The Sun is in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. It’s a joyous time when we slip into winter and the holiday season. Wilful Mars joins the Sun in Sagittarius as the week gets underway. This may make you rush or feel adamant about your opinions. You will want respect.
Also on Monday, Mercury, the Messenger, moves into practical and pragmatic Capricorn, residing there until January 2. This will help to steady your nerves. Responsibilities will be emphasized. Your attention may be drawn to bills and deadlines.
Venus slips into a once-per-19-month retrograde cycle on December 19 that will last until January 29. Her exceptionally bright light is a sight to behold. Venus will remain in Capricorn throughout the entirety of the retrograde cycle. During this time, your value system will come under scrutiny. Your likes and dislikes will be re-evaluated. How you spend your money will be an important issue and material matters will top your list of priorities.
Venus also rules relationships of all kinds. Your relationship with your friends, family and partner will all face examination. If you enter into a new romantic relationship during this time, be careful not to make any final decisions until Venus’s retrograde ends and she resumes direct motion. It’s not a good idea to run off and elope.
At this time, Venus will present you with an opportunity to improve your love life. Iron out the problems through discussion and you will be able to appreciate what you have more than ever.
Here is your horoscope for the week of Monday, December 13, 2021.
You’re stacking up reasons to worry like some people collect travel rewards points, but nobody is ever going to envy your array of anxieties. It’s time to start getting rid of them. The troublesome issues you are dealing with are getting far too much attention. If you think about it, there are plenty of reasons to feel cheerful — especially considering that some good news is on the way, which represents a distinct improvement from what you were hearing a short while ago. Listen carefully to it when it comes, and look for a way to build on it. You will feel greatly empowered.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that a certain isolated incident is linked to some bigger issue. You may feel disappointed because it has not led you to your desired destination, but the journey has taught you a great deal. This month, you will start to look at what lies in front of you and see a positive potential pattern in what previously seemed to be a random and chaotic scenario. You are beginning to feel like an adventurer who is entering unfamiliar territory. Rather than seeing it as an ordeal by fire, you ought to feel quite excited. Your ingenuity will get you over the wall you must climb.
All you need to remember this week is that you can’t really win the argument that you are currently having. Accept as much and, effectively, you will have won. You will only lose if you attempt to force a very specific outcome. If, instead, you let it go, walk away from the source of antagonism and allow a little more time to pass, you will find that the great debate really is not very relevant — and that the great point of contention is really not such a problem. It is almost as if fear is trying to trick you into wasting some of your very precious time.
Sometimes, it is hard to know where your priorities truly lie. When your options appear baffling or agonizingly difficult to choose between, the first thing to do is figure out what you actually want. You need to decide that much at least, regardless of how attainable the ideal solution may be. Forget the apparent difficulty. Just clarify your greatest secret hope or desire, and allow yourself to look at ways to make it possible. You may be pleasantly surprised to find that — though it may not feel like it — things are actually working out in your favour.
You are concerned that, if something goes wrong with your current plan, it will go about as wrong as it possibly could. Maybe that’s true. But it doesn’t have to go wrong. In the coming week, you will find that your situation takes a turn for the better. There is no need to feel apprehensive or worried that something won’t work out in the way that it ought to. You will soon know a lot more about what is really going on. Then you will be in a fine position to set it right. Be optimistic about your prospects and expect things to work out for you in the best way possible.
Awkward developments have caused you to think that there’s a message or signal of some sort being sent your way. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you are supposed to stop doing something or change an essential plan. It may be that you are heading for the right destination but on the wrong path. You must accept that there is a good reason why something is not quite working and give the accuracy of your intuition a bit more credit. It’s the most magical power you could ever wish for — and this week, it will help you get the better of a certain problem.
Finding peace might be easy if you have the means to retire to a cosy cave and meditate until enlightenment occurs. However, staying tranquil is not so simple when the bills are piling up, the traffic is jamming up or the tension in your personal life keeps mounting up. Nirvana, this week, is probably not attainable. But a degree of comparative calm and comfort, oddly enough, may just be found if you can insulate yourself against an accumulating array of problems. We can never escape hassles, but we can control how we react to them. You are about to find a way to stay calm when all around you is chaos.
An argument is in the air. This is not necessarily because your views are fundamentally opposed to someone else’s. If that were the case, you could walk away from the dispute or find some way to work around the problem. Rather, there seems to be a degree of agreement but a dispute over some seemingly crucial detail. In theory, harmony ought to be easily established, though it will require a significant gesture of generosity on your part. Just act with authority. Carry yourself as if you are a person of importance. Give as much respect as you expect to receive. Somewhere in this imbroglio lies an opportunity.
The temptation now is to give up in disgust. That won’t be necessary. Don’t abandon your goal because it is proving frustratingly elusive, just find a better way to focus on it. If you need to persuade someone of something, try appealing to their desire for satisfaction, as opposed to their intelligence. After all, while we aspire to be reasonable, sophisticated beings with high moral and philosophical standards, we are all humans subject to primeval urges. It’s all a question of getting on the right wavelength.
Someone is hiding something from you. The person in question may have a charitable reason for keeping the information back. Their motives may be sincere. Nevertheless, you have a right and a need to know what is really going on. Don’t compound the problem by persuading yourself that you are better off living in ignorance. There’s nothing to fear from the discovery that you are about to make. You merely need to adjust to its implications. The sooner you start to do so, the sooner you can benefit from them. Ultimately, victory will go to whoever manifests the most decorum and wisdom.
When achieving goals under impossible odds, most people think of themselves as simply being lucky. You tend to deny or rationalize your abilities. Yet it certainly seems as though you can sometimes cause things to happen with the sheer force of your will. You will soon realize that you’ve been too patient with certain people. Resolutions to all the problems you face exist — they are just not the solutions you want to hear about. You’ve got a fixed idea about what will work and what won’t. Reconsider something you may have dismissed too hastily, then move quickly and determinedly.
Despite claims to the contrary, you are now up against a person or an organization who clearly doesn’t care. It’s time to free yourself from this source of stress. In the coming week you will manage it, but you may need to bear in mind that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Often, we find it difficult to summon enough energy to improve a situation until it reaches a point of unacceptability. We look on the bright side and ignore the warning signs, and then we wish that we had acted earlier. What matters now is that you feel ready to change something. And so, soon enough, you will.