Your December horoscopes are here

Our body+soul astrologer helps you work the all-knowing zodiac in your favour this month.

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Aries (21 March – 19 April)

Jupiter slays your career zone at the start of the month, bringing a golden opportunity. Now is the perfect time to apply for a new job, impress a VIP,or accept extra responsibility. Become a tigress amongst your team, and they will happily follow your lead. Have no fear, you will absolutely smash it!Although you’re torn in two different directions, the Full Moon illuminates the way forward. Let your heart guide your answer but bring your head into the game too. A good chat with your bestie helps you make a firm decision.Venus glows in your friendship arena, reminding you that a member of your sisterhood plays a crucial role in securing you a valuable position. Expand your social circle and make time to catch up with your girl gang over a lovely lunch or some cocktails. A festive season romance could be sparked from a platonic beginning.

Taurus (20 April – 20 May)

Mercury shakes up your status quo, pushing you towards a bold step in an unknown direction. You are raring and ready to go. Be brave and try something new. Nothing is to be gained from the safety of your comfort zone. The Sun’s tango with Uranus tempts you to get away from it all.Travel is undoubtedly on the cards. Explore a new country, city, or culture.The grass may not always be greener but escaping your mundane routine brings a positive shift in perspective. If a trip is not feasible right now, learnsomething about a place you want to visit. Study a foreign language ormaster a delicious international recipe. This month’s eclipse invites you to own who you are. So, consider ditching the IRL filters and embrace your fabulousness; strengths, imperfections and all. Be authentic in what you do and say and others will be drawn to your confidence, like moths to a flame.

Gemini (21 May – 20 June)

December’s Full Moon makes its annual call into your sign, Gemini. Take a risk on a radical makeover. Clean out your wardrobe and throw out any pieces you haven’t worn in eons. Changes to your physical appearance are nice, but most importantly, allow the outside to reflect your beautiful inner self. Embrace your uniqueness in all its glory, and you’ll be an inspiration to those that count. Mars connects with the Moon’s Node, demanding that your actions line up with your values. Live according to your principles to avoid anxiety and other health niggles. Remember that other people’s opinions are none of your business. Concentrate on keeping your standards high and be proud of yourself for sticking to your truth. Jupiter’s dance with Uranus grants relief from a pesky insecurity or fear that can finally be dismissed. The realisation comes unexpectedly, but you will welcome this surprise with a grateful heart.

Cancer (21 June – 22 July)

Mega planet Jupiter blasts into your relationship zone, blessing a romantic relationship. Love wishes are likely to be granted now. Lady Luck is on your side, and she’s fraternising with Cupid! Mutual goals will further strengthen your relationship, so work towards learning and growing together. Think seriously about implementing more structure into your health routine and amp up your commitment to fitness. Keep in mind that you can ease into health improvements with minor changes. Think about adding an organic multivitamin or aiming to reach 10,000 steps on your Fitbit every day. December’s full Moon suggests you become deaf to gossip or overly harsh criticism. People may disagree with your decisions, but they don’t have all the facts at hand. It does not really matter what others think about your choices. It’s your life, so stand solidly by your beliefs. Shallow people will lose interest eventually.

Leo (23 July – 22 August)

Venus’ meet-up with Pluto inspires a wellbeing boost. Get friendly with a girl squad with similar fitness interests or get your sweat on and sign up for a mini-marathon. Even small adjustments to your diet can produce impressive results this month. Visit a farmer’s market and discover locally grown fruits, vegetables and cell nourishing organic produce. The Full Moon on December 12 offers you a choice. Weigh up a long-held desire against new aspirations. Ask yourself; is your previous goal still relevant to where you are today? Reassess your dreams and plan for where you would like to be in five years from now. This month, Leo parents dish out some extra TLC to their little loves. If you’re not a parent, perhaps your own parent steps in to provide for you in a meaningful way. This may be a thoughtful Christmas gift, providing a down payment on an apartment, or offering a slice of valuable advice. Show your appreciation for their sacrifice and efforts in a small, yet tangible way.

Virgo (23 August – 22 September)

You could find yourself smack bang in the middle of a family squabble. Be like Switzerland and remain neutral. Sit on the fence if you have to. If a relative is intent on dragging you into the thick of the drama, ignore them and turn off your phone. This is one time where a little white lie is okay. December’s eclipse titivates your love zone. Singles, a physical attraction might turn into more if you let it. Those in relationships which have been teetering on the precipice of commitment could soon be making a firm decision. Married couples will face a challenge united, not allowing anything or anyone to break your bond. There is money to be made this month. Seek out a new opportunity that involves collaborating with your girl tribe or workmates. With some serious research and hard work, a lucrative outcome from a brand-new creative enterprise is on the cards.

Libra (23 September – 22 October)

Should you pack your bags and head off on a trip of a lifetime or save your cash for more practical purposes? December’s full Moon beckons you to faraway lands, but your financial fears are getting in the way. Remember that travel is the only thing you can buy that truly makes you richer in the long run. It’s make or break time for a love affair that has run its course. Don’t remain in a relationship that’s clipping your wings. Follow the urge to fly free from restrictions and mundane limitations. The Sun drifts into your home zone, asking you to adopt a more authoritative role. Extra discipline is needed where kids are concerned. Consider setting tighter boundaries around gaming and electronic devices. Parenting is not an easy job, but in this case, a little tough love is for your kid’s own good.

Scorpio (23 October – 21 November)

You are a private soul Scorpio, but if offered a public speaking gig, seize the chance to say your bit. You are more persuasive than you think. Step out of your comfort zone and be heard. Speak confidently. What you have to say could make a real difference. Toying with the idea of creating an exit from your relationship? This month, the answer becomes apparent. Envision your values and question what’s truly important to you. Following the beat of your own drum ensures a sense of relief. This month’s Full Moon highlights a financial concern. Perhaps you have money tied up with a partner, either business or romantic. Have an open discussion about reshuffling shared funds and discuss investing in different schemes. Havethat tricky conversation about a loan, will, or inheritance. Money problems are best addressed now, rather than running into trouble down the track.

Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December)

La Luna grants an eye opener concerning your relationship. If you were waiting for news or confirmation before taking the next step, expect to receive it soon. Whatever the outcome, stride forward proudly. As hard as itis, trust that you are heading in the right direction whether together oralone. Jupiter’s smooch with Uranus brings a much-needed respite. You have been through a lot this year but look at how far you have come! The hard yards have paid off, and now it’s time to take a well-deserved break.Indulge in some serious self-care and get to the bottom of a health concern. What’s been troubling you can now be resolved once and for all. Examine a financial thorn-in-your-side with fresh eyes. What can you do differently to grow your money tree? Accepting work that doesn’t appropriately remunerate you sends a message to the Universe that you are willing to settle for less. Place more value on your time and efforts and others will do the same.

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January)

Happy Birthday, Capricorn! The Universe is suggesting you reassess your goals for the upcoming 12 months. Your dreams and desires are more attainable than you realise. Stay focused, work hard, and you will undoubtedly achieve them. As one of the zodiac’s most determined signs, you are definitely up for the challenge. For the sake of your own mental wellbeing, you need to walk away from someone close. Severing a friendship or relationship is always a difficult choice, but it’s time to put your own needs first. Not everyone can follow where you want to go. You need to soar unimpeded so that you are free to reach for the stars. In December,La Luna asks that you nurture your health. Ensure you are eating right and getting enough sleep. Otherwise, you could fall short just before crossing the finish line. A nutritional supplement or immune-boosting Chinese herbs may help replenish your reserves.

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)

Read in between the lines to grab a fabulous opportunity. But remember that not everything is what it seems at first glance. Your stroke of luck won’t just fall into your lap, you will need to plan. Hold your cards close to your chest until you secure a new job or a higher position within your existing workplace. Some shrewd ego-stroking will give you precisely what you want. Moveable Mercury gives you itchy feet! Immerse yourself in a different culture or just get out of town and into nature. Visit a restaurant with exotic flavours or attend an international festival. Venus crosses into your sign this month, tempting you to spend up big. Trying to impress a hot date? Maybe a bit of wining and dining at an expensive restaurant or buying a new outfit will stretch the budget, but the result will knock your lover’s socks off.

Pisces (19 February – 20 March)

The Sun’s clash with elusive Neptune stalls a development in your career. Right now, climbing the ladder of success feels like two steps forward and one step back, but be patient. You might have to be prepared to accept a minor setback or a temporary loss to make room for professional growth and long-term improvement. The eclipse on December 26 demands that you get rid of deadwood within your social circle. Decide that you simply don’t have time for anyone that’s not entirely upfront and honest. Expect transparency in all your relationships. Make sure to also practice what you preach and be truthful and open yourself. Mid-month, Venus caresses your subconscious sphere. An issue from the past pops up when you least expect it. Here is your chance to be free of a negative tie that has been holding you back. Consider seeing a counsellor in a private setting, as this is no one else’s business but your own.