December 2011 Virgo Horoscope

Love is in the air

Self-expression is a major theme for you this month, and romance could play a leading role in your personal drama. Your month begins and ends with passion, as an emotionally charged Venus-Pluto conjunction on Dec.1 and a Sun-Pluto conjunction on Dec. 29 both fall in your 5th House of Romance and Play. But these alignments are in traditional Capricorn, so following the rules or enforcing them in a parental role may be just as important as pursuing your heart's desire. Although you may encounter conflict along the way, a harmonious trine between sexy Venus and physical Mars on Dec. 5 can turn a lovers' quarrel into a sweet reconciliation. The versatile Gemini Full Moon on Dec. 10 is a Lunar Eclipse that focuses on your 10th House of Career and Public Life, indicating tension between your family plans and an overcommitted work schedule

Thoughtful Mercury is retrograde in your 4th House of Roots, when memories run high and people from your past could re-enter your life -- and you might see them in a brand-new light. Conversations about unresolved domestic issues finally get untangled as communicator Mercury turns direct on Dec. 13.

The Winter Solstice is usually a quiet time for reflection, but this year when the Sun enters Capricorn on Dec. 22, it also aligns with jubilant Jupiter, making it difficult for you to contain yourself. The Capricorn New Moon on Dec. 24 also occurs in your 5th house, bringing with it a new wave of anticipation for the exciting year ahead.

Keep in Mind this Month
Although you often tend to shy away from too much emotional intensity, right now it provides profound creative inspiration.

Key Dates for Virgo

Dec. 10 - 13: Starting Over
The restless Gemini Full Moon Eclipse on Dec. 10 can create a flurry of problems if you're scattering your energy and promising more than you can manage. You may feel as if your recent strategies haven't been very effective since Mercury turned retrograde on Nov. 24. However, you can benefit from setting new and improved plans into motion when your key planet turns direct in your 4th House of Foundations on Dec. 13.

SUPER NOVA DAY
Dec. 29: Ring out the Old; Ring in the New
Sweeping changes are transforming your life in so many ways. The Sun's annual conjunction with regenerative Pluto today is an intense hookup is in your 5th House of Creativity, demanding that you let go of old and nonproductive kinds of self-expression. It's time for your metamorphosis; say good-bye to the caterpillar and hello to your future butterfly.