What an amazing time of year, astrologically. We have major planetary changes happening this week bringing lots of new energy. The New Moon in Sagittarius on Monday makes this a great time for expressing your holiday joy.
On December 19th, the planet of order and structure, Saturn, moves into its natural sign of Capricorn for a two-and-a-half year stay, bringing in some more stable energy. Mercury starts his move out of retrograde on Friday the 22nd and your plans will begin to manifest steady and strong. There's a lovely, dreamy Pisces moon on Christmas Eve that shifts into grounded, earthy Capricorn on Christmas Day, setting the perfect mood for honoring family traditions.
And whew! By Christmas day, you'll want to make sure to leave time for a BIG after-dinner nap. Here's how all of this can play out for your Sun Sign or Ascendant, courtesy of astrologer Suzie Kerr Wright, who wishes a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Yule, Happy Solstice, and peace and joy to all.
Aries: March 20–April 20
Last-minute responsibilities at work may have you pushing back your travel plans, but it's only a temporary delay. As Mercury goes direct, you'll get to Grandmother's house on time!
Taurus: April 20–May 21
Take that bonus from work and splurge on that special gift for your love, while putting the balance toward your future. Long-term financial goals now become a focus.
Gemini: May 21–June 21
Finally! Saturn moves out of your opposing sign. As you feel better about your own financial future, you may be ready to make a long-term relationship commitment. Perhaps a Christmas engagement?
Cancer : June 21–July 22
An interesting time for relationships, as the tried and true are solidified and any that are not solid begin to take a back seat. Don't try to be everything to everyone.
Leo: July 22–August 23
Reaching out to friends and family you haven't spoken to much all year gets you in a holiday mood. You'll want to share recent good news about work with everyone!
Virgo: August 23–September 23
New Moon in Sagittarius and Mercury Retrograde has had you frustrated with holiday plans but as the new week unfolds, things begin to fall into place as a loved one steps up to help. There was nothing to worry about after all!
Libra: September 23–October 23
Mid-week begins to feel like you've taken the Santa Express to crazy town! Fascinating encounters near home fuel inspiration, and Christmas day feels like the homecoming it should be.
Scorpio: October 23–November 22
The New Moon in Sagittarius gives you a chance to review your income (and spending), and find just enough money to be generous to your love with out-of-this-world gifts. You may even get lucky with some last-minute bargains!
Sagittarius: November 22–December 21
Saturn leaves your sign, giving you a sense of relief. During its time in your sign, you learned how to manage your business both personally and professionally, so now it's time to move forward with a new focus and determination while Mercury goes direct in your sign around the New Moon in Sag! There are lots of gifts from the planets, if you use them right.
Capricorn: December 21–January 20
Saturn's shift to your sign begins a two-and-a-half year reevaluation of how others perceive you. Now that he's out of your 12th house of emotional limitations, you are ready to take on the world. Start by renewing your vows, or taking new ones.
Aquarius: January 20 –February 18
Romance is closer than you think as a friend suddenly shows a deeper interest. Attached Aquarians can make fascinating new friends at holiday events, so don't miss one!
Pisces: February 18–March 20
Be on your toes at an office holiday gathering. You're making brownie points with the bosses just by being true to yourself as they may be considering you for a next-level position based on your positive attitude.