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December Horoscope 2016 – All 12 Zodiac Signs
We begin the December 2016 horoscopes with the beautiful energy of the Sagittarius New Moon on November 29 as she just begins to peep out in her minute crescent form on the first few days! There is magic in the air, a sense of adventure as we consider the adventures that lie ahead!
The Sun and Moon in Sagittarius had moved with minutes of Juno, Queen of the Olympian Gods and symbol of union formalized by marriage, so proposals around partnerships of all kinds could be in your future.
This combination made a tense square to the Nodal Axis and Jupiter the ruler of Sagittarius in Libra, the dominion of relationship, had recently squared Pluto in Capricorn, the planet of transformative change at a deep level. All kinds of liaisons were up to be reconsidered, especially with Venus the planet of love moving to connect with Pluto around the same time.
Mercury amps up for his fourth and last retrograde cycle of the year on December 2, as he prepares to enter the last degree of Sagittarius, Mercury oscillates between this position and 15 degrees of Capricorn until the end of January. Mercury causes the most havoc when he actually retrogrades from 19 December to 9 January, conveniently containing the holiday period (NOT)!
Make sure your travel plans have been meticulously scrutinized for glitches and you haven’t forgotten any details, it will also be best to avoid installing new technology or entering contracts if you can. This is more important for those with planets in the first 15 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra as they may be triggered more directly by his backward and forward movements.
Around December 9 to 11 life may seem a little like hard work as the Sun makes contact with Saturn the planet of karma and reality. You may feel you have come down to earth a bit after all that floaty Neptunian energy last month.
People in authority or the rules and regulations could get in your way or you could just feel a little sad and blue. The Sun continues this mood over the next day or two, making a tense square to Chiron, the Wounded Healer, so painful issues from the past may come to your attention and begin to make more sense.
The way forward will become clearer on December 13 with the Gemini Full Moon, when the asteroid Achilles steps in between Saturn and the Sun giving us courage to fight our way through the issues that may have seemed a bit overwhelming in the previous few days.
Diana, the goddess of nature and animals, flanks the Sun on the other side urging us to get back to the basics and not over complicate life.
December 21 will see the Sun moving into Capricorn and setting up the energy for the following 3 month period. Your mind will start to focus on your ambitions for the future and how you can get some mileage for the future out of the tough lessons learnt in 2016.
Aries, you are being called on to expand your horizons somewhat in your search for truth. Your natural band-width centers fair and square on yourself and what is going to meet Aries’ immediate needs. However, in December, Aries needs to dial back the tunnel vision and look at the kind of impact you can have by venturing out further from home.
Ideas will begin to germinate from the time of the New Moon on November 29 and start to make more sense in the middle of the month, after an initial set back around December 10. Just channel Achilles warrior energy and use your fiery Arian nature to overcome any dips in your motivation.
The next couple of months will be a pivotal time to establish your standing out in the world as a force to be reckoned with. Try to finalize any contracts or legal matters before December 19 but don’t rush into anything without checking out all the details carefully.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Kunzite will help the Aries zodiac sign open their heart to peace and unconditional love. Worn over the heart it brings much needed humility and promotes tolerance of others, alongside unselfish love of oneself.
Taurus likes to have personal material security, but their future in December is bound up in other people’s money – be it partner’s money, the bank’s or some connection to inheritances or investments.
The Jupiter-Pluto square of November 24, played out between the work Taurus undertakes on a daily basis, focuses on the patterns in life that make them comfortable. Also of special attention is Taurus’ ideas about the legal system or beliefs of the world at large – especially that of foreign countries.
Big changes may be needed in the way investments are made or in the countries Taurus intends to travel to next year.
Some ideas may come to light with the New Moon on the 29th which will be firmed up by December 13 when the Full Moon has moved to Gemini which is transiting the Taurus zone of personal assets and self-worth.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Taurus you can best nurture yourself with Rhodonite, as it will create a balance between self-nurturing and healing emotional scars. It helps bring back into yourself any emotions which are being projected onto a partner.
The New Moon on November 29 will find you, Gemini, assessing your role in the primary relationships in your life (there is often more than one of these for a Gemini). What feedback are you receiving from your partners?
It is always a good strategy for you to be able to talk this over with a friend and get their point of view as Geminis often get more in touch with feelings by running them through the intellectual processes and talking about them.
With your ruler Mercury changing tack over the next two months, there could be changes to your partner’s financial situation or any investments you hold together. However, in working together to weather the storms that this brings into your life, you’ll intensify the intimate connection that holds you enmeshed.
Any setbacks that come up around December 10 to 13 will be clarified by the Full Moon on December 13 which falls in your sign and favors your personal strength and standing in any kind of partnership.
Healing Crystals & Stones: All kinds of Tourmaline will be useful for the Gemini zodiac sign in dealing with their relationships, balancing the mind and the emotions and stopping them from flying off in too many directions at once.
For the Cancer zodiac sign, December has a theme around setting new routines for the way they spend their daily life and keeping themselves fit and healthy.
A new monthly cycle began in Sagittarius with the New Moon on November 29, so health is more likely to be improved through action and exercise rather than diet. This might even involve more unusual activities instead of the usual running or gym workouts.
The Full Moon in Gemini will place an emphasis on Mercury, the planet ruling the sign. So, affairs involving former, current, or potential partners could be impacted by the planets forward and backward movement through Sagittarius and Capricorn during December and January. This could have an impact on Cancer’s travel plans for spending the holiday period around Christmas and New Year, especially around shared access arrangements for children where custody is shared.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Moonstone will be the best healing stone for Cancer, soothing all kinds of psychosomatic diseases. Moonstone is good for helping the Cancer zodiac sign to hold to remain emotionally calm and balanced.
Creativity and personal expression of all kinds is the name of the game for the Leo zodiac sign in December! This was initiated with the New Moon on November 29, following a clash between the ability to communicate in all ways and daily life on November 24.
It can be hard to create the right environment to create amongst the daily needs of life. However as the asteroid Apollo moves back through the area of self actualization and who Leos are, they are able to find the way to personalize their creative being in a practical way.
The fiery Sun at the Full Moon emphasizes this further, working closely in harmony with Apollo. It is a positive time for all aspects involving children from love affairs, to conception, to giving birth or the love that is experienced in bringing them up.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Ruby encourages the Leo zodiac to follow their bliss, stimulating and opening the heart through its vibrant red hue. It promotes dynamic leadership and fires up the enthusiasm and confidence to seek out new relationships or revitalize existing ones.
Decisions around family and home are best avoided by Virgos during December and January when your ruler, Mercury, will be retrograding over these areas of life. This includes the young people in your life, like your children.
It will be best to focus on Virgo’s own inner child and creative expression instead, elements of the Virgo makeup which aren’t often given priority due to your need to put everyone else first and be useful. Around November 24, family conflicts were likely to have come to a head, which even further dented Virgo’s self-belief. December is bringing about a need for change in the way your overactive mind beats yourself up internally. Bottom line, it’s time to stop the negative self-talk.
There will be a heavy emphasis on the home in December with many Virgos finding it has fallen on their shoulders to host the Christmas Celebrations for their extended family this year. Try to keep your need for perfection in check and focus on enjoying yourself.
Healing Crystals & Stones: The Virgo zodiac sign will be best served working with Peridot in December as it helps them accept and admit to mistakes, which is vital due to their obsession with perfection. It assists in letting go of habits that block their growth and encourages them to be kinder to themselves.
Events around November 24 have produced change in the home and family lifestyle. For some Libras, it may not seem fair or justified at the moment but in a few months time it will all make sense and, in retrospect, you’ll realize that something needed to shift.
The New Moon on November 28 planted seeds around new ways to communicate and get your messages out to the world, something Libras love to do. However once again matters at home could become rather erratic towards the middle of the month. Be careful what you say and what method you use to communicate, there could be delays or glitches which won’t suit Libra’s need to keep things harmonious and fair.
The festive season is always a time when working hard to looking after the home front comes foremost in your mind and it should be easy to resolve any issues after December 21.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Purple Fluorite could prove very helpful for enhancing communication skills for Librans this month. It’s transitory colors between purple and green empower the transference of conflict into co-operation and enables Libra to find that highly desired win-win solution.
This month, Scorpios will be looking for certainty around their material position in the world.
The New Moon on November 29 started a new cycle around understanding what is truly of value in the world and how true certainty comes from inner self-worth rather than the outer trappings. It’s all about trusting, something that Scorpios can find a little difficult.
Mercury will be retrograding back over the zones of life relating to travel, technology and communication for the Scorpio zodiac sign – with a brief return to material assets and personal finances. December is a testing time for that inner certainty and trust, reflecting and internalizing around the approaches that have or haven’t worked in the past.
The Full Moon in Gemini on December 13 may throw light on some sources of finance which haven’t been considered previously.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Smoky Quartz works beautifully to assist emotionally intense Scorpio deal with trust issues and anxiety around ‘not knowing’ – because we all know how crazy it makes a Scorpio not to ‘know’. Smoky Quartz promotes detoxification and elimination on all levels, teaching you how to leave behind everything that no longer serves you and face difficult times with equanimity and strength.
The New Moon in your sign on November 29 brought Sagittarians the opportunity to reinvent themselves – especially their bodies or their appearance, in some fashion.
The Sagittarius ruler, Jupiter, clashed with the powerful planet Pluto a few days previously. This clash precipitated change in what you value, your ability to receive what you are worth and the way that you value yourself. This will have an impact moving forward into the year to come as well.
The tribe of friends or like-minded group that you belong to can be relied on to support you through this change. This holds true for any challenges which occur in the process around December 10 and forward when Mercury oscillates back over the changed life areas until the end of January.
During this time, it will become clearer what needs to be faced at the time of the Full Moon and Achilles will be working with the Sun to give you courage to overcome the odds.
Healing Crystals & Stones: The Sagittarius zodiac sign can benefit greatly from their Sun birthstone Turquoise in December, as it offers them protection on their journey and attunes them to the spiritual realms. Placed on your third eye it opens up the intuition and on the throat chakra it releases old vows and inhibitions allowing your soul to express itself freely once more.
This is a month when Capricorn needs to climb to one of those impossible mountain perches and spend some much needed time in solitude and privacy, dealing with the kind of questions that they are not prepared to share with anyone but their maker.
Issues or crises requiring transformation around Capricorn’s career or vocation are likely at the bottom of this need for time away from the public, sparked by incidents with authorities around November 24.
Seeds laid around the Sagittarius New Moon may open doors to the required potential to obtain greater inner insights. This results in clarity about how Capricorn can better be of service to the world in general for the future, through the Full Moon in Gemini on November 13. A week later the Sun moves into Capricorn’s sign, setting up energy for the next 3 month period, in the transformed role that has developed.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Capricorn’s best healing crystal is Aragonite, which mitigates joint pain, stimulates calcium absorption, heals bones and restores elasticity. For the Capricorn zodiac sign, Aragonite also washes away fears and produces a calm center, igniting your creativity and powers of manifestation.
Aquarians have a natural affinity with the needs of the group and the community. This zodiac sign wants the world to be an equal playing field. In December, the Aquarius focus will be on striving to achieve this in some manner.
Aquarius will also work on finding their tribe – the friends and associates who have the same goals and values as their own.
The New Moon on November 29 will bring inspiration around solving the dilemma that was created a few days earlier between their independent personal beliefs and those held on philosophy by the establishment they have to work within.
This will be clarified further with the Gemini Full Moon which will provide a practical means of expressing the solution and communicating it to the powers to be in a way that will be accepted..
Healing Crystals & Stones: Blue Celestite is perfect to help Aquarius find spiritual peace and connect with the spiritual realms. It jump starts spiritual development and spurs you on towards enlightenment and realignment
The emphasis for December is on your public role in the world. Pisces, what do you consider your purpose is on this earth? How about what you do in the workforce as well?
Perhaps it’s time to think about combining them or expanding your reach in some way? After all, being unaware of boundaries is something that comes as second nature to you.
Many Pisces people will find themselves transforming this area of their life in a meaningful way following an upset around authority figures or “the rules” standing in the way of their goals for the community towards the end of November.
By the middle of the December Pisces will feel they are swimming in the right direction and finding their way safely home.
Healing Crystals & Stones: Blue Lace Agate is a great find for Pisces in December, especially for Pisces men as it helps them accept their sensitive feeling nature. It keeps Pisces on a positive track, reveling in their caring and sensitive nature and drawing them to help others in a balanced manner.