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DECEMBER 2017

Leo Sun
Leo Rising

Travel picks up for you in the coming seven weeks, dear Leo, as Mars enters Libra and your solar 3rd House of travel and communication on the 1st of December. An unexpected missive from far away could arrive at the same time, as Uranus reenters Pisces the same day, in direct opposition to Mars.

Between now and late January you could find yourself more involved with neighbors, siblings or extended family, too.

 

Be careful when traveling as Uranus rules accidents and sudden events, so make sure you have your car’s emergency kit at the ready and keep your insurance policy information close at hand in case you need it. It may be a wise idea to make sure you have appropriate roadside assistance in place and spare blankets in the trunk, even.

 

You may not need any of it, but it’s a good time to make sure your bases are covered, especially if you live in northern latitudes expecting winter weather this time of year. With Uranus involved you never know what to expect, so it’s best to be prepared for anything. Plus, with everything already in place you won’t have to go to extra work if you decide to take a holiday trip on impulse.

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The full moon in Taurus lights up your 10th House of career and achievement, just as Mercury stations retrograde for the coming three weeks. A professional project may be coming to a conclusion, or you may be reaching the end of one stage of your career as you prepare to begin the next. You could even be recognized for your professional contributions at this time.

 

With Mercury about to retrace his footsteps, you can expect to be revisiting something with a lover or child you thought was resolved. Or, you may be making revisions to a creative project in the coming week, at least until Mercury moves back into Scorpio to reexamine your home or family situation.

 

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Watch the 6th for news about a financial responsibility or commitment you may have made to a neighbor, sibling, romantic partner or child if you have one–you may find yourself juggling both suddenly and quite unexpectedly near this date. If you make a promise now, it’s likely to be for keeps.

“A professional project may be coming to a conclusion, or you may be reaching the end of one stage of your career as you prepare to begin the next. You could even be recognized for your professional contributions at this time.”

Mercury returns to Scorpio on the 10th potentially triggering surprise news about a financial concern, possibly related to a loan, tax, insurance, or inheritance matter or to a bonus or commission if you earn income that way.

 

You might be tempted to mislead a romantic partner or conceal information from them, but it wouldn’t be wise to do so–it’s likely to cost you in the long run. Alternatively, you could see a partner in a new light and reevaluate your romantic interest.

 

Property or family related news could be coming your way on the 12th, when Mercury conjoins the sun in your solar 4th House. You could hear from a parent or parents near this day.

 

Just a few days later, on the 15th, Mercury conjoins Venus in that same part of your chart, touching off a cooperative and harmonious new mindset and presenting you with an opportunity to reconcile if you’ve fallen out with a family member or parent. 

 

On the 16th your ruler, the sun, enters Sagittarius for a four week tour of your romance and creativity sector, igniting your creative spark. You could have a “eureka” moment when your the sun reaches out to Uranus just before he changes signs.

 

Two days later your imagination kicks into high gear at the new moon in Sagittarius. You might decide to pursue a hobby or craft in the days after this new moon, or to begin an new creative project. Mercury is still retrograde though, so nurse your idea until just after the Christmas holiday when it’s a better time to begin.

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This 33 page guide is filled with everything you need to know to rock any retrograde!

If you’re single and looking, consider being out and about near the 20th. You could meet someone quite unlike anyone you’ve met before, someone rather eclectic or avant garde. Don’t rush into anything, but pay attention to who you meet near this time, as something could develop from it later on.

 

The 21st is a challenging day when the sun conjoins Saturn in your 5th House of romance, children, and creativity. You could be called on to uphold a commitment you’ve made to a child  you know, to a romantic interest, or to demonstrate your dedication to a creative project or process, and cooperation may be required of you.

 

Venus changes signs that same day, moving into your creative sector for a three and 1/2 week tour. She’ll be her be long enough to color whatever you begin just after the 25th, once Mercury has reversed course.

 

He’ll do so on the 22nd, but remember in the days around Mercury’s station he’s particularly volatile and unpredictable, and you’ll want to leave some space before making your initiation.

phaedra

astrologer & artist

The Christmas holiday may be a somewhat somber affair this year, with time-honored traditions at the forefront of your celebrations. You may decide to be more conservative or traditional in your gift giving, or to give gifts which endure.

 

Finally, on the 28th, look for an opportunity to do good in your neighborhood, possibly by teaming up with a partner to take positive action. You could help out a neighbor or even volunteer in a community soup kitchen or shelter, as a few examples.

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