The year started off with a bang and it ends with one too. This is because of a game-changing solar eclipse in philosophical and freedom-loving Sagittarius on December 14th. The purpose of this eclipse is to help us free ourselves from the need to know everything, the need to be right, and the need to satisfy every selfish whim.
That said, we can expect this eclipse to show us where we need to be more thoughtful of others, make our peace with uncertainty, and where we need to stand up for justice, fairness, and ethics.
We can also expect the themes of community, equality, and doing what’s right to be the center of attention this month, as we are called to think globally and act locally going forward. If we really care about the world and want to change it for the better, we need to start doing what we can to inspire and implement these changes here at home.
Communicative Mercury enters Sagittarius which tells the truth on the first of the month, followed by values-driven Venus entering Sagittarius on the 15th, which asks us to put our money where our mouth is in living by our standards.
On the 21st, when the Sun moves to Capricorn, we are called to approach life with integrity and discipline. On the same day, moral-minded Jupiter and law-abiding Saturn, who morph into innovative, group-focused Aquarius on December 17th and 19th respectively, make a rare alignment (aka the Great Conjunction).
This Jupiter-Saturn alignment marks an important turning point that will affect us for years to come. With Aquarius being the focal point of this alignment, we can expect a strong focus on innovation, ingenuity, and unpredictability, as well as sustainability and the power of group effort.
Avoid selfishness and self-righteousness, because what happens will come back, good things included. Having said that, how can you embody the change you want to see in the world? Take the main road.
While it is never easy to let go of things that are familiar to us (even our pain), there are times when we must, if we are to continue to live and thrive. Don’t just ask for more from life, ask for better.
Try not to let the fear of uncertainty slow you down. Trust your intuition over hard and fast logic. If your faith is lacking, you have a responsibility to renew it. You have more than you think.
If you underestimate your talents or skills, this month is pushing you to take the lead (most likely in your career), or at the very least, recognize how much of an expert or authority you are in your own right.
On another note, this could also be the time to pay more attention to your health and well-being. With partnerships and relationships, look for those that compliment you, not complete you.
A romantic connection could also be broken, especially if it doesn’t make you happy anymore. Either way, truth, and discernment are your most powerful allies when it comes to your heart. Meanwhile, a rare and special creative opportunity might fall in your lap.
Home and family are in the spotlight this month, as some Virgos may welcome a new addition to the family (fur babies included). Buying a house or moving could also be part of this story, as could a change in relationship dynamics with a parent.
No matter how things go, stability and fulfillment are the overriding themes. A new job could also be on the horizon. Pay attention to your work-life balance.
But this tunnel vision actually prevents you from seeing all the wonderful options and possibilities around you. It’s time to diversify and take some risks. Believe in your talents. What you don’t know you can learn.
If you are out of work, a new opportunity might present itself now, but it will depend on your ability to marry your head with your heart. Look for prospects in your network. With the family dynamic, certain changes are necessary. It’s time for you to heal.
However, your path to success is not about quantity or making impulsive decisions. It’s about going through your life with more intent and more care for yourself and others. Explore and pay attention. You could learn something.
Especially as there is more and more chance that these thoughts will be reflected back to you in the world around you. If something is being phased out of your life, let it go. Trust that something better is coming. Trust that you deserve good things and those good things will happen.
Opportunities are finding you now, either through people you know or by embracing what sets you apart from the crowd. Avoid comparing yourself to others or giving too much of yourself in the name of good. To be a boss, you have to act like one.
No matter what you are planning now, it’s important that you have confidence in yourself so that you can achieve your goals, while also making sure you are pairing up with the right people. Above all, know that you are the supreme authority over your life.