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December 13 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Wednesday December 13. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Wednesday December 13, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Nothing wrong with wanting to finish 2023 on a strong note, Aries, but how many feathers do you really need to fit into your cap? Starting now, rethink a few EOY goals as Mercury flips retrograde until January 1. Because this reverse commute begins in Capricorn and your career house (until December 23) then backs into your expansive ninth until NYD, gunning your engines won’t necessarily get you ahead. Rather than spinning your wheels—or trying to chase down people who already have “holiday brain”—focus on tying up the loose ends you do have control over. The rest can wait until 2024!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Do you hear what THEY hear? Unlikely, Taurus, and here’s why: Communication planet Mercury spins retrograde—backing up first through your blunt ninth house (Capricorn) until December 23, then into foot-in-mouth Sagittarius before turning direct on NYD. For the rest of 2023, think twice before spiking the eggnog with truth serum, Taurus. An overly ambitious project may need to be scaled back until 2024, but if you can embrace the slower pace, you’re likely to do some great behind-the-scenes work between now and January 1.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Easy does it with the mistletoe antics, Gemini. Today, your cosmic ruler, Mercury, spins into a signal-scrambling retrograde until New Year’s Day. An ex could resurface while the planet creeps back through Capricorn and your eighth house of merging, through December 23. The potent chemistry will be tempting—but things could get complicated fast. Keep an eye on your credit card statements and online receipts while gift-shopping. Mercury’s reversal increases the risk of identity theft and erroneous charges. When Mercury slips back into Sagittarius from December 23 to January 1, read the fine print (on the finest setting) before you agree to any collabs.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Aggravating astro alert:Mercury turns retrograde today through January 1. The backspin begins in Capricorn and your partnership house (until December 23), which could send you into a minefield of misunderstandings. Explain yourself with extra patience and hold off on signing contracts. An ex could resurface or drift into your thoughts. Even if the desire for closure is strong, think twice before you reach out. With some people, the best form of resolution is keeping firm boundaries and distance. When Mercury slips into Sagittarius from December 23 until NYD, pump up the self-care and dial down the perfectionism. You can nurture people without feeling like their servant!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
‘Tis better to give, Leo, but not if said giving hurts. Today, Mercury flips into an energy-flagging retrograde that lasts until NYD. Because this reverse commute begins in Capricorn and your sixth house of self-care and service (until December 23), prioritize your health over your desire to help out everyone in need. Pace yourself to avoid stress-fueled burnout. While Mercury slips back into Sagittarius and your festive fifth house from December 23 to January 1, you’ll be grateful that you rested up. That said, Lions may prefer a chill celebration this year—which may include a VIP from your past!
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Who’s the most famous reindeer of all? Watch for drama and ego battles starting today as communication planet Mercury turns retrograde. The backspin begins in your competitive, dramatic fifth house (Capricorn), then rolls into your domestic fourth house from December 23 to NYD. An old flame could return, but think twice before opening that door again. The attraction may be as strong as ever, but the same old troubling issues could still be in play. Warning: Wires may cross with family at the worst possible time. Be extra patient with relatives, and keep firm boundaries. Send out-of-town guests to an Airbnb or a local hotel instead of offering your sofa as a crash pad.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
If your inner Grinch makes an appearance today, don’t worry that it will ruin Christmas. But DO take time to listen to your less-than-sunny feelings while mindful Mercury spins retrograde today until January 1. This backspin begins in Capricorn and your sensitive fourth house until December 23, then slips into Sagittarius and your communication zone until NYD. Plan to give your inner child lots of hugs since you may be feeling especially tender during the holidays. Gentle reminder, Libra: You can process your feelings without confronting anyone; in fact, we recommend waiting until 2024 before making any bold proclamations or binding decisions around anything home- and family-related.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
One ticket to the North Pole, please? Your patience for people could wear thin starting today as Mercury spins into an ill-timed retrograde that lasts until NYD. Because the first part of the backspin (until December 23) will be in your communication zone, watch those eye rolls and snarky, under-the-breath comments, which can damage relationships. On the plus side, reunions with old pals will be merry and bright! When Mercury slips back into Sagittarius on December 23, be more mindful of your money. Make sure your NYE plans are worth the cover price. You’ll prefer elegant simplicity over “crowded” and “complex” after Xmas.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Generosity doesn’t have to drain your hard-earned resources, Sagittarius, nor your physical energy. As Mercury turns retrograde today—first in your work and money house (Capricorn) until December 23, then back into Sagittarius and your first house of identity—guard your precious time like a temple sphinx. What you say yes to can become problematic if you’ve already spread yourself thin. While Mercury’s in reverse until NYD, your job is to face down FOMO and build more room to breathe into your schedule—and your budget!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Roasting chestnuts is holiday-approved. Roasting your friends and family? Think again! Today, mouthy Mercury spins retrograde, muddling communication until January 1. And while the messenger planet backs up through Capricorn until December 23, you might be wildly misunderstood, both in person and on social media. (Yes, even if you WERE “only joking.”) When Mercury slips back into Sagittarius on December 23, you could have second thoughts or get cold feet about a situation that once felt promising. No need to cancel anything. Just hang back and observe, and use this time to reevaluate your plans. By waiting, you can gather crucial information and make a far more informed decision.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Settle down for that long winter’s nap—or squeeze in some shuteye where you can! Mercury slips into a low-power retrograde until January 1. Because the part of the backspin is in Capricorn and your foggy twelfth house, rest up! Give your brain a break and channel the muse instead. Buried emotions could come up to be processed. Don’t fight it, Aquarius—use this time for forgiveness work or to deal with something you’ve been avoiding. On December 23, Mercury slips back into Sagittarius and your social, fun-loving eleventh house. Enjoy some holly jolly reunions, but leave the difficult types OFF your guest list.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Wednesday December 13
Stop! Don’t post that questionable holiday meme! Communication planet Mercury flips retrograde, scrambling signals until NYD. Because the first part of its backspin is in your tech and community sector, keep a low profile on the socials and avoid triggering topics when you’re out for a cup of cheer. Old friends may come out of the woodwork, adding a joyous element to the end of 2023. Work could get complicated and busy when Mercury drifts back into your career zone on December 23. Set some boundaries, Pisces, so you don’t wind up feeling like the office martyr!