Horoscopes

Your December 2020 Horoscopes Are Here!

The 'Great Conjunction' of Jupiter and Saturn this month is going to help you break through some major roadblocks

Buckle up! December’s astrology brings game-changing energy just in time for the New Year.

We start the month feeling the effects of eclipse season with the Gemini full moon and lunar eclipse that arrives on Monday, November 30 and reverberates into the start of December. Ideas and communications will be highlighted as a result. Stay open to inspiration early in the month, because that bright idea that crosses your mind could turn into 2021’s awesome new side hustle. Or that important message you want to share could make you the next TikTok sensation.

Community and social bonds will also have a special focus in December. The new moon and solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14 will continue to offer inspiration and creative momentum. But December’s eclipse season can also push you to re-evaluate where you stand in your social circles and communities. Power struggles may come to a head, and any tired, draining relationships can come to a breaking point. You might have to make some important decisions around boundaries and respect.

We’ll all have to watch for flaring tempers and self-righteous declarations once mid-December rolls around: With three planets in fiery Sagittarius—Venus, Mercury and the Sun—our hearts, minds and egos may be quick to jump to conclusions. Be careful about buying into your own hype. A little extra effort to stay grounded will go a long way right now.

But the most significant astrological event of the month occurs on Monday, December 21, when Jupiter and Saturn form a Great Conjunction. It’s considered significant because these two planets don’t conjunct very often—only about every 20 years or so. And in this case, it’s the closest these planets have been since 1623. For you, this conjunction can help you break through personal limitations. If you have hit walls or roadblocks this year, you can tap into this energy to help you find a new way forward. And if you’ve decided that 2021 is a time to turn a big dream into reality, then this can be the beginning of putting the proper structure in place to manifest an important goal.

Read on for your individual horoscope to see what December has in store for your sign.

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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius illustration: a bow and arrow

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

December is an important month for you personally and socially. Your relationship to your community can change and grow if you move forward with the right intentions. What that means is that you have the opportunity to take a greater role in establishing yourself as a leader to your friends, colleagues, clients or fans right now. People may be looking to you to set an example, and you’re feeling quite fired up and ready to take action.

But this all comes with responsibility, and a misstep can send you in the wrong direction. Remember that there is a difference between confidence and clarity: Feeling confident about an opinion or belief is not always enough.

You can grow and take up space without burning bridges or hurt people’s feelings. Connect with your own sense of compassion and integrity and you’ll find the way forward.

If you do one thing this month:

Reflect on how you can be kind without being inauthentic.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn illustration: a goat's head

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

December marks a turning point for you, Capricorn. Saturn, your ruler, finally leaves Capricorn for Aquarius on Thursday, December 17.

The last few years have brought some major growth for you. The journey has been rich, even if it always hasn’t been easy. Now you can feel a little bit of that pressure start to ease up as a new story begins to unfold in your life.

The Great Conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn will be an important event for you to pay attention to as well. This is an opportunity for you to shake off some limiting beliefs and old insecurities that have prevented you from taking steps towards your most cherished goals.

If you do one thing this month:

Name one thing you would like to change in your life, and then figure out what you would have to do to make it happen.

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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius illustration: a vase spilling water

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

New beginnings are on the horizon, Aquarius. You’ve been dealt some tough blows these last few years, but you’ve always managed to come out on top nonetheless.

Now the universe is helping you find your footing and gain some better ground as we head into 2021. The work you’ve been doing this year will start to pay off and your life can start to take a different shape—one that feels more positive, secure and hopeful.

It may not all happen fast, though, but that’s OK. The astrology of December reminds you that you’re worth more than 15 minutes of fame. Focus on playing the long game with your plans right now.

If you do one thing this month: 

Set an intention to do something that intimidates you. You might not be ready to move towards it just yet, but try to name it and hold it as a vision for something to work on in 2021.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces illustration: two fish making a circle

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

December brings some dynamic changes to your career, Pisces. You might be struggling against some big questions right now about how to get to the next level in your work life. You’re outgrowing certain aspects of your career path. You have a sense of what you want next, but it might feel so much bigger than you right now that you’re not sure what to do with your ambition.

This month brings some important insights as to what your next steps might be here. Don’t discount yourself right now—you’re ready for this next phase, and it can be as exciting as you suspect. Open yourself to new ideas and get creative about how you can make your next career move happen.

If you do one thing this month:  

Make some new connections. Follow some leaders in your industry you admire, or reach out to a colleague or peer who can offer some guidance or mentorship.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries illustration: a ram's head

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

Finally you feel clear, focused, and ready to wrap up your year. This month you can zone in on exactly what you need to be doing with your time. Don’t be afraid to get relentless with your schedule, Aries. Say no to distractions and to anything that doesn’t align with your current intentions. Let go of projects, tasks and habits that whittle away your days. Make space in your calendar and in your mind to tackle the priorities that you want to have wrapped before the end of the year.

And pay close attention to what inspires you this month. The Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse cycle that we’re in is going to be an important one for you if you have ambitions to write or publish, or take up more space in the public sphere. Make room to visualize and plot your ideas because December is a time to plant some powerful seeds.

If you do one thing this month:

Clear your digital clutter. Delete old files, apps, and emails you no longer need. Reorganize your desktop and documents to make things faster and easier to access, with as few distractions as possible.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus illustration: a bull's head

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

You might feel like you’re riding a tidal wave of emotion as December kicks off. Don’t fight it if you’re more withdrawn than usual, or craving cozy, quiet days and stress-free moments.

You might also be feeling like everyone around you is so much further along than you right now. The astrology of December wants you to know that no one wins when they play comparison games. Keep focusing on where you’re trying to get to. Trust that things are happening, even if it’s taking a bit longer than you hoped.

If any insecurity or self-doubt that has been creeping in, know that it’s not going to linger much longer anyway. Once we reach mid-December, the energy lifts and you’ll tap into some new energy and clearer results. Be patient and gentle with yourself.

If you do one thing this month: 

Unfollow any social media pages that make you feel small, envious or stressed out. Find some fresh sources of inspiration or take a break from online scrolling altogether.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Gemini illustration: a woman's side profile with a shadow of herself behind it

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

December is a significant month for you, Gemini. The decisions you are making right now are going to help set you up for 2021.
But don’t go into this feeling like you have to live under added pressure about the choices you have right now. If you’re not clear yet about what you need to be focusing on, allow yourself to at least stay open to what’s coming up for you.

Pay attention to your thoughts and your feelings: What are you tired of putting up with? What are you craving more of? What are you ready to experience next? The astrology of December will bring some important insights that will help shape your direction from here on in.

If you do one thing this month:  

Spend some time journalling through your thoughts, feelings, hopes and dreams. Don’t rush through it: Set aside some time each week in December to connect with your inner self.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer illustration: a crab

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

Don’t wait until January to set your New Year’s resolutions, Cancer. You’re ready for change now, and the astrology of the month ahead supports the decisions you want to make.  It’s time for you to build new habits and routines, and to get firm with yourself—and those around you—about those personal boundaries that keep getting crossed. That family member who always calls at inconvenient times? That co-worker who constantly messages you after hours? That friend who doesn’t respect your need for alone time?

They all need to hear your clear, honest truth right now—even if it’s not easy for you to say it. You are allowed to make changes to your life, and you are allowed to decide how you want to spend your time. Set new priorities for your health and happiness this month and trust that everything else will fall in place as it needs to.

If you do one thing this month: 

Implement one new change to your routine or health regime this month to help you get a jump start on 2021.

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Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Leo illustration: a lion's head

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

Your creativity matters, Leo, and this month is a powerful time for you to get yourself out there. If you’ve been sitting on some ideas for a new YouTube channel, or have been craving more time to write or paint, December’s astrology supports all kinds of creative endeavours for you.

But this doesn’t just have to be about developing your art as a hobby or personal passion: There’s also a lot of potential for you to grow your audience, build a platform and cultivate a community. Think of how you might want to boost your visibility, get yourself out there or promote an existing body of work to a new audience.

Think big this month and let your inspiration take the lead.

If you do one thing this month:

Strategize your creative path for 2021. What do you hope to accomplish next year? How do you want your talents to be used? Work out some key goals to focus on.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo illustration: a woman's head with wheat stalks superimposed on her face

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

You’re craving freedom this month, Virgo. You’re ready to break out of some old ruts and routines, but the last thing you want is to replace an old routine with a major new commitment.

Breathe. Make space for yourself this month. Give yourself permission to not have any plans if you can help it. Don’t force yourself to think too much about what’s around the corner, either. We can get into some serious planning when the New Year is looming, but the stars this month are urging you not to rush into any big decisions right now. Instead, leave some room in your life and see what shows up to fill those gaps. Let life come to you for once rather than rush out to find an answer to what’s next.

If you do one thing this month: 

Keep some days open where you can get up and do anything you want—with no plans, no expectations and no obligations.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libra illustration: a scale

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

December is a time of re-evaluation for you, Libra. Your priorities are in flux and what was important to you at the start of 2020 might be looking quite different as we head into the end of the year.

Let go of what’s no longer lighting you up—even if it’s something you once desperately wanted. You are going through a personal evolution that will help you to tap into important new opportunities once 2021 rolls around. But before that happens, you’ll have to let go of something that’s taking up space in your mind and heart. Move on with gratitude for the journey you’ve had so far, and get ready for a new chapter to begin.

If you do one thing this month:

Set an intention for one thing you would like to invite into your life in 2021. Write it down, or make symbolic space for it by letting go of something else.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio illustration: a scorpion, lol.

(Illustration: Elham Numan)

You feel like nothing can stop you right now, Scorpio. After a year of stops and starts, you are finally feeling like you’ve gained some ground in an important area of your life. Trust that the decisions you’ve been making are going to get you the results you want. It hasn’t been easy to get this point—you faced some unexpected roadblocks this year that slowed you down sometimes. But now the path is clear, and so are you.

Let your determination guide the way, and enjoy the journey you’re on. Remember that you don’t have to push or struggle so much anymore, so be sure to take a much-deserved break while you’re at it.

If you do one thing this month: 

Treat yourself. Indulge in something you feel is luxurious—whether it’s a hot bubble bath or splurging on something special.

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