Relationships are always important, but they reach a much higher level of significance for you this month. Aggressive Mars continues to push ahead in your 7th House of Partnerships until December 25, challenging you to come on stronger to get what you need from others.
Another wave of awareness and opportunity in your personal and professional alliances arrives on December 21, with the Sun's shift into systematic Capricorn and your 7th House of Partnerships, marking the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. You need to improve your game when it comes to how you work and play with others. If you don't get onto a more determined track in pursuing your goals, you could wind up being bossed around by someone more willful and stubborn than you.
Fortunately, you're not entering the relationship arena unarmed. The New Moon in visionary Sagittarius on December 13 is activating your 6th House of Skills, helping you recognize your self-limiting habits and inspiring you to overcome them. Additional job or time management training can fire you up with motivation and greatly expand your options.
Mars moves into quirky Aquarius and your 8th House of Intimacy on December 25, attracting unusual partners and encouraging you to explore different ways of interacting with others. Stabilizing Saturn in piercing Scorpio and your 5th House of Romance forms a smart sextile with insightful Pluto in your 7th House of Partnerships on December 26. This empowering aspect, recurring on March 8 and September 21, 2013, will clarify your needs and bring you more control in your personal life.
Keep in Mind this Month
Don't worry if others see you as bossy. If that's what it takes to get what you want, it's better than coming across as indecisive and weak.
Key Dates for Cancer
December 10 - 12: On the wings of love
You're itching to speak your mind on December 10, when Mercury enters outspoken Sagittarius. This could be a good thing if you're motivated by deep desire, but if you are expressing discontent, you might push someone away. A Mercury-Neptune square on December 11 is ideal for imagination, but it's weak on facts and details. However, on December 12 a sensual Venus-North Node conjunction in your playful 5th House can turn up the heat on romance and even revive forgotten creative interests.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 28 - 30: Raising the stakes
The Full Moon in your protective sign on December 28 is fierce because its opposition to domineering Pluto often engenders power struggles. Don't waste time doing battle. Instead, determine whether someone you work with or love is worth the effort it takes to maintain the relationship. The Sun skids off a quincunx with Jupiter on December 29 that can distract you from the issue at hand. Promises of better times ahead are fine, but performance is what's required now. The Sun's conjunction with Pluto on December 30 is a critical stage of this transformational process. You must decide if you're willing to commit even more of yourself to a partnership or if it's time to give up and look elsewhere for what you need.