By Suzanne Gerber
ARIES (March 21–April 19): Got some Big Ideas for a new professional venture? Don’t let the outmoded “no one starts things in December” negative mindset impede you. No one gets things started like an Aries! With your ruler, intrepid Mars, blasting through your house of intensity and laser-like focus all month, you’ll accomplish anything you set your mind to. Listen to your gut more than the bean counters on the 13th, when a supportive angle to intuitive Neptune gives you the last laugh.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20): Travel might top your to-do list this month, thanks to a pileup of planets in that chart sector. See what last-minute deals you can find and try to get away before prices spike. Of course, if the Gulf Coast is your big trip, make it your mission to find all the hidden gems this area has to offer. Eat, drink, make merry—and partake of the great cultural offerings, especially during the new moon/solar eclipse on the 26th!
GEMINI (May 21–June 20): It’s a nice plot twist when your quicksilver sign gets tunnel vision on a personal project—as you might have now—but don’t fall all the way down the rabbit hole. With passionate Mar blazing a trail in your house of work, service and healing, you might be gung-ho about one (or more) of those areas. But come up for air—and come out and play. It is the holiday season, after all! After the 20th, travel might preempt local plans.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Because your sensitive sign is ruled by the moon, major lunar events have a powerful effect on you. Through most of December, you have four planets lighting up your partnership zone, making this a stellar time to date more, deepen your connection or get a creative collaboration off the ground. And the new moon/solar eclipse in that same realm on the 26th bodes very well for any or all of those connections!
LEO (July 23–August 22): You get a double dose of cosmic fabulosity this month (until the 21st) not only because it’s the holiday season, but the radiant Sun—your ruling star—is blazing through your creative, passionate, playful fifth house (aka the “Leo house”)! This is a special time for you, so even if you’re not feeling like the king or queen of the jungle, get out there and fake it till you make it. Or just get out and have some good old-fashioned fun.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22): With most of the planets camped out in the more internally focused part of your chart, it’s perfectly understandable if you don’t feel like going out as much as usual. But that hardly means you’ll be hibernating by your lonesome! Vixen Venus is sailing through your romance sector (till the 20th), dialing up those lovin’ vibes. Single? A new moon/solar eclipse in that realm on the 26th is a good day to say yes to someone you’ve been giving “maybes” to.
LIBRA (September 23–October 22): December gets off to a slow start but should shift into higher gear later in the month. With the luminous Sun is illuminating your third house of local action, check out new venues and explore the cultural scene with a fellow adventurer. Your ruler, amorous Venus, opens a pop-up in your romance sector for three weeks starting on the 20th, which could be a game-changer. Plan a sexy surprise for your beloved, or get out there and mingle more if you’re single!
SCORPIO (October 23–November 21): You’ve got energy to burn this month, thanks to your co-ruler, driven Mars, blasting through your sign. But if you want to be as effective as possible, map out your priorities, including the preliminary steps, and go after your goals in a systematic way. The new moon/solar eclipse in your communication corner on the 26th gives you the gift of gab and helps you get your message out in a big way, whether for work or a personal cause.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21): Finances are a big theme in December, and not just because of Santa’s list. This month, a total of five planets and the only Capricorn new moon will heat up your money zone, which could cause some reactive belt-tightening or enhance your spendthrift tendencies. And because that new moon is also a rare solar eclipse, it could signal a new income stream! Just watch for emotional spending in the form of retail therapy. That kind of “therapy” never works!
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19): You might need to lay low for the first half of the month to get an important deadline out of the door, but once you do, don’t use work or family obligations as an excuse to skip out of events you actually want to attend! You can go a little too far to the “taking care of business” extreme, and all work and no play makes for one resentful Capricorn. Be selective, but you do deserve some holiday fun!
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18): You may have to field fueling desires—or obligations—the first part of the month as energizing Mars storms through your house of professional success while social Mercury and the fun-loving Sun heat up your group-activity zone. There is a way to do it all, but you’ll need to single-task your way through each category till it’s done, then shift into the other… sans guilt! It is the holiday season, after all!
PISCES (February 18–March 20): Good luck with any plans to keep a low profile this month, Pisces! The prestigious Sun is blazing through your most public sector along with chatty Mercury. Since you could run into people you know every time you go out, take a little extra time to get “done up.” Not that your stylish sign doesn’t always look your best, but one of these connections could yield a new work lead—or a love connection!
Suzanne Gerber (www.starsandstoneshealing.com) is a locally based intuitive astrologer, shamanic/energy practitioner and spiritual life coach who does one-on-one private sessions in-person and over the phone (by appointment). Or book her for a private party!