The shifts this month rival anything the New Year might deliver, to a point where it is now, in the early days of December 2019 and not the early days of January that 2020 is born or at least the main energies that will define the coming year. Every month has its own dynamics and activity that defines the month but what happens in the early days of December, will define the next 12 months. What I am talking about is Jupiter's departure from an adventurous part of your chart and return to your career sector, something that by 3rd December will turn this professional year on its heels.
This is something that Jupiter does once every 12 years but it is bigger than that, for the planet of luck and expansion returns to team up with Pluto and Saturn, for the first time here in our lifetime. This is a coming together of the planets of luck, change and the planet that has the power to move mountains, but in their own way they have each been preparing for this reunion since as far back as 2008. That is when Pluto returned, during Jupiter's last visit and where he has been ever since, with Saturn's return in 2017 giving you two years to put in the hard work. You also begin the month with Venus here and while she will leave on 20th December, the Sun will return on 22nd December to take over from where she leaves off.
Yet while this massive professional convergence is the most powerful influence this month it is not the only one. The spirit of adventure won't go off the boil and even Mars, who will return to an adventurous part of your chart in the New Year will make sure of that. Until then, Mars is busy helping you to take your financial power back. Venus is the only planet who will branch out into a new and previously unoccupied area of your chart this month with her return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on 20th December. It is here that Venus will spend Christmas, the New Year, holiday period and the first two weeks of 2020.
For all of us, December is a month of huge change, with Jupiter and Saturn coming together in the same area of your chart at the same time in two decades. As the two most powerful planets in the solar system, one representing where there is an opportunity for expansion and the other where hard work is required, when they come together they represent an unstoppable force. That is the case for everyone, but for you this is set to have a profound impact on your life, waking you to a new reality on 3rd December. This is when Jupiter will be in his first full day in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, marking the official start of your most expansive and potentially adventurous year in over a decade.
However, this is not out of the blue, with Pluto here since 2008, Saturn since 2017 and even Venus starting the month here, fuelling a desire for adventure from the get go. Yet until returning here, Jupiter will be making the most of his final hours in your financial sector, knowing that if he can leave you with an expansive sense of what's possible, you can continue to take your financial power back. That shouldn't be hard, with the Sun in your financial sector until 22nd December and Mercury returning from 9th December to 29th December, with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game.
A Full Moon in your income sector on 12th December will add to this month's financial focus. In the meantime, there are new professional developments this month, but in a way that gives you the best of both worlds. It is Venus' return to your career sector on 20th December that will allow you to get a jump on new developments in the New Year and to work with a more slow and steady force now in play on the job front. However, this isn't enough to get in the way of this month's adventurous developments and what this will lead onto in 2020. This will give you the best of both worlds, creating an auspicious end to this professional year, but without heavy demands.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your relationship sector, so this is a time of year when the solar spotlight is always on your relationships. At the same time, the Sun will always return to your financial sector just before Christmas, so this is also always a month when, at some point the focus will not only shift onto money matters, the solar spotlight will always be on your financial situation and money matters in the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year. So to say that there is a lot of focus on both relationship and money matters this month is not surprising, but what you have is a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary.
The ordinary on the relationship front is that the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships until 22nd December while Mercury, the planet of communication will return to make communication a priority from 9th December to 29th December. The extraordinary is that you also begin the month with Venus, the planet of love having just left and with Jupiter in the final days of a 13 month visit. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this is the point where everything you have been preparing for, reaches a point where things become more objective and it is about taking action. By 3rd December, Jupiter's departure will have left you with the ability to turn desires into reality.
Meanwhile, on the financial front the ordinary is that you have Pluto and Saturn together in your financial sector, as you have for years now, while also starting the month with Venus, the planet of money here. Venus has returned to fuel your financial confidence and update your financial wish list before the Sun returns on 22nd December. However, the extraordinary is that this is where Jupiter returns, with 3rd December the first day of your most potentially luckiest year for money matters and financial growth in over a decade. In the meantime, Venus' return to an adventurous part of your chart on 20th December will bring the spirit of adventure into play over Christmas, New Year, the holiday period and into the first two weeks of 2020.
There are three main areas of your life vying for your attention this month and the variety of these different areas make the work/life balance reminders over recent months make sense. For the three areas of life definitely getting the planets attention and therefore demanding your attention are work and job matters, your relationships and matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. It is the first and the latter that will demand some kind of compromise when it comes to a balance between work and play. What makes this even more important is that out of the three these are the two areas that can't wait.
With the Sun in your busy work sector until 22nd December, Jupiter gone by 3rd December but Mercury here from 9th December to 29th December, this is a huge month for work and job matters. Jupiter has spent 13 months getting you to the point where anything that you set your mind to is possible and it is after he leaves that Mercury returns with a chance to do just that. This gives you every reason to say that you don't have time for play, except you can't afford not to make time. For while Mars will spend the whole of December in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart his departure in the early days of the New Year will leave it empty until later next year.
Fortunately, both sides of the fence will benefit from the right balance between work and play, for this is key to maintaining your productivity and creativity. This will also benefit your relationships, where there is a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary this month. The ordinary is that Saturn and Pluto will have the focus on your relationships from the get go, as they have for years now while starting the month with Venus, the planet of love here means that this is where your heart is. However, the extraordinary arrives with Jupiter, who by 3rd December will be in the early hours of what is destined to be your luckiest and most important relationship year in over a decade.
We will all experience the major shift that Jupiter will make in the early hours of the month, with where the planet of luck and expansion is defining where the main focus of any year is. However, for you the shift is probably more pronounced than for anyone other than for Aries, who have a similarly dramatic shift. For you, the month not only begins with Jupiter in his final days in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart but with Venus having just left and the Sun here, as he always will be at this time of year. By 3rd December Jupiter will be gone and the Sun will be on his own and while matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative will have plenty of cosmic attention, they will no longer be the main focus.
That main focus will follow Jupiter as he not only returns to your busy work sector but to join up with Saturn and Pluto here, for the first time in our lifetime. This will bring the planets of luck, change and the planet that has the power to move mountains together and is something that you have been preparing for since as far back as Pluto's return in 2008. The contrast between Jupiter starting the month in a playful part of your chart and within days moving into your busy work sector is a shift that is here to stay. However, you not only have the Sun in a playful part of your chart until 22nd December and Mercury from 9th December to 29th December, Mars will return in the New Year to continue to fight for a balance between work and play through to the end of February.
This is the start of a massive year for job growth, expansion and opportunities that will define the whole of 2020, but there is another reason why it is important to fight to retain a balance between work and play. On 20th December Venus will return to your relationship sector, a month before the Sun is due to turn the solar spotlight onto your relationships next month. Having the planet of love spend Christmas, New Year, the holiday period and the first two weeks of 2020 in your relationship sector is good news for all your relationships.
December is always an exciting time of year for you and especially the closer we get to Christmas. This has nothing to do with Christmas itself and everything to do with the fact that the Sun will already return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart just days before and will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year here. This year we have a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary and this will be evident from the get go. You not only begin the month with Saturn and Pluto here, where they have been working as a team for two years but with Venus, the planet of love here has well.
It was Venus' return late last month that brought forward what the Sun doesn't normally highlight in an active way, until just before Christmas. However, Venus is just the opening act, with Jupiter's return in the early days of the month taking both an annual and ongoing focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative and taking it to a whole new level. Jupiter will be here by 3rd December and here until December 2020, is set to light up the next 12 months. However, before then Jupiter will spend the early days of the month more focused on home and family matters, with the Sun always shining the solar spotlight on home and family matters in the first three weeks of December.
While these are the two main areas of focus this month they are far from the only areas. Venus' return to your work sector on 20th December might mean keeping your work hat on over Christmas, New Year, the holiday period and the first two weeks of 2020, but will be a chance to capitalise on a Full Moon on the career front on 12th December. This will give you a chance to get the most out of this professional year, while giving you a jump on your 2020 professional year before it begins. In the meantime, Neptune and Mars will work together to make this a good month on the communication and relationship fronts.
The last Full and New Moons of any year can often provide a window into deeper dynamics and this time, this is definitely the case, while in very different ways. A solar eclipse on 26th December falls in your home and family sector and with the Moon returning on Christmas Day, this will put the focus on home and family, at a time of year when it is most about family anyway. Yet this solar eclipse, which is a super charged New Moon and therefore a time of new beginnings, comes just weeks into an important 12 months for home, family and/or property matters, growth and opportunity. It is Jupiter', planet of luck and expansion's return in the early days of the week that will kick off your most important year for home and family matters in over a decade.
Meanwhile, the last Full Moon for the year falls in an adventurous part of your chart on 12th December, with seemingly no back up or connection with anything that will keep the spirit of adventure alive. However, with Venus spending an incredible four months here in 2020 and the North Node returning in May 2020 to usher in an 18 month period of exploration, this is more a taste of things to come, a window if you like into what the future could hold. Even if all this does is inspire you to work on your bucket list, this will be a lot more valuable and relevant than ending the year and moving into 2020 with a list of resolutions.
In the meantime, while this should be a good month across the income, work and career fronts, with forces on all three fronts working as a team, it is in the New Year that things will really come to life. This gives you time to wrap up this professional year on your terms but also enjoy some time out over the holiday period. For by then there will not only be even more focus on home and family matters but Venus will spend Christmas, New Year, the holiday period and the first two weeks of 2020 in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart.
Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion but also the largest and most powerful planet in the solar system is on the move this month and this means that there will be a major shift in focus. Jupiter will leave your income sector in the early days of the month and gone by 3rd December this will end a 13 month visit that woke you up to potential and possibilities as well as having constructed the framework for ongoing growth. However, with the Sun in your income sector until 22nd December, Mercury here from 9th December to 29th December and Mars returning in the New Year, you haven't even begun to explore the full potential.
The last Full Moon of 2019 will fall in your financial sector on 12th December and while this will see the Moon clash with the Sun and Mercury in your income sector, this will provide the motivation to exploit the potential Jupiter has left you with. This will also be a chance to take care of any financial housekeeping, with the Full Moon falling in the money house that is more focused on what you do with and how you manage the money you have. As Jupiter and the other planets leave your income sector, they will join a growing amount of planetary activity on the communication front and this will have huge and positive implications on the relationship front.
In the meantime, while your birthday month ended last month, you not only have Mercury in Scorpio until 9th December but Mars will spend the whole month here. Held back by a retrograde turn last month, instead of moving through Scorpio in 14 to 15 days, Mercury will have been here for over two months by the time he leaves, giving you additional time to make choices, decisions and plans for your new solar year. With Mars not leaving until early January, he will spend the remainder of his time in Scorpio fuelling your passion, drives and competitive spirit. This will give you an empowered end to this year and start to 2020.
As much as Jupiter's departure from Sagittarius in the early days of the month is the end of his 13 month visit and the doors this has opened and the seeds this has planted for the future, it is not the end of all planetary activity. Jupiter will be gone by 3rd December, ending the foundation year for a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion that still has another 11 years to run, yet your birthday month will is still underway. This birthday month and new solar year began with Jupiter here and having already been here for a year before the Sun returned last month, this has allowed you to aim high from the get go.
Your birthday month won't end until the Sun leaves Sagittarius on 22nd December but even then, the job of not only defining your game plan and resolutions will not only continue until Mercury leaves on 29th December but catch its second wind in the New Year. It is Mars' return in the New Year and position in Sagittarius until the end of February that will make the first two months of 2020 the time when the full implications from Jupiter's time here will come to fruition. In the meantime as first Jupiter, then the Sun and finally Mercury leave Sagittarius, they will all follow Venus into your income sector, who returned late last month. It is here that Jupiter will team up with Saturn and Pluto for the first time in our lifetime, kicking off the most potentially lucrative year in over a decade.
As each planet returns to your income sector it will be to not only find Uranus in your work sector but to form a friendly aspect in their early days in your income sector. This not only creates some positive conditions across the income and job fronts this month but is a taste of things to come, with both remaining major themes during 2020. However, with Uranus in his last full month in retrograde motion in your work sector and Mars spending the rest of the year in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, on the job front this is more about preparing for a burst of activity in the New Year.
Despite the fact that you not only begin this month, as you have every other month for the last two years with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, from the get go this month will feel different. This is partly because, after returning to Capricorn late last month, you begin the month with Venus here, giving your heart a voice from the get go. However, with your birthday month and new solar year still three weeks away, this doesn't explain a sense of anticipation from the get go and a sense that major new doors are preparing to open. Much closer than the Sun's return to Capricorn on 22nd December is Jupiter's game changing return in the early days of the month.
By 3rd December Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will not only be in Capricorn but this is the first day of a 12 month journey that will make the coming year one of the most important, expansive and significant in over a decade. It is not Jupiter's return that makes this a once in a lifetime event, for he returns once every 12 years and more that the planet of luck and expansion will team up with Saturn and Pluto, for the first time in Capricorn in our lifetime. What makes this even more significant is that Pluto has not only been here since 2008 but having returned during Jupiter's last visit, but has kept what began then alive.
What you have, in the early hours of the month is the planet of luck, change and the planet that can give you the power to move mountains, coming together in Capricorn and creating a team that will define the next 12 months. To begin with this will see the lines between the past, present and future become even more blurred, because until the Sun returns to Capricorn on 22nd December you are still in the final weeks of your old solar year, something that requires time for reflection. Fortunately, the new era you are moving into has no urgency. An eclipsing New Moon on 26th December will be a chance to commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. Meanwhile, while you have a Full Moon on the job front on 12th December, activity on the career front all month and Venus returning to your income sector on 20th December, this comes with few demands and a lot of potential.
This is a month when the lines between the past, present and future are not only set to become blurred but remain blurred. Things will always become nostalgic with the Sun's return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on 22nd December, to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year. This is a process that will always play out during the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year, so this is always a nostalgic time of year for you. However, you begin December with Venus already here and Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return in the early days of the month a game changer.
To have any planet in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart means that you are coming to the end of a planetary cycle. You do this once a year with your solar year, your Venus and your Mercury cycle. However, you have had Saturn and Pluto here for years, while Jupiter's return means that by 3rd December you will be in the first day of the 12 month wind down of a 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion that began in 2009. While this means that a lot of old doors are closing, it also means that there are major new beginnings ahead, with Venus returning to Aquarius on 20th December, the Sun next month, Saturn in March and Jupiter in December 2020.
While this explains the focus on the past and the future, what keeps the focus on the present is the large amount of planetary activity you have in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking. This is a social and serendipitous part of your chart, an area of your chart that operates through the laws of synchronicity and is very much anchored in the moment. Yet whether the focus is on the past, present or future and how much they overlap, there is good news on all fronts. Meanwhile, while Mars is making the last month of this professional year the busiest and most professionally charged, with a Full Moon in a playful part of your chart on 12th December and Venus, the planet of love returning to Aquarius on 20th December and in time for Christmas, New Year and the holiday period, there are safeguards to make sure life doesn't become all work and no play.
While 2019 ends and 2020 officially begins on the New Year, the whole of December is a transition month, with the themes that have dominated 2019 running their course and playing out, while the themes that will dominate 2020 aren't waiting for the New Year. It is Jupiter who defines one of the two major areas of focus in any year, with Saturn defining the other. Beyond that we have many sub themes, some in play all year and others coming and going, but the makeup of any year is defined by where Jupiter and Saturn are. Throughout 2019 Jupiter has been in your career sector, creating the potential for professional growth now and for years to come.
At the same time, not only Saturn but Pluto have been in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking for years, making this not only an important year for personal and professional networking but where you may have been called upon to invest a lot. What happens in the early days of the month is something not seen in two decades, with Jupiter leaving your career sector and returning to join Saturn in your friendship sector. This is the first time that Jupiter and Saturn have been in the same area of your chart at the same time, bringing the two main areas of focus in any year together. This brings what will be the major thrust of 2020 into play from as early as 3rd December.
However, with the Sun not leaving your career sector until 22nd December, Mercury here from 9th December to 29th December and Mars returning in the New Year, you haven't even begun to capitalise on the professional potential Jupiter has created. At the same time, with Pluto in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking since 2008 and Saturn since 2017, this is less the start of something new and more a case of more power going into something already an important theme in your life. What does make this month exciting is that Mars will spend the whole month in an adventurous part of your chart, fuelling a passion for adventure through to the early days of January.