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Gemini Horoscope: December 2012

Over the rainbow

Now that your key planet, Mercury, is moving direct again, you should begin to notice progress on several fronts. But with jolly Jupiter visiting your sign this year, you can't help but be happily distracted by the holiday hustle and bustle. On December 2, the illuminating Sun in uplifting Sagittarius opposes Jupiter from your 7th House of Others, shining a positive light on anyone who brings you opportunities for growth and the potential for adventurous experiences. As long as you don't go overboard blindly seeking a good time, joyful Jupiter is your good-luck charm now.

Messenger Mercury becomes even chattier when it enters gregarious Sagittarius and your 7th House on December 1, and it could deliver good news when it opposes Jupiter on December 17. Entertaining Venus follows Mercury to join the lively party in your 7th House of Others on December 15, and then takes the fun to the next level when she opposes outrageous Jupiter on December 22.

The upbeat Sagittarius New Moon on December 13 confirms this new cycle of optimism, tempting you to agree with your friends and co-workers without doing any critical thinking of your own. Meanwhile, serious Saturn slowly moves toward a supportive sextile with formidable Pluto that's exact on December 26. This long-lasting aspect gives you the power to thrive during big changes.

But as good as all this sounds, Jupiter forms an unsatisfying quincunx with Pluto on December 20 and with Saturn on December 22, prompting you to question whether success is even worth the effort. A wave of fear washes in with the worried Cancer Full Moon in your 2nd House of Self-Worth on December 28. This lunation opposes relentless Pluto and can remind you of the inevitability of change, which (thankfully) you can handle better than most.

Keep in Mind this Month
It's easy for you to scatter your energy and have nothing to show for your efforts. Enjoying yourself is important, but keep some resources in reserve.

Key Dates for Gemini

December 1 - 2: Act as if …
You grow anxious during the nervous Mercury-Uranus aspect on December 1, but you should be able to conceal your worries. Animated Mars and alluring Venus both form uncomfortable quincunxes with loud Jupiter, motivating you to overcompensate for any uncertainty by boldly describing your needs and stating how you will fulfill them. But you don't need to prove to anyone else what you can do. If you believe in yourself, then others will jump on the bandwagon as the Sun opposes Jupiter in your 1st House of Self on December 2.

December 28 - 31: Out with a bang
You say goodbye to a year full of change with an opportunistic sextile from fiery Mars in your 9th House of Future Vision to wild and crazy Uranus in your 11th House of Friends on December 31 -- and this may be the perfect sendoff. Still, the days leading up to New Year's Eve are fraught with emotional traps as the sentimental Cancer Full Moon on December 28 floods you with memories that may be difficult to express. Keep the communication channels open; the Sun conjuncts intense Pluto in your 8th House of Intimacy on December 30, pushing suppressed feelings to the surface. Cleaning up old emotional business permits you to move forward with a clear conscience.