Now that everyone’s had their fill of turkey and stuffing, it’s time to shift into holiday mode and start decking your house with wreaths and menorahs. Ready to make the most out of the last few weeks of the year? Your December horoscope is here to help you do just that.
We’re done with eclipse season until next year, so hopefully you got through that turbulent time unscathed and are feeling ready for the final month of 2022. We have the last full and new moon of 2022 this month, which seems crazy since it still feels like this year just began. We end the year during Mercury retrograde, giving everyone permission to chill a little before 2023 hits.
The Month at a Glance
December 6: Mercury enters Capricorn on December 6. This is a good time to be more intentional about what you say (and how you say it) and think before speaking.
December 7: There’s a full moon in Gemini on December 7. This is the last full moon of 2022, making it a great time to think about what you’ve achieved this year and what you’d like to do differently in 2023.
December 9: On December 9, Venus moves into Capricorn. You might find yourself setting boundaries in your dating life or working out issues in your relationship. Or you might decide to focus less on having fun and more on work.
December 20: Jupiter moves back into Aries after being in Pisces since October 28. Jupiter was previously in Aries from May through October 2022, so you may notice more luck or opportunities in the same aspects of life you experienced then.
December 21: We enter Capricorn season at the end of December, which is a major change from Sagittarius season. Sagittariuses are carefree and love to have fun, while Capricorns are all about work and responsibility.
December 23: Just like we had the last 2022 full moon earlier in the month, we’ll have the last new moon on December 23 in Capricorn. This is the ideal time to set some intentions and manifestations for the upcoming year.
December 29: We end the year during a bit of a rocky time, since Mercury goes retrograde in Capricorn right before NYE. But luckily, this will give you an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the end of the holiday season.
You may be learning a lot of new things this month, whether by reading a new book or picking up some new skills at work. The new moon in Capricorn may bring some changes to your job that could be connected to what you were learning at the start of the month. One big thing that’s happening this month is Jupiter moving back into your sign. Think back to what happened from May to October of this year to get some insight into where you can expect growth and new opportunities. It’s a good time to get started on personal goals you want to achieve, and you could get more attention from everyone in your life.
You’ll have money on your mind this month. You may be reviewing your finances before the start of 2023 and figuring out what you want to do differently next year. It can be hard to not spend excessively during the holidays, so try to set a limit for how much you can spend on gifts for friends and family. If you find it hard to resist going out with friends, try to find a balance between how much you spend on presents versus dinners and drinks so you don’t wind up spending way too much.
Sagittarius season is a good time to spend some one-on-one time with your significant other or a close friend. You could also start dating someone new or decide to take the next step in your relationship. The end of the year might feel somewhat confusing for you because your ruler Mercury goes retrograde on December 29. You may experience some delays or miscommunications within your relationship, or you could have difficulty opening up to your partner or a new love interest, so try to be patient with yourself.
You may be getting a head start on your New Year resolutions this month. Whether it’s working out more, tossing stuff you don’t need, or getting more organized at work, you’ll be focused on how to reduce stress for yourself. But while you might be feeling healthier, try not to forget your mental health, too. The full moon in Gemini is a good time to focus on yourself and make sure you don’t get too stressed before the craziness of holiday parties kicks in.
Sagittarius season is a fun time for you. In true Leo form, you can expect to be invited to tons of holiday and end of year parties. And you’ll obviously need to be the best dressed, so be sure to look for some party outfits that express your vibrant Leo sense of style. Don’t be afraid to turn down some plans, though, so you don’t end up overextending yourself. With the new moon at the end of the month, you’ll be feeling ready to get back to your usual routine to start the new year off on the right foot.
Like the homebody you are, you’ll be spending a lot of time with family this holiday season and decorating your home to make it feel cozy and welcoming. Try throwing your own dinner party so guests can appreciate your decor. As a Virgo, you’ll also probably get a lot of satisfaction from hosting and taking care of your friends and family. The full moon in Gemini might have you feeling like making a change in your career, possibly so you can spend more time with family or have a more flexible WFH policy. You might feel more anxious or slower at the end of the month when your ruler Mercury goes retrograde, so be sure to remember to take care of yourself and not only others.
You’ll be feeling curious this month, and you might decide to pick up a new book genre or take a class in a subject that piqued your interest. You might also be flexing your communication skills at school or work with presentations or papers. Now’s also a good time to take a weekend or day trip somewhere fun. Toward the end of the month you’ll probably want to spend more time at home, so make plans for a trip now to help you relax in the midst of holiday shopping and events.
You’ll be focused on money this month. Try to make a budget for yourself so you don’t end up spending too much on gifts for friends and fam. Sagittarius season is also the perfect time for you to brush up on skills that could help you earn money—whether you’re planning on starting your own company or you just want to pick up a side hustle. Around the full moon, you could get news about a raise or other money that you’ve been waiting to find out. But don’t worry if you’re still facing delays because you’ll likely see more movement on it after Mercury retrograde ends.
It’s your season for most of December, so make the most of it, and don’t let all the holiday events outshine your BDay celebrations. You’ll be in high demand this month, and you’ll probably have a ton of parties and dinners to attend. You could also start dating someone new, so make sure you’re dressed to impress for every event this season. Be patient if you’re not sure how your new SO feels because you’ll get a lot more clarity once Mercury retrograde is over.
December can be one of the busiest times of the year for work, and as a Capricorn, you’re prone to overwork yourself. Try not to fall into that trap and set aside time to get some much-needed rest this month. Schedule some workout classes, book a spa day, or just allow yourself to binge TV shows on Netflix. Mercury goes retrograde in your sign at the end of the month, so you may feel a little sluggish around then, but the upside is that you can use that time to recharge before 2023.
You’ll be feeling extra social this month. Say yes to all the holiday invites you get because come Capricorn season, you’ll want to take a break and just chill. You might have more activity going on in your dating life in December, too, so don’t be afraid to let your unique Aquarius self shine. If you’re already in a relationship, be sure to spend quality time with your partner, especially since you won’t get a lot of alone time with them because of all the social events during the holidays.
You’ll be closing out the year strong at work during Sagittarius season. You might have a lot of projects to finish up before the end of 2022, or you could get recognition from your boss or company for your accomplishments this year. You could even get an end-of-year promotion (one of the best holiday gifts you could get). The month won’t be all about work, though. With the start of Capricorn season and the new moon at the end of the month, you’ll want to let loose with friends—just in time for NYE.