December 2023

The last month of 2023 and the year itself ends in a near perfect way. There are no big changes, no major challenges and there is just one area of your chart where all planetary activity will have ended by the end of the year. However, even there you have everything needed to make these final weeks count. This is not only the ideal way to end the year but offers a chance to move into your new solar year with confidence. It was just a day after the Sun returned to Sagittarius last month that Mars returned, bringing you to the start of your birthday month and new solar year and a new two year Mars cycle in the space of just over 24 hours. This means that when the Sun leaves Sagittarius and brings your birthday month to a close on 22nd December, Mars will not only stay on but won’t leave until early January. With Mercury, who will leave on 2nd December retrograding back in on 23rd December, Venus not even returning until 30th December and the dwarf planet Ceres, who returned two days into your birthday month to begin her first deep dive into your personal needs and priorities in four years not leaving until February, this takes all the urgency out of your birthday month. Meanwhile, while this is giving you time to set the coming year on the right course, thanks to Mercury you are also getting a jump on the Sun’s return to your income sector on 22nd December. This is the point in each year that the solar spotlight will always shift onto your income situation, matters and options. However, for the first time in 12 years while Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion is in your work sector, thanks to the asteroid Juno your career sector still active and to team up with Pluto, the planet of change and revolution in your income sector for the last time in our lifetime. The Sun might return at this time each year, but with Jupiter turning direct on New Year’s Eve and Pluto leaving next month, the scene is set for an explosive start to 2024. In the meantime, Mercury will return to your income sector on 2nd December with the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game, but as he will turn retrograde on 13th December and retrograde back out 10 days later, with time to explore your options.

December 2023

As you move into December and the last month of 2023 it is Venus, the planet of love who is the fastest planet in the heavens, something that as she races through the heavens in an effort to try and catch up with the Sun will see her spend time in three different areas of your chart. This is in contrast to the four months that Venus had spent in an adventurous part of your chart from June to October. Venus is practically burning rubber, but in the process, you get to experience the planet of love’s influence in different ways. Venus will start the month in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where until leaving on 5th September she will be working with the laws of attraction and synchronicity to put you in the right place at the right time. It is then that 12 days after your birthday month and new solar year began that Venus will return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. With the more mundane business of bringing your old solar year and an old two year Mars cycle home done, she can make it more about taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love’s memory lane. With both planets in your romantic sector still in retrograde motion and with Chiron not turning direct until 27th December and the dwarf planet Eris until next month, this will add to a sense of romantic nostalgia while giving you better access to the doors open to the past and second chances. It is while Venus is here that the Moon will make its last visit to your romantic sector for the year and the last while both planets here are in retrograde motion, from 20th December to 22nd December. This will amplify a sense of romantic nostalgia but also a sense of anticipation, with the first of the two planets in your romantic sector just days away from turning direct and Venus just days away from leaving and returning to Sagittarius on 30th December. Once again Venus will miss the Sun but will return to find Mars still in Sagittarius, bringing the planets of love and passion together in your sign for the first time in 17 years. Meanwhile, returning on 24th December but gone by 27th December, the Moon will be spending Christmas in your relationship sector this year.

December 2023

The Sun’s return to your income sector on the December solstice is the point in each year when the solar spotlight will always shift onto your income situation, matters and options. While that is still the case this year, you will have a head start by then and not just because Pluto has been in your income sector for most of the last 15 years. Since the planet of change and revolution returned in 2008 things have never gone off the boil but while his job is to see things change and evolve, this was never an urgent agenda, until now. Pluto did leave in March, but he retrograded back in less than three months later and having been here continuously since 2008, this was more a chance to step back. Once again Pluto is getting ready to leave and this time, he will leave on the same day as the Sun on 21st January. With the Sun here during Pluto’s final month and as they will be meeting up here for the last time in our lifetime, this will begin a call to bring things home and to implement the change that you have been working towards for the last 15 years. However, December is more preparation for the rest push to bring things home and to make things happen, which will begin when Mars returns in early January, something that will bring the planets of war and revolution together. However, the first steps will begin at the start of December, when Mercury returns on 2nd December. Returning nearly three weeks ahead of the Sun, this is a chance to use his smart head for money to get your head in the game and around your options. However, sensing that the main action will take place next month and aware that while he will usually rush through in 14 to 15 days that this time this won’t do, Mercury will already have the brakes on when he returns. This will see Mercury turn retrograde on 13th December and then retrograde back out 10 days later, a day after the Sun’s return. Mercury will be here when the Moon makes its last visit for the year from 14th December to 16th December, something that can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. Meanwhile, while the Moon will have gone from your financial sector by 2nd December, starting the month here will ensure your financial instincts are sharp from the start, while you will get a read on money matters when it returns from 27th December to 29th December.