Key themes: Envisioning and initiating new goals, shifting relationships, co-creative empowerment, reflection and intention

Aries, it’s almost as if the year of 2023 saved the best for last. For you, the Astro forecast of December is filled with movement, expansion and “aha” moments.

On December 1st, Mercury enters Capricorn, activating your sector of career, long-term goals and finances. Even though there’s a wind-down energy with December, you’ll notice a refreshed sense of inner focus and motivation coming through with this transit. It’ll feel more natural mapping out visions, and you’ll feel more equipped to take the necessary steps towards fulfilling them. Mercury in Capricorn thinks, before it acts. Paired with your momentum Aries, this is some real game-changer energy.

Venus has had a bumpy ride over the last few weeks, going opposite to Chiron (in your sign), and squaring Pluto. As a result, some of your relationships might be feeling a little unfamiliar, claustrophobic, or old. Perhaps they’re already shifting for the better. As Venus moves into Scorpio (December 4th), we’ll collectively continue the journey of finding the freedom to be ourselves within relationships. New ways of (healthily) doing relationship will be a key theme with your sign on the Lunar North Node all through next year. Think: honoring boundaries, sovereignty and independence at the same time as interdependence, mutual support and community.

The cosmic tap for creative inspiration is back on with Neptune going direct in its ruling sign of Pisces on December 6th, casting the perfect cosmic vibes for our Sagittarius New Moon, on December 12th. This moon powerfully activates your sector of inner and outer journeying, travel, adventure and life purpose. There can be a sense of buoyancy and restlessness that accompanies a moon such as this, so I invite you to channel this energy with intention. Set the tone for what you wish to experience over the next six months.

It’s not entirely smooth sailing this month – as we do have Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn on December 13th, before it shifts into Sag (December 23rd). But that’s less of a bummer than you might think. This retrograde will be highlighting the parts of your life that aren’t quite aligned… specifically relative to career, and your life calling. If you’ve been feeling less passionate or motivated but unsure why, this transit will reveal exactly what isn’t working. The good news is: that’s the first step in moving towards a new and improved direction.

Besides, Capricorn season (December 21st) will make life adjustments feel easy and natural, as a deepened sense of empowerment comes through. Activating your sector of world impact, you can tap into a deep sense of empowerment here Aries. Reminder: you can reflect the changes you want to see, and you can also be the one to bring (or voice) them into society. You and the universe are co-creating together after all – so what are you ready to bring forth?

A Full Moon in Cancer on December 26th initiates a wave of new energy through the month; think cozy, gentle and vulnerable vibes. With the moon in its home sign, you’ll wrap up the year with a perfect pause of introspection. Use these days wisely, as this is a true portal for emotional healing, catharsis and safe space. What was 2023 for you Aries? What were its highs, lows, and in-betweens? Can you sum it up in one word? While you’re there, what’s your chosen word and intention for 2024?