Our last month of 2018 provides several potent opportunities to wrap things up and envision where we’d like to set our sights on next as the Sun roams through the visionary sign ofSagittarius until Dec. 21st. ✨
Compared to last month’s Career Scope, December is much more chill. We’re getting a chance to integrate all of the big shifts & changes that came in during November’s triple headliner of rare planetary events and take a moment to pause to catch our bearings before we catapult ourselves into a fresh new year.
Our Sun in Sagittarius calls on us to daydream, explore, and visualize imaginative possibilities to grow and expand, while a Full Moon in the water sign of Cancer arrives on the 22nd to give us one final chance to check in, release, and re-assess our long-term plans for 2019.
How will these cosmic influences be affecting YOUR life & career specifically? Find out by reading your Career Scope for December below…
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ARIES / ARIES RISING
(March 21 – April 19)
What new horizons will you set your sights on next? This last month of 2018 is all about envisioning all of the ways you would most like to expand in the new year. As the Sun moves through your 9th house of Education, Exploration & Self-Discovery until the 21st, you may be giving some thought towards new topics of interest, magnificent travel plans, or even how you can become a teacher yourself to share and promote what you know & love most with others.
However, your ruler Mars is in dreamy, slow swimming Pisces until the very end of the year, so you might feel like you’re slogging through your day-to-day projects rather than making a ton of progress right now. Give yourself permission to think things through a bit longer before you launch full force into your 2019 plans. This is a potent time to make sure you’re operating from your Highest Self to choose a focus that’s truly in soul alignment rather than just jumping into something merely for the thrill of doing something new.
As the end of the month – and the year – creeps up, a Full Moon in Cancer will light up the sky in your 4th house of Home, Family & Long-term Security on the 22nd. On one hand, this is a beautiful time to celebrate coming together with your family or even reaching a goal that brings you a sense of comfort and security. On the other, it may become even clearer to you where things still need work either when it comes to where you live, how you relate to your family or those closest to you, or perhaps how you could be saving more money to move towards an even bigger goal.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
(April 20 – May 20)
As this year comes to a close, you may be thinking about your year-end finances including how far you’ve come and how much further you could go next year with the right strategy in place. With the Sun moving through your 8th house of Business & Finance until the 21st, it’s an excellent time to think creatively as you formulate your 12-month earning plan for 2019 and look at all of the ways you can capitalize on your gifts & talents while also bringing great value to others. If you aren’t happy with where your finances have landed, then this is an especially important time to get clear on how much you want to make and find ways to prioritize your time, money, resources so you can finally break right through the ceiling of your previously known earning potential.
At the same time, your ruling planet Venus is gliding through Scorpio once again, bringing you a desire to merge with those closest to you in your personal life as well as to provide greater support towards others as it moves through your 7th house of Relationships & 1-on-1 work until January 6th. Perhaps working with a partner or looking for new ways to serve your clients can bring extra inspiration to your plans for 2019.
A week before we turn the page into a new chapter and the new year, the Full Moon in Cancer will be rising high above the sky in your 3rd house of Social Networking. It’s a joyous time to look back and celebrate the numerous social connections you’ve been able to make this year, especially the ones who have helped you out and have had your back, while also taking a look at which connections no longer feel like they are in alignment with the territories you’d most like to explore next.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
(May 21 – June 20)
This recent Mercury Retrograde may have had you revising your closest relationships and reflecting on how much bandwidth you really have when it comes to showing up and supporting others. With the Sun moving through your 7th house of Relationships & 1-on-1 work until the 21st, the quest to reset the balance between you and others around you is still on, but this time you can finally move forward with clarity rather than questioning yourself at every turn. Energy doesn’t lie and you’re intuitive enough to know when the harmony (or chemistry) is lacking, so take this time to get clearer on your ideal partnership wish list or even which type of clients or customers would fit best in your newly revised target market.
At the same time, action planet Mars is ramping things up in your 10th house of Career & Higher Calling all the way through to the end of this year. In other words, this is not a month to simply sit around in a holiday treat induced food coma, as tempting as that may be. Mars only visits your Career Zone once every 2 years and you can actually make a lot of progress when it comes to taking your work to new heights in order to end this year on a real high note!
Towards the end of the month, there will be a Full Moon in Cancer illuminating your 2nd house of Values, Desires & Goal Setting. If you’ve played your cards right, this could result in a windfall of money, an end of year bonus, or a fortuitous payday. This is also a potent time for reflecting on what else you truly want that you’re still not getting and how you could realign your beliefs, goals, and actions to invite in a greater flow of abundance in the future.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
(June 21 – July 22)
As another busy year begins to fade out and the holiday season rolls in, it can be all too easy to get caught up in taking care of others and their needs as well as volunteering yourself to take care of far too much. However, this month, the Sun is shining on your 6th house of Daily Work & Wellness as it calls on you to find ways to manage your energy more efficiently, which can only mean one thing – you need to better prioritize yourself! As much as you may love to make others happy, the real focus of this month is on finding ways to support yourself both physically and mentally and make sure you’re able to pour your love to others from a filled up well.
Remember to take some time to yourself to cozy up with a journal or planner as you create some exciting dreams for yourself in 2019, too. With Mars roaming through your zone of Travel, Education, and Self-Discovery, you may want to set your sights on some adventurous travel plans, a course you want to take, or a new topic you’d like to dive into more all on your own. Taking what you’ve learned and teaching others may also be a fulfilling idea for you to explore in the new year as the North Node of Future Destiny glides through your sign, making you a natural leader and role model for others to look up to over the next 18 months.
Just before the year officially comes to a close, a Full Moon will also fall in your sign, shining a light on who you really are and how you would most like to portray yourself in the world. This is the culmination of the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer that occurred on July 12, 2018, so this is the time to see the intentions you set at that time finally come full circle. At the same time, you may be looking at all of the ways you’ve been holding yourself back from being all that you can be, so you can release the perceived roadblocks or barriers that may have been drowning out your intuition or taking you away from the things you really want to do to feel the most you.
LEO / LEO RISING
(July 23 – August 22)
This is a busy, busy time of year for you, Leo, as the Sun lights up your 5th house of Fun & Creativity until the 21st. Creative insights may be buzzing you awake at night, lingering on your mind when you’re meant to be doing other things, or you may simply find you are more inclined to go out and have some good old fun rather than work on the same old boring thing. This is the kind of month you were made for, and it’s one of the best times of the year for you to create the things you wish existed in the world. It doesn’t matter that this year is coming to a close – you are truly just getting started!
At the same time, you probably can’t frolic around on adventures all day when you have bills to pay and money to make. Mars is moving through your 8th house of Business & Finance for the rest of this year, amping you up to extend your earning potential and become more resourceful at bringing in the big bucks. This doesn’t necessarily mean working harder, though, as some of the best ideas will come from taking your time to strategically think smarter. Why waste your time chasing down hundreds when you could be setting your sights on thousands instead?
A soul-searching moment is on the way as the Full Moon in Cancer lights up your 12th house of Spirituality & Deep Reflection on the 22nd, and as off-putting as it may feel at the time, this will actually be an amazingly healing time for you to cast aside any limiting beliefs, worries, or fears in favor of cultivating a stronger sense of belief in your ability to live a richer, more fulfilling life that is fully in alignment with your highest self as you look at ways to bring more of this side of yourself out just in time for 2019.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
(August 23 – September 22)
Home is where the heart is, and this month, you may be focusing a lot more attention on how to turn yours into more of your own personal haven. As the Sun moves through your 4th house of Home, Family & Long-term Security until the 21st, your goal is to create a greater feeling of comfort within your home, family, and when you look towards your future to create a more long-term plan for stability, security, and success. Now that Mercury Retrograde is finally over, you can more clearly think through your ideas for a big move, find ways to deal with difficult family issues, or work out a savings plan for 2019 that will allow you to achieve your next big goal.
At the same time, action planet Mars is moving through your opposite sign of Pisces and your 7th house of Relationships & 1-on-1 work through the end of the year, revving you up to partner up with someone on a new project or to find new and improved ways of supporting your clients or customers. Either way, you can make a whole lot of progress now when it comes to creating a more meaningful balance between you and the ones you most long to serve.
Just before December and 2018 both wrap up, a Full Moon will be shining brightly in your 11th house of Community & Friendship on the 22nd. ‘Tis the season for surrounding yourself with friends and like-minded souls who make up your social circle as well as celebrating the people in your community who have been supporting you and your work. However, Full Moons also bring an important time for release, so take some time to ask yourself which ways of helping others are no longer feeling as rewarding anymore as you think about how you can make a bigger difference in the new year in a way that feels more aligned for you and the creative work you really want to do.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
(September 23 – October 22)
The end of the year tends to be rife with parties, social gatherings, and many opportunities for get-togethers, and for your people-loving sign, this may mean you finally feel fully in your element! As the Sun moves through your 3rd house of Social Networking until the 21st, your focus for the month is on forging new connections with the type of people you’ll want to have on your side as you embark on your next round of goals for 2019. Whether this means introducing yourself to new people at your work and/or friend’s holiday party or even fine-tuning your message on your blog posts or social media, the more you can get clear about expressing what you want to do, the easier it will be for the right people to come on board to support you.
This month, your ruling planet Venus is also sliding through Scorpio and your 2nd house of Values, Desires & Goal Setting. You’re on a mission to attract in your deeper desires and cultivate the self-worth to believe in yourself and your capability to receive all that you want. It’s an amazing time to start hyping yourself up for 2019 and get in the right mindset and vibe to bring in the blessings you feel you deserve. This is why, when you do your new year planning, it’s important to dream big, because the universe will always meet you at the level of how much abundance you feel ready to hold.
As we gravitate towards the end of this month, and another big year on planet Earth, a Full Moon in Cancer will be rising above your 10th house of Career & Higher Calling. This is an incredible time to look back and reflect on how far you’ve come with your work this year and pat yourself on the back for your amazing accomplishments even just since the middle of 2018. At the same time, you may feel like there is SO much more you could be doing in the future, so take note of those ideas or areas where you feel like you could still go much bigger, and use this to fuel you into the new year.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
(October 23 – November 21)
As we move into the last month of the year, you may be asking yourself where you’d like to go and what you’d like to do in 2019. With the Sun moving through your 2nd house of Values, Desires & Self-Worth, you’re on a quest to figure out just what exactly do you really want? As one of the most ambitious, passionate, driven, and powerful signs of the zodiac, you can literally achieve anything you set your mind to. You just have to decide what that will be and believe in yourself enough to create a strategy to work towards it. And sometimes realizing what you don’t want is the first step to deciding what you do.
Luckily, you’re getting a lovely burst of energy from Venus, the planet of love, money & beauty, who is now residing in your sign for most of this month. When Venus is in your own sign, as it is only once every 18 months or so (although you did recently have a visit from Venus back in October due to its rare retrograde pattern), others are more attracted to your energy and you’re more likely to bring beautiful blessings and opportunities your way without needing to work nearly as hard. This can manifest in love, money, or even upgrading your appearance to make you feel more confident and vibrant.
Once the month begins to fade out, a Full Moon in Cancer will be putting a bright spotlight on your 9th house of Education, Exploration & Self-Discovery. Perhaps this is a time to physically travel on a holiday trip that expands your horizons of what is normally seen in your day-to-day reality, or you may have completed a course or area of study that you’ve been working through for quite some time. This Full Moon is also an invitation to release the subjects you are no longer feeling curious about – whether because you’ve mastered them or you’ve learned enough to know that it’s not really for you – in order to make room in your life to pursue some more interesting discoveries in the new year.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
(November 22 – December 21)
Finally, Sagittarius, this is your month to shine! You may have had quite a bit of a rough time with Mercury Retrograde happening in your sign, but now the Sun & Jupiter are both moving through your 1st house of Identity & Leadership, sparking you to harness a greater sense of confidence in yourself and your ability to create your own reality. This is just the beginning of a whole new cycle for you, and it’s one where you can literally decide to do anything you’d like to. Now that you’ve been through the fire and confusion of questioning who you are and where you’re going, you’re officially primed to take things to the next level in 2019 by becoming more of the person you really are and portraying yourself in a whole new light.
Meanwhile, action planet Mars is cruising through your 4th house of Home, Family & Long-term Security, so you may be putting quite a lot of extra thought into your living situation and how you would like to improve upon it now or in the coming year. Being such a free spirit, you are not usually one to be so concerned about putting down roots, but the fact is – the more security you have, the more freedom you’ll have as well. How can you create a firmer foundation for your future, so you’ll have a stronger jumping off point to achieve and explore even more?
A Full Moon in Cancer will be lighting up your 8th house of Business & Finance on the 22nd. This can bring your business or work efforts full circle from the previous 6 months, resulting in a powerful payday worth celebrating or a realization of how you could be more strategic in order to earn more in the future (perhaps both!). Either way, this is an incredibly potent time for prioritizing how you can use your time, money, talents, and resources to work to your greatest advantage in the new year.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
(December 22 – January 19)
It’s an introspective time of year for you, Capricorn, when you may be thinking a lot about what you accomplished this year and where things may have fallen short of your expectations. As the Sun moves through your 12th house of Spirituality & Deep Reflection until the 21st, your job is to release the past, get back in touch with your hopes & dreams for the future, and cultivate a stronger belief in your ability to live in greater alignment with your divine presence and your Higher Self. Often times when we are going through our 12th house lessons, there can be a tinge of sadness, the onset of illness, a general feeling of sleepiness, or a desire to retreat from the world to catch our bearings. But the beauty of this time is that you will come out stronger and more confident about why you’re here and what you’d like to do next!
This is actually quite good news because the Sun will be making its annual alignment with your ruler Saturn bright and early on January 1st. This presents a test to see if you’ve truly been on track with your long-term goals – which are meant to revolve around stepping into your leadership potential and taking charge of your own life on your own terms. At the same time, this cosmic alignment with your great teacher planet will make it much clearer what the step-by-step plan needs to be to allow you to achieve your aims with greater gusto in the new year.
Just after the Sun slides into your sign, a Full Moon in your opposite sign of Cancer will be shining a light on the quality of your closest relationships with others on the 22nd. To reach your goals next year, you’re going to need to have the right support on your side. Capricorns often think they need to do everything on their own (especially for it to be done right!), but you deserve to know that others have your back and that you can call on them for help if you really need it. This Full Moon is a powerful time to celebrate the people in your life you know you can depend on, while also looking towards the future and how you would like your relationships to deepen, strengthen, or grow with partners, personal healers, customers, and clients in 2019.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
(January 20 – February 18)
You’re in your element this month as the Sun moves through your 11th house of Community & Friendship, helping you take a closer look at how you would most like to connect with like-minded souls to help improve the world in your own special way. This is both about cultivating personal friendships that feel mutually inspiring and encouraging on both sides, as well as taking a look at your target market in your work and zooming in to find out what the ideal people you would like to work with need and want from you the most. You may want to consider doing an end-of-year survey or poll to ask your audience what they want to see from you next in 2019 so you can make sure you are prioritizing the right projects to cater specifically to them.
On December 20th, the Sun will make a semi-rare harmonious angle with your ruling planet, Uranus. This will be one of the most ideal times for you to sit down with your notebook and jot down some ideas on how you can push the envelope, shake things up, and do things differently in the new year. Your creative insights will be on fire and you may even find an unusual solution to a situation that has been making you feel stuck.
Then, on the 22nd, a Full Moon in Cancer will be illuminating your 6th house of Daily Work & Wellness. During this final week of the year, it’s a good time to tune in and ask yourself how you really feel in your body. Did your schedule support you well enough this year – or did you often find yourself feeling overworked and resentful of how much you’ve had to get done? Reflect on the ways you have positively set yourself up for success this year while also paying closer attention to how you can get even more organized, streamlined, and on top of things so you can do your best work – while also feeling your best – in 2019.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
(February 19 – March 20)
It may be the last month of 2018, but your sights are already dead set on climbing to the top in the new year. As the Sun moves through your 10th house of Career & Higher Calling, joined by prosperity planet Jupiter who will be jetting through this area for the entire next year, you are now officially primed to step things up and make a bigger and more meaningful difference by harnessing your gifts & talents to the max. There are so many things you could do with an imagination that’s as vivid as yours, but the more you can align with the work that will make the biggest impact while aligning the most with your greater purpose, the further you will go and the more potent your energy field will be for attracting your ideal clients.
You also have action planet Mars on your side as it moves through your sign for the first time in 2 years. You may be feeling especially motivated, passionate, and driven to push yourself to be productive and get things done, especially when it comes to taking control of your life and portraying yourself in the best possible light. While other signs may feel like they’ve been caught in a haze, you can use this time to gain a special advantage in finishing up old projects and getting a running start on your goals for 2019.
As this month, and the year, finally comes close to fading out, a Full Moon in Cancer will be rising strong in your 5th house of Fun & Creativity, marking the culmination of a creative project and providing a moment of reflection on how you can have even more fun and create even more original, interesting things based on what you personally wish existed in your life in the new year.