MONTH OF December
Practical or whimsical? You’ll take a helping of both, thanks. The decade ends on a social and experimental note, but one that’s trimmed with an edge of sensibility. Cementing your feet to the ground is the Sagittarius Sun, which is anchored in your second house of work, money and security until December 21. But a confluence of cosmic forces is gaining momentum in Capricorn and your expressive, clever third house—including Jupiter AND a solar eclipse. There are people to meet, conversations to have, and much flirting and flitting about to do! Getting in the zone with a single task could prove nearly impossible given all the distractions. Get those action items handled in bite-sized bursts, whether that means being intentional (try a Pomodoro Technique timer app to set a clear start and end for every to-do) or outsourcing so you can mix and mingle. Heading into 2020, it’s truly about who you know, Scorpio—so prioritize people!
All month long, you’ll have heaps of can-do fuel from energizer Mars, which is making its biennial visit to Scorpio until January 3. The red planet, which is your sign’s minor ruler, rocketed into your sign on November 19, giving you a triple-espresso shot of energy to power through the end of the decade. On December 13, Mars will form a gilded trine to magnetic Neptune, which is in Pisces and your passionate, expressive fifth house. This could draw somes buzzworthy fame or a sexy mistletoe encounter.
The main event occurs when Jupiter, the planet of luck and growth, swings into Capricorn on December 2, staying until December 19, 2020. All year long, Jupiter’s been in Sagittarius and your financial second house, keeping you extra-busy at work and hopefully revving up your revenue! Your expenses may have increased along with your earnings, but it’s been a banner year of growth. If you took a risk, kudos! This month, you could finally see it pay off. Since the second house also rules self-worth, this Jupiter cycle probably boosted your confidence and gave you a true sense of security—inside and out.
Now it’s time to take what you created in 2019 and share it with the world. Start spreading the news! Jupiter is in your third house of communication and community for the next 12 months, meaning you’ve gotta let the world know what you’re up to here. Stir some local excitement with a pop-up or another live event. Get the word out through social media, teaching and writing. For most of 2020, your mission is to market yourself and spread a message—and connect with kindred spirits. Collaborating will take your ideas to new heights, especially with someone whose synergistic skill set complements yours. You might start exploring new hobbies and neighborhoods, perhaps starting the hunt for the next place you’ll hang your fedora. Don’t rush to the real estate listings, though. Take short trips to cities you feel drawn to and stay for a couple days to see what it’s REALLY like to live there.
Jupiter takes about 12 years to complete a trip around the zodiac and return to each sign (it was last here from December 19, 2007, to January 5, 2009). In Capricorn, Jupiter is said to be in “fall,” or its least comfortable position. It makes sense: Jupiter rules expansion and abundance while cautious Capricorn sets up boundaries and limits. But once they settle their fundamental differences, these two forces can work well together, helping you take calculated risks and aim your ambitious arrows at achievable targets.
With Jupiter in this expressive zone, you won’t be an under-the-radar Scorpio for long. In fact, you might become the unofficial mayor and de factor party planner wherever you go. A fun and vibrant year awaits, especially if you open up to new people and ways of thinking. Shift your mindset and suspend those snap judgments. Unlikely new friends will enter your orbit—and they might be the people you’d normally write off at first glance.
Sparks could fly on December 15, when Jupiter forms a rare and electrifying trine to changemaker Uranus, which is in Taurus and your seventh house of relationships. A friendship or casual acquaintance could rocket into official terrain when you least expect it. Or, since both these planets rule freedom, a rock-solid commitment could suddenly become more fluid. Have things gotten too close for comfort? One or both of you may need a little extra breathing room. Let’s get real here, though: Too much of that and you’ll start to get anxious. Find a way to incorporate more independence into your bonds while still getting the intimacy you crave.
Speaking of intimacy, the December 12 Gemini new moon will beam into your eighth house of merging, joint ventures and sensuality. This could bring a sexy moment under the mistletoe—but not a lighthearted one! The eighth house is all about the mind-body-soulmate click, and this full moon wants it all. A sizzling connection that’s been building over the past six months could come together now. Shared financial endeavors are also in the spotlight. You could receive a payout or a large lump sum within two weeks of this lunar lift, one that will carry you into the new decade. Thinking about investing, buying or selling property or earning passive income? The Gemini full moon could present an opportunity to make your money work a whole lot harder for you.
The Capricorn extravaganza really kicks in on December 21, when the Sun enters this sign and activates your communication zone for a month. Get out and circulate, Scorpio! The social swirl gathers momentum and there won’t be too many quiet moments, especially with Jupiter, Pluto and (starting December 28) Mercury all in the Sea Goat’s domain.
On Christmas Day, the moon is hanging out in Sagittarius and your grounded second house, which is a great time to keep it simple. Keep the guest list closed (maybe just save a seat for the person with nowhere to go) and aim for an elegant dinner that’s nourishing and calm.
You’ll be glad you conserved your energy because the next day (December 26), the decade’s final (solar) eclipse arrives along with the Capricorn new moon. This one is an annular eclipse, also known as a “ring of fire” for the flaming outline of the Sun that appears behind the moon’s passing shadow. Exciting news could arrive, or you could have a conversation that changes the course of events in the coming six months. Out of the blue, an idea could strike—and if it does, be sure to jot it down. This could go much farther than you even imagine!
On December 27, the Sun and Jupiter make their annual conjunction (meetup), considered the luckiest day of the year by some astrologers. It’s certainly a powerful moment to speak your truth or get a message out. A sibling, neighbor or local project could be in the spotlight today.
New Year’s Eve will feature five planets in this convivial zone, so you’ll definitely want to get out and circulate! And with the moon and enchanting Neptune in Pisces, your fifth house of romance is also on fire. A midnight mistletoe moment, maybe—or one that rocks you all the way into the new decade? Under these spirited stars, you might just want to dance the New Year in. Surround yourself with uplifting and fun-loving people and leave the drama queens at home to watch the ball drop on TV. The skies are calling for celebration! No matter what’s going on in your life, there’s always something to be grateful for. For added power, speak your 2020 intentions aloud with a few close friends or someone who you know will fully support you in making them a reality.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
The holiday heat only intensifies as your co-ruler, thermodynamic Mars, races through your first house of identity, energy and assertiveness. It’s a high-visibility seven-week cycle for you, and while it’ll be fun and flirty and you’ll get a ton accomplished, you could wind up paying a premium for all that excitement. Mars is famous for bringing as much stress and emotional intensity (e.g., jealousy and competition) as it does lustiness and passion. And if you’d gotten comfortable in the slower lane while the red-hot planet fueled up in your sleepy twelfth house until recently, you might experience moments of sheer overwhelm from energy moving too quickly.
On the upside, there’s no question that this transit can be great for your libido. Single Scorps should waste no time speeding up the process if you’re feeling an attraction, even if you’re not convinced this person is a keeper. (How else will you find out?!) No self-judging if things accelerate from zero to the boudoir in record time. You’re magnetic and have the “It factor” now, and since this Martian phase only happens every two years, you should absolutely make the most of it. If your love life has been in slow-mo—or has been a total no-show—add some unexpected, sexy surprises.
And don’t forget the role of flirtatious banter in getting things moving again! With vixen Venus cruising through earthy Capricorn and your communication center until December 20, you’re encouraged to share what’s on your mind, even if it feels a little risky. Better yet, resort to unspoken body language and SHOW your love interest what turns you on. Unattached? You could be suddenly, wildly attracted to a friend or someone in your wider social circle. Some Scorpios might be faced with an embarrassment of romantic riches, having to juggle multiple prospects at the same time. Note: When Venus moves relocates to Aquarius and your sentimental fourth house on December 20, you may lose your appetite for all the socializing and checking out of options. Now, you could feel ready to pick one sweet partner whom you’ll get to know MUCH better over the long and lazy holiday season!
December 11: Venus-Saturn meetup
This is the year’s second and final Venus-Saturn mashup in your communication corner (the first was on February 18). If you had “the talk” back then but need a tune-up—or if you put it off altogether—now’s the time! Single? Lead with your intellectual curiosity and wit and you’ll have people eating out of your hand!
MONEY & CAREER:
Race to the finish line! The decade ends with go-getter Mars in YOUR sign—from November 19 to January 3 to be exact—hyping your ambitions and pouring rocket fuel into all your solo endeavors. While Mars can add stress it also boosts your mojo and magnetism. Slip into your signature sexy ‘fit and WERK the extra helping of charisma that the red planet bestows on you.
You’ve had a year of major financial and career growth in 2019 because expansive Jupiter has spent the last 12 months in Sagittarius and your second house of money. Cha-ching! You worked hard, took some calculated risks and hopefully built up a bit of security. On December 2, Jupiter will move into Capricorn and your third house of communication until December 19, 2020. It’s time to start spreading the word about all you’ve been working on. If your social media or public speaking skills need a polish—or your personal brand’s due for an upgrade—the next year is perfect to focus on visibility and promotion. Teaching or learning are also highlighted. Got a message to share with the world? That could start coming together at the December 26 Capricorn solar eclipse.
Midmonth, the December 12 Gemini full moon could bring a big-money moment as it beams into your eighth house of wealth and joint ventures. Consider merging your superpowers for mutual gain. A wealthy or well-connected person could open doors if you play your cards right (AND make the connector look good for referring you!) The December 15 Jupiter-Uranus trine sends a rare jolt of unexpected good fortune through your relationship spheres. Consider partnering with a quirky, out-of-the-box thinker!
December 8: Sun-Neptune square
Talk is cheap, and anyone can dream big. So if you want to actually pull off your grand plan, you’re going to have to drill down deep and make sure all the nitty-gritty details will work. With idealistic Neptune confronting the Sun in your grounded second house, you’ll meet with challenge if you don’t have everything locked down.
Love Days: 4, 9
Money Days: 15, 24
Luck Days: 13, 22
Off Days: 6, 11, 20