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December Horoscopes 2021

December Horoscopes 2021

The twists and turns in December 2021 horoscopes may take us to great highs, and… ask us to get practical on the ground. Very different flavors and oh so interesting.

The major features this month include a solar eclipse on December 4, the planet Venus going retrograde, and the final showdown between Saturn and Uranus. I have written about this Saturn Uranus energy using the archetypes of the Rebel and Traditionalist. Read more about that here.

There is one day that may be super awesome. Try to do something fun on Monday December 20. If Mondays are too busy for you, do something the Sunday before. Anytime the Sun and Jupiter are in a happy flow, it’s good for all of us.

In addition, we have a connection between two other planets, Mercury and Uranus. So This will be a time of quick mental energy, innovative ideas, and good vibes. Socializing is called for. A game night could be super fun. Just be careful not to overdo it.

The month kicks off with a lot of Sagittarius energy. You may feel like getting out and having an adventure. If you are like me and have been homebound the last 2 years, just going out to eat can be an adventure.

By the end of December things will take on a more serious tone as Capricorn energy becomes more prominent. Before getting into your horoscope, I wanted to talk a bit more on the major features.

Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Sagittarius

The solar eclipse will be late Friday night or Saturday morning, December 4. Eclipses come in pairs, and this is the second. You may remember we just had the lunar eclipse at the Taurus full moon. You can read more on that here. 

This solar eclipse is interesting because it is a new moon, which is about new beginnings. And this eclipse has the energy vibe of letting go and releasing. So it’s not like your typical new moon. It’s one to think about what needs to be released in order to move forward.

Any eclipse is a superpowered lunar cycle. If the degree is making contact with something in your chart, on or around 12 degrees Sagittarius, you could really feel this energy. An eclipse means one of the lights loses its light for a period of time.

This is a solar eclipse, which can only happen on a new moon. When the Sun loses its light, it’s like an identity crisis. Clinging to old ways will not likely work. Clearing away obstacles on your authentic path is a better use of the energy.

If you want to find out if the eclipse is touching something in your chart, schedule a consultation with me.

Venus Retrograde

This planet goes retrograde around every 18 months. You probably hear about retrograde because of Mercury retrograde. In comparison, Mercury goes retrograde around 3 times a year. The more rare, the more impactful. So you might feel this one in your life.

You will often hear that Venus is about relationships and your love life. This is true generally. In your chart, it can be more specific. The life domains impacted by Venus vary and are individual. So I’m going to talk more about that below.

In general, it’s important to know that Venus will be traveling through the sign of Capricorn. She is going to meet up with the planet Pluto, so this retrograde will take on some intense features that will be present most of December.

If it so happens that this meetup with Venus and Pluto activates something in your chart, it can be life changing. Pluto is a planet of intensity and big change. Capricorn is a sign known to be serious, committed, tenacious, and determined.

This retrograde will go through the end of January, but it will take some time for Venus to get back into her groove. I am looking forward to seeing how this energy plays out. We will see as we move into spring of 2022 and Venus is back up to speed.

Saturn and Uranus

These planets have been connecting all year with three exact meetings in 2021. The third and final meeting is happening in December. We should start to see a maturation of what started back in February when this year long trend started with their first meeting. The second meeting was in June. Read about this trend here.

Think about those time periods and if there is a theme or pattern showing up in your life. Next year we should start seeing a resolution coming to this 2021 theme.

On the world stage, we may see more polarity. With Venus retrograde popping in at this time, matters may be forced to unify or face greater destruction. This third meeting in December can be more intense than earlier this year, with the Pluto Venus energy happening at the same time.

With these major themes in mind, here are rising sign horoscopes. It’s best to read for your rising sign. If you don’t know yours, contact me and I will help you get it. Or you can use a free online calculator like this one. You will need your birth date, place, and time.


The solar eclipse has a theme of wanting to dig deeper in where you find meaning and purpose in life. You may want to make big changes in your life that have to do with topics of higher education, travel, and faith.

You will have more energy to direct to this theme the second half of the month when Mars jumps into this part of your chart. At the same time Mercury puts you in strategy mode about your career direction. This is an exciting time because you will be creative and seriously determined.

The Venus retrograde will focus on career relationships, or those in authority around you. You could also need to relook at how authority plays a role in your life, and re-evaluate how you handle responsibility and authority personally.


The solar eclipse theme centers on your shared resources with a partner. Something may need to change, or changes whether you want it to or not. If you feel like doing deep introspection and clearing away cobwebs, go for it.

Your energy may be directed internally the last half of the month. If you feel like doing things by yourself, allow yourself the time. You could benefit by doing some individual things like yoga, meditation, or clearing out your closet.

The Venus retrograde is going to highlight what has meaning and purpose for you. It’s a great time for introspection. It’s also a good time to study or go deeper into your faith. If travel is on your plate, it will require strategy and planning, and could involve a foreign place.


The solar eclipse theme will activate your committed relationships. It may be time to make changes and take a relationship to a different level. Relationships at the breaking point may break. This can be a time where something surprising moves your committed relationship in a different direction.

Mid Month there will be more physical energy to use in committed relationships. This can also relate to clients if you are a solopreneur. This can be a time of great change. Take advantage by clearing away what is no longer useful to make way for new energy.

Venus will retrograde in the area of shared resources. If there is anything that needs to be re-evaluated in this area, Venus is going to uncover it and help you work through it. Be open to looking deeper into this theme so you can reap the rewards next year.


The solar eclipse will highlight themes around your daily routine and possibly health. If you are experiencing any health problems, be sure to see your doctor. You may find that it’s time to revamp your daily grind and need to let go of routines that no longer serve you.

If you are thinking of getting serious or more serious in a committed relationship, there will be lots of activity in this part of your chart. Mercury is going to move into your committed relationship sector mid-month. Any promises made will be serious, loyal, and true.

Venus is going to retrograde in your serious relationships part of the chart. There may be some things that need to be worked out. Go through the process, no matter how difficult or tedious. It will be worth it. Give it some time though, this isn’t a quick moving energy.


This solar eclipse may bring a surprise in your creative life. Now that’s exciting if you are an artist looking for inspiration, or if you are looking to create a baby. You may also need to release something that is causing a creative block. By releasing, you open to new levels of creativity.

Mid-month will bring a rush of energy to apply to your creative babies. Whether you have children, or you create other things you consider your ‘babies.’ There will be extra energy to devote to those creative things that bring you pleasure. Careful, it is possible to overdo it.

The Venus retrograde is going to highlight your daily routine and grind. You may be figuring out new strategies to approach your daily work. Allow yourself the time to evaluate the possibilities. The daily grind might be boring, but it is essential to get it in order.


The solar eclipse is going to put the focus on your home and family life. Some cobwebs may need to be cleaned out from your home, roots, or traditions. There could be changes in your family life. Take the time to let go of what is no longer useful and open space for the new.

Mid-month you will have extra energy to put toward home projects, take advantage while you have the energy boost. Mentally you will have some extra zest for how to creatively do things. This can be helpful as we prepare for a few months of Venus retrograde.

Venus is going to retrograde in the area of individual creativity and children. If you have children, something may need to be re-evaluated. If you don’t, it can be in relation to your personal creative activities and pleasures. If you don’t invest enough time in self-care, this Venus retrograde can help you find a way to do more self-love.


The solar eclipse is going to activate the area of your life having to do with your neighborhood, nearby surroundings, colleagues, communication, and possibly siblings. If there is anything that needs to be released so you can open up for new ways of relating, be open to change.

Mars will boost this same communication area of your chart mid-month giving you some extra energy. Mentally, you may be thinking a lot about your home, roots, and foundation.

The Venus retrograde takes place in the part of your chart that has to do with your home, family, tradition, and upbringing. Allow time and space for looking back over your history. You may discover that something there needs review that will help you move forward next year.


This eclipse is going to focus on your personal resources, your finances, and how you earn income. There may be something you need to let go of in order to move forward. Take some time to evaluate your relationship with money.

Mars is going to enter this financial sector mid-month. You may feel compelled to spend, or have an increase in bills. Be careful that you are taking care of your finances wisely.

The Venus retrograde will take place in your communication sector. You may need to make some updates to how you communicate with your colleagues, siblings, or peers. Take the time to look deeply into the matter, it will be worth it in the long run.


Happy Birthday! The eclipse is happening in your rising sign. You may discover that something has drastically changed. It will likely indicate an adjustment in your personality that requires letting go of something so you can embrace a new and more mature you.

Mars is going to enter your rising sign mid-month giving you extra energy to go about doing what needs to be done. Mercury is going to enter Capricorn mid-month also, pushing your attention to finances. You have the chance to come up with some clever financial planning.

The Venus retrograde is happening in the area of personal finances, income, and how you earn money. This is a time for you to reevaluate your relationship with money. How you earn it and how you spend it. This will set you up for long-term change so take the time to invest in planning for your financial health during this retrograde.


The solar eclipse is happening in the private and mystical part of your chart. You may feel like being home and isolated. If you are doing deep spiritual work, fantastic. But if you are feeling alone or depressed, connect with someone who will lift your spirits. It is a time of releasing things that no longer serve your mental health.

Mars is going to enter this mystical area mid-month, while at the same time Mercury will enter Capricorn. You will have extra mental tenacity and strength to work through anything. Put this boosted mental strength to good use.

The Venus retrograde will happen in Capricorn. This extra time of hosting Venus in your rising sign will give you an extended period to evaluate who you are and if you are living in authenticity. Take the time to reach deep and find the unique, authentic, and lovable you that you want the world to see.


The solar eclipse is going to highlight your network, friends, and inspirations. There may be something that needs to be released so you can move forward. Mars is going to enter this sector mid-month helping boost your energy when networking and socializing.

Mercury is going to want to go deep and stir up your more mystical side. You may find your mind plunging into the depths of your soul in a way you are unaccustomed to. Go along for the ride and see what you discover about yourself.

Venus is going to retrograde in this mystical part of your chart. Your relationship with the collective unconscious is invited to be re-evaluated. You may be surprised to find that participating in something mystical like yoga, chanting, or astrology opens new doors for you.


The solar eclipse is going to take place in the part of your chart that has to do with your career. You may experience a change related to your career. You may also discover that there is something worn out that needs to be released so you can move forward with this change.

Mars is going to come and boost your career house as well mid-month. You will have more physical energy to devote to your public life than usual. Mentally, Mercury is going to be boosting your networking house with friends. Get some dates on your calendar and see what your network manifests.

The Venus retrograde is taking place in the area of friends, networks, and what inspires you. You may have some re-evaluating to do in these areas. It will be to your benefit to take notice of what needs to be revised or updated in how you interact in your social networks.

Wrap Up

December is a busy month. A solar eclipse, Venus retrograde, and some interesting planetary meetups. Be sure to have your rising sign handy so you get the most accurate horoscope. Sign up below to get free astrology resources delivered to your inbox.

Have a great December!!!


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