Monthly Horoscope: Cancer, December 2022

Welcome to Sagittarius season, dear Cancer!
Sagittarius and Capricorn

The sun in Sagittarius lights up the sector of your chart that rules your daily routine, which includes your personal habits and day job. You could be quitting an old habit or starting a new routine. A productive energy flows at work, and new gigs or projects may come your way! The sun in fire sign Sagittarius energizes you to tackle your chores and inspires a lively atmosphere as you move about your days.


Venus in Sagittarius opposes Mars retrograde in Gemini on December 1, finding you letting go of a longstanding routine. A decision may be made, and it’s a productive time for creating compromises, especially as Venus makes a harmonious alignment with the planet of responsibility, Saturn, in Aquarius.

December 1 also finds Mercury in Sagittarius squaring off with Neptune in fellow water sign Pisces, perhaps finding your schedule running off track: Keep your plans flexible. A dash of skepticism could also be a benefit as people have their heads in the clouds and can be prone to fantasizing. If something doesn’t sound true, trust your instincts. Neptune ends its retrograde in Pisces on December 3, which can agai find people prone to fantasy. But meaningful discussions can take place, and it could also be a powerful moment to connect with your spirituality! 

Venus squares off with Neptune on December 4, bringing a big dash of whimsy to your everyday routine! Romance gets a big boost, too. Keep your plans flexible as unexpected changes to your schedule could take place, or you may simply find yourself wanting more time to wander, explore, or rest. An overbooked schedule can find you stressed out.


Mercury squares off with Jupiter in Pisces and Mercury enters Capricorn on December 6, and big plans are in the works—but be careful not to overlook details. Mercury in Capricorn activates the relationship sector of your chart, boosting communication between you and your partners. You could be connecting with new people at this time, and learning more about your established partner’s perspectives!

The full moon in Gemini takes place on December 7, perhaps bringing active dreams as you sleep or finding you exploring your psyche in your waking hours. You could be reconnecting with your inner voice in some significant way, and it’s a powerful new moon for exploring your spirituality, meditating, or journaling. A powerful shift takes place on December 8 as the sun opposes Mars retrograde, finding you letting go of an old pattern, habit, or frustration. 

An over-the-top atmosphere of fun arrives on December 9 as Venus squares off with Jupiter! An exciting opportunity arises. Good news from afar may come, and fun pops up in your everyday routine. Again, keep your plans flexible. Venus enters Capricorn on December 9, blessing the relationship sector of your chart! This is fantastic for your love life, but it softens relationships of all kinds. You could find yourself getting along well with business partners and creative collaborators. Even your relationship with a frenemy may soften! It’s a lovely time to connect; you could be meeting a new love interest or reconnecting with an established partner in some significant way.


The sun connects with Saturn on December 12 and Mercury enters its pre-retrograde shadow: The sun’s alignment with Saturn inspires a helpful atmosphere for accomplishing tasks and setting boundaries, but note that the plans and discussions that take place now may be revisited and reworked once Mercury retrograde begins on December 29.

The sun squares off with Neptune on December 14: Slow down, rest, and if you must work, keep your schedule as flexible as possible. People could be moody, indulgent, or mopey… feelings may be all over the place! If high hopes fall flat, people’s ego are especially bruised at this time, but the mood shifts as Mercury connects with Uranus in Taurus on December 17! Mercury’s connection with Uranus could bring surprising news. A breakthrough in communication takes place. You may also connecting with unexpected and perhaps eccentric people! 

Jupiter enters Aries on December 20, marking a hugely expansive period in your career! Your reputation and influence is growing. You could be leveling up in your career or your relationship with the public, or your life in the public eye may be growing. This is an exciting period for achievement and success!

December 21 marks the start of Capricorn season, finding the sun lighting up the relationship sector of your chart, boding well for connection, and the sun squares off with Jupiter, inspiring an atmosphere of abundance and generosity. Just be careful not to overindulge! Venus connects with Uranus on December 22, bringing excitement to your love life or social life: Surprising meetings may take place, unexpected pleasures explored!


The new moon in Capricorn takes place on December 23, heralding a fresh start in your relationships. You could be meeting someone new or enjoying a clean slate with an established partner. The mood is particularly compassionate as Mercury mingles with Neptune on December 24: This is a lovely alignment for communication and understanding. Neptune’s influence is dreamy and magical while the new moon in Capricorn inspires a grounding atmosphere.

Venus connects with Neptune on December 28, creating a hugely romantic atmosphere! This is a powerful time to connect with your partners as deep, spiritual bonds can form. Fantasies are explored! Even if you’re not looking for love, you can enjoy the magic of this alignment in your friendships as meaningful, philosophical discussions take place. Creative inspiration flows!

Mercury retrograde begins in Capricorn on December 29, and Mercury also meets with Venus on this day. Mercury’s connection with Venus inspires a sweet, friendly atmosphere as Mercury begins to move backward through the zodiac. This retrograde can find you reconnecting with people from your past: exes, creative collaborators, business partners, and perhaps even former adversaries. You’re older and wiser now: What would you like to say to them? What would you like to ask? The perspectives they share may leave a great impact on you, and vice versa. 

Mercury retrograde is famously a time to avoid traveling, making big purchases, or signing contracts, due to miscommunications or delays—but if you go slow, double check your work, are clear on return policies, and are open to rearranging details later, there’s no reason to expect the worst from Mercury retrograde. People may be a little less organized right now: If you’re expecting someone else to completely handle something, perhaps step in and ask if they could use a hand. Relying on other people might be tricky at this time despite their best intentions!

Venus and Pluto meet in the new year, January 1, 2023, finding you connecting with someone on a very deep and profound level. It’s a passionate start to the new year! Cancers are famously emotional, but you’re connecting with someone who can really “go there” with you at this time.

Good luck this month, Cancer, and see you in January!