MONTH OF December
House party, anyone? The Sagittarius Sun heats up your social and expressive third house until December 21, putting you in the mood for good company and conversation. But the urge to nest becomes a predominant calling as the decade draws to a close. All month, a buildup of Capricorn cosmic forces—including the long-awaited arrival of Jupiter plus a solar eclipse—will gather in your fourth house of home, family and foundations. Your interior life will be a focal point this month and in the year ahead, which can be a beautiful time to get emotionally anchored. Imagine having a true sense of being “at home” in the world and in your own skin, one that’s not dependent on others’ validation. Talk about healing!
The main event occurs when Jupiter, the planet of luck and growth, swings into Capricorn on December 2 for just over a year, staying until December 19, 2020. After spending all of 2019 in Sagittarius and your social third, house, Jupiter will now nestle into your domestic zone, putting the spotlight on home and family. It’ll be joined by structured Saturn and transformational Pluto, which could catalyze major growth in the most personal spheres of your life.
Thinking of buying a home, moving or expanding your brood? All of these are possibilities for Libra in the coming 12 months. With globetrotting Jupiter at the helm, you might even relocate somewhere quite far from your current base. Investing in a vacation property or Airbnb-ing your place so you can travel may also be appealing now. Libras of the childbearing set could find themselves getting a bout of baby fever. Since the fourth house rules female relatives in particular, your mother, a child or a female-identified person in your close circle may take a central role this year. Your relationship might endure a few growing pains as it evolves.
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. For you, Libra, that might mean getting more in tune with your feelings in the coming year. A softer and more sensitive side of you could emerge!
On December 15, Jupiter makes a galvanizing trine to spontaneous Uranus, which is in Taurus and your eighth house of intimacy and power. You could get a sudden offer to buy or sell real estate or to invest in something that involves property or consider a business venture with a (trustworthy) family member. Perhaps you’ll receive a loan or inheritance from someone in your clan. With both of these liberated planets in your emotional and sensual zones, the desire to connect on a deeper level might spark up out of the blue. You could meet a soulmate type near this date, or just watch your emotional armor fall away, ready or not.
Who needs to be secretive anyway? Instead of worrying about saying the wrong thing or offending people with your honesty, just say it! You’ll get a taste of that magic at the December 12 Gemini full moon, which illuminates your outspoken ninth house. Just take off the filters and speak authentically. What a relief!
That said, you DO need to speak responsibly—which means no blaming, shaming or making others wrong. The full moon will be at odds with hazy Neptune, suggesting that someone could take your transparency the wrong way. Offer a little background context before you launch into a diatribe. Be compassionate and kind, even (especially!) when you’re being direct. Assume others are doing the best they can and give the benefit of the doubt. The next day (December 13), Neptune forms a supportive trine to Mars in your Scorpio and your grounded second house. This might be a better day to clarify your intentions. If you need to talk about money or work or to delegate responsibilities, you’ll be able to do so more smoothly now.
The Capricorn extravaganza really kicks in on December 21, when the Sun strides in and activates your cozy fourth house for a month. The sequins and bodycon dresses might move to the back of the closet, fleece to the front. It’s time for some holiday hibernation! Well, within reason: Being a Libra about town is your birthright, and this festive season doubles as a kind of Astrological Fashion Week for you. Still, you’ll be ready to sink into a plush robe and hide under the covers with a book or a chilled eye mask after you fulfill all your air-kissing social duties!
On Christmas Day, the moon is hanging out in Sagittarius, so break out the board games or slip off to make the rounds and visit friends, loved ones or favorite local watering holes. 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.
The eclipse is an intense portal for your emotions and personal life. You’re being pushed to feel more deeply; to connect from the heart and allow yourself to get deeply invested in your bonds. That can be scary, Libra! But the alternative—feeling isolated—isn’t exactly appealing anymore either. The beauty of this game-changing eclipse? As you peel away the layers and allow yourself to connect, you’ll discover just how much other people really DO have your back. Considering a move to a new address or town? The eclipse could bring an unexpected opportunity to relocate or buy a home. Stay open! The December 27 Sun-Jupiter conjunction—consided the luckiest day of the year by man y astrologers—could reveal that dream address or, for Libras of the parenting set, pregnancy news. Can you say “baby New Year”?
The year closes out with Capricorn in heavy rotation—the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn AND Pluto are all here—which might make a house party or a cozy private gathering your ideal way to usher in 2020. With the moon and soul-stirring Neptune both in Pisces and your healthy sixth house, you might opt to skip the champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Munch on a crudite platter and mocktails—or head to a candlelight yoga class where you can ring in 2020 in savasana. Being surrounded by your loved ones could be an especially sweet way to end 2019. Take a moment to appreciate those bonds and let your supportive folks know just how much they mean to you.
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Bring on the holly-jollies! For much of the month (until December 20), your cosmic ruler, amorous Venus, is nestled in earthy Capricorn and your domestic quarters, making the holiday season extra cozy and comfy. For Libras who enjoy entertaining, December is perfect for house parties, family gatherings and reunions with dear old friends. New couples might have a little trepidation about meeting each other’s families, but don’t let that stop you. During this Venus cycle, bonding will most likely ensue! Whether you live together or on your own, this is an appropriate time to redecorate your home, perhaps with the intention to make it more hospitable to you as a couple. One thing to NOT succumb to is the pressure to jump into or intensify a relationship. Only you know what’s in your heart, Libra, so don’t push either of you to commit before you’re both 100 percent ready.
Your energy levels won’t be flagging on ANY fronts, not with energetic Mars racing through passionate Scorpio and your sensual second house all month. From upscale holiday dates and partygoing to luxurious gift-gifting, you’ll go all in on everything you turn your attention to now. Stay alert though: Couples may argue about money or feel the weightiness of work deadlines cutting into your precious personal time. You could be logging such late hours that when you get finally get home, you utterly crash.
This festive season comes but once a year, and it’s up to you to set limits and prioritize quality time over being a worker bee. If you must burn the midnight oil, make sure you’ve extinguished it by December 20, when Venus enters Aquarius and your fifth house and romance. Effective immediately, fun with your favorite people supersedes everything. Don’t book too many fireside chats (or cuddling-on the-couch sessions) because you’re going to want to dress up and hit the town for the rest of the decade!
December 11: Venus-Saturn meetup
Under this mashup of the love planet and structured Saturn, you could reach an emotional turning point. Are you suddenly craving children? More space—or more commitment? Don’t keep these feelings to yourself!
MONEY & CAREER:
Could home be your new headquarters? On December 2, lucky and enterprising Jupiter starts a 12-month visit to Capricorn, joining businesslike Saturn and power-player Pluto in your domestic fourth house. If there was ever a time to kick off a cottage industry or open that Etsy shop, this is it! But even if you love your day job, a couple of remote-office days (no commute, thanks!) or a makeover of your home office could keep things fresh.
In the coming months, keep your Spidey senses tuned to a possible real estate investment, possibly a rental property or a place you could Airbnb for extra cash. A family member might even become your new business partner. This idea is especially energized by the rare Jupiter-Uranus trine on December 15, a day when said relative might chip in or invest. The December 26 Capricorn solar eclipse could also bring a surprising new development involving home or family. Perhaps you’ll get an opportunity to relocate for work, or a family member could give advice that makes you think differently about your whole career trajectory.
Pro tip: Keep a handle on that holiday spending, Libra. With aggravator Mars in Scorpio in your money house until January 3, Christmas shopping could rack up the bills if you’re not careful. Work can be demanding with long hours and short deadlines—not exactly conveniently timed. Temper your people-pleasing instincts so you don’t end up saddled with O.P.P. (other people’s projects) while they dash off to make merry.
One of the best days for festivities—and networking—arrives at the December 12 Gemini full moon. RSVP yes to any industry events near this date and don’t be afraid to sparkle! (Time to pull out that sequined jewel-toned scarf…or whatever your preferred bling may be.) Got a virtual project to launch? With la luna’s beams brightening your tech sector, put yourself out there on the interwebs or make a big ask online. You never know who in your social stratosphere could have exactly what you need!
December 8: Sun-Neptune square
You could go either way with a business proposition today, but don’t allow yourself to get
talked into anything you’re not 100 percent down with. Under the influence of foggy Neptune, you might be a little too open-minded. Hit pause and deeply consider this. If you truly can’t make the decision, table it for another day.
Love Days: 29, 6
Money Days:13, 22
Luck Days: 11, 20
Off Days: 18, 9