December 2011 Scorpio Horoscope

Just out of reach

The theme of this month might seem like hurry-up-and-wait, yet if you step back and take a longer view, you'll see that you really are gaining ground even if there are delays along the way. Control issues may be at the root of money problems right from the start as indulgent Venus joins manipulative Pluto on Dec. 1, followed by the Sun in your 2nd House of Finance squaring angry Mars on Dec. 2.

Mercury's retrograde through audacious Sagittarius until Dec. 13 slows your progress and tangles your communication lines. But the fidgety Gemini Full Moon Eclipse on Dec. 10 brightens your 8th House of Intimacy, challenging you to hold still long enough to uncover deep feelings you want to share with someone special.

Frustration begins to gnaw at you as action-planet Mars in cautious Virgo is tapping the brakes in anticipation of his retrograde turn next month. The holiday festivities turn chaotic Dec. 18 - 22 when the Sun and Venus activate Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. On Dec. 24, the sobering Capricorn New Moon falls in your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, drawing your focus away from the future and back to current events.

Keep in Mind this Month
Pushing too hard for completion or commitment may bring you frustration. Appreciate what you have instead of worrying about what you're missing.

Key Dates for Scorpio

SUPER NOVA DAYS
Dec. 20 - 24: The Audacity of Hope
The Winter Solstice on Dec. 22 marks the Sun's entry into traditional Capricorn, normally a time to pause and reflect on the past 12 months. Not this year, Scorpio! Venus' entry into high-frequency Aquarius on Dec. 20 puts you on-edge, and her square to opulent Jupiter tempts you to indulge your senses. Then she's supported by eccentric Uranus on Dec. 21, encouraging you to fulfill your desires by stepping outside your normal tastes. The Sun's trine to jolly Jupiter on Dec. 22 is a sure sign of holiday spirit, and its square to Uranus indicates that there will be a few surprises along the way. These extraordinary days lead up to the calculating Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24. You're able to rein in your wild energy thanks to this stabilizing lunation. More importantly, its proximity to regenerative Pluto is a sure sign that this is a pivotal point. It's time to let go of the past to prepare for new beginnings.

Dec. 29: Point of No Return
The Sun's annual conjunction with transformative Pluto is like an exclamation point at the finish line of this amazing year. Your key planet Pluto symbolizes the end that is also a beginning. This is a perfect moment to shine the light of your awareness into those parts of your life that you've been neglecting or avoiding, and brace yourself for an intense emotional ride as you clear the way for a new year of unprecedented growth.