We’re heading towards the end of the year and the December 2021 horoscope suggests that 2021 may be going out with a bang. There is certainly some significant celestial activity this month, beginning with that total solar eclipse in Sagittarius on 4th December. A solar eclipse is always a significant astrological event and I’ll be posting on that soon, however, it’s not the only big astrological event in town.
In a season where many of us would expect to celebrate with parties and entertainment (in a ‘normal’ year that is) we find ourselves paying more attention to Venus than usual. Just in time for Xmas, the goddess of love and money (what else?) will be turning retrograde in Capricorn on 19th December. As Venus slows to a station, she will also spend the month conjunct Pluto. That is always a high maintenance combination.
As it that’s not enough, there’s a full Moon in Gemini to coincide with the Venus retrograde and Jupiter leaves Aquarius for good (this time around) at the end of the month and enters Pisces in time for New Year. I’ll be posting on all of those events too so, it’s going to be a busy time for this astrologer. As usual, please read your horoscope for either your Sun or rising sign – or both if you prefer.
December 2021 Horoscope: Aries
The solar eclipse falls in the sector of your chart that deals with your perspective on life and early this month, events may cause you to have a complete re-think about how you view the world. Only you will know what prompts this major change in outlook, but as the eclipse takes place in a friendly fellow fire-sign, you may discover that this is a positive change that puts you in a much more optimistic place as you approach the year-end.
This may – or may not – be connected to events that will transpire later in the month, when Venus goes retrograde. All month you will have been determined to transform your place in the world – and that may be career related or it could even concern the public status of your most committed relationships. There may be considerable pressure on you to turn things around financially or relationally – and you will feel a real inner drive to take things to another level.
Venus retrograde may signal you need to be 100% certain about what you’re getting into, so take some time this month to reflect on whether your plans accord with your deepest desires. It’s always better to make an adjustments now rather than later. The full moon may help you to see things a little more clearly than you’ve been doing lately. By the end of the month, Jupiter’s sign change will signal a shift in your consciousness and you will feel much more at peace with your world. It will be a great start to your New Year.
December 2021 Horoscope: Taurus
Sometimes you have the feeling that things are not fair in this life – and that could be where December opens for you. The December 2021 horoscope suggests this month you need to adjust your expectations. You’re a down to earth soul and you hate feeling that things are not as you want them to be. This month, the solar eclipse reminds you that a peaceful life involves compromise – it’s better for two people to reach a consensus that for both of you to be unhappy.
You can be stubborn – and that may be the problem. The Venus-Pluto conjunction this month may show you need to take a different perspective on what’s really important in your relationships – and even in how you handle your finances. In fact money may be the source of the disagreement. You may need to stop taking the moral high ground and start appreciating someone else’s point of view. A little understanding and a lot of generosity could help to move things onto another level.
When Venus turns retrograde you will have time to gain some insights into how to do exactly that. Spend this time reviewing what’s important to you. If you’re not getting enough pleasure out of life? make plans to address that issue. When Jupiter moves in to Pisces at the end of the month, peace may break out – and not before time. Use this influence to look forward to the future with optimism and a generosity of spirit. A life lived in accordance with your values is worth more than anything else.
December 2021 Horoscope: Gemini
Dear Gemini, the month begins with the solar eclipse in your house of relationships. Thats a big deal in your December 2021 horoscope as there will be a few things that you and your partner need to discuss – and you may have been avoiding a few issues. They’re probably not bad or difficult issues, it’s just that in your typical Gemini way, you’ve been distracted by other things. Now, however, you have no excuse, so sit down and get your head around the things you need to say – and do.
With Venus conjunct Pluto in the house of other people’s money, you may have a big decision to make. It may involve a new financial commitment so use this time to go through the fine print before you sign on the dotted line. You may be considering commitments of another sort – if so, the same rules apply. When Venus turns retrograde, you will have a few weeks to reconsider any of the terms and conditions that you may be unsure about. Use this time to ask questions and don’t settle for vague replies. You need detail.
One more thing. By the end of the month, the full Moon ensures that the spotlight is on you. That gives you the opportunity to be in the driving seat and push forward any changes you need to make. It’s a time of new beginnings for you so make the most of them. With Jupiter moving into Pisces at the end of the month, you may be looking for new beginnings at work too. You will enter 2022 wanting to see some improvements in your prospects, so now is the time to start thinking about what you want out of life in more ways than one.
December 2021 Horoscope: Cancer
How effective are you feeling Cancer? The solar eclipse falls in your house of daily routines and you may have the feeling that a few of them are getting away from you. You are a creature of habit – but that doesn’t mean that your habits serve you well. If you’re unnerved because you don’t seem to be getting to grips with things in the way that you used to, then perhaps it’s a message that you need to change your routine.
The Venus-Pluto conjunction falls in your relationship sector, so it’s possible the change in routine is something that is out of your control. You may be spending this month accommodating changes to your partner’s routine. Alternatively, the two of you may have decided it’s time to put the relationship on another footing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – circumstances may be enabling you to strike out on a new path that will be good for both of you. If only your habit of clinging to the past didn’t get in the way…
Venus retrograde shows that change is something you’re going to have to think about and reach agreement on – but you have a few weeks to do that and ensure that the direction of travel suits you both. At the time of the full moon, you may feel emotional but you also know you have to let go of a few things. When Jupiter moves into your fellow water sign, Pisces, at the end of the month, your outlook will be much more calm and you’ll be looking forward to the adventures that lie in wait for you next year.
December 2021 Horoscope: Leo
The December 2021 horoscope suggests that for you, Leo, the month is going to open with the focus on your own personal creativity. If you’ve been feeling frustrated about not being able to be yourself lately, then the solar eclipse will bring that home to you in no uncertain terms. Your fellow fire sign of Sagittarius is an optimistic and expansive sign and perhaps you need to be reminded that you don’t get to enjoy yourself by limiting your options. Perhaps it’s time to think big – and you may get a boost to your self-confidence that helps you to do just that.
This may be helpful as when Venus conjuncts Pluto and then turns retrograde, you may need to carry out a root and branch review of how you are funding your lifestyle. For some big cats, this may involve identifying areas where you’re letting cash slip through your fingers – and that may be preventing you from spending on the things that really matter to you. For some of you, you may get a significant cash boost that enables you to have a very Happy Xmas! However it works out, you’re being asked to become more responsible about the way in which you organise your life. Don’t stop having fun, but organise your finances to maximise the benefits.
It would be wise to bear the above in mind as the full moon shines on your social life over the festive period. This lunation is is Gemini and that’s a sign renowned for multi-tasking – so you may find yourself having to carefully manage those party invitations to ensure that you don’t miss out. With Jupiter moving into Pisces at the end of the month, the focus returns to the big decisions that you may be facing next year. Your life needs to change, so approach those changes with hope and optimism as the New Year begins.
December 2021 Horoscope: Virgo
The month opens with the solar eclipse affecting your home life. As an earth sign, having a secure base is important to you and the December 2021 horoscope suggests that that will be a big issue for you as the month begins. Some of you may respond to this impulse by arranging to visit your family – especially if you live far apart. Others may make far-reaching decisions about your own living arrangements. Whatever your response to the eclipse, it signals a shift in your consciousness that affects your base and often a need to ‘touch base’.
Venus and Pluto are entwined in your most creative sector and this implies that this month you could not only working hard, but playing hard too. As a Virgo that’s unlikely to mean nights of drunken revelry (though you never know…) but is is likely to mean that you may be focusing on a creative project that means a great deal to you. You are not a pushy person but this month you will feel the need to take ownership of your creative spirit and put it to work to change your life for the better. During the Venus retrograde period you will have time to work on the detail.
By the end of the month, the full moon in Gemini shines on your career. If that’s connected to your creativity then you will have a much clearer idea of the direction in which you want to go. Gemini and Virgo, both Mercury ruled, work well together, and if you find you need to keep an open mind and remain flexible about work time and play time, you’d be right to do so as the boundaries between them can become a little blurred this month. As Jupiter moves into Pisces, there’s a signal that you will need to pay attention to your partnerships as you approach 2022.
December 2021 Horoscope: Libra
The December 2022 horoscope for Libra suggests that the month will open with you having to pay attention to what you say or think. The solar eclipse falls in your communications sector so, this month, it will be important for you to understand the importance and power of words. Some of the time you may be addressing an audience (even if it’s just your pets) and at other times you may feel as though you’re talking to yourself. The important thing is to not only speak but listen too and this may be the focus for you early this month.
The Venus-Pluto conjunction falls in your domestic sector – and the discussions early in the month may be a precursor to changes you want to make to your living situation. The odds are that you will find yourself wanting to spend money on your home. It may be more than the festive decorations that you have in mind as the signs are you may want to consider a total makeover. The Venus retrograde period will give you some time to consider the practicalities of what you’re proposing to do – as well as encourage you to think carefully and create a budget before you start.
The full moon will give you some inspiration this month as it’s in fellow air sign Gemini. If you’ve been in need of some optimism or a mental boost, this full moon will give you a much more positive outlook on life. By the time Jupiter enters Pisces at the end of the month, you’ll feel ready to implement a new routine that is far kinder to you than the one you’re engaging with now. Dealing with the big picture is far easier than sweating the small stuff. You can’t do everything at once so don’t even try.
December 2021 Horoscope: Scorpio
This month’s solar eclipse lands in your bank account. The December 2021 horoscope suggests that events may conspire to remind you of your financial resources – or lack of them. A large bill or some significant but necessary expenditure will make you think about what you earn – and how you can improve that situation. Your net worth may also remind you of your self-worth. if you undervalue yourself then other people may also do that. Perhaps it’s time to re-appraise your self-esteem.
Worth and values loom large this month – especially with the Venus-Pluto conjunction dominating your mind. This combination in your communications sector means that try as you may, you can’t get the issue out of your head. That may be useful, however, if you are seriously considering a radical re-think of how you value your own efforts. You know you need to transform this part of your life so use the time when Venus is retrograde to work out how to do so.
By the time thew full moon shines on your house of transformation, you may feel ready to start tackling the big changes you need to make at a deep, inner level. Those changes need to be reflected in your outer life too, so don’t forget to think about how to incorporate lasting change in ways that are real and achievable for you. Jupiter’s move into fellow water sign Pisces will be helpful as creative solution is what you need. Have some faith in yourself – and all will be well.
December 2021 Horoscope: Sagittarius
This is a special moment for you Sagittarius as the solar eclipse in your sign signals a fresh start. The December 2021 horoscope points towards a major realignment for you – and it begins this month. As a restless soul, I bet you can’t wait to get started on whatever new venture you have in mind. However, it may pay you to hold on for just a moment as we look at what else is in store – you need to be sure you have everything in place before your journey begins.
The Venus-Pluto conjunction is in your house of resources, This means that whatever is coming your way will have financial implications. Of course, you’re always keen to boost your income and the indications are that you will be looking at some options that do exactly that. However, you can also be a gambler so don’t go down the route of risking what you have for a promise that may never materialise. If it looks too good to be true then it probably is.
When Venus turns retrograde you’ll have the chance to think things over and the full moon in Gemini, your opposite sign, indicates that you may be well advised to take a second opinion on any major changes you wish to make, especially if they impact on your financial status. When Jupiter enters Pisces at the end of the month, you may feel the need to expand things in your domestic life. Usually that occurs because you’re feeling optimistic about the future – and that is a great place to be at the year end.
December 2021 Horoscope: Capricorn
Capricorn’s December 2021 horoscope suggests that this month will be one where you need to deal with a few things you’ve been keeping to yourself. Usually that involves your deepest feelings and private fears – and there may be a few things in your life that you need to let go. The Venus-Pluto conjunction falls in your house of new beginnings and you may feel the need to transform your life in some way. If you have experienced major changes in your life over the past year, maybe it’s time to let them go and focus on yourself for a change.
When Venus turns retrograde in your sign, you may feel at first that your desire for change is more of an uphill struggle than you thought it would be. You’re a down-to-earth and practical soul and you know that what you need right now is a little ‘TLC’. Be kind to yourself as it’s the best way of putting yourself in the right place for the next phase of your life. The full moon in Gemini will help with that as it shines on your house of health and wellbeing.
The full moon also signals that you need to pay attention to re-organising your life to better suit your needs. Managing your time and communicating your needs more effectively is what you are being asked to do. When Jupiter enters Pisces, you will be in a much more optimistic, yet reflective, state of mind. You’ll benefit enormously from having a much more positive approach to life as the year draws to a close.
December 2021 Horoscope: Aquarius
Aquarius is a social animal and you’re usually more aware than most when it comes to what’s going on in the world. The solar eclipse falls in the social sector of your chart and this may make you look more closely at some of the connections and ideals you may have entertained to date. the December 2021 horoscope suggests that this is a process that will reflect your own changing aspirations. Your view of the future may be evolving – and you life needs to evolve too.
Venus and Pluto conjunct in Capricorn reminds you of the need to get into a mentally and emotionally healthy space. You may be aware of a lot of undercurrents flowing around you this festive season. so be prepared to have some of your deepest desires challenged in ways that may jolt your subconscious. Transforming some of your long-held attitudes and underlying values may not be the way you wanted to spend the ‘happy holidays’ but it will certainly be a process that transforms your New Year – especially when Venus turns retrograde as these things may be brought to your attention.
When the full moon shines it will do a great deal to show you where a creative solution to those issues can be found. You need to re-focus on your own self-expression to start to enjoy life to the full. If the future is about anything then it needs to be a true reflection of yourself – so put that at the heart of everything that you do. When Jupiter moves into Pisces, you’ll receive a boost to your self esteem that will restore your faith in life. You may even receive a boost to your bank account – don’t spend it all at once…
December 2021 Horoscope: Pisces
For you Pisces, the December 2021 horoscope suggests a month where your place in this world is unclear. A solar eclipse plunges us into darkness, and for a moment you may feel lost an unable to find your direction in life. Don’t worry. The universe is simply asking you to review some of the assumptions that you’ve been making about where you fit into the grand scheme of things. If you need to re-define your social role or re-draw your work-face, now is the time to do so.
The Venus-Pluto conjunction draws attention to the need to transform your social involvements. As a Pisces you find it hard to say no to any involvement or invitation and this may make you seem rather more frivolous than you are. It may be time to focus on the involvements that you find truly worthwhile and where you feel you can make a valid contribution rather than simply ‘turn up’. When Venus turns retrograde, you’ll be able to reflect on how you can transform this aspect of your life.
At the same time, the full moon will be shining on your home life. This is the opportunity you have needed to get your house in order, however it may not be a straightforward process. The issue you may have is that your ideas about how you tackle this may be many, but your follow through may be lacking. This lunation is in Gemini – a fellow mutable sign – so you may need to remain flexible about your home and family arrangements this month as things could be changeable. When Jupiter enters your sign at the end of the year, it signals a real boost to your spirits. Enjoy the moment.
© Sara Shipman 2021
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