As we turn the page to December and confront the traditions that celebrate light during winter’s darkest time, the Sun and Mars infuse us with an infectious enthusiasm: you may feel as if Saint Nick has added a little something extra to the eggnog this year.
At the same time, the shift of Mercury into Capricorn should bring a calm, structured energy to the week. This transit is a nudge to start ticking off the to-dos on our holiday checklists. This week’s not all about efficiency, though: Mercury’s sextile with Venus and Venus’s trine with Saturn help us to embrace traditions like decking the halls.
Still, does getting into the spirit feel like extra work this year? That may be because jovial Jupiter is still retrograding and will be until New Year’s Eve. It’s giving us a blue Christmas.
Maybe that’s not a bad thing. What if we used it as an excuse to focus our energy on something other than pricey presents? Now’s a good time to remember that time spent with loved ones will bring more lasting joy than anything material.
March 21 – April 19
A bit of optimism will go a long way in helping you get where you want to be. Though change starts with asking yourself some tough questions, energy and motivation should be on your side.
April 20 – May 20
An all-or-nothing attitude generally results in getting all of one thing and nothing of another. Try to keep your approach balanced. Slow down and assess your direction.
May 21 – June 20
Professional and career goals are calling for your attention, and that’s fine, but don’t be single-minded. Look for balance in your approach to career success.
June 21 – July 22
You should feel like you’re in your element. If not, take a look around and ask yourself if you’re in the right place. Let your intuition guide you toward where you need to be.
July 23 – Aug. 22
You may find yourself wrapped up in daydreaming, your imagination taking over this week. Think about how to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Not everyone can be as practical as you, Virgo. Your insistence on it may be causing tensions to run high at home this week. Better to shrug off some things and move on.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You have great taste, and you want everyone to know it. Sharing your aesthetic pleasures is your love language. Remember your favorite movie, book, or piece of art might not be beloved by everyone.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Take some time to think about what you want to be doing and what it is you’re actually doing. A new adventure may be on the horizon.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Things seem to be moving at the speed of light for you. Look at where you are now compared to a year ago or even a month ago. Embrace the changes and enjoy the ride.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Work on wrangling your chaotic thoughts. You’ve got a lot going on and overthinking is not going to help you get anything done.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Fundamental changes in your life may have your head spinning. It’s all for the best. Are there some you really want to see? That’s where your focus should be.
Feb. 19 – March 20
You may be on a path to fundamental change, but it may seem like there’s something standing in your way. What comforts are you willing to give up to get where you want to be?