Family matters take on deep significance this holiday season, especially with several planets moving through your 4th House of Roots. Loquacious Mercury arrives on December 10, spurring frank speech and strong opinions. The ebullient Sagittarius New Moon on December 13 is also in your 4th House, which can inspire a fresh start, compelling you to enlarge your space or consider a move to a larger place. Its higher purpose, though, is to motivate you to look beyond the limits of your current surroundings to imagine a more enlivening personal or professional life.
The forward turn of revolutionary Uranus in your 6th House of Work on the same day underscores your need to get more stimulation from your job. Vivacious Venus dances into Sagittarius and your 4th House on December 15. This joyous planet sweetens your experiences by helping you look beyond the limitations of the present to visualize a more rewarding future.
Generous Jupiter's quincunxes to shrewd Pluto on December 20 and stingy Saturn on December 22 remind you that every gain comes at a price. Although the final bills will not be due until these aspects finish on March 23-29, 2013, potential new resources will soon be available to you.
On December 21, the Winter Solstice is marked by the Sun's entry into industrious Capricorn and your 5th House of Creativity, where you can reorganize and apply your talents more effectively. Active Mars's move into inventive Aquarius and your 6th House of Skills on December 25 pushes you to update your techniques or develop new ones. On December 26, a savvy Saturn-Pluto sextile, returning on March 8 and September 21, 2013, helps you to apply your force with precision and purpose.
Keep in Mind this Month
You don't have to settle for less in life. Open your mind and think about the many alternatives beyond the limits of your current situation.
Key Dates for Virgo
December 1 - 2: Unleashed expectations
On December 1, a scintillating Mercury-Uranus sesquisquare puts you on high alert. While this intellectual odd couple can trigger bright new ideas, your reactions can come so fast you might say something you regret. You're likely to go too far or expect too much on December 2, when the Sun opposes excessive Jupiter. Yet this might also bring the promise of a promotion or another kind of professional opportunity that piles more responsibilities on your plate.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 28 - 30: Purpose, power and passion
The Full Moon in Cancer on December 28 is a powerful, potentially transformational event in your team-oriented 11th House. Potent Pluto intensifies emotions as it opposes the Moon, while nervous energy and uncertainty are spawned by electrifying Uranus' lunar square. The Sun joins Pluto on December 30, ratcheting up tension or empowering you with a surge of creativity that arises from the depths of your being. You may go to extremes of self-expression, but sometimes it's necessary to peel away layers of politeness to get at the heart of desire. Knowing what you're willing to do in order to obtain what you want gives you the fierce spirit you need to succeed.