Your Weekly Horoscopes: December 1 to 7, 2019
Here we are diving into December, and things are moving. On Monday the 2nd, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth, leaves its raucous home sign of Sagittarius and glides into dutiful Capricorn. Though this shift in focus from adventure to responsibility may seem like a cosmic buzzkill, it’s actually a blessing in disguise. Yes, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Jupiter spends about a year at a time in each sign (the last time it visited Capricorn was December 2007 to January 2009) and put simply, wherever Jupiter goes, things get big. In Capricorn, Jupiter asks us to take on the challenge of defining our limits. It demands that we grow through hard work and difficult choices. This week, we get a taste for how this energy will show up in our lives over the course of the next year. What’s about to blow up so it can get better?
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
Be proud of all the investments you’ve made in yourself over the past year. Sure, you don’t have as much money in your savings account as you did at this time in 2018, but what would you have spent that cash on anyway? On the 2nd, while you’re shopping for everyone else’s holiday gifts, be sure to get a few things for yourself. You know what supplies are best in your kitchen and what shoes are comfiest on your feet. Trust your own value.
It’s time to take a long hard look in the mirror, my precious sea goat. You have tried and failed at a lot of different fitness regimens and beauty routines over the past few years, but now it’s time to get serious. Pick something and stick to it. Don’t waste your money on five different serums when you only need one that works. Skip the fancy cycling classes and take advantage of the gym in your apartment building. Your body and your wallet will thank you.
On the 2nd you get an offer you can’t refuse: a coveted spot at a residency you applied for on a whim, a speaking opportunity at a conference, an interview at a company trying to poach you from your current position. Whatever it is fully satisfies your desire for institutional validation. But are you in it only for the recognition? What about the experience itself? This year holds major lessons for you regarding what is and isn’t about you. Sometimes what seems important isn’t what helps you grow.
This week, if a friendly acquaintance asks you to join her Barefoot Contessa cooking club or weekend soccer league for new moms, just say yes! This coming year is about building a solid community, but in order to do that, you must get out of the house! You’ve had to let go of many draining relationships over the past year, so it’s understandable that you’re cautious about letting new people into your life. But trust your gut and say yes this time. Soon you will know where you belong.
Remember how you felt at this time last year? You felt like you had a lot to learn. Maybe you were afraid of going freelance. Maybe you were worried you wouldn’t live up to your boss’s expectations. Maybe you were posting for the first time on Twitter. How far you’ve come. You are discovering what it feels like to put yourself out there. On the 2nd, you confidently handle a professional task that would have felt insurmountable in 2018. Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back.
It has certainly been a year of vision boarding for you, dear Taurus. You have been dreaming big but also working around the clock to make that dream come true. Between taking extra gigs to save money and staying up way past your bedtime to work on an artistic passion project, you are totally burned out. What if what you wanted came easily? On the 2nd, give yourself a treat. Embody your visions without all the angst. Skip something important and paint with watercolors instead. Hustle is important, but so is flow.
Not every relationship is equal, and thus, not every relationship works out. You’ve been investigating power dynamics and collaboration over the past year. How have you shown up for others? Who has shown up for you? On the 2nd, whether you need assistance cleaning out your garage, help bringing the kids to after-school activities or someone to spot you $20 at the grocery store, lean in to receiving support. It’s OK to phone a friend. You don’t have to do everything by yourself.
Obviously, you are known for being caring and nurturing, sweet Cancer. And this year, you have really become everyone’s rock. You’ve traveled across the country to visit a lover or comfort a friend post-surgery. And though so much of it has been supporting others through difficult situations, remember that care is also about joy! Don’t corner yourself into being only a stormy-weather friend. On the 2nd, bring a doughnut to your work wife, cook your husband his favorite meal or leave your BFF a silly voicemail. Do something sweet just because.
2019 has been a year of hitting walls in your everyday routines. You’ve realized you need more sleep and a stricter daily schedule and that you should cut sugar from your diet. All of these things have become glaringly obvious, and now it’s time to do something about it. Now is the time to embrace new routines with gusto. Find joy in your limitations and start baking with monk fruit sweetener. On the 2nd, a friend gives you a planner as a holiday gift. Take the hint and get organized.
What if all those bad dates were actually good omens? Despite all the freaky kinks and awkward first dates, discovering what you don’t like is actually getting you on the right track. On the 2nd, gather your confidence and ask someone out. Bring a lover or a friend to that concert, art opening or vegan diner and luxuriate in the pleasure of doing what you truly enjoy. It’s OK if you don’t like everything. It makes doing what you love even more fun.
It’s time to expand your definition of home. You’ve spent the past few years in discomfort ––fleeing toxic roommates, moving your parents into a new house, dealing with leaky faucets and flooded basements. But this week you get a glimpse of the future: a listing for your dream one-bedroom apartment, a lovely art gallery opening in town, an out-of-the-blue introduction to a potential nontoxic roommate. Home is where the heart is, and it can be anywhere. Allow yourself to be there.
Try not to check your phone for at least 45 minutes after you get out of bed. But when you do finally check your texts on the 2nd, you’ll be surprised to see a deluge of messages from a close cousin or an old friend. Through the past year or so, as you’ve become more confident in who you really are, you’ve had trouble navigating some relationships that go deep in your past. Take this opportunity to consider what the connection really means to you. And remember: That doesn’t mean you have to respond.