December Horoscope for Capricorn
(December 22nd – January 19th)
Your challenge is to balance work with play, an issue that will require your attention for the rest of your life. This month you’re given insight into your patterns and how you throw this balance off. Be prepared to use less effort to have control. You’re learning how to streamline your life. With Mercury Retrograde you’ll have to deal with unresolved issues from your past.
Capricorn is all about power, personal power. If you’ve mistakenly seen it as a quest to rule the world, then you may have to adjust your goals. The key to a Capricorn’s specialness is their access to both their inner world of instincts, and a consciousness of social demands and rules. Gifted with the skills to bridge these two worlds into one, they do so by going beyond exterior differences and seeing every person as a reflection of their soul. Once they know their own purpose and they’re comfortable operating from their heart, they navigate these difficult waters with ease. It’s all about one sure foot at a time. Don’t get ahead of yourself, but do keep moving. When you commit to a slow but steady pace you to keep your center, stay connected and make wise decisions as you advance.
With the Full Moon on the 3rd in you 10th and 4th houses it’s all about home vs. career. The good news is you may have some rewards coming your way. Perhaps you will get some media attention, or your boss will sing your praise. It’s time to be recognized, but it’s also a challenge to improve your life\work balance. You need to give equal time to your personal and business needs. Know you can’t please everyone all the time, but if you keep your word and maintain your own center others will fall into line. When you achieve balance, success is easy to accomplish.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 3rd to the 23rd. Be prepared to hear from someone from your past. This is not a month to advance new ideas. The best way to cope with the energy is to finish what has already been started. Mercury happens to rule your 10th house of career, so save your new ideas for the New Year. Clean out your desk, clear out your closet and go back to your old check lists and make sure they’ve all been taken care of. If you spend this time catching up instead of getting ahead, you’ll be better prepared for the opportunities that are coming your way. Retrogrades always have communication problems, so double check appointments and try not to sign any contracts. If you have to, go ahead, but do listen to your instincts.
On December 20th, Saturn your ruler, leaves Sagittarius and enters your sign – Capricorn. This only happens every twenty-nine years so it’s big deal. It’s a time of great empowerment. Saturn will occupy your 5th house during its stay. This is the house of pleasure and authority, so you may spend more of your resources enjoying yourself. However, you will also be focused on getting ahead. You’re taking charge of what you have in a more structured way. You are able to see what’s working and what needs improvement. The more you streamline what you’re doing, the more it works on its own. Saturn’s best skill is pointing out what’s defective, and if you have the courage to pay attention, you will improve how your life works. If you have children, you may see that they’re finally growing up. They’ll exhibit the ability to be more responsible than they have been in the past. Don’t forget to encourage them.
Relationships are always idealistic for this earth sign. You love seeing someone more perfect than they are. This only works in the beginning, then when everyone begins to be themselves, the truth comes out. How you cope with reality is more important than how you deal with the dream. Neptune in square to the Sun will force you to see what you don’t want to see. The trine to Jupiter will give you the strength to find a way to make it work. It’s all about how you communicate your feelings and whether or not your partner knows how to listen. Whatever you do, don’t attempt to discuss anything the first week of the month. Mars in opposition to Uranus makes emotions intense. If you’re single, this is not a good month to hook up, too many changes happening to give you a clear idea as to what you want. Right now just have fun. Whatever you decide to do, have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.