Sun Signs December 2013
By Kris Brandt Riske, PMAFA
Aries (March 21-April 20): Mars begins its long trek through your solar relationship sector when it enters Libra on the 7th. You can expect relationship issues to heat up off and on through July 24, beginning with the last week of December, in both your personal life and on the job. Travel could be on your agenda this month as the New Moon on the 2nd and the Full Moon on the 17th trigger a desire for fresh scenery. Venus turning retrograde in your career sector on the 21st could put an important matter on hold. Have patience.
Taurus (April 21-May 21): An abundance of gifts could be yours this holiday season, thanks to the New Moon and Full Moon in your financial sectors. But be specific and add the details if you compile a list for Santa during the first week of the month; otherwise, you might not get what you want. Check the weather and prepare for delays and even cancellations if you plan to travel during the last week of December. Your work life ramps up after Mars enters your solar job sector on the 7th, where it will be until July 25. Plan ahead.
Gemini (May 22-June 21): Be smart. Shop for deals. And try to control spending even if you receive a small windfall in early December. You'll be glad you did as month's end could bring an unexpected expense. Guard valuables during the same time frame, be cautious with credit and debit cards, and carefully check bills for errors. Romantic moments with your partner are in focus around the New Moon of the 2nd, when some Geminis connect with a new love interest. If you're among them, take it slow.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Keep your cool later this month with those close to you as well as people in the workplace. Tension is likely in one or both of these areas - personal and professional - as Venus turns retrograde in your solar relationship sector on the 21st and challenging planetary alignments spark tempers the last week of December. Open communication can lead to compromise and resolution. Say, write, and do only what you're sure you won't later regret.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22): December unfolds mostly as you like it, with plenty of socializing, time with friends, and opportunities to connect with influential people. Include coworkers and possibly the boss if you host a gathering mid-month. The last week of December, however, could bring a clash at work. Keep opinions to yourself and sidestep touchy topics. With Venus turning retrograde in your work sector on the 21st, it might be wise to postpone thought of a job change until spring.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you plan ahead, you can make the most of Mars in your solar personal financial sector from the 7th through July 24. Money will flow your way, in part because you'll have increased earning potential if you act wisely; but you'll also be prone to impulse purchases. Set a strict budget with a strong savings goal. An opportunity for romance could come your way as Venus turns retrograde on the 21st. However, an ongoing relationship could cool.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mars enters your sign on the 7th, bringing with it added incentive to do and be your best. Go for it! But keep your options open and go with the flow. With Mars turning retrograde in Libra on March 1, the personal plans and goals you set this month are likely to change. Listen to others and consider their viewpoints with an open mind. Ultimately, though, final decisions are yours. Career and/or financial gain could come your way around mid-December.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Online shopping could be your best path to bargains this month, even if you only use it to compare prices and availability. If you're looking for a new phone, tablet, or even a vehicle for you or someone close, it might be wise to hold until after Venus retrograde period, December 21-January 31. Be cautious on the road and take precautions to prevent a cold or flu after Mars enters Libra on the 7th. Good news: some nice gifts come your way this month.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The New Moon in your sign on the 2nd makes December mostly all about you. Enjoy it until the Full Moon of the 17th, when the universe encourages you to share the limelight with others, especially those closest to you. Holiday shopping requires a few precautions this year because Venus turns retrograde on the 21st. Read the fine print, check return policies, and don't feel obligated to gift every friend and coworker with pricey items.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You could connect with someone influential at a mid-month social gathering that also offers networking opportunities. Follow through. The contact could be beneficial, but maybe not until next summer. Stress and tension could rise on the job the last week of December, which could cause you to push others for action and decisions. A low profile is a better option because what you want or hope to achieve is likely to be in a temporary holding pattern.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19): Venus turns retrograde on the 21st, and resumes direct motion January 31. Mars switches motion March 1 and turns direct May 19. Between the two, you might feel as the your life is on hold or even moving backward. Consider it a positive instead and use the time to look to the future and what you want to achieve. Mid-December could bring a job/career boost or the promise of one in the near future. Socializing and networking are priorities now.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): An on-again-off-again romance could be both this month. Give it time. Your feelings will get sorted out in February or March. If you want to return to school or take a short-term class, check out options mid-month, a time frame that's also positive for travel, whether for business or pleasure. Guard valuables the last week of the month when you're out socializing with friends, and pay only your fair share - no need to treat the entire group unless it's your turn.