Monthly Horoscope: Sagittarius, December 2021

Happy solar return, dear Sagittarius!
Sagittarius and Capricorn
Robin Eisenberg

The sun is in your sign, Sagittarius, bringing a celebratory atmosphere! You’re feeling revitalized and excited to take on the next year. The sun is a symbol of will, passion, and creativity, and you’re reconnecting with your sense of purpose.

You may also be in a nostalgic mood at the start of the month as Neptune ends its retrograde in Pisces on December 1; try not to over-romanticize the past and find ways to be present instead. Energetically cleanse your home and create a warm space to make new memories!


You could be undergoing a remarkable makeover thanks to the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 4. You might totally change your look, or something within you can shift…whether it’s on the inside or out, you’ll be unrecognizable to some after this eclipse! You’re ready for a big change, growing out of old ways to express yourself and relate to the world! A big shift in your relationships takes place at this time as you realize the new you.

Brilliant strategies are imagined as Mars in Scorpio connects with Pluto in Capricorn on December 6, but watch out for misunderstandings as Mercury in Sagittarius squares off with Neptune on December 7. Mercury’s clash with Neptune can bring a brilliant boost to your intuition—but you might feel too insecure to trust your inner voice! Make time to connect with yourself, and go slow with any decision making.

Mars squares off with Jupiter in Aquarius on December 8, inspiring a proactive atmosphere for communication—just don’t jump to conclusions at this time. If something is confusing, make inquiries, not assumptions! Venus meets Pluto on December 11, finding you embarking on a new venture that brings you access to wealth or power! Also on December 11, Mercury connects with Jupiter, inspiring an open-minded, optimistic atmosphere. 

The sun squares off with Neptune on December 12, which could find people feeling a tad insecure; for you, dear Sagittarius, sensitivities about your home or family may come to the fore. It’s a lovely time to focus on creating a safe space to retreat to. Mars enters your sign, and Mercury enters Capricorn on December 13. Mars in your sign finds you full of energy, ready to take life head-on! You’ve been planning and plotting while Mars was in mysterious Scorpio, and now you’re ready to take action. You might even receive feedback that you seem more aggressive! You’ll likely learn that people find your passion inspiring. Mercury in Capricorn kicks up conversations about wealth and security, and inspires a dry, straightforward energy in communication, which is quite a contrast to your bubbly way of expressing yourself!


There’s a full moon in Gemini on December 18, which brightly lights the relationship sector of your chart! An important climax or turning point is reached between you and a partner. Full moons are all about release, and big emotions are expressed at this time. Full moons also bring things to light, so you may learn something new about a partner or about what you need from a relationship.

Venus retrograde begins in Capricorn and the sun connects with Jupiter on December 19: While the sun’s connection with lucky Jupiter creates an easygoing, optimistic atmosphere, we may be less keen on taking risks as Venus retrograde has us feeling intense, especially when it comes to themes like love, beauty, and money. Money will be a big focus for you during this Venus retrograde, Sagittarius. You may be considering changing your rates or asking for a raise and in your relationships, you’re reflecting on financial give-and-take. You don’t want to be used or taken advantage of, and this Venus retrograde in Capricorn urges you to set firm boundaries to protect against that! An important object or valuable belonging may be a focus at this time, and it’s is a lovely moment to reorganize your jewelry, art, or other precious items.

Mercury connects with Uranus in Taurus on December 20, bringing surprising news or finding you switching up your schedule in an exciting way. Capricorn season begins on December 21 and the sun illuminates the financial sector of your chart. Capricorn season, along with Venus retrograde in Capricorn, finds you deeply reflecting on themes like security, comfort, and money.

Saturn squares off with Uranus on December 24 for the third and final time this year, and until 2043! Saturn is the planet of structure, but Uranus is the planet of chaos: Their clash means it’s an intense time of restructuring! For you, Sagittarius, this highlights important changes that need to take place in your daily routine, at work, or in your communications. Though this planetary alignment is tense, it could also result in incredible transformation.

Venus retrograde meets Pluto on December 25, as it did earlier this month, which could find you revisiting conversations about power and wealth. Mercury connects with Neptune on December 26, inspiring a creative and sympathetic atmosphere. It’s a lovely time to connect with your intuition. Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28, activating the home and family sector of your chart: Your home life is expanding in some way, perhaps you will move someplace larger, add an extension to your home, or find that new housemates or family members are moving in! This could also manifest in a much more emotional or spiritual way, as your definitions of home, family, safety, and privacy expand. 

Mercury meets Venus retrograde on December 29, inspiring a sweet, social atmosphere, but we’re busy getting work done as Mars connects with Saturn, too. This could find you coming to some sort of agreement or moving forward with paperwork. Mercury meets Pluto on December 30, bringing you laser-like focus for conversations or investigations into themes like money and security.

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