December Horoscopes: What the Stars Have in Store for You This Month
The skies have an extra special Christmas pressie in store this December. It is a planetary shift so powerful that this month's horoscope is dedicated entirely to it. Saturn – the planet of hard work, duty, and solemnity – is changing signs for the first time in over two years, bringing relief and change on a personal and universal level. Saturn will help you create a firm foundation for the future, although you may need to sacrifice some fun in order to achieve lasting success.
SaggittaruisThe Good: You may have been bogged down by an endless sea of problems over the past two years; the stress you have been under will now alleviate enormously. This is an auspicious period to go into business for yourself, even if you must do some belt-tightening to do so.
The Challenging: Your income could take a hit under this transit, perhaps you will need to work for reduced wages, deal with late payments, or have projects that don't pan out. Do not spend money on frivolities, and save as much as you can.
The Takeaway: Your income could take a hit under this transit, perhaps you will need to work for reduced wages, deal with late payments, or have projects that don't pan out. Do not spend money on frivolities, and save as much as you can.
CapricornThe Good: You have been laying low to the point of isolation for the past few years. Now it is time for you to step back onto the world's stage and deal with all the responsibilities and duties of a well-lived existence.
The Challenging: You may have to deal with a lot of very adult stresses until the end of the decade. The universe is forcing you to grow up, leave behind childish notions, and embrace pragmatic maturity.
The Takeaway: You can't always get what you want, but if you try, you'll get what you need.
AquariusThe Good: It's time to take a time out and get in touch with your true needs and desires. Over the past few years, you may have tired of your stodgy social group, and felt alienated, longing for deeper, more meaningful connections. You can now start attracting more quality people into your life, but, in order to do so, you must first connect with the real you.
The Challenging: Healthy introspection could quickly turn to escapism and self-enforced isolation. While taking a lot of downtown will help you regain a sense of self, do not totally shut yourself off from others.
The Takeaway: Hiding away is not the same thing as running away.
PiscesThe Good: Over the past few years, you may have found your direction in life and been able to concentrate on your overall career goals. Now, it is time to put the same focus on your social circle by cultivating reliable friendships that bring meaning and depth to your world.
The Challenging: Many of your existing friendships may fall by the wayside, as they may be too one-sided or superficial. You will find many people you thought you could rely on will not be there for you in times of need.
The Takeaway: Make new friends and ditch the old.
AriesThe Good: Get ready to climb the ladder of success! After a few years of feeling out of place in the world, you have finally found your calling – your work. If you devote your full focus to your career, you can make tremendous advancements by the end of the decade.
The Challenging: You may need to work extremely long, hard hours and take on a tremendous amount of duties in order to succeed. There is no such thing as overnight prosperity, and Saturn will require you to do the heavy lifting yourself, instead of trying to unload tedious chores on others.
The Takeaway: The secret to success really is 90% perspiration.
TaurusThe Good: You have been extremely worried about your financial future during the past few years, but you will now feel a greater grounding in this area and these preoccupations will recede. It is time to put your mind to loftier subjects by devoting yourself to learning and enlightenment. This would be a great time to further your education.
The Challenging: You may feel like you are in a period of extended existential crisis, where the rest of the world feels trite and superficial, as you seek out a more profound existence. If you are a student, you may have a crushing study schedule, while business people may need to travel a lot.
The Takeaway: The quest for deeper meaning is often a lonely, yet fulfilling, road.
GeminiThe Good: Your love life may have been all duty, and very little romance, over the past few years. But now, with Saturn leaving your commitment sector, you will stop brooding over love and start sorting out your finances. Focus on establishing a firm investment strategy that will pay off in the distant future.
The Challenging: You may need to go on a spending freeze in order to stabilize your monetary situation. The past few years have been seen a lot of career uncertainty, so you may not be able to rely on workplace benefits.
The Takeaway: Plant the seeds of your money tree; it will blossom and bear fruit over time.
CancerThe Good: The next two years are all about taking a grown-up and responsible approach to partnership. You may have been swept off your feet with romance recently, and now is the time to hard work and make it last. Marriage is a definite possibility by the end of the decade.
The Challenging: At times, your relationship may feel like it is all about performing duties and building a future, with very little energy left over for the softer side of love. You may also attract control freaks, or become one yourself, so set boundaries.
The Takeaway: Break out a wrench to fine tune the nuts and bolts of your love life.
LeoThe Good: The past few years may have been a long drag – devoid of fun, glamour or romance. Once Saturn moves out of your sector of joy and creativity at the end of December, your horizons will broaden and love and good times will once again be in store. This upcoming Saturn transit is a great time for work, career building, losing weight and getting in shape.
The Challenging: While you can definitely make serious strides at the workplace, you will also have to deal with a lot of mundane tasks. You will need to learn how to juggle it all in order to keep up. No matter how stressed you get, don't forget to eat.
The Takeaway: Instead of just working hard, you will once again work hard and play hard in equal measure.
VirgoThe Good: If you have been having problems with your house, rental, family, or roommate, your domestic situation will become much more peaceful in 2018. You may have an idealized view of love, but now is the time to get real and seek out a life partner instead of a Prince(ss) Charming.
The Challenging: You may go through a romantic dry spell or only attract overly serious types, leaving you longing for wine and roses. It is important that you tackle your love life as you would a job, however, in order to get a relationship that lasts.
The Takeaway: It's time to stop believing in fairy tales in order to achieve a happily ever after.
LibraThe Good: The next two years are an extremely auspicious period for putting down roots, by taking on a mortgage, finding a new rental or moving in with your significant other.
The Challenging: If you are single, power issues could arise with roommates. While living on your own could seem lonely, it will bring you peace in the end. Nosy relatives may throw judgment your way, so learn to keep your private life private. Family duties and responsibilities could also cause stress.
The Takeaway: Transform your home into your own personal oasis where you can relax and recharge.
ScorpioThe Good: You may have been prone to occasional angry outbursts recently, but once Saturn moves into your communications sector, you will be able to hold your tongue and deal with others in a more diplomatic manner. This is an excellent period for writers and those who work in media. For all Scorpios: if you have been dealing with financial hardships, these should now recede.
The Challenging: Your lack of interest in idle chitchat could lead to feelings of estrangement. Sometimes you will need to make an effort in order to appear interested in the small talk of others; try to find companions who enjoy deep conversations.
The Takeaway: Silence is golden.