December is looking like an action-packed (yet happy!) month for the regal lion. It’s a good thing that you cats know how to preserve energy, because you’re going to need it! Despite the fact that the holidays are approaching and peoples’ minds start moving away from work and head instead toward shopping and socializing, you’re going to be extremely focused on productivity.
That’s because December begins with Venus and Pluto in your sixth house of efficiency, with quick witted Mercury joining them on the 2nd. You’ll be changing the way you get things done, both at home and at work, in big ways. Pluto is the planet of transformation, and it looks for “weaknesses in the foundation” so to speak. Areas where you get stuck, start to procrastinate, lose interest, become overwhelmed or drop the ball will all be pointed out to you. The same holds true for outdated or inefficient habits, protocols or routines.
The way you handle your work flow at the office will also be under review, and this includes the people in your employ, co-workers, and service providers who help your company. While this may sound dreary (who wants to be emptying out 597 old e-mails from their computer at holiday time?), things should actually go more smoothly than you might expect, courtesy of hosting planet of ease Venus here.
Saturday the 10th is a super day for making strides, and you can get even more done after the 21st when the Sun enters this part of your chart. But this won’t just be about knocking out the grunt work. This is a magnificently creative time, a period in which you can tap deep into your wellspring of talent. Disciplined Saturn and the individualistic Sun will help you develop your skills to an even higher level, whether you’re a graphic artist or expert negotiator. Showing off your work and dazzling others with your innovative ideas will be a snap as the Sun and Saturn are both in your house of creative expression. Good days for progress are the 9th, 12th and 24th.
And don’t be surprised if you attract the attention of people who may want to partner up with you on future projects. Good days for these kinds of talks are the 1st, 3rd and 6th. Likewise, you may want to retain the services of experts who can help make your job run more smoothly: booking agents, accountants, a PR firm, stylists or social media experts.
But retrenching will be the name of the game after the 19th when Mercury retrogrades in this part of the sky. This isn’t a curse—it’s a blessing, as this happens right before Christmas, a time when most businesses slow down. Use the quiet period between Christmas and New Year’s to review all of your routines, systems and employees for areas of improvement. Wrap up unfinished projects, whether it’s a client proposal or the new benefits plan you will be introducing to your employees in 2017. Upgrading the kind of clients or projects you handle could be paramount right now, and why not? Isn’t it better to head into the new year with a better group of people to work with?
Wednesday the 28th is a big day for getting things done, especially for making presentations to others. Then get ready to implement all of your smart ideas and new rituals at the time of the new moon on the 29th. Of all the signs, you’ll be the best situated for hitting the ground running after New Year’s Day. Don’t forget, all of this efficiency and streamlining also governs your home environment, so if you’re a stay-at-home parent you can really make headway into the land of being a domestic goddess.
Enough about grunt work already! Now let’s talk about love, a hot topic for you feline creatures in December. The planets are lining up in a big way to find you love or to put more sizzle into an existing relationship. With lucky Jupiter in your house of the local neighborhood, single Leos could find a new mate right in their back yard. No need for online dating or a long-distance relationship here! Say yes to parties and gatherings; get out and socialize as much as you can. Attached lions could be talking about their next step, such as getting engaged, having a baby or moving in together. Terrific days are the 1st, 3rd, 6th, after the 7th (when Venus glides into your commitment sector), the 9th, and 12th.
Put a gold star on your calendar for the 10th, when the Sun conjuncts Saturn. Serious talks about the future can take place, and they won’t be fluffy foofoo kinds of conversations. This is all about getting real and saying what’s important and realistic. Singles, a serious contender could show up on the scene.
Getting into fabulous physical shape could be high on your agenda as that sixth house of efficiency also governs diet, exercise, vitality and overall good health. You’re going to want to look hot, what with Mars entering your house of sexuality on the 19th for the first time in two years. This sector is a deeply soulful one, not about cheap flings. You and a lover can become much closer emotionally than you’ve ever been. Christmas Day rocks for togetherness with not one but three glorious Venus aspects, all designed to forge a strong romantic bond with someone else. Lots of Leos could become engaged under the mistletoe this year!
The full moon on the 13th falls in your house of technology and group efforts, so you could be putting the finishing touches on a website, app, or team project (such as a charitable effort). Saturn is an excellent position nearby, adding strength and long term success to your endeavors.
The year ends with one heck of a sexy, steamy New Year’s Eve! Lusty Mars in your house of libido connects with amorous Neptune for a bodice ripper of an evening. You may want to avoid the big parties and book a room instead!