December 2017 Horoscopes

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Career is the main headline this month. It has been important for many years, but now - and for the next two and a half years - it becomes even more important. Saturn, your career planet, is making a major move (it only happens every two and half years) from your 9th House into your 10th House of career. On the 21st, the Sun will cross the Midheaven and enter your 10th House. You will be in a yearly career peak. There will be much success, but you will earn every bit of it. The demands of the career seem all consuming. If bosses are demanding (and they probably are), give them more than they ask for. Go the extra mile. Home and family issues are taking a back seat these days. Health will need watching from the 21st onwards, and in truth, for the next two and a half years. Hard choices need to be made. You need to focus on essentials and let lesser things go. This month, thigh massage is powerful. It will strengthen the lower back and the liver. An herbal liver cleanse might also be a good idea. Your Health Planet is retrograde most of the month - from the 3rd to the 23rd - so avoid making major changes to the health regime. Study things more. Children and children figures also seem successful this month. Also, as is often the case, they are the motivating factors in the career. We struggle for the sake of our kids. The other message here is in spite of the work and demands — inject some fun into your work. Make it something joyous. With a little creativity it can be done.

Your Financial Planet, Mercury, goes retrograde on the 3rd. This will go on until the 23rd, so be more careful in financial matters. Try to do your holiday shopping before the 3rd. Mercury’s retrograde will not stop earnings, only slow things down a bit. Mercury is still “out of bounds” until the 7th, so you’re outside your normal financial sphere for a while. Uncharted territory. Mercury spends the month in the 8th House (and your 8th House is still powerful until the 21st) so it is still good to cut unnecessary expenses, redundant bank or brokerage accounts and get rid of possessions you don’t use or need. A good financial detox is in order—only go about it more slowly and with more thought. Health is basically good and will get even better after the 21st. You can enhance it even further with thigh massage (until the 25th) and back and knee massage (from the 25th onwards). Your Health Planet (and the Lord of your Horoscope) Venus goes “out of bounds” from the 24th, so in personal and health matters, you’re outside your normal sphere. You seem to be checking out strange health therapies. Your job could also be pulling you “out of bounds”. Your 9th House becomes very powerful after the 21st. Saturn will move in and stay there for the next two and a half years. The Sun will move in there on the 21st as well. For college level students, it shows success through hard work. They need to bear down and if they do, success will happen. If you are involved in legal issues, be patient, it is a long haul.

Major, major improvements happening in your love life this month. Saturn has been in your 7th House for the past two and a half years. He has been testing the current relationship and your love life in general. Its been getting “reality therapy”. Good relationships were stress tested and survived, the flawed ones probably ended. The testing is over now. Love will go much easier. Singles are going to date more. Along with this, you are still in the midst of a yearly love and social peak until the 21st, so singles have been meeting interesting romantic prospects. Marriage becomes more advisable from the 21st onwards - if you meet that special someone. Finance doesn’t seem that important this month. The money house is basically empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 5th and 6th). This tends to the status quo. I read this as a good sign. It shows basic contentment with things as they are. No need to make dramatic changes. The Full Moon of the 4th looks like an unusually strong financial day. It not only occurs in your sign, but is a “Super Full Moon”. More powerful than the usual kind. The New Moon of the 18th will also be a good financial day. Health needs more watching until the 21st but afterwards, as Saturn moves away from his stressful aspect, health improves dramatically. In the meantime, rest more and make sure your spinal alignment is right. It's still a very good month for job seekers—there are at least two good opportunities.

Important love and health developments happening this month. It will be a strong social month as your 7th House becomes very strong from the 21st onwards. But bittersweet. Saturn will move into your 7th House - a major move - on the 21st and stay there for the next two and a half years. Saturn is your love planet and his move into his own sign and House makes him stronger in that role. He is comfortable here. You tend to be conservative in love matters anyway, but now more so. Saturn is going to test existing relationships - give them a stress test. This isn’t the most comfortable kind of thing, but it's good. Only the best will do for you. And we never know if love is real - or the flaws in any relationship - until they’ve been put under some stress. Good relationships will survive the next two and a half years, but flawed ones probably won’t. For singles, this means less dating but a focus on more “quality” dating. Saturn will not let you waste your time on haphazard kinds of relationships. Healthwise, too, this is an issue. Health will need more attention this month, but also for the next two and a half years. It is a time where tough choices have to be made. You only have so much energy - and Saturn will make you aware of this. You have to focus on the things that are really important to you. Finances seems good this month. Your Financial Planet in Sagittarius shows increased earnings and earnings that come from work (overtime or side jobs). After the 21st, social connections are important financially.

Mars moves into your 4th House on the 9th and stays there the rest of the month. A great period for doing renovations, major repairs in the home or building a home. Also good for taking the family on a foreign trip. The family seems more prosperous these days - a trend that will go on for the next two years. You’re still in the midst of a yearly personal pleasure peak until the 21st. This time of year, there are more parties and gatherings - but for you more so than for others. You probably won’t miss even one. Finances are more complicated this month as your Financial Planet, Mercury, goes retrograde on the 3rd. Try to do your holiday shopping before that. If you must shop during the retrograde, protect yourself as best you can - save all receipts and make sure the store has a good return policy. Mercury will move forward on the 23rd - this also might a good time for holiday shopping. Judgement will be better. With the Financial Planet in Sagittarius, the danger is in overspending. Saturn will move into your 6th House on the 21st. This is a good thing. It shows that you will be more disciplined in health matters. You’re willing to take on disciplined health regimes and life style changes. Job seekers (and employers) need to be more selective in their choices. By the 21st, you’re more or less “partied out” (even a Leo can’t maintain this kind of party pace forever) and you’re ready for work.

Two important planets in your chart are “out of bounds” this month. Mercury, the Lord of your Horoscope has been “out of bounds” since November 11 and will be this way until the 7th. Venus, your Financial Planet, goes ‘out of bounds” from the 24th to the 31st. So, personally and career-wise you’re in uncharted territory - outside your normal comfort zone. Probably there are no answers for you in your sphere and you must look elsewhere. Sometimes the demands of the career take you into uncharted spaces. Further, Mercury will be retrograde from the 3rd to the 23rd. A time to get clearer on your personal and career goals. In a way, it is good that Mercury spends the month in the 4th House of home and family. Your family and your emotional wellness is the real career right now. Get that straight and outer success will happen naturally later on. Your Financial Planet ‘out of bounds’ shows that you need to think “outside the box” in order to attain your financial goals - and you’re doing that. Keep in mind that the “unknown is as lawful (spiritually speaking) as the known”. Generally this time of year is a party period, but your party period begins in earnest after the 21st. Saturn will make a major move into your 5th House on the 21st. He will stay there for the next two and a half years. Children and children figures need more discipline. They need to bear down and work harder. They need to know their limits.

Though your yearly financial peak culminated last month, this is still a prosperous month. Jupiter, the planet of abundance is firmly stationed in the money house and on the 9th, Mars will join him. This shows rich friends who are supportive and provide financial opportunity. Also this will bring a joint venture or partnership opportunity. Wealth and material gifts are the main romantic attraction these days (from the 9th onwards). You show love this way - through financial support and material gifts - and this is how you feel loved. For singles, love opportunities happen as you pursue your financial goals and with people involved in your finances. The bank or brokers office can be as much a venue for romance as the night spot. Saturn makes a major move this month. He will move into your 4th House of home and family on the 21st and stay there for the next two and a half years. Thus you need to take on more family responsibility - these are things that you can’t evade or ignore. You need to be more careful emotionally and resist the tendency to depression. Meditation will be a big help here. On the positive side, Saturn will show you how to manage your moods and emotions - take charge of them - and harness them to your benefit. These are powerful forces and need to handled “just so”. A move is not advisable for the next few years. You might feel cramped in your home, but Saturn is going to show you how to make better use of the space that you have.

There are many positive financial developments happening in your life. In October, Jupiter, your Financial Planet, moved into your sign and will be there for the next 10 or so months. A strong prosperity signal. On the 21st, Saturn leaves the money house (where he’s been for over two years) and moves into your 3rd House. This is going to increase your prosperity. A major financial burden is leaving you. There is more financial confidence. Not need to cut back or shuffle the investments or finances. You’re ready to expand. Along with this you’re in the midst of a yearly financial peak until the 21st, so the money is rolling in. You still have the financial favor of bosses, elders, parents and parent figures. Your good career reputation is bringing financial dividends and opportunities. Venus in your money house shows the cooperation of friends and the current love, spouse or partner. Saturn’s move into the 3rd House shows that students below the college level need to bear down and work harder on their studies. Success will happen but only through hard work. They can’t coast. Siblings and sibling figures in your life also need to bear down. They need to take on more responsibility and get more serious about life (but not too serious). Health is good this month. Your Health Planet in your own sign (from the 9th onwards) shows a good focus on it. Good health this month is as much about “looking good” as it is about “no symptoms”. Also it shows that the state of your health dramatically impacts on your personal appearance. Plain old good health will do more for your looks than hosts of potions and lotions.

Saturn’s move out of your sign on the 21st is a major boon for you. It's good to have a serious attitude to life, but most likely you’ve overdone it. Your normal ‘Sagittarius bounce and ebullience” returns. This is going to be wonderful for the love life as well. Saturn will be in your money house for the next two and a half years. This is good for prosperity. Saturn is your Financial Planet, and in his own sign and House, he is most powerful. Sagittarius tends to be too “happy go lucky” in money matters. Its an easy come, easy go kind of attitude. But now you will be a more conservative in the financial life, less speculative, more into building wealth for the long term. On the 21st, the Sun will move into your money house and you begin a yearly financial peak. You’re in a period of maximum personal independence right now. 80% of the planets are in your sector of self. You can and should have things your way. You can and should take responsibility for your own happiness and create the conditions for it. You have the power. Later on it will be more difficult. Love is excellent but complicated. Your love planet, Mercury, is not only “out of bounds” (since November 11th) but also going retrograde on the 3rd. So, while you’re having love your way, it seems to come to you from outside your normal sphere. Important love decisions shouldn’t be made until after the 23rd. Health is excellent and getting even better. Saturn moving out of your sign will improve the health for the next two and a half years. Your Health Planet spends most of the month in your sign. Thus you are health conscious and on the case. There is a vanity component to health this month. The state of your health dramatically affects your personal appearance.

For the past two and a half years, you’ve been in a very spiritual type period. We could say you’ve been “other worldly” - exploring the invisible side of life. You’ve made much progress. Now, and for the next two and a half years, you’re going to apply this new knowledge, this new insight, to practical, everyday affairs. No more head in the clouds. You’re becoming a “super Capricorn” - sober, serious, practical and very down to earth. Saturn, the Lord of your Horoscope, moves out of your spiritual 12th House and into your 1st House on December 21st. He will be in his own sign and House - thus more powerful. Self esteem and self confidence will be strong. Management and organizational skills - always strong - will become even stronger. You only need to guard against pessimism - seeing the dark side of everything - imagining only worst case scenarios. Many of you will feel older than your years. Many of you will be thinking of old age and even planning for it. You will tend to be even more conservative than usual. In the meantime, you’re in a very spiritual kind of month - until the 21st. My feeling is that there will be a spiritual breakthrough that releases you into a more practical orientation. Finances are good this month - especially until the 21st. Earnings are happening, though a bit slower than usual (your Financial Planet is still retrograde.) Love seems status quo this month as your 7th House is empty. Only the Moon will move through there on the 5th and 6th. The Super Full Moon on the 4th (the Moon is at perigee) will be a powerful love and romantic day. The New Moon of the 18th will also be socially strong.

Though your yearly career peak is finished, the career is still active and successful. Benevolent Jupiter is granting career grace. On the 9th, Mars moves into the 10th House. This shows hyper activity in the career. You need to be more aggressive. You’re fending off competition and antagonists. Also it shows that your good communication and marketing skills are benefitting the career. A sibling or sibling figure in your life is very successful this month and seems supportive. The month head is basically happy. With your 11th House so powerful until the 21st, you’re able to pursue your loves - and come from your strength. You’re involved with friends, groups and group activities. You’re online a lot. You’re expanding your knowledge of science, technology and astrology. Health is basically good too. You can enhance it further through ankle and calf massage (always good for an Aquarius) and right diet. You’ve been in a strong spiritual period for many years now. Pluto has been in your 12th House for many years. This month, on the 21st, Saturn will move into the 12th House and stay there for the next two and a half years. Your 12th House will become the strongest in your Horoscope. You tend to be experimental in most areas of life, but in your spirituality and spiritual practice, you will be more traditional, more conservative. You will gravitate to spiritual paths that have stood the test of time - the old line ones. Also you will be more disciplined in your practice. Finances are a bit stressful until the 21st. You’re prospering but working harder for it. But after the 21st, earnings will happen much easier - and they will be larger as well. Love is happy this month.

You’re still in the midst of a yearly career peak until the 21st. Much progress and success is happening, but there are other positive career developments happening. On the 21st, Saturn will exit your 10th House (where he’s been for two and a half years) and enter the 11th House. Career will be a lot less demanding now. After two and a half years of Saturn’s influence, you’ve proved your mettle. You’ve passed your tests. A demanding boss either leaves the picture or softens considerably. You’re getting ready for the career peaks that will happen next year. Health needs more attention until the 21st, but afterwards you will feel dramatic improvement. Saturn leaving Sagittarius will have a positive impact on your health and energy. Pre-existing conditions either soften or disappear. Perhaps some new pill or therapy will get the credit, but the truth of the matter is that the planets shifted in your favor. Your Financial Planet, Mars, will enter your 9th House on the 9th. There he will be traveling near Jupiter. Thus the month ahead is prosperous. Money can come from the resolution of legal issues, from foreign companies or investments in foreign lands. Foreigners in general seem important in the financial life (and in a good way). Your Financial Planet in Scorpio is still good for tax and estate planning and for financial detox. Expand by cutting waste and redundancy. Love is complicated this month. Your love planet, Mercury, is both “out of bounds” (until the 7th) and retrograde (from the 3rd to the 23rd). You’re still in uncharted social territory (psychologically or physically) and social confidence could be stronger. You’re still (like last month) attracted to the high and mighty - to people of power and prestige - but it seems unstable. Avoid important love decisions from the 3rd to the 23rd.