December is a month of intense planetary movements that will change life as we know it for the better. The major event this month is the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, just before both planets enter Aquarius for the long haul. On December 14, as Jupiter and Saturn start to come together, resulting in a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius. It’s time to begin a new adventure. Embrace abrupt and sudden changes with the boldness and fearlessness of the Sagittarius archetype.
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Saturn’s transit into Aquarius is the most significant, as it takes Saturn roughly 29.5 years to visit all 12 signs. While Saturn was in Capricorn for the last two and a half years, we’ve been restructuring our lives and future plans. For those who are experiencing a Saturn Return, this is an extremely powerful transit. In Astrology, a “return” is when a planet circles back to the same sign it was in when you were born. The average person experiences two Saturn Returns in their lifetime, the first around the age of 30 and the second around 60. It often marks a time of transition, as we move into a new phase of life.
We actually already experienced Saturn in Aquarius from late March until July of this year. This timeline coincidentally matches the dates of varying quarantine measures taken across North America. We all kept to ourselves for the good of humanity. We found new ways to connect through technology and creative thinking. It really doesn’t get more Aquarius than that!
This time around, Jupiter will be by Saturn’s side. Jupiter, the planet of luck, abundance and expansion will be elated to move out of Capricorn and into Aquarius. Yes, luck is literally on our side with this transit. We all have the power to change our lives and put ourselves on the path to success. With these heavy hitters in Aquarius, we are being called to come together and create a brighter future.
Capricorn season kicks-off on December 21, as the Sun moves into Capricorn with Mercury by its side. This will give us all extreme focus and mental stamina to follow through with our plans, even if some unexpected detours pop up. The full moon in Cancer on December 30, 2020 is a wonderful time to express gratitude to anyone who you consider family.
December 2020 Horoscopes Important Dates:
- Mercury Transits Sagittarius, December 1
- Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction 2020, December 13 – 30 (read more)
- New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, December 14
- Venus Transits Sagittarius, December 15
- Saturn Transits Aquarius, December 17
- Jupiter Transits Aquarius, December 19
- Mercury Transits Capricorn, December 20
- Sun Transits Capricorn, December 21
- Full Moon in Cancer, December 30
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Happy Birthday, Sagittarius! It’s your season, and when Mercury moves into your sign on December 1, you’ll have no problem focusing on yourself. Spend the weekend of December 5 at home with your loved ones; Venus is in a stellar alignment with Neptune and you are feeling extra connected to your family.
As the Sun aligns with both Mars and Neptune, you might receive some criticism from a relative regarding something you’re very proud of. While this will be disheartening at first, an aspect between Venus and Pluto will help you see your own value and that opinions aren’t facts. As the Sun continues with Mars for the rest of the weekend, your motto is “If you’re happy, who cares what other people think?”
Reinvent yourself during new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius.
Treat the new moon solar eclipse in your sign on December 14 as a personal New Year. This is your chance to really reinvent yourself, especially when your ruler Jupiter forms a conjunction with Saturn. Venus joins in by creating a brilliant aspect to the both of them and promptly moves into your sign the next day. Yeah, it’s a good time to be a Sag! You’ve really learned to value yourself and it has paid off. You know your worth, and you won’t accept anything less. Later in the week, both Saturn and Jupiter transit into Aquarius and you have so much to contribute; it’s time to take some action.
For most of the year your mind was on your money, and now both Mercury and the Sun appear in this house to attend to the details. Around December 20, they both will move into Capricorn a day apart. You’ll likely be focused on the finer details that play into a bigger plan. Fights with a lover or your children regarding finances are likely when Mars squares Pluto for the rest of the week. But on December 25, when Mercury aligns with Uranus, you’re willing to spend a little extra on a gift for someone very special in your life. The holiday season and the full moon in Cancer on December 30 might make you realize that their happiness is your happiness.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
As Mercury moves into Sagittarius on December 1, you’re willing to talk more openly about your hopes and dreams, as well as your fears and hang-ups. The weekend of December 5 is a great time to connect with friends as Venus aligns with Neptune. Plan or host a get together if you can.
On December 10 the Sun makes aspects to both Mars and Neptune. Although your goal is to fortify your strong relationships, others could perceive your words in an unintended way. Venus gets involved with Pluto on the same day, and it’s best to talk about it with a trusted confidante. You’ll feel much better as Mars continues with the Sun for the rest of the weekend.
Self-transformation during the 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.
The new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14 will make you extra intuitive. As Jupiter and your ruler, Saturn begin to form a conjunction during their final days in your sign, they are met with a beautiful aspect from Venus, as she moves into Sagittarius on the following day. Translation: this year has led to some deep self-transformation, and you’re really feeling your personal power right now. As Saturn transits Aquarius on December 17, and Jupiter on December 19, you are now in the position to really increase your earning potential and add more value to your life.
You’ll be ready to go as Mercury and the Sun form a conjunction and move into your sign around December 20. It’s a good thing you’re thinking clearly, because harsh words from a family member might hit hard as Mars squares Pluto all week. Find your inner peace and remember that anger is a projection of the self. December 25 is bound to be a celebration with Mercury in a fabulous angle to Uranus. The full moon in Cancer on December 30 is illuminating your close partnerships. You’re very lucky to spend the holidays with some special people. Be thankful for that.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)
As the month starts, you’re in the mood to converse with your friends, thanks to Mercury’s move into Sagittarius on December 1. The weekend of December 5 could be a commemorable one with Venus aspecting to Neptune. You’ll be recognized for your work and feeling extra valuable in this area of your life.
On December 10, there might be an argument with a friend over money as the Sun aligns with both Mars and Neptune. Whether you are owed, or you handed out the IOU with Venus and Pluto linking up, you’ll think of a good solution for all involved. As the Sun continues with Mars, you’re feeling good for taking initiative.
New moon, new friends.
With the new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14, you might find yourself hanging with a new crew that is totally your vibe. As Jupiter-Saturn begin to form their conjunction, they’re met with an amazing aspect from Venus, just before she transits Sagittarius. All the deep soul searching you’ve done over the past year will all make sense. When Jupiter and Saturn move into your sign starting December 17, you’re on the precipice of an extreme personal transformation. Get ready to become the person you’ve always dreamed you could be.
Mercury and the Sun will form a conjunction around December 20, as they both enter Capricorn. They’re here to do a thorough inspection and be sure you’ve completely released anything that still blocks your potential. As Mars forms a tense alignment to Pluto, your mind is absent and a lack of proper communication on your end could frustrate a sibling or close friend. Mercury and Uranus form a brilliant aspect on December 25, and it feels so good to be home for the holidays. You love how your family is just as zany as you. The full moon in Cancer on December 30 is a great time to take a break from work and join in the celebrations.
Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
Mercury’s move to Sagittarius on December 1 will have you thinking in terms of the bigger picture. You’re not only focused on where you’re going, but you’re coming up with a plan to get there. The weekend of December 5 is a great time for philosophical conversations as Venus links up with Neptune. You can learn a lot over the next two days.
As the Sun aspects both Mars and Neptune on December 10, you’re holding back from enjoying your success out of fear that it will come off as bragging. This evening is prime for any social events, as Venus combines energies with Pluto, because you’ve got some big news to tell your friends. The Sun continues with Mars the following day, and you’re really taking pride in all that you’ve earned and accomplished.
Extra support during the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in 2020.
The new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14 is a great time to set goals for the future, like starting a family, buying a house and having a successful career. You can have it all, but pick one to really focus on. Jupiter and Saturn meet up to form a conjunction on the same day you’re feeling extra supported by the many friends you keep in contact with. Venus joins in and aspects the both of them before moving into Sagittarius the following day. Reaching out to a few close friends will amp up your self-esteem. As Saturn moves into Aquarius on December 17, and Jupiter on December 19, it truly is the start of a new chapter as you prepare for the next phase of your life.
Mercury and the Sun form a conjunction as they move into Capricorn around December 20. You’re in the mood to talk to and be in the company of your dearest friends. Agreeing on an arrangement that works for everyone involved might be a little difficult as Mars squares Pluto for the remainder of the week. On December 25, Mercury aligns with Uranus and one unexpected holiday greeting might just make your heart melt. The full moon in Cancer on December 30 calls for a celebration. Ring in the new year with a bang.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
When Mercury moves into Sagittarius on December 1, you might feel your curiosity spike. This transit will have you wanting to dive into any interesting topic that crosses your mind. The first weekend of the month is a dreamy one, as Venus trines Neptune on December 5. Spend the night spilling secrets and sharing dreams with someone you cherish.
December 10 might be a challenging day when the Sun gets involved with Neptune and your ruler Mars. Even though you are determined to make progress, there is a hidden part of you that holds you back. Pinpointing any unfavorable past experiences that still affect you will allow you to push through those blocks once and for all. As the Sun shines on Mars all weekend, you’ll find that licking your old wounds ultimately sets you free.
Expand your mind and values on December 14.
The week of December 14 is when the real action starts. There will be a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius and a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. These will be followed by Venus’s transit to Sagittarius the next day, just as she forms a beautiful aspect to Jupiter and Saturn. With this energy, you’ll see just how far you’ve come this year alone. It’s time to expand your mind and values. You have real power at your disposal to level up. Once Saturn enters Aquarius on December 17, followed by Jupiter on December 19, it’s all about your network and reaching your highest hopes and dreams.
While your mind is preoccupied with your aspirations, you can somehow muster up the focus for an important work project as Mercury conjuncts the Sun, and they move into Capricorn around December 20. It may not feel like other holidays, as Mars squares Pluto for most of the week. Your work may be pressing and stressful, so sure to take a mental break on December 25, As Mercury trines Uranus, see the value in the life you’ve built and relationships you share with loved ones. With the full moon in Cancer on December 30, this is a good time to treat your family to something special.
Taurus (Apr 21 – May 20)
As Mercury moves into Sagittarius on December 1, you might have the urge to discover the secrets that people keep from you. There is no need to go snooping because others are likely to flat-out tell you, if you ask from a loving place with Venus influencing Neptune the weekend of December 5.
Around December 10, you might become agitated with a friend or social circle, as the Sun is combining energy with both Mars and Neptune. However, it would be wise to approach them calmly and with Venus aspecting Pluto too, you’ll likely reach a resolution. The Sun continues to shine on Mars all weekend and focusing on your inner world will bring you peace.
Reconnect with yourself during the new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius.
The real show starts on December 14 with the new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius and a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. The next day, Venus enters Sagittarius and forms a helpful aspect to Jupiter and Saturn. So you have the chance to really connect with your higher self. With Venus’ influence, talk to a close loved one who could provide some life-changing insight. Towards the end of the week, both Jupiter and Saturn will enter Aquarius. This will do wonders for your status. You might be completing a degree or skills certification, and this transit supports forward movement in your career and life’s work.
On December 20, Mercury and the Sun will meet as they both move into Capricorn. This will make you realize that you’re forever a student. No matter how far you’ve come, there is always more to learn. And when Mars squares Pluto on December 21, something out of left field might radically challenge your beliefs and personal philosophies. This energy will last throughout the week. On December 25, Mercury and Uranus are teaming up nicely. It will be a wacky but memorable holiday. On December 30, the full moon in Cancer is making you extra vocal about your emotions. With Venus in a harsh alignment to Neptune, your audience might be too wrapped up in their own illusions to truly hear you. Don’t take it personally; it’s just bad timing.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
Your ruler Mercury moves into Sagittarius on December 1, and you could find yourself craving some intellectual stimulation from your close partnerships. Channel some of this energy into work, which may require your attention all weekend as Venus aligns with Neptune on December 5.
December 10 will be an intense day. As the Sun makes formations to both Mars and Neptune, you feel torn between spending the day with a loved one or working overtime to beef up your holiday budget. Venus sextiling Pluto on the same day says invite them over while you work. Having a lover see you in your element might just deepen your bond. As the Sun continues its angle to Mars through December 12, it’s a good time to take a break from work and socialize.
New beginnings with the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction 2020.
The activity heightens on December 14, 2020 with the new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius and the start of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. Venus is giving these two planets her blessing as she moves into Sagittarius on the following day. This marks a brand new beautiful beginning in your life. For the last year you’ve been working on strengthening your relationship with both business and romantic partners. Take time to revel in it. When Jupiter and Saturn transit Aquarius later on this week, you’re in for a whole new adventure in unexplored territory.
On December 20, Mercury makes its way into Capricorn, followed by the Sun on the following day. These two will also form a conjunction, and you seem to be on the same mental wavelength as everyone else. But as Mars starts up with Pluto for the rest of the week, you might quickly begin to feel like the odd one out. Mercury will be in a stellar aspect to Uranus on December 25 and you might receive a lovely unexpected gift. Holiday spending could have gotten a bit out of hand. But the full moon in Cancer on December 30 has you in the mood to work on your 2021 budget.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Mentally, you’re ready to put in work. This is the effect of Mercury’s transit into Sagittarius on December 1. Getting work done early will leave time for play when Venus exchanges energy with Neptune on December 5. This weekend provides a great atmosphere for romance or a creative passion that really gets you going.
Take note of December 10. This day, your focus will be on close relationships. As the Sun influences both Mars and Neptune, you see a certain someone being a part of the bigger picture. However, on this day you might realize that some fundamental values don’t add up. With Venus in a brilliant angle to Pluto, you’re both willing to compromise on something. The Sun continues with Mars throughout the weekend, and you feel like you’re headed in the right direction.
The new moon brings opportunities and eventually, celebrations.
The new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14 will bring an exciting new opportunity to your work life. This could mean a promotion or a new gig. And your love life? Jupiter and Saturn hook up and take a relationship to the next level. If single, the rest of the month is a fabulous time to meet a soulmate. Be open. Venus forms a harmonious aspect to Jupiter and Saturn. Just as she moves into Sagittarius the next day, it’s likely that a new work schedule will allow more time to spend with a special someone— win-win. Later on in the week, starting on December 17, both Jupiter and Saturn will transit into Aquarius. This is the beginning of a deep bond and topics like marriage and children will be seriously discussed.
As Mercury and the Sun form a conjunction when they move into Capricorn around December 20, you could either be on the same page as a partner, or your ego might be blocking your ability to communicate. Mars starts a harsh angle to Pluto at the same time and petty disagreements are likely. Retreat into your shell and wait for this energy to pass. On December 25, Mercury is aligned nicely with Uranus and you feel like spreading holiday cheer to all those you cherish. Go ahead and send those mushy texts. The full moon in your sign on December 30 marks a personal cycle completion. You’ve come very far in the past six months and it’s time to celebrate.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
On December 1 Mercury moves into Sagittarius, and you’re ready to bring on the holiday cheer. Pleasurable experiences are necessary for your mental health. It’s an excellent time for family bonding as Venus and Neptune link up the weekend of December 5.
You may feel like you’ve momentarily lost your authentic self on December 10. As the Sun gets involved with both Mars and Neptune, you might feel like your values and aspirations don’t match up with the people closest to you. As Venus sextiles Pluto on the same day, it’s helpful to look at all the support you do have. The people in your life don’t have to believe in what you’re doing, they just have to believe in you. You regain your confidence on the following days, as the Sun continues with Mars.
The 2020 new moon solar eclipse on December 14 is an exciting day.
The new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14, 2020 is bound to be an exciting day. Especially as Jupiter and Saturn start their conjunction at the same time. This year, you’ve been able to establish a solid routine in health and work matters, now it’s time to have fun. Venus confirms this as she creates a helpful aspect to Jupiter and Saturn and moves into Sagittarius the next day. Later in the week Saturn transits Aquarius on December 17, followed by Jupiter on December 19. This marks a great time for partnership in both business and romance. Any relationship you form now has a powerful chance for success.
Even with the holidays rapidly approaching, your focus will still be on your work and health life as the Sun and Mercury form a conjunction and move into Capricorn around December 20. When Mars squares Pluto for the majority of the week, don’t give in to guilt for easing up on your strict daily routines. On December 25, Mercury and Uranus form a stellar aspect, and you’re at peace with taking a step back from your hectic schedule to indulge in the company of your nearest and dearest. The full moon in Cancer marks the end of this chapter in your life, and 2021 marks a fresh start.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your ruler Mercury moves into Sagittarius on December 1, and it’s time to open up the lines of communication with family. During this holiday season, you can expect to hear from them more often. As Venus trines Neptune the weekend of December 5, spend some alone time with someone special. If single, you might meet someone dreamy while running errands. Be on the lookout.
December 10, you might accidentally push a partner away as the Sun makes aspects to both Mars and Neptune. There might be creative differences involving shared resources. With Venus in a helpful aspect to Pluto, you’ll be able to speak from the heart and a resolution is possible. As the Sun continues its angle to Mars the rest of the weekend, you’ll feel content with the agreement you’ve reached.
The 2020 Jupiter-Saturn conjunction may trigger big news.
With the new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius and the start of a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on December 14, you might hear some exciting news from family and your planning skills may be put to use. As Venus moves into Sagittarius and forms a superb aspect to Jupiter and Saturn, you’ll be more than willing to provide assistance in any way you can. As Saturn moves into Aquarius on December 17, followed by Jupiter on December 19, you’ll have the ability to rearrange your schedule. What would enhance your day-to-day life? Work your Virgo magic and come up with a way to incorporate it into your routine.
Around December 20, Mercury and Sun will meet up and move into Capricorn, and you’re ready to join in the holiday festivities. But Mars’ angle to Pluto could put you in a contradictory mood and have you feeling disconnected from others. On December 25, Mercury links with Uranus, and you’ll find connections in unexpected ways. The full moon in Cancer on December 30 marks the end of an era in your social circle. While change is never easy, you know it’s for the best and it warms your heart to see your friends moving forward in their lives.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
As December kicks off, you’re feeling quite sociable with Mercury’s move into Sagittarius on the first day of the month. Near or far, you’ll find ways to stay in communication with your kinfolk. On December 5, your ruler Venus creates a magnificent angle to Neptune and this is a good time to brainstorm ways to gross more income. You’re sure to come up with an excellent idea.
You should take note of December 10. As the Sun gets involved with both Mars and Neptune it’s best not to mix business and pleasure. With Venus sextiling Pluto, reward yourself with enjoyable company, after you’ve finished your most pressing tasks. There will be plenty of time to indulge in a significant relationship as the Sun continues to align with Mars all weekend.
New moon solar eclipse, new energy.
On December 14, a new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius brings a new energy to your environment. Luckily, you are able to embrace this change as Jupiter and Saturn begin their conjunction. Over the last year, you’ve done some major work on your emotional foundation. You are the master of your own emotions. As Venus moves into Sagittarius and creates an aspect to Jupiter and Saturn, it is a great time to share them. As Saturn transits Aquarius on December 17, followed by Jupiter on December 19, it’s time to reconnect with your inner child. This is the dawn of a new chapter and a time to focus on romance, pleasure and creative outlets.
The following week both Mercury and the Sun form a conjunction as they both move into Capricorn around December 20. You’re in the mood to spend time with family, just in time for the holidays. There could be some trouble in paradise when Mars forms a harsh aspect to Pluto on December 21. Be prepared for some drama over holiday plans with a significant other. Or worse, having to deal with prying questions from relatives. Mercury trines Uranus on December 25, and you’ll come to find the tension from earlier this week has subsided, so enjoy the festivities. The year ends with a full moon in Cancer on December 30, get emotionally invested in your aspirations. You’ve come so far this year, but there is so much more ahead of you.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You’re ready to get serious about your spending with Mercury’s move into Sagittarius on December 1. If you set a holiday shopping budget, you’ll surely be able to stick to it. The weekend of December 5 is bound to be a good time. With Venus and Neptune linking up it’s a great time to do anything that makes you feel special. Plan a romantic weekend getaway or indulge in some “treat yo self” behavior.
The energy on December 10 could be a bit unsettling with the Sun in aspects to both Mars and Neptune. You’re content in what you do, but today especially, the passion may be lacking. As Venus gets entangled with Pluto on the same day, it might be helpful to look at your current circumstances. Remember you have a lot to be thankful for. As the Sun continues with Mars for the rest of the weekend, you can make some excellent headway. If you work this weekend, it could really pay off.
The full moon in Cancer brings reflection.
The new moon solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14 will bring a new opportunity to master your finances. With the start of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in 2020 you’re feeling pretty fulfilled with the environment you’ve created for yourself. As Venus forms an aspect to Jupiter and Saturn and moves into Sagittarius the next day, be open to any potentially lucrative opportunities obtained through neighbors or siblings. Later in the week, Saturn transits Aquarius on December 17, followed by Jupiter on December 19. For the last year or so, you’ve got a chance to really review and refine the way you communicate. This transit is about to redefine your home life and solidify your emotional foundation
Mercury and the Sun form a conjunction. They both move into Capricorn around December 20. At that time, you’re able to speak fluently and with confidence, but be mindful of coming off as cocky. With Mars and Pluto clashing for the remainder of the week, the atmosphere at work could be challenging. Watch for a tendency to take the frustration out on others. On December 25, Mercury forms a supportive aspect to Uranus. You may find yourself gushing to your loved ones about how you feel. The full moon in Cancer is a great time to look back on all the wisdom you’ve acquired over this year. You’re ready for another trip around the Sun, and you’re on top of your game.
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