As we move into the last month of 2022 there are still some major developments ahead, with Jupiter’s return to Aries on 21st December top of the list. It was at the end of October after already spending five months in your sign that the planet of luck and expansion retrograded back out, letting things settle as he retrograded back into a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. This has given you a chance to go back and tie up the loose ends of your old 12 year Jupiter cycle, before fully committing to a new 12 year cycle of expansion when he returns. Of course, Jupiter has already spent five months here by then, giving you a chance to look to the future with no going back. The Sun and the faster planets are also on the move for the last time this year, with all three starting the month in an adventurous part of your chart before returning to your career sector, where they will see out the year. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery but this year Mercury and Venus are here as well. Until he leaves on 7th December Mercury will focus on turning your bucket list into a game plan while Venus will continue to fuel a desire for adventure until she leaves on 10th December. This will see the Sun keep the solar spotlight on the more adventurous side of life’s fence while Venus and Mercury join up with Pluto in your career sector to bring this professional year home. With the dwarf planet Ceres leaving your work sector on 19th December and after the momentum from last month’s eclipsing Full Moon in your income sector still playing out, this will energise things across the income, work and career fronts while the Sun is still working to ensure life doesn’t become all work and no play. This will shift when the Sun returns to your career sector on 22nd December, turning the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options as he does at this time each year.
While this is not an overtly active month on the romantic or relationship fronts, there is enough to make this a good month on both fronts. To start with, it is the spirit of romance that is getting a boost, benefiting from having Venus, the planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart until 10th December. With no planetary activity in your romantic sector, Venus is the next best thing as she works to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together as you move into what can be the busiest part of any year. While Venus will have left by the time the Moon moves through your romantic sector from 12th December to 14th December, returning just two days later gives the Moon’s last visit of the year a chance to amplify the impact from Venus’ stay. Underlining this from the start is having Mars in your communication sector, with his longest visit in eight decades moving into a pivotal phase. It was the warrior planet’s return in August that began what is normally a six week war on communication barriers, something that will always benefit your relationships. It was at the end of October that Mars turned retrograde, something that will keep him here until March 2023. What could lead to a communication breakthrough is a Full Moon in your communication sector on 8th December. Mars will spend the rest of the year in retrograde motion, so will the on hand to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from 17th December to 19th December. It is just two days later that the real benefits of this will be felt when the dwarf planet returns to your relationship sector on 19th December to begin her first deep dive into your relationship needs and priorities in four years. Ceres and Mars will work as a team and in mutual support until they both leave in March.
When the Sun left your financial sector last month, he not only left it empty but just 30 days after he returned with Venus to put the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters for the first time this year. Compared to the continuous planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence, the money gods spent just 30 days focused on the side of the financial fence where it is more about what you do with and how you manage the money you have. By the time you move into the new month it has only been nine days since the Sun left, making it important to keep processing the information gained. Because the Moon returned just before the Sun left and by the time you move into December it has been less than a week since it left, this allows you to start the month with your financial instincts sharp and everything needed to move forward with confidence. Apart from the Moon’s return to your financial sector from 19th December to 21st December, with its last visit for the year a chance to tie up loose ends, the money gods have shifted all their focus back onto the income side of the financial fence. What will really shift your attention off money and back onto income matters is the Moon’s return to your income sector from 5th December to 7th December. Coming full circle from last month’s eclipsing Full Moon, the first total lunar eclipse here in December, this is when anything triggered then will be running its course. This will also ensure your nose for money is sharp as Mercury returns to your career sector on 7th December and Venus, the planet of money just three days later on 10th December. With Uranus in his last full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, this will make it easier to exploit the doors still open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential.