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December 2021 Horoscopes: A Solar Eclipse + Venus Retrograde

by Kaitlyn De Leonardis
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As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season picks up, so does the movement in our stars. Your December 2021 horoscopes feature Neptune and Jupiter making moves in Pisces, a solar eclipse in Sagittarius and a Venus retrograde in Capricorn, to name a few. 

On top of all these influential transits, some aspects can’t be ignored. Due to her pre-retrograde slowdown, Venus will be posted up by Pluto from December 9 through December 27, which is quite a long time for the fast-moving planet of love and beauty. This chunk of the month will be ultra transformative. Saturn and Uranus will also form their third square of 2021. We can use their final face-off to resolve a long-standing conflict we’ve been dealing with throughout the entire year. 

The good news is that 2022 is already looking better! Jupiter makes its official transit into its home sign of Pisces just before we ring in the new year. Big blessings are heading our way and after the last two years of being in Saturn’s restrictive home signs of Capricorn and Aquarius, we’ll all enjoy a little more freedom. Just like Jupiter, it’s time to move on!  

December 2021 Horoscopes Important Dates:

Neptune Stations Direct on December 1: Since the planet of illusions, visions and dreams went retrograde in June of 2021, we’ve all been a bit confused. As this planet starts to move forward in Pisces, the murky waters will clear up and the haze we’ve been feeling will dissipate.  

Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4: It’s time to let go of the old narrative and rewrite our personal stories. The next six months are all about new adventures, expansion and knowledge.

Mercury Transits Capricorn and Mars Transits Sagittarius on December 13: Mercury’s move into Capricorn will have us focused on reaching the top of the ladder. While we’ll be extra goal-oriented, Mars in Sagittarius allows us to boldly exit our comfort zones in the name of personal growth. 

Venus Retrograde in Capricorn from December 19 to January 29, 2022: During this transit, we’ll ask ourselves if our aspirations truly align with our values or vice versa. Chances are some reconfiguring is necessary to achieve success. As Venus moves backward through this determined earth sign, we’ll gather our bearings so we can move forward in a more productive way. 

Sun Transits Capricorn on December 21: With the Sun in headstrong Capricorn, we’ll all feel the push to do better. This placement gives us all a tenacious, fighting spirit. 

Jupiter Transits Pisces on December 29: We had a taste of this transit back in June and July of 2021, but this time Jupiter is here to stay! 2022 is bound to be a monumental year as we’ll be a little more in touch with the world around us. Our intuition will be amplified and allow us to make all the right decisions.    

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Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius l Photo by Jongsun Lee

Sagittarius  (Nov 22 – Dec 21)  

Happy Birthday, Sag! ‘Tis the season and tis’ your season! The month kicks off as Neptune stations direct, allowing you to navigate your emotions with ease. When this sensitive planet sextiles Venus, you’ll find real value in connecting with your inner-self. The solar eclipse in your sign on December 4 offers you a personal fresh start. Let go of outdated mindsets and focus on becoming the ideal version of yourself. 

The week of December 6, Mars aligns with your ruler Jupiter and transformative Pluto. Your to-do list may be overwhelming, but there are real benefits to resting. Put off anything that isn’t urgent. Relaxation should be your top priority this week. Venus conjuncts Pluto on December 9, and this is a great time to invest. Whatever you put your time or money into now will likely change your life for years to come. 

Mars moves into your sign on December 13 giving you a much-needed burst of energy to buckle down and get things done. Mercury transits Capricorn on the same day and money will certainly be on your mind. Set a holiday budget and stick to it. The Gemini full moon on December 18 will have you feeling the love. Be sure to spend this weekend with those closest to your heart. Venus goes retrograde on the following day and her backward motion may prompt you to work through any issues regarding your self-worth. Identifying the root cause is always a good place to start. 

The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 and this is a chance to really step up your game in terms of your income. Ask for a raise or apply for a new, better-paying job. The final Saturn-Uranus square of 2021 is exact on December 24 and miscommunication at the office may make your head spin. You’ll likely have to work some extra hours to remediate this snafu. On the bright side, Jupiter moves into his other home sign Pisces on December 29. The coming year will bring many blessings to your home and family life. You may find your dream house or start a family with this expansive energy. Good things are heading your way.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Neptune stations direct as December gets underway. If communication has felt off for the last several months, the lines are opening up again. As Neptune aligns with Venus, your words will gracefully flow. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 will open your eyes to the subconscious patterns you continuously fall back on. It may be time to do away with the ones that hold you back. 

The week of December 6, Mars gets involved with both Pluto and Jupiter. It may feel like your flaws are being amplified for all to see but this is likely just your own perception. Focus on how you can turn a weakness into a strength. As Venus conjuncts Pluto around December 9, there is an inner transformation taking place. Be kind to yourself throughout this process. 

Mercury enters your sign on December 13 making your mind as sharp as a tack. However, Mars transits Sagittarius on the same day, and trying to do too much at once will lead to burnout. Rest is imperative this month. An important project or contract at work will come to completion under the Gemini full moon on December 18. Take a moment to recognize all your hard work. The following day Venus goes retrograde and you might feel the urge to revamp your image. Try something temporary to test the waters and save the permanent stuff for when her retrograde is over. 

Your season kicks off as the Sun moves into your sign on December 21. All eyes are on you and your personal power is magnetic, use it wisely. If you’ve been working on a creative project, frustration will be at an all-time high as Saturn and Uranus square off on December 24. Remember that you are your toughest critic, try not to let your perfectionistic tendencies get the best of you. Jupiter enters Pisces on December 29 and the new year has an ample amount of opportunities in store for you. You may become actively involved in your community or move to a new city altogether. There’s some exciting stuff on the horizon.    

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)

As December starts, Neptune’s retrograde ends, and this will help you straighten out your finances. As this visionary planet aligns with Venus, you may dream up some creative ways to make some extra cash. Around the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4, it may become apparent that you’ve drifted apart from a once tight-knit group of friends. While it’s never easy to let go, doing so creates the time and space for new people to come your way. 

The week of December 6, Mars gets tangled up with Jupiter and Pluto which will have you feeling frustrated with yourself. Even if you’re not exactly where you’d like to be, give yourself some credit for all the effort you’ve put into your goals. Venus conjuncts Pluto on December 9 and you should take a step back from the daily grind, it will do wonders for your morale. 

Mars moves into Sagittarius on December 13 and you’ll be meeting some exciting and passionate new people over the coming weeks. Mercury transits Capricorn on the same day and it’s imperative that you maintain a good balance between socializing and giving yourself time to reboot. Drop all your responsibilities and have some fun under the Gemini full moon on December 18. You’ve earned it. The following day, Venus goes retrograde and spending time in solitude will help you sort out any problems you’re currently facing. Sometimes getting others involved just complicates matters, you can figure it out on your own.

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21 and makes you an even better problem solver. You’ll find solutions to your issues all around, just open your eyes and look. As Saturn and Uranus square off on December 24, family drama is unavoidable this holiday season. You may have to be the arbitrator, but it’s not your responsibility to settle their disputes. Try to remain neutral and don’t get your emotions involved. 

The year ends as Jupiter moves on from your sign and into Pisces on December 29. This has been a year of profound personal development, which will literally pay off in 2022. You’ll be a money magnet in the coming year, and all you have to do is feel worthy of the wealth that’s heading your way.  

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)  

Your ruler Neptune emerges from retrograde as the month starts off. The haze that has surrounded you for the last several months will fade. As Neptune aligns with Venus, it’s a good time to resolve any issues you have with friends. It may be time to let go of a goal you’ve had for some time now, with the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4. As you grow, your aspirations change and that’s just part of the process. 

The week of December 6 Mars aligns with both Jupiter and Pluto. While you want to run and hide, that’s not the answer. You’ll have to face a confrontation head-on and after you do, you’ll feel 10 times lighter. Venus conjuncts Pluto on December 9, and you’ll begin to reconnect with people you’ve recently lost touch with. This drawn-out aspect will help strengthen the friendships that are still near and dear to your heart. 

Mercury moves into Capricorn and Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13 and these transits are optimal for networking. With Mars in this fire sign, you’ll feel extra determined to meet a career goal and someone you already know can help you move mountains. Reach out to your people. The full moon in Gemini on December 18 is best spent with family or close loved ones. You’ll feel extra grateful to have them around. On the following day, Venus goes retrograde and your public image is up for review. You may want to revamp your social media profiles or take a break from it altogether. 

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21 and you’ll have an ample amount of holiday gatherings to attend. Although conversing with others may be difficult with the Saturn-Uranus square on December 24, try not to stir the pot or start drama. Be extra careful with your word choices. The year ends on a high note and your traditional ruler, Jupiter, officially comes home to your sign on December 29. The new year is bound to be a lucky one, count your blessings and watch them double.            

Aries  (Mar 21 – Apr 20) 

Expect to be sensitive to the energy around you as Neptune emerges from retrograde at the beginning of the month. This intuitive planet connects with Venus, so taking a calculated risk should pay off handsomely. A solar eclipse in fiery Sagittarius on December 4 may bring a surprise opportunity to travel—don’t think twice, just book the flight. 

The week of November 6, your ruler Mars will spin circles around Jupiter and Pluto. Someone might dig up some dirt on you, and you should own it. There is great power in unapologetically being yourself, especially for you, Aries! Venus joins Pluto on November 9 and this is the start of a very public and powerful transformation. You may get a promotion or simply decide to rebrand yourself. 

Mars bursts into Sagittarius while Mercury moves it along to Capricorn on December 13. Suddenly everyone will come to you for answers. There’s a spotlight on you this month, so be on your best behavior. The Gemini full moon on December 18 is a good day to express yourself. If there is something you’ve been meaning to communicate, just say it. Venus officially goes retro on December 19 and your ultimate plan to reach the top may need some adjusting. If you recently took on a new role, remember that it takes time to learn the ropes. 

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21 and gives you the ultimate determination and confidence. Saturn and Uranus are at their strongest on December 24 and the crushing weight of money problems may feel extra intense. The people in your life don’t need extravagant gifts, they just need your love. Release your financial fears and find joy in this holiday season. Jupiter officially moves into Pisces on December 29 and in 2022, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to achieving your dreams. However, rest and relaxation will be imperative to your success.  

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20) 

The beginning of the month allows you to form deeper bonds with your peers as Neptune stations direct and connects with loving Venus. Open up to the people you’re around all day, every day and watch these relationships flourish. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 may present the opportunity to sign an exciting contract, just be sure it’s the right move for you. 

As Mars dances around Pluto and Jupiter the week of December 6, a partner or lover could strike a nerve. Use this moment to voice your insecurities, as this person will likely help you overcome them. Venus cuddles up to Pluto starting December 9, and this is the start of a journey to your higher mind. In what ways can you expand your thought process? 

On December 13, Mars transits Sagittarius while Mercury moves into Capricorn. You may have to take the lead in a partnership or pick up someone else’s slack. With Mercury in a fellow earth sign, you’ll make some sound decisions. While this may be overwhelming, your confidence will be heightened under the full moon in Gemini on December 18. Other’s are depending on you and you won’t let them, or yourself, down. Venus goes retrograde on the following day and your personal beliefs or core values will go through a major overall as the year closes out. 

The Sun jumps into Capricorn on December 21 and your intuition gets stronger. Lean into what your subconscious mind is trying to tell you. The Saturn-Uranus square will be at its peak on December 24 and you may feel ashamed of your past. Try to make peace with the skeletons in your closet. Focusing on the present is the best gift you can give yourself this holiday season. Jupiter crosses over to Pisces on December 29 and your social life will pick up drastically. Get used to it because, in 2022, you’ll be expanding your network while fortifying your current relationships. 

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Neptune emerges from retrograde as December gets started and you’ll be feeling clear about your direction in life—which is a whole new vibe compared to the last six months! As the planet of idealism makes a sweet aspect to Venus, a profound realization inspires you to redefine your version of success. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 is a love life game-changer. If you’ve been grieving a past relationship, this is the end of your bereavement. Single Gems should try some new dating tactics, while coupled twins can use this to let go of any emotional baggage in their relationships. 

Mars aligns with both Jupiter and Pluto the week of November 6 so expect a power struggle at work. Be it a backstabbing co-worker or an egotistical boss, the best reaction is none at all. Venus starts her lengthy aspect to Pluto on December 9 and if you open your heart, the world around you will dramatically transform.  

Your ruler (Mercury) moves into Capricorn on December 13, the same day that passionate Mars enters Sagittarius. Over the coming weeks, sparks will fly in your romantic life. No matter what your relationship status is, a mind, body and soul connection is eminent. The full moon in your sign on December 18 is personal. Treat yourself to something nice. Venus goes retrograde in Capricorn on the following day and you can make the most by redefining how you approach intimacy. Why are you being so rigid with yourself and others?

Soul searching is the name of the game when the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21 and you’ll begin to examine your motives in matters of the heart. You may feel like a piece of the puzzle is missing as Saturn squares Uranus on December 24. Don’t get too wrapped up in trying to find all the answers, it will drive you crazy. The year ends with Jupiter’s move into Pisces on December 29, and the world is your oyster. You’ll be in the spotlight for all of 2022 and you can expect to reach a goal you’ve been striving to achieve for some time now.  

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Neptune’s retrograde comes to an end as December gets started and it’s now time to take your wisdom and put it to practical use. Share your knowledge with someone close as this visionary planet aligns with Venus. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 can help you kick a bad habit to the curb once and for all. Going forward, living a healthier lifestyle will be a top priority. 

Mars connects to both Jupiter and Pluto the week of December 6. You’re rearing to get the holiday festivities started, but there are practical matters that need your immediate attention. You may have to review some shared financial obligations, and coming to an agreement will help bring this particular relationship back to solid ground. When Venus meets up with Pluto on December 9, you’ll be glad you worked this out and can simply just enjoy each other’s company.  

Mercury moves into Capricorn on December 13 which will help improve communication within your relationships. Mars enters Sagittarius on the same day, and you might find a reliable workout buddy or your partner could agree to go on a diet with you. Involve someone else in your health regimen to help hold you accountable. Use the full moon in Gemini on December 18 as a self-care day. Disconnect from the world and just relax. Venus goes retrograde on the following day, and while the planet of love moves backward through your relationship house, you may need to review the terms and conditions of a partnership. Whether this is related to business or romance, it’s important that you feel valued. 

The Sun’s move into Capricorn on December 21 will help you stand up for yourself while working through relationship issues. Don’t fold, stick to your convictions. There may be a disagreement over holiday plans as Saturn and Uranus square off on December 24. You must accept that you can’t be in multiple places at once and a tough choice has to be made. The year ends as Jupiter comes home to fellow water sign Pisces on December 29. If you’ve been considering going back to school, 2022 is the year to do it. You’ll likely receive an ample amount of financial assistance that is too good to pass up. You’re a wise one Cancer, but there is so much more to learn.  

 Leo  (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Neptune stations direct to start off the month and this transit will help you confront all the things you’ve repeatedly swept under the rug. Doing so will surely make your life that much easier, as Venus aligns with this idealistic planet. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 is the perfect time to drop the heavy stuff in the name of fun. New adventures and endeavors are waiting for you.

Mars dances around Jupiter and Pluto the week of December 6 and your work, home and social life will be a juggling act. Unfortunately, you may have to cancel an outing with friends or a date with your boo as practical affairs need your attention. When Venus meets up with Pluto on December 9, you’ll want to dive into that long list of chores. Checking tasks off your list will bring you a great sense of accomplishment.  

Mars enters fiery Sagittarius on December 13 while Mercury moves into Capricorn. Work hard, play hard is your motto over the next couple of weeks and you’ll certainly be doing your fair share of both. The full moon in Gemini on December 18 calls for a celebration. Gather the gang and hit the town. Set some early New Year’s resolutions as Venus goes retrograde on the following day. This is a good time to reflect on what needs to change about your daily habits, especially the health-related ones. 

Rise and grind! With the Sun’s move into Capricorn on December 21, you’ll have extra energy to tackle your chores. Tensions in an important relationship may come to a head on December 24 as Saturn and Uranus square off. If someone has been refusing to meet you halfway, it may be time to cut them loose. You shouldn’t be the one who is constantly compromising. Jupiter moves into Pisces on December 29 and there are better partnerships on the horizon. 2022 is an excellent year to develop solid business partnerships and deeper romantic ones. 

Virgo  (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

As December gets rolling, so does Neptune  Gone are the days of feeling disconnected from the people around you. This altruistic planet emerges from retrograde and aligns with Venus, creating fireworks—particularly in your romantic life. Big changes are happening at home with the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4. What are you ready to let go of in this area of your life? 

The week of December 6, Mars aligns with both Jupiter and Pluto making work extra rigorous. As soon as five o’clock hits, the party starts. Recreational activities will help destress from the daily grind. Venus starts a rather lengthy conjunction with Pluto on December 9, and you may pick up a new hobby to indulge in. 

Your ruler Mercury moves into Capricorn as Mars barges into Sagittarius on December 13. Your schedule will be packed with holiday festivities. Gather with loved ones and let the good times roll. You may reach a personal accomplishment under the full moon in Gemini on December 18. Instead of jumping to your next goal, be sure to allow yourself a moment of appreciation. Venus starts her retrograde on the following day, and some of your seasonal celebrations may come undone. While you like to stick to a plan, it’s important to be flexible. There is always another way. 

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21 which will help you loosen up— your main focus should be on having fun. You may face a moral dilemma at work as the Saturn-Uranus square hits its peak around December 24. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself and do what you feel is best. Jupiter moves into Pisces on December 28, and the new year is all about expanding relationships. New lovers or business connections could come into your life. If you’re currently in a solid partnership, 2022 will take things to the next level. 

Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) 

As December gets started, Neptune moves direct which may bring more stability to your daily routine. As the planet of ideals lines up with your ruler Venus, you’ll be able to spend more time at home and/or with family. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 will help you resolve any conflict you may have with siblings (or pseudo-siblings). This is a good time to release any resentment you’ve been holding against them.

The week of December 6, Mars forms powerful angles with both Jupiter and Pluto. You may get the urge to splurge on a big-ticket item but ask around before you make a purchase. Someone in your family or inner circle may have exactly what you’re looking for. It’s comforting to know you can rely on others, especially as Venus and Pluto meet up on December 9. 

Mercury moves into Capricorn while Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13 and the holiday festivities will start early this year. With these transits, you can expect everyone to be in good cheer. The full moon in Gemini on December 18 will be a spiritual one. Use this day to connect with something higher than yourself. Spending time around the family might bring up a childhood trauma as Venus goes retrograde in Capricorn on December 19. This is an optimal time to further explore and work through emotional triggers. 

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21 which allows you to really get in touch with your inner self. Some deep reflection may be called for. Issues with intimacy could rear their ugly head as Saturn and Uranus form an exact square on December 24. The only way to resolve this is to let your guard down. Jupiter makes an official transition to Pisces on December 29, which will put some force behind your New Year’s resolutions. 2022 is the year to turn your lifestyle around. With the planet of luck in this house, health and work matters will dramatically and rapidly improve. 

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

As the month gets started, Neptune’s retrograde will come to an end. If you haven’t gotten out much lately, that will change. As this lucid planet aligns with loving Venus, this is the perfect time to get the gang together and book a weekend getaway at a nearby resort. The solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4 may force you to confront financial issues. Perhaps it’s your mindset that needs to change. Get out of a lack mentality and step into an abundant one. 

The week of December 6 may present a disturbance at home as Mars faces off with Jupiter. The fiery planet will also connect with your ruler Pluto and it may be helpful to spend some time away from your residence. Doing so will help restore your sanity. On December 9, Venus gets together with Pluto and will stick around for some time. Going forward, it’s important to openly and honestly express yourself. 

Mercury enters Capricorn as Mars moves along to Sagittarius on December 13. There may be an opportunity to make some extra cash in your neighborhood. Check the wanted ads to find a side hustle that’s just right for you. Let go of your inhibitions under the full moon in Gemini on December 18. Whether you’re single or taken, this is bound to be an intimate evening. On December 19, Venus goes retrograde in Capricorn and it may be time to refine your communication skills. This is an optimal time to focus on how you want to convey yourself to others. 

The Sun moves into Capricorn on December 21 and gives you a brighter disposition surrounding your environment. An optimistic mindset will do wonders for you right now, especially as Saturn-Uranus square mounts on December 24. There may be some discord between your significant other and family. You can’t step down from being the middleman, but you can bring the positive vibes. Speaking of those, Jupiter makes a move into Pisces on December 29. In the new year, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to have as much fun as humanly possible.   

Enjoyed reading your December 2021 horoscopes? Here’s what the final eclipse season of the year has in store.

Main image by Jae Rue

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