Monthly Horoscope: Aries, December 2021

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

You’re feeling intrepid as the sun moves through fellow fire sign Sagittarius!

Sagittarius season has you eager to make travel plans, and could find you connecting with people abroad. Long distance connections may be a focus at this time. School might also be on your mind: You can be deeply focused on your studies, or thinking about the next leg in your educational journey. Sagittarius season is also be a busy time for you intellectually! You may be publishing something or perhaps sharing exciting news. You may feel a little more competitive than usual, but it’s all in good fun! You’re also stepping out of your comfort zone a bit, exploring new places and ideas.


Neptune ends its retrograde in Pisces on December 1, which could find you feeling very sleepy. Your imagination is especially active at this time, so find wants to stay grounded: express yourself creatively or talk to a trusted friend about your feelings. Getting stuck in your own head could magnify worries that don’t need to be indulged, so take a break from your everyday routine and get some rest!

A philosophical breakthrough can take place on December 4 thanks to the solar eclipse in Sagittarius: An important new beginning is here, and after gaining this new perspective, there’s no going back to how things used to be! Eclipses can be highly emotional and draining. Arguments about politics, religion, or something else you’re passionate about could arise…but breakthroughs, discoveries, and epiphanies may also take place! 

December 6 finds your ruling planet Mars, currently in Scorpio, connecting with Pluto in Capricorn, which could bode well for your career, as it’s a powerful time to strategize, especially about investments. Take it slow when it comes to making commitments or having important conversations as Mercury in Sagittarius squares off with Neptune on December 7. Watch out for fibs, laziness, or paranoia. Make time to rest, if you can, and avoid gossip. 

Mars squares off with Jupiter in Aquarius on December 8, inspiring a busy social atmosphere—but impatience or agitation may also be in the air! This is an exciting time to push forward with projects…just make sure all parties are sure of what’s expected in terms of their time, energy, money, and other resources. December 11 finds Venus and Pluto meeting in Capricorn, and Mercury connecting with Jupiter. Venus and Pluto’s meeting could make find your interest in fame or success especially piqued—in fact, you may be embarking on a new project or career path that wins you many devoted followers! Mercury’s connection with Jupiter inspires open-minded communication and finds you making exciting social connections.


The sun squares off with Neptune on December 12…let yourself wander aimlessly! Sometimes the best discoveries are made when we get a little off track. Make space to daydream and rest instead of pushing yourself too hard. There may be delays or misunderstandings, so keep you plans flexible.

Your ruling planet Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13, inspiring a fun, free-spirited atmosphere! You’re feeling energized to spread the word about something you’re passionate about, and it’s an exciting time to publish something. If you’re in school, Mars in Sagittarius brings a big boost of energy toward accomplishing your goals, and this is also an exciting moment to travel, as you’re in an especially adventurous mood. Mercury enters Capricorn on December 13, kicking up conversations about your career and life in public. This is an exciting opportunity to negotiate and make plans for the future!

A conversation comes to a climax with the full moon in Gemini on December 18. Information may surface at this time or big news is shared. A situation between you and a sibling, if you have one, may come to a head. Changes in your neighborhood or in your commute may take place.

Venus retrograde in Capricorn begins the following day, December 19, which could find you reconsidering what’s truly important to you in your career. What do you want to be known for? How do you want to be rewarded for your hard work? In your relationships, you’re wondering how your partners fit in to your work: Do they support your goals? Are they someone you would want to take to an office party? Are they as driven as you, dear Aries? The sun also connects with lucky Jupiter on December 19, bringing a dash of luck and making it a great time to network and share ideas.


A eureka moment about money or your career arrives on December 20 as Mercury mingles with Uranus in Taurus, and Capricorn season starts on December 21, finding the sun brightly illuminating the sector of your chart that rules success, as well as your career and reputation! December 24 finds Saturn squaring off with Uranus for the third and final time this year until 2043! The way you plan for and invest in your future may totally transform at this time. This might mean changing your approach to saving and investing, or perhaps you’ll connect with a community that shares your goals toward building the future you want to see in the world. Your old way of approaching your future is out, and a new one is in!

Venus retrograde metes Pluto on December 25, again finding you focused on your career and being in the spotlight—but you may find that what’s important to you is changing. There’s a deeper meaning behind the applause you receive for your work: It’s not just about the ego boost of being appreciated, but the pride of building something real that benefits the world.

Mercury and Neptune connect on December 26, which can find you connecting with your inner voice on a deep and profound level. Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28, and you’re connecting deeply with your intuition. Jupiter in Pisces is a powerful moment to explore your inner depths and gain a deeper understanding of who you are. Your imagination can be set free, and this could be a hugely creative time for you! As Jupiter moves through Pisces, make more time to rest and relax.

Mercury meets Venus retrograde and Mars mingles with Saturn on December 29, bringing a sweet, sentimental atmosphere, and a solid time for productivity! Mercury and Pluto meet on December 30, which could find you having intriguing conversations about your career. You may be connecting with a powerful person at this time or learning valuable information. 

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