December 2011 Libra Horoscope

To thine own self be true

Your concern for others is one of your most endearing traits, Libra, but turning your attention inward to clarify your needs and goals should be at the top of your list now. The work starts when your ruling planet, Venus, conjuncts penetrating Pluto in your 4th House of Foundations on Dec. 1. This could plunge you into despair over a lack of love or money, but could also connect you with your deepest desires and help you tap into the passion you need to fulfill them.

The Full Moon in diverse Gemini on Dec. 10 is a Lunar Eclipse in your 9th House of Big Ideas. A stingy square from quarrelsome Mars in discerning Virgo may trigger verbal sparring, but is meant to sharpen your mind so that you recognize where you need to focus and what you need to eliminate. Communication starts flowing when perceptive Mercury turns direct in your 3rd House of Information on Dec. 13.

Pleasures of the mind and body merge when sweet Venus enters intellectual Aquarius and your 5th House of Romance on Dec. 20. Then the Winter Solstice arrives with the Sun's entry into traditional Capricorn on Dec. 22, followed by the Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 to help you plant seeds for next year's harvest.

Keep in Mind this Month
When you put yourself first, it gives you the inner strength you need to support the other people in your life.

Key Dates for Libra

Dec. 5 - 7: Poetry in Motion
You get your own way on Dec. 5, thanks to a melodious trine between people-pleasing Venus and charismatic Mars that helps you combine competence and charm. Yet no matter how delightful you are, you're making points with your work skills as much as your social abilities. Venus' uncertain semisquare with delusional Neptune on Dec. 7 might entice you to take some bad advice. Don't be misled by someone else's overconfidence or your own inclination to let idealism trump common sense.

SUPER NOVA DAY
Dec. 24: Center of the Storm
A crazy Capricorn New Moon conjuncts compulsive Pluto and squares unpredictable Uranus on Dec. 24. This can make for strange holidays where battles for control are countered by threats of revolution. Still, Jupiter in easygoing Taurus blesses this mess with an understanding trine, allowing you to overlook individual differences in order to maintain some degree of harmony.