Your December monthly horoscope by Sade The Astrology Vixen

The moon  (Brian Gomes/ Unsplash )
The moon (Brian Gomes/ Unsplash )

As we bid farewell to 2023, treat yourself to a bouquet of roses and count your lucky stars - you’ve reached the end of the marathon.

The month kicks off with a touch of dark romance as Venus ventures into Scorpio on the 4th, questioning the very essence of love. What is it worth if we’re not willing to jump all the way in? If you're ready to tread the fiery path of passion, seize the opportunity to make a bold (or even corny) offering to the Goddess of tantric love. Cast your final wish of the year under the enchanting New Moon in Sagittarius on the 12th. Muster up the audacity to shoot for the stars, because what is there to lose?

Mid-December arrives and with it comes mercury retrograde in Capricorn (and dipping into Sagittarius) which appears on stage on the 13th, urging us to look at whether our foundations are secure, or whether we're standing on shaky grounds. But it’s not all serious. As we hop from door to door for parties during Sagittarius season, you have a pass to be obnoxiously authentic and unfazed by judgement. It’s reassuring to know that the Capricorn clan not only know how to work hard, but can play just as hard, when their era begins on the 21st, the dawn of Winter Solstice.

The festive season can either bring families together or drive them apart. This year, however, the Full Moon in Cancer on Boxing day may slip into the role of fairy godmother, bridging gaps and mending family ties. As we journey to the road's end, carry a sprig of mistletoe in your pocket to soak up the lasting remnants of the ‘lucky syndrome girl’ club. Will that still be a ‘thing’ in 2024? Who knows.

Aries or Aries Rising

This is a prime moment to surrender to the throes of romance, because Venus, the ultimate lover girl, is immersing you in the flames of intimacy. Bid farewell to cynicism and embrace a touch of hallmark corniness. Let go of the situationship which leaves you felling confused or at a loss. Chaka Khan's Through the Fire is the only anthem you need to be singing in the shower. The New Moon in Sagittarius sets the stage for you to be the life of the party. There are no rooms that you won’t dare to open, just be mindful that your hubris doesn’t leave you high and dry. For any career opportunities that slipped through the cracks, the final Mercury retrograde of the year is here to restore the confidence you thought escaped via the emergency exit.

Taurus or Taurus Rising

Step into the season of celebrations, as you’re the first at the ball, ready to make a lasting impression in your best dress. If your wardrobe no longer fits the persona you want to project on to the world, consider recycling old clothes. Venus, the fashion heiress, bestows a sprinkle of magic on your social interactions, introducing new faces that could become instrumental in your upwards climb during 2024. With the arrival of the New Moon in Sagittarius, embrace the opportunity to say goodbye to habits that are dimming your shine. In the first few pages of your journal, write down the habits that created positive change as well as another list of those that kept you in a bind. Keep those that propelled you forward and cut ties with those that have become a burden.

Gemini or Gemini Rising

Scale back on excess. Venus, the Goddess of beauty, urges clarity and focus in orchestrating your 2024 vision board. Don't neglect your well-being—take those daily supplements, book the 9am pilates class, and by the end of it feel free to treat yourself to a spontaneous spa indulgence. With the arrival of the New Moon in Sagittarius, your relationships may take on a creative spin. Typically, you’re attracted to people who can teach you anything that you haven’t tackled yet. Simply put, the connections in your circle have to serve a purpose.

Cancer or Cancer Rising

Let the exploration of your creative power take centre stage as you sketch out your New Year's resolutions. The brilliance of your inner genius is asking you to take your vision to the next level. When you tap into your imagination, what thoughts and images come to mind when you reflect on your career? The New Moon in Sagittarius beckons you to take your eyes off the details and simply wander to gather new inspiration. Breathing new life into your work ethic. Brace yourself for Mercury Retrograde— as it’ll help you to evaluate whether your relationships create space for your growth or whether they want to stick to the old you. With the Full Moon in Cancer gracing your home sign it marks a homecoming—an opportunity to feel ready to take creative control over your next steps.

Leo or Leo Rising

Unleashing your authenticity not only fuels your creative drive, it's the compass leading you to your true place of belonging. If you've been yearning for a genuine 'home', the key is to care less about your audience so that you can be at one with yourself. With the New Moon in Sagittarius lighting up your realm of joyful exploration, challenge yourself to try something new and even be a bit silly. Break free from routine, and if needed, taunt yourself with a few self-deprecating jokes to get you out of the rut. As you meet the year's finale, the Full Moon in Cancer leaves a note on your coffee table: How might your emotions be acting as barriers to explore uncharted territory?

Virgo or Virgo Rising

Virgo: as the muse, why taunt yourself with overthinking and strategizing every minute detail? With Mercury Retrograde transitioning from your creative space to the realm of working routine, it's time to let yourself explore beyond of the pen you’ve kept yourself in. What self-imposed boundaries are keeping you from going after your core desires?

While your signature look is your constant, now is the time to dabble in new styles, discovering what looks fit with the life you’re curating behind the scenes. Gather those dear to your heart and consider how individuals reflect varied facets of your being. Let the Full Moon in Cancer be the tell, shining a light on true supporters and exposing mere spectators. Your network should feel like a community of people that you can debate with to crack your mind open. Kinship is at the top of your priority list, so use the Full Moon in Cancer to see who is rooting for you and those who are mere spectators.

Libra or Libra Rising

Are you neglecting the true value of your talents, gifts, and unique perspective on the world? Venus is stepping into your life this month, ready to school you on transforming your inherent abilities into something tangibly rewarding - all without breaking a sweat. Master this lesson early in the month and you'll stride into 2024 with an undefeatable playbook. On Boxing Day, the Cancer Full Moon may either feel like you’ve reached the top of your career goals or stumbled upon the missing puzzle pieces to break through glass ceilings.

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising

Last month you tackled the toughest challenge – stepping into larger shoes than what you’re used to. Now, you can claim what’s rightfully yours, so don’t let anything swindle you into thinking that you’re not deserving. Whether it’s a promotion, a dreamy work bonus or an opportunity you didn’t even apply for. Give yourself a chance to stand still for a moment, as the New Moon in Sagittarius can help you to see where you need to take things a little less seriously and a lot more fluid. Immerse yourself in your passions, as these boundless explorations will keep your eyes on the bigger mission. Stay vigilant, though, as Mercury retrograde might cast a shadow of doubt on where you’re heading. If needed, take a step back to see the forest in between the trees.

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising

Ever heard the advice about not going to bed angry with your partner? Well, now Venus is stepping into your realm of past-life connections and it's not all mystical. The individuals you left on less-than-ideal terms with might just be up for a coffee date, so if you’re up to the task, a truce could be underway. The New Moon in Sagittarius invites you to reflect on your evolution this year, acknowledging the bush tucker trials you faced and the pieces of your vision that have managed to come together. Whether this year ranks among your best or one you're eager to put behind you, you’ve certainly grown into new skin.

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising

Why carry the burden alone, Capricorn? The cultural landscape is shifting, and if you've been paying attention this year, you'd notice a surge in unions and partnerships ushering in a new era. With Venus gracing your networking sphere, it's time to venture to new ground and gather your most genuine allies. You hold the power to liberate the many, paving a fresh path of independence beyond the constraints of oppressive systems or tyrannical bosses hindering your creative vision and agency. As your season kicks off on the 21st, make sure that you party just as hard as your work ethic. 2024 is the year to figure out how to become a victorious player and not just a pawn in someone else's game.

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising

December is the month to plot your action plan for the new year. Instead of starting something new, audit the systems and foundations that aren’t working so efficiently. These areas extend from your kitchen appliances to your neighbourhood watch policies. Just as Vivienne Westwood ushered in the punk aesthetic, your innovative skills will be in vogue in 2024. It would be wise to use this time to cast out any fragments of self-doubt so you can hop on your soapbox when the opportunity calls. When the Full Moon in Cancer graces your zone of working routine, committing to projects lacking a futuristic touch becomes nearly impossible. Initially, you might need to step into the costume of the anti-heroine, shaking up the table and unveiling something unprecedented in the boardroom.

Pisces or Pisces Rising

Close the self-help books and immerse yourself into the world; that's where your knowledge can truly come to life. Exchange your philosophical ideas with likeminded people at the library or host a panel talk on your favourite interests. Venus is moving into your house of exploration and wants you to take in the world with your senses. This is how you can make real change, grounding yourself in the experience of your own existence - and sharing it with those who might need it. The New Moon in Sagittarius asks you to get real about the impact you want to make in your career. Forget chasing a status symbol as it simply won’t make you go to bed at night with a full heart. So, ponder on this: ‘How do you plan to collaborate with others to achieve shared goals in 2024, and in what ways do you envision positively changing the culture?’ Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn is kicking off on the 13th and then entering Sagittarius on the 23rd. Try to answer this defining question succinctly so that you can be a leading architect in our collective future.