Monthly Horoscope: Leo, December 2021

Welcome to Sagittarius season, dear Leo!
Sagittarius and Capricorn
Robin Eisenberg

This is such an exciting time of year for you, dear Leo! Sagittarius season finds the sun illuminating the sector of your chart that rules creativity and romance, bringing a burst of artistic inspiration and sparking (or rekindling!) a romantic flame! You’re generally having fun, celebrating, and feeling festive! Like you, Sagittarius is a fire sign that’s known for its courage, generosity, and sense of adventure. You’re feeling open-hearted and free-spirited!


You may be feeling emotional as Neptune ends its retrograde in Pisces on December 1. Take it slow! Financial concerns, especially debts, taxes, inheritances, or resources you share with others, might be confusing at this time. Take stock of what’s not making sense to you to resolve any issue. Think about the hopes you had for what others could provide: Are they living up to your expectations? This is a time to get real about what you can expect from someone.

The solar eclipse in Sagittarius arrives on December 4. If you believe in destiny, you may be feeling like things that are “meant to be” are taking place. An important new beginning arrives, possibly in your love life and creative endeavors. You may be exploring a new crush or there might be a deepening of intimacy in an already established relationship. There’s a strong sense of renewal at this time, but there might also be a poignant breaking away from the past. New beginnings can be bittersweet. This is a highly emotional period, and you might feel a little burned out if you haven’t been making enough time to unwind and have fun. Do the things you enjoy most and spend time with people you love, Leo!

Mars in Scorpio connects with Pluto in Capricorn on December 6, making it a powerful moment to transform your habits and routine; just watch out for misunderstandings or plain laziness on December 7 as Mercury in Sagittarius squares off with Neptune. Have important conversations at another time. There may be exaggerations and over unrealistic promises. Communication begins to clear up, but over-reactions continue to arise as Mars squares off with Jupiter in Aquarius on December 8. The energy may be competitive! 


Venus and Pluto meet in Capricorn on December 11, inspiring you to do an overhaul of your beauty routine. If you’ve been meaning to edit your wardrobe, this is a fantastic time to donate items you no longer use. In your relationships, you’re reflecting on the schedule you share with your partners, and may be implementing some important changes. Also on December 11, Mercury mingles with Jupiter, inspiring optimism and making it a lovely time to share big ideas with your partners. People may feel low on energy as the sun squares off with Neptune on December 12, so make time to rest. 

Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13, heating things up in your love life and finding you more energized to accomplish your creative goals. Mars in Sagittarius brings a big boost in energy to attend all the parties you’ve been invited to! Enjoy yourself, little lion! Mercury enters Capricorn on December 13, kicking up conversations about cash and security. You may be handling financial paperwork, getting your budget organized, or having a discussion about your rates.

The full moon in Gemini on December 18 could bring information to light and bring a climax to a situation that’s been brewing in your social life! You may be exiting some communities or exploring a new social circle. It’s a powerful full moon to meditate on your hopes and wishes for the future, and you may experience a wish-come-true… how special! 


December 19 marks the start of Venus retrograde in Capricorn, finding you deeply reconsidering how to spend your time and energy. At work, this could mean changing your routine or re-prioritizing your tasks. In your relationships, you might be focused on sorting out scheduling issues. You’re thinking about the ways you show you partner you care, and reflecting on what you need in return. Your beauty routine may also be undergoing a transformation at this time. The sun mingles with lucky Jupiter on this day, too, bringing a supportive and helpful atmosphere to your relationships!

Mercury connects with Uranus in Taurus on December 20, bringing some unexpected news, especially concerning your career. Capricorn season begins on December 21, finding you busy getting your work organized, creating to-do lists, and thinking about how to support yourself as you tackle your goals. Saturn squares off with Uranus on December 24 for the third and final time this year, and until 2043! Saturn is the planet of tradition, but Uranus only cares about progress: When they square off, major changes take place, progress and upgrades abound, and there’s a sense of urgency and insecurity as power changes shape and rules are rewritten. For you, dear Leo, this shift inspires a big change in how you approach partnership, agreements, your career, and your place in the spotlight. This is an exciting time to think about the innovations you can make in your career. In your love life, the way you and your romantic partners envision the future evolves. With determination and flexibility, great changes can take place.

Venus retrograde meets Pluto on December 25, finding you transforming a long-held habit. You’re connecting with your inner voice as Mercury mingles with Neptune on December 26, and Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28, finding you and your partners connecting in a deep way, perhaps about how you share money and other resources. In your career, someone may be making an important investment in you. In your personal finances, Jupiter in Pisces urges you to get clear on how you manage things like debts and taxes. Be careful not to overspend at this time; gifts may come your way, but be sure you understand whether there are any strings attached.

On December 29, Mercury meets Venus retrograde and Mars connects with Saturn, inspiring a sweet and productive atmosphere. People are feeling focused on their responsibilities and the mood is proactive and a touch serious, with a touch of sentimentality. Decorate your space with flowers, or grab a cup of fragrant tea or coffee to make your work space more inspiring and comfortable! Mercury and Pluto meet on December 30, which could find you having an important conversation about your schedule. Reorganization may be taking place. Intriguing information could arrive!

Good luck this month, Leo, and see you in 2022!