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The Planets This Month: December 2018

November 26, 2018

Aired Monday, 26 November 2018, 9:00 PM ET

The Planets This Month: December 2018

December opens with a passionate and somewhat volatile feel, as Venus sashays into Scorpio, unleashing plenty of sensual energy but also strong potential for jealousy and obsession. With Mercury turning direct – also in Scorpio – a few days later on December 6th, communication gets slightly easier, but the devil is in the detail. Be sure to pin down exactly what someone means before trusting them. This will be especially important on December 7th, when a confusing Mars-Neptune conjunction makes it easy both to mislead and to be misled.

Fortunately, also on December 7th we have a breezy, optimistic Sagittarius New Moon. Any mistrust which occurs due to misunderstandings can be quickly swept away if there is positive good intent from all parties. Once Mercury shifts back into Sagittarius on December 12th, minor angst should be forgotten, and cosmic energies take an optimistic step forward.

The middle of December is quiet, astrologically speaking. However, a fiery trine between the Sun and Uranus on December 20th does hint at surprises and possibly shocks – it may be the holiday season, but there’s no need to go crazy, especially with finances! The solstice on December 21st marks the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and the arrival of the Sun in responsible Capricorn. This is a moment to look back at the year which is almost over, and to tie up lose ends ahead of the festivities.

A confusing Mercury-Neptune square may lead to forgetfulness or last-minute hitches on December 24th, but a warm and hospitable Leo Moon ensures that festive goodwill wins out. As 2018 draws to a close, warrior planet Mars arrives “home” in Aries on December 31st – so passions may flare alongside the New Year fireworks.

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