Lifestyle Astrology Your December Horoscope Is Here Read on to find out what the sky has in store for your zodiac sign this month. By Maressa Brown Maressa Brown Instagram Twitter Website Maressa Brown is a journalist and astrologer who's a regular lifestyle contributor and resident astrologer for InStyle. She has nearly two decades of professional experience writing, reporting, and editing lifestyle content for a variety of digital and print consumer-facing publications including Parents, Shape, Astrology.com, and more. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 29, 2021 @ 02:24PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Stocksy/Getty Images/InStyle Whether you're most excited about perfecting your tablescape for the ultimate holiday gathering, sipping peppermint-flavored everything, or watching the glimmering ball drop to usher in a new year, December is filled with heartwarming, whimsical moments galore. The final month of the year serves as a wake-up call that 2021 is coming to a close and a whole new calendar year will soon be yours for the taking. This festive-meets-inspiring vibe comes to us courtesy of buoyant, fiery Sagittarius and pragmatic, industrious Capricorn. Sagittarius, the mutable fire sign ruled by lucky Jupiter, is all about going big or going home when it comes to celebrating, traveling, learning, and making the most of the season. You can thank the Archer if just about everything — your emotions, your dreams, your hopes — feels amplified until December 21. And for the second half of the month, Saturn-ruled cardinal earth sign Capricorn takes charge, narrowing your focus in on time-honored traditions and at least a little bit of brainstorming around the goals you want to set and work toward in the coming weeks, months, and year. The combination of Sagittarian enthusiasm and Capricornian determination can make for one seriously dynamic and satisfying grand finale for 2021. Emily Lundin Aries Getting out of your comfort zone and taking leaps of faith is kind of your personal brand, and that's been even more the case since Sag season kicked off on November 21 and the confident sun has been moving through your adventure zone. Broadening your horizons and your mind continues to be a major focus until December 21. And around December 4, when the solar eclipse and new moon falls in the same spot, you could be motivated to embrace big changes in order to fulfill your big picture desires. Maybe this looks like booking an impromptu flight, enrolling in a course that will allow you to advance your education, or honing existing skills by working closely with a mentor. Your Aries Zodiac Sign Guide Whatever your path, this theme is driven home even further by your ruling planet, go-getter Mars, kicking off a two-plus-month stint in this area of life beginning on December 13. And breaking free of the mundane will prove productive and deliver results faster than you might initially anticipate, thanks to a flurry of action building in your career zone. From December 13 to January 2, messenger Mercury will be there, making it easier for you to articulate your long-term aspirations and vision. Then from December 21 to January 19, the self-assured sun joins in, shoring up your ability to hit the top of whatever mountain you've set your sights on. Emily Lundin Taurus Sagittarius season, which has been in full swing since November 21, has turned up the heat on your desire to connect with someone special in a fully sensual and spiritual way. Exploring what you need to feel most comfortable when it comes to joint resources has likely also been a focus. And around December 4, when the solar eclipse and new moon falls in your intimacy zone, too, you'll be asking yourself heavy-duty questions about sex, money, and sharing your life with someone else. How do you need to transform yourself to fulfill your cravings in this area of life, and what power are you seeking or willing to relinquish? Your Taurus Zodiac Sign Guide Meditating on these intense issues can be a lot, so you'll be pumped once the vibe starts to shift toward a lighter, more cerebral, and illuminating direction toward the middle of the month. On December 13, messenger Mercury moves into your adventure zone, where it remains until January 2, inspiring you to research travel or higher-learning opportunities. Allow your imagination — and Google searches — to run wild, but when your ruler, beauty-loving Venus, is retrograde through the same zone from December 19 to January 29, you might find that sticking with what's already on your plate is actually more than enough to satisfy your appetite for the unexplored. And this transit could also bring you unexpected satisfaction in the form of reconnecting with beloved mentors. Your circle of friends will be particularly integral to your success in the coming months, and you'll begin to feel that once lucky Jupiter moves into your networking zone on December 28 where it'll hang until we're well into the heart of your season on May 10. Emily Lundin Gemini Until December 21, the sun continues to move through your partnership zone, promoting one-on-one activities above anything else. If you're attached, you'll daydream about hitting pause on work so you can trim the tree and binge all the holiday movies with your honey. If you're single, this festive, lovey-dovey season could lead to pairing up with someone special with whom you can set and hit shared goals. And around December 4, when the solar eclipse and new moon falls there, you can anticipate electrifying change around your partnerships. The bonds that are contributing to your life will only grow stronger while those that are detracting from your progress could fall apart. Why Does Everyone Hate Geminis So Much? Then, while messenger Mercury and the confident sun move through your intimacy zone — from December 13 and 21st on, respectively — you'll be feeling even more self-assured about speaking about what you need to feel fulfilled in your closest relationships. In fact, you'll be reviewing, reflecting, and revising what you thought you wanted in this area of life while romantic Venus is retrograde there from December 19 to January 29. And in the midst of doing all that inner work, you can expect your potential for recognition to get a boost, thanks to lucky Jupiter moving through your public image zone from December 28 until May 10, 2022. You'll want to think back to early summer of this past year to get a better sense of what this could mean for your long-term goals and professional path. Emily Lundin Cancer With two weeks of the sun's trip through your routine zone now in the rearview, you likely have a pretty solid sense of what the universe is urging you to tackle during Sag season. And chances are it's all about wellness, balance, and organization in your daily grind. If that sounds more befitting of January than December, take heart: Once you take care of business in this area of life, you'll get to move onto a more social, romantic vibe with Cap season lighting up your partnership zone. But first, around December 4, the solar eclipse and new moon in your health zone will serve as major inspo for ditching unhealthy habits, patterns, maybe even work that you've known for a while is impinging on your overall well-being. Sure, you might want to stick with what you know to be comfy and familiar, but change is crucial to progress now. 12 Celebrities Who Perfectly Exemplify What It Means to Be a Cancer You'll be urged to streamline and get clear on what you want and how you want to show up in your closest one-on-one relationships from December 19 to January 29 as a result of relationship-oriented Venus' retrograde in your partnership zone. But from December 21 through the end of the year, both the confident sun and messenger Mercury will be in that same zone, sharpening your thinking and communication around what you truly need from the people with whom you pair up on a regular basis. The volume on all of this could be cranked up to a fever pitch as we get into New Year's Eve weekend, thanks to Mercury pairing with transformative Pluto there. You'll be empowered to verbalize and go to bat for your ideal vision in love, business, or friendships. Emily Lundin Leo You're already two weeks into Sagittarius season, during which the confident sun, your ruler, moves through your romance and self-expression zone, so chances are you've been pouring your energy into passion projects and spending more spontaneous time enjoying lighthearted moments with loved ones. And around December 4, when the solar eclipse and new moon occurs there, you might have a wake-up call that in some way, sticking to a monotonous routine has been impinging on imaginative, playful pursuits, and you'll be especially fired up to prioritize sharing your unique voice, ideally through a creative outlet. Holding onto that energy is a must in the coming weeks, particularly as a barrage of planets — Venus, Mercury as of December 13, and then the sun on December 21 — move through your sixth house of wellness and daily routine, pulling your focus toward your everyday hustle. Your Leo Zodiac Sign Guide Thankfully, go-getter Mars spends December 13 to January 24 in your romance zone, offering you a burst of energy you can apply to heartfelt, sexy, fun-loving, artistic pursuits. And around December 18, the full moon in your eleventh house of networking could have you reflecting on the groups, friendships, and collegial relationships in your life. You'll want to be sure you're prioritizing the bonds with people who are on the same page as you in terms of long-term wishes. And it could be time to let go of connections that you realize are actually detracting from your progress. Emily Lundin Virgo With the confident sun moving through your home zone for the last couple of weeks, you've been hibernating, nesting, and finding quite a bit of security with your nearest and dearest. And that trend continues this month, reaching a fever pitch around December 4 when the solar eclipse and new moon falls there. You'll be nudged to think about your roots and support system and make any big, bold changes to feel even more stable moving forward. At the same time, as a crew of planets moves through your fifth house of romance and self-expression, you'll find you're more pumped to get out and have a festive, magical time with friends, your S.O, if you're attached, and loved ones. Your Virgo Zodiac Sign Relationships shine and satisfy with sweet Venus there, but once the relationship planet is retrograde from December 19 to January 29, you'll be nudged to streamline your creative and romantic efforts, focusing only on what will be most rewarding in the long-run. And around December 18, when the full moon is in your career zone, you can't help but command the spotlight on the job. You could be reaching the finish line on a major project or making a key presentation. Either way, big professional moves you make now are sure to capture higher-ups' attention, setting you up for rewards and recognition you've been dreaming of and so deserve. Emily Lundin Libra Sag season — during which the confident sun moves through your communication zone — highlights your social life in a major way, which has you feeling beyond blissed out. Let's be honest: You totally live for this time of year. And around December 4, when the new moon and solar eclipse falls there, your curiosity and eagerness to connect with your inner circle will be amplified. This transit could lay the groundwork for an exciting brainstorm that gives way to satisfying collaboration or forging new platonic relationships in which you feel truly seen and supported. Meanwhile, relationship-oriented Venus, your ruling planet, is cruising through your home zone, bringing more serenity and balance to your nest. But from December 19 to January 29, it'll be retrograde, driving you to consider how familial relationships and your home life are contributing to your sense of security and personal goals — or not. Your Libra Zodiac Sign Guide Around December 18, the full moon falls in your adventure zone, inspiring you to hit pause on any part of your daily grind that feels like a snoozefest and to step out of your comfort zone. Whether you've been considering advancing your education or planning a long-distance trip in the new year, you'll be feeling like you can't exactly put it off anymore. This moon will nudge you to take a leap of faith and make a bold move to satisfy your appetite for change, excitement, and knowledge. And as we move into Cap season, with the confident sun moving through your home zone, prioritizing time with the people who know you best can offer a unique, heartening sense of centeredness. Emily Lundin Scorpio Sag season, which runs until December 21, has centered your focus on moneymaking. How are you bringing your skills to the table, and is it the best possible way for you to do so? How valued have you felt, and what changes can you make to feel even more appreciated for your efforts? These are the big Qs you'll be asking yourself, especially around the solar eclipse and new moon there on December 4. And if you're feeling like you could use a boost in energy to apply toward hitting these income-related goals, you can look forward to go-getter Mars moving through your money zone from December 13 to January 24. At the same time, you'll be enjoying plenty of social moments with friends and colleagues, because several planets are activating your communication zone this month: Venus, Mercury (from December 13 to January 2), and the confident sun (from December 21 to January 19). Your Scorpio Zodiac Sign Guide Around December 18, anticipate a lot of discussion, reflection, and, with hope, healing within your most intimate relationships, thanks to the full moon happening in your emotional bonds zone. And this theme of which relationships are worth your time continues once Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, moves retrograde through this zone from December 19 to January 29. During this period, you'll be reassessing how much energy you've been channeling into certain platonic bonds. It could be that some of these relationships are lacking the level of reciprocity you're looking for and deserve, and now's the time to get real with yourself about that and focus on the connections in which you both meet halfway. The Most Compatible — and Most Problematic — Zodiac Signs for a Scorpio Emily Lundin Sagittarius You're in the spotlight and loving every minute of it as December kicks off, marking the midway point of your sun sign season, Sag. Entertaining yourself and others is your forte, and until mid-December, that's where your focus will solidly be. And around December 4, when the solar eclipse and new moon falls there, you could start thinking about your big picture personal goals in a whole new way, eager to reassess and switch up your game plan so that it better reflects where your heart and head are in this moment. Standing strong in your sense of self is a major must right now, and if anyone's fired up and wired to do that, it's you, Archer. Your Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Guide As several planets shift into your money zone, you can begin to blend these long-term aspirations with a strategy for earning what you deserve. Around December 18, the full moon lights up your partnership zone, spurring you to meditate on how one-on-one alliances are fueling or hindering your success. Then, the next day, December 19, Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, goes retrograde in your money zone, where it'll urge you to streamline projects, clients, or cash flow goals. The message is basically that less is more, which can be tough for you to embrace as a "go big or go home," Jupiter-ruled person. But Cap season is all about Saturnian vibes, and learning how and when to set boundaries and say "no" could actually be the best thing that ever happened for your bank account — and well-being. Emily Lundin Capricorn Sagittarius season, which began on November 21, has seen you go a bit underground, thanks to the confident sun in your spirituality zone. Until December 23, you might be shying away from overextending yourself socially and prioritizing rest. It's a bit out of character for you to step back from opportunities to network and connect with others — particularly potentially influential people — Cap, but even if you've only been doing this instinctively, it's for a greater purpose: to recharge before forging into your own season. And around December 4, when the solar eclipse and new moon happens in your spirituality zone, you'll be especially aware of your dreams and innermost needs and desires. This is your opportunity to gain clarity on which seeds are worth planting. The Most Compatible — and Most Problematic — Zodiac Signs for a Capricorn Then, with a slew of planets moving through your sign, you'll start to get the feeling that everything you've been planning and plotting and working toward is about to come to fruition. Messenger Mercury moves through your sign from December 19 to January 2, making it easier for you to put your vision into words — and applause-worthy presentations. The confident sun will be there from December 21 to January 19. And relationship-oriented Venus boosts your charm and ability to sell your most brilliant ideas to others until December 19 when it kicks off a retrograde in your sign. Until January 29, your ability to infuse your life with as much pleasure and beauty as you'd ideally like might be hindered to some extent. (It's not the best time for a makeover, FYI.) Instead, this period is all about zhushing your self-presentation to not only get to that next rung on the ladder but to feel like you're projecting your genuine self. Emily Lundin Aquarius Sag season is innately social, but for you, Aquarius, it's bound to be replete with meet-ups, brainstorms, happy hours, and reunions galore, thanks to the confident sun moving through your networking zone. Your platonic friendships are a major focus, but so are your collegial ones, as you'll be thinking about how the groups you associate with can support and advance your professional goals. Around December 4, when the new moon and solar eclipse falls there, you'll be inspired to connect with the people who really get you and not only adore your quirky brand of brilliance but cheer it on and inspire it. You're realizing that collaborating with these kindred spirits is likely the key to launching your longest-term wishes, hopes, and dreams. Your Aquarius Zodiac Sign Guide The planetary movements this month are also going to challenge you over and over again to be true to yourself and listen to your heart over your head for a change. Case in point: Around December 18, the full moon lights up your romance and self-expression zone, and you'll want to hit pause on a mundane routine in order to prioritize fun, spontaneity, creativity, and pleasure. Take advantage of this burst of lighthearted, whimsical energy, because Cap season is all about inner work for you. The confident sun's shift through your spirituality zone from December 21 to November 21 marks a period in which meditating, daydreaming, resting, and therapy could be more prominent in your daily life. Think of it as being backstage, rehearsing your lines, preparing to make the most of your own season that will kick off next month. Emily Lundin Pisces Ever since November 21, Sag season has fired up your need to earn more recognition for all your hard work on the job. Usually, you're perfectly happy to be a team player as long as you're able to put your imagination to good use. But now, with the confident sun traveling through your career zone, you'd love a little bit of acknowledgment that what you're bringing to the table is making a difference. And around December 4 when the solar eclipse and new moon is there, you'll be even more acutely aware of any changes that need to occur in order to make that ideal vision a reality. Perhaps it's about switching up your approach to business or rethinking who you're doing business with. Either way, leaning into your mutability and being open to change can work in your favor now. A Guide to the Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces As several planets shift into your networking zone — social Venus since November 5, messenger Mercury from December 13 to January 2, and the confident sun from December 21 to January 19 — you can count on a little help from your friends. Feeling like a part of a team boosts your confidence at work and when it comes to your personal goals. You'll also have an opportunity to show your friends and colleagues just how much they mean to you while relationship-oriented Venus is retrograde, nudging you to slow down and practice gratitude for the VIPs who have your back. And as we move even closer toward New Year's weekend and the start of a whole new year, the planet of fortune and abundance will move into your sign on December 28, marking an exciting period of expansion and luck that lasts until May 10.