Forecast for December 2019

Long-Term Shifts in 2019

2019 is coming to a close, and it’s been a rough one, hasn’t it? The “Mass Delusion” transits (Jupiter Square Neptune) I reported definitely happened as conditions in the geopolitical sphere become more and more divisive and combative, with groups of people maintaining their own fantasies against all comers. You’d think that Saturn Sextile Neptune would be of more help–I dubbed that one “Finish Building Your Dream–While It’s Still Easy” and I’ve no doubt that intelligent, fair-minded people have been working behind the scenes to minimize the damage but we might not see results until after Saturn Conjuncts Pluto in January of 2020. You should definitely check the video about that one, because it’s going to be a doozy and should set the tone for 2020, most likely with dramatic events surrounding it.

As we move into 2020 itself, the tone of the year will be dominated by Jupiter moving in and out of a conjunction with Pluto. More on this as it develops, but I think it will bring a spark of positivity into some dark places. As the year ends, Jupiter leaves Pluto behind and also exits Capricorn. Upon entering Aquarius, Jupiter conjuncts Saturn, a connection that suggests wisdom from experience and an ability to make promises only in line with what you know you can deliver. And that may be the lesson this year. This 2020 Astrology News Playlist will be updated throughout the year with videos that are relevant for 2020.

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How do December’s planetary movements affect you? 

Check this YouTube playlist for Pandora Astrology’s horoscopes this month and watch the one for your Rising sign as well as your Sun sign. 
Want the big picture of this year’s planetary influences? Find out more about this year’s trends and pivotal (retrograde) days: Transits in the Year 2019.
This year’s themes affect individual people in individual areas of life according to their own astrology charts.  Will they affect you? Look here to find out: Are You Currently In Transition?

Planetary Stations and Retrogrades

The big news this month is Jupiter’s move into Capricorn, the sign of professionalism, authority and excellence. As Jupiter moves into Capricorn, the mood turns serious. Even jolly Jupiter can’t help but apply himself with discipline while in Capricorn. Most people experience a transit of any planet through Capricorn as connected to career themes, because Capricorn is the wise elder and mature adult professional of the zodiac. Jupiter in Capricorn means we can spend the year of 2020 buckling down to serious, hard work and we can even enjoy it. And even if you’ve got Capricorn in a house that has nothing to do with work (such as the Seventh House of Relationship or the Eighth House of Intimacy or the First House of Self), this will still be a place where Jupiter’s confidence and charisma, combined with Capricorn’s application of goals and sustained effort can pay off in a very big way. Jupiter will be in Capricorn from December 2, 2019 to December 19, 2020.

Mercury Watch

At the beginning of December it’s “back to business” as Mercury continues speeding up and leaving last month’s retrograde period in the dust. At the end of December’s first week the little planet whips past the point in Scorpio where he turned retrograde and begins cutting into new territory, moving swiftly and ensuring that office work, communications and other kinds of projects can too. Set deadlines this month with confidence and enjoy this time while it’s happening because you’ll find everything you try to do and organize goes better while Mercury is direct. This despite Mercury’s position in Sagittarius, which can suggest a more generalized and less detailed approach to tasks. You can counter that by utilizing the big-picture approach now (while it’s easy to), and saving the details for month-end, when Mercury moves into responsible Capricorn.


Sagittarius begins the month of December with a bright, fiery mood generated by this Mutable Fire sign. Cheerful Sagittarius is the sign most associated with hope and faith. In the season of Sagittarius we consume the last of the perishables we have harvested before hunkering down for a serious winter mood in Capricorn.  In Sagittarius we feast and grow fat, so that we have enough to carry us through the dark of the year. We are generous to our neighbors, because they will huddle with us round the fire and help us keep the spark alive. This year Sagittarius runs until December 21.

The first day of Capricorn is also the winter solstice, the day when the “sun stands” still (that’s what “solstice” means) in its yearly journey north and south of the equator. On the winter solstice the sun reaches the southernmost point in its path, warming the southern hemisphere and creating summer there, while its absence cools the northern hemisphere and creates winter there. Capricorn nights are long in the north and the winter solstice is the longest, darkest one. Thus does Capricorn remind us to take a serious look at life and prepare to achieve under the difficult conditions of winter.

If your birthday is coming, you’ll want your annual birthday reading (called a “Solar Return” reading) to happen in the month before your birthday–because your birthday is your Personal New Year. It’s the best time for setting resolutions, intentions and new life-directions. Get yourself in alignment with what your Greater Self wants for you this year, beginning with knowing what the plan is.


Each lunation (new or full moon) has a feeling-state that human beings will be prone to under it, a general mood.

“Don’t Overthink It, Check Your Intuition”
Full Moon at 19º Gemini on December 11, 2019

This Full Moon will be quite mentally active and tense, as the Moon occupies the intellectually stimulating and fact-loving sign of Gemini, while the Moon is in the philosophical, big-picture thinking sign of Sagittarius. Your mind will be racing around during this lunation, as you are balancing the details of your thinking, while asteroid goddess Pallas Athene brings her own strategic bent. Overall, it’s a very cerebral Moon. The challenge to this dynamic comes from Neptune, strong in her sign of Pisces, who squares this axis of information. Neptune can permeate your thought processes with confusion and aimlessness into at this time, so stay grounded in your thinking and interrupt thinking that’s driven by anxious circular thoughts. Instead, use Neptune’s powerful intuition by slowing down and finding the center of the storm.

“Heal Your Christmas Past and Enjoy Unexpected Excitement”
New Moon and Solar Eclipse in 4º Capricorn

This is a warm, spirited New Moon taking place on Christmas Day, as Jupiter tightly conjoins both luminaries. The planet of luck will add good will, generosity, and a spirit of adventure to the holiday vibes. However, all three planets will be in the Scroodge-y sign of Capricorn, which can add a wet blanket to Christmas cheer. Past wounds may also surface now, as the New Moon conjoins the South Node, and is squared by Chiron. While you may confront some challenging past psychological pain now, Chiron will also offer you a chance to heal since it widely squares the North Node in Cancer – so your healing may come through embracing the warm, filial, nurturing vibes. The trine from Uranus shows us that some fortune may come from an unexpected place–because there are so many planets in Earth, you may be getting some exciting gifts.

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December’s Horoscopes Have Arrived

If you want to know how the sky news of December 2019 affects your sign,
check your horoscope here.
Be sure to check your Rising sign first, then your Sun sign. 

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