December 2011 Sagittarius Horoscope

Claim your power

Self-reliance is a major theme this month as you learn that setting your own personal agenda requires some self-discipline, but allows you more control of your life. Persuasive Venus joins relentless Pluto in your 2nd House of Self-Worth on Dec. 1, revealing how important it is to reduce unessential expenditures of time, money and energy.

The Full Moon in Gemini on Dec. 10 is a Lunar Eclipse in your 7th House of Others, reminding you not to let the distractions of others' needs come at the cost of your own well-being. Making significant decisions regarding relationships is supported by thoughtful Mercury's direct turn in your 1st House of Self on Dec. 13, which helps you see your priorities from a fresh perspective.

The double-edged sword of friendliness is sharpened when Venus enters idealistic Aquarius on Dec. 20, making a stressful square with extravagant Jupiter. You grow more sober in your self-assessment when the Sun enters calculating Capricorn on Dec. 22, marking the Winter Solstice. This occurs in your 2nd House of Resources, in a favorable trine with Jupiter to give you a strategic view of financial matters. The Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 underscores economic issues, yet a stressful square to erratic Uranus could provoke reckless behavior.

Keep in Mind this Month
Maintaining a sane and solid foundation for yourself now will make it possible for you to become more open with others later on.

Key Dates for Sagittarius

Dec. 16: Be Energy-Efficient
Focusing on what's most important is your challenge today. An ungainly aspect between hyper Mars and expansive Jupiter can turn a small job into an endless project. A minor matter can grow out of proportion if you obsess about it. Do what you must do quickly and then move on.

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Dec. 22 - 25: Moving on Up
Dec. 22 is a day for career planning, given the industrious Capricorn Sun's sweet trine with auspicious Jupiter. This productive connection from your 2nd House of Money to your 6th House of Work advances your professional interests. However, unconventional Uranus is making a square to the Sun that motivates you to break free of your present situation and seek opportunities elsewhere. The competent Capricorn New Moon in your 2nd house on Dec. 24 waters the seeds of ambition with your commitment to do what it takes to get ahead. Jupiter's shift into forward gear on Dec. 25 adds lift to your wings with faith, vision and a dash of good fortune.