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Monthly General Horoscopes - December 2017
The one thing you can expect this month is a lot of change, with the major shifts that will dominate 2018 all starting to fall into place this month. Jupiter has been in your financial sector since October, but it's not until Mars returns on the 9th December that you'll start to feel the impact. The Sun, Mercury and Venus, who will leave on the 1st December, have all played their part in helping you to adjust to Jupiter's new position here until November 2018, but Mars is the planet that can make things happen. At the same time, Mars' departure from your relationship sector is going to take a lot of pressure off you and your relationships. The other huge area of focus is around Saturn, both in his final weeks in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery and his return to your career sector on the 20th December. This is the move that will set 2018 and the coming years apart from previous years, for it ushers in a major new professional chapter. Yet until the 20th December it is business as usual on the professional front, with nothing apart from a sense of anticipation to suggest the enormous shift about to take place. With Saturn in your career sector for the next three years, the Sun's return on the 22nd December and Venus' on the 25th December, it will help you get your bearings in this early phase. Yet until then the Sun, Saturn and Venus' focus couldn't be more different, spending the majority of the month in an adventurous part of your chart. For the Sun this is what happens at this time every year, but the difference this time is the extreme shift this will create. This isn't just the start of your annual professional update, but the start of the most powerful three professional years in decades.
There is a good chance that you will start the month feeling over worked, exhausted and with a touch of work tension and job pressure. Yet once you clear the early days of the month all but a busy rush will drop back. For you not only start the month with Mars in his final days in your work sector, but wrapping up a push that began with Jupiter's return in September 2016. There hasn't been a moment since then that you've been able to take your work hat off, with Mars making a last push to bring things home. The problem comes from the fact that Mars begins the month in opposition with Uranus, in a nostalgic part of your chart. Yet their last opposition here in our lifetime, is more a speed bump placed strategically at the start of the month to slow you down. For there is a danger of burning out before you can make Mars' final days count. It is once Mars leaves that he'll join forces with Jupiter on the relationship front, for the first time since 2006. Not due to leave until late next month, this is when Mars will pour the same amount of passion he had been directing into work and job matters, into your relationships. With Venus leaving on the 1st December, this makes it important to listen to your heart from the get go. At the same time there is another major shift taking place. In the same way that Mars illustrates the shift from the work focus of the last two years onto your relationships, there is a shift from the financial focus of the past three years and onto more adventurous matters. This shift is still in its early days and won't really begin until Saturn leaves your financial sector on the 20th December, ending a three year financial boot camp. The Sun will follow Saturn out of your financial sector and into your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery on the 22nd December and Venus on Christmas Day.
This month marks the start of a shift away from the more personal focus of recent years. Until October you had Jupiter in your romantic and creative sector since September 2016 and until he leaves on the 9th December, Mars is still making matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative a priority. At the same time you have had Saturn in your relationship sector since December 2014, with his departure on the 20th December bringing a three year relationship boot camp to a close. While Jupiter left a more romantically charged part of your chart and returned to your work sector in October, the transition won't be complete until Mars returns on the 9th December. Yet just as the transition to focus on work and job matters that will dominate 2018 is coming to an end, the second major transition begins. This transition is away from the relationship focus of the last three years and onto a new focus on your financial situation and money matters. This is a transition that doesn't even begin until Saturn leaves your relationship sector and returns to your financial sector on the 20th December, beginning a new three year journey towards taking your financial power back. Yet this transition will take several months. While the Sun will follow Saturn on the 22nd December and Venus on the 25th December, both shifting their focus away from your relationships and onto money matters, it will take Mars until March to bring all planetary activity on the relationship front to a close. It is not until just before Christmas that this transition even begins with not just the Sun, Venus and Saturn putting all their focus on your relationships for the majority of the month, but Mercury as well.
December is always going to be one of the busiest months of any year for you, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your work sector. You can expect this to be doubly so this year, with Saturn always wrapping up his three year visit to your work sector. What you have this month is far more than your annual update, but the start of a transition away from the heavy professional focus of recent years and more onto your personal life. This could be why Mars starts the month in full battle mode, determined to address work/life balance issues once and for all. Yet with the next few months represent a major transition period in your life, this is more important than you can imagine. For on the 9th December Mars will join Jupiter in your romantic and creative sector and before he leaves later next month, he'll do everything he can to prepare to make 2018 your luckiest year for love and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative in over a decade. This comes as Saturn is not only wrapping up his three year visit to your work sector, but Uranus is also in the final phases of wrapping up a visit to your career sector that began in 2010. On the 20th December Saturn will return to your relationship sector for the first time since 1991 and followed by the Sun on the 22nd December and Venus on Christmas Day, this begins a transition from a work focused period of your life to becoming more about your relationships. Uranus, in his last full month in retrograde motion in your career sector is preparing to leave next May, when he'll usher in a period more focused on teamwork, personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building.
December is always going to be a month where a balance between work and play becomes an issue. For while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, he will always return to your work sector just before Christmas. Yet while Venus and Mercury will always travel close to the Sun, it is never at exactly the right time. This means that things could kick off on the job front before the Sun arrives, but also that playful and romantically charged forces remain in play for a while afterwards. This year you are experiencing an extreme version of this, for just two days before the Sun's return to your work sector on the 22nd December, Saturn will not only return but begin a three year visit. This will kick off the most powerful three years on the job front in three decades, ushering in a busy period of your life. Yet while Venus will make the same transition on Christmas Day, Mercury will stay on over the New Year and Mars will return next month. Each December sees a transition from playful to work forces take place over a course of days or at most weeks. This year it begins with Saturn's departure from your romantic and creative sector and return to your work sector on the 20th December, but it won't be until three months later that Mars completes the transition. It is while it is still relatively easy to find a balance between work and play at the start of the month, that this needs to be a priority. In the meantime, you find that this should be a good month for both money matters and for friendship and relationship building.
Don't be alarmed by any financial tension at the start of the month and instead get excited. This is coming from the fact that the month begins with Mars and Uranus in opposition, once more creating pressure between income and financial forces. Starting the month with the Moon in your financial sector will ensure your financial instincts are sharp from the get go, but its emotional responses might exacerbate things. Yet what you have is not only the final clash between income and money matters, but the last opposition between Mars in your income sector and Uranus in your financial sector in our lifetime. This is an explosive combination and with Mars not leaving your income sector until the 9th December, he will use this to create the potential for a breakthrough. With Uranus in his last full month in your financial sector, this is going to give income and money matters the right wakeup calls at the right time. Any financial tension will start dropping back by the 2nd December and will be over when Mars leaves on the 9th December. However, with a Full Moon on the career front on the 4th December, this creates the potential for both a professional and financial breakthrough. In the meantime, as is always the case at this time of year, there is a lot of focus on home and family matters. You not only have the Sun in your home and family sector until the 22nd December, but Saturn will wrap up his three year visit on the 20th December. This is when something special starts to take shape, with Saturn returning to your romantic and creative sector for the first time since 1991. With the Sun following on the 22nd December and Venus, planet of love on the 25th December, this is a powerful boost for matters of the heart. This is no flash in the pan either, with Saturn here for the next three years.
Moving into the new month with Mars in Libra is a mixed blessing. For while Jupiter left in October, the warrior planet of the cosmos is staying on to ensure you're exploiting as much potential as possible and that you're throwing yourself into the things that excite you and your passions. When Jupiter left he brought the foundation year of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion to an end, but this was only when the real journey began. Mars wants to know that you're off to an impassioned start. The downside is some personal and/or relationship tension at the start of the month, with Mars moving into opposition with Uranus in your relationship sector, on the 1st December. As you will also start the month with the Moon in your relationship sector, this will exacerbate any tension and in your face the moment you move into the new month, there will be nowhere to hide. Yet this is not just the last opposition between Mars and Uranus here in our lifetime, but the last of a series of similar oppositions. This is a chance to once and for all get to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This will in turn open up to a surprisingly stunning month, especially if you took the early hours of the month as an indication of what to expect. By the time Mars joins lucky Jupiter in your income sector on the 9th December, you'll start to get a sense of the lucrative new era you've moved into, one that will dominate 2018. With Mars not leaving until later next month, this is a chance to really get things moving. It helps that the tide is also turning on the job front.
While Jupiter returned to Scorpio in October, bringing you to the start of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, it is not until Mars returns on the 9th December that you'll feel the full force of this. Since then you've had your birthday month, got a new solar year off the ground and until Venus leaves Scorpio on the 1st December, you're defining your desires and expectations for the coming year. Yet all this has been preparation for what lies ahead and is more about creating an authentic starting point and having something to strive for. However, Mars is the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos, a planet that is all about taking action, making things happen and getting things done. Like the Sun, Mercury and Venus before him, this will be Mars' first encounter with Jupiter in Scorpio since 2006. However, unlike the other three who all aligned with Jupiter last time he was here, in 2005/2006, the last time Mars and Jupiter aligned in Scorpio was 35 years ago. Yet due to align early next year, they will draw closer as the month progresses. This makes Mars' return to Scorpio on the 9th December not just the most important event of the month for you, but a defining point in Jupiter's 13 month visit. All this in a month where there is a lot happening, especially across the income, work and career fronts. With Saturn not only leaving your income sector on the 20th December, but then not returning for another three decades, there is a real push to bring his three year visit home. Yet things will continue to unfold across the income, work and career fronts into the early months of next year.
This is always your month, for whether you are a November or December born Sagittarian, the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in Sagittarius. This is when you're able to embark on and embrace a new solar year and get a jump on the new calendar year before it begins. If this birthday month feels different than most it's because it is. For the third time in as many years, but for the last time for another three decades, you've moved into the new solar year with Saturn in Sagittarius, but in his final weeks. On the 20th December Saturn will leave Sagittarius, wrapping up a three year visit just two days before your birthday month ends. With Saturn giving you the power to move mountains if you have to, this gives you the power to not just take ownership of your new solar year, but the future itself. However, this is also happening in slow motion, for with Mercury in retrograde motion in Sagittarius from the 3rd December to the 23rd December, the handbrake is on. For while you can take ownership of the future and take your power back, it is not until Mars returns later next month that you need to bring anything home. In the meantime as Saturn, the Sun and Venus all leave Sagittarius, they will return to your income sector with game changing consequences. With Saturn returning on the 20th December, the Sun on the 22nd December and Venus on the 25th December, this will take place over the course of just five days. Yet those five days will turn your income sector from an area of your chart active at certain points of the year and into a powerful force for the next three years.
There are a lot of inconsistencies about this month that might have you wondering how to play things to start with, which is why you need to take things one step and day at a time. You start the month with Mars not only in his final days in your career sector, but charged with bringing Jupiter's 13 month visit home and nearly 16 months of planetary activity. Until leaving on the 9th December, Mars needs you to keep your professional hat on 24/7, putting everything you have into everything you do. The problem is, you're in the wind down of not just your old solar year, but a three decade long Saturn cycle that began in 1988. This requires some serious navel gazing and time spent reflecting. Saturn first returned to Capricorn in 1988 to begin the Saturn cycle that is still unfolding, but it was in December 2014 that he moved into a nostalgic part of your chart to begin a three year wind down. When the Sun returned last month to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year, the two overlapped. This is what Mars has to compete with, making it important to make work/life balance a priority from the get go. For while it is important to spend time navel gazing, this is also a social month, with a lot of focus on personal and professional networking. It is just before Christmas that everything changes, starting with Saturn's return to Capricorn on the 20th December, just two days before the Sun returns to kick off your birthday month and new solar year on the 22nd December. Within the space of 48 hours you not only begin your new solar year, but a new three decade long Saturn cycle. This is a month where the lines between the past, present and future will remain blurred.
To move into the new month with Venus just leaving your career sector on the 1st December is not unusual. The Sun only left on the 22nd November and quite often Venus and Mercury will still be tying up loose ends. Yet what Venus leaves behind when she leaves on the 1st December is anything but tying up loose ends, with the real magnitude of what's possible not even dawning on you yet. For as well as leaving Jupiter behind, Mars' return on the 9th December will kick off some of the most important and driven professional conditions in over a decade. At a point when your professional year is usually winding down, it will move into overdrive and stay there until later next month. However, this won't stop the social focus that will always define this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of December in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking. This year there is a lot more weight here, with Saturn wrapping up his three year visit on the 20th December. With the Sun here until the 22nd December and Venus from the 1st December to the 25th December, this will be a social and serendipitous month. With Mercury in retrograde motion here from the 3rd December to the 23rd December, there will also be a chance to reconnect with old friends. This will continue through the New Year and into 2018, but from the 20th December you'll find there is a strong urge to pull back and spend time navel gazing. This is something that will always happen when the Sun returns to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on the 22nd December, to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year. Yet what happens two days earlier is more significant, with Saturn beginning a three year mission to wind down a three decade long Saturn cycle.
If this month could be summed up in one word it would be 'transition'. The two planets that provide the main thrust in any given year are Jupiter and Saturn, with Jupiter expanding opportunities and Saturn bringing a different kind of growth, through learning and taking responsibility. For much of 2016 and 2017 Jupiter's focus has been on your financial situation and money matters, while Saturn's focus has been on your professional game for the past three years. Jupiter left your financial sector and returned to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery in October, something that is set to make 2018 an adventurous year. However, until Mars leaves your financial sector on the 9th December and follows Jupiter into an adventurous part of your chart, this is something that is still in transition. This is why Mars will be making such a push to bring almost 16 months of planetary activity on the financial front home. By the time Mars leaves on the 9th December that transition will be complete, with no more planetary activity on the financial front and Mars and Jupiter able to fully embrace this new adventurous chapter. Yet this is when a new period of transition begins, one that will shift the focus off your professional game and onto a more social focus, especially when it comes to personal and professional networking. It begins with Saturn wrapping up a three year visit to your career sector on the 20th December and return to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, where he'll spend the next three years. He will be followed by the Sun on the 22nd December and Venus on the 25th December. However, it will take until the second half of March to complete this transition.