MONTH OF December
Ready to own the new decade, Aries? December starts on a buoyant yet businesslike note. The Sun visits Sagittarius and your exuberant ninth house until December 21 while a cluster of Capricorn planetary activity (including Jupiter and one grand-finale eclipse!) hits your goal-focused tenth house with a serious agenda. Bring the Sagittarius spirit of expansiveness and wide-eyed curiosity to the office, or take a leap of faith on a grand goal that will carry you into 2020 and beyond.
But (power-) suit up, Ram: There’s major work ahead! On December 2, Jupiter, the planet of expansion, growth and good fortune, will launch into Capricorn and your ambitious tenth house until December 21, 2020, kicking off a year of sweet success. This could be one of your loftiest career years in more than a decade because Jupiter only visits each sign every 12 years. From a big-deal promotion to a leadership opportunity to greater clarity about your life goals, Jupiter has you in it to win it.
And that’s not all! Jupiter will join up with pragmatic Saturn and transformational Pluto, which have both been in Capricorn all year. You’ve been working so hard in 2019 to break ground on your intentions. But with cautious Saturn in the mix, it’s taken longer than you like. On top of that, Jupiter’s been in Sagittarius and your visionary, globe-trotting ninth house since November 2018. It’s been hard to stay disciplined—much less in a single geographic location! Rather than gain traction, you’ve been in a state of dis-traction! Well, now that Jupiter’s in the mix, your “shiny object syndrome” gives way to focused, aspirational adventures.
Is it time to take that traditional job or settle into a groove? While the tenth house tends to be more corporate and “C-suite” traditional, you don’t necessarily have to be stuck in the stuffy corner office. You’re a pioneering Aries, and we have no doubt you’ll redefine “running the world.” The tenth house also rules men and male-identified people, especially father figures. A guy in your life could assume an important role, or you may evolve into a new, more adult relationship with your dad over the coming months. This new Jupiter phase will be all about stepping into your own authority.
One day to watch is December 15, when Jupiter will form a flowing trine to disruptor Uranus in Taurus and your second house of work and money. An amazing opportunity could come out of left field, so stay alert. This one could be big and world-changing, just the way you like ‘em! Jupiter and Uranus are two of the most liberated and individualistic planets in the solar system, so one of your original concepts could get supersized now.
Prior to that, on December 12, the Gemini full moon beams into your third house of communication. Got a message to deliver? La luna hands you the megaphone and the entire PA system. News you’ve been awaiting might finally come. A sibling, coworker or neighbor may figure into events today, or there could be lots of activity locally. Got something to promote or an initiative to spearhead? Tap your community as a resource. From a pop-up appearance or trunk show to an impromptu day of volunteering, this full moon sets the perfect stage for a mission-driven neighborhood event or an email blast that spreads the word about a worthwhile cause.
Your empire-building drive kicks into high gear starting December 21, when the Sun shifts into Capricorn for a month, joining Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Christmas celebrations may have a more traditional twist since this sign is all about spinning the classics rather than making a remix. And on December 26, the decade’s final eclipse arrives—a solar (new moon) eclipse in Capricorn that will supercharge your goals and send you rocketing to the top in the next six months. If you haven’t been totally clear-eyed about what’s next, expect your vision to come together fast! This one is an annular solar eclipse, also called a “ring of fire” for the blazing outline of the Sun that appears as the moon passes over it. And it’s aptly named, considering the internal trial by fire you may go through as your freedom-loving sign fully and deeply commits to your loftiest goals!
The stars will incentivize you to do that even more as the year closes out. December 27 features the annual Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Capricorn, which many astrologers consider the luckiest day of the year. The blend of solar-powered confidence and can-do Jupiter’s enthusiasm empowers you to take a (calculated) leap of faith. Make that audacious ask. Summon the courage to really think big!
Wrap that all into your midnight wishes on New Year’s Eve, when the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto (wow!) all convene in Capricorn and light your ambitions on fire. As they gather in this VIP sector, you might love a public black-tie celebration or a private party somewhere exclusive. Plus, you’ll have a side of manifesting magic to tap into with the moon hanging out in Pisces and your twelfth house of enchantment.
With la luna hovering close to mystical Neptune, there’s an “ask, believe, receive” energy in the air. Your concrete desires combine with a splash of Law of Attraction-style mojo under this starmap. If ever there was a night to do a vision board or an intention-setting ritual before you paint the town, this is it! The twelfth house rules closure, so consider what you DON’T want to drag into the new decade—and perhaps ritualize that as well. Say farewell to all that no longer serves you so you can truly make a fresh start in 2020!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
December charges out of the starting gate with—surprise!—some intense and focused romantic goals. If you’re in a relationship, you might no longer be okay letting things progress at a casual, organic pace. Suddenly you need to know where things are going between you and just how serious IS this person? With love planet Venus galloping through ambitious Capricorn and your future-minded tenth house until December 20, your magic word is “commitment”— or at least “longevity.” Your love of classy, upscale venues is at an annual high, so glam up and hit the dressy black-tie events together. And as the power couple you are, you’re sure to turn heads wherever you go.
Single Rams may be borderline fixated on meeting someone with keeper potential; you’ll have little to no patience for players and posers. And with driven Mars blazing through intense Scorpio and your permabonding zone for the rest of the year (until January 3), you’re much more interested in the kind of merging the involves not just body but also mind and soul. Set the bar high and keep it there. By screening out the wannabes, you’ll hold space for “the one.”
Mars here can make you both passionate AND jealous—paranoid, even. Emotions will be raw, and you’ll be feeling a bit vulnerable. You could be overcome by an attraction so intense that you can’t resist someone who you know in your heart isn’t an ideal match. But the heart wants what it wants, so you may some internal “refereeing” to do.
Levity and lightness around love return on December 2—just in time for the holidays—when Venus relocates to Aquarius and your upbeat eleventh house of groups and gatherings. Whatever your status, you’ll be able to stay focused in the “now” and not projecting a dozen potential outcomes like a meteorologist during hurricane season. Stay flexible and open-minded, and you’ll see more of the fun and pleasantries of the season than anything that’s “lacking.” Singles who feel pressure from others to “couple up” should just surround yourself with your nearest and dearest and feel the love and gratitude for having such wonderful people in your life. (And PS, stay open to people in the “friends” category because one of them may prove to be something more!)
December 11: Venus-Saturn meetup
What might start off as a grave discussion about “where this is going” could bloom into a solidifying and confidence-restoring conversation about your shared future. On the other hand, if one of you isn’t quite “up to speed” with the other, you might need to consider setting a deadline so you don’t waste more time. Single? Lose the “fairy tale” fantasy and you’ll be more likely to meet an appropriate prospect.
MONEY & CAREER:
Going up! Your luckiest career year in more than a decade begins! Jupiter enters Capricorn from this December 2 until December 19, 2020, and beams into your tenth house of success and ambition, joining heavyweight Saturn and transformational Pluto, which have been here all year. That product you’ve put so much time and research into? Time to release it into the universe. Now’s the time to shoot for the stars while keeping your feet on the ground. Schedule your presentation to the powers that be, and make sure you look good while you’re doing it. (A no-brainer for you, Aries!) On December 15, Jupiter forms a harmonious trine to changemaker Uranus in your sixth house of finance and work. A lucrative opportunity or promotion could appear out of the blue. Don’t power down for the holidays just yet!
You’re motivated and inspired by Sagittarius season all month until December 21 as the Sun moves through your ninth house. But with driven Mars in Scorpio and your eighth house of intense focus from November 19 to January 3, you’re also deeply engaged in a project and may develop tunnel vision. This could drive up stress or tension around shared finances. Talk it through at the December 12 Gemini full moon, which beams into your communication sector, helping you clear the air. Money conversations have a bad rep, but don’t despair: Have an end goal in mind and by all means check your emotions at the door. (And read this evergreen article in the New York Times about how to have the talk.)
Your Capricorn clout increases even more on December 21, when the Sun begins its monthlong visit, firmly focusing you on your biggest goals. Get ready for a giant leap forward at the December 26 Capricorn new moon, which is also a potent solar eclipse. Clarity around a new path will arrive, or you’ll have a huge moment of awakening around your 2020 goals and plans. (Don’t wait another second to write those intentions for the new year!) When the confident Sun and lucky Jupiter make their once-a-year meetup on December 27—in Capricorn!—you could end the year with a huge professional victory or a decade-making win that ends this year with a flourish.
December 8: Sun-Neptune square
Hit pause and take stock of how realistic your next level of career ambitions is. While you shouldn’t limit yourself, you don’t want to set yourself up for disappointment either. Dreamy Neptune can distort the picture, and other people may not live up to their word. For now, it’s better to err on the side of being overly cautious.
Love Days: 15, 20
Money Days: 9, 26
Luck Days: 6, 24
Off Days: 18, 22, 4