Cosmic Cannibal Horoscopes: December 2019 and Beyond

By Camille Liptak, staff writer

This is the last December of the decade. That’s right: THE DECADE. Naturally, the 20-teens have to go out in style by cramming seven transit shifts into this December.

On the 3rd, Jupiter, the planet of luck, entered Capricorn, where it will stay until December 20th, 2020. During this year-and-some-odd-days long transit through the earth sign, Jupiter will help us solidify our long-range goals. On the other side of the cosmos, where things move more swiftly, Mercury, the planet of communication and thinking, enters Sagittarius on the 10th. Overly optimistic thinking carry us through to the 29th when Mercury enters Capricorn. The full moon in Gemini on the 12th promises plenty of conversations that bring closure. Though still in Capricorn, Venus enters Aquarius on the 20th, bringing with it an extreme change in values. The holiday season is in full swing by the time the Sun enters Capricorn on the 22nd. And as if that isn’t enough Capricorn energy, there’s a Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on the 26th.

Is there a better way to wrap up 2019 than with a lunation ancients feared because when they saw it, they thought primordial deities were swallowing the sun? Of course there isn’t!

Aries

Assuming you read the introduction, you know that December is an illuminating month. (Notice I said illuminating, and not positive— you’ll see why.) Moral-and-honor bound, your status and station in life expands with Jupiter-in-Capricorn, as you reach a level of maturity never before known. Positivity and big-picture thinking are in effect thanks to Mercury-in-Sagittarius, though details matter less and restlessness leaves you thinking only about opportunity. Evaluate your efforts and complete an end-of-the-year project on the Gemini Full moon; clear communication with yourself and others manifests change… For two weeks, love feels like a burden until you set limits, postpone pleasure, and prioritize your happiness without guilt or shame. Starting the 20th, there’s a push/pull between holding on and letting go as you long for security and independence. Strive for balance between the two. Long-term goals are achieved through endurance and self-discipline, and the Capricorn Solar Eclipse presents opportunities for both. Establish your position on a current affair and go public with your feelings; just remember: personal evolutions take time, like, a long time…  

Taurus

Travel, publishing, and higher education all work in tandem to expand your worldview while Jupiter transits Capricorn. Purposeful yet progressive, you’re striving towards concrete changes. Find a guru– be it teacher, spiritual book, or foreign philosophy — and start a course of study. The payoff? Advancement of your ~special~ skills. Mercury-in-Sagittarius revs up your inner researcher. Be unrelenting in your search for truth and justice, and collect evidence to prove a theory on which you’ve been dwelling. On the 12th, you’re the go-between for the final time this year, but polarizing thoughts and feelings about your worth surface; squash any rivalries and resist the urge to compare your intellect to that of other people. Stability arrives amidst chaos starting the 20th, and you feel apart and above everyone else with Venus-in- Aquarius. Haughtiness isn’t your bag, so be fair & honest, and improve your standing with bosses and co-workers. The Capricorn solar eclipse on the 26th is a coup d’œil for 2020 — whatever you choose to believe on this day sets the tone for the year ahead…  

Gemini

Greater, more positive changes bloom with Jupiter-in-Capricorn. Desire meet responsibility, and collaborative bargains make life more rewarding. Other people’s resources become beneficial and help you dig deep into your depths and exhume your hidden talents… Storytelling abilities skyrocket with Mercury-in-Sagittarius; curiosity fuels a need to make connections. Though creative and innovative, watch that those stories (i.e.: lies) don’t distort reality –especially as it pertains to one-on-one relationships. Keep searching for meaning & authenticity. The end is nigh on the 12th with the full moon in your sign. Matters of the Self come to fruition and certain plans take a sudden change. Know that whatever happens, there’s no turning back. Heart expansion begins the 20th, and while you’re still in the thick of an emotional evolution, Venus-in-Aquarius broadens your mind and worldly outlook further with new and unusual romantic experiences. Insight increases tenfold. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse initiates a change in resources shared with others with an opportunity for an intimate encounter. Ponder life’s mysteries and your long-term legacy with this eclipse while the future and the past collide… 

Cancer

Commitments deepen and expand with Jupiter-in-Capricorn. Oughts and Shoulds plague you as you think long and hard about one-on-one partnerships whilst seeking harmony with close contacts. Troubleshoot disappointments and bring order to the chaos that is your personal growth with Mercury-in-Sagittarius; this transit encourages you to adapt to the shifting tides and have faith in risks you’re taking. With the Gemini full moon on the 12th, secure some private time to soul search and meditate, but don’t fret if conclusions are out of reach: Neptune’s angle to this moon doesn’t allow for much mental clarity. Thanks to Venus-in-Aquarius, feelings about relationship needs are mixed; love may seem at once magnificent and unattainable, as though it exists only in your imagination. Though charisma is heightened, you crave greater intimacy as well as greater freedom. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse on the 26th places extra emphasis on relationships and the karma they carry. Don’t let compliance or a need-to-be liked interfere with significant decisions. Express feelings clearly, but watch out: friends may turn into foes. Balance is possible…

Leo

Learn from experience and prepare for an upsurge in plans, new projects, and lists. Jupiter’s transit through Capricorn coaxes out your industrious & practical sides; productivity thrives as you work hard and get life in order. This year-long transit is preparing you for your big debut…  Thoughts of romance and fun burgeon as Mercury transits Sagittarius. More open-minded, a wide array of subjects interest you, and this spell of light-hearted learning is both creative & edifying: what you learn will soon prove useful. The Gemini full moon on the 12th closes the chapter on a friendship, group goal, or higher hope; this cessation is as unexpected as it is long-lasting (and potentially positive). Starting the 20th, feelings of specialness attract attention from unusual people with Venus-in-Aquarius. Work and love partnerships receive equal consideration as you balance longings for freedom and serious commitment. Affections are steady and alternatively aloof. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse on the 26th is the penultimate lunation for organization & goal-setting. Establish new priorities for efficiency and your daily approach to work. Competency and communication soar… 

Virgo

Very good news! Jupiter-(and the Sun)-in-Capricorn are giving you the courage to be who you truly are. There’s no holding back or hiding from the world: creativity, love, and relationships with your kids — they all benefit from Jupiter’s year-long transit. With Mercury-in-Sagittarius, family squabbles urge you to fly from the nest. Reflect on ways to improve the situation at home, instead of fleeing. The Gemini full moon exhumes issues related to your standing with your parents and the community-at-large. Talk through them to work through them. While enjoyment is on the top of your to-do list, starting the 20th, you’re back to being practical and productive (if not a bit prickly at times). Thanks to Venus-in-Aquarius, self-discipline and a need-for-freedom swell, but there’s a tug-of-war between closeness and distance. Watch that your increased self-sufficiency doesn’t make you impersonal. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse rekindles urges to play, have fun, and partake in lavish self-care. It’s also a good day to reevaluate investments and discern how they are affecting you. Bottom line: boost your self-esteem…

Libra

Legend has it Jupiter-in-Capricorn is a detrimental transit. For the next year, peace & security of your innermost self comes to the fore. This starts with your home, family, and past. True, Jupiter-in-Capricorn may be tough as it has you searching for security, but the transit expands nurturing instincts, urging you to parent your career and personal life. Restless thoughts bridge the gap between realism & idealism with Mercury-in-Sagittarius, but waning objectivity blots out the negative. Avoid overreaching to prove a point in your friendly conversations… Travel plans are finalized near the Gemini full moon; in-laws arrive, and you question your existence. With Venus-in-Aquarius, fun takes its rightful place in your agenda: Romance, entertainment, and creative activities take precedence over family squabbles. On the Capricorn Solar Eclipse, which, incidentally, is right in the midst of the holidays, a significant exchange with parental figures and/or a psychic experience (à la Ebenezer Scrooge) sparks serious self-examination. These potentially ghastly and/or ghostly interactions leads you to plant new seeds for personal growth. Next year, those seeds take root… 

Scorpio

So you’re wondering how to manifest your dreams? Thanks to Jupiter-in-Capricorn, you don’t have to go far to get far. Important contacts act as couriers, carrying the counsel needed to expand your plans. An increase in organizational thinking helps break past barriers holding you back. Success attainable… Question your values during Mercury-in-Sagittarius: What is your true worth? Be open and honest about the self-assigned price tag, and try to avoid restless negotiations. Shared resources are emphasized on the 12th with the full moon. This lunation demands that you look at business investments and/or personal involvements with a detached curiosity. Because it’s in Gemini, communication is encouraged (and unavoidable). Constant movement in November caused you to lose your sense of place, but starting the 20th, Venus-in-Aquarius brings a sense of calm to the homefront. Attitudes towards family and female friends shift; tolerance & sympathy increase, but so does sensitivity & moodiness. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse stimulates a desire to learn & gives opportunities to connect. Take a short trip or connect with siblings; knowledge gained will surprise you… 

Sagittarius

Success is a dish best served cold — or maybe that’s revenge… Either way, during its year-long transit, Jupiter-in-Capricorn has you obsessed with self-development. Opportunities to make some major money manifest, but so too do obsessions with making, saving, and spending money; align your values to balance opulence and abundance; don’t waste hard-earned dough on nonessentials. Thinking and talking fast? Blame Mercury-in-Sagittarius. Your jaw is constantly moving as you gab your way through countless ideas. Ask yourself: Is this need to express disguising your need to prove how smart you are? The Gemini full moon on the 12th stresses close relationships with business partners, lovers, or rivals. Lingering issues will be finalized or resolved, but former flames might turn into frenemies if bridges burn too quickly. With Venus-in-Aquarius, friends are all that matter. Your social life gets even broader; nearly everyone fascinates you. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse is a chance to question your values & insecurities. Do you buy ostentatious assets to amp up your status? Resign to repress the desire to impress; your inner stock skyrockets…

Capricorn

Confident magnetic, dynamic — no, I’m not describing Leo, I’m describing you. During the course of its year-long transit through Capricorn, Jupiter sparks an urge for self-discovery, gifting you with a surplus of enthusiasm, energy, and the aforementioned increase in bravado. As long as you don’t overemphasize your importance, you’ll achieve a great deal of growth. Foundations built are time-honored… Opinions and truths go unspoken with Mercury-in-Sagittarius. Danger lies in this subconscious withholding. Air grievances with less snark and more brevity. This transit favors research, reflection, & idealistic realism. The Gemini full moon puts your health and habits in the spotlight. Self-denial isn’t so bad (unless your a hedonist), in fact, breaking up with bad habits enhances your overall productivity. Starting the 20th, Venus-in-Aquarius attracts people to you. Because you’re extra-detached, you handle friends with finesse. Just watch out for insensitivity and aloofness. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse puts focus back on you. This is the day for new beginnings: Change your outlook (or maybe your appearance) in your pursuit of Self. The future you sends its regards…

Aquarius

All that you’ve renounced resurfaces with Jupiter-in-Capricorn. This year-long transit is expanding all lingering (long-avoided) psychological issues. Mysteries are solved; fantasies flourish; and old wounds heal. None of this happens right away, though. Remember: Lasting change takes time… With Mercury’s transit through Sagittarius, fastens your wavering attention to the future, namely your expectations and long-term life goals. Insight and intuition allow you to examine these ambitions with a clear, level-head. Your social life picks up in the days leading up to the Gemini full moon; a romantic or platonic relationship goes to another level. Starting the 20th, Venus begins its transit through your sign. Creative, affectionate, and more desirous of peace, you become the ingenious go-between for friends and family. Relish the attention while you can. The Capricorn Solar Eclipse exhorts you to sacrifice your status, swallow your pride, and face the skeletons in your closet (not literally, of course, unless you have skeletons in your closet; that’s weird if you do). Confront the unseen and clean your emotional/mental slate. Reclaimed power will supervene… 

Pisces

People of influence are gravitating towards you. Over the course of its year-long transit, Jupiter-in-Capricorn assists in manifesting your goals through the collective. In plainspeak: you’re gonna gain and grow through friends. Who, when, and how is entirely up to you. On the other side of the cosmos, Mercury-in-Sagittarius emblazons your career thinking. ‘Tis the season to come out of your ivory tower and think about your practical skills. Worry less about whether or not decisions are “right”; worry more about them substantiating long-term goals. The Gemini full moon highlights your home & personal life. Karmic affairs come to a conclusion Boundaries blur with Venus-in-Aquarius. You’re seeking spiritual peers (see a pattern yet?), but gullibility interferes. Excessive sympathy and freehandedness unleash your savior instincts. Just remember: you need rescuing too. New friendships form near the 26th thanks to the Capricorn Solar Eclipse. These fascinatingly peculiar new peeps assist in setting new life goals for 2020. The seeds of new beginnings will crystalize and sprout over the next year, so pick a star and wish on it!

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