‘Tis the season to be merry, jolly and grateful! After a busy few weeks behind us with Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially over and out, we’re ready to get festive for the holiday season. This month we’ll be transitioning from Sagittarius into Capricorn, and overall ending the year that’s been filled with overlapping retrogrades, summer eclipses and full moons. Speaking of moons, there’s a new one coming up on December 7th, and a full moon on the 22nd. Mercury is still in retrograde since mid-November and will be going back direct on the 6th, helping you get some insight into your relationships. 2018 has been a busy year to say the least, and it will remain like that until the very last day.
Other than that, it’s looking to be a winter of bliss, open conversations, busy nights hopping from one Christmas dinner to another, just make sure not to forget your Secret Santa gifts!
But before we divulge any more predictions, keep scrolling to find out what December has in store for you, the surprises you might encounter, and more!
November 22nd – December 21st
Happy birthday dear Sags! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to celebrate you – starting with a new moon this Friday on the 7th, and Mercury going direct on the 6th. Your optimism knows no bounds, but make sure to follow to your intuition in the first half of the month. Stay zen until then, and after that we want you to follow your dreams and wishes, what better time than Christmas to do that? There’s a Cold Moon on the 22nd which will bring you some closure in the finance department, right on time before 2019 rings in. Speaking of 2019, make plans for New Year’s Eve as you’ll never know who you might meet!
December 22nd – January 19th
While you wait for your birthday month to start, take that time off to reflect on the year that just passed. Take a close look at who you’ve surrounded yourself with, whom you’ve grown closer to, and perhaps it’s time to hit a social refresh?! If this sounds like a difficult thing to do this time a year, don’t worry – Mercury going direct will give you the push you need. After the new moon on the 7th, use that time to get most things at work done before you’re off on Christmas break, and make sure to squeeze in some self-care time before your celebrations get started.
January 20th – February 18th
It might be the holiday season, but this month is all about career fellow Aquarius! While you might think that it isn’t the ideal moment to talk let alone think about raises and promotions, there’s no harm in brainstorming your options and getting them ready for January. Make sure to get any big assignments done, and think big when planning your next move. You might get thrown off course when the Cold Moon comes around on the 22nd, but don’t let your dreams shrink and get as much from your to-do list checked before the new year.
February 19th – March 20th
December might get you to a rough start with Mercury going direct and making your life a tiny bit more messy than usual. But don’t worry, the new moon swoops in on December 7th to calm your nerves and give you some good news in the career department. You’ll spend the next few weeks thinking about what 2019 has in store for you and mentally setting some goals early on. Romance-wise, if you’ve been dating you’ll know whether it’s here to stay or go, on the 22nd right when the Cold Moon comes around.
March 21st – April 19th
Has it ever crossed your mind that you might be taking the safe and secure route as opposed to a more risky and adventurous one? If that’s the case, the next few weeks will make you rethink your position and perhaps lead you on a new path. Be ready to show your creative side at the beginning of the month as the new moon comes around on the 7th. Speaking of moons, the full moon on December 22nd won’t be as tumultuous as per usual and will send you home packing for some much-need family time.
April 20th – May 20th
Things are looking pretty smooth sailing for your dear Taurus. You’ll experience some mild tension and stress at the beginning of the month with the new moon and Mercury going direct, but nothing to throw you off course. When Capricorn season starts on December 21st, you’ll be ready to hit the road and make your destination on time for Christmas celebrations. There’s a chance you’ll encounter some confusion and passionate moments in the romance department, but nothing that won’t get solved with family time and reconnecting with some old friends.
May 21st – June 20th
The motto this month is work hard and play hard, Geminis! You’re busy getting in those last meetings before everyone goes MIA, and making sure to hit your deadlines before the year ends. Mercury going direct helps you stay focused on your 2019 goals, and the new moon on December 7th will add some excitement to your love life. Just don’t forget to make plans for New Year’s Eve, you deserve it and there’s no better time to catch up with old and new friends, or perhaps meet a new flame.
June 21st – July 22nd
You’ll start off making decisions in the romance department, which like it or not is the only way to seek clarity and get a head start to the new year. Following that, you’ll be ready to use your emotions and passion to deal with some last-minute errands and get ready for your upcoming holiday. Don’t be thrown off by the cold moon on the 21st which might incite your inner independent woman to make a comeback; it’s important to spend time with yourself, as much as it is with friends and significant others. Overall, you’ll get a much clearer picture of what 2019 holds for you, and who doesn’t want that?
July 23rd – August 22nd
If you’re not out looking for someone to cozy up with since this season has officially been dubbed cuffing season, then you’re most likely spending your time at work getting sh*t done and planning your holidays, while simultaneously making sure you’re not forgetting anyone’s Christmas gifts. However, sometimes you just gotta cut yourself some slack and go out – perhaps you’ll meet someone over mulled wine or an unexpected acquaintance might turn out to be more than just that? Whichever it us, stop nesting and start living.
August 23rd – September 22nd
Communication is key dear Virgo, so while we know you like to be detail-oriented and spot the flaws before it gets too late, use this month to be more clear about your intentions and don’t sweat the small stuff. No one likes misunderstandings more than you do, and the holiday season sure isn’t the ideal time. In the love department, things might be developing if you’re in a relationship and thinking of taking it a step further – stay guarded but let yourself live too. 2019 is looking to be a great year so use the break to relax and enjoy the company.
September 23rd – October 22nd
Do you sometimes feel as if what you’re doing might not be enough? Do you go the extra mile to get things done? If you’re feeling like you could use an extra push, don’t wait for the new year and motivate yourself to push further right now. When Mercury goes direct on the 7th, you’ll have a clearer idea on what to work towards, and gain a better perspective on how to be more resourceful. There’s a chance you may or may not be busy with work right up until the very last minute, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to impress the boss. Don’t worry, time to relax will come eventually!
October 23rd – November 21st
Scorpio, you’re one of the most passionate and intense signs of the zodiac, which means it’s no surprise that Mercury going direct and the new moon will swing you off into a new direction. Thinking of switching up your holiday plans or looking for a new job in the new year? Why not, use this confidence boost to reach and aim higher, there’s no point in waiting for the new year to make things happen. If you feel like no one really gets you, don’t fret as people will come along when the time is right. When Capricorn surges on the 21st, it might be time to woo that one person that’s been on your mind all this time and prepare for the holidays.
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