Black Pearl Astrology: December

From November 21st to December 21st the Sun travels through the sign of Sagittarius and brings with it the joy and excitement of the holiday season. As we resurface from the murky waters of Scorpio season, the uplifting energy of Sagittarius brings with it a sense of relief. Sagittarius reminds us that there is magic in the world. Around midway through the month, Venus will return as an evening star visible to the west at sunset. Venus is the most beautiful star in the sky, sparkling like a brilliant multi-faceted diamond. The return of Venus in the evening sky is an event worth celebrating. Venus has returned from her trip to the underworld when she was not visible in the sky. The return of Venus is a visual reminder of the cyclical returning of love, faith and the things we hold dear. When you get a chance, take a moment to visit with Venus just after sunset. Feel into the things that Venus represents such as love, connection and the things we value. 

This month’s Full Moon will occur on December 7th in the sign of Gemini. Here, the Moon will be with Mars highlighting the themes that have been at work for the last few months. These themes include energy management, communication and our desires. Mars will be visible burning bright red in the evening sky and at its closest proximity to Earth. Mars in Gemini can feel scattered and all over the place. This will be an important time to focus on the best use of your energy. With the busy nature of the holiday season we can easily get overcommitted, frustrated and drained. Making solid, realistic plans can be helpful in order to utilize the best use of your time. Making adjustments to the way we manage our energy is key. How do we manage our time on a daily basis? Do we spend our time aimlessly scrolling on social media and feeling energetically depleted afterwards? We can use this intensified Mars energy wisely by focussing on what is important, making a plan, and sticking to it. Be honest about what you have the energy for and cut out the rest. This involves having to say no to some of the things that sound like a nice idea, but you realistically don’t have the time for. This holiday season, try your best to keep things simple to avoid overwhelm. Schedule in some creative time and make something with your hands to get into your body and out of your head. 

The winter solstice occurs on Wednesday, December 21st. Historically, this is the darkest time of year and a time of introspection as our energy is drawn inwards. We can symbolically hold in the light at the darkest time of year by lighting candles and putting lights on the tree. Whether it be religious or not, the act of ritual gives life meaning. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take some time to turn inward and reflect on the past year honoring the unseen forces of life that connect us all. In the days leading to and on the Solstice, release the things that are no longer working and set intentions for the year ahead. This is a time of rebirth and a turning point when the light of the Sun will begin to increase once again. 

Sun / Rising Sign Horoscopes

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Celebrate all you have accomplished this year.  Enjoy some good times and cheer with the people who made it possible. Make plans for more soul fulfilling work in the year ahead. 

Take some time to get in touch with what is driving your ambitions. Your sense of purpose is coming more closely into focus. Have gratitude for the helpful support of others that make obtaining your goals a possibility.

By taking care of yourself, you can better take care of others. Work to find the balance between your personal needs and what you have to give. Plan a day of adventure with your partner to illuminate your love connection. 

This is a great time to express affection in your closest relationships. Opening up allows for deeper connection and authenticity. Take the initiative to share your desires rather than waiting for someone to read your mind. 

Spending time with your true friends can help alleviate social tensions. Working together helps get you through the hard stuff. Teamwork makes the dream work.  

Disconnect from work and enjoy some downtime. Spend some quality time engaging with children and loved ones. Plan some creative activities and express yourself. 

Brighten things up by using your artistic skills to beautify your home this holiday season. Incorporate family traditions or create your own to connect with family and loved ones. 

Decorating for the holidays can be deeply fulfilling. Turn up the tunes and thoroughly enjoy transforming your space. Head out for a walk or drive to check out the splendor of your neighborhood.

Careful spending is of the utmost importance even though there are indulgent temptations at every turn. Try being mindful and thinking of needs rather than wants. Experiences are richer than material things. 

Step away from work obligations and enjoy some festive holiday gatherings when you get the chance. Relating to others feels extra agreeable this month. 

Explore the ways that you talk yourself out of taking care of you. Self-care has got to be at the top of the to do list. Make an extra effort to put yourself first and most importantly, have fun doing it.

Getting together with friends can help fill your cup this holiday season. Spending time with those you are in alignment with can be reassuring. Plan some festivities with your inner circle. 

Daisy Finch