Home & Family
Your ruling planet Venus is in Capricorn all month, your home and family sector. Venus will be joined by talk planet Mercury in Capricorn from the 13th and the Sun from the 21st, the day of the Solstice. Therefore, it’s an important month to reach out and connect with loved ones.
You may put your house on the market, arrange a get-together with family or start something that marks a new chapter at home. Venus rules beauty so you may be repainting your kitchen cupboards or be buying beautiful items for your home.
Yet, this month is special because your planet Venus turns retrograde on the 19th. Plus, Venus switches direction close to Pluto, the planet of transformation. There are two Venus-Pluto conjunctions on the 11th & 25th. You may have lost a family member this year and this will be the first Christmas without them. Pluto takes you into the unknown, dark places.
This could feel intense for you. Perhaps, old emotions rise to the surface or someone from your past reappears. You may be determined to do things differently this festive season, especially if you’re not the same person you were one year ago.
Look at what’s coming to an end. There could be a specific reason why you decide to drop everything to be there for someone close. Venus’ retrograde phase lasts from December 19th to January 29, 2022. What’s changing or shifting in these key areas of your life? Why do you feel pulled back towards the past? What are you ready to release or let go of? You could be clearing out the attic or be returning to past memories.
If there’s someone in your family or your past you really want to reach out to, the 29th is ideal when talk planet Mercury comes together with your ruling planet Venus.
Venus in Capricorn dominates your astrology this month. Yet, there’s a lot going on in fire sign Sagittarius throughout December. Mercury is here until the 13th and the Sun until the 21st. Plus, action planet Mars picks up the baton in Sagittarius from the 13th until January 24, 2022.
This month, there’s also a New Moon Solar Eclipse on the 4th. This is the final eclipse in a cycle which began in June 2020 cutting across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis of the zodiac. This eclipse cycle completes on this month’s Full Moon on the 19th.
Sagittarius rules the sector of your horoscope linked to education, communication, travel and study. It’s where you expand your horizons, dream big and increase your knowledge and life experience.
Travel could be more than just a holiday with big plans afoot. You might bump into someone who opens up new possibilities in your life. Or, you end up somewhere that proves to be serendipitous, being in the right place at the right time.
Eclipses often coincide with the unexpected. Therefore, it’s important to remain flexible and give yourself extra time if you’re travelling. Sometimes, it’s the unexpected journey or diversion that proves most meaningful.
Also, notice the conversations you have on or around the 4th, as events that transpire could prove transformational or life-changing. Big planet Jupiter connects with Mercury and the Sun in Sagittarius on the 11th & 20th. This are potentially lucky dates for you when fate may step in and move you in a new direction.
Say yes to life, embrace fun, socialising and playful activities. Give in to romance or widen your social circle to meet someone new. Your partner planet Mars also enters Sagittarius on the 13th. There could be some new encounters that reawaken your curiosity and bring you closer to people in your community.
Jupiter Enters Pisces
Finally, the big astrology this month involves big planet Jupiter on the move. On the 29th, Jupiter leaves air sign Aquarius and enters water sign Pisces. Jupiter remains here until May 10, 2022. Plus, Jupiter’s already been in Pisces from May 13 to July 28, 2021. Think back to that period in the year and what stood out for you.
Jupiter is the planet of luck and opportunity. It has an expansive and boundless quality that taps into your desire to escape everyday reality and experience more bliss in your life.
Jupiter in Pisces influences your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. This could give you an extra boost and some much-needed get-up-and-go. You may find the ideal job that frees up your time or fall in love with volunteering. Or, perhaps you decide to take part in new activities and develop daily habits which boost your health and well-being.
Take notice of the opportunities that come your way this month. Play your cards right and your work, health and routine could soon be zinging with life and vitality.
Venus Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts
- Venus is retrograde from December 19, 2021 to January 29, 2022
- Traditionally, it’s not the best time to marry, invest or have cosmetic surgery when Venus the planet that rules love, money & beauty switches direction.
- Put off major love & money decisions until Venus turns direct late January.
- Use this Venus retrograde phase to wait, be patient, consider your love or money options, go into couples therapy, learn more about yourself and what you want when it comes to love & relationships.