Huddle at home or race toward the mistletoe? Tough call. You’ll be in the mood for nesting AND celebration as the decade draws to a close. Pulling you homeward is the Sagittarius Sun, which is hunkered in your domestic fourth house until December 21, blanketing you in cozy vibes. But as fast as you pull a fleece-lined hoodie off the hanger, an irresistible invitation could have you reaching for regalia (think: something that sparkles, shimmers and draws all eyes your way). All month, a clutch of Capricorn planets—including newcomer Jupiter and a “ring of fire” eclipse—will turn up the blaze in your fifth house of passion, glamour and love. While you shouldn’t skimp on downtime, your self-care breaks might fall more in the category of “disco nap” than “early hibernation.” (And feel free to invite a sexy companion to the adjacent pillow.)
The main event occurs when Jupiter, the planet of luck and growth, powers into Capricorn on December 2 for just over a year, staying until December 19, 2020. All through 2019, Jupiter was in Sagittarius and your fourth house of home and family, making for a nostalgic and reflective year. You may have slipped off the grid a bit, spending time in solitude or with only your nearest and dearest. Well, that’s about to change! As Jupiter zooms into Capricorn and your expressive, flamboyant fifth house, the spotlight is headed your way. A year of passion, pleasure, romance and creativity awaits. The fifth house rules fertility, so Virgos of the childbearing set might add to their brood. Or you could birth an artistic “baby”—a pet project that bears your signature stamp.
Jupiter takes about 12 years to complete a trip around the zodiac and return to each sign (it was last here from December 19, 2007, to January 5, 2009). In Capricorn, Jupiter is said to be in “fall,” or its least comfortable position. It makes sense: Jupiter rules expansion and abundance while cautious Capricorn sets up boundaries and limits. But once they settle their fundamental differences, these two forces can work well together, helping you take calculated risks and aim your ambitious arrows at achievable targets.
A day of sexy spontaneity arrives on December 15, when Jupiter makes a rare and sizzling trine with shock jock Uranus, which is in your eighth house of sex and intimacy. With these freedom-seeking planets uniting, It’s possible that you could get information that takes you by surprise—a secret may be revealed around an attraction or within your love life. Perhaps someone will confess a steamy desire! (It might just be you…)
Still, with the Sun in Sagittarius and your home sector, the backdrop will be cozy and domestic until December 21. But there’s one day to earmark for purely professional pursuits. On December 12, the year’s only Gemini full moon will land in your ambitious tenth house, which could bring accolades or a leadership opportunity that wraps up the decade with a bow. A promotion or pivot could be in the cards. If you feel ready to move in a totally new career direction for the new decade, this full moon could bring a decisive moment. The next day, a galvanizing Mars-Neptune trine hits your relationship sectors and could signal an exciting and serendipitous situation within your social circle.
The Capricorn extravaganza really kicks in on December 21, when the Sun strides in and activates your festive and flamboyant fifth house for a month. Hello, holiday hedonism! With the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn AND Pluto all in the sign of the Sea Goat for the rest of the year—joined by your ruler, chatty Mercury, on December 28—passion is in the air. Hosting a party, keeping the mistletoe in use or just flirting up a storm? You’ll be plenty busy with all of that. This is a richly creative time, so Virgos in artistic and performance fields could get a holiday visit from the muse. (Santa WHO?)
Christmas Day is snuggly as the moon hangs out in Sagittarius and your domestic fourth house, offsetting the wilder energy of the fifth house planets. But don’t get too comfy in your fleece-lined reindeer PJs, Virgo. The next day (December 26), the decade’s final solar eclipse arrives (https://astrostyle.com/learn-astrology/solar-and-lunar-eclipses/) astride the Capricorn new moon. This is an annular eclipse, also known as a “ring of fire” for the flaming outline of the Sun that appears behind the moon’s passing shadow. If you’ve been hiding YOUR light, this eclipse won’t let your talents stay in the shadows! It’s time to be seen and to enjoy the applause you’ve earned. Take a bow, Virgo!
The spotlight gets even brighter on December 27 as the Sun and Jupiter make their once-a-year meetup. Considered the luckiest day of the year by some astrologers—AND in the wake of the eclipse—it will be impossible to keep a low profile. So get yourself camera-ready and have fun with it! Stage a street-style photo shoot for your Instagram feed. Plan an epic all-day adventure with your favorite plus-one and get decadent together. As these two bold and fearless luminaries hold their summit in your joyful fifth house, you’re reminded that life CAN be driven by passion and fun. What are your burning desires, Virgo? Feel them in your core, then write your 2020 resolutions or intentions from a space of aliveness.
With romance on the radar as the decade wraps, you could meet someone so attractive it takes your breath away. Sounds like Hollywood scripted fare, we know. But with all this cosmic energy in your dramatic fifth house, life could deliver a few “big-screen moments” IRL.
Carry that breathtaking energy over to New Year’s Eve! Not only are five heavenly bodies in Capricorn, but the moon and enchanting Neptune are both hanging out in Pisces, activating your seventh house of committed relationships. Single Virgos could meet someone amazing or get VERY clear about the kind of partner you want to attract in the year ahead. For couples, this is a moment to celebrate together. Pull out all the stops and the sequins—and keep the energy high. Ride that wave into 2020, Virgo. A vibrant new year awaits!