There may be aspects of your professional life that are difficult to accept this month, but don't let that get in the way of tasting the personal pleasures that are also available. Planets flying into farseeing Sagittarius and your 10th House of Career and Responsibility will motivate you if you love your work -- or make you restless if you don't.
Messenger Mercury leads the parade on December 10, followed by the cheerful Sagittarius New Moon on December 13 and sociable Venus on December 15. Sagittarius is ruled by your key planet Jupiter, sharing your taste for expansion, but it's a fire sign that lacks the sensitivity of Pisces. You may be called upon to do some hard selling or to maintain enthusiasm whether you feel like it or not. It's reasonable, though, to have some doubts about what you're doing; your principled ruling planet Jupiter forms edgy quincunxes with tough guys Pluto and Saturn on December 20-22 that could raise ethical questions. These aspects recur on March 23-29, 2013, when you'll be better prepared to make a definitive decision about your job.
The pressure diminishes for you, thanks to supportive friends and colleagues, on December 21, with the Sun's entry into competent Capricorn and your 11th House of Teamwork. This is the Winter Solstice, marking a seasonal change that encourages you to step away from the past and turn your life in a new direction.
The caring Cancer Full Moon on December 28 lights up your 5th House of Romance to open your heart to deeper delights. Then the Moon's square with disruptive Uranus and opposition to extreme Pluto intensify your emotions, rattle your personal life and give you a taste of the year ahead.
Keep in Mind this Month
It's hard to trust your progress when unexpected obstacles arise, but keep plugging. You'll find your way around before you know it.
Key Dates for Pisces
SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 16 - 18: A world beyond
Your heart and head are wide open as quixotic Venus squares compassionate Neptune on December 16, and data-driven Mercury opposes buoyant Jupiter on December 17. This combination isn't great for self-restraint and common sense. In fact, you're able to justify the most impractical actions and may prefer to leave reality behind as you float through a romantic dreamscape. Nevertheless, what's the point of living if you can't fly sometimes above the limits of ordinary life? It's your job not only to find inspiration, but also to encourage others to recognize the metaphysics and magic behind the facade of the material world. Physical Mars' dynamic aspect with jovial Jupiter on December 18 also lifts your enthusiasm, yet beware taking on more than your fair share of responsibility in a group.
December 28: Feelings without borders
Emotions may erupt at the moody Cancer Full Moon in your 5th House of Self-Expression. A lunar opposition to Pluto can attract a manipulative partner, while a square to Uranus fires up your urge for freedom. Clearly, this is a complicated time -- but a favorable trine to the Moon from mature Saturn helps you create calm in the middle of the storm.