This month begins and ends with a pair of inspiring planetary events that speak to our heart’s longings. By the time Neptune turns direct on December 1, we find old illusions and fantasies have fallen away, replaced by new ideals that seem much more real and achievable. Trust in the goodness of life and compassion for others rises in all of us after December 30, when Jupiter moves into Pisces.
What we believe in will be put to the test this month under the energies of the Sagittarius New Moon solar eclipse on December 4. In the short term, we may be motivated to search for truth, to seek new teachers and experts, or to journey someplace to find faith. By the Full Moon in Gemini on December 19, we will be ready to focus on practical matters. New situations may force us to release any rigid, high-minded beliefs and to be more accepting of other perspectives. Venus, turning retrograde on the same day as the Full Moon, also calls on us to re-evaluate our values.
The ongoing harsh contact between Saturn and Uranus—an energy that has been with us all year and which will remain through 2022—hits a fever pitch on Christmas Eve. New paradigms for how to survive and thrive are still encountering push-back from authority figures who insist they know what is best for the collective. Try not to get into any debates over Christmas lunch.
The planetoid Chiron, known as the Wounded Healer and hanging out in your sign for a few more years, emerges out of its retrograde on the same day of the Full Moon and the Venus retrograde. It is likely an emotionally charged time, although you may be able to identify more closely with your own healing powers and the special kind of lightness you bring to others.
Try to wrap up any speaking and writing projects before the energies shifts mid-month. Demanding physical activity can be especially rewarding after that time. Competitions of any kind in the second half of December can bring out the best in you.