Your Weekly Horoscopes: December 5 to 11, 2021

With eclipse season now in the rearview, we can pick ourselves up and try again. This week’s most challenging aspect comes on the 11th, when Venus meets up with Pluto in Capricorn for the first of three times over the next few months. Venus-Pluto brings obsessive thoughts, relationship power grabs and tough conversations with loved ones. If this intense energy seems incongruous to the freewheeling adventure of Sagittarius season, look no further than the magnetic Billie Eilish and Zoe Kravitz (both Sagittarians with Venus conjunct Pluto in their birth charts) to see how the two vibes interplay. Yes, there’s plenty of longing this week. But there’s also some hope.

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

Your passions are stirred on the 6th as Mars sextiles power planet Pluto. Eclipse season was a recalibration for you re: which life goals are worth pursuing, and this week, you’re hellbent on finding the means and the connections to make it all work. As Mars squares off with Jupiter on the 8th, your energy and enthusiasm are at an all-time high. Just keep hydrated and watch out for burnout.

This week’s mantra: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

You and your partner find the courage to take the next steps in your business as Mars squares off with Jupiter on the 8th, boosting your energy and enthusiasm for getting things done. With transformational Pluto meeting your ruler Venus on the 11th, this is the week to make power moves and elevate your status. Why stay small just because it makes other people feel more comfortable?

This week’s mantra: I’m worthy of taking up space.

Though all your friends and coworkers are fired up this week, you’re wearing blinders. Your ruler Mercury clashes with hazy Neptune on the 7th leaving you confused about where you stand in a business relationship. Then Venus’s meetup with Pluto on the 11th awakens even more anxiety about shared resources. Don’t push for clarification until you know exactly what you want.

This week’s mantra: Stability needs clarity.

If you’ve been harboring a crush—on a friend, a coworker, or even a distant internet mutual—you’re likely to spill your guts when Venus meets up with Pluto in your relationship sector on the 11th. To put it lightly, this aspect is...obsessive. So whether you’re single or in a LTR, watch out for some heavy emotional convos or an influx of texts from a still pining ex.

This week’s mantra: I’m not my feelings.

Sagittarius season is your most romantic time of year, and with the eclipse behind us, you’re getting lots of attention from friends and lovers alike at this week’s holiday parties. If you’re hosting a gathering yourself, you might go overboard with preparations on the 8th as Mars squares off with Jupiter. Of course you’re excited, but do you really need all those balloons?

This week’s mantra: Everything in moderation.

Whether you’re buying your own home or selling your parents’ place, you start the week thinking the stars have aligned for you to finally close. But as Mercury squares off with hazy Neptune on the 7th, communication becomes difficult as you’re about to seal the deal. Make sure you’re reading between the lines of every contract negotiation. If you’re not careful, you’re bound to miss something important.

This week’s mantra: The devil is in the details.

There’s a reason they say, “You can never go home again.” Venus’s meetup with Pluto on the 11th leaves you pining for something from the past, whether that’s a high school crush or your grandmother’s winter stew. Learning how to satiate these longings is your mission for the next several months as this aspect repeats on December 25th and March 3rd. How can you find peace in the present?

This week’s mantra: Time isn’t linear.

Let’s be real, eclipse season was painful for you, Scorpio. But this week’s transits bring you a new lease on life. First, Mars connects with power planet Pluto on the 6th, inspiring you to reach out to close friends for support. Then on the 8th, Mars squares off with Jupiter, giving you the energy you need to finish up a home improvement project. Why not do something kind for yourself?

This week’s mantra: I’m healing at my own pace.

As the week begins, you’re still recovering from the eclipse in your sign on December 4th. Action planet Mars is in your unconscious sector and, as it clashes with Jupiter on the 8th, you’re given a free pass to step away from a meeting or get out of a family obligation. As much as possible, try to only do what’s necessary and leave the rest for when your head is back in the game.

This week’s mantra: I’m constantly evolving.

You have a certain magnetism this week, Capricorn. Everyone’s eyes are on you. As love planet Venus meets up with Pluto in your sign on the 11th, you’re tempted to make a major change to your appearance. But before you rush off to the salon, think: Do I really want this haircut or am I simply acting on emotions? Bangs won’t heal what needs to be addressed on the inside.

This week’s mantra: Is this self-care or is this a cry for help?

You’re making major power moves at work on the 8th as Mars squares off with Jupiter. Whether you’re killing it in a meeting with an important new client or just taking the lead on ordering healthy snacks for the fam, you’re ready to carry the weight of the entire team. Not even the grumpiest or sleepiest coworker or 3-year-old can get you down. Now the question is: How can you bottle up this attitude for weeks when you’re feeling sluggish yourself?

This week’s mantra: I’ve got it!

Venus meets up with Pluto, the planet of purge, in your friendship sector on the 11th, so now’s the time to make a cathartic exit from an annoying group chat. The messages have become not only excessive, but obsessive, and you just don’t care about your former coworker’s cousin’s dog anymore. This aspect repeats on December 25th and March 3rd, so this is only the beginning of better boundaries around how you relate.

This week’s mantra: I choose my own life.

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