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Capricorn horoscope for December 2023

For you, December is a month where the past, present and future will always overlap and to a greater extent than it is for the rest of us. For everyone, moving into the final weeks of any year the focus will be on finishing up what we can or need to before the year ends while at the same time looking ahead to the New Year and to a fresh start. However, for you, this is more pronounced because you are not just coming to the end of another calendar year but to the end of your current solar year. The Sun returned to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart on 23rd November to begin the month long wind down of your old solar year, creating a sense of nostalgia as you look back.

The Sun will always return to Capricorn to begin your birthday month and new solar year on the December solstice, so always just before Christmas and before the new calendar year begins. Yet while the Sun will return to Capricorn on 22nd December and you even have Mercury returning on 3rd December to begin the process of moving forward, a retrograde turn on 13th December will see him retrograde back out 10 days later. Mercury will return early next month, but as this is also the last month of your current two year Mars cycle and with the warrior planet of the cosmos returning to Capricorn in the New Year, he will sense a need to put the brakes on.

This will be the theme this month, for it is not just that Mars will spend the rest of the year in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart after your birthday month begins and more that it is in January that things will really start to move forward. That is because while Pluto, planet of change and revolution has been in Capricorn since 2008 and even left for a few months earlier in the year, he is leaving in January. He will return later next year for 11 weeks but this will be the last time that you will move into your new solar year and the New Year with Pluto here. It is when Mars meets up with Pluto early next month and the planets of war and revolution join forces that things will really take off. Meanwhile, this is a month where you have a chance to tie up loose ends but without the pressure of being ready to launch into your new solar year the moment the Sun returns, as was the case last year.

Love & Romance

While the month begins with both planets in your romantic sector still in retrograde motion and no planetary activity in your relationship sector, there is every reason for confidence on both fronts and especially in the final nine days of the year. Until then, apart from starting the month with the Moon in your relationship sector, it is pretty much business as usual. The Moon will be gone by 2nd December, while on the romantic front the focus is on the past but with a sense of resolve when it comes to the spirit of romance and adventure. This is thanks to Jupiter's friendly aspect to the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment in an adventurous part of your chart last month. A retrograde turn in January will keep Juno here until August and for the rest of Jupiter's time in your romantic sector.

It will be business as usual on both the romantic and relationship fronts for the majority of the month though Mercury, the planet of communication's return to Capricorn on 2nd December will make it easier to get and keep the communication lines open. A return on 13th December will see Mercury retrograde back out 10 days later, but while in retrograde motion this will be a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. It is a day before Mercury leaves and on the same day that the Sun returns to begin your birthday month and new solar year, that you will move into the most important part of the month on the romantic and relationship fronts.

It begins with the Moon's return to your romantic sector from 22nd December to 27th December, with these romantically charged lunar vibes offering a chance to make the most of the doors that Jupiter is holding open to the past and second chances ahead of his direct turn on New Year's Eve. As the Moon moves through this will amplify a mix of both romantic nostalgia and anticipation. It is just two days later that the Moon will not only return for its last visit to your relationship sector for the year on 27th December but as a Full Moon. This is something that at some point during your birthday month will put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test, but for the first time in three decades with support from Saturn in your communication sector.

Business & Career

In terms of the engine power or the amount of pressure needed to put your foot on the gas to bring this professional year home, you are almost there. Your career sector is usually only active for a few months out of the year if that, centred around when the Sun returns for its month long visit on the September equinox each year. However, you began the year with the dwarf planet Ceres having just returned to begin her first deep dive into your professional needs and priorities in four years, only to retrograde back out three months later and then return in June. By then, Mars was approaching his first visit in two years, keeping things in motion until Venus finally returned last month.

When Venus leaves your career sector on 5th December it will be to finally bring to an end an extraordinary amount of planetary activity, both in terms of just how long things have been active and the complexity. Yet as the last planet to return this year and the last to leave, Venus has a license to bring things home on her own terms, which means working until she leaves to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. It was late last month that both Venus' mission and job and career matters in general got a boost from a Full Moon in your work sector. As the Moon only left on 29th November, this not only allows you to move into the new month but Venus' final days with your instincts sharp and with whatever this has triggered still playing out.

By the time Venus leaves your work sector on 5th December there will be no more planetary activity in either of your two professional houses and there won't be until May, however by then the Moon is yet to make its last visits for the year. The first will be to your career sector from 7th December to 9th December, with the Moon returning just two days after Venus leaves with a chance to tie up loose ends. This will also be a chance to move into the final weeks of this professional year with your professional instincts sharp while feeling emotionally and intuitively engaged. It is from 24th December to 26th December that the Moon will come full circle from last month's Full Moon, with a chance to check in over Christmas.


With no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, the Moon's last visits for the year will be a lot more important and especially as they will link into a rich history and an even richer future. The Moon will make two visits to your financial sector this month, the first from 2nd December to 4th December a chance to check in while knowing that with one more visit before the year ends things are still evolving. While there is no more planetary activity in your financial sector, it has been just over six weeks since months of planetary activity ended, including the four months that Venus, the planet of money had spent here.

As the last planet to leave your financial sector this year, the side of the financial fence where it is more about what you do with and how you manage the money you have was the asteroid Juno, as well as a chance to ensure your financial instincts are sharp and you are emotionally and intuitively engaged, this will be a chance to revisit a sense of resolve. It is nearly four weeks later that the Moon will move through for its last visit to your financial sector for the year, with its visit from 29th January to 31st January a chance to end the year with your financial instincts sharp and with some clear resolutions for the New Year.

Meanwhile, the Moon will make its last visit to your income sector for the year from 16th December to 18th December, something that every four weeks can sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. While there has been no planetary activity on the income side of the financial fence since Pluto left in June, things are about to change in the New Year. It was back in March that the planet of change and revolution returned for his first visit in our lifetime but having returned just a few weeks after Saturn left and with things still evolving, he left less than three months later. Pluto is returning in January and this time to begin a 20 year visit that will see a massive amount of support build during his early months.


With no planetary activity in your health sector, this was always going to put a lot of focus on the Moon's last visit for the year. Especially as the Moon will be coming full circle from last month's Full Moon and after you have had time to process any wakeup calls this brought. The Moon returns every four weeks and while each monthly visit is an important chance to check in and especially with what your body is telling you, it is the timing that makes this last visit significant. The Moon will move through from 24th December to 26th December, putting it here over Christmas. Whether you are extra busy or making the most of a chance to pull back, this will give you a chance to quietly pay attention.

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