December Horoscope for Aquarius
(January 20th – February 18th)
A friend from the past may appear out of the blue and you’ll realize just how much you’ve grown and changed. Fantasies are high, but on December 20th Saturn moves into your 12th house and your feet get planted in reality. No more pulling the wool over your eyes. With Jupiter in your 10th house, opportunity surrounds you in regards to your career.
Aquarians are different. You may have noticed they have a strange sense of humor. They often prefer to be alone and they’re not interested in what you’re doing or wearing -- unless it’s to make sure they don’t buy or do the same thing. They are born eager to express their originality. As the next to the last sign of the zodiac, the mission is to be your best self and leave your mark on the world in a way no one else can. This is not an easy journey. Everyone will try and put you into a box. They’ll want you to think and act the way they do and if you acquiesce, then you will lose your sense of self, which is your power and destiny. To stand apart and feel good about it means you have accepted yourself. The reward of being you is a sense of wholeness. You don’t need the approval of others to advance. Your love of people makes you popular and your energy has the power to change a room. When you stand in your truth you encourage others to do the same. Now that’s a great gift that keeps on giving.
The Full Moon on the 3rd occurs in your 5th and 11th houses. It’s time to balance your love of pleasure, fun and a good time with your mission to serve others. You are always willing to fight injustice and to help others stand on their own two feet. If you have any humanitarian projects now, they will get attention. If you’re not into groups, then you change the world one lost soul at a time. Your challenge is to know your passion and how much you can give, so others don’t take advantage. Value what you do then others will too.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 3rd and direct on the 23rd. It is happening in your 11th house of friends. Don’t be surprised if you hear from someone from your past. A phone call, an email – retrogrades bring in those we’ve lost touch with. It also makes communication and appointments difficult. With Mercury conjunct Saturn for the first week your life may have a serious tone. It’s all about paying attention to reality and not allowing yourself to get lost in illusions or expectations. Try not to sign any contracts during the retrograde; you won’t have all the information so it’s hard to make a wise decision. However, if you have to -- don’t be afraid to seal the deal – everything will turn out just the way it was meant to.
On December 20th Saturn leaves Sagittarius where it has been for two and a half years. It’s new home is Capricorn, the ruler of your 12th house. It’s time for all Aquarians to keep their feet on the ground and prepare for success in a practical and logical way. When you move forward with a strong Saturn, and you’re not in a hurry, you ensure your success. Saturn forces one to see the details, all the little things that can grow into big problems. If you pay attention as you go, when you arrive within reach of the prize – it won’t elude you. In a little over two years, Saturn will cross your Ascendant. This is a powerful new beginning. If you’ve learned how to put yourself first when necessary, then the power that will be given you won’t be wasted. Some of you are driven to change the world and that change will only occur when you have the strength to do what has to be done -- first in your own life, then for others. Your mission is to work effectively with power. That requires good boundaries and Saturn will help you set them.
Relationships should be good this month, but you may not enjoy them the way you want to. With Mars opposite Uranus, the first nine days keep you frustrated and even angry. This energy can affect everything you do. To resolve an issue, identify the problem and be clear on your position. Once again it will be the boundaries you set that help you stay strong. Anger never resolves anything, but strength in your convictions do. Your partner may not be on the same page, but that doesn’t mean you should give up your position. You don’t have to agree on everything, but it is good to understand each other and give support. If you’re single, you may find yourself the hero in someone else’s crisis. Not always the best way to enter a relationship or to move it forward – unless that’s your fantasy. You’re going through a lot of changes, so allow the new you to emerge before you make any commitments.
An on-going challenge for Aquarian’s is idealism – you’re a sign that believes anything is possible. You also feel that love can solve anything. Well, it can, if others accept that love, but you’re not in charge of that. With Neptune in trine to Jupiter your ability to distort reality is powerful. Use this aspect to fortify your imagination not to determine what is possible. Stop living the lives of others and use your intuition for yourself. Pay attention to your own dreams and others will learn from your example faster than your words. This is the holiday month when fantasies are high, so have a joyous holiday and a Happy New Year.