With 2020 (finally!) drawing to a close, read on to discover your December 2020 monthly horoscopes. Find out what the stars have to say about your love life, social life and career this month and beyond from Astrology Detective.
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#WeedYourGardenFor the past several years, you have been so hyper-focused on growing your career that some of your inter-personal friendships have been left to die on the vine. It's time to break out the pruning shears. While, your ambitions remain the same, your work life is going to get a lot easier and less stressful, giving you the breathing space needed to reflect on other aspects of your existence, especially friendship. You will have very little patience for superficial people who do not bring stability or depth to your life. Over the next two years, start consciously cultivating your social garden so it bears nourishing fruit that will sustain you instead of drain you.
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#MakeItHappenYou are a practical, pragmatic sign who is happiest when getting things done. For the past several years, however, you have been living in the realm of uncharacteristic existential angst, spending an inordinate amount of time seeking meaning and a place in the world. The shores of stability are finally in sight. Instead of searching for validation and connection in an ever-elusive ideal world, you can completely shift your mindset by working hard to build the world you want. Over the next two years, your focus hones in on your professional life. If you have ever wanted to start your own business, now is the time to do so. Start small and don't give up your day job until the time is right. Alternatively, make the sacrifice and start working for a company in your dream sector. Success may be slow at first, but you will be learning the skills and expertise needed to create favorable results and prosperity.
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#MadlyTrulyDeeplyYou are normally a buoyant, effervescent sign, but your love life has been taking you down heavy, dark roads filled with responsibility, duty and obligation for several years now. While those things are all a necessary part of any functional, long-term relationship, so are joy and laughter. Luckily, your love life jolts back to life mid-month, when you could be swept off your feet by an exciting, adventurous lover. Keep your eyes open in the days leading up the 14th; you may meet "the one" through a friend or an acquaintanceship, which may quickly morph into something more. If you have been going through a separation, you will finally be able to divide things permanently and make a clean break. Over the next few years, you may want to devote yourself to learning something new in your free time or going back to school for a degree.
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#GoYourOwnWayIf you have allowed yourself to become too dependent on a romantic partner over the past few years, December's energies are here to help you turn that trend around once and for all, allowing you to usher in a 2021 filled with greater autonomy and a healthier balance of power in your love life. The first half of the month is an excellent time to hustle and show the powers-that-be what you've got at your workplace. Allow your ambitions to lead the way. Taking on extra seasonal work could open the doors of opportunity. It's imperative to earn your own way so you don't need to be financially dependent on anyone or anything, including credit cards or loans. Use the next few years to plan out a solid long-term financial future that will bring you lasting stability.
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#TheJobOfLoveAll work and no play makes Leo a dull cat. It would be an understatement to say you have been overwhelmed by the drudgery of uninspired, thankless work for the past several years. However, this long, tedious slog has slowly proved your abilities and built your reputation. You can now start plotting out a more visionary, creative professional life, where you take some chances by taking on exciting roles of leadership and strategy. Now that you have built a sturdy groundwork for your career, it is time to turn your attention to love — if you can even remember what that is. If your sentimental life has grown stagnant or fallow, you can no longer block this fundamental area of existence from your life experience. If you are in a relationship that has broken down, it is time to fix it or move on. For singles, you need to apply the same focus you have for work to romance. Instead of waiting for Prince(ss) Charming to arrive and make your life perfect, you need to get out there and make sensible choices that will bring lasting security and life-long commitment.
Related: How to make yourself fall out of love.
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#WonderWorker You are happiest when your skills and nurturing nature are put to good use through work and caring for those around you. After a few years of ruminating on a less-than-stellar love life, it is time for you to shift your focus from the romantic whims of others to things you can actually control. For the next two years, you can completely transform your working life. You do not shy away from hard labor, and, in fact, it even inspires you. While a shifting, dynamic environment can often be overwhelming, you are in your element in a steady, routine job where everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Get ready to live your dream. You will have an almost super-human force to take on a wide variety of tasks and the ability to get them done to perfection. This will restore a sense of peace and tranquility after a few years that saw you emotionally at-sea.
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#GetRealOnRomanceIf you have been waiting to pop the question or let someone know your true feelings, there is no better day to blurt it all out than the 14th. Even if the response isn't the one you wanted, it will free up your feelings and allow you to move on. Now comes the hard work of making a relationship last. You may need to take off your rose-colored glasses, and momentarily put aside the wine, roses and love sonnets, so you can take a hard look at your partner and see if they can truly provide you what you really need long term. If you are single, seek out a reliable, stable partner who will be your port in any storm. Those who are already in a relationship may need to set schedules and get organized, so all duties and obligations can be done efficiently and quickly, so you can get out and enjoy your life together.
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#LayingRootsFor several years, your romantic life has seemed to alternate between whirlwind romance and full-blown tropical storm, with very little time or space to take a breath and feel the firmness of earth under your feet. For the next few years, issues relating to home and family may take up a large amount of your time. You may need to help care for a relative, or you may move in with someone and have to work out the kinks of cohabitation. Others may move house or even take on a mortgage. The important thing during this upcoming period is to lay down roots so you can feel grounded, protected and in control. Your romantic partner may be a bit flakey and unreliable, leaving you to pick up the slack. If this seems overwhelming, just remember that if you do the work, you get to set the rules.
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#WordsOfWisdomDecember is bringing some very good news your way. After two years of monetary setbacks and a tightened income, any lingering long-term financial worries will finally start to recede, and a much more secure, prosperous period is on the immediate horizon. In terms of love, the 14th is one of your best date nights of the year, for both singles and couples. Even if you do not feel like going out into crowded spaces, you can enjoy the passionate coziness of your couple bubble or search for new love online. Saturn and Jupiter will both be moving into your communications sector mid-month. While you are a naturally extroverted sign, you may become a bit more deliberate with your words. This will add more gravitas and seriousness to your speech, garnering the respect of those who flock to your for your wisdom. Try to cutback on the constant interruptions of chats and messaging at work so you can focus on the task at hand.
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#WeightOffYourShouldersSaturn, the zodiac's stern taskmaster, is finally moving out of your sign after a two-year stay. You are a natural born leader and extremely hard worker, but the amount of responsibility placed on your shoulders during this period would have crushed weaker spirits. If everything in your life seemed to be infused with a sense of unrelenting seriousness and purpose, things will once again loosen up so you can enjoy a more laid back, joyful lifestyle. In mid-December, Saturn will move into the sector of your chart concerning earned income and material positions. While you do not like frivolous trinkets, you do like nice things, and over the next few years, you may want to tighten your belt. Instead of worrying about status objects and experiences, try to enjoy the little things in life. You may be surprised by how nourishing the simple life can be.
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#GreaterMaturityYou are turning a corner in terms of personal growth and maturity. Your monetary and home lives have been less than ideal for several years now. Instead of moping around resenting the fact that life is unfair, you are now being called to step up to the plate and take over the burden of assuming full responsibility and control of your life. You will grow more as a person over the next two years than you have in the past ten. While life may throw challenges and obstacles your way, guess what? You will be able to weather through all storms, endure and grow stronger. An unwavering confidence will grow over time until there is nothing to hold you back. The sense of autonomy and self-sufficiency you obtain will be more than worth it.
Related: How to boost your confidence at work.
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#GetInTouchWithYourselfIf it seems like the more you try to connect with people, network and build a social circle, the more isolated you feel, it may be time to take a step back and look deep inside yourself to discern what you are truly lacking in life. A loving, supportive group of friends should not feel like a non-stop competition. What can you change in yourself and your surroundings to attract a better sort of people? Have you been unconsciously trying to social climb, only to find it's lonely at the top? The upcoming two years will also be an excellent time to drown out all the judgmental, influencing voices of the outside world so you can discover who you really are and get back in touch with your authentic goals, inspirations and dreams. On another note, the 14th is an excellent day for work and money. If you are looking for a job or want to negotiate a contract, the second week of the month is an auspicious time to do so.