December is the time to get along.
The sun transits the constellation of Jupiter between November 22nd and December 21st.
We enter the winter season this year and the holidays are in full swing for everyone. Of course, this would be the month to focus on relationships, love, and the light of family and friends. We are mostly spending time indoors with other people, ideally, those we love, and our energy is best spent nurturing those relationships rather than taking them for granted or griping about them.
We are entering the darkest days in the darkest season; this is your last chance to put your house in order for the witch’s year.
Remember that astrology serves as a guide for your spirit and your connection to the universe. The messages contained here speak not only to the location of the sun and the planets but also to a generalized energy of your inner being and its human form, based on the sign under which you were born.
Also keep in mind that any horoscope, reading, or messaging that is rooted in fear and negativity is not coming from the divine.
The divine, the universe, does not speak in negatives.
The universe only operates from a place of yes.
This horoscope for December is necessarily broad and general and speaks to what is happening in the grand cycles of the universe as they relate to your overarching birth sign. Take it lightly and gently and respond from a place of openness and love.
In the northern hemisphere, December is the month of Sagittarius, which represents the qualities of higher intelligence that always hits its mark. Sagittarius is represented by the half horse, half archer figure and is a fire sign. This sign, whether you were born under it or find yourself under it during this time of year, is all about learning new things and growing in a diverse environment. Embrace change.
We are in the pagan celebration of Saturnalia or Yule during the winter solstice time. It is a celebration of the return of the sun, which typically includes a big bonfire with a yule log and a feast that lasts until the log burns out, which could take up to 12 days.
Today, we can integrate pagan rituals with those of Christianity, much of which has already been done for us, what with gift-giving and the Christmas tree, or with those of Judaism, like the 8 days of honor and gift-giving of Hanukkah.
Regardless of your specific traditions, now is the time to honor nature and family, to be humbled by what we have, and to be generous with others.
We close out the autumn season and our darkest days, and we enter the winter season and a return to the light. Light candles, read good books, snuggle next to a fire, and appreciate the coldest time of year before the earth reawakens. Now is a time for baking, cooking up stews, and brewing your own mulled ciders. A time of hearth and home.
Mercury enters Capricorn – December 6
The planet of communication will be in Capricorn for the rest of the calendar year. Keep your interactions and communications straightforward and practical.
Full Moon in Gemini – December 7
This is an anxious full moon, filled with dualities of past and future. Release this anxious energy with a bonfire, letting burn past regrets, mistakes, and grudges. Allow your angers and frustrations to rise up and burn out. Be done with it.
Sun in Sagittarius with Saturn in Aquarius – December 12
This is a good day to finish up projects before the holidays come into full swing and the new moon closes out the season.
Sun enters Capricorn/ Winter Solstice – December 21
The shortest day of the year and the beginning of the winter season is also a celebration of the return of the light. From here, things will only get brighter. Allow ambition and drive to motivate you into the new year.
New Moon in Capricorn – December 23
The new moon is all about new beginnings, but also allow this practical Capricorn space to tie up loose ends and bring your year to completion so you can focus on rest for the sake of rest for the rest of the year.
December 2022 Horoscope by Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
You are fully in your space this month, Sagittarius. Be grateful for all you have, and the many blessings around you, and look forward to attracting more. Develop a habit of appreciation, and get ready for the good work of bringing much more into your life. Reach out to the divine through prayer and meditation for inspired action to see what next steps to take.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Now is the time to have great courage, Capricorn. Your practicality and steadfastness will be a beacon of light for others, and this presents a tremendous opportunity to serve others. Never underestimate your abilities. You are much more powerful than you realize, and having faith in your own power will help you withstand your own storms so that you can then show others how to do the same.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Change your perspective, Aquarius, and you will change your life. You are not your mind, and you are not your body. This is a time to realize that you are beyond all of that and that your mind and body are your vessels to achieve greatness. All the change you have been hoping for is within your grasp if you would simply step into your own power. Be ready to embrace change and adapt to life. The universe has your back.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You get to be generous with what you have this month, Pisces. You will be given many opportunities to see how much you have in contrast to how little others have. And growing what you have begins with understanding that all things in life must stay inflow, in and out. Give, and give freely, and you shall receive a hundredfold. Be kind, lead with peace, and you will carry light everywhere you go.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Let go of the stresses you have been carrying around with you, Aries. Your baggage is weighing you down and getting in the way of your manifestations and the abundance that awaits you. Your spirit guides are calling you out and calling you forth to much bigger things, things you cannot reach while you are carrying your tensions and stresses around like so many boulders. Trust in the universe to communicate with you through your intuition. Step into an open-hearted and open-minded space to receive this communication.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Become one with nature this month, Taurus. You are being encouraged to have compassion for plants, animals, and all beings on earth. You are all connected, and it is time for you to step into this space of interconnectedness to reach the next level of your enlightenment. See the beauty in all things, be nourished by nature, and you will feel communications coming to you through nature. You can begin by keeping the spaces around you clean and safe for yourself and others.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Enhance your spiritual life this month, Gemini. Develop or grow a habit of meditation, breathwork, and prayer, journaling, and reflecting. Go inward and find your higher self, and the universe, there. Walk away from all toxicity in your life, be they bad habits or habitually negative people. Let go of what is holding you back from your awakening and take charge of your own destiny. You are in control of your life; you would do well to remember that always.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Fear has been shrouding you, and you have been letting it, Cancer. The time for giving in to your fears has passed. Let go of fear, for you have nothing to fear in a universe that is always loving and guiding you. Choose to live courageously, stepping into the unknown and trusting that the steps will appear as you need them. Embrace the mystery, live bravely, and focus on strong you are. You have not come this far to only come this far. It is time to live your life with your head held high and your shoulders back. You’ve got this. And you are not alone.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Surround yourself with people who make you feel strong, brave, and inspired, Leo. You are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time with. Look around you. Is that how you want to see yourself? Your courage is much bigger than your fear, and your dreams are much bigger than your doubts. Put your focus in its proper place. See yourself as the victor, not the victim, and you will thrive.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
December is a month of transformation for you, Virgo. Step into it lightly, softly, gently. Allow yourself to be guided forward, up and out of this old you and into the new, awakened you who understands on a soul deep level that anything is possible. You’ve been headed in this direction for a while, and it is now upon you. Resilience, patience, and faith will get you through what will undoubtedly feel uncomfortable at times. Breathe and hold on. Your destiny awaits.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
It is time to focus on creation, building, and growing, Libra. You have let go of much of your past, you are stepping fully into the present, and your future is beckoning. The future you have been working toward. Start something new, bring your ideas into the light, and share with others so that you may be inspired by co-creation. Be careful not to compare yourself with others or mind their business. Your life is in your hands, and you are only comparing yourself to the you from yesterday. Look how far you’ve come. Keep going.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You have been playing small for far too long, Scorpio. It is time to level up, step out of fear and self-doubt, and really chase your dreams. Find joy in your work, in helping others, in raising your voice, and in shining bright. As you do, others will flock to you to help you grow and shine even brighter. Be your most authentic self, let those who will fall away fall away, and welcome those who love to watch you at your best.
Astrology, all divination really, is a wonderful way to remain connected to the universe and communicate directly with the divine. Allow these messages to wash over you, to flow through you, and to encourage you. Take what works, discard what does not, and go forth in your most open-hearted, and most open-minded spaces. Relax. You’ve got this.