct this full moon. The excellent news? That is a serious release—and one which may very well be accompanied by a moment of deep spiritual clarity.
Take heed to your heart, and your intuition will point you in precisely the direction it’s essential to go, Cancer. The caveat? This may increasingly not be the trail you planned to take, and that would require some painful adjustments. The twelfth house rules addictions, escape and recovery—so be especially mindful of your substance intake in case you head to a vacation party under these moonbeams. Get yourself relaxed BEFORE you exit so that you don’t ease social anxiety on the bar. Concentrate on shedding self-destructive habits, not fueling them,.
Hidden information could come to light during this full moon, forcing you to shift gears. This can be a powerful moment to practice forgiveness. Unburden yourself from any resentment you’re carrying around, and if essential, cut ties with a toxic person or obligation. With the total moon and Mars retrograde connecting, keep your wits about you and don’t push beyond your limits. You possibly can be wired AND drained, and this clashing energy could make you accident-prone. Avoid strenuous workouts and tasks which might be mentally taxing today.
To the highest! Jupiter returns to Aries on December 20
Back within the saddle, Crab. On December 20, lucky and expansive Jupiter starts its second trip through Aries and your tenth house of profession, ambition and leadership. From May 10 to October 28 of this yr, Jupiter was here, supplying you with major mojo within the success department. You could have taken on recent levels of responsibility, even an executive title or promotion. Possibly you were called to bring your personal vision to a department, corporation or team. (Personal opinions aside, we are able to attribute Cancer Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter to this Jupiter in Aries cycle.)
Between now and May 16, 2023, Jupiter will travel through Aries once more, accelerating your ambitions. This may very well be one in all your luckiest profession cycles in greater than a decade, so take full advantage of the chance to make some power moves. Jupiter rules long-distance connections. Don’t be surprised if a suggestion to travel or relocate for work crops up. The entrepreneurial bug could also bite, though Jupiter’s presence on this more corporate sector of the chart has an “intrapreneur” vibe. Shake up the system from inside, Crab—with risk taker Jupiter here, you possibly can be anointed as a trailblazing visionary in case you dare to challenge stale conventions and introduce just a few recent ways of doing business!
December 21: Sun enters Capricorn and December 23 Capricorn recent moon
On December 21, Capricorn season begins because the Sun enters your partnership zone for a month. Dynamic-duo energy kicks in—and in a giant way since Mercury, Venus and Pluto are also in Capricorn—supplying you with the urge to merge. Whose skills complement yours? Who balances you out well? Find ways to return together.
Time for a fresh start together with your closest people…or one special person? On December 23, the Capricorn recent moon could set a relationship in motion that seems to be surprisingly synergistic. This person is likely to be a member of your friend group or on the periphery of your social circle. Perhaps they’re a contact you’ve been nurturing online. Whether it’s in romance or business, see what doors you possibly can open by joining your superpowers.
Don’t just leap into something official without really looking though (not that you just would, Cancer). The Capricorn recent moon will form a tense square to Jupiter in your profession and long-term planning zone, revealing that your big-picture goals is probably not fully in sync. Is love or chemistry enough to beat that?
Hard as it could be, you’ll wish to have an honest speak about your values, boundaries and deal breakers. There’s no sense in getting super-involved in case you know, for instance, that you certainly don’t want kids they usually absolutely do…or that one in all you thinks home ownership within the ‘burbs is the holy grail while the opposite one is a diehard urban nomad.
Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn on December 29
Need another reason to take commitment slow? From December 29 until January 18, Mercury, the planet of communication, technology and travel, will turn retrograde in Capricorn. You possibly can get cold feet or have second thoughts about moving forward with a partnership. Hold off on any major relationship decisions, and if possible, delay signing a contract until later next month.
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‘Tis the season for giving! Acts of service is one in all the five “love languages”—and certain the one you’ll be speaking for the primary week of December. Romantic Venus is in Sagittarius and your supportive sixth house until December 9, putting you in a helpful mood. A mistletoe moment is gorgeous, but right away you care more about being there in grounding and practical ways in your partner.
With Venus on this health-conscious zone, you would possibly initiate a clean eating regimen for the 2 of you, or get occurring a joint fitness goal. You’re also adept at problem-solving, and nothing makes you are feeling happier than listening and offering counsel to your S.O. as they sort things out. Solo Crabs might meet someone special while engaging in healthy pursuits, like stocking up on turmeric and flaxseed oil, or sweating it out in a rigorous yoga class.
Just look ahead to a critical or codependent streak. Mentioning areas where someone could do higher is nice up to a degree. But an excessive amount of nitpicking and fussing could really kill the mojo. Your self-improvement kick could veer into body image issues or unrealistic standards. ‘Tis the season to enjoy some treats. Attempting to abstain from sugar, wheat and dairy in the course of the height of eggnog-and-fruitcake season is a setup to fail. Make moderation your method.
Meantime, sultry Mars is in Gemini on an prolonged trip from August 20 to March 25, heating up your twelfth house of fantasy, healing and escape. This sounds potentially dreamy, however the red planet is in stressful retrograde from October 30 until January 12, which could make stormy waves. Passive-aggressive behavior and paranoia could arise.
Because the twelfth house rules hidden information and the subconscious, you would possibly struggle with trust issues during this phase. Be honest, Cancer: Have you ever ignored your boundaries and allowed them to be crossed? You possibly can feel resentful or used if that’s the case. Don’t waste your time seething in anger—just make your limits clear. Possibly you’ve been overly consumed with a loved one’s “issues” and the codependent enabling has reached its limit. You may also be drawn to a clandestine arrangement—and also you’ll wish to think twice before fidgeting with fire that way.
On December 9, Venus slips into Capricorn and your partnership house, emphasizing the magic of twosomes for the remainder of 2016. Commitments could turn official (holiday proposal anyone?), or you possibly can start considering specifically about what you would like in a partner. The clearer your vision of affection is, the more likely you’ll find a way to manifest that. When Venus unites with all-in Pluto on Latest 12 months’s Eve, relationships get extra deep! But fair warning: communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn from December 29 on, which could provide you with second thoughts about love interest or cause one in all you to send mixed signals. Try to not react before you get the facts—this might all be one big misunderstanding.
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Get it done, Crab! With the Sun in your organized sixth house until December 21, you’re on a mission to knock out lingering tasks and to-do list items before the vacations. Declutter and systematize as best as you’ll be able to so that you don’t come back from day without work to an amazing pile of projects.
The fly within the ointment is that energizer Mars is slogging in retrograde through Gemini and your sleepy twelfth house until January 12, which could find you battling burnout and insomnia. Be mindful how much you’re taking on now. You possibly can feel such as you’re burning the candle at each ends or simply making too many sacrifices. You could also have to set firm boundaries with someone in your personal life whose draining demands are stopping you from getting your work done.
Excellent news: You could find a perfect sidekick to assist share the load! Partnerships soar for a month once the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21, heating up your collaboration corner. Your ambitious plans might best be executed with a helpful adviser or a trusty first mate. Run things by your council of sensible friends and mentors or explore a proper alliance. As an emotional sign, you usually do well when you’ve gotten a solid sounding board to run things by.
A budding business alliance could spark up when the December 23 Capricorn recent moon ignites the partnership zone of your chart. At a vacation gathering or year-end meeting, you would possibly strike up an enlightening conversation with someone who could grow to be your newest skilled ally. If a contract is on the table, it’s possible you’ll even seal the deal before 2022 ends.
That said, it is likely to be best to officialize after Mercury retrograde ends on January 18, since this will be an unfavorable time for signing your name to anything. But use the Capricorn recent moon to barter or read over the finer points of any legal documents. Jot down the names of people that may very well be beneficial allies in the approaching yr. Then set a calendar reminder to reconnect with them during Aquarius season!
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