The month begins and ends with Mercury and Venus traveling close together in Sagittarius and then in Capricorn after the 7th and 11th, respectively.
These two planets are friends and when they travel close together it usually bodes well for social occasions and events, so enjoy the many festivities during this holiday season.
Mercury goes retrograde on December 29th at 24° Capricorn through January 18, 2023. At least it doesn’t station with Pluto, who is moving forward through 27° of Capricorn and for that I am truly grateful!
Mars continues its retrograde journey through Gemini, covering 19° back to 9° this month.
Mars is busy, busy in Gemini with lots of activities and ideas but being retrograde, many of the projects started may not be finished for a long time. That’s just the nature of this particular Mars retrograde cycle. The urge for completion will likely occur in late February or early March but some projects may just stall out completely.
Jupiter is direct and moves from 28° Pisces to 1° Aries by December 31. I find it exciting and hopeful to begin the New Year of 2023 with Jupiter in exuberantly active Aries, many new beginnings on the horizon, folks!
Saturn continues to move forward from 19° Aquarius to 22° by the end of the month which separates it from that pesky square to Uranus that we’ve experienced since July, 2022. Uranus continues its retrograde motion at 16° Taurus and moves back to 15° of Taurus. Uranus will go direct on January 21, 2023.
Neptune goes direct on December 3 at 22° Pisces but won’t catch up to Jupiter again in this cycle. It was very rare to have those two planets conjunct in Pisces in April of 2022 as it will be another 166 years before they join together in Pisces again!
Read your rising sign and Sun sign for best information.
Aries — March 21-April 19: Mars, your ruling planet, is still retrograde through the month so you may feel slightly sluggish or unmotivated since we are in the center patch of the retrograde. Do what you can to stay active and engaged with your life and loved ones. At least Mars is trine with Saturn so there can be constructive action and the opposition from Venus is rather pleasant as well. You can pick up the ball and run with it again after January 12th. Your stellar days are the 2nd, 3rd, 29th and 30th.
Taurus — April 20-May 20: Money and finances are on your mind this month and you are struggling between being frugal and satisfying your desires. Put the desires on hold as they will always return and just dial down the cash outflow a bit. You will have many choices of things to do that don’t cost much so go with that flow for the month. Cash flow demands will ease up next month. Best days to enjoy life are the 4th, 5th and 31st.
Gemini — May 21-June 21: With Mercury and Venus together, you will be busy with many social events and might even find a potential partner. Mars is retrograde in your sign however, so you might not be in the best form to present yourself. Back off getting serious until after the new year as you will have more certainty within yourself and what you want to pursue. The PM hours of the 6th, the full Moon on the 7th and the 8th are days to shine.
Cancer — June 22-July 23: Jupiter and Neptune at the top of your chart are giving you a very positive outlook as you are living out some kind of fantasy in your public life or the circumstances around you right now. Enjoy the glow as these times are to be remembered as there are many forms of beauty in life and around you. There may be some challenges with your beliefs but go ahead and explore them so you don’t bury doubt inside anymore. Saturn in your ninth house brings in wise counsel when you need it. The 9th, 10th and AM hours of the 11th are your best days.
Leo — July 24-August 23: This is a month to shine and enjoy the glitz and glamor that’s Christmas in many areas. The decorations and lights will have a special significance for you at this time. Something about it stirs the altruistic part of you and you are generous and kind to others. Plus, it is a time for fun and celebration. There may be some tension with an old friend and you may need to give it time before approaching him again. Share your good spirits with others in the PM hours of the 11th, the 12th, and the `13th as it could be quite magical.
Virgo — August 24-September 22: You will have a lot going on this month as three planets in your solar 4th house signify lots of activity in your home. You will feel generous and happy to have such attention and positivity in the house but also may feel like you need some solitude as well. Welcome to Mars retrograde opposing Mercury; torn in two directions. It won’t last more than a week or so and then you can lighten up but still do the work that needs to be done. Enjoy the positive vibes of the 14th, 15th, and AM hours of the 16th.
Libra — September 23-October 22: Venus is with her amiable companion Mercury so the month will be rather busy but light and fun. Sounds pretty good to me! If you have any trouble it is possible that there will be some trouble with a child who has an unexpected event that changes the schedule as planned. So just keep in touch with the family to keep abreast of what is going on. In the meantime, enjoy the seasonal sensual delights, particularly in the PM hours of the 16th, the 17th and 18th.
Scorpio — October 23-November 22: Mars is retrograde all month and the normal high intensity of your energy will wane a bit, at least until the middle of January of 2023. Let that be OK, and turn your attention to the family in general, taking care to be available when needed but not in the way at other times. It’s an excellent time to enjoy the seasonal magic with your kids or other people’s children to feed your inner child. The 19th and 20th are your stellar days.
Sagittarius — November 23-December 20: With the Sun, Mercury and Venus in your sign right now, you should be experiencing some lighter energy and pleasure coming your way. Time to step into that light! Yes, the Mars retrograde in your 7th house is causing some concerns but it’s only a short-term blip with a partner that will burn itself out in mid-January. Spending time with family for Christmas should be more enjoyable than most times so partake of that good vibe as well. Stay out of squabbles with siblings and you’ll be fine. Your best days are the 21st and 22nd.
Capricorn — December 21-January 20: Some secrets may be revealed this month as three planets are in your hidden 12th house for the first half of the month and they are squaring Jupiter and Neptune. You’ll have to keep some confidences all month so just make that commitment. Watch your health all month and rest if you are tired. Sometimes we all just need to do that. In gift buying, err on the side of the practical. I know that is basically your nature but this time it will be more appreciated. Enjoy everything around you on the 23rd and 24th as they are the best days of the month for you.
Aquarius — January 21-February 19: Money comes and goes pretty quickly during this month but that’s pretty much true for almost everyone in this season. You are able to direct your energy to what pleases you and are generous with others in spite of the increased demand on the cash flow. Your ruling planet is in your solar first house so you might be feeling the effects of time and age and make a point to get the most out of your experiences at this time. The vibes on the 25th and 26th are very favorable to you.
Pisces — February 20-March 20: There is a very favorable vibe around you this month with Jupiter and Neptune still close enough together to soften the vibe to magical. Yes, that duo is squared by Venus and Mercury but how hard can that be, sounds more like the potential for over indulgence to me but you be the judge. It would be a great time to return to a watery vacation spot you’ve been to before if you need a vacation. Best time to be there is either the 1st, or the 27th or 28th.
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December 2022 Monthly Horoscopes