The December astrology highlights and report, the major aspects of month and their zodiac positions. Your love, career and energy horoscopes according to house position and what it means for all the zodiac signs. Links to the planetary aspects now include the collective transit meaning as well as their natal significance.
Dec 1 Mercury into Capricorn
Dec 2 Sun into Sagittarius Decan 2
Dec 5 Venus into Scorpio
Dec 3 Venus square Pluto at 28º Capricorn
Dec 7 Neptune Direct at 24º Pisces
Dec 10 Venus opposite Jupiter at 6º Scorpio Taurus
Dec 12 New Moon ~ 20º Sagittarius
Dec 12 Sun into Sagittarius Decan 3
Dec 13 Mercury Retrograde at 8º Capricorn
Dec 17 Sun square Neptune at 24º Sagittarius Pisces
Dec 21 Venus opposite Uranus at 19º Scorpio Taurus
Dec 22 Sun into Capricorn Decan 1
Dec 23 Mercury into Sagittarius
Dec 24 Sun sextile Saturn at 2º Capricorn Pisces
Dec 25 Venus trine Neptune at 24º Scorpio Pisces
Dec 27 Sun trine Jupiter at 5º Capricorn Taurus
Dec 27 Full Moon ~ 4º Cancer
Dec 27 Mercury square Neptune at 24º Sagittarius Pisces
Dec 28 Mars square Neptune at 25º Sagittarius Pisces
Dec 29 Venus sextile Pluto at 29º Scorpio Capricorn
Dec 30 Venus into Sagittarius
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DECEMBER 2023 Astrology
Mercury enters industrious Capricorn on Dec 1 where it will be until Dec 23 but turn retrograde half way. Dec 2 Sun into Sagittarius decan 2. This decan seems to be about hidden knowledge and the importance of using it with integrity. It is vital for us to keep in contact with nature and to respect natural law, because if not we will suffer grave consequences. Nature could take a very dim view of elites abusing their power. Venus moves into Scorpio Decan 1 on Dec 5. Venus in Scorpio generally has massive amounts of charm, but beware of the bite of the dark cupid until Dec 13 while it’s still in decan 1. Venus shows her bittersweet side in her Lucifer mode. Here we can see the most potent manifestation of Scorpio’s famous jealousy and its tendency for revenge. Sex crimes and crimes of passion based on jealousy, of course, are other possibilities, especially with Venus Square Pluto at 28º Capricorn on Dec 3 which encourages a deep dive into the dungeons of one’s soul. It is an intense and dare-devil combination which makes one fascinated by the forbidden and the taboo. This volcanic energy can be terrifying but also strangely irresistible. The higher vibration solution would be able to transmute the dangerous aspect into bravely facing one’s worst nightmares. In this way, long-term phobias caused by psychological trauma can be healed.
Dec 7 Neptune Direct at 24º Pisces, the misty clouds lift somewhat! But on Dec 10 Venus opposite Jupiter is at 6º Scorpio/Taurus. It can cause those touched by this transit to act self-indulgently. The spoilt diva attitude can cause envy and resentment. Dec 12 is the slinky New Moon ~ 20º Sagittarius on the snake-charming fixed star Ras Alhague. The new Moon here will make it quite a treacherous labyrinth to navigate, and one where you will have to be good at feeling your way through the dark!
Dec 12 the Sun into Sagittarius Decan 3. I believe that Sagittarius decan 3 might be one of the most difficult decans to be born under in the early 21st century. If I were to do a modern Ptolemy and assign a planet to have rulership here, I would probably choose Eris and Sedna. Like the new energies, this energy can be a troublemaker and is often misunderstood. We could feel exiled and tortured for our beliefs. If we have access to nature, have an active spiritual life and are free to express our unique selves, then we are as good as gold. But if not, its dark side is the most treacherous of all. At this time of year, we need to be as authentic to ourselves as possible.
Uuh oh! Get your Christmas shopping done before Dec 13 because Mercury turns Retrograde at 8º Capricorn. On Dec 17 Sun square Neptune at 24º Sagittarius/Pisces. When the sun is square Neptune in the sky we want to escape into a fantasy world. This might take the form of binge-watching a mini-series on Netflix with a bottle of wine or puffing away on a big fat joint while strumming a guitar. You will want to be transported away from the grim reality of daily living.
Dec 21 Venus opposite Uranus at 19º Scorpio/Taurus can trigger out-of-the-blue, long-distance relationships. It’s a day when weird synchronicities could bring love your way unexpectedly. You can strike new friendships with eccentrics and unusual souls who you don’t usually mix with. Dec 22. The Sun officially moves into Capricorn Decan 1. This is the holiday decan and a very important time of the year as the Sun crosses the winter solstice point of 0º Capricorn. So this is a transition point and gives us the darkest, longest night of the year and shortest day in the northern hemisphere. Capricorn 1 looks both backward (Saturn) and forward (Jupiter.) just like the Roman god Janus, which the next month January is named after. Janus rules gates, doorways, time and endings.
Dec 23 Mercury into Sagittarius decan 1. Political activists and sexual scandals can occur mainly because tricky Mercury under the influence of some very dark Scorpionic stars can become degenerate. Taboo subject matter and ugly crimes come up. This decan also contains much of the constellation Ophiuchus. The so-called “13th sign” can never fit into traditional astrology but the mythology of the exiled one makes sense in this decan. Mercury is the ruler of this decan so it is very strong here. It will work well for propaganda so politicians do well under its influence.
Dec 24 Sun sextile Saturn at 2º Capricorn/ Pisces forms a supportive wall for you to lean on when you are working hard. One feels protected and shielded from the elements. The best qualities of this aspect are its great timekeeping and scheduling abilities. Everything runs smoothly and on time. Good for those travelling home for Christmas despite Mercury retrograde! Dec 25 a romantic Christmas day with Venus trine Neptune at 24º Scorpio/Pisces. It uplifts the imaginative power of these two planets into something sublime and ethereal. Love that blossoms under this aspect can feel like a religious experience and it has the power to heal trauma from past abusive relationships.
Dec 27 Sun trine Jupiter at 5º Capricorn/Taurus is also the aspect for the new moon. It brings a day of optimism and generosity. Use this jolly day to ask for favours or material goods. People are more likely to splash out on gifts and fun activities. It is a good day for a birthday party or wedding as everyone is in good spirits. So blow up a ton of gold balloons and turn up the disco music! Dec 27 Full Moon ~ 4º Cancer. Family values are high, so if the partner, children or parents are supportive we can attract great success to our lives. Those touched by this full moon won’t feel particularly ambitious and they don’t need to be either as the right people and work will find them. If you are job-hunting the right opportunity simply falls into your lap just when you need it.
Dec 28 is a big day with Mercury and Mars square Neptune at 25º Sagittarius/Pisces. Mercury/Neptune can be a sneaky liar! Watch out for gaslighting in the media and in general. This transit will test your powers of intuition, but it will allow you to develop it too. You can transmute the sorcery of this aspect into something creative, especially in the realms of film, photography or music. The Mars/Neptune combination is extremely seductive, but with the square comes the danger of falling victim to sexual obsessions. The victim/saviour archetype is strong here too because these folk will love to fight for the underdog. Falling in love with a drug addict is possible, as is the danger of becoming one. Dec 29 Venus sextile Pluto at 29º Scorpio/Capricorn. love is powerful enough to move mountains. Aside from the obvious passionate connections, there is the deep transformation that can take place through experiencing the arts. A film or painting could touch you profoundly.
Dec 30 Venus into Sagittarius decan 1. Venus does not seem to behave well in this decan, at least according to the fixed stars that reside here. However, I do not see evidence of many criminals in my research so the behaviour is mainly self-centred vanity rather than anything dangerous or immoral. Venus was a jealous goddess at times and could be quite narcissistic. So here we have the low-grade narcissists in the news and stage divas who crave attention and flattery. You might meet a few of them at your NYE parties. Happy 2024!
Sun In Sagittarius ~ Nov 23 to Dec 21
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- Sun in 1st house for SAGITTARIUS
- Sun in 2nd house for SCORPIO
- Sun in 3rd House for LIBRA
- Sun in 4th house for VIRGO
- Sun in 5th house for LEO
- Sun in 6th house for CANCER
- Sun in 7th house for GEMINI
- Sun in 8th house for TAURUS
- Sun in 9th house for ARIES
- Sun in 10th house for PISCES
- Sun in 11th house for AQUARIUS
- Sun in 12th house for CAPRICORN
Mercury In Capricorn ~ Dec 2 to 22
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- Mercury in 1st house for CAPRICORN
- Mercury in 2nd house for SAGITTARIUS
- Mercury in 3rd House for SCORPIO
- Mercury in 4th house for LIBRA
- Mercury in 5th house for VIRGO
- Mercury in 6th house for LEO
- Mercury in 7th house for CANCER
- Mercury in 8th house for GEMINI
- Mercury in 9th house for TAURUS
- Mercury in 10th house for ARIES
- Mercury in 11th house for PISCES
- Mercury in 12th house for AQUARIUS
Venus In Scorpio ~ Dec 5 to 29
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- Venus in 1st house for SCORPIO
- Venus in 2nd house for LIBRA
- Venus in 3rd House for VIRGO
- Venus in 4th house for LEO
- Venus in 5th house for CANCER
- Venus in 6th house for GEMINI
- Venus in 7th house for TAURUS
- Venus in 8th house for ARIES
- Venus in 9th house for PISCES
- Venus in 10th house for AQUARIUS
- Venus in 11th house for CAPRICORN
- Venus in 12th house for SAGITTARIUS
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- Mars in 1st house for SAGITTARIUS
- Mars in 2nd house for SCORPIO
- Mars in 3rd House for LIBRA
- Mars in 4th house for VIRGO
- Mars in 5th house for LEO
- Mars in 6th house for CANCER
- Mars in 7th house for GEMINI
- Mars in 8th house for TAURUS
- Mars in 9th house for ARIES
- Mars in 10th house for PISCES
- Mars in 11th house for AQUARIUS
- Mars in 12th house for CAPRICORN