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December 23 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Saturday December 23. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Saturday December 23, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Open mouth, insert pointy-toed elf boot? Trickster Mercury, who’s been retrograde in Capricorn since December 13, backs up into Sagittarius on Saturday, making mischief in your unfiltered ninth house until late New Year’s Day. What tracks as honesty for you could pierce someone’s delicate ego, so go easy on the unsolicited hot takes. Travel plans could get wonky, too, so build in cushion time for any getaways you plan to take between now and January 1. On the bright side, Mercury’s backspin could bring a chance for a much-needed retreat into your own world—perhaps while sipping an umbrella drink on a remote beach—and to download all the enterprising ideas you can take to the bank in 2024! Keep conversation light and upbeat on Sunday, Christmas Eve. With the moon in Gemini, regale the crowds with funny stories, but keep tea-spilling to a respectable minimum.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Did they hear what YOU heard? And moreover, should they be privy to this confidential information? Today, messenger Mercury slides back from Capricorn and your candid ninth house into Sagittarius and your secretive eighth. Unfortunately, this won’t do much to hold back your blurts. Until the messenger planet corrects course late New Year’s Day, live by the rule of “loose lips sink ships.” Even wondering aloud about someone’s status could be interpreted as meddling. Keep your own private matters out of the earshot of randos. If there were ever a moment to take a social media break, this is it! The best part about that? You can enjoy the holidays getting cozy with people who actually qualify as your intimates. The moon swings into Gemini on Sunday, Xmas Day, and since it lands in your sensible second house, your planning power will be in high demand. Make sure to delegate so all the duties don’t fall upon your (strong, capable) shoulders.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Are two heads really better than one? That’s questionable starting Saturday, when your ruler, Mercury—who’s been retrograde in Capricorn since December 13—backs up into Sagittarius and your partnership zone for the rest of its reversal, until January 1. While we’re not suggesting you go around making unilateral decisions for the team, you may want to close the opinion polls when it comes to your personal choices. Be warned that a ghost of Tinder past could disrupt your holiday groove. Think twice about reopening that portal (especially after a few cups of cheer). The moon swings into Gemini on Sunday, making you the life of the Christmas Eve festivities. Take the lead with lifting spirits. Organize games, play DJ and get everyone settled down for a cozy movie before Santa’s arrival.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Sure, you’d love a ‘gramworthy gift-wrapping design scheme and an equally photogenic spread on the holiday table. But the reality is, Cancer, Mercury retrograde has been tossing wrenches into everyone’s planning since December 13. And Saturday, as it backs up from Capricorn and your partnership zone (happy news for relationships), it retreats into Sagittarius and your fussy sixth house for the rest of the retrograde, until late January 1. Resist the impulse to measure yourself against someone else’s standards. Move into 2024 without putting unreasonable demands on yourself. Instead of self-deprecation, opt for self-care. When the moon drifts into Gemini and your twelfth house of compassion on Sunday, give in to the warm-fuzzy vibes. How things FEEL matter much more than how they look. Surrender to that ethos, and you’ll have a lovely night!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
There’s “good drama,” which is playful, lively and builds the right amount of suspense, and then there’s disruptive drama that churns up collective anxiety and throws everyone off of their game. Make sure you know the difference between the two beginning this Saturday, Leo. Mercury, who’s been retrograde in your sensible sixth house (Capricorn) since December 13, slips back through Sagittarius and your passionate fifth and throws your feelings into disarray until late January 1. Create extra space for processing your emotions instead of reacting to them immediately. You might even ritualize this—counting backward from ten, box breathing, taking walk breaks. With your romance zone getting hit, there may be potential for a reunion. Does it feel like a flame’s been snuffed out? What looks like ennui could be an invitation to probe deeper beneath the surface. Maybe you don’t know them inside and out like you thought you did. Getting a moment alone might be impossible on Sunday, when the chatty Gemini moon activates your social eleventh house. Surrender to the group vibes.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
You know by now that when you bury your emotions, they don’t just disappear. That’s doubly true starting Saturday, when your ruler, Mercury, who’s been retrograde since December 13, slips back into your moody fourth house. Until the messenger planet corrects course on January 1, you’ll need to treat your heart with TLC. Be gentle with yourself for the rest of the holiday season. Don’t take on more duties than you know you can manage, and do your very best to cut challenging relatives a wide berth. Honor your need for recharge time too! Slipping off for a walk (and a little venting!) with a favorite cousin could give you strength to deal with other mayhem, like screaming kids or a parent who is particular about every damn detail. Sentimental reunions can also get you through, so call up old friends. With the moon in Gemini on Sunday, Christmas Eve, bring back some old family traditions, but celebrate them with a twist!
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Words could elude you this Saturday as loquacious Mercury—who’s been spinning retrograde in Capricorn since December 13—backs up into Sagittarius and your third house of communication. Until this cycle ends on January 1, you can anticipate a double shot of mixed signals, some which may slip out of your own mouth. So be cautious about who you divulge information to, and if you’re confused about directions—or where someone’s intentions lie—ask for clarification…and keep asking until you get to the heart of the matter. What this cycle IS good for? Lighthearted reunions with friends from the past. Laughter is the best medicine as long as you don’t make jokes at other people’s expense. Sunday’s moon in Gemini puts you in a philosophical, expansive headspace. You might incorporate a custom from another part of the world into your celebrations. Make room for different POVs under the tree, but if there’s potential for values to clash, declare certain subjects off-limits.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Lasting change doesn’t happen overnight, but a Scorpio on a transformational quest isn’t about to believe that! As you begin the process of visualizing what 2024 will be like, bear in mind that Mercury is retrograde until January 1. Starting Saturday, you might need to narrow your scope, focusing not so much on the future but on the loose ends that need to be tied before 2023 is through. Reason being? The messenger planet backs up from Capricorn into Sagittarius and your grounded second house this weekend. Until NYD, you’ll do well to slow down and weigh the costs of everything you commit yourself to. If you absolutely “must” leap at an opportunity during this backtracking phase, consider what baby steps you could take instead of betting the farm. Sunday is Christmas Eve, and everyone wants a piece of your time. With the partnership-powered Gemini moon lighting candles in your intimate eighth house, decide where YOU want to focus—and, more to the point, on whom. Certain relationships may need more tending than others, so choose wisely.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
You aim for “refreshing authenticity” in your communication style, Archer—and still, certain people will misinterpret your intentions. As retrograde Mercury slips back into your sign (and your first house of identity) on Saturday, trying to win over critics is not a hill you should die on. While this cycle wages on until late NYD, you’re better off refining big ideas in private. Engage in activities that bring out the best in you—maybe ones that you’ve neglected lately. The positive feeling you get from being in a flow will help you navigate this challenging period more smoothly. A true ally may show up like a Christmas miracle on Sunday as the Gemini moon powers through your partnership house. Open yourself up to their warmhearted support. Just don’t feel compelled to share all your secrets, even if you are having a bonding moment.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Saturday brings a news alert that could make you smile. Messenger Mercury, who’s been in a signal-jamming retrograde in YOUR sign since December 13, moves back into Sagittarius and your dreamy twelfth house. While we’re not out of the retrograde woods until January 1, you’re far less likely to put your foot in your mouth during this second phase. In fact, you’d probably be up for a silent meditation retreat if not for the holidays! Remember: You’re allowed to sneak off by yourself when you need alone time for daydreaming and recharging, Capricorn. Leave a few breadcrumbs so everyone knows you’ll make it back at some point. Come on back for landing on Sunday, when the Gemini moon brings the spirit of service to your Christmas Eve. Help out where you can—and don’t be shy about enlisting a few “elves” if you need someone to lighten your load. ‘Tis better to give, but not until it hurts!
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Make a guest list and check it twice! Gregarious Mercury, who’s been retrograde since December 13 in Capricorn, slips back into Sagittarius and your collective eleventh house. Until this period ends on January 1, social strategizing may be in order to keep group dynamics under control. Although that may not seem like a welcome development, there’s a silver lining to this circuit. Pals from the past could pop up out of nowhere—maybe you’ll add their names to the list for NYE? You don’t need to break new ground to have fun as the year winds down. Reconnect to groups and activities that you liked being a part of before. They’ll be excited to have you back. With the Gemini moon activating your attention-getting fifth house on Sunday, you’ll shine brighter than the star on top of the tree. People will love hearing your hilarious stories and playing your reindeer games. Make sure you invite audience participation too! The more will be the merrier when you pass the mic.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Saturday December 23
Grandiose plans could hit a speed bump on Saturday, Pisces, but that’s not your cue to gun your engine. Strategic Mercury, who’s been retrograde in Capricorn and your community zone since December 13, backs into Sagittarius and your tenth house of ambition for the rest of the year. Even an airtight plan could go sideways until Mercury corrects course on NYD, so put off making any major moves until then. That doesn’t mean you need to come to a standstill. The retrograde is perfect for doing research that will lay the groundwork. Look into everything from the finances of a company you want to pitch to supply-chain issues with a potential product you’re developing. Get ready for a big dose of family vibes under Sunday’s Gemini moon. With your warm-fuzzy fourth house getting pinged, put down your phone and be present for heartfelt moments with the ones you love. Preparing a meal together—and savoring every bite—is the perfect way to bond.