This has been a year of personal opportunities and profound growth, and it fittingly ends as the momentum rises to a crescendo. Although you may try to contain yourself as challenging events begin to stack up throughout the month, you realize that you must manage your reactions to those closest to you. Process your frustration and transform negative emotions into constructive actions.
The inspirational Sagittarius New Moon on December 2 stirs your desire for adventure while your long-term planning is assisted by logical Mercury's move into farsighted Sagittarius on December 4. Still, you might become ambivalent about doing too much work through the holiday season when ardent Mars pushes its way into sociable Libra on December 7 to enhance your 4th House of Home and Family.
No matter how caught up you are in the hustle and bustle of the season, the diversity-seeking Gemini Full Moon on December 17 lights up your 12th House of Privacy, gently reminding you to save time for your own spiritual development. On December 21, the Sun's shift into traditional Capricorn and your 7th House of Companions marks the Winter Solstice, a time to settle into the safety of your most secure relationships. But anxiety over a past event or an old partnership can complicate alliances when loving Venus begins her retrograde cycle in your 7th house on the same day.
Unresolved domestic tension may heat up on December 25-31 as cranky Mars, conversational Mercury, and the willful Sun stress punishing Pluto and shocking Uranus. Tempers could flare unless you're willing to discuss your concerns in an objective manner without blaming anyone else for your unhappiness.
Keep in Mind this Month
Conserve some energy for what's most important to you instead of getting hooked by your need to demonstrate your love by constantly pleasing others.
Key Dates for Cancer
SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 2-3: Fearless Leader
Broaden your horizons at your job on December 2, when the optimistic Sagittarius New Moon falls in your 6th House of Self-Improvement. At the same time, however, the Moon's smooth trine with irrepressible Uranus in your 10th House of Career indicates unexpected twists and turns on your professional path. A surprise can still lead you to success, but in a different way than you planned. Fortunately, you can find a way to get what you want with intelligent Mercury's cooperative sextile to insistent Mars on December 3. Mercury is in precise Virgo, so do your research and get your facts straight before trying to convince someone to follow your plan.
December 25: Proactive Measures
A minor disagreement could escalate into a major conflict today, because impetuous Mars in your 4th House of Domestic Conditions opposes unrestrainable Uranus. Letting others know what you want in advance helps ameliorate your stress before it explodes.