Everyone knows that the end of 2016 is almost upon us and they’re ready to ring out the year and bring in the new one. But of all the signs of the zodiac, you seem to be totally done with quite a few aspects of your life. As in, put a fork in it—it’s over, cooked. Next!
What’s the reason for this attitude? Well for one thing, the month of December starts off with both the Sun and serious Saturn in your ultra-efficient sixth house of getting things done. This not only governs projects at the office, but also things around the house, personal errands, and your holiday shopping and preparations.
The problem is that you may be doing too much of the work by yourself without the help of those around you, something that may be working your nerves by the 10th. You don’t mind being busy, but you do mind being taken advantage of, and a Sun-Saturn conjunction on the 10th may force you to lay down some new laws. Kids, spouses, bosses and co-workers all need to know that you’re not Cinderella.
That being said you could score major points with a supervisor or big client on the 12th and right before Christmas, so don’t assume that no one appreciates your efforts at work. And if decision makers have been erratic in their behavior or management style, you can expect more normalcy after Uranus resumes direct motion on the 29th.
Get ready to put even more people on notice that you’re through with their nonsense when the full moon occurs in your house of closure on the 13th. This is a highly cathartic move really, as this house is all about dumping baggage, healing, nurturing yourself and moving on. If you’ve reached the boiling point at work you may quietly decide to work on your resume and head to greener pastures, with the 12th and the 23rd (believe it or not) two of your best days to take action. When Uranus goes direct on the 29th you should feel more in control, as if you’re the captain of your ship rather than a deck hand.
Truth be told, the full moon could also bring about a come-to-Jesus moment when you realize that you’re completely done with yourself. As in: bad habits, being overweight and our of shape, living in a sloppy disorganized abode, hanging out with people who put you down, or indulging in negativity too much of the time, to name a few. If your life is less than happy and content, it’s time to take an honest inventory and to ask yourself what role you may be playing in these problems. Consider it an early New Year’s Eve shakedown in which you resolve to get your act together.
Shortly after this lunation you may become very reflective about your personal relationships. Mercury goes retrograde in your commitment sector on the 19th, possibly bringing up questions about where a partnership is heading. Old dramas may rear their heads, especially if they were never settled in the past. And just in time for the holidays, old lovers might start crawling out from underneath their rocks. You’ve been warned. Cancers going through a divorce, or dealing with dramas with an ex, could find that the next three weeks become heated.
The Sun enters this part of the sky on the 21st, so expect a big spotlight to be shining on your relationships, be they business or romantic. Of course not all Cancers are embroiled in problems of the heart, and for you the Sun’s energy could boost your romance to a sweeter, more connected level. Singles have a seriously good chance of finding a lover with long term potential over the next four weeks.
Just make sure, Cancer, whether you’re single or attached that your romance isn’t all about good sex! Lusty Mars enters your eighth house of eroticism for the first time in two years on the 19th, so activity in the boudoir could really heat up. But so could intense emotions like jealousy, obsession and resentment, and with Mercury retrograde this could become quite a volatile mix.
But despite all of the amorous drama, things could really turn sweetly romantic by Christmas. On the 25th love planet Venus forms not one, but three juicy aspects that can light your fire. Engagements could be the big gift this year, along with conceiving babies, moving in together, meeting the parents or finding new love.
More great days for partnerships follow on the 26th, 27th and 28th (a good day for holding talks) and then the new moon in this sector on the 29th. Business alliances are also something you might want to consider during the last week of 2016, but hold off on inking deals if you can. Wait for Uranus to go direct on the 29th, and if possible, for Mercury to resume direct motion in January. The 30th is a smart day to discuss ad campaigns or going global, and it’s imperative that everyone around you knows exactly what their roles are at the office.
New Year’s Eve is a honey with romantic Neptune canoodling with vigorous Mars. The two meet up in your house of far-flung travel, so if you can, head off to a warm island somewhere to ring in 2017!