Gemini, December 2017
Astro Guide

Gemini, December 2017

A full moon in your sign arrives this month!
illustrated by Nicole Ginelli
December 1, 2017, 2:00pm

Welcome to Sagittarius season, Gemini! The sun is illuminating the relationship sector of your chart, and Venus moves into this sector as well when it enters Sagittarius on December 1, bringing blessings to your partnerships. This is a wonderful time to connect with people. Venus’s energy is luxurious and charming. You can expect that issues around partnerships will not be moving forward much this month, however, and will rather be focused on tying up loose ends due to your planetary ruler, Mercury, beginning its retrograde in Sagittarius on December 2, or 3 if you’re on the East Coast.


Expect people from your past to return on the scene and for conversations and ideas that have been in the air since November to come up for reconsideration. The typical Mercury retrograde warnings apply: avoid signing important contracts or making decisions, and be careful of miscommunications, technical difficulties, and delays. Avoid buying expensive equipment or traveling until Mercury retrograde ends on December 22.

A full moon in your sign arrives on December 3! Full moons are a time of release and are highly emotional occasions. You will find that you are really spilling your feelings during this time. You won’t be able to hold them in anymore.

Mercury retrograde meets Saturn on December 6, putting you in a serious and focused mood, and finding you rethinking some of the commitments you have made last month, especially back on November 29 and 30. Mercury retrograde makes a harmonious connection with Uranus on December 10, bringing some surprising news, and bringing up conversations from November 24. The Sun meets Mercury retrograde on December 12, stirring up conversations from November 22, and Mercury retrograde meets Venus on December 15, taking us back to November 18. All these days are important times to rework issues around partnership.

Mars enters Water sign Scorpio on December 9, boosting your energy to get things crossed off of your to do list. Warrior planet Mars will be activating the sector of your chart that rules your daily routine as well as your self care rituals. So, whether you need to hit the gym or finish an important project at work, Mars will bolster you.

Expect people from your past to return on the scene and for conversations and ideas that have been in the air since November to come up for reconsideration.

A new moon in Sagittarius arrives on December 18, wiping the slate clean within your relationships—perhaps bringing you a fresh start within a partnership that already exists or helping you move forward to new relationships with new people. This is a wonderful time to cast a love spell or to work magic around creating a more harmonious relationship with a nonromantic partner.

Saturn enters Capricorn on December 19, this is definitely one of the most important days of the month—a new two and a half year journey is before you! It’s time for you to face your fears. Everything from issues concerning intimacy and sex to your debts—financial, emotional, or other—to your fear around change and endings, will be addressed as Saturn moves through Earth sign Capricorn.

The only way to work with Saturn is to be your most mature, responsible version of yourself possible. Act childishly, and expect the universe to give you a big time out. Serious matters are coming up for you to work with, and you need to approach them with the respect they deserve.

The winter solstice arrives as the Sun enters Capricorn on December 21. The Sun also meets Saturn on this day, so expect the tone to be sober. This is a powerful time for letting go of the past, and for tapping into your psychic intuition.

Expect issues around sex and intimacy to come to the fore, and to hammer out complicated financial issues, especially those that concern shared resources. Fortunately, sweet planet Venus will enter Capricorn on December 25, helping you work with the very intense energies that are going to be in the air and encouraging you to ask for help when you need it.