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Monthly Horoscope: Aquarius, December 2021

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

The sun in Sagittarius brightly illuminates the friendship sector of your chart, making it an exciting time to connect with groups and communities that share your hobbies and interests, and to join forces with people who are working toward political or social issues that are important to you!

Something you keenly understand, dear Aquarius, is that great power can come from individuals who work together as a group. Together, we can effect great change, and Sagittarius season is highly focused on pursuing your vision for the future. Emotionally, this season finds you reflecting on your hopes and wishes, thinking about your future, and reflecting on where you fit in and which groups are worth your time and energy. You may be entering a new social circle or exploring a new interest.

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Neptune ends its retrograde in Pisces on December 1, activating the financial sector of your chart. Neptune is the planet of fantasy and illusion, so you may feel especially optimistic about money at this time, or perhaps confused about themes like financial security. This is not the time to make firm commitments, but to dream big, brainstorm, and avoid paranoid thought patterns. 

The solar eclipse in Sagittarius arrives on December 4, marking the beginning of an important, new cycle in your social life. A group or community you join at this time may have special significance in your life, like it was meant to be. If you believe in destiny, Aquarius, this eclipse can feel especially fated! This is a powerful time for making wishes, meditating and connecting with your inner voice, and reflecting on your greatest hopes for the future. 

Mars in Scorpio connects with Pluto in Capricorn on December 6, inspiring a productive atmosphere and encouraging you to trust your gut about how to move forward, especially in your career. Mercury in Sagittarius squares off with Neptune on December 7, which could bring some misunderstandings or an unfocused energy in communication. If you push yourself to communicate before you really understand what you think or what you want, this moment will be especially frustrating. Take it slow and give yourself a break. Spend time laughing with friends!

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Mars squares off with Jupiter, which is currently in your sign, Aquarius, on December 8, bringing great momentum toward your professional goals! It’s a fantastically productive time, though there may be some arguments or impatience, too, so try to be patient and mindful! December 11 finds Venus and Pluto meeting in Capricorn, stirring up passion. You may be especially private or secretive about your love life (or money) at this time.

You’re especially appreciate of your partnerships with people who you can share comfortable silences with…and people who can keep your secrets! This is a powerful time to explore you deepest desires in your relationships. Perhaps there’s something you want that you’re having a hard time asking for; you’re figuring out how to express your desires. Also on December 11, Mercury and Jupiter connect, creating very helpful, open-minded energy for communication. Good news from abroad may be coming your way.

The sun squares off with Neptune on December 12, bringing a sleepy atmosphere. Take a break from your busy schedule and avoid making important decisions, especially about money. Confusion may pop up in your social life. Take it slow and save important conversations for another time.

Mars enters Sagittarius on December 13, re-energizing your social life and finding you eager to introduce yourself to new groups and communities. If you’re shy, courageous Mars in Sagittarius will bring you a boost of confidence. It might also find you ending a friendship or leaving a social circle; Mars in Sagittarius has you uninterested in keeping up appearances for the sake of peace. Mercury also enters Capricorn on December 13, bringing a boost to your intuitive abilities! It could also find you sharing secrets or exploring hidden places.

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There’s a full moon in fellow air sign Gemini on December 18, bringing a climax to a situation that’s been brewing in your love life! This is an exciting time to connect with a crush or bond deeply with a partner. If you haven’t let loose and partied in a while, this is the full moon to do just that! A creative project may be wrapped up or take an interesting turn.

Venus retrograde begins in Capricorn the next day, December 19, finding you feeling more intense and private when it comes to themes like love and money. You’re reconsidering what’s important to you, craving quiet time alone to contemplate what you want. You also need some rest! The sun also connects with Jupiter on December 19, which could be a busy day in your social life, connecting you with inspiring people.

Mercury mingles with Uranus in Taurus on December 20, which could bring surprising news! This is a powerful time to express your feelings, and an unexpected change may come about. Capricorn season starts on December 21, putting you in an especially introspective mood…it’s a great opportunity to catch up on quality time with yourself and simply rest! It’s also a lovely time to go on a private retreat. 

Your two ruling planets, taskmaster Saturn and rebel Uranus, square off for the third and final time this year, and until 2043! Saturn is the planet of rules, but Uranus only wants to break them! Saturn cares about tradition, while Uranus is focused on progress. When these planets square off, the rules are updated and things are restructured. For you, dear Aquarius, this could bring an important change in your personal life, home, or family.

Venus meets Pluto once again on December 25, except this time it’s retrograde, so you may be realizing something about your deepest desires that you didn’t understand before. Retrogrades bring us a new perspective. Mercury and Neptune make a harmonious connection on December 26, inspiring a sweet, sentimental atmosphere for communication. A cozy conversation can take place! It’s an easy time to connect on an emotional and intuitive level with people. You may have a deep conversation with a family member or find yourself reconnecting with the past. 

Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28, bringing blessings to the financial sector of your chart! Jupiter is the planet of expansion, so you may see a boost in income or in your sense of security, or maybe you’ll find yourself acquiring or selling something valuable! On December 29, Mercury meets Venus retrograde, bringing a sweet, friendly atmosphere, and perhaps finding you reconnecting with the past. Also on December 29, Mars connects with Saturn, making it a solid time to discuss plans and commitments. Mercury meets Pluto on December 30, and you’re learning or sharing sensitive information, digging deep in research.

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