The month could get off to a confusing start, but luckily that energy won't stick around for long. Blame it on communication planet Mercury, which is retrograde in Scorpio until December 6 and causing you to feel misunderstood or overlooked—or just crossing the conversational wires. Slow down and let things settle before you say "yes" to anyone or anything. And give yourself a little pep talk as needed, because Mercury's machinations could disrupt the flow of your swagger for a second. Prepare to explain yourself a few extra times if people don't get the message—irritating as that can be. Since Mercury retrograde can mess with technology, keep a low profile (or an absent one) on social media, too. For the first week of the month, the less said, the better!
In the meantime, busy yourself with work and practical stuff; luckily there's always plenty to do before the holidays. The Sun is in Sagittarius until December 21, warming up your productive second house and putting your mind on your money! And there could a healthy flow of cash to count (or spend) this season. From November 8, 2018, until December 2, 2019, bountiful Jupiter is in Sagittarius and your fiscally flush second house—its first visit here since 2007! The next year could place you on a profitable new path. If all you want for Christmas/Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus is a brand-new gig, the elves might just deliver!
Things really kick into gear on December 7, when the Sagittarius new moon sets off a prosperous six-month cycle and activates Jupiter's superpowers. With Mercury retrograde in the rearview, any sluggishness will dissipate now, and your goals will move onto the fast track. Soon enough, you'll feel the abundance flowing. This is also a great day to get a jump-start on your 2019 resolutions since this sensible second-house new moon will help you make a list AND check it twice. Looking for a new job, a promotion or a better pay grade? Maybe a year-end performance or salary review is in order so you can position yourself for that.
The opportunity on December 7 is further amplified by a rare (once every two years) meetup of ambitious Mars and enchanting Neptune in Pisces, which will occur in your fifth house of passion and creativity. Your talents can earn you recognition and potentially become a source of income. This Mars-Neptune meetup may even herald a pregnancy for some Scorpios since the fifth house rules fertility. For couples, it's a perfect night for getting glamorous and heading to a sophisticated event where the top-shelf cocktails AND the mistletoe are in plentiful supply.
But if that night doesn't deliver, fear not: On December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn and your social third house for the next four weeks, really getting you in a festive mood. The next day (December 22) brings a flood of inspiration as the Cancer full moon illuminates your ninth house of travel, entrepreneurship and visionary ideas. You're thinking bigger-than-big—and luck is on your side if you decide to take a bold risk. This is actually the second Cancer full moon of 2018: The first one, a supermoon, was on January 1. Look back to how you started the year: You could revisit some of the grand plans that hatched but that you didn't get around to doing.
Christmas finds you in "manager mode" thanks to the Leo moon in your responsible, structured tenth house. You won't mind being in charge of celebrations. (If you're being honest, you secretly enjoy ordering people around. At least things will be done to your standards that way!) Plus, having something to DO helps you stay busy and avoid any social awkwardness or annoying conversations. Small talk? Sorry—you've got a roast to put in the oven and a playlist to DJ! Leo also rules your career house, and while work might be closed, your mind may still drift there. If you're a business owner, you could see some record sales with last-minute shoppers (or people looking to spend their gift cards and holiday cash!). Otherwise, take a moment to reflect on your goals for 2019, jotting down any and all ideas that come to mind.
New Year's Eve is yours to own because the moon has decided to spend this year's celebrations in Scorpio, making you the leader of the midnight pack. On top of that, la luna will lock into an enchanting trine (https://www.astrostyle.com/aspects/trine) with magical Neptune, which is in Pisces and your passionate, glamorous fifth house. You might surprise yourself and everyone else by being utterly spontaneous—and even putting on a bit of a show! Your flamboyant moves, which are so un-Scorpio-like, could finally introduce the world to one of your many hidden talents. We'll look forward to seeing what kind of "big reveal" you make.
Of course, with lusty Mars also in Pisces and this romantic sector until 9:20 pm EST on New Year's Eve, it might be exactly the kind of, er, reveal that your sexy sign is known for. Chemistry could be off the charts with a consenting plus-one—whether that's your longtime love or someone you meet under the mistletoe. Anything goes with these playful and pleasure-seeking planets!
But at 9:20 pm, Mars will shift gears and blast into Aries, heating up your sixth house of wellness, service and organization until February 14. Get your kicks in early because you might decide to end the night playing designated driver, doing a little late-night volunteering or swapping your champagne for an alcohol-free spritzer. And if not? Well, you might race into your 2019 health kick a little earlier than planned. Just don't overdo it—especially since your sign leans toward extremes on the average day. With Mars here, you're prone to injuries and stress, so make sure you have plenty of active outlets to blow off steam!
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