Better brush up on your Klingon, ensign. On Dec. 20, Jupiter is moving at impulse speed into Aries, and we are bound for strange new worlds.
Jupiter rules Sagittarius, which is all about expansion of experience and knowledge. Its optimism forges opportunities for exploration and growth, kind of like Starfleet does. (Stay with me, non-Trekkies.)
Aries is the go-getter of the zodiac, who rarely if ever takes no for an answer. Its energy feeds our independence and risk-taking. (Fun fact: Captain Kirk is an Aries, born on March 22, 2233.)
Jupiter has been in Pisces since the end of October, so we were more focused on having compassion than having adventures. With the return of Jupiter to Aries, however, we can boldly lean into our own initiative. Fortune favors the bold, they say, so set your phasers to stunning.
Jupiter’s opposition to the Moon on the 16th makes this day especially sociable. When Jupiter squares the Sun on the 21st, important challenges might arise that push you toward solid progress.
More on the solstice next week; meanwhile, live long and prosper.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars inconjunct Venus: Remember that your need for assertion and the need for diplomacy can be reconciled to serve your desires.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus trine Uranus: Try something new this week. Whether that be new habits or new lovers, you’ll be stimulated either way.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Uranus: Keep your wits about you so that you can recognize when a door opens. Do yourself a favor and bring some friends along!
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon in Libra, then Scorpio: Best to step out of your comfort zone this week. Let yourself be loved without doubting it.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun square Neptune: Sometimes the fantasy is too real. Don’t be tempted by anyone with deceptive motivations. Be discriminating.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Uranus: Manifesting isn’t all just woo-woo, so make sure you’re plenty pragmatic as you explore new possibilities.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Uranus: You may find yourself beguiled by something new. Let yourself be stimulated by it, no matter what — or who — it may be.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars inconjunct Venus: Your desires are best served by softening your edges. You can get what you want without elbowing your way there.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter sextile Pluto: The universe is conspiring in your favor but may put you through a test or two. Roll with it.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn square Uranus: Lasting change is a result of bucking the status quo. Let go of what you think things should be and let them be what they are.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Uranus square Saturn: You’re at your most innovative when your eccentricity meets your love of tradition. Life is yours to invent!
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Jupiter sextile Pluto: A deep wealth of charisma bursts through the surface, catalyzing positive change. Lap it up.