It’s been a whirlwind of a year – the kind of challenging chaos that leaves your hair frizzed out and your muscles tense. But as we enter December, we also begin to leave this year behind and prepare to embark on a new journey.
An Overview of December 2020
This month brings plenty of astrological help in the form of celestial wisdom, guidance, and the gift of abundance thanks to the Sun’s dance through Sagittarius which shines a spotlight on benevolent, expansive Jupiter. When the Sun spends its time in the optimistic sign of Sagittarius, we feel more uplifted, focused on the future, and curious about new philosophical and spiritual concepts.
Jupiter is also a planet that loves to shower us with gifts and good fortune – Sagittarius season is a good time for bold action and good luck. You can expect some kind of positive financial surprise this month, as Jupiter delights in its generosity and gift-giving manner.
Mercury enters Sagittarius on the 1st of December, spicing up our conversations and sprinkling the seed of confidence over our communication styles.
If you’ve been having a hard time speaking up or sharing your thoughts and ideas with others, you can breathe a sigh of relief because this transit helps you feel more open and honest than ever before.
There’s a New Moon and Solar eclipse occurring on December 14th, both of which connect to the concepts of transformation and new beginnings. This transit, coupled with the inherent possibilities of the new year, will help you feel more motivated towards and positive about the future.
We will feel like things are finally starting to look up – and they are!
We feel another burst of new energy when Saturn moves into Aquarius on December 17th, encouraging us to take our futures more seriously. This transit urges you to make the necessary commitments now that will help you build the life that you want for yourself eventually. Take advantage of this energy by making a game plan.
The winter solstice occurs on December 21st, which is also when the Sun moves into responsible, reserved Capricorn. Astrologically speaking, the winter solstice denotes the awakening from a slumber. This is when the days start to become longer and more light creeps its way into our lives, illuminating certain issues that may have been buried in the cold dark of winter. And with the Sun entering Capricorn, you’ll feel more motivated than ever to go after that future you want to create for yourself.
We end the month with a Full Moon in Cancer on December 29th.
Cancer is a sign of emotional depth, creativity, and intuition, helping us round off this month with a connection to our emotional centers. This is the perfect time for a Full Moon Ritual that involves taking inventory of your feelings and letting the healing energy of the Moon tie up any loose ends, emotionally speaking.
Let’s take a look at what this month will bring for you, depending on your Sun sign.
What Does December Mean for You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign?
You’re more focused on the future than ever this month, Aries.
This is the time for you to sit still for a moment and consider what it is you want to bring about in your life. The motivation you feel now won’t last forever, so it’s crucial that you take advantage of it and make the most of this burst of energy that surges through you this December.
Increased optimism helps you maintain a bright, gleaming hope this month that will carry you through into the new year.
Read your Aries Horoscope.
You may have felt foggy in the past couple of months, but you can expect the fog to clear, making way for bright, sunny skies this month, Taurus.
A spotlight shines on your intuition this December that creates a flawless perception for you. You can finally see situations and relationships for what they really are, allowing you to make big decisions regarding them. Don’t ignore your instincts right now, because it might have an important message for you.
Read your Taurus Horoscope.
With your ruling planet, Mercury, in the optimistic sign of Sagittarius, your communication and ideas take on an optimistic tone that sprinkles joy on nearly everything you do this month, Gemini.
Your personality is exuberant, which increases your natural charisma and makes it easier for you to influence those around you. That means this is a great time to share your creative thoughts and ideas with others – especially in the workplace.
Don’t hold back!
Read your Gemini Horoscope.
You can enjoy a break from emotional sensitivity this month, Cancer, as the Sun in Sagittarius brightens your mood and helps you express yourself creatively rather than emotionally.
Towards the end of the month – when the energy of the Full Moon in Cancer starts to appear – you’ll get an opportunity to heal some past pain or trauma by diving into that deep well of emotions. Connecting to new forms of creativity will help you get through the month with optimism and confidence.
Read your Cancer Horoscope.
You soak up the warmth from the increased Fire element this month, Leo, embracing the bubbly, positive energy that so closely resembles your own personality.
But this month isn’t all about fun and games – it’s a great time to look toward the future and start planning for the life you want to manifest. So, try to maintain a balance between playtime and your chores and responsibilities to get the most out of your month this December.
Both work and play are equally important!
Read your Leo Horoscope.
This is a time for you to loosen up and let yourself have a little bit of fun, Virgo.
With both the Sun and your planetary ruler, Mercury, hanging out in optimistic Sagittarius, you feel more social, creative, and jubilant than usual. Embrace it!
Let yourself sink into the warmth and positivity of the stars, even if it’s freezing outside. Sometimes you have to relax before you get back to work. Cuddle up in the optimism like a warm blanket and let it guide you towards an exciting, fulfilling future.
Read your Virgo Horoscope.
While Sagittarius season is certainly a fun time, you’re urged to focus on getting organized before entering the new year this month, Libra.
Air signs like yours tend to move with the wind, but you’ll feel much better going into 2021 if you get your things in order right now. This might be time to invest in a new planning system or declutter your home to make space for new ideas.
Staying on top of these things now will help you feel more prepared for the year to come.
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You might find yourself focused on your finances this month, Scorpio, but it’s important that you try not to overthink it or stress yourself out.
Remember, what you think about you bring about. So, think abundant thoughts and focus on manifesting the abundance you seek. The New Moon on December 14th will help you set your intentions even more potently, making any manifestation work or New Moon rituals more effective than ever.
Read your Scorpio Horoscope.
The Sun is in your sign this month, Sagittarius, as is Mercury – both of which amplify your bubbly, optimistic nature, helping you bask in the emotional relief you so deserve this year.
It’s been a tough year for most, so really soak in the healing energy that this month brings your way. You experience freedom when it comes to expressing yourself that should not be overlooked. Be creative, practice gratitude, and be sure to celebrate yourself this month!
Read your Sagittarius Horoscope.
It’s nearly your season, Capricorn, but first, it’s time for you to have a little fun.
You’re so concerned with your responsibilities and strong work ethic that you sometimes forget to take a break for fun and relaxation – but the Sun in Sagittarius encourages you to loosen the reins a bit and make time for activities and hobbies that you enjoy. When you take time for adventure, you give your body a chance to recuperate and re-energize, giving you more
momentum later on.
Read your Capricorn Horoscope.
With Saturn entering your sign, you feel a bit more grounded than usual this month, Aquarius.
While self-discipline may not be your biggest strength, it is certainly amplified under this planetary influence, making it easier for you to focus on the work that needs to get done for you to move closer towards the future you desire. Concentrate on chores, projects, and to-do lists that need your attention this month.
Your future self will thank you.
Read your Aquarius Horoscope.
This has been an emotionally challenging year for you, Pisces, but it’s time now to start focusing on the positive and looking towards the future.
This month, you feel like turning over a new leaf and dropping bad habits that you’ve been clinging to. Just remember to replace them with habits that lift your vibrations and help you feel more supported and cared for. There are new surprises just around the corner, so take care of yourself and stay positive!
Read your Pisces Horoscope.
This has been a challenging year for all of us, but things are starting to look up. We’re nearing a corner, just about to turn it, that will lead us into a more harmonious, connected future.
So, get ready for a delicious, optimistic month with plenty of surprises and abundance in store. And after that, we’ll have an entirely new year to look forward to!
What’s your biggest wish for the new year?
For even more information about your own sign and what you can expect in 2021, don’t forget to take a look at your free daily horoscope!