December 2011 Cancer Horoscope

We can work it out

You have a lot of work to do this month and might even feel resentful that so much responsibility falls on your shoulders. On Dec. 1, flirty Venus joins possessive Pluto in your 7th House of Partners, raising feelings of jealousy that could stir an emotional drama. You might lose your temper as Mars the Warrior dynamically squares the Sun on Dec. 2, and messenger Mercury is retrograde until Dec. 13, further complicating communications and setting the stage for misunderstandings. Balancing at a point between saying too much and too little offers you the best chance for satisfaction.

Still, it's easy to lose your equilibrium when the curious Gemini Full Moon Eclipse falls in your 12th House of Secrets on Dec. 10. You grow impatient when your dreams bombard you with signs and symbols that point in every direction. And even with Mercury's direct turn on Dec. 13, it's going to take a while to put your thoughts into action.

You may be caught between hope and fear when romantic Venus is restrained by frigid Saturn on Dec. 18, and then encouraged by enthusiastic Jupiter on Dec. 20. Nevertheless, the Sun's entry into Capricorn and your 7th House of Partnerships on Dec.22 is the Winter Solstice, signaling a shift away from your personal interests and toward relationships. Partnership issues repeat with the Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24, and when the Sun joins passionate Pluto in Capricorn on Dec. 29.

Keep in Mind this Month
Your feelings aren't always convenient, and they don't always put others at ease. Nevertheless, your nurturing love shines through when you're honest about your emotions.

Key Dates for Cancer

Dec. 1 - 5: The Power of Love
Your passions are best expressed within the safety of a secure relationship on Dec. 1, when peace-loving Venus conjuncts potent Pluto in honorable Capricorn. Still, your fear of being hurt can build walls between you and your partner. Meanwhile, the Sun and Mercury anxiously square macho Mars Dec. 2 - 4, tempting you to go on the attack in your attempts to avert rejection. Discussing your concerns rationally is much smarter than flying off the handle, especially because the sweeter side of love awaits you when Venus harmoniously trines physical Mars on Dec. 5.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Dec. 20 - 24: In the Zone
Maybe it's just the holiday season, but you're pretty satisfied with your busy life now. Indulgent Jupiter is activated by delicious Venus on Dec. 20 and by the Sun on Dec. 22, making it tough to know when to call it quits. Nevertheless, the Sun's dynamic square to radical Uranus, also on the Dec. 22, can introduce a bit of turmoil into your life. The cautious Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 falls in your 7th House of Relationships. Its square to Uranus and its conjunction to Pluto simultaneously increase instability and your resistance to change. You're tempted to say no, but, surprisingly, could have a thrilling experience if you just go along with those who want to try things a new way.