The theme of home and family looms large this holiday month which begins with an inspirational Sagittarius New Moon on December 2, activating your 4th House of Foundations. Friendly Mercury enters forward-looking Sagittarius on December 4, motivating you to think ahead and make plans to enjoy this special season with those you love.
Reckless Mars shifts into logical Libra and your 2nd House of Money on December 7, requiring you to maintain a balanced approach to your finances when considering your upcoming expenses. Fortunately, on December 12 an ambitious Saturn-Jupiter trine offers you an opportunity to reach your goals if you're willing to restrict your personal time so you can work unencumbered by distractions.
The dualistic Gemini Full Moon on December 17 illuminates your 10th House of Career, encouraging you to keep your options open at work. Although an unrestrained Jupiter-Neptune alignment allows you to see possibilities you might normally miss, it can be difficult to choose one path when you have so many alternatives.
The Sun's entry into traditional Capricorn and your 5th House of Fun and Games on December 21 -- the Winter Solstice -- favors you with a keen sense of organization, especially when celebrations are involved. However, loving Venus turns retrograde the same day, initiating an emotional cycle of delayed satisfaction that lasts until January 31, 2014. Don't let your frustration turn into a temper tantrum when angry Mars opposes volatile Uranus on December 25 and squares unforgiving Pluto on December 30.
Rational Mercury creates stressful alignments with Uranus, Pluto, and Mars on December 29-31, setting the stage for a tumultuous end of the year. Your willingness to communicate honestly without blaming others turns a chaotic time into an exciting New Year's Eve.
Keep in Mind this Month
You won't have to travel to some exotic place to bring a little fun and adventure into your life. You can enjoy the best times while staying right at home.
Key Dates for Virgo
December 1-3: Light at the End of the Tunnel
You may have trouble sleeping on December 1 when an anxious Mercury-Pluto semisquare keeps you awake. You could hopelessly spin your mental wheels, trying to figure out a way around an unpleasant situation. Thankfully, the visionary Sagittarius New Moon on December 2 broadens your perspective to discover a solution to a long-standing problem. Trust your intuition; an otherworldly Mercury-Mars sextile on December 3 will lead you in the right direction.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 29-31: Peace Is the Answer
Your self-esteem is tested as Mars in your 2nd House of Self-Worth forms a difficult square with ruthless Pluto on December 30. The Sun and Mercury bring additional stress on December 29-31 when they cross paths with Pluto and Uranus, provoking you to stand up for your beliefs even against great odds. Don't let your emotions get the best of you or you may say or do something you'll later regret. Fortunately, the Sun and Mercury sextile Chiron, the Wounded Healer on December 30-31, teaching you that forgiveness is all that's truly important now.