Right now, the fastest planet in the solar system is Venus and over the course of the month, as she races to catch up with the rest of the faster planets, she is covering a lot of ground. Venus, who from June to October had spent four months in your work sector, will spend time in three different areas of your chart this month, spreading her magic and ability to turn desires into reality around. Venus will begin the month in your financial sector, where until leaving on 5th December will be working as the planet of money to fuel your financial confidence, update your financial desires and expectations and work to turn those desires into reality. With the Sun, Mercury, Mars and even the dwarf planet Ceres having already moved through, the basics have been done. It is then that 10 days after the last planet left your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, something that last year brought all planetary activity here for the year to a close, Venus will finally return on 5th December. This is where Venus will spend the majority of the month and at the same time that the last month of this professional year gains some serious momentum, until leaving on 30th December she will not only continue to fuel a desire for adventure but will work to turn desires into reality. This can help to balance what is likely to be a busy month. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your career sector, but this year Mars is here as well. Mars returned during the Sun’s first full day here, with his return on 24th November firing up your warrior and competitive spirit along with the drive to make things happen. With Mars not leaving until early January, even though the Sun will leave your career sector on 22nd December in order to spend Christmas, New Year and the holiday period in your friendship sector, the warrior planet of the cosmos will continue to fire things up professionally and competitive spirit in general. This is where Venus will end the year when she leaves an adventurous part of your chart and returns to your career sector on 30th December. Even Mercury, who will leave on 2nd December will retrograde back on 23rd December and will end the year here as well. This professional year won’t have an endpoint and instead will continue to roll into 2024.
While there is no planetary activity in your romantic sector and you only have the asteroid Juno in your relationship sector, both matters of the heart and your relationships punch well above their weight this month. On the romantic front, this is thanks to having Venus, the planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart from 5th December to 30th December and to a romantically charged Full Moon on 27th December. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of love is late to return to an adventurous part of your chart this year and even though this is likely to be a busy month, she will be determined to make up for lost time. A host of planets have already moved through, but while Mars has done his best to fuel a passion for adventure, only Venus is going to inject the spirit of romance into the mix. Having the Moon move through your romantic sector from 27th December to 29th December and leave during Venus’ last full day in an adventurous part of your chart was always going to see the spirit of romance and adventure spike during her final days. That this is not only a Full Moon but that it falls during the holiday period, is going to give this additional juice. As Venus will be leaving a day later and there will be no Full Moons in your romantic sector in 2024, this is something that needs to be seized. Meanwhile, while only a minor player, as the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships, having Juno in your relationship sector was always going to be an advantage. Especially as she has not only already formed a partnership with Jupiter in your communication sector but a retrograde turn in January will keep her here until August. This has created a subtle but strong link on the communication and relationship fronts that will continue for months. There will be a chance to take advantage of this when the Moon makes its last visit to your relationship sector for the year from 4th December to 7th December, before returning on New Year’s Day.
While there is some competition between the two sides of the financial fence from the start and the potential for some financial tension, this is already separating as you move into the new month, with the resources to turn this into motivation. It was at the end of November that a clash between Venus, the planet of money in your financial sector and the dwarf planet Eris, the warrior princess of the cosmos in your income sector peaked. With Eris in your income sector since 1926, every planet that moves through your financial sector each year will always clash and this is something that over the years you have come to recognise as a rallying call on both sides of the financial fence. The difference this year is that it happened just as Venus was crossing the lunar nodes, which until they leave in January 2025 are policing a balance between money coming in and money going out. If there were any balance issues this would have come to a head late last month. However, with Venus not only leaving your financial sector on 5th December but ending all planetary activity on this side of the financial fence, it won’t take much to turn this into motivation. Especially the motivation to make the most of the final days of Venus’ mission to fuel your financial confidence, update your financial desires and expectations and turn those desires into reality. It is after Venus leaves that the Moon’s last visit to your financial sector for the year will bring a chance to tie up loose ends as it moves through from 7th December to 9th December. Meanwhile, on the other side of the financial fence, a host of new planetary activity on the career front is helping to not only fire up your motivation but with Eris in her last full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, fight to make the most of the doors still open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. This will get a boost from having Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos in your career sector and in harmony all month. The Moon’s last visit to your income sector for the year will sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger as it moves through from 20th December to 22nd December.