These December 2021 self-care horoscopes for each of the 12 zodiac signs are based on the upcoming astrological transits, (the movement of the planets around the sky), and some of the general themes that are going to be activated for you in the coming month. As a witch, I’ll be sharing some insight and inspiration on how you can most effectively nurture yourself and practice self-care this month based on the cosmos.
In order to get a good read on your December 2021 monthly horoscopes, I highly recommend that you generate your birth chart at www.astro.com or www.astro-charts.com and read the horoscope for your rising sign but if you only know your sun sign, you can read for that too or instead. Please note that in order to generate a chart with an accurate rising sign, you will need your exact birth time, as even a few minutes can actually make a difference.
December 2021 Astrological Transits
- New Moon Eclipse in Sagittarius (December 4): At the beginning of the month, we will be experiencing the final lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. Eclipses happen in the same two signs for periods of about 18 months so this is the final integration of all that we’ve collectively learned about wisdom, education, healing, and generosity in the past year and a half. This will be a good time to reflect on everything you’ve learned about yourself and your unique healing gifts since May 2020 and to set your sights on you’re going to share those gifts more abundantly in the coming years.
- Venus Retrograde in Capricorn (December 19, 2021 – January 29, 2022): Venus has already been in Capricorn since early November but she will be turning retrograde here on December 19, just a few days before the winter solstice. Venus retrograde only happens once every year and a half and lasts for about 5-6 weeks each time. This will be a profound time of slowing down and getting reflective about the relationships, income streams, and career paths that are here for the long haul – and which you need to release your commitment to.
- Jupiter enters Pisces (December 28): At the very end of the year, Jupiter will move into Pisces, one of the signs it traditionally rules. Jupiter is the planet of luck, expansion, faith, and spirituality and Pisces is the sign of intuition, empathy, and surrender. Over the next year, and especially until May 2022, we will collectively be called to get more in tune with our intuition in order to receive the abundant rewards we so desire and deserve.
Over the next year, and especially until May 2022, we will collectively be called to get more in tune with our intuition in order to receive the abundant rewards we so desire and deserve.
December 2021 Horoscopes For Self Care & Wellness
2021 December monthly horoscopes are here! Don’t forget to read for your sun AND rising sign.
Aries December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is all about expanding your horizons. You might feel especially called to give generously and to share not only your time, energy, and resources but also your own inherent wisdom. You’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half about how valuable your knowledge is and that others are passionate about the topics and ideas that you are passionate about as well. Reflect on how you can share your wisdom in uplifting and actionable ways and then put a plan in motion!
Venus retrograde will be activating your work and career, asking you to get reflective and reevaluate the career choices you’ve been making. Ask yourself whether your current work situation feels supportive, nourishing, and abundant, especially in the realm of income but also energetically. What changes or shifts can you make in order to receive more of the money and energy you desire from your work?
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter will enter Pisces, activating your intuitive and subconscious self. This might feel like a chrysalis phase for you, an opportunity to retreat, get quiet, and tune into yourself. You are a fiercely passionate and often impulsive person, so this quiet introspection may feel deeply uncomfortable at first, but the more you lean into it, the more rewards you are likely to receive.
Taurus December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your shadow self, inviting you to shine a gentle, grounded light on the shadowy corners of your psyche that you might normally rather hide from. This doesn’t have to be a scary or upsetting experience, however; your shadow self is as beautiful and divine an aspect as the rest of you. Reflecting on all that you have learned in the past year and a half around sharing your own wisdom and stepping into the role of teacher and leader will be deeply healing for you.
Venus retrograde will be activating the realm of education and expansion for you. You might feel called to travel and expand your physical or mental horizons, but be aware of committing to any massive changes just yet. This is a time of reflection on what you truly want to be learning, who you really want to be learning from, and how you can step into greater alignment with those long-term goals, especially once the retrograde ends in late January.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter will enter Pisces, activating your sense of community and social justice. You may feel deeply called and inspired to use your voice and your unique wisdom to bring about positive change in the world, perhaps especially in the realm of mental health and compassion towards others. You might also be feeling quite sensitive in your community spaces, however, so create plenty of space for quiet and rest as well.
Gemini December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your relationships, especially romantic partners but also other sacred, intimate connections such as sisterhoods or best friends. This is a great time to reflect on everything you’ve learned in the last year and a half about how you can best cultivate freedom and belonging at the same time, how your unique wisdom helps you heal yourself and those closest to you. Then think about how you can put a plan in motion to cultivate this balance more intentionally.
Venus retrograde will be activating your shadow self, inviting you to consider how your relationship with love, money, and pleasure can be more grounded in commitment. You might sometimes flit from connection to connection, struggling to settle down for fear of being tied down, but long-term commitment can be very healing for you as well. This doesn’t just have to be romantic relationships but also commitments to yourself, such as setting up investments that can support you in the future instead of living paycheck to paycheck.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter will enter Pisces, activating your work and career. It’s likely that you’ll receive some wondrous rewards from your work or business in the next 6-12 months, but only if you lean in and trust your intuition. Surrendering to your highest truth and to the guidance of your soul and spirit guides will lead you toward receiving all the raises, accolades, and promotions that you desire.
Cancer December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your daily life, routines, and rituals. You’ve learned so much in the past year and a half about how to cultivate freedom in your day-to-day existence. This is a great time to reflect on the rituals and routines you’ve made a priority recently and whether or not they are serving you. What do you truly need in your daily life in order to feel nourished and well and free?
Venus retrograde will be activating your relationships, especially your romantic partner(s) and other sacred, intimate connections such as sisterhoods and best friends. This is an opportunity to press pause and get grounded in what you truly need in your relationships. Venus is all about receiving – love, money, support – and she’s here in this season to help you discover where you are not currently receiving what you need.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter will enter Pisces, activating your education and desire to learn and expand. You might feel greatly called to travel or to enroll in a new course or graduate program. The next 6-12 months has the potential to bring you very great rewards and expansion if you lean into adventure and trust in the unknown.
Leo December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your sense of fun, play, and creativity. You’ve learned so much in the past year and a half about what your inner child really needs in order to feel safe, nourished, and joyful. This is a great time to reflect on those lessons and to put a plan in place to honor your inner child on a regular basis. Whether it’s coloring books, walks in nature, getting a pet, or joining an improv group, trust your inner child to lead you to joy.
Venus retrograde is activating your daily life, routines, and rituals. This is an opportunity to reflect on which routines have you stuck in a rut. What rituals and routines have you been going through the motions of for too long even though they aren’t serving you or you even actively dread them? It’s time to jumpstart yourself out of that rut, but not just to rush into the next productivity app or program. Rather, take this opportunity to really deeply reflect on what daily actions would actually feel nourishing and help you be open to receiving love, money, and support.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your shadow self and the realm of magick and mystery in your life. If you’ve been toying with your inner witch up to now, the next 6-12 months are an excellent time to embrace the magick within. Even if witchcraft and magick aren’t calling to you, though, this is a season of intuition and transcendent spiritual experiences.
Virgo December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your home and family, inviting an opportunity to cultivate freedom in your closest relationships and spaces. You’ve learned so much in the past year and a half about what you need in your home space – physically and energetically – in order to feel safe and nurtured. Perhaps more importantly, you’ve learned what doesn’t work for you. This is a great time to reflect on this new understanding and plan to implement any necessary shifts.
Venus retrograde is activating your sense of fun, play, and creativity. This may be a quiet, introspective time of reflection on what truly brings you joy. You deserve to receive all the joyful experiences and sparks of creative inspiration. Although this retrograde may feel like your creativity has taken a bit of a vacation, it will give you a chance to reflect on what actually does inspire you and to implement that more intentionally when the retrograde ends in late January.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your most sacred and intimate relationships. The next 6-12 months will likely bring great romance and fairytale endings and experiences into your life. This can feel scary if you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop but it will be transcendent if you allow yourself to lean into love, mysticism, and the (im)possible.
Libra December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse activates your communications and desire to be in conversation. You may find yourself feeling especially chatty – or perhaps overwhelmed and burnt out on talking with those around you. This could be a reflection of who you need to be in conversation with or not and a reflection of which conversations are actually nourishing and inspiring to you. You’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half about how you communicate most naturally and what conversations feel authentic to you – now is the time to embrace and implement what you’ve learned.
Venus retrograde is activating your home and family. This is an opportunity to press pause on giving and receiving in the same patterns that you have been. If you’ve been doing all the housework with little reward or thanks, for example, you may find those patterns coming to light in a way that you can no longer ignore. Be gentle with yourself and those you live with; you can make the necessary shifts in order to feel grounded and supported once more.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your health and wellness. There is the possibility for some mysterious ailments or a deep tiredness, but also an opportunity for listening to your body in more intuitive and nourishing ways. Intuitive eating would be a great practice to embrace now, as well as beginning to learn more about the chakra systems or medical astrology.
Scorpio December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your finances and relationship to the physical – comfort, pleasure, and your own body. You’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half about what actually brings you pleasure and how you can open up to receiving love, money, and support in ways that make you feel free to be yourself. Now is the time to release any final doubts about your worthiness and embrace your fierce, adventurous spirit.
Venus retrograde is activating your communications. This may be a time of some misunderstandings or miscommunications in your closest, most intimate relationships, so take the time to really be sure you are listening and offering up information and feedback in clear, grounded ways.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your sense of fun, play, and creativity. You may feel a rush of creative inspiration and desire to create beautiful, expansive art in the world around you as we move into 2022. This is an opportunity for you to allow your inner child to lead the way and trust that everything you create has a positive impact on the world around you.
Sagittarius December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is a big one for you! It’s activating your sense of self and identity and may usher in the last of some big changes that you’ve experienced in the past year and a half. During this time, you’ve learned a lot about who you are and how you want to show up in the world as your most authentic and wise self. Embrace your inner healer and begin to imagine how your own healing journey can impact those around you.
Venus retrograde will be impacting your finances and relationship to receiving – love, money, pleasure, and support. This is a powerful opportunity for you to press pause and get really deep and reflective about how you can open your heart and wallet to receiving more of what you actually want. You might sometimes feel fearful about committing to long-term investments, relationships, and cultivating pleasure and support in your life but this retrograde is a chance to determine which commitments are actually worthwhile.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your home and family. Your home becomes your fairytale castle over the next 6-12 months and it might feel like everything is running more harmoniously than you could have imagined recently. The more that you surrender to flow and rest during this time and to spending time in the spaces that make you feel most safe and nurtured, and that truly honor the ebbs and flows in your energy, the more fairytale experiences you are likely to attract.
Capricorn December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your intuition and subconscious, especially the ways that you tap into the wisdom of these aspects of yourself. It’s not always easy for you to trust the intangible or to look within for the answers, but you’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half about how to do this in a way that is authentic and aligned for you. This eclipse is a great time to reflect on how you’ve learned to nourish and trust your own intuition and to make a plan for relying on it more intentionally in the new year.
Venus retrograde is activating your sense of self and identity, asking you to get deep and reflective about the commitments you’re making and how they serve you. Long-term commitments in terms of relationships, investments, and career come pretty naturally to you but you sometimes overcommit your resources, leading to burn out and resentment. This Venus retrograde is asking you to make sure that your commitments serve your own highest good above all.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your communications and conversations. You may be feeling very inspired and aligned with your friend group and wanting to connect and socialize in more meaningful ways during this time. The next 6-12 months has the potential to bring you great rewards and abundance through your social connections and conversations, but only if you lean into treating those around you with immense compassion and love.
Aquarius December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
This month’s eclipse is activating your community and desire for social justice and positive change, perhaps especially around spiritual and religious freedom but not at all limited to this area. In the past year and a half, you’ve learned a lot about your deeply rooted belief in freedom and justice for all and in liberating society from the sorrows of unjust leadership. This is the time for one last reflection on your beliefs and what you can realistically do to affect change before you spring into action in January.
Venus retrograde is activating your intuition and subconscious, which may feel like a great pressure to slow way down. You generally race through life at lightning speed – or more like at hyperspeed, speeding through space ahead of everyone else. This retrograde is all about what changes can you make that are going to have the most long-lasting impact and how can you lean into intuitive wisdom and empathy before taking action.
Finally, right at the end of December before the first day of the new year, Jupiter enters Pisces, activating your finances and relationship to the physical – comfort, pleasure, and your own body. The next 6-12 months have the potential to be wildly expansive and abundant for you, wealth pouring into your accounts and love and pleasure pouring into your life. In order to receive all this abundance, you’ll need to surrender to trust in your intuition, flowing with the seemingly impossible, and prioritizing rest and compassion for yourself.
Pisces December 2021 Horoscope – Sun & Rising
Your horoscope December 2021 is here! This month’s eclipse is activating your work and career. You’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half about what feels exciting and expansive for you in your work – and what decidedly does not. Whether it’s time to ditch Zoom calls, go back to the office or insist on still working from home, or time to start your own healing business, this eclipse is a chance to reflect one last time on what you truly want out of your work and what you truly want to contribute to society in this lifetime.
Venus retrograde is activating your connection to community and social justice. This is a chance to get deeply reflective about what communities you are committing to and the forms of justice that best suit your energy. You are an incredibly compassionate and empathetic person and you feel called to lots of different forms of justice and activism but those that have the most long-term and grounded impact serve both your energy and your community best.
Finally, right at the end of December, Jupiter enters Pisces – your sign! The next 6-12 months have the potential to be incredibly abundant and to create magical, fairytale experiences in all areas of your life. In order to receive these wonderful gifts, you’ll need to surrender fully to trust in your intuition and knowing that your own inner wisdom comes straight from the divine within.