Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking before returning on the December solstice to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to begin the wind down of your current solar year, this is always a month that will see a significant shift. Your friendship sector is in the most social and serendipitous part of your chart and with the Sun here as we approach the festive seasons and the end of year catch ups, this gets off to a vibrant start, with people to see and places to go. However, by the time you get to Christmas and the holiday period the Sun will always be in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and with the wind down of your old solar year underway, you will feel the need to step back. This year this will still be going full speed by the time the Sun leaves and is not going to slow down, for while the Sun will leave your friendship sector and begin the month long wind down of your old solar year on 22nd December Mars, making his first visit in two years is here for the rest of the year. Even Mercury, who will leave and return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to prepare the way for the Sun’s return on 2nd December will have a change of mind, turning retrograde on 13th December and then retrograding back into your friendship sector 10 days later. This is also delaying really getting focused on the wind down of your old solar year until after the New Year, but with the Sun and Pluto both set to return to Aquarius on 21st January, this can be done after this year is over. Meanwhile, currently the fastest planet in the solar system is Venus, who held back by a retrograde phase earlier in the year is racing through the heavens as she tries to catch up with the rest of the planets, which she will partly do by the end of the year. By the time you move into the new month it has been nearly six weeks since the Sun left an adventurous part of your chart and all planetary activity should have ended, but until leaving on 5th December Venus will be working to keep the spirit of adventure alive. It is then that Venus will return to your career sector, this time just 12 days after the Sun and 10 days after the last planet left. Until leaving on 30th December Venus will work to bring this professional year home and with an eye on the money. It is then, in the final days of the year that Venus will catch up with Mars, Mercury and Ceres.
While there is no planetary activity on the romantic or relationship fronts as you move into the final month of the year, this isn’t the time of year that you would expect any. However, while the Moon will make its last visits to your romantic and relationship sectors this month, everything you need to make this a good month on both fronts has already been invested. It was only in October that Venus, the planet of love wrapped up a four month visit to your relationship sector, her longest in our lifetime and that just days later the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships ended her first visit here in four years. This has given you everything needed to continue the journey with confidence, with the Moon returning with a chance to check in twice this month. The Moon will move through for the first time from 2nd December to 4th December, bringing a chance as it does with each monthly visit to become more emotionally engaged. This is when you get to check back in with the legacy that Venus and Juno have left you with while at the same time, a friendly aspect to the planets in your communication sector will offer a chance to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice. The Moon will return for its last visit for the year from 29th December to 31st December, something that will allow you to end 2023 and begin 2024 emotionally engaged. Meanwhile, while the Moon won’t return for its last visit to your romantic sector for the year until 24th December, not leaving until 26th December this brings the promise of a romantically charged Christmas. However, thanks to a Full Moon in your romantic sector at the end of last month and with Venus, the planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart until 5th December, there is a strong sense of romance and adventure in the air from the start. This might wane as the month progresses, but the Moon will give this a boost when it returns to your romantic sector on Christmas Eve.
On the income side of the financial fence, as you move into the new month there is likely to be a sense that you are waiting for something, with a pregnant pause evident from the start, but also a sense of anticipation and that you are ready to hit the ground running when you get the chance. What you are waiting for is Neptune’s direct turn in your income sector on 7th December, something that will finally take the brakes off. Saturn turned direct here last month, but as a planet that will always measure twice and cut once, he has been happy to wait, especially as he knows that the professional conditions have yet to become ideal but are about to. It is on 5th December, just two days before Neptune’s direct turn that Venus, the planet of money will make a belated return to your career sector. By the time Venus returns your career sector will have been empty for 10 days since the Sun, Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres all left within the space of 48 hours last month. This created a lot of momentum and resources that Venus will be keen to exploit when she returns to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. With Neptune turning direct and taking the brakes off income potential two days after Venus’ return, this will allow the planets of money and dreams to join forces. Venus is in your career sector until 30th December and a friendly aspect to both Saturn and Neptune as she moves through will put them in harmony, bringing the year to a positive end on the income and career fronts. Helping to exploit this will be the Moon’s return to your income sector from 18th December to 20th December, something that can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. However, returning to your work sector on 27th December, this Moon could act as a catalyst across the income, work and career fronts. Meanwhile, on the other side of the financial fence when it comes to your financial situation and money matters there should be a quiet sense of confidence and resolve.