Horoscopes: December 16 to 22

Illustration by Ash Cheshire.

Aries: This week, Jupiter enters your sign on the 20th and is in your first house until Mid-May. This planet of expansion and good fortune shines a positive light on your self image and the first impressions that you make on others. This is an ideal time to make new friends, work on your self esteem, change your style or just generally put yourself out there more! This transit works in conjunction with the New moon in Capricorn in alignment with the solar beginning of Capricorn on the 23rd that sparks new ideas and fresh starts, especially regarding career, time investments and reputation.

Taurus: This week can be quite the energetic shift as the sun moves into Capricorn on the 21st followed by the new moon’s solar alignment also in Capricorn on the 23rd. You feel more stable and predictable at home in this fellow earth sign of energy as opposed to the seemingly random burst of energy you had during Sagittarius season. Your ideas are more refined as the sun influences your ninth house (the house of travel, wisdom, and philosophical pursuits), so you are feeling more forward thinking and determined. You are focusing more on the things that you have always known to be true about yourself.

Gemini: This week as the sun enters Capricorn on the 21st followed by the new moon on the 23rd you are shifting gears. This involves the closing of one door and the opening of another. You may be completing one project and moving on to another at this time or you may be letting go of something that has been more trouble than it was worth in favor of something that feels more natural and approachable. Jupiter in Aries brings a bold and self reliant energy to your next few weeks.

Cancer: The sun on the 21st and your ruler the moon on the 23rd make a move into your sister (opposite) sign of Capricorn in alignment with Venus. For you this can be a time where your priorities align themselves in a cohesive path. Love, work, and home life seem to converge. Your priorities are all about stability and practicality. During this transit you find yourself attracted to things, ideas and people that seem like they will be a good influence on you. You want to build up a set of good habits and maintain a new and more positive outlook. Close relationships deepen in understanding and trust.

Leo: This week the sun moves into Capricorn on the 21st and is rung in by a new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd. There is a sense of a fresh start and also of wanting to get organized. You may be inspired to declutter your home and to throw out or give away the things that you don’t use anymore. You are focused on your health and wellness, self improvement and possible ways to boost your income. Your mind is detail oriented and you have a sharper eye for quality. Frivolous things do not appeal to you at this time. You are radiating an aura of knowledge and decisiveness that others defer to. People may come asking for advice.

Virgo: After hiding away from the bright lights of Sagittarius season you are emerging into a more familiar landscape. The sun’s move into your fellow earth sign of Capricorn illuminates your fifth house (the house of pleasure,fun,and enjoyment). You have a burst of romantic and creative energy and you are more inclined to prioritize spending time with lovers, making art, or enjoying the art that others have made. You are more in touch with your feelings and are more in tune with the feelings of others as well. Jupiter, the planet of luck, is in fiery Aries, making you more emboldened to take chances, try new things, and speak your mind.

Libra: The reality checks just keep coming! This week the sun aligns with Venus as we begin Capricorn season on the 21st. This transit highlights your family and home sector so there may be some revelations and conversations happening with family members or those that you cohabitate with. You may be put in a position that requires some responsibility, personal authority and decision making. An ego check may be in order. Fortunately, Jupiter in Aries brings a streak of good fortune. And for you you may find the best ideas or the most help from taking advice from someone who is seemingly the exact opposite of you in some way or from taking a new approach that you normally wouldn’t dream of.

Scorpio: This week the sun enters Capricorn in alignment with Venus and the new moon in Capricorn on the 23rd. All of these placements will be highlighting your communications sector creating a lot of buzz and opportunity through the exchange of ideas and socializing. It is a good idea to put your energy into being a good listener and to set aside extra time for friends and partners to find out what has been on their minds. Jupiter in Aries brings a touch of impulsivity that can bring about an interesting set of events and much needed change.

Sagittarius: This week your ruling planet Jupiter moves in fellow fire sign Aries. You are feeling more certain of your choices these days and you are radiating confidence and self sufficient. You seem to want to prove something to yourself, the opinions of others matter less to you. You feel optimistic and a tad daring. The sun moves in Capricorn on the 21st and you have money on your mind, you want to make it as well as spend it. Material security and the accumulation of goods plates heavily into your goals at this time. The new moon also in Capricorn on the 23rd marks a beginning of new endeavors.

Capricorn: Capricornus, the goat-fish, one of the oldest and most consistently recognized figures in astrology across the cultures and the ages. A versatile creature of both mountains and seas, mirroring the highs and lows of life, the depths of emotion and the heights of wisdom. Amalthea the mythic goat is also represented in this sign as the mother goat who rescued the infant Zeus from being devoured by his father Cronus. When Amalthea’s horn was broken off it was magically transformed into the “Cornucopia” – the horn of plenty. Capricorns are just that! As the sun moves into your sign on the 21st and aligns with Venus and the new moon signals a fresh start in your first house on the 23rd. 

Aquarius: There is a retiring energy to this month for you as Capricorn season highlights your privacy sector. You are feeling more reserved and you enjoy private time and weekend evenings on the couch. It is a restful and thought provoking period for you as you spend time in reflection and contemplation, forging your own little world full of your comforts and favorite things. The new moon on the 23rd brings about fresh ideas and a new perspective. You are learning a lot about yourself and a lot from the past as well.

Pisces: This week the sun moves into Capricorn on the 21st to align with Venus and the new moon on the 23rd. These transits highlight your eleventh house (the house of friendship, community, and philosophy). This is a time of great connection, learning from and alongside others, and networking. You find yourself getting more involved with the people around you in profound mental, emotional and spiritual ways. you have the power to make changes in the world. You realize your energy is a part of the environment and that it does in fact have an impact, you realize what you do not live in a vacuum. During this time it is important for you to feel seen and understood. You may have symbolic dreams that inspire thinking deeply about your ego or your identity.

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