How are you, Cancer?! Prepare yourself for an emotional overload during the last days of December, as the full Moon of the 22nd shines a light on your sign! This is a time for taking your foot off the gas and paying some attention to your own needs and dreams. Others will try to tell you what you want, and it will be easy to believe them, but try to find a quiet moment to really work out where you want to be in 2019. The north node is also settling in here as the month progresses, pushing you into those situations which challenge your stamina and skills. Crabs with a birthday between the 17th and 22nd of July will feel especially empowered by this nodal energy now, as the nodes pass over your natal Sun. For you, every decision you make now, even about small matters, may feel as though it carries enormous weight and influence over the rest of your life.
Something is about to alter in your everyday routines this month, as the new Moon of the 7th signals important changes to working life. This is an excellent time to go for a new job or take on a different role at work, you may also encounter new colleagues, working conditions or surroundings. New Moons in general herald welcome fresh starts, but with angry Mars looming in the background here you do need to watch for issues with superiors in any new situations, particularly those who are training or mentoring you. If you are beginning a course of study or planning to take a holiday around this date, there could be a mix up around final plans, and you may feel there is a mismatch between the expectation and reality of what you had planned. Jupiter connects with Mercury in this area between the 16th and 27th, a very positive combination of energies for making enquiries about work for charitable organisations or with children and young people.
Love could turn in a pensive direction in December, as Saturn takes measures to rein in Venus’s excitable jaunt through your house of love and romance. These two planets couldn’t be more different in temperament, and when they meet between the 7th and 25th, you may find that even the most light hearted of romances turns very quickly to talk of responsibility and commitment. You will feel a little insecure about expressing romantic feelings at this time, and this might lead to sensations of loneliness, or of being unable to really relax and let your hair down during social activities. Pluto also adds some intensity after the 22nd, so watch out for those festive love affairs; anyone you meet now will be passionate and compulsive about your relationship, and new love affairs could be consuming and possibly a little obsessive.
Uranus steps back into your career sector this month for a brief visit which will last until next spring. Aims and ambitions may once again feel precarious, as those obstacles which plagued your career plans earlier in the year seem to return with a vengeance. Once again, taking orders from authority figures will suddenly feel difficult, and it will be hard to toe the line if you don’t agree with or respect superiors. Uranus does form a creative aspect with the Sun during the days of the 15th to 21st which is fabulous for expressing innovative, artistic ideas. You will find yourself working with people who share your vision, and new and very original projects will be up for grabs if you want to get involved in them. Have a great December!