MONTH OF December
Can you combine work and play? Find a way! Until December 2, the Sagittarius Sun is heating up your pleasure-loving and romantic fifth house, making you the festive heartbeat of every gathering. But before you knock back another hot toddy or dip yourself in body glitter, wait! A profusion of planets in Capricorn (including Jupiter’s arrival and a solar eclipse) kicks up its heels in your health-conscious, get-‘er-done sixth house. Try the eggnog made with almond milk, and make sure to eat a proper dinner and hydrate before circulating through the cocktail party scene. Keep those workouts on your calendar too. (If your Fitbit says power-shopping for gifts equals #AllTheSteps, we’re not here to argue.)
The main event occurs when Jupiter, the planet of luck and growth, marches into Capricorn on December 2 for just over a year, staying until December 19, 2020. Get ready to turn your life into a well-oiled machine! With Jupiter in your sixth house of wellness and organization, it’s time to blow the whistle on excess. Prioritize, Leo! Get ready to delegate instead of DIY-ing. Your big ideas need (and deserve) a plan in order to thrive. As Jupiter joins structured Saturn and transformational Pluto, both in Capricorn, the call to make that map BEFORE you jump in gets even stronger as 2020 dawns.
Last year, when Jupiter was in Sagittarius and your fifth house of passion and play, life was all about rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty. Now, it’s time to be less experimental and start following a master plan. A very different vibe indeed—but as a “fixed” sign, you like a certain amount of order and routine. In fact, you may embrace it. Exciting as 2019 was, it was also exhausting!
Jupiter takes about 12 years to complete a trip around the zodiac and return to each sign (it was last here from December 19, 2007, to January 5, 2009). In Capricorn, Jupiter is said to be in “fall,” or its least comfortable position. It makes sense: Jupiter rules expansion and abundance while cautious Capricorn sets up boundaries and limits. But once they settle their fundamental differences, these two forces can work well together, helping you take calculated risks and aim your ambitious arrows at achievable targets.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, so take note: This is a year when you can actually have “too much of a good thing,” even the healthy stuff. “Everything in moderation” is your new mantra. This could be an amazing 12 months for finding a new workout and eating plan. However, you may also have a lot of stressful responsibilities, and managing your time will be crucial. Make sure Team Leo is there to support you! With Jupiter shining its spotlight on your health sector, you may get doctor’s orders to make a lifestyle change. A nagging medical issue could finally get treated and resolved when you shift gears.
Is your work taking a toll on you—or just not supplying the satisfaction you crave? On December 15, Jupiter will form a potent trine to radical Uranus in Taurus and your career sector. You might suddenly feel called to abandon one professional path or pursue work that makes a difference. With techie Uranus here, that might involve a digital or online component or perhaps a startup with a socially conscious twist. This is a rare but brief cosmic connection, Leo, so consider that before you go on an “extreme life makeover” spree here. Getting some training or implementing a new technology solution could bring ease and efficiency to your life.
Put the word out to your network on December 12 as the year’s only Gemini full moon illuminates your eleventh house of teamwork and technology. Crowdsourcing can lead you to a breakthrough. No need to go it alone! If you’re launching a big collaboration, this is the perfect day to make a splash before the decade closes. An intimate event, even a house party, could be a great way to roll out a VIP launch on December 13, when motivator Mars and enchanting Neptune also form a lovely trine in the most personal zones of your chart. This might also be a day for deep emotional bonding and (for Leos of this demographic) babymaking!
The Capricorn extravaganza really kicks in on December 21, when the Sun enters this sign and activates your healthy, organized sixth house for a month. The festive and decadent spirit of Sagittarius season shifts into one that’s more service-oriented and is ideal for doing holiday volunteer work and staying cool in the presence of larger-than-life personalities that might be coming together now.
Your time off could also be extremely fruitful! On Christmas Day, the moon is hanging out in Sagittarius, so there WILL be a nice chunk of time for merriment and fun. But the next day (December 26), the decade’s final (solar) eclipse arrives along with the Capricorn new moon. This one is an annular eclipse, also known as a “ring of fire” for the flaming outline of the Sun that appears behind the moon’s passing shadow. Symbolically, this could shine a light on some of your own “shadow” habits that are blocking your life force energy. With this eclipse hitting your wellness sector, there’s a potent opportunity to break out of a self-sabotaging pattern and get free!
The next day, December 27, is considered by many astrologers to be the luckiest day of the year as the life-giving Sun and boundless Jupiter make their once-a-year conjunction (meetup). If you’re looking to make a lifestyle change, hire some help or get traction on a project before the calendar turns, today is perfect. This energizing of your tidy sixth house could inspire you to take a vacation day for a major decluttering project—one that will free up energetic space for abundance to pour in. What are you holding onto and why? Summon the courage to let it go and restore the flow.
On New Year’s Eve, the Capricorn-heavy rotation continues above, with communicator Mercury now in the mix along with the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Your 2020 resolutions might be color-coded and filed in a special tabbed spreadsheet or organized neatly in an app like Evernote with alerts all set up. (And if they’re not, Leo, um…it’s totally okay!) Although your sign never met a holiday party you wouldn’t go to for at LEAST an hour, this year’s plans might be more low-key and private. The moon and spiritual Neptune are both in Pisces and your transformational eighth house. Coupled with all the Capricorn-driven healthy energy, you might ring in the decade with a candlelight yoga and meditation event or (#dreams) at a private retreat center with raw vegan treats and non-alcoholic beverages. Ahh, so restorative!
Not feeling the teetotaling vibes? Maybe you’ll book a few early hours of volunteer work before you slip on your sequins and hit the town. Do something grounding and be sure to fuel up with a healthy dinner if you plan to stay out late. With the moon and Neptune entwined in this sexy sector, you could be up late having all kinds of escapades. Under these mysterious and sensual stars, who knows where the night will lead you!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
This month is about giving your love life some TLC and attending to its wellbeing (and yours!). With Venus in your salubrious sixth house of service and self-care, you might feel inspired to turn inward and nurture your inner life, but no one says you can’t have company while you do that! You and your S.O. might be motivated to be each other’s support or accountability buddy when it comes to eating healthfully and getting regular exercise. Mutual self-improvement is a positive thing—as long as you don’t veer into nitpicking or criticizing.
Venus in this wellness-minded sector can spur you to do volunteer or holiday service work, and doing that with a partner can draw you closer. (It’s also a great way for single Lions to meet a big-hearted potential mate.) Pets are ruled by this realm, and a cuddly new animal companion could be the perfect holiday gift.
Meanwhile, with passionate Mars ziplining through Scorpio and your domestic quarters, home is where the heat is, so add some sensual ambience to all your rooms with candles, aromatherapy diffusers or live plants. The red planet can ratchet up pressure as much as lust, so watch for tension with family or houseguests who don’t know the “three-day rule.” When you’ve reached the end of your generosity rope, help them find a suitable Airbnb…or ship ‘em off to a hotel. And should anyone dare to opine on your love life or press you to “bring someone home for the holidays,” remember these two words: firm boundaries!
On December 20, Venus relocates to Aquarius and your partnership realm, turning up the heat on a simmering “situationship” or, if you’re pretty solid, setting the stage for a holiday proposal or other officializing moment. The rest of the year has LTR written all over it, so don’t roll your eyes at the notion of meeting someone special now. Stay open throughout the holidays and as the calendar turns. Venus the attractor is magnetizing prospects who are also seeking a real commitment.
December 11: Venus-Saturn meetup
Stability is sexy as the planet of structure (Saturn) embraces the goddess of love (Venus). Being there for each other is the best aphrodisiac now! With this mashup falling in your house of devotion and service, show how much you care by prioritizing your partner’s needs or doing something you know will make their day. Single? You could meet someone through healthy pursuits or volunteer work.
MONEY & CAREER:
Back to basics? As the year draws to a close, you’re moving in a productive and disciplined new direction. On December 2, Jupiter will wrap a 12-month visit to Sagittarius and your buzzworthy, passionate fifth house, settling into Capricorn and your analytical, get-‘er-done sixth house until December 19, 2020.
While it might sound like a buzzkill, the truth is 2019 was a LOT to take in. You had exciting moments and (hopefully) lots of fun, but you may not feel as though you’ve gotten the kind of traction you want. Now, as Jupiter visits this orderly and systematic sector (joining structured Saturn and transformational Pluto), you can find the adventure in the mundane and put the important pieces in place for your ascent! On December 26, a Capricorn solar eclipse arrives to show you the map. Since the sixth house rules helpful people, you might discover a rockstar assistant or service provider who helps run the Leo lair like a tight ship.
Are the right players in place on Team Leo? On December 12, the Gemini full moon illuminates your eleventh house of groups and technology. Start your outreach for an ideal candidate or, if you’re job hunting, put the word out to your network. It’s highly likely that your next big opportunity will come through someone already in your orbit. Now’s the time to tap the superconnectors in your orbit and see who’s within a couple degrees of separation. Start with who you know!
Last mission for the decade: Make sure everything (and everyone) at Chateau Leo is supporting your goals. With energizer Mars in Scorpio and your domestic fourth house from November 19 to January 3, there could be both excitement and friction under your roof. You might be searching for a new address or roommate or revamping your space. A revolving door of holiday guests could add stress, so put them to work—or send ‘em to an Airbnb if need be. Don’t utter a guilt-ridden “yes” if someone asks to crash at your pad, especially a high-maintenance person. You’ve got stuff to do and things to launch—interruptions will create more tension than usual now. Start practicing healthy boundaries. The ability to say a clear no is a skill worth cultivating for 2020 and beyond.
December 8: Sun-Neptune square
Flattery will get them everywhere with our today, so don’t take the bait! Your proud sign is a sucker for praise, but that doesn’t mean you should be gullible. Today’s hazy skies could bring a masterful conniver who knows exactly how to play you by attempting to worm their way into places they don’t belong.
Love Days: 24, 29
Money Days: 9, 18
Luck Days: 6, 15
Off Days: 13, 26, 4