Horoscopes: December 2 to December 8

Illustration by Ash Cheshire

Aries: This week Mercury moves into Capricorn and refines our thought process. You are feeling more decisive and realistic. You are interested in what looks good on paper. Meanwhile the full moon in Gemini on the 7th highlights the polarized energies of Sagittarius and Gemini. You must reconcile the past and the future. 

Taurus: This week as Mercury enters Capricorn you are inspired to be more organized. You’re feeling more level headed and less prone to fantasizing. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th rises to oppose the sun in Sagittarius. This lunar event is about what sparks our curiosity and takes us away from our usual thought patterns. It may also unearth concealed resentments and disappointments that need processing and healing. 

Gemini: This week your ruling planet enters earthy and realistic Capricorn. You may feel as though your edge in verbal communication has been dulled a little, but perhaps it is for the best. There is a chance that you have been joking too much lately or have been too sarcastic, and this Mercury shift may help to bring you back to a more straightforward communication style that others might appreciate. The full moon in your sign on the 7th is a powerful transit that pushes you out of your mental and emotional comfort zone, as it balances with its opposite Sagittarius it illuminates the hidden causes of the patterns in your life. It can be a time of getting honest with yourself and increasing self awareness. You strive to work on your insecurities and to not let them hinder your relationships.

Cancer: This week as Mercury moves into Capricorn you’re feeling more serious about your goals, and your thoughts are more focused on the practical side of life. You find it easier to sort out useful information. Neptune’s turn direct in Pisces also increases your clarity and you find it easier to connect with others on an ideological and philosophical level. You become more confident when it comes to self expression. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th might see plans that you made in the previous month on the new moon coming to fruition. The full moon is 24 hours of intense emotions: proceed with caution!

Leo: This week as Mercury enters Capricorn you are motivated to get down to business in life. Your goals are more realistic and practical at this time. You are feeling decisive and ready to commit to things that will have long term benefits. You are not as prone to flights of fancy these days. Your communication style is short, simple, and to the point — you may not be coming up with any comedy gold at this juncture. Meanwhile the full moon in Gemini gives you the opportunity to keep the promises that you have made to yourself. Make plans to get out there and experience the world. 

Virgo: Your ruling planet Mercury enters fellow earth sign Capricorn and you are finally finding it easier to focus and keep your mind on one thing at a time. You are currently more interested in being seen as responsible and dependable than being seen as cool or funny. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th stimulates feelings of adventure and curiosity, but you also seek balance with what is familiar and comforting to you. This full moon stirs a period of reflection and self exploration. There are things you can no longer hide from yourself.

Libra: Mercury enters Capricorn this week and brings a welcome change of pace after the social and unpredictable energy of Mercury in Sagittarius. You are feeling more level headed and collected in the coming weeks and are more decisive when it comes to your goals and relationships. You are more direct and cut and dry in your communication. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th is an intensely romantic and intriguing event. Feelings come to the surface and you can’t help but be honest about them.

Scorpio: This week as Mercury enters Capricorn you are feeling more like yourself in terms of communication and decision making. You spent the past few weeks of Mercury in Sagittarius flying by the seat of your pants and saying “whatever happens, happens.’. That was all well and good, but you were beginning to scare yourself with all the easygoing insouciance. You certainly got out of your comfort zone and changed up the tempo. Now you are collected, level headed and ready to get back on your usual steady and predictable path. You are a person who values consistency in yourself and others. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th is a time to reconcile your experiences of the past and your opinions on the future.

Sagittarius: This week the full moon in your sister sign of Gemini is an illuminating and revelatory transit in which you must balance the duties of your everyday life with your eternal quest for deeper meaning. You are in the mood to profoundly express yourself and to have heartfelt conversations with new and familiar friends. Feelings that have been hidden may surface at this time. Disappointments and resentments need to be aired out and tended to with care.

Capricorn: This week as Mercury enters Capricorn you are feeling more like yourself in terms of self expression and communication. You are thinking more about the kind of person you want to be. You like to do the things that you say you are going to do. You like to have the reputation of being reliable. You find the details of your plans particularly alluring at this time. Optimism may be a challenge for you to enjoy, as you are prudent almost to a fault. Meanwhile the full moon in Gemini on the 7th sees your hard work paying off. You may be seeing some of your plans come to fruition. The full moon is a time of fulfillment but also a time of revelation. Your deeper feelings on certain matters may be surfacing in unexpected ways. It is important to process what comes up.

Aquarius: This week as Mercury enters Capricorn you are feeling more reserved and private. You value objectivity more than usual and try to maintain a certain level of emotional distance in your communication and decision making. You have more focus and drive at work and in your personal projects. Being consistent and dependable for others is very beneficial to you in the long run. Meanwhile the full moon in Gemini on the 7th reminds us that we need to find a balance between independence and commitment. Tipping too far into one extreme or the other can create undesirable situations. In classic full moon fashion, you may be feeling quite intense.

Pisces: This week your ruling planet Neptune ends its retrograde and turns direct in your sign! You are feeling more confident in your self expression and you feel as if you can make your dreams into reality. Mercury’s entrance into Capricorn is another clarifying and complimentary event this week. It has you feeling more level headed, collected and decisive. You have more confidence in work and in social settings. You are less likely to hesitate about what you want to say and you come across as poised yet assertive when you need to be. The full moon in Gemini on the 7th has you thinking about what new things you can discover in your own backyard. You may have an unexpected and revealing conversation with someone you thought you knew inside and out. It turns out there is infinite depth and nuance to everyone and everything.