December 2011 Gemini Horoscope

Say goodbye to yesterday

Your year ends, Gemini, with a long look back that can change your view of the past and reduce its influence on your life. The key event is a Lunar Eclipse in your sign on Dec. 10 that's bound to cause some serious soul searching. Mercury is also retrograde until Dec. 13, further encouraging you to use this month as a time of review. Pay close attention to relationship patterns that are tying you up in knots since this backward cycle occurs in your 7th House of Partnerships. Mercury's conjunction with the Sun on Dec. 4 can plant seeds of inspiration that let you write a new script for a happier future.

Tantalizing Venus' entry into innovative Aquarius and your 9th House of Higher Truth on Dec. 20 is a strong magnet pulling you toward experimentation and away from the values of your childhood. A wise mentor or reliable ally helps you build a foundation to support this new reality when the Sun enters ambitious Capricorn and your 8th House of Resources on Dec. 22. The Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 tests your commitment with its conjunction to Pluto, the tiny but potent planet that shows you the cost -- and potential rewards -- of reaching for higher goals or taking a relationship to the next level.

Keep in Mind this Month
It's better to stretch yourself and take risks than to allow excuses and distractions to keep you from reaching for the stars.

Key Dates for Gemini

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Dec. 10 - 11: Leap into the Fire
Dec.10 can be a breakthrough day with the Lunar Eclipse in your sign squared by feisty Mars while explosive Uranus turns direct. You could simply feel edgy, perhaps overwhelmed by a million-and-one things to do in a short space of time. Uncertainty about where you stand with others comes with a hypersensitive Mercury-Venus semisquare on Dec. 11, yet you can successfully ride this shockwave if you act decisively. Even if you make a questionable move, you'll create momentum to take your personal life forward.

Dec. 22: Lucky Break
The Sun's entry into Capricorn and your 8th House of Intimacy is normally a time for sober reassessment of personal and financial relationships. This time, though, you're longing for excitement and ready to toss caution to the wind thanks to the Sun's trine to opportunistic Jupiter and square with audacious Uranus. You could also be surprised by the sudden shift of attitude of a conservative person who inspires you to take on bigger challenges in pursuit of bigger rewards.