Considering others' needs and desires is an excellent way to enhance your relationship life this month. Your normally independent planet Mars glides into sociable Libra and your 7th House of Partners on December 7. This can be a very charming transit that should you more appealing to people. However, compromise is a key to tapping into potential of this romantically promising pattern. Yet even this smooth operating Mars in Libra is likely to run into some bumps on the road to romance later this month.
This energetic planet crashes into an opposition with shocking Uranus on December 25 and makes a stressful square with controlling Pluto on December 30 to end the year with a bang. Suddenly changing circumstances require adaptability to avoid unpleasant surprises on the former while your willingness to face fears and address power issues with patience and self-control are critical on the latter.
Yet throughout the month restraint is an important theme thanks to amorous Venus' presence in responsible Capricorn. This cautious and controlling transit occurs in your 10th House of Career, which could make you more desirable when you're taking care of business. Still, the love planet in this disciplined sign clashes with your spontaneous nature.
Careful planning and commitment will earn you respect that may not pay immediate dividends but remember that taking care of business comes before looking for a good time. Venus, incidentally, turns retrograde on December 21, making the following six weeks more suitable for shoring up a current alliance than pursuing a new one.
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