As nights become longer and the days become colder, you can feel the sensation of December settling in you. The last month of 2021 carries such heavy and transformative energy, encouraging you to identify what is not working and put it aside.
Another year is fast approaching and it is full of possibilities. Your December 2021 monthly horoscope kicks off with a powerful start, radiating change in the form of a solar eclipse at 12 degrees Sagittarius on December 4.
This is the final eclipse that will take place on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis, which means it can carry an air of finality and help you put the finishing touches on a journey you’ve completed. As the month continues, you may feel like your relationships are evolving (or even devolving).
As romantic Venus teams up with dramatic Pluto on December 11, tensions can rise, making it harder to resist your most nefarious impulses. This conjunction between the planet of love and the planet of control can reveal deeper truths about who holds power in your relationships and how they exercise it.
By December 13, passionate Mars will rev the engine and move to adventurous and free-spirited Sagittarius, motivating you to take risks, seize spontaneous opportunities, and expand your universe with a more open-minded perspective.
However, as intuitive Mercury moves towards grounded and serious Capricorn, you can feel your focus shifting to your career, your external goals, and how you can build an empire.
As a Full Moon in talkative, intellectual, and social Gemini radiates throughout the cosmos on December 18, you may become aware of details that were previously unknown to you, prompting you to develop an idea, bounce your thoughts off someone else, and start a more in-depth discussion.
You may feel an intense change, especially in your love life, your social life, and your financial situation by December 19th. This is when Venus, the planet of luxury and desire, will retrograde in Capricorn, revealing the ways in which your search for love and pleasure has led you to repeat unhealthy patterns.
It’s a powerful time to recognize what needs to be working in your relationships and make the necessary adjustments to start letting go of those patterns. The Capricorn season begins on December 21, ushering in an era of difficult but necessary decision-making.
Capricorn is an incredibly resilient sign that tends to challenge you to overcome anything in your life. By December 24, Saturn, the planet of tradition, will face Uranus, the planet of rebellion, increasing the pressure to make a very difficult choice. Will you continue to defend the boundaries around you or will you decide to tear them down?
Venus re-associates with Pluto on December 25th, which could induce another major revelation about the state of your relationships. Even though it’s obvious that a relationship is toxic or harmful, you or your partner may feel the instinct to hold onto the relationship even more intensely.
Instead of letting fear guide your choices, try tapping into the well of bravery that is at your disposal. December can be an emotional roller coaster ride, but sometimes that ride will also be beautiful.
Expansive Jupiter re-enters imaginative and empathetic Pisces for the second time on December 28, where it will remain until May 2022. Jupiter rules over Pisces, which means Jupiter likes to be in Pisces.
In this zodiac sign, Jupiter can do what it does best: encourage a more creative vision, spread love, and help you see the beauty of everything. Here’s what each zodiac sign should know:
This month, you will be encouraged to let go of preconceptions and form new opinions. Your experiences make you see things differently, so holding onto the same beliefs no matter what you learn only holds you back.
Ultimately, you may have to make a choice between doing what you believe in and doing what the world wants you to do. All the fame and approval in the world may not matter to you if it means compromising your values.
You might find yourself reexamining your emotional attachments this month.
It might be time to put some limits in place that allow you to protect your energy when you need it, but at the same time, too many limits can also prevent you from making the connection you desire.
You can stumble into unexpected situations with the people who are close to you. These situations have the power to change both the way you view your relationships and the way you honor your independence.
A new relationship could start this month. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are meeting someone new, but that you are entering a new era in how a relationship works.
While these changes may not be an easy adjustment, it’s important to remember that you can’t control other people, and you can’t hold yourself back from your own growth.
If a relationship is holding you back instead of supporting your journey, don’t avoid that fact.
This month you may feel a drastic change in the way you go about your daily routine and put your health first. Productivity is only possible when working with a full tank rather than running empty.
As you work on your relationship with yourself, you may notice that the weaknesses in your relationship with others become more evident.
You may find yourself turning back to someone from your past. Don’t glaze over what separated you in the first place.
You might find yourself diving into something that makes you feel passionate and alive this month.
If you let your fear of being flawed or of making a mistake hold you back from that passion, you are missing out on a great opportunity.
However, remember to stay focused and organized along the way. Some of your more questionable habits can distract you from the task at hand, making it harder to focus on anything other than catching up.
Your sense of comfort and familiarity is put to the test this month. Your idea of “home” can evolve, encouraging you to create the sense of belonging you aspire to rather than settling for what you have always inherently belonged to.
Your love life can take a few unexpected turns over the course of the month, and if you fall in love with someone who leaves you feeling insecure, it might be time to analyze the source of this attraction.
You may be embracing social change at the start of this month.
This change might prompt you to start using your voice in new ways and choose topics for discussion that seem more meaningful to you. New connections could form in the process.
However, as the month progresses, you may find that unfinished business in your personal life resurfaces, forcing you to recognize what needs to be healed and what needs to be fixed. Find the source of your discomfort.
This month, you might find yourself redefining what gives you confidence and what boosts your self-esteem. It can be materialistic, but necessary things, like money.
It could also just be deeper confidence in your ability to embrace stability.
However, there may be times of tension in your relationship that could threaten that stability. Choosing your words carefully and communicating with the best of intentions will make all the difference.
You may find that your life is shifting in a new direction at the beginning of this month.
No matter what you let go of or what you embrace, you are discovering deeper layers of yourself, which will inevitably help you tap into your own power.
However, your coping mechanisms to cope with these changes may reveal themselves, especially if you find yourself spending money to produce more dopamine. Let it show you how to use your money more meaningfully.
You can start the month by dealing with deeply personal revelations about how you feel and how you can forgive yourself for those feelings.
Forgiveness does not mean repeating the same mistakes, but freeing yourself from the guilt of it all.
As the month continues, you may find yourself drawing intensity from many people around you, revealing how you navigate and deal with conflict in your relationships. It’s time to embrace what is not in your control.
You may feel inspired by a community effort at the start of this month.
However, you need to be surrounded by the right people in order to bring your vision to life; people who share your interests and who relate to your passion for the cause.
Over the month, secrets that people have kept from you and secrets that you have kept from others may come to light. You may be ready to let go of erratic impulses that distract your attention from your own growth.
At the start of the month, you might feel like your career is moving in a direction you weren’t prepared for. However, sometimes things get a bit messy before they make sense.
Letting go of an opportunity will give you access to an opportunity that may be much more aligned with your true talents and interests.
Be careful who you decide to work with and who you trust. You might realize which of your friends are really supportive of you and which ones are waiting for you to fail.