December 2021 Horoscopes
December always brings a revisiting of the past year and an opportunity to see it in a rosy, nostalgic, sometimes regretful highlight. This December gets an extra hit of that kind of revisiting, both for this year and the one that preceded it.
As we face a new variant just at the peak of many parts of the world re-opening, there is an interesting sensation I am noticing in my social circles that people know exactly what that had previously taken for granted. Every gathering with friends, indoor workout, seated indoor meal hits different when it’s been two years and the threat it could be another wait looms overhead.
Much of the predictive astrology I have encountered, in articles, podcasts, and online, has described this as a four-year crisis. I don’t specialize in this kind of global predictive work, so I’ll go by what I’m hearing, but it doesn’t take much deducing to suppose that we are far from out of the woods on this now.
Events this month:
December 4: New Moon/Solar Eclipse and Mercury Cazimi in Sagittarius at 4º Sagittarius / December 8-30: Pluto conjunct Venus at 24-25º Capricorn / December 14: Mercury ingress to Capricorn, Mars ingress to Sagittarius / December 18: Full Moon in Gemini / December 19: Venus station retrograde at 26º Capricorn
This December, Venus stations retrograde and forms a conjunction with Pluto at 25º Capricorn. This late degree of Capricorn was a major site of action of the big astrology of last year, starting in March of 2020 (!!!), and Venus retrograde is naturally a nostalgic time, so not only will it be a look back in general but specifically to reflect on our progress throughout the past couple of years.
How have the most frightening things about this time given you space to grow, and given you the ability to treat yourself with more kindness? How have they shaped your relationships? Your creative practices?
This is a thematic I revisit a lot when writing my horoscopes, because astrology is so very good at it. Particularly when Pluto is involved, we get such a chance to see our own tranformation. Astrology describes the tenor and colour of energies in our lives over time, and when we look backwards we have the added layer of what actually happened from the clear vantage point of the future.
As my brilliant teacher always said to me, the past is the greatest fortune teller, so use this looking back as a way to look forwards for yourself.
Find your horoscope after the jump!