We’re in the final month of a very eventful year. The 2021 holiday season will be ushered in with a dreamy, optimistic glow. At the same time, watch out for the transits at the end of the month, which can make things feel a little tense. The year will end on a high note, with Jupiter entering one of its ruling signs and making things feel festive again. Here’s what the month of December has in store for you based on your rising sign.
*Note: If you want to use the moon cycles to do ritual work, I highly suggest not manifesting anything during full moons, especially eclipses. Releasing rituals or self-care and rest are the best options for these celestial events.
December 1 — Neptune goes direct in Pisces (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
December 4 — New moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
December 13 — Mars enters Sagittarius (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
December 13 — Mercury enters Capricorn (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
December 18 — Full moon in Gemini (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
December 19 — Venus goes retrograde in Capricorn (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
December 19 — Chiron goes direct in Aries (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
December 21 — Sun enters Capricorn/Winter Solstice (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
December 21 — Ceres retrograde in Taurus (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
December 28 — Jupiter enters Pisces (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
Aries risings may have to contend with some challenges if you’re traveling far away for the holidays. You also may be in a less than optimal situation, perhaps one that doesn’t align with your morals, and it feels like you’re looking for an escape. Most likely this is going to revolve around your career or a relationship with an authority figure, as the sun moves into Capricorn and Venus retrogrades in the same sign. Hang in there, kid. Be compassionate with yourself, especially moving into the holiday season. Chiron will station direct in the house of self on the 19th, urging you to heal yourself and be gentle, as you can’t always be at your best. The holidays can take a toll on your mental health, especially if you’re already having a hard time to begin with. Brighter days are coming, as Jupiter moves into Pisces on December 28. You may find yourself catching a lucky break out of nowhere, particularly if you’re in a really tricky situation. You will also likely grow spiritually by spending time with yourself and meditating this year.
Tarot Tidbit: The cards that came out for you were the Ten of Swords, the Eight of Wands, the Six of Cups reversed, and the Knight of Cups reversed. If we’re being direct, the situation you’re in is rock bottom. You’re there, buddy. However, don’t despair, things are moving quickly and it looks like you can find a way out of the mess you’re currently dealing with. When you move on, make sure you don’t get caught up in the nostalgia and distort your view, but see the situation for what it really is. You weren’t fulfilled emotionally or happy in this situation. Just because bad situations have good moments, that doesn’t mean you should always go back.
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If you’re a Taurus rising, you may have to contend with a lot of underlying issues this month. The solar eclipse and Mars will be going through the houses that relate to secrets, intimacy, trauma, shared resources, and death and rebirth. This will put an active focus on these topics, and you will be pushed to confront things you’ve been avoiding. The longer you’ve avoided these things, the stronger they’re going to come up, but it’s not out of nowhere in reality. However, at the same time try to be compassionate with yourself, as the holiday season can be rough for everyone’s mental health. In addition to the eclipse and Mars bringing up old issues, Chiron will station direct, pushing you to work on the things that you already know about. Last but not least, Ceres will station retrograde on December 21 in your house of self and outlook on life. As previously mentioned, be kind to yourself, and take time to assess what you are depriving yourself of and what you really need.
Tarot Tidbit: Your cards for this month are the six of Wands reversed, Death reversed, and the Eight of Swords. There’s a change that’s supposed to occur in your life in order to push you further down the path you need to be on, but you keep avoiding it. You may be making poor choices or trying to make something work that is not meant to work out for you. As a result, you feel trapped and powerless, but that’s not necessarily the reality of this situation. Once you accept responsibility and change your perspective, then you can move forward from there.
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The focus is on relationships this month if you’re a Gemini rising. Things will be looking up in terms of your career this month, particularly if you’re looking for some inspiration. However, the solar eclipse on December 4 will likely push you to clear out relationships that are no longer working for you. When Mars enters Sagittarius, you may experience some tension with others, so make sure you try to keep a level head when difficult situations come up. The Venus retrograde on December 19 will be occurring in your house dealing with intimacy, shared resources and funds, and secrets. Don’t be surprised if intimacy problems occur, or you are expected to repay some debts you owe, but try to be prepared for any unexpected expenses to come your way. Towards the end of the month, you might see some opportunities for growth in your career. If you don’t get a promotion, look forward to being recognized for your hard work, just don’t overindulge.
Tarot Tidbit: The cards you got for this month are The Lovers, Ace of Cups reversed, and Three of Cups reversed. In this context, The Lovers card represents choices. It seems like the love and joy of the relationship in question has run out, and it feels like it’s becoming more trouble than it’s worth. The key is to look inward and see what led up to this, then make adjustments in the future, whether you stay in this relationship or not.
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If you’re a Cancer rising, the focus for the early part of this month is going to be taking care of your responsibilities. If you’ve been avoiding working on your health, routine, or daily tasks, the eclipse on December 4 is going to bring that to light, and you will likely be pushed to deal with it, whether you like it or not. Mars will push you to be proactive about these matters moving forward, as it moves into Sagittarius on December 13. This sounds awfully dreary, especially with the holidays coming up. However, though most of your energy is focused on being responsible, Jupiter in Pisces towards the end of the month will perk things up and make things feel bright and like a breath of fresh air. It will be in its corresponding house, and in one of its ruling signs, so the positive energy will be extra welcoming. The lesson you should learn with this transit is to plant the seed, dream big, and you will see the harvest.
Tarot Tidbit: This month’s cards are the Knight of Cups, The Wheel of Fortune, and The High Priestess. Towards the end of the month, I see you getting more in touch with yourself and indulging in your passions, or at least things that make you happy. This is part of how the Jupiter in Pisces transit can bring abundance your way. The Wheel of Fortune symbolizes balance and cycles, so if you’re going through difficult times now, know that they won’t last forever. You can control only yourself and how you react to your circumstances, so try to keep a positive outlook, as things can only improve from here.
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It feels like Leo risings have been going through it the last month. This month, things should be a little bit easier for you, for the most part. The solar eclipse on December 4 will likely highlight festivities and any inner child work you’re avoiding. It’s entirely possible you feel worn-out from party planning and all the responsibilities that come with getting ready for the holidays. However, you will likely get a kick of energy around December 13 as Mars moves into jovial Sagittarius, as well as the house dealing with celebrations, holidays, fun, and romance. If you’re looking for love, this would be a good time to start talking to some people and even dating casually. The full moon on December 18 will likely give you an opportunity to spend some time with friends, or at least, it will pull attention towards them. In the midst of the festivities, it can be easy to forget your responsibilities, but the Venus retrograde will bring you back down to earth. Lastly, as Jupiter moves into Pisces, don’t be surprised if you start doing better financially, but it will most likely be related to money given to you by someone else.
Tarot Tidbit: Your cards for this month are Death, The Moon, and The Fool reversed. Wow, you have been going through some pretty significant transformational experiences. It feels like there is a magnifying glass with the sun shining through it over some pretty painful and sensitive spots. Things have been so challenging for you that you might think the good things coming up come with a catch, however, The Fool reversed is reminding you that sometimes things should just be taken at face value. Try not to overthink it, and just accept that you deserve good things.
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There’s going to be some smooth sailing for Virgo risings this month in your one-on-one relationships. You might have rose-colored glasses when it comes to the people around you, even more so when Jupiter moves into Pisces on December 28. Though Christmas (if you celebrate it) happens when the sun is in your fifth house, the Venus retrograde will also be happening in that house, sobering things up and making you feel more detached from the festivities this year. The full moon will be in your tenth house this month, highlighting your career and public persona. The Chiron retrograde has been going through the house dealing with your secrets, trauma, shame, sense of intimacy, and others’ resources, highlighting some issues that have needed to be addressed. With Chiron going direct again, this empowers you to heal whatever you’re dealing with and move forward. Though the holidays may not feel as festive for you this year, you may be able to enjoy some extra sweet moments with loved ones as you ring in the new year.
Tarot Tidbit: The cards that came up for you were Knight of Coins, Queen of Wands, and Two of Swords. The harmony that you are likely to see this month is a result of the time and care you’ve been investing in your relationships. Self-improvement also seems to be on your mind, so definitely go for it! There’s no downside to trying to improve yourself. Pay attention to what lights a fire in you, and live your life with confidence. However, don’t rush into making decisions, and be thorough in finding out what each option entails.
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Libra rising should watch their words this month. The eclipse will be happening in your house of communication, technology, writing, speaking, siblings, cars, short-distance travel, and errands. People will likely misconstrue things you say, or you might experience car trouble and technological issues. Mars transiting through the same house can indicate more aggressive driving, and you may be more accident-prone than usual, so be extra careful when you get out on the road. Chiron stations direct on December 19, allowing you to heal relationship issues that may have surfaced recently. At the same time, the Venus retrograde may indicate disharmony and contention at home, so it may not be fully smooth sailing if you’re living with the person you’re having issues with. The sun’s transit into Capricorn only puts more emphasis on that, so make sure you’re taking time to yourself and getting space from people. Alone time is crucial to maintaining healthy relationships.
Tarot Tidbit: Your cards this month are Strength reversed, the Eight of Coins, and the Knight of Swords. As this month progresses, you might end up forgetting your worth and strength. The Eight of Coins is reminding you to not give up on building your confidence, and you will be rewarded for it soon enough. Just make sure you recognize an opportunity for what it is and don’t immediately write it off.
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Be prepared for unexpected expenses this month, if you’re a Scorpio rising. With the solar eclipse happening on December 4 in your house of personal finances, as well as the Mars transit through there beginning on December 13, your energy will probably be pulled toward those matters. If it’s not financial, then your values or self-worth will be called into question. The lunar eclipse last month took a toll on fixed sign placements, so if you’re still reeling from that, it might be extra tiring for you. The month isn’t only filled with heavy energy for you though. You also have Neptune stationing direct in your house of joy, festivities, romance, parties and celebrations. If you’re lucky, it might bring back some childhood nostalgia and make the holidays feel how they used to when you were younger. If you’re looking for a New Year’s kiss, that may also be an option for you, as Jupiter will enter the same house as Neptune, providing an opportunity to find a casual fling.
Tarot Tidbit: This month’s cards are Eight of Swords, Ten of Swords, and The High Priestess reversed. This reading screams feeling trapped and being at rock bottom. You’re definitely doing some wishful thinking and trying to figure out a way out, but that’s meaningless if you’re not putting in any action to back it up. You’ll have an upswing soon enough, just make sure you’re doing your part in getting there.
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If you’re a Sagittarius rising, embrace being the main character this month! The first part of the month as well as the tail end of it have transits occurring in your angular houses, creating a lot more energy in your relationships and emotional world than usual. There is a solar eclipse occurring on December 4 in your house of self and outlook on life, so be prepared in case you feel drained, as oftentimes eclipses can be heavier energy than we’re used to dealing with. However, you may feel a burst of energy around December 13 as Mars moves into your first house and breathes some life into you once again. Be careful with your money once Venus goes retrograde on December 19, and now is not the time to make any decisions in the beauty or fashion departments. You may feel more optimistic once Jupiter moves into Pisces on December 28 just in time to ring in the new year!
Tarot Tidbit: For your tarot tidbit this month, you got the Six of swords reversed, the Ten of coins, and The Star. It feels like you’re stuck, but you haven’t taken the time to figure out how you got yourself in that situation in the first place. The eclipse’s energy will likely push you to do some self-reflecting and discover that for yourself. Take some time to indulge yourself, it feels like a much-needed respite after handling the energy of the eclipse, but refrain once Venus goes retrograde on December 19. If you’re going through tough times, keep your head up because it looks like things will really improve towards the end of the month!
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If you’re a Capricorn rising, you may find yourself feeling drained and getting agitated out of nowhere for the next few weeks. Mercury is in your twelfth house until December 13, making things feel confusing and perhaps bringing about some brain fog. In addition to that, there will be a solar eclipse on December 4 in the same house, which will likely exacerbate any underlying feelings of exhaustion. You will experience Mars moving into your twelfth house on December 13, which may bring up the feelings of irritability that I previously mentioned. I would advise you to get any beauty-related appointments before December 19 when Venus goes retrograde in the house of self and appearance. You become the main character on December 21, when the sun enters Capricorn, the sign that occupies your first house. Take some time to take care of yourself as the Ceres retrograde comes up, as it will remind you if you aren’t taking enough time to have fun and enjoy the little things in life.
Tarot Tidbit: Your cards for this month are The Star, Nine of Cups, and The Hierophant. This month will not be without its challenges, but The Star reminds you to keep your head up and that there are better days ahead. The nine of Cups represents wish fulfillment, and The Hierophant indicates wisdom and knowing when to break some rules. As I said earlier, make sure you don’t take things too seriously and lighten up. You’ll be in a better place eventually, so take things one day at a time.
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I see you going back to the old you, Aquarius risings. Just because Neptune is direct now doesn’t mean you can ignore the lesson the retrograde was meant to teach you regarding your values and finances. Neptune going direct means you need to learn from the clarity that you were given during the Neptune retrograde. Don’t be surprised if you have to reevaluate the people in your circle of friends, and find that some of them don’t need to be there anymore. However, this is also an opportunity to move forward in friendships, because now you know what you do and don’t want in a friend. In the midst of the mess, make sure you’re taking time to have fun and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones. The full moon on December 18 will spotlight matters of celebration, fun, and festivities, making this an ideal time to connect with your inner child and engage in a little bit of nostalgia. You will likely start feeling drained around the end of the month, but on a positive note, you will also likely see a boost in your financial situation or confidence for the next year.
Tarot Tidbit: This month’s cards are the Page of Coins, the Four of Coins, and the Two of Coins. I see your finances being in a stable place this month. What you currently have will likely remain secure, however, make sure you pay attention to any decisions you get asked to make. Make sure you see beyond the current situation and plan for the future. Just because you’re stable now, doesn’t mean that will last forever.
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Pisces risings may experience tension with an authority figure this month, as the solar eclipse and Mars draw attention to your career and reputation. The tenth house also deals with authority figures, and having malefics transiting through that house can create issues or challenges related to tenth house themes. The full moon will be transiting through the fourth house on December 18, illuminating things related to family matters, home environment, and your emotional world. Chiron will station direct on December 19, allowing you to heal from the wounds you’ve experienced and reflected on, especially in regard to your self-worth. Your financial situation will also improve if you learn from the lesson the retrograde was meant to teach you. Look forward to the end of the month, when Jupiter moves into one of its co-ruling signs and your first house. Your luck will improve for the next year, so take advantage of this opportunity!
Tarot Tidbit: Your cards for this month are the Two of Wands, Two of Swords reversed, and the Three of Cups. You’re being pushed to make a decision this month, however, the Two of Swords reversed indicates that you should think things through before you decide on anything. That will lead you to happiness and celebration. However, things will be rough if you act hastily.
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