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Your Monthly Horoscopes: December 2020

Listen up everyone, the paradigm shift is upon us! Not to be overly dramatic, but December is a portal. The astrology of this month is setting us up for what’s to come in 2021 and the years to come. 2020 taught us that the only way out is to dive in headfirst, and now it’s time to embrace the change it takes to get there. It’s still Sagittarius season as the month begins and Mercury moves into the archer’s sign on the 1st, encouraging us to not only dream the impossible dream but to tell the whole world about it. There’s no limit, word count or filter that can get in the way of what needs to be communicated.

Things really start to get juicy at the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on the 14th. Solar eclipses are the catharsis that comes with a fresh start, and in Sagittarius, we can look forward to embarking on an unexpected adventure or philosophical pursuit. Venus joins the party in Sagittarius on the 15th bringing some much-needed amusement to our relationships. When’s the last time we truly had fun?

On the 17th comes a major shift as Saturn—planet of structure and discipline—enters Aquarius, where the ringed planet brings rapid improvements to technology and structural change to our communities. Those born with Saturn in Aquarius are known as innovative leaders from Yoko Ono to Kamala Harris to Cardi B. Jupiter also enters Aquarius on the 19th, and the two planets meet on the 21st for their rare Great Conjunction. This once-in-20-year aspect represents a cultural reset. It’s finally time for a blank slate and a fresh start.

Also on the 21st is the winter solstice as the sun enters Capricorn—happy birthday to our responsible yet kinky sea goats. The full moon in Cancer on the 29th is a sweet culmination to all the upheaval of 2020. Full moons illuminate a situation and this one is the light at the end of the tunnel. We made it!

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)

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8 Sagittarius  

Mercury enters your sign on the 1st and all those words you haven’t been able to find since October slide off the tongue effortlessly. The solar eclipse on the 14th is also in your sign and brings a shakeup to your personal expression. This eclipse feels like an identity crisis, but try not to do anything drastic. Stick to a simple catharsis like semi-permanent dye or purging your closets rather than booking the next ticket to Maui. Jupiter moves into Aquarius on the 19th, which immediately improves your vibe. Then, the Great Conjunction on the 21st gets you inspired to volunteer and organize in your community. You’ve done so much work to gather your resources so now it’s time to share them.

Love Horoscope: Though your romantic life has been a hot mess since at least July, this month you’re finally leaning into the madness of it all. On the 14th, as Mercury connects with Mars, send that text to your crush…just to see what happens! If you’re in a relationship, your partner is finally back after being MIA for what has felt like months. Let them make up for it by giving you their undivided attention.

Money Horoscope: Money starts flowing after the 19th when taskmaster Saturn leaves your finance zone for good! Hallelujah! The full moon on the 29th falls in your shared resources sector and could mark the beginning of a fruitful joint investment. Whatever comes up is a risk worth taking.

CAPBANNER  

Saturn is finally leaving your sign after three years of putting you through the ringer and giving you all those grey hairs. But who are you without that constant pressure? The sun, Mercury and Venus all travel through your unconscious sector this month forcing you to rest. The solar eclipse on the 14th brings a stressful situation that is completely out of your control. Use it as an opportunity to practice breathing deep and letting go. Saturn leaves your sign for good on the 17th ushering in a new phase of restructuring your values and self-esteem. You know yourself well, so start examining what you really need to own.

Love Horoscope: For the first half of the month, you’re feeling flirty and social—well, as social as one can get during a pandemic! But after the 15th, be wary about people you’re meeting on the apps. With Venus in Sagittarius and your self-undoing sector, anyone you meet in the second half of the month will inevitably be a waste of time. If you’re in a relationship, the full moon on the 29th illuminates some unsteady dynamics between you two. Try to remember what brought you together.

Money Horoscope: The Great Conjunction on the 21st falls in your house of finances and is a fresh start for all things money. Spend the end of the month, through the full moon on the 29th, clearing out your belongings and deciding what you really need. It’s time to set yourself up for prosperity.

10 Aquarius  

Saturn is spending his final few weeks in your unconscious sector where, for the last three years, you’ve learned how to better navigate the system. You’ve also spent a lot of time alone. December is about teaching what you’ve learned to your networks. Interactions with friends and coworkers become very important and the solar eclipse on the 14th brings a change to your social circle. Saturn enters your sign on the 17th, and then the Great Conjunction on the 21st brings you even more gravitas. It’s the dawn of a new collective era and you might just be the face of it. At the very least, there’s a lot of people looking up to you. Take it seriously.

Love Horoscope: If you’re single, it’s very possible that you start dating one of your friends around the solar eclipse on the 14th. The cathartic eclipse energy could also be used to let go of a toxic hookup that’s holding you back. If you’re in a relationship, your partner might feel distant—or literally be out of town!—especially once Capricorn season begins on the 21st. You’re better off focusing on yourself anyway.

Money Horoscope: Your personal finances improve once Jupiter enters your sign on the 19th. Money has felt so out of your control, but finally you’re able to get a handle on what you have. That being said, remain cautious and stay frugal with your holiday spending. Remember that whether you’re seeing your family in person or gathering via Zoom, your presence is the present.

11 Pisces  

Though you’ve been able to build a strong foundation in your social networks this year, you haven’t been able to enjoy yourself in the process. The solar eclipse on the 14th brings you some much deserved recognition. It turns out you have some fans. Following Saturn’s lead, Jupiter moves into Aquarius on the 19th and the Great Conjunction on the 21st marks the dawn of a new collective era. Your role in this great shift is to break down and restructure the institutions and industries that you take part in. Easy right? It’s also your role to model when it’s time to rest. You’re about to learn a lot about how the system works and soon will be able to make it work for you.

Love Horoscope: If you’re in a relationship, both you and your partner are focused on career goals this month and might be unintentionally neglecting each other and your shared responsibilities. Whether you’re taken or single, the full moon on the 29th illuminates your romance sector and brings you back down to earth. Don’t let your goals keep you from experiencing pleasure.

Money Horoscope: Though Mars is still in your money sector and you’re in a cycle of spending too much then stressing about it, the solar eclipse on the 14th brings huge news for your career that could correspond with a raise. It’s time to align the work you do with your higher purpose and get the paycheck you deserve.

12 Aries  

December is all about finding balance between where you’re at and where you’re going. This is difficult for someone like you who always wants to skip ahead to the climax of any situation—especially now on month six of your hotheaded ruling planet in your sign. But luckily there are many opportunities to expand your mind. The Great Conjunction on the 21st marks a new era for your friendships and connections. So many people want to help you, so reach out! On the 29th, the full moon brings a cozy finale to the year and you don’t even have to leave your couch. Have gratitude for what and who you call home.

Love Horoscope: If you’re in a relationship, arguments, over money especially, are possible in the first half of the month as Venus travels through your shared resources sector. After the 15th though, it’s time to start dreaming about long term plans—a 2022 wedding, move or life change perhaps? If you’re single, your dating life is going to drastically improve after Jupiter glides into Aquarius on the 19th. Remember having fun?

Money Horoscope: Through the 15th, you’re very caught up in apartment hunting, shopping for a car or going through the books with your business partner. Joint investments and loans feel stressful now but are sure to pay off in the future. Both the 10th and 14th are auspicious days to negotiate a raise and on the 27th, an unexpected promotion or bonus might come your way.

1 Taurus  

With Venus in your partnership sector for the first half of the month, you’re craving connection with others but likely neglecting yourself. On the 5th, 10th and 14th especially, set aside time to talk with a mentor, take a class or simply daydream. Expanding your horizons is good for everyone. As Jupiter and Saturn move into Aquarius and make their Great Conjunction on the 21st, you’re called to step into a new era for your career. People have always looked to you as a leader so you might as well own it. The full moon in Cancer on the 29th brings a sweet visit or phone call with your sister or a close childhood friend. Stay connected as you learn to take up more space.

Love Horoscope: Whether you’re in a relationship or dating around, you’re feeling disconnected from your partner this month. Maybe your hubby’s away or your girlfriend’s on deadline or maybe there’s something amiss. If you feel like they’re keeping something from you, a secret is revealed at the solar eclipse on the 14th. Stay honest and open to change.

Money Horoscope: With Mercury—planet of all things details—gliding through your shared resources sector for most of the month, it’s time to get creative with a side hustle or increase your freelancing fees. This peaks around the solar eclipse on the 14th. If you’re building a business, an important breakthrough comes on the 19th when you get the deal for a loan or exciting new partnership.

2 Gemini  

Your ruling planet, Mercury, enters Sagittarius on the 1st which pulls you out of the endless hustle that you’ve been in since October. Relationships of all kinds take center stage through the 20th as you meet with friends and lovers—mostly virtually—and attempt to take your commitments more seriously. Mercury shifts into conscientious Capricorn on the 20th and, through the end of the year, you’re mulling over loans, investments and business partnerships. How can you make sure your personal needs are also being fulfilled? The Great Conjunction on the 21st marks a new era for travel, education and developing your legacy. It’s not self-centered to want to leave your mark.

Love Horoscope: Your partner is getting a lot of your attention, and the solar eclipse on the 14th comes with a shocking revelation that’s more about them than it is about you. How can you show your support without insisting on the spotlight? Venus joins the party in Sagittarius on the 15th which lightens the mood and gives both of you the power for the rest of the month.

Money Horoscope: With relationship issues smoothed over by the 15th, money becomes a major focus. Both the sun and Mercury are in your shared resources sector and after the 21st, you’re able to improve both your image and your home through smart investments. Some of these improvements may even surprise you, especially around the 27th! The full moon on the 29th illuminates your finances and material possessions. What truly brings you comfort?

3 Cancer  

With the sun and Mercury in your house of the daily grind, you’re extremely busy and the tasks never seem to get done. The solar eclipse on the 14th brings total burnout, which forces you to drastically restructure your days. There’s magic in leaning into the mundane though. Make skincare into a spell. Make folding laundry into a ritual. Pressure releases as Jupiter and Saturn leave your partnership sector on the 17th and 19th. It’s wonderful when relationships don’t feel like a constant midterm exam! Finally, the full moon on the 29th is in your sign and is a perfect excuse for “me time.” Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t deserve a manicure, a massage and a special treat.

Love Horoscope: Listen, moonchild, Venus is in your romance sector until the 15th, so make the most of it! Set up a Zoom date with that cutie from Hinge or plan a candlelit dinner at home with your boo. Saturn moves into your shared resources sector on the 17th making power dynamics in relationships your main challenge for the next two and a half years so enjoy the levity while you can.

Money Horoscope: With the Great Conjunction lighting up your shared resources sector on the 21st, you’re entering a new era of collaboration. Maybe it’s the moment to get serious about that side hustle and take on some clients. As the sun connects with freewheeling Uranus on the 27th, open up a conversation with your partner about managing your finances better and smarter.

4 Leo  

The sun is in Sagittarius, which means it’s time to lean into pleasure. Whether that’s quality time with your kids, a fresh artistic project or volunteering, do what sparks joy. On the 9th and the 30th, with hazy Neptune influencing the day, you can really tap into your most spiritual and creative self. Get with your inner child! This is the process of creation! As Capricorn season begins on the 21st, your focus shifts to doing the labor required to keep that joy alive. The full moon on the 29th is in your unconscious sector so unplug, recharge and write down your dreams! It’s all about finding a balance between hard work and much needed rest.

Love Horoscope: If you’re single AF, someone wonderful may come out of the woodwork at the solar eclipse on the 14th. With love planet Venus going into Sagittarius the next day, sparks are sure to fly. Then, the Great Conjunction on the 21st marks a new era for your partnerships. It’s time to consider what commitment really means.

Money Horoscope: As far as money goes, this month is all about assessing how your work (and your income!) lines up with your values. On the 14th, you get the opportunity to really work on a project that ignites you—and brings home some extra cash! Jupiter’s shift into Aquarius on the 19th improves relationships with clients and prospective investments. Get out of survival mode and learn how to thrive.

5 Virgo  

Your group chat with the fam blows up on the 1st as Mercury enters your home and family sector. Who knew your little sister could be this on point? The solar eclipse on the 4th brings a fresh start to your living situation and, whether it’s an unexpected move or inheriting an amazing leather couch from your wealthy great aunt, this change is an upgrade. Mercury moves into Capricorn on the 20th and your focus shifts to creative projects and your kids. How can you make the holiday season special in these unprecedented times? The full moon on the 29th brings a reunion with your friends or coworkers. Close out the year by regaining your sense of community.

Love Horoscope: Your romantic life is about to vastly improve as Saturn is finally leaving Capricorn where for the last three years, he has not let you have any fun. After the 17th, It’s time to explore, flirt and have options again. Committed relationships also improve with Saturn’s shift into Aquarius and the Great Conjunction on the 21st marks a new era of putting in the work...together.

Money Horoscope: With the solar eclipse in your home sector on the 14th, you’re either spending all of your money on furnishing your house or running away to a cabin in the woods. Be careful with your cash on the 30th when Venus squares off with hazy Neptune, that may end up being a purchase that you deeply regret.

6 Libra  

Saturn is spending his final few weeks in Capricorn, and your ongoing dramas with home and family are finding their conclusion. Through it all, you’ve created firm boundaries and stuck to them. Be proud! With Venus in your money sector through the 15th, you’re also prioritizing security and your stuff. What’s the point in building a home if it isn’t going to be furnished properly? The solar eclipse on the 14th shakes up a toxic dynamic with roommates, a sibling or an old friend. Remember to communicate your needs first. The full moon in Cancer on the 29th is a huge leap for your career. Now that your foundation is more stable, it’s time to let yourself shine.

Love Horoscope: Let’s be real, for the last six months or so, every conversation with your partner has turned into a fight. But on the 11th, as the sun connects with Mars, you’re finally able to have it out productively. The Great Conjunction on the 21st is a major reset for your romantic life. Maybe you’ve been heartbroken. Maybe you’re jaded. But how can you slowly let pleasure back into your life?

Money Horoscope: With Venus in your money sector for the first half of the month, you’re attracting new clients and job opportunities. Growth comes not when you pinch every penny but when you stretch your financial goals. Both the 10th and the 15th are auspicious days to make major investments or purchases that are sure to last.

7 Scorpio  

Since July, you’ve been working yourself to the bone. It’s relentless, but on both the 11th and the 14th, you’re reminded that your efforts really are worth something. The Great Conjunction on the 21st is the dawn of a new era for your home. You’re someone who really values achievement but won’t you feel more accomplished when you’re settled? Take the time you need this month to get clear about what home, privacy and a nurturing environment means to you. The full moon on the 29th closes out the year with a beautiful spiritual breakthrough. Let 2021 be about expanding your beliefs.

Love Horoscope: TBH, this is another month to focus on loving yourself. Early 2021 is going to find you putting all of your energy into others so enjoy the personal space while you can. If you’re in a relationship, then your partner is also giving you a lot of support so take them up on those foot massages while you can! Venus clashes with Neptune on the 30th setting the stage for a dreamy date night to conclude this crazy year.

Money Horoscope: If you’re convinced that you’re bad at negotiating or are feeling shy about asking for a raise, the solar eclipse on the 14th is the moment to own your worth. You might be surprised by what’s available when you ask. Schedule a meeting with your accountant or financial planner on the 19th to figure out what you have and how to budget for the future.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram , @jaimeallycewright, or subscribe to her newsletter.

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