Your Weekly Horoscopes: December 10 to 16, 2023

Mercury retrograde, we see you

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December has, so far, been a productive month to review 2023 and make plans for 2024. After all this reflection, the new moon in Sagittarius is a spark plug. Ideas are swirling at this new moon as adventures are planned and inspirations arrive. But the very next day, Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn forcing us to hit the brakes on those big plans before we get too ahead of ourselves.

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

Your Monthly Horoscopes: December 2023

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

The new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th is the beginning of a great quest. This search for knowledge and meaning could come while traveling abroad or enrolling in a Master’s program, but it also might come from watching a doc on what they eat in the Blue Zones. Mercury retrograde begins the next day so though the official start of the journey might be delayed, when things finally kick off in January, you’ll have the best recs to make this an amazing trip.

This week’s mantra: “The world is my oyster!”

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Some new moons are for lighting candles and writing a polite little list of your intentions, but the new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th is a blunt reset. This new moon has you fired up. One minute you’re letting out some cathartic sobs in therapy and the next you’re sending a ballsy text to your ex to demand an apology. Mercury retrograde begins the next day and brings some needed space for you to pause and reflect on your values through the end of the year.

This week’s mantra: “My anger is justified.”

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

The new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th brings you great feelings of gratitude for all the closest people in your life. While everyone else is busy with holiday errands, you’re making time in your calendar to celebrate your partner, bestie or work wife (OK and also getting everyone else’s Christmas gifts too...). Mercury retrograde begins the next day and offers space for you and your partner to have open conversations around shared responsibilities before taking on a new challenge in 2024.

This week’s mantra: “I am so lucky.”

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

The new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th allows you to press the reset button on your daily routines. You’ve been in a rut as of late and this new moon allows you to switch things up and infuse a little bit more fun and humor into your day to day. Mercury stations retrograde the next day in your partnership sector indicating that perhaps you and your girlfriend or bestie should commit to new wellness habits together.

This week’s mantra: “Health is wealth.”

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

The new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th has you rethinking your whole philosophy around pleasure and romance. Why waste time scrolling the apps when you can connect with your inner teenager instead? Mercury stations retrograde the next day inspiring you to rework your schedule so you have more time to do what you love over the next few weeks. That person you’ve been trying to find on Hinge is waiting for you in ceramics class.

This week’s mantra: “Life is as fun as I make it.”

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

The holidays always make you feel a bit nostalgic, and the new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th has you inspired to do a deep dive on your family history. One minute you’re on the phone with your mom asking your great grandmother’s maiden name and the next you’ve delineated your whole family tree on Mercury retrograde begins the next day kicking off three whole weeks for you to go even deeper. Take it slow and prioritize play.

This week’s mantra: “Who else can tell my story?”

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Libra (September 23 - October 21)

Though there’s still a couple weeks left until holiday break, you’re already on a vacation of the mind. The new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th has that pile of books stacked on your nightstand looking much more interesting than any of your work or usual commitments. Mercury retrograde begins the next day inspiring you to rearrange your physical space so that it better suits your current schedule and lifestyle. You’re going to begin 2024 in a much more optimized space.

This week’s mantra: “Always keep learning.”

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Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

The new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th has you feeling a deep gratitude for everything you already have. This year has been one of great fluctuations in your professional and public life, and whether you got laid off or got a promotion, this new moon has you feeling lucky that you got to change things up. You may also feel inspired to clean out your closet and keep only what reflects your most current style. Mercury retrograde begins the next day allowing you to pause so you can rearrange both your budgets and your schedule.

This week’s mantra: “I am abundant.”

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

New moon, new you! The new moon on the 12th is in your sign, and you’re ready to blast into a new era for your image and identity. This new moon feels like pressing the reset button, especially when it comes to your daily routines. Mercury retrograde begins the next day in your finance sector encouraging you to pause and rework your budget so that you can prioritize your health and wellbeing.

This week’s mantra: “It’s the first day of the rest of my life.”

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

This week’s new moon falls in your unconscious sector so while everyone else is feeling hot and spicy, you’re feeling anxious and existential. You want to skip every holiday party and hermit instead. On the bright side, this new moon may also bring you sudden clarity around your mental health. Mercury retrograde begins on the 13th and allows you to take three weeks to slow down and focus on your mind and body before starting fresh in 2024.

This week’s mantra: “Trust your intuition.”

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

The new moon on the 12th has you feeling like the life of the party. You’re not just attending the party though, you’re throwing it. Now’s the time to connect with your community, build your audience and get intentional about your dreams. You may also feel ready to cut off some draining connections in favor of those who make you feel seen, especially after Mercury stations retrograde on the 13th. The next few weeks are for doing what’s best for you and your mental health.

This week’s mantra: “Dreams do come true.”

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Whether it’s good or bad, the new moon in Sagittarius on the 12th makes your reputation very clear. This new moon has you setting some powerful intentions for your career and public life over the next year. Now’s not the time to be polite. With this new moon, you’re given the opportunity to be loud and take up all the space you need. Mercury stations retrograde the next day giving you time to workshop these dreams with friends and community.

This week’s mantra: “I’m going places!”

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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...