You’re in “focus mode” for the first three weeks of the month, thanks to the Sagittarius Sun plunging into the depths of your intimate eighth house until December 21. But don’t get lost down there, Taurus! A plethora of planets are piling into Capricorn and your big-picture ninth house all month—including Jupiter and a solar eclipse—issuing a not-so-gentle reminder to pull your head out of the sand. Look around at the wider world that’s calling. If you get so caught up in the details, you’ll miss the exciting opportunities that are about to start rolling in.
It all begins on December 2, when expansive Jupiter rolls into Capricorn, giving you a double shot of go-big-or-go-home energy that will last for more than a year. (It’s about damn time!) Jupiter only visits a zodiac sign once every 12 years, and it was last in Capricorn from December 19, 2007, to January 5, 2009. Page back to that time for themes that might repeat between now and December 21, 2020. You could travel, publish your work, return to school or launch an auspicious entrepreneurial venture.
Jupiter is in “fall” in Capricorn, meaning it’s the least comfortable placement for this planet. It makes sense: No-limits Jupiter rules growth while Capricorn contracts and sets boundaries. Once they settle their differences, however, they can work beautifully together, so you’ll have a solid container that can support your visionary ideas. With structured Saturn (the ruler of this zodiac sign) and transformational Pluto also in Capricorn, you’ll thrive when you map out a plan then strike with courage. Calculated risks could pay off handsomely as you move into 2020.
One day to really go for it is December 15, when Jupiter forms a rare and harmonious trine to radical changemaker Uranus, which is in Taurus until 2026. While both planets are actually in their “fall” in these signs, that won’t stop you from dreaming big. Uranus in your first house of self, buoyed by the optimistic rocket fuel of Jupiter in your ninth house of expansiveness, could take a passion project or a lofty idea to global heights. If you’ve got something to say, this potent and outspoken alignment will give you the courage to vocalize your truth.
Getting in tune with your values will help anchor you before you make those proclamations. You’ll get a cosmic assist with that on December 12, when the year’s only Gemini full moon illuminates your second house of worthiness, money and work. Don’t wait until next year to announce that you’re raising your rates in 2020, or to sign a long-term client or lock in that promotion. This is THE day to rev up your revenue and make contracts official! If you don’t have a solid budget or profitability plan in place, work the numbers and get ready for a bottom-line boost in 2020.
Reach out to your network, too! On December 13, in the tailwind of the full moon, go-getter Mars forms a catalyzing trine to Neptune in the most relationship-driven sectors of your chart. A friend or colleague could present an exciting opportunity to join forces. But with speedy Mars here, you may feel pressure to sign on the dotted line fast. Take the time to really look this offer through. With obscuring Neptune in the mix, they might gloss over the finer points and present something that sounds a little too good to be true. While you don’t want to miss the boat by being overly cautious, DO look before you leap.
Then get ready to point those ambitious arrows skyward! On December 21, the Sun sails into Capricorn for a month, joining Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in your sky’s-the-limit ninth house. Set your sights on those supersized goals and ideas for 2020 and beyond. Christmas will be colored by this buoyant ninth-house energy, spreading a ripple effect of good cheer and generosity (Santa Claus sure IS coming to town!). If you get the slightest whiff that your holidays could be depressing or laden with hefty responsibilities, consider booking a ticket (or tickets) somewhere fun and fabulous instead of doing the traditional holiday routine. Go different and adventurous this year, Taurus! And if you do commune with your clan, keep things festive: Break out the board games, put a karaoke machine at the top of your list and BE the Santa Claus of your circle by keeping things merry and bright.
There’s so much to look forward to, after all. On December 26, a Capricorn solar eclipse blazes into your ninth house of opportunity, which could blast your life into a whole new direction over the coming six months. This is an annular eclipse, also called the “ring of fire” for the flaming outline of the Sun that appears behind the moon’s passing shadow. And you’ll certainly be lit up about your goals and plans by this eclipse, Taurus. When the bold Sun and Jupiter make their once-a-year conjunction on December 27, no one and nothing can hold you back! Considered the luckiest day of the year by some astrologers, the Sun-Jupiter meetup can make you feel like your dreams are actually possible. (They are!)
Has it been a while since you actually believed that? No surprise. In many ways, 2019 was like a long dues-paying phase. Maybe you got in touch with your shadow side or confronted some buried emotions that rose to the surface. You might even have experienced a dark night of the soul, one that’s left you stronger and more resilient but was also excruciatingly vulnerable.
The reason for that: From November 8, 2018, until December 2, 2019, Jupiter passed through Sagittarius and your eighth house of deep transformation and merging. This intense zodiac sector rules birth, death, reincarnation and joint ventures. It’s the place where “me” flows into “we” and where one sheds all the outworn and inauthentic layers, then rises like a phoenix. You may have been unusually private or deeply immersed in research or an all-consuming mission. This month is your cosmic coming-out party—and the planetary lineup at the end of December is here to throw an epic event!
On New Year’s Eve, the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are ALL in Capricorn—and the directive is clear: It’s time to take a big, bold and badass leap into the brand-new decade. Your visionary ideas deserve center stage, and you won’t rest until all that’s been brewing inside of you for the past year gets to see the light of day. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Celebrate your new attitude with 50—or 500—of your closest friends this NYE. Your travel sector is a hot zone, so maybe you’ll be ringing in the New Year resort-style or by dashing off to the airport for a last-minute jetsetter’s getaway. Who knows? Spontaneity is the key. And don’t hesitate to grab a wingperson or two. With the moon in Pisces and your eleventh house of group activity, it’s a more-the-merrier vibe, where fellow daredevils are more than welcome. As the calendar turns, mystical Neptune is in close contact with la luna, so you might do a collaborative ritual or lay out some vision-boarding supplies. In some way, making a public declaration of your commitment to your dreams can create an air of accountability. You WANT people to hold you to these grand ideas, Taurus, especially before that “reasonable” voice has you second-guessing or playing it safe. Note: 2020 is NOT the year for excessive caution. Flip that mental traffic light from yellow to green…we can’t wait to see what you create!
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