Reevaluating major plans and projects adds a useful dose of pragmatism to this joyous holiday season. Farsighted Jupiter's favorable trine with strategic Saturn on December 12 gives you a chance to review decisions you've made since their first trine on July 17 and adjust them as needed to reach your goals before their final alignment on May 24, 2014.
You could, however, act impulsively with the flamboyant Sagittarius New Moon in your 1st House of Personality on December 2. Breaking free of old habits to discover new approaches to creativity, play, and romance comes naturally with unorthodox Uranus's trine to this lunation. Ideas start flowing more readily, encouraging you to become more outspoken and willing to discuss your aspirations openly when talkative Mercury enters Sagittarius on December 4. You're likely to find the Winged Messenger's visit to your sign delightful, but sensitive individuals may respond better to more discreet discussions.
Nerves are running rampant when the frisky Gemini Full Moon brightens your 7th House of Partners on December 17. Uranus turns direct on the same day, attracting unconventional and sometimes unstable people. Yet this lunation also enables you to see relationships in a different light and increases your options for ways to connect with others.
The Winter Solstice arrives on December 21 with the Sun's entry into traditional Capricorn and your 2nd House of Income. You don't want to be like Scrooge, but taking your economic situation more seriously is wise. Venus turns retrograde in your resourceful 2nd house, also on December 21, reminding you that reorganizing finances and questioning your values can help you improve your cash flow.
Keep in Mind this Month
Setting aside time for serious thought about your future may be the best present you can give to yourself and those you love.
Key Dates for Sagittarius
December 9-10: Smooth Operator
Thanks to a brilliant Mars-Jupiter quintile on December 9, you seem like a magician for getting incompatible people to work well together. But a wayward Sun-Jupiter quincunx on December 10 tempts you to press your luck and expect everyone to go along with your plans. If you take on unreliable partners or stretch your credibility by promising too much, an ingenious Mercury-Uranus trine reveals innovative ways to get you out of a jam.
SUPER NOVA DAYS
December 29-31: Mind Games
Your patience for compromise is limited as mental Mercury and the Sun in your 2nd House of Income slam into a square with erratic Uranus on December 29-30. Conversations about your finances may suddenly veer off in odd directions, breaking down ordinary patterns of perception and leaving you uncertain about your future. An intense Mars-Pluto square on December 30 incites fear and mistrust, which may be amplified when analytical Mercury aspects both planets on December 31. Nevertheless, if you can articulate your concerns clearly, you might just be on your way to resolving a financial problem.