Curl up by the hearth clad in your star-studded finery, astro babes. After November’s megawatt expansions and shake-it-up initiations, December’s cosmic medicine settles the snow in the globe, delivering us straight to the seat of our regalness for queenly acts of completion.
Led by a mashup of action-packed astro energies including Sagittarius, Aries, Capricorn, and Aquarius, this month is not messing around. But instead of a sweaty race to the finish line, we are asked to treat it like a self-confident strut, taking what is naturally ours back into our calmly open arms and powerfully closing the door on what we are no longer meant to track.
What are you ready to bring home? What fits you like a glove? December wants you slow and steady like honey, giving the spoon one final lick as you consider your legacy. Less a harried list of anxious bucket lists and five-year plans, this month asks you to consider how you want to affect the very rooms through which you travel, and how you want to feel in the process.
It is time to lace up your faux-fur lined booties and walk the grounds you already own. The land beneath your feet was custom cut for the self-sufficient serenity of your steps. So ready your reindeers and summon your swagger …
Break out the bubbly and read on for your sign’s celestial cause to call a toast this season …
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
Reason to Celebrate: The Road Not Yet Traveled. More than any other sign, you thrive with the doors and windows wide open. Less a flighty non-committal act, this is actually about your boundless belief that life is rising to meet you, not yet tasted until it is met. Let this holiday be a celebration of the wild unknowns.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
Reason to Celebrate: Private Lives. There is something you possess that is only for the flower of your own damn heart, Capricorn. But you do not need to clutch it close to your chest screaming “mine!” Instead, let this private treasure become an autoerotic act of simply feeling yourself. And let it feel unabashedly good.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
Reason to Celebrate: The Big Picture. As one of the zodiac’s premiere “seers,” you can air traffic control any moment, grasping the network of runways that connect it far into the adventurous future. And while this can sometimes feel like information overload, take this holiday season to remember that all this clarity also reveals the bright blue spacious sky, filled with powerful potential and precious perspective.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
Reason to Celebrate: Threshold Crossings. Look around you Pisces and within you. Something has shifted. It may be by a hair’s breadth degree, but it is more than worthy of your complete attention. While we love to fête the big stuff of life, you are now asked to celebrate any emotional triumph that may be for your eyes only. Wrap it in ribbons and light the candles.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
Reason to Celebrate: Time Itself. While you are often the first sign out of the gate, this year has indoctrinated you into the school of slowness. Take December to remember that you can truly take your time, Aries. You will leave your mark. You will rock this world. And you will do it by making like a rock itself, embracing your capacity for mature duration and letting yourself get tumbled smooth by the sweet experiential stuff of life.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
Reason to Celebrate: The Solid Core. With pattern-breaker Uranus starting its seven-year ride through your sign this year, the invitations to move and shake were major. But amidst all these earthquakes, you found your solid chocolate-core. Celebrate what is unbreakable this December, Taurus, remembering that there is always stillness in the eye of the storm.
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
Reason to Celebrate: Experiential Knowledge. While you are sometimes written off as an endlessly flitting butterfly babe, your adaptive capacities are some of your most audaciously awe-inspiring qualities. December is made for celebrating the wisdom in the many shades of experience you have weathered, Gemini. Arrange all the nectars you have sampled on the mantle and consider their magic.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
November marked a sunbaked, self-centric moment for savoring the goods you have to gift the world. Now, with planetary energies gracing your zone of personal integrity, it is time to bear some sweet responsibility for your very existence. This does not mean shouldering outsized blame burdens that are meant to be shared with another. But it does mean radically adopting some “live and let live” credos that give you and those around you a greater chance to move. Take this month to consider the complex paths that have carried all of us here and rejoice in only having to travel your own.
Reason to Celebrate: The Power of “I.” Though you are a water sign who longs for emotional fusion, this year has brought you into the driver’s seat like none other in recent history. As it comes to a close, celebrate your self with a capital “S.” The choices you have made. The risks you have taken to become more and more of you. The case for your courage can’t be overstated, dear Cancer.
LEO OR LEO RISING
Reason to Celebrate: The Eternal Flame. More than any other sign, you have the power to fall in love with every facet of existence, Leo, and December wants you to remember this preciously purring prowess. Make eyes at the street trees. Rub up against your apartment walls. The world wants your hands on it.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
Reason to Celebrate: Sweet Solitude. In the Tarot, the Hermit card rules your sign. Rather than the resignation of a lonely life apart, this energy activates a trust in the specific contours of ourselves. In the nature that we have made peace with and started to sport like a comfy silk dressing gown. Gift yourself the sensual self-sovereignty of these solitary knowings this season.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
Reason to Celebrate: Space Making. Your capacity to float above is cause to rejoice this December, Libra. Instead of endless toil towards the just-out-of-reach ideal, let it be an act of space creation. Whether it is the simple way laughter can amplify a room, or purging your purse of extraneous items, this month is meant for liberatory light travels.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
Reason to Celebrate: The Imperfectly Perfect Present. Sink into the “now” this month, Scorpio. Take extra helpings of what is already here. Catch a buzz off the “isness” of things, exactly as they are. Like an immersive theatrical spectacle, December wants you to be part of its world without reservation.