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December 18 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Monday December 18. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Monday December 18, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
For the second time this month, messenger Mercury gets in a synergistic sync-up with maximizer Jupiter. With both planets tapping your career and money sectors (again!), you may feel ready to make a bold, professional move. But pump the brakes, Aries! This time around, Mercury is retrograde, calling for deeper consideration of the impact this will have on your life. Are you set up to properly handle the ensuing responsibilities? You’d do better to get those ducks in a row now and then hit “launch!” when Mercury is direct during the third (and final) trine to Jupiter on January 19.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
What’s the next stop on the Taurus World Tour? For the second time this month, Mercury in your globally adventurous ninth house dances into a horizon-widening trine with intrepid Jupiter. Under normal circumstances, this would be your signal to spontaneously pack up and go. But this time around, Mercury is retrograde. While it’s a fine day to research destinations and get in touch with potential hosts, wait until you rush ahead. When the third (and final) trine occurs on January 19, Mercury will be direct and you can book to your heart’s content. And if you’re taking off before the retrograde ends on NYD, plan slowly and deliberately.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
Your inner world is far more interesting than any streaming series today, so settle down for some meditative “binge-watching.” Your ruler, messenger Mercury, is retrograde in your transformational eighth house—and for the second time of a trio, it’s dancing into a trine with philosophical Jupiter, who is plunged into your esoteric twelfth house. Tune out, then tune in to the muse channel. All sorts of creative ideas can be sparked if you simply let yourself enjoy some silence. Don’t rush to share your findings! People may be too distracted to interpret your ideas, which could take the wind out of your sails. For now, it’s between you and your journal.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
Today’s candid connection between loquacious Mercury in your relationship realm and live-out-loud Jupiter in your social sector could inspire a collaboration you never saw coming. The second surprise? This new teammate may be someone you’ve known for a while but in a totally different capacity. Warning: Since Mercury will be retrograde until January 1, there’s always a chance that this promising partnership could go up in smoke. If you want to dip a toe in those waters, start with a low-impact project. You’ll quickly see if this one has legs for 2024 or not.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
Goal-getting Leos may want to ride the brake today, even as you’re advancing toward a glimmering milestone. A supportive sync-up between Mercury in your administrative sixth house and enterprising Jupiter in your career court will train your eye on the prize. The only catch? Since Mercury is retrograde, said “prize” might actually be a mirage. Take time to conduct due diligence (yes, even more than you already have). While this could temporarily dim your enthusiasm, you can pick up speed again once you’re moving ahead with certainty.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
What to hide and what to reveal? You might struggle to keep a secret to yourself under today’s tea-spilling trine (the second in a trio) between verbal Mercury and candid Jupiter. But don’t throw caution to the wind! This time around, Mercury is retrograde, and when your planetary ruler has a wonky signal like this, you run the risk of saying something you could live to regret. It’s okay to be a little mysterious. As long as you aren’t holding back crucial data, your low-key profile could stir up the kind of intrigue that raises your desirability to quotient. Hot!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
When it comes to tiptoeing around delicate matters, you’re more graceful than a prima ballerina. But are you delaying an inevitable conversation? Today’s eye-opening trine between messenger Mercury and truth agent Jupiter could reveal data that needs to be addressed, like asap. No need to leap into the conversation with a grand jete. Since Mercury is retrograde, you should be strategic. Suss out the facts by asking questions in the calm and measured manner Libras are known for. Reminder: The point of this exercise is to troubleshoot a problem, not hammer someone for their mistake.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
The concept of TMI is generally foreign to buttoned-up Scorpios, but today you’ll need to be even MORE hawkish about watching your words. Mouthy Mercury is retrograde in your communication zone, and, for the second time of three, it’s trining transparent Jupiter. If you say too much—or speak up mindlessly—you could throw off the delicate balance of a relationship. Tune in and get a sense of people’s mood (and emotional availability!) before you sound off. Your go-to “ear” may be too busy to listen today, but on the plus side, Mercury retrograde could lead you back to a trusted confidante from your past. Reach out!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
Don’t be so quick to whip out your wallet today, Sagittarius. Even if you can technically write off a purchase as a “business expense” or “investment piece,” that doesn’t guarantee its value. Your ruler, capricious Jupiter, is making its second of three free-flowing trines to impulsive Mercury, and with both planets hitting money houses, you’re in the mood to spend. Trouble is, Mercury is retrograde, and you could wind up saddled with an item that you can’t return or one that won’t sync up easily with your existing devices. Hold off and do more research. A better version—or a killer sale—could pop up in early 2024.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
Your ideas and ideals will be stunningly in sync today as mindful Mercury in your sign aligns with philosophical Jupiter in your passionate fifth house. Capture these notions for posterity, Capricorn, but don’t rush to share your revelations across social media. Mercury is retrograde, upping the risk that your newly forming thoughts will be misconstrued. There will be time to share, particularly near January 19, when the third in this trio of Mercury-Jupiter trines solidifies your position on the matter. In the meanwhile, steal some time to work on a passion project before you hit the pillow tonight.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Monday December 18
Have you been overcommitting your time or taxing your resources lately? You don’t have to soldier through just because you gave your word. Today, the second in a trio of easygoing trines between expressive Mercury and generous Jupiter nudges you to renegotiate any terms that feel suffocating. The only asterisk? Mercury is retrograde, so expect a little pushback initially. Prepare to paint the benefits for people. Will a deadline extension allow you to deepen your research and produce more thorough results? If you can’t buy yourself more time, consider bringing in an extra pair of hands to help out.