While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your communication sector, until Mercury returned in early November there had been no planetary activity here since the end of 2022. This was the last part of your chart for any planet to reach this year, with Mercury’s early return to invest some much needed energy into getting the communication lines open. As if sensing the importance, instead of rushing through in 14 to 15 days as the planet of communication normally would, he put the brakes on and is still here as we move into December. Mercury will leave on 2nd December, but a retrograde turn will bring him back for a double dip visit on 23rd December, where he will end the year. Last year when the Sun left your communication sector this ended all the planetary activity on the communication front for the year, but in the 48 hours since he returned on 23rd November Mars returned for his first visit in two years and the dwarf planet Ceres her first in four years. Both will spend the rest of the year here, with Mercury back before Christmas and Venus returning on 30th December to spend the final days of 2023 and the early weeks of 2024 giving your heart and your relationships a voice. This is putting a lot of focus on communication and this is something that will be an advantage in every aspect of your life, with each planet bringing something different. Meanwhile, as is always the case on the December solstice each year, the Sun’s return to your home and family sector on 22nd December will put the solar spotlight on things close to home over Christmas, New Year and the holiday period. Yet even here there is a lot of focus on communication, with Mercury returning on 2nd December only to retrograde back out on 23rd December, the day after the Sun returns. At the same time, the one planet working to catch up with the rest of the planets of Venus. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus will finally leave Libra on 5th December, bringing you to the point when you can finally cement what you want from the coming year. Venus will then spend from 5th December to 30th December in your income sector, where she will be working to make the final weeks of the year as lucrative as possible. It is then that Venus will join the rest of the planets in your communication sector.
While Jupiter will turn direct in your financial sector this month it is not until 31st December and as New Year’s Day will be the planet of luck and expansion’s first full day in direct motion and Uranus won’t turn direct here until later next month, money matters are still in review mode. This is allowing the other side of the financial fence to squeeze the most out of this financial year as possible and they manage that, just in the nick of time. As you move into the new month there is no planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence after within the space of just 48 hours the Sun, Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres all left your income sector late last month. However, unlike last year while this has left your income sector empty this was not the end of all planetary activity for the year and instead, the best is still to come. Your income sector will remain empty for 10 days, giving you enough time to let things settle before being held back by a retrograde phase earlier in the year Venus, the planet of money will finally return on 5th December. Venus works through the laws of attraction and by boosting your confidence and a belief in yourself. As you can’t attract what you don’t believe you deserve, the two can go hand in hand to create some of the most potentially lucrative weeks of any year. With Venus leaving on 30th December, the day before Jupiter turns direct and money matters begin a resurgence, she will move through in the nick of time. The Moon will make its only visit to your income sector when Venus is here from 9th December to 11th December, something that at the best of times can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. However, not only is the planet of money here but the Moon’s return two days after Neptune’s direct turn in your work sector on 7th December will give work and job matters the green light. The Moon could also have a big impact on Venus’ final days, thanks to returning to your career sector on 27th December as a Full Moon. Meanwhile, the Moon will make its last visit to your financial sector from 22nd December to 24th December, with a chance to ensure your financial instincts are sharp and you are emotionally and intuitively engaged moving into the final days of this financial year.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your income sector, the solar spotlight is always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. Unlike the other side of the sky where Uranus has been in your financial sector since 2019 and Jupiter is working to promote financial growth and expansion from May 2023 to May 2024, your income sector will only be active for a few months this year. However, so much is being packed into such a small amount of time that this has brought you to the most potentially lucrative months of 2023. It began with the dwarf planet Ceres’ return in September to begin her first deep dive into your income needs and priorities in four years, something that allowed you to look beyond the money but also prepared you for what came next. What came next was Mars’ return for his first visit in two years, with the warrior planet of the cosmos returning with the drive to fight for what you deserve. By the time the Sun returned last month even Mercury was here, giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and to think on your feet. This is where things stand at the start of the month, with more planets in your income sector than in any other area of your chart. However, by the end of the month, they will all be gone, creating a sense of urgency. Mercury is here until 10th December, making it important to make the most of his smart head for money while he is here. It is then that the rest will start drawing closer to a point that by the time the Sun leaves on 23rd December, Mars on 24th December and Ceres on 25th December they will be closely aligned. When the Moon moves through from 12th December to 14th December, something that can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger, this will be reaching its peak. Yet while this will leave your income sector empty with Venus, the planet of money not returning until next month, December could be the most lucrative month of the year.