Monthly Horoscope: Scorpio, December 2021

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

The sun in Sagittarius illuminates the financial sector of your chart, finding you focused on your money and belongings, and emotionally, your sense of comfort and security. Sagittarius is the courageous, straight-shooting archer of the zodiac and as the sun moves through this sign, you’re feeling empowered to ask for more from your job, relationships, and life! 

A dreamy atmosphere flows on December 1 as Neptune ends its retrograde in fellow water sign Pisces. This day can be especially romantic or creatively inspired—but some bubbles may burst if unrealistic expectations were set. December 4 brings the solar eclipse in Sagittarius, marking an important new start concerning money and security. You may be getting a raise, selling something valuable, or embarking on a new journey to grow your wealth and sense of stability. Eclipses sometimes have an energy where things feel like they’ll never be the same again! Control struggles could result from an insecurity about change, but Sagittarius is all about bravery, and if you’re open to new possibilities, incredible transformations can take place during this eclipse. Clinging to the past won’t help you get closer to your destiny! Your ruling planet Mars is in your sign at the start of the month, Scorpio, helping you tap into your strength and courage. 


On December 6, Mars mingles with your other ruling planet Pluto, which is currently in Capricorn, finding you accessing valuable information and plotting an excellent strategy. That said, take it slow when it comes to executing these fantastically laid plans, because on December 7, a lazy, klutzy energy flows when Mercury in Sagittarius squares off with Neptune. Fantasies, fibs, and flubs abound. The best way to work with this energy is to take plenty of naps and watch your favorite science-fiction movies…just avoid ones that’ll make you feel paranoid or give you nightmares! Mercury square Neptune can find our imaginations running away from us. Be careful about your spending; if someone is trying hard to sell you on something, ask what’s in it for them. Fears and insecurities about your love life could flare up. Remember that your emotions are valid, but not necessarily a reflection of reality! Reach out to a trusted friend or therapist for some perspective. 

A busy, upbeat, confident energy returns as Mars squares off with Jupiter in Aquarius on December 8! Just don’t over-do things, and pace yourself. On December 11 Venus meets Pluto in Capricorn, finding you having an especially powerful and revealing conversation about your desires and values. While Pluto is a highly intense planet, the mood is open-minded and generous as communication planet Mercury also connects with lucky Jupiter. The sun squares off with Neptune on December 12, which could stir up some insecurity or confusion. Take it slow, spend time with people who make you laugh, and express yourself creatively to work with this energy.


Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13, boosting your desire and confidence to tackle financial issues. You may be having a direct conversation about a raise, or frank discussions about what you expect in return for your time and effort. Also on December 13, Mercury enters Capricorn, inspiring a grounded, business-like approach to communication. You don’t have any time for BS right now…you want the facts! There’s a full moon in Gemini on December 18, bringing a culmination to a financial situation. This is a powerful time to settle a debt, offer or accept an apology, get answers (the moon in Gemini is highly inquisitive), and simply move on with your life! 

Venus retrograde begins in Capricorn on December 19, finding you deeply reconsidering what’s important to you when it comes to love, money, and beauty. The way you think and discuss these topics is transforming in a deep way. You’re feeling more intense about these things, and the way you communicate may carry a heavier weight. Communication in your relationships is also a theme at this time, and you’re discussing how to communicate in relationships. Also on this day, the sun mingles with Jupiter, inspiring a sunny, open-hearted atmosphere, especially at home and in your personal life.

Unexpected news and surprising social connections pop up on December 20 as Mercury connects with Uranus in Taurus. Capricorn season begins on December 21, inspiring a busy atmosphere: You may be tackling paperwork, making calls, and collecting important information. Capricorn season also finds you connecting with neighbors or siblings, if you have them.

Saturn squares off with Uranus on December 24 for the third and final time this year, and until 2024! Saturn is all about tradition, but Uranus only cares about moving forward: When these planets square off, the old way of doing things is challenged, updated, and upgraded! For you, dear Scorpio, this could mean big changes are taking place at home and in your relationships! The way you navigate your living situation and partnerships is transforming. You’ve outgrown your old expectations. This finds you taking a new approach to how you merge your family and your partner, reimagining your cohabitation with someone, or releasing the past in some important way. This can be an exciting time to make renovations and upgrades at home, too.

Venus retrograde meets Pluto on December 25, finding you having an important realization about what’s important to you in communication. Mercury connects with Neptune on December 26, inspiring intuitive connection, freeing your imagination, and adding a dash of romance. Flirtatious banter may be especially creative and delightful on this day! Spend time with friends; lots of laughs are likely! Lucky planet Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28, bringing a big boost of romance, creativity, and fun. Exciting developments with a crush might take place, or you and a partner can explore intimacy on a deeper level! This is an exciting, expansive time for your artistic pursuits and parties.

December 29 finds Mercury mingling with Venus retrograde and Mars connecting with Saturn, inspiring a friendly atmosphere to work on important issues regarding your home, living situation, or sense of security. Mercury meets Pluto on December 30, which could find you accessing valuable information, sharing secrets, or doing deep research. Pluto is the planet of power, and when it connects with information planet Mercury, profound conversations can take place.

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