Cancer Monthly Horoscope

December 2022 Cancer Overview Horoscope

It’s all about balance this December, Crab. From the food you heap onto your holiday plate to your gift budget to managing others’ expectations of you, it could take extra effort to set limits without feeling deprived or Scroogey. With the Sun in Sagittarius and your healthy sixth house until December 21, you want to feel energized and vibrant—but that urge comes smack in the middle of Christmas-cookie season, and, well, nobody loves a baked good quite like you, Cancer!

Rather than deny yourself the seasonal joys of treats and togetherness, start with small and manageable bites. Too many relatives or friends wanting to spend “quality time”? Either host a group gathering or book them for a high-quality HOUR, knowing you actually have two. When you under-promise and overdeliver, you’ll get gratitude instead of grumbles. 

As for the delicious butter- and sugar-filled eats that are all calling your name? Those appetizer-sized plates look downright loaded when you put enough on them. Polish off one of those, drink some water and refill your plate as often as you want. At least you won’t eat yourself into an upset stomach and food coma. (Unless that’s what you want to do, of course—your body, your choice!)

You’re back in boss mode on December 20, when lucky Jupiter returns to Aries for five months, heating up your career and leadership house. No need to be lonely at the top, though! The next day, the Sun moves into Capricorn and your partnership sector, joined by chatty Mercury, loving Venus and transformational Pluto—and bolstered two days later by the December 23 Capricorn new moon. Get ready for a fresh start in your closest relationships. And a lovely Christmas Eve too since the moon will linger here throughout the next day.

The dynamic-duo energy gets challenged starting December 29 though because Mercury will turn retrograde in Capricorn until January 18. This could bring disruptive energy to your closest ties, making for a bit of a tricky New Year’s Eve. Choose your company wisely as the calendar turns, Cancer! 

With romantic Venus and deep-diving Pluto connecting here on NYE, talks about the future could get intense and possibly turn official. Don’t rush into anything you’re not ready for, but don’t hold back on addressing an issue that’s lingering in the shadows. You can’t move forward if you’re sweeping your true feelings under the rug. Fair warning: With a glass or two of champs, those secrets will come out. Keep that in mind if you head to a party or anywhere that you won’t want to be remembered as the guest who, er, made a scene.

Sagittarius season until December 21

Happy, healthy holidays! The Sun makes its annual sojourn through Sagittarius and your wellness-focused sixth house until December 21—an annual calendar mishap for your indulgence-loving sign. You could choose to partially ignore this solar invitation to hit the gym when you’d rather be frosting a batch of sugar cookies. Or you could “have it all”: Revel in holiday sweets and bourbon-laced eggnog, then balance it out with a sweaty Spin class. 

But you've also got a LOT to do while the Sun is in your busy, task-driven sixth house, and fending off a food coma or lingering hangover will only add to your stress. Mix in a few healthy appetizers and pace yourself. Re-entering the world of holiday parties? Fill up partially on some dark leafy greens or crudites before you hit the events so you'll be less tempted to soothe social anxiety by mindlessly eating and drinking. 

The sixth house rules organization and helpful people. A December deep-clean and decluttering can go a long way in helping you feel grounded. Hire a specialist to help you with year-end bookkeeping or to build those bookshelves that have been sitting in the box for six months. While it’s great to DIY and save money, you could be losing time and motivation by not delegating.

Neptune retrograde ends on December 3

Have you felt adrift from your dreams, Cancer? On December 3, hazy Neptune ends a five-month retrograde through Pisces and your ninth house of travel, expansion and grand plans. If you've been unsure about your next big moves, the fog will lift now. 

A period of soul-searching that began on June 28 will give way to purposeful planning—and the spiritual courage to take a big risk. Trace back to your last birthday since Neptune turned retrograde during Cancer season. What were some of the goals you set for yourself? You could approach them again with a clearer head. 

December 7 Gemini full moon

What do you need to leave behind in 2022? A major moment for closure arrives at the December 7 Gemini full moon. This lunation sweeps through your twelfth house of healing, transitions and compassion. If you've been holding in your emotions, the floodgates open—and there could even be a cleansing “ugly cry” moment since passionate Mars will be exactly conjunct this full moon. The good news? This is a major release—and one that could be accompanied by a moment of deep spiritual clarity. 

Listen to your heart, and your intuition will point you in exactly the direction you need to go, Cancer. The caveat? This may not be the path you planned to take, and that could require some painful adjustments. The twelfth house rules addictions, escape and recovery—so be especially mindful of your substance intake if you head to a holiday party under these moonbeams. Get yourself relaxed BEFORE you go out so you don’t ease social anxiety at the bar. Focus on shedding self-destructive habits, not fueling them,.
Hidden information could come to light during this full moon, forcing you to shift gears. This is a powerful moment to practice forgiveness. Unburden yourself from any resentment you're carrying around, and if necessary, cut ties with a toxic person or obligation. With the full moon and Mars retrograde connecting, keep your wits about you and don’t push beyond your limits. You could be wired AND tired, and this clashing energy could make you accident-prone. Avoid strenuous workouts and tasks that are mentally taxing today.

To the top! Jupiter returns to Aries on December 20 

Back in the saddle, Crab. On December 20, lucky and expansive Jupiter starts its second trip through Aries and your tenth house of career, ambition and leadership. From May 10 to October 28 of this year, Jupiter was here, giving you major mojo in the success department. You may have taken on new levels of responsibility, even an executive title or promotion. Maybe you were called to bring your personal vision to a department, corporation or team. (Personal opinions aside, we can attribute Cancer Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter to this Jupiter in Aries cycle.)

Between now and May 16, 2023, Jupiter will travel through Aries once again, accelerating your ambitions. This could be one of your luckiest career cycles in more than a decade, so take full advantage of the opportunity to make some power moves. Jupiter rules long-distance connections. Don’t be surprised if an offer to travel or relocate for work crops up. The entrepreneurial bug could also bite, though Jupiter’s presence in this more corporate sector of the chart has an “intrapreneur” vibe. Shake up the system from within, Crab—with risk taker Jupiter here, you could be anointed as a trailblazing visionary if you dare to challenge stale conventions and introduce a few new ways of doing business!

December 21: Sun enters Capricorn and December 23 Capricorn new moon

On December 21, Capricorn season begins as the Sun enters your partnership zone for a month. Dynamic-duo energy kicks in—and in a big way since Mercury, Venus and Pluto are also in Capricorn—giving you the urge to merge. Whose skills complement yours? Who balances you out well? Find ways to come together.

Time for a fresh start with your closest people…or one special person? On December 23, the Capricorn new moon could set a relationship in motion that turns out to be surprisingly synergistic. This person might be a member of your friend group or on the periphery of your social circle. Perhaps they’re a contact you’ve been nurturing online. Whether it’s in romance or business, see what doors you could open by joining your superpowers.

Don’t just leap into something official without really looking though (not that you would, Cancer). The Capricorn new moon will form a tense square to Jupiter in your career and long-term planning zone, revealing that your big-picture goals may not be fully in sync. Is love or chemistry enough to overcome that? 

Hard as it may be, you’ll want to have an honest talk about your values, boundaries and deal breakers. There’s no sense in getting super-involved if you know, for example, that you definitely don’t want kids and they absolutely do…or that one of you thinks home ownership in the ‘burbs is the holy grail while the other one is a diehard urban nomad.

Mercury turns retrograde in Capricorn on December 29

Need one more reason to take commitment slow? From December 29 until January 18, Mercury, the planet of communication, technology and travel, will turn retrograde in Capricorn. You could get cold feet or have second thoughts about moving forward with a partnership. Hold off on any major relationship decisions, and if possible, delay signing a contract until later next month.

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