December 2011 Capricorn Horoscope

Resistance is futile

The month starts with alluring Venus in your successful sign until Dec. 20, adding a twinkle to your eyes and charm to all that you do. But on Dec. 1, possessive Venus conjuncts insatiable Pluto, heating passions and raising tough issues about love, power and control. Communication will be challenging with messenger Mercury retrograding through your 12th House of Secrets until Dec. 13, while the disquieting Gemini Full Moon on Dec. 10 is a Lunar Eclipse that rattles your 6th House of Health and Habits, forcing you to get serious about improving your lifestyle.

The seasonal shift of the Winter Solstice on Dec. 22 is marked by the Sun's entry into conservative Capricorn. However, this year your spirit soars as the Sun harmonizes with jolly Jupiter while a bumpy Sun-Uranus square the same day all but guarantees a few unexpected twists and turns along the way.

The Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 sows the seeds of your future development as it falls in your 1st House of Self. On Dec. 29, the Sun slams into resistant Pluto in systematic Capricorn. You may think you know where you're going, yet circumstances can overrule your agenda, confronting you with the power of inevitable change.

Keep in Mind this Month
Instead of fighting to hold on to structures that no longer support your growth, eliminate what you no longer need. Your future progress will grow much easier.

Key Dates for Capricorn

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Dec. 3 - 5: Don't Give Up
Your words seem out of sync with your actions when communicator Mercury backs into a troublesome square with militant Mars on Dec. 4. With skeptical Saturn in your 10th House of Career and Public Life, your sincerity may be in question. The cosmic taskmaster creates anxious aspects with the Sun on Dec. 3, Mercury on Dec. 4, and Mars on Dec. 5. You are ready to throw in the towel if your path seems blocked. Instead of lashing out in anger, though, your lesson now is to be persistent, even if satisfaction is nowhere in sight. Fortunately on Dec. 5 a happy trine between the comic lovers, Venus and Mars, goes a long way to soften the hard edges of everyday life and finally gives you something to smile about.

Dec. 22 - 24: Joyride
The ambitious Capricorn Sun forms a trine with boisterous Jupiter in your 5th House of Fun and Games on Dec. 22, setting the stage for a memorable few days. Although hard work and proper planning make good sense, you must also be flexible, for the Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 forms a destabilizing square with wild and crazy Uranus. Knowing when to relinquish control could prevent a situation at home from turning sour.