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Monthly Horoscope: Libra, December 2022

Welcome to Sagittarius season, dear Libra!
Sagittarius and Capricorn

The sun in Sagittarius illuminates the communication sector of your chart, making it a powerful time to make yourself heard! Important information may be coming your way, too, and you might be busy organizing paperwork, writing letters, or doing research. As an air sign, you’re all about communication and information, so Sagittarius season is often a favorite and productive time of year for you. Libras are famously friendly and your social life is very busy right now! You could be connecting with your local neighborhood in some special way or become more familiar with your neighbors. Sagittarius season can also find you connecting with your siblings, if you have them. 

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Your ruling planet Venus, currently in Sagittarius, opposes Mars retrograde in Gemini and connects with Saturn in Aquarius on December 1, which could find you making an important decision. A conversation reaches a climax, and information comes to light. Responsibility and boundaries are big themes for you right now, and you feel quite confident asserting yourself. That said, December 1 also finds Mercury in Sagittarius squares off with Neptune in Pisces, finding you dealing with delays, lazy thinking, or scheduling mixups. Keep your plans flexible and your values firm!

Neptune ends its retrograde in Pisces on December 3, which can again find your schedule in disarray—but your imagination is especially strong at this time and a creative breakthrough could take place! Venus squares off with Neptune on December 4, inspiring an especially romantic, tender atmosphere. A sweet love note could come your way. You may find yourself easily brought to tears. Emotions feel very intense, so find ways to stay grounded, as any disappointment you may feel could soon dissipate and things will turn out much better than you feared! Neptune is the planet of fantasy, and we must be careful not to let fantasies turn into paranoias.

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The mood shifts very quickly as Mercury squares off with Jupiter in Pisces and Mercury enters Capricorn on December 6. Mercury’s clash with Jupiter inspires a chatty, busy, productive atmosphere, and good news may be shared. People are thinking big and feeling optimistic. Just be careful not to overbook your schedule. Mercury in Capricorn finds you managing paperwork concerning your home and living situation. Discussions about your home and family kick up. You’re reconnecting with the past in some significant way!

The full moon in fellow air sign Gemini takes place on December 7, finding a discussion reaching an important conclusion. The sun opposes Mars retrograde on December 8, and you’re making an important decision, perhaps letting go of an old way of thinking or communicating. You could find that you have outgrown an old way of thinking about the world. The full moon in Gemini could also reveal intriguing information; a message you receive at this time may be of great, perhaps emotional, importance. Intense discussions take place, but romance is also building as you ruling planet Venus squares off with Jupiter… a love letter may come your way on December 9! Also on this day, Venus enters Capricorn, finding you focused on home and family life, perhaps redecorating your space. You could be entertaining friends and family, and in your love life, you may be growing closer with someone special as you let them into your life in a more intimate way. 

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The sun connects with Saturn on December 12, making it a good time to discuss plans, boundaries, and expectations—but as Mercury enters its pre-retrograde shadow, too, many of the discussions that take place between now and when the retrograde begins on December 29 may be revisited and reworked. People are especially sensitive as the sun squares off with Neptune on December 14, and scheduling mix-ups may take place. It might feel like the retrograde has already begun as miscommunications and a lazy atmosphere arrives!

The energy shifts quickly as Mercury connects with Uranus in Taurus on December 17: Unexpected news may come and a communication breakthrough takes place! Jupiter enters your opposite sign Aries on December 20, bringing an uplifting and exciting atmosphere to your relationships. This is an exciting time to meet people and you could be entering a new relationship. If you’re already involved with someone, your connection with them may deepen in a significant way.

Capricorn season begins and the sun squares off with Jupiter on December 21, inspiring a fun, festive atmosphere! You might be getting cozy at home, and you and your partners are feeling generous toward each other. Be careful not to overpromise and underdeliver. Confidence may be high, and you could run into big egos. Venus connects with Uranus on December 22, bringing unexpected fun and perhaps some gifts—just be sure they don’t come with strings attached! Your desire for independence is especially strong at this time, and you’re realizing how much you value partnerships with people who don’t try to tie you down. 

The new moon in Capricorn takes place on December 23, finding you bringing new energy into your home in some way! You could be moving or rearranging your space, or a family member or roommate may be moving. You may be reworking your definition of family, or rethinking what you need in order to feel safe and secure. Themes like privacy and comfort are on your mind. You could be starting new traditions, as new moons symbolize fresh starts and the zodiac sign Capricorn is concerned with tradition. Mercury connects with Neptune on December 24, inspiring creative problem solving and finding you smoothing a tricky situation. Venus connects with Neptune on December 28, bringing a hugely romantic atmosphere! Deep emotional healing takes place and spiritual bonds deepen.  

Mercury retrograde begins in Capricorn on December 29, and Mercury meets Venus. Mercury’s connection with Venus inspires an easygoing, friendly start to this retrograde. Good news may be shared in your personal life. You could be revisiting the past, reconnecting with family, childhood friends, or your heritage. Mercury retrograde is a time to slow down and reconsider things: If you’ve been thinking about moving, living with someone new, or redecorating your space, you might be reviewing paperwork or details. That doesn’t mean things won’t work out! They might just need a second read through or extra time. Astrologers typically advise against traveling, signing new contracts, or making big purchases during this time, but if you take it slow and double check things, you will be working with the Mercury retrograde energy and not against it. Keep things flexible. Perhaps use this time to tie up loose ends rather than starting something new.

Venus and Pluto meet in the new year, January 1, 2023, inspiring a profound change at home and in your personal life. You’re releasing the past in some significant way, and this new year does indeed mean a new you! Good luck this month, Libra, and see you in January!