Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
If you are an adventurous Aries then you are likely to enjoy the month of December because opportunities arise for you to broaden your horizons. This is not a month for pettiness, but rather you are being challenged to see the big picture. Sudden news, or a chance encounter, may catapult you into a different modus operandi. If you want to break free from dull routines, or people who bore you to tears, then now is your chance to journey into new territory. You may embark on a car, train or plane journey for a change of scenery. Your self esteem is likely to increase as a result of your experiences, and a windfall may also ensue. Make sure you do not overspend. Otherwise follow your dreams and be joyous! Seek joy in your own experiences and give others the freedom to follow their own bliss and you may surprise yourself.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Eat, drink and be merry could be the catchcry for Taureans this month as the expansive planet Jupiter moves through your Zodiac Sign. Ancient astrologers consider the planet Jupiter to be the most favourable spreading good fortune wherever its spreads its influence. Lucky you! This is your month for health, wealth and general good cheer. The only cautionary warning is to avoid overindulgence. As your good fortune expands so too could your waistline and your debts. Show good Taurean sense rather than the darker tendency towards bovine greed. Maintain a healthy attitude and you can forge ahead on your own journey towards personal good fortune. Sidestep those who stand in your way, or try to rain on your parade. In particular a powerful woman, perhaps from another culture or a foreign land, is likely to challenge your sense of self. Ask yourself whether she, and some others in your life, have your best interests at heart or their own. Wisdom will come when you need it.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
An Eclipse early this month heralds a change as it falls in your Zodiac Sign. It portends that it is time to give up something on personal level for the good of the whole. This could be as simple as taking a backseat on a work project while others take the limelight, or it could mean a significant personal compromise that helps others. You will know. Once again the focus is on partnership. Single Geminis are likely to be considering the notion of choosing a mate, while those already hitched are required to focus on their partner’s needs. Adding up all of this month’s influences, a joint project could be more satisfying than striking out on your own during December. Your adaptable nature certainly gets put to the test.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
Just when you thought it was safe to nurture some of your own projects, once again you are required to reschedule and return to your natural modus operandi – taking care of others. In particular a significant other is likely to need your support. This could be a marital or business partner. You do need to make sure that your partner is in genuine need, and not manipulating you to get your straying attention focused back on the partnership. It is also possible that a loved one or friend is demanding a little too much attention. Sometimes a person can inadvertently take the place of a partner, requiring much of our emotional energy. If you are single then this person may be blocking your path to marital happiness. If you have a partner, then your significant other may feel that they do not have your total attention because of your newfound passion or hobby, or because you are busy taking care of someone else. It is time to reassess your options. What is the healthiest way forward for you? You are entitled to nurture your own interests, and to focus on your own values with the support of those closest to you.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Sunny natured Leos may have been feeling a little unusually blah lately. Your loved ones have required attention, may even have been somewhat unapproachable, and you have been feeling unappreciated perhaps? With or without your loved ones approval, this is your month to regain your own momentum. It is time to discover the art of living in the moment. Serendipity, spontaneity, enchantment and magic are just a few words that spring to mind. Do any of these descriptive nouns feature in your life? If not then ask yourself why not? What has happened to your joie de vivre? Is it buried under a mountain of bills or responsibilities? If so then it is time to face facts. Duties and responsibilities may be inescapable, but is the thought of these obligations more overwhelming than the action of facing them? Is it possible to have fun while also dealing with them? Or could you realistically take a little time out to escape through a fun-filled activity? Life may not be exactly what you envisaged this month but it can be fun, joyous and rewarding if you allow your exuberance to bubble back to the surface.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
Lists are wonderful things. They help create order, priorities, strategies and all such manageable matters. This is your month to make lists, draw up plans and generally strategise. Where to next? The answer may be out of your control, but the ability to make plans is not. “The best laid schemes of mice and men, Go often askew,” according to poet Robert Burns. Nevertheless every diligent Virgo knows that plans need to be made and order needs to be created. Fortunately this month sees the master strategist planet, Mars, in your Zodiac Sign. Hence you have the ability to make plans and carry them out. You may be well advised on putting your own house in order before trying to influence anyone else. Home renovations, a move, or changes in your family may also require your attention.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
December heralds a time when your diplomacy skills are likely to be required. You may be mediating matters at work, or in your home life. Either way you learn much through listening to those around you, and then mending bridges if required. You may choose to learn some new skills this month, or go on a short journey to recharge your batteries. It is also possible that sales, marketing, networking and other such interpersonal skills are to the forefront. If all gets too overwhelming you may benefit from a retreat with a good book, television program or DVD. You may also enjoy creating something – writing, painting, craftwork or photography.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
Money matters demand your attention during the month of December. If money is tight then you need to stick to a budget, or find a way to boost your income. Your focus is on feeling good about yourself and your skills and receiving a fair to generous income for your work. Many people appreciate the Scorpio person for your incisive ideas, sharp organisational skills and managerial qualities. However, many also cringe when it comes to your sharp mind and tongue. This is not the month to speak your mind, but rather to hold your tongue. Diplomacy is called for if you want to move ahead and avoid battles and mind-games with others. A wealthy benefactor or friend may steer you in a new and rewarding direction. The stars also favour single Scorpios.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
There is something refreshing about a Sagittarian birthday, a sense of out with the old and in with the new. You are likely to enjoy this year’s birthday whether you decide on a quiet celebration or a rowdy party. Those born in November may have a slow start to the birthday year, but merriment soon takes over. Those born in December are likely to feel love, laughter and light-hearted taking hold as December unfolds. Communication is the key. Forget about personal grievances and lighten your own load. Who cares what mistakes others have made? You are an Archer focussed on the target ahead, not on some shadow in the forest behind. An Eclipse affects your Zodiac Sign and portends well for all group undertakings. Therefore you are likely to enjoy lively discussions, fun-filled activities and youthful exuberance. This month may also see you take the plunge for a complete make-over. It is time to fill your metaphorical quiver with arrows and shoot for the stars!
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ” This is a question asked by Stephen Levine, an American poet, author and teacher best known for his work on death and dying. It may seem a strange way to start a Sun Sign interpretation but you have a powerful planetary influence in the month of December and it needs to be said. You need to purge the old to make way for the new. This is particularly true when it comes to relationships. In particular love relationships or a bond with a powerful woman in your life (or perhaps both). The Capricorn goat can be stubborn, refusing to admit mistakes. It is easy to think of domestic goats, but what about the mountain goats? You can climb to the heights but can you admit when you have gone too far? It is time to forgive yourself and to forgive others who may have hurt you, to ask for forgiveness where appropriate and to move on with your life. December is the ideal time to transform your love life, and your finances.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
Friendship is a key element of the month of December. It is time for you to spend time with loyal friends, to move away from those who don’t have your best interests at heart and to forge new bonds if applicable. A cause close to your heart may call for a greater, or lesser, involvement. You may change roles in a club or group. On the other hand you may question your association with certain associates, groups and clubs. It is time to find pleasure is all social interaction. Afterall why be involved in an activity that does not reflect your hopes, dreams and wishes. Your obligations in other areas of your life need to be enhanced by your social calendar, not drained.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
You may be dreaming of a change in direction in your life – perhaps a new career or marriage. It is also possible that you have recently undergone such a change. During December you can consider further changes but it is important that you make positive changes that help you feel more connected with your own sense of joy, your friends and your loved ones. For this reason you may like to involve others in your decision making. What do they think are your best attributes? How do they think that you could best pursue your dreams? Of course the decision is ultimately your own, but fresh perspectives from loving friends can help you gain some clarity and further enhance your quality of life.