Feasting and fussing will be part of the fun for the foreseeable future. After all, the sun will celebrate in the gregarious sign of Sagittarius for most of the month! After winter’s official arrival on the 21st, people will buckle down and get somewhat more somber. That’s advisable, as we’ll all have to be watching for Mercury retrograde-type trickery from the 12th, all the way till the moment 2024 rings in.
To see how these energies will resonate with your astrology chart, read on below.
Remember: if you know what your ascending sign is, read for that one. If you don’t know, read for your birthday sign…or find out what your rising sign is from a professional astrologer. Una happens to have one right here! Judi will be available in the store for astrology and tarot readings on December 29. What a great way to find out what’s up for you in the new year!
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
You might feel torn between big happenings at work and your desires to get away from it all. To make sure you don’t suffer big time career FOMO, make travel plans early, but don’t depart until later in the month. By then, you’ll be so juiced about good news at work, you won’t mind those highway and airport delays.
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
Don’t be surprised if you can’t resist standing under the mistletoe, waiting for a sweet set of lips to kiss. You’re feeling especially sexy and romantic, and the new moon on the 12th will inspire you to get ascloseasthis with a cuddly partner. In between trysts, Mercury’s retrograde will ask you to investigate an issue that playfully piques your curiosity.
GEMINI (May 21-July 20)
You’re willing to take the bait relationship-wise, but you’re not ready to go for a partner’s ideas hook, line, and sinker. Explore your need for more time to yourself, and book a spa day during the last days of the month. Venus will move into Sagittarius on the 29th, and you could be almost ready to make a big commitment. Keep stalling till after New Year’s Day.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
This is a time of year when you get to focus on some of your favorite things, but don’t count on spending each and every day schmoozing with family and friends, or being at home much. You may have to deal with a minor health issue - a toothache? - a tiny cold? - that reminds you how important it is to take care for your health. You’ll still have lots of fun, and it’ll all clear up by the time 2024 dawns.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22)
There will be more revelry than even you can handle this month, so be discerning when you fill up that social calendar. Whether you’re a parent or not, being around children will warm your heart, especially when the new moon ignites your imagination around the 12th. Mercury’s retrograde might frustrate any plans you have to throw a party of your own. Be meticulous, yet flexible. It’s always a wise balance.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sep 22)
Feeling nostalgic these days? That’s no surprise. There’s a lot of energy pushing you to remember the good old days, and to unite with long-time friends and family. Seasonal celebrations could get somewhat tripped up after Mercury’s retrograde period begins. Expect delayed arrivals, and maybe even some holdovers in your guest room. But why would you worry? You’re always prepared for every possible contingency.
LIBRA (Sep 23-Oct 22)
If you’re deliberating about where to go on a holiday trip, think about how nice it would be to just stick close to home. Another option is to take off before the 12th, when Mercury’s retrograde period begins. While you’re not terribly decisive, once you make a choice, it’s best to avoid any delays that would complicate your plans. A surprise visitor could light up the night on the 29th.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
You may not be feeling as festive as you normally do at this time of year , and that’s okay. Concerns about sibling-type relationships could color your plans, but there’s an easy solution. Let Mercury inspire you to speak your truth, even if it means unearthing a long-forgotten disagreement. Once it’s settled, everyone wil fell much better.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-Dec 21)
You might have to put “sleep” on your schedule this month. There’s so much to celebrate, and you always like to be part of the feasts and fun that take place at this time of year - not to mention those held in honor of your birthday! The new moon on the 12th will encourage you to re-energize and treat yourself well. Somehow, you’ll figure out when it’s time to say “good night,” and refuel for the next party.
CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20)
That “wait and see” attitude of yours will serve you well during these hectic times. However, it won’t hurt to don your party duds and get out there with the rest of the revelers. Mercury’s retrograde period, which begins on the same day as the new moon on the 12th, will push you back into those sweet memories from long ago.
AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb 20)
Something special could happen at work this month, and you’ll be on the receiving end of a lot of love. You thrive on doing what’s best for all those around you. Venus will give you a chance to make your work a thing of beauty. The Mercury retrograde period that begins on the 12th could re-connect you with a community-oriented project that lets you give as well as receive.
PISCES (Feb 21-March 20)
You’re making an impression on people these days, and even though this isn’t your biggest priority, it’s a well-earned prize. Savor the attention, and don’t be afraid to ask for or receive additional compensation for your achievements. Gatherings with groups of friends might be more satisfying than family fun for now. Enjoy this time of celebration, and keep brining your light to the world.