There is big news for all signs of the zodiac as stern, structured Saturn finally leaves Sagittarius and moves on to Capricorn on the 19th. This is major stuff, as the ringed planet hasn’t been in Capricorn in almost 30 years. So for the first three weeks of December, you will still be affected by its energy in Sagittarius.
Sagittarius is your sixth house of efficiency. Whether you’re a stay at home parent, student, business owner, corporate employee or retiree, you should have felt Saturn’s presence here over the past two and a half years. Saturn is the planet that demands discipline and good habits, and it was in your sector of creating better habits and routines! This house also deals with diet, fitness and your overall vitality.
As a result, you may have dumped a lot of bad habits since 2015: eating junk food, smoking, or watching too much TV as starters. You could have replaced outdated apps or software on your phone and computer at home and at work. Maybe you developed better routines and protocols at the office.
If you have employees, it’s possible that you may have had to get rid of the dead wood and hire some self starters. Co-workers could have been slacking while you were busting your ass. Emptying out junk drawers and organizing closets at home may have been a priority. Your work load at home, school or the office could have been onerous.
But that’s about to change once Saturn leaves this part of the sky on the 19th, not to return for another 30 years! Some of you may rejoice over this news while others might be screaming, “Wait! I haven’t gone on my diet yet! I DO want to clean out my garage, truly I do!”
If that’s the case, start hustling. Venus and the Sun are in this part of your chart through most of the month and there will be a new moon here on the 18th. Mercury is here too and will retrograde from the 3rd till the 22nd, giving you plenty of opportunities to reflect upon your routines and better ways of going about things. The new moon opens up a six-month period in which you can make a lot of progress with a fitness regimen and cleaning up your work flow. You may even decide to find a new job where the working conditions are saner and more efficient.
So exactly where is Saturn heading? Your seventh house of serious relationships, that’s where! Between the end of 2017 and 2019 is one of the best times in your adult life to meet a serious contender and settle down. Saturn demands maturity in relationships and thinks long term. Your days of dating flakes is over as you will expect sincerity and commitment. Those of you in good unions may find that Saturn’s presence here will deepen your bond, although long hours at work could put some strain on the union. If you’re currently unhappy in love, I have to be honest and say that you might move on.
There will be a full moon on the 3rd in your house of endings, by the way. It occurs in Gemini, your twelfth house of the subconscious mind, emotions and healing. When full moons occur here we often swiftly decide to cut toxic ties and the dead wood from our lives. Not only does this refer to a lover, but it could mean friends/frenemies, soul-sucking jobs with nasty coworkers and neighbors or family members who simply are too difficult to deal with.
The full moon will also force you to examine your habits (yes, that theme again) and delete the ones that are harming you (like substance abuse) or are holding you back (like resentment or fear). It’s definitely time in December to clean house, literally and figuratively. Considering that Mercury retrogrades the same day in your house of work, it’s very likely that you will decide to leave a job that’s not right for you, or dump an annoying client or unreliable service provider.
If you do make a break from a lover, know that you shouldn’t be lonely for long. First, Mars zips into your house of romance on the 9th, its first visit to this part of your chart in two years. Just watch the tendency to hook up for spite while you’re on the rebound, a possibility with lusty Mars here! Happily attached crabs could experience a lot to fun and flirting with their amour over the next few weeks.
Second, not only does Saturn enter the commitment zone on the 19th, but the Sun follows on the 21st. Those of you who are single (or fed up and looking) might hit pay dirt fast. The Sun and Saturn form a conjunction on the 21st, a highly auspicious aspect for long term love. And then amorous Venus glides into the commitment sector on Christmas Day, forming a powerful conjunction. Many Cancers will become engaged as a result at Christmas or make a promise to a lover. Singles, get the mistletoe and stick it in your hair. Get ready to meet a keeper as that seems to be Santa’s goal!
New Year’s Eve for your sign appears to be a quieter affair than some of the other signs of the zodiac. With the Moon in your house of seclusion, it’s perfect for sharing a bottle of bubbly with someone special (or your friends) in front of a fireplace rather than a raucous night out.