Your Monthly Horoscopes: December 2022

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December begins in a state of uncertainty. Priorities are shifting, circumstances are changing, and the only way out is through. Don’t worry though, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and by the end of the month, we get a much-needed breath of fresh air.

The full moon in Gemini on the 7th brings a necessary recalibration as we see the results and consequences of our actions over not only the last month, but the last year. Things feel more confusing, chaotic and dire than they actually are though, and what seems urgent can actually wait until we’re in a more grounded place later in the month.

The first step out of this desperation and toward solid ground comes when chatty Mercury and sweet Venus move from freewheeling Sagittarius to steady Capricorn on the 6th and 9th respectively. Capricorn makes moves with the long game in mind so while relationships and connections forged now might seem less adventurous, they’re also built to last. To note: Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn on the 29th, so conversations that start now will be revisited again through early next year.

The full vibe shift arrives at the end of the month when Jupiter leaves dreamy Pisces for excitable Aries on the 20th just as the sun enters Capricorn on the 21st. Happy birthday to our ambitious sea goats like Diane Keaton, Timothée Chalamet and Michelle Obama! The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd is an auspicious one as it makes an inspiring square to optimistic Jupiter. More often than not, 2022 had us taking two steps forward only to be forced to take ten steps back, but with this new moon, we’re able to end the year in gratitude. Hope is on the horizon.

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

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): So busy that you must schedule arguments re: holiday plans
  • New Moon (12/23): First day at the new office
  • Other Key Dates: 12/1, 12/8

It feels amazing to be back to holiday parties after the disappointment that was 2020 and 2021, but it’s possible that you overbooked yourself for the season. The full moon on the 7th finds you scrambling to revise your travel plans after you realize you’d scheduled around a series of miscommunications. Things are so stressful that you just want to flake, but taking the lead in both your personal and professional life is what grounds you. Don’t think of it as being a control freak, you’re accepting your power. As the chaos clears, the new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd begins a new chapter for your career and public life. Recognition for not only your hard work but also your values is on the way.

Aries Love Horoscope

Whether this is your first major conflict or the final straw, you find yourself at odds with your partner as Mars faces off with Venus on the 1st. Are you two really on the same page when it comes to future plans or have you been living in a fantasy? Reconciliation is possible, but only after you’re sure that you’re aligned.

Aries Money Horoscope

You scored some amazing deals for your holiday travel, but as the best laid plans unravel at the full moon on the 7th, you have to dip into some savings or discretionary funds for alternate arrangements.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): A dangerous splurge
  • New Moon (12/23): Booking flights for your 2023 Tokyo trip
  • Other Key Dates:12/1, 12/4, 12/9, 12/22, 12/28, 12/29

Whether you’re splurging on holiday gifts for the fam or treating yourself to delivery most nights of the week, the full moon in Gemini on the 7th comes as a wake up call about both your financial and emotional health. Friends and coworkers have been pushing your boundaries, and you need to get back in touch with what actually matters to you. Grounding comes through focusing on your big dreams and visions whether that’s making travel plans, signing up for an online class or devoting more time to your spirituality. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd marks a new beginning for these journeys. Forget everyone else’s opinion and focus on what you want to learn.

Taurus Love Horoscope

Whether or not you make it to the next milestone in your relationship might depend on whether you’re willing to invest. It’s one thing to want to meet your partner’s family, but another thing to actually buy the plane ticket and take the time off work. If you’re looking for love, you could meet someone through your book club or the single’s mixer at your Temple later in the month.

Taurus Money Horoscope

You’re caught off guard by how much your debts have piled up, and getting them back on track could require an expert. Wait until the 9th (when Mercury and Venus both make it to solid Capricorn) to sort through your bank statements though as details remain murky and confusing until then.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): Full body inflammation
  • New Moon (12/23): Good news about a mortgage or loan
  • Other Key Dates: 12/1, 12/6, 12/17, 12/24, 12/29

December begins with a full moon in your sign on the 7th, and though this is usually your time in the spotlight, this year you’d rather hide. There’s no sugarcoating it, you’re feeling like a hot mess. Everyday is its own tiny earthquake with constant work shakeups, scheduling snafus and head colds to overcome. That being said, you can find grounding through release—whether that’s in therapy or an overshare to your Instagram Close Friends. One of your biggest difficulties over the last year has been your inability to open up about the dissolution of a relationship or contract. But now’s the time to let others know how you’ve been struggling and ask for their support. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd brings a fresh start for your collaborations. Who do you want on your team?

Gemini Love Horoscope

Despite feeling run ragged at the top of the month, if you’re single, it feels like everyone wants to take you on a date. What’s the point of putting in effort when the no makeup and sweats look is what gets you all the attention? If you’re partnered, this is a great month to deepen your relationship through initiating difficult conversations or starting couple’s therapy.

Gemini Money Horoscope

Though the month begins rocky, once Venus moves into your shared resources sector on the 9th, you’re able to smooth over some long standing debts and overdue invoices. That money you thought you’d never see? It’s on the way!

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): A sleepless night
  • New Moon (12/23): Contracts are signed!
  • Other Key Dates: 12/6, 12/9, 12/21

You’ve never been more uncertain about your future plans, and as the month begins, you’re feeling anxious, restless and overwhelmed at the thought of completing even the simplest tasks. How can you get through your holiday shopping when you’re barely getting through your skincare routine? This all comes to a head at the full moon in Gemini on the 7th. Something’s got to give. Though it feels almost impossible to show up for yourself right now, you’re able to find grounding through partnership and accountability to others. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd marks a fresh start for your closest relationships as you go public (as the kids say “hard launch”) with a new business or romantic partner.

Cancer Love Horoscope

Relationships are what keep you from completely falling apart this month. Whether that’s strengthening your connection with your long term partner or indulging in the escapism of a honeymoon period with a new lover. If dating isn’t possible, try not to isolate yourself and keep checking in with your sister or BFF.

Cancer Money Horoscope

As Jupiter re-enters Aries and your public image sector on the 20th, the career momentum that’s been on pause since late July finally picks back up for you. More gigs and opportunities means more cash flow. You end the year signing a contract that goes far beyond meeting your needs.

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Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): An extremely lit work holiday party
  • New Moon (12/23): Foster a cat!
  • Other Key Dates: 12/8, 12/12, 12/14, 12/21

As much as you love hosting friends and volunteering, you’re beginning to regret how many social obligations you took on this month. Between running the local holiday sidewalk sale and organizing a Secret Santa with coworkers, you’re burnt out and ready to hibernate until 2023. This all comes to a head after the full moon in Gemini on the 7th. After an exhausting night, you last-minute ditch a community event and spend the evening on the couch with some crafts and trash TV instead. What keeps you grounded this month is sticking to a routine through the madness—whether that’s via working out, fostering a pet or writing daily gratitude lists. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd ushers in a new era for your work life where you finally get more say in structuring your days.

Leo Love Horoscope

Though it’s possible you’re meeting someone special at the office holiday party or your sister’s seasonal potluck, your dating life gets put on the backburner this month because you’re just too busy. After the 20th (when excess planet Jupiter moves into your higher learning sector), you’re able to connect more on your own terms.

Leo Money Horoscope

Jupiter spends its final few weeks in your shared resources sector through the 20th. Since Spring 2021, you’ve increased your earning power but you’ve also taken on way more debt. Opportunities arise this month though to reconsolidate loans or credit card debt in order to head into the new year with more abundance.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): Feeling overworked and underpaid
  • New Moon (12/23): A cute date!
  • Other Key Dates:12/1, 12/6, 12/17, 12/24, 12/29

Between coworkers and family members dumping their drama on you while your partner is dealing with her own issues, it feels as if your own life has been put on the backburner this month. Everything is happening around you, but nothing is actually happening to you. This peaks at the full moon in Gemini on the 7th when that one nice thing you were trying to do for yourself is interrupted by fires that need to be put out both at work and at home. Grounding can be found through taking some time for your hobbies. It’s not selfish to spend an afternoon binging your favorite show, baking a cake or flirting with a cute stranger. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd marks a fresh start for your romantic or creative endeavors. Time to build a life based on your true desires.

Virgo Love Horoscope

Love planet Venus enters your romance sector on the 9th making this the flirtiest time of year for you! To break up the chaos of the holiday season, plan a special date just for you and your lover around the new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd.

Virgo Money Horoscope

Your budget is tight this month, and you’re having a hard time deciding whether you should spend what you have left on professional development or home improvement. You may end up going for neither and splurging on Beyoncé tickets instead. It’s not frivolous if it brings you joy.

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Libra (September 23 - October 21)

December 2022 Overview

Though you’re usually the mediator amongst your friends, this month, you’re committing quite a few social faux pas of your own. It’s not that you don’t want to show up to these holiday gatherings or laugh at memes in the group chat, it’s that you’re busy trying to get your own life together! You’ve spent far too much time helping everyone else and now it’s time to follow your own dreams. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th sees you heading out on a trip abroad or reaching a milestone in your higher education or spirituality journey. You’re busy and exhausted but in many ways, you’re thriving! What keeps you grounded is taking time to really nest in your living space. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd brings a welcome fresh start to home and family matters.

Libra Love Horoscope

Jupiter re-enters Aries and your partnership sector on the 20th bringing all kinds of expansion to your relationships. Whether you’re single or taken, this influence has you feeling optimistic about connections of all kinds.

Libra Money Horoscope

October and November were both difficult months for your cash flow, and though you’re not totally out of the woods, this month provides opportunities to bring in some extra funds via small business or freelancing. Time to get your money back into your own hands.

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Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): Aggressively following up on invoices
  • New Moon (12/23): Spontaneous day trip with your bestie
  • Other Key Dates:12/1, 12/8

Though you’d love to be carefree heading into the holiday season, you’re carrying some heavy emotional or financial baggage. Whether it’s a difficult conversation with your partner or a tax bill that you’ve been avoiding since 2017, it all comes to a head at the full moon in Gemini on the 7th. If you ever want to move on though, you have to face this situation now. That’s not to say that there’s no joy to be had this month! For you, grounding can be found on sweet day trips, writing projects or meetups with close family and friends. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd marks a fresh start for your schedule and routines. How can you find more freedom through creating firmer boundaries?

Scorpio Love Horoscope

If you’re single, this might be the perfect month to get back on the apps. With love planet Venus moving through your communication sector from the 9th, you’re feeling extra chatty. As Mercury stations retrograde on the 29th, you might also reconnect with an ex or get romantic with an old friend on New Year’s.

Scorpio Money Horoscope

As mentioned above, this month you must face some financial demons that you’ve been putting off for years. Though this situation has your stomach tied into knots, the good news is that it’s not as bad as you’ve made it out to be in your head. After Jupiter moves back into Aries on the 20th, you have the opportunity to build healthier financial habits.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): First big fight with your partner
  • New Moon (12/23): Lots of cash in your Christmas stocking!
  • Other Key Dates: 12/6, 12/9, 12/20, 12/21

Whether you’re bringing a new boyfriend home to meet your family or celebrating your first holiday season married, this month is putting all kinds of pressure on you to show up together as a couple. But as someone who’s never fallen for traditional relationship tropes, this feels less celebratory and more like a trap. It’s not your partner that’s the problem, it’s everyone else’s expectations. This comes to a head at the full moon in Gemini on the 7th when all your relationship pain points come to the surface. That being said, you can find grounding through your generosity this month. Focus on treating yourself and your loved ones with gifts and experiences they’ll always remember. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd is a welcome fresh start for your money mindset. Knowing your values leads to better financial decisions.

Sagittarius Love Horoscope

Though there’s a lot of pressure being put on your relationships for most of this month, once Jupiter re-enters Aries and your romance sector on the 20th, things get way more fun and passionate. If you’re single, your dating life picks up again under this influence, and no matter what, you’re getting more adventurous in the bedroom.

Sagittarius Money Horoscope

Capricorn season—from the 21st—is always the time of year when you’re most focused on financial goals. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd brings a raise or promotion that lets you expand your budget for next year.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): The busiest day of the entire year
  • New Moon (12/23): Treat yourself to a spa day
  • Other Key Dates:12/6, 12/9, 12/12, 12/21

Whether you recently launched your own business, took on more responsibilities at your day job or have to juggle three kids’ seasonal activities along with your own, December is a nonstop to do list for you, Capricorn. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th brings some major overwhelm when a health or pet emergency derails your entire day. Remember that you don’t have to do it all yourself. How can you delegate some of this responsibility? What keeps you grounded this month is making time for self care especially after Venus enters your sign on the 9th. If nothing else, you’re definitely the best dressed at every holiday party. The moon in your sign on the 23rd offers a fresh start for your image and self expression. Heading into the new year, you can focus on treating your body as a temple, updating your wardrobe and keeping up with your skincare routine.

Capricorn Love Horoscope

If your relationship is solid then this month shows how well you work together through tough situations, but if you have any doubts about your partner then all of the red flags come to the surface at the full moon on the 7th. You need someone who shares responsibility, not someone who makes you carry all the weight.

Capricorn Money Horoscope

Despite how busy you are, your finances remain steady this month as you somehow avoid splurging on takeout and convenience even though you’re burnt out. Share the wealth this month with generous tips for servers and baristas, or donating gifts to those less fortunate in your community.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): A raucous concert at your kid’s preschool
  • New Moon (12/23): Keep your phone on airplane mode
  • Other Key Dates: 12/12

This holiday season, you learn that it really does take a village to raise a child or realize a creative project. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th is an overwhelming one. You’re determined to give your kid every single thing on her Christmas list, but you also know that you don’t have the funds for that horse she’s got her heart set on. But what you do have is friends with access to a farm who’d be more than happy to host your family for a day and make her dreams come true. Though it’s so important to you to make sure everyone is happy, you find grounding this month through getting plenty of rest. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd falls in your unconscious sector and brings a necessary reset to your sleeping habits. Once the food is prepped and the gifts are wrapped, let yourself unplug for a day and relax.

Aquarius Love Horoscope

Things continue to heat up for your dating life as Mars reaches the midway point of its retrograde in your pleasure sector on the 8th. And while your sex life is better than ever, you’re feeling some judgment from friends about your romantic exploits. Though some of their criticism could be valid, this also might be a sign that you’re growing apart.

Aquarius Money Horoscope

Expansion planet Jupiter spends its final days in your money sector through the 20th and as a parting gift you get one last promotion, raise or windfall to carry you through the new year. While you have the cash, you might as well treat yourself.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

December 2022 Overview

  • Full Moon (12/7): An emotional day with family
  • New Moon (12/23): Coffee with a new friend!
  • Other Key Dates: 12/3, 12/6, 12/9, 12/20, 12/21

The new moon in Sagittarius on November 23rd got you stoked about growing in your career and public image. But unfortunately, December is not the moment to forge full steam ahead on your ambitions. You spend most of this month caught up in housing and family drama that pulls you away from working toward your greater goals. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th brings all of this to a head as you must make a choice about holiday plans that may disappoint your family but leave you feeling more comfortable and secure in your own home. Cozy parties with friends, reunion concerts from your favorite bands and volunteer work in the community keeps you grounded this month. The new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd is a fresh start for networking and your social life. Put yourself out there!

Pisces Love Horoscope

Pay close attention to the flirty connections you make through friends and community this month. Mercury stations retrograde on the 29th in your social sector meaning that what seemed like a one night fling may turn into a long-term partnership by early next year.

Pisces Money Horoscope

Jupiter re-enters Aries and your money sector on the 20th—financial gains that were picking up in the spring and summer, but have since slowed down, are gaining momentum by the end of the month.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.

Jaime Wright


Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...
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