Your December Virgo Monthly Horoscope
An adventurous and eventful year is coming to a close, and it’s hard to know quite how to classify it. A learning experience? A cup of wisdom? A time of major growth? Yes to all of those things, Virgo. With expansive Jupiter in Taurus and your ninth house of travel, adventure and personal growth since mid-May—along with innovative Uranus, a couple eclipses and the lunar north node—you’re not the same person you were at the beginning of this year.
As you reflect on all the new dimensions of yourself that you’ve discovered, you can take time in December to let it all sink in. The Sun is in Sagittarius and your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations until December 21, a time for reflection. You’ve been out in the wider world a lot more than usual this year. Now let yourself hunker down and hibernate a bit.
Besides, your ruling planet, Mercury, is turning retrograde from December 13 until January 1. (Yes, over the holidays—we’re groaning right along with you.) While you should take all the advance precautions of backing up your data and devices, triple-confirming plans and being uber-polite to everyone, you might also relish an opportunity to slip off the grid for a couple of restorative weeks.
Mercury will split its time between Capricorn and Sagittarius. Until December 23, it will reverse through Capricorn and your fifth house of romance. Old drama, particularly in your love life, could flare up. If you’re hanging the metaphorical mistletoe, don’t be surprised if you find an ex suddenly standing under it. Mercury retrograde is famous for bringing back people from the past.
With Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius and your family sector over the holidays, there could be extra tension with your mother or another female relative. Do your best to anticipate potential friction early in the month and work things out BEFORE you’re all in the same room. A frank discussion about how you can avoid pushing each other’s buttons could circumvent a turf war.
Clear boundaries and well-negotiated agreements can be essential to navigating Mercury’s attempt to steal Christmas. So will a policy of NOT sweating the small stuff. Does it really matter whether the roast is garnished with the exact fresh herbs in the recipe or that the dressing isn’t piping hot when served? Answer: Not if it’s at the expense of peace and sanity among your loved ones.
Mercury plays even more of a starring role this holiday season because the moon will be in Mercury-ruled signs on both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. On Christmas, the Gemini moon will be in your traditional tenth house, and you may want to celebrate with an old-fashioned and formal gathering. Break out the good china and plan the seating arrangements—which might also be a smart Mercury-retrograde-proofing strategy this year.
The day after Christmas is even more eventful because a Cancer full moon will beam into your eleventh house of group activity. Leftovers party, anyone? You might just want to escape all the hubbub at home and gather with friends, which la luna highly encourages. Healer-feeler Chiron also ends a five-month retrograde today, unleashing some pent-up feelings along with the full moon.
Lucky Jupiter also completes a four-month retrograde on December 30, powering forward in Taurus and your adventurous ninth house for the next five months. You have SO much to look forward to in 2024, Virgo, including some exciting opportunities to travel, study and start some profitable independent ventures if you’re so inspired.
The year closes out with the moon in Virgo, a lovely gift that makes you the star of the show as the curtain falls and the ball drops on 2023. Look back on ALL of it—the exciting, the painful and everything in between—with a heart full of gratitude for all that you learned. Then, get ready to launch into the brilliant new year that awaits you!
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