Two is your magic number this December as the Sun takes its annual spin through the most partnership-driven zones of your chart. This kind of #twinning is just your speed, Gemini! December marks the first full month of expansive Jupiter's lengthy visit to Sagittarius and your seventh house of committed relationships, which is happening from November 8, 2018, until December 2, 2019. Joining forces with the right like-minded people will take you both so much farther.
Under the influence of Jupiter, the planet of personal growth and evolution, you might realize that YOU'VE outgrown certain people. Can you move to the next level…or is it better to just move on? Not everyone on Team Gemini will necessarily make the cut for your 2019 inner circle. This month, you might find yourself making a list and name-checking it twice. Who's really got your back, Gem—and how can you give THOSE people your best energy? Make like your fellow Gemini the Notorious B.I.G. this holiday season and "give to the needy, not the greedy."
With the energizing Sun in Sagittarius until December 21, Jupiter's powers are activated and amplified. Is it time to make things official with a certain someone? Whether for work, a creative collaboration or romance, Geminis could be signing on for the long haul this month. But TRY to wait until after December 6, when your ruling planet, Mercury, ends a three-week retrograde that's been scrambling communication and decision-making since November 16.
Another incentive to wait? December 7 brings the year's only Sagittarius new moon, the perfect kickoff for a conversation about combining your powers with a kindred spirit. Get ready for a fresh start around relationships, contracts and allies—and maybe even a holiday season proposal (whether it comes with a ring, some bling or just an intriguing offer).
This new moon will kick off a fresh six-month cycle, so there's no need to rush into something totally binding. But you COULD be eager to sign on the dotted line because December 7 will also bring a rare conjunction between go-getter Mars and manifestation-magnet Neptune. This powerful planetary combo will fall in Pisces, heating up your tenth house of career and ambition. One of your goals might land on the fast track—and the way things transpire could feel serendipitously guided. Neptune's softer touch will offset some of the harshness of Mars, so use this window to make a big ask. You'll be irresistible.
Mars will remain in Pisces until December 31 (leaving a little after 9:00 pm EST), so the rest of the year is prime time for your goals and professional plans. You could be extra-inspired to make resolutions and get a jump-start on them—and since Mars only visits every two years, you'll be wise to capitalize on this aspiring energy. But pace yourself because Mars can also ramp up stress levels. Work demands could easily spill into your holiday break if you put too many responsibilities on your plate, so careful what you sign up for, Gemini.
You'll get an extra burst of focus on December 21, when the Sun starts its monthlong plunge into Capricorn and your intimate eighth house. Narrow your viewfinder and conserve your energy as you might be craving a little more privacy—or high-quality one-on-one time—over the crazed crowds. Even the most gregarious Geminis could get a "human hangover" if you don't pause between parties for some rejuvenating downtime. Strong emotions can come up in waves now, and you might need space to process them. This sexy cycle is perfect for getting cozy under the Christmas lights (or in a dimly lit corner) with a sizzling someone.
With the Sun in your strategic eighth house, you might want to dive into a detailed project and finish it up before the calendar turns. You could even find yourself flush with cash! On December 22, the second Cancer full moon of 2018 arrives (the first was the January 1 supermoon), bookending the year by beaming into your second house of work, money and confidence. You can end the year with a financial coup or maybe an exciting job offer. Sure, most people might have clocked out for the holidays, but if you're a business owner, you might celebrate record sales—or you could meet someone at a party who becomes a client in the new year.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both feature a Leo moon, which will spotlight your third house of community and friends. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you'll be in social spirits. Keep plans loose because you'll crave spontaneity and variety—you don't want to be locked into any obligations or stuck entertaining solo. If you're hosting the holiday, give everyone a job so you can share the load and make the whole affair a fun communal effort. But you'll probably be even happier making the rounds visiting friends or stopping by your favorite local spots to catch up with your crew.
On New Year's Eve, you'll be in a more relaxed mood as the moon hangs out in Scorpio and your sixth house of health and service. A candlelight yoga class or a fundraiser concert will be more your speed if you venture out. Spending time somewhere beautiful in nature will also suit this year's cosmic climate if you have that option. You might be perfectly happy ringing in the New Year at home, making a huge salad and a pot of something hearty and veg-heavy, then writing down your goals for 2019 or just getting into a clean, clear headspace. With the moon pinging magnetic Neptune in your ambitious tenth house at 10:10 pm EST, you could do some great creative visualizing and planning—if you want to get really precise with your cosmic timing.
But as the calendar turns, depending where you are, Mars will exit Pisces and swing into Aries, switching from serious to celebratory. Mars will be in its home sign from December 31 (at 9:20 pm EST) until February 14, heating up your outgoing and collaborative eleventh house. If you get the shocking urge to slip out of yoga pants and into something sparkly, heed the call. (This wouldn't be your first eleventh-hour Gemini costume change, after all…) Ushering in 2019 with a vibrant crowd could suddenly seem like the best idea you've had all year.