FEATURE — December begins with a whirlwind of creativity and passionate emotions.

On Monday, Dec. 4, at 11:51 a.m. MDT, Venus will enter Scorpio, where the planet will stay until Dec. 29. Known as the Goddess of Love, Venus rules where we aim our affection and how we work within relationships. In Scorpio, Venus sparks passionate emotions and triggers transformation within areas of shared resources, intimacy and personal power.

Then, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:22 a.m., Neptune will station direct after spending over five months in retrograde. Neptune retrograde influenced us to strip away any illusions clouding reality.

Now direct, Neptune unleashes an abundance of creativity, as well as the confidence to apply it in the real world. This is a time of illumination after a period of disillusionment that began in March. As such, we regain faith in our dreams and search for external stimuli to light the fire of motivation.

So what does this mean for you and your sign? Find out below.

March 21-April 19

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With Venus moving into your eighth house of intimacy and shared resources this week, your adventurous spirit tends to turn inward now, dear Aries. What’s far below the surface intrigues you, and you’re likely to feel a boost in romance. Trying something new with a partner satisfies the need for both depth and adventure. If you’ve been feeling a little out of sync with your intuition, Neptune turning direct in your 12th house should restore this spiritual connection.

April 20-May 20

This week is a significant one for you, dear Taurus, as your ruler Venus is moving into your relationship sector, amping romance and a deeper sense of connection with loved ones. With the holiday season in full swing, having Venus in this part of your sky is ultra fortuitous, as your affection is pulled toward the warmth of relationships. Single Taurans should consider saying yes to invitations. You may just meet someone special. Neptune turning direct in your 11th house of friendships further breaks up the dust of stagnancy and allows you to see more clearly who is really worth your time.

May 21–June 20

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Last week saw your ruler Mercury change signs, dear Gemini, and now the Messenger of the Gods is in your eighth house of intimacy and finances. Coupled with Venus in your sixth house of daily routine, this is a great week to get your finances and health in order, as you are receiving an energetic boost in these areas. If you’ve been wanting to ditch a bad habit or implement something beneficial, the cosmos have your back now. On Tuesday, the Venus-Saturn trine shines light on your work and career sectors, opening doorways for manifesting something in these areas. Neptune then turns direct in your 10th house, which clears up confusion around career and what you hope to leave behind.

June 21–July 22

With the Goddess of Love Venus moving into your fifth house, you are entering a playful and creative time, dear Cancer. You’re more inclined to be expressive in heart-related matters and may feel inspired to come out of your shell and pour your heart out to someone special. Single Cancerians might consider re-entering the dating scene. Since Mercury entered your seventh house, you’re likely thinking about relationships, adding to the romanticism of this week. As a longer-term influence, Neptune turns direct in your ninth house of spirituality and beliefs. Doubt surrounding realms of higher education, publishing or long-distance travel should begin to subside now.

July 23–August 22

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A collection of cosmic energy remains in your fifth house of pleasure and creativity, pushing you toward activities, hobbies and people that spark joy, dear Leo. But with Venus moving into a foundational part of your chart, you may start to feel overcome with feelings of nostalgia and wanting to reconnect with your roots. You are more sensitive and sentimental and crave affection and loyalty in relationships. While this influence does not eliminate your exuberance, it may tame it and have you more inclined to want to stay in rather than go out. Neptune turning direct in your eighth house might spur a lightbulb moment for raking in more cash on the side. Others may find a way to be more vulnerable.

Aug. 23–Sept. 22

Toward the end of last week, your ruler Mercury entered your fifth house, initiating a time when you are pulled toward matters of self-expression, children, pleasure and romance, dear Virgo. Mercury will spend an extended amount of time in this part of your chart due to it going retrograde later this month. It’s time to follow your heart and dive into projects that connect you to your most authentic self. Personal charm is amplified under this influence. Neptune turning direct in your partnership sector could feel like an awakening with someone close to you. It may feel like you’re seeing someone for the first time.

Sept. 23–Oct. 22

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As your ruling planet Venus changes signs this week, the Goddess of Love shifts into a part of your sky that deals with money and self-worth. Over the next few weeks, your affection is turned on for things that stimulate the five senses. You’re wanting to dine on your favorite dishes, adorn yourself with clothes and jewelry that make you feel your best and indulge in creature comforts. This influence can trigger the desire to buy, so just be mindful of impulsive shopping. With Neptune now turning direct in your sixth house of daily routine, confusion over a health or work matter may begin to move out of the shadows.

Oct. 23–Nov. 21

While much of the cosmic energy has moved on from your sign, Venus is now shining her light on you, dear Scorpio. In the first house, the Goddess of Love amps attraction, and you will likely feel you look your best during the next three weeks. This is a time to pay attention to how you feel and care for yourself. And with the sun and your ancient ruler Mars continuing to transit your second house of money, possessions and self-worth, it’s prime time to pamper yourself just a bit. Toward mid-week, Neptune turns direct in your fifth house. If you’ve been feeling creatively blocked or uninspired, this influence should reignite the spark.

Nov. 22–Dec. 21

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This week could bring a bit of a tug-of-war for you, dear Sagittarius, as Venus moves into your 12th house of the subconscious, which may have you feeling the desire to retreat. But the sun and Mars, continuing to transit through your sign, energize you and amp your adventurous spirit. It could be that your romantic life becomes a bit more quiet now, and your focus turns more on what enlivens you as an individual. For some, Venus in the 12th house could indicate the end of a relationship, or a relationship entering a new stage. Neptune turning direct in your fourth house helps to restore a sense of security and shed light on the heart of unresolved issues in your family.

Dec. 22–Jan. 19

While the sun and Mars remain in a quiet, reflective part of your sky this week, Venus is moving into your 11th house, enlivening your desire for social activity and connection, dear Capricorn. In this part of your sky, the Goddess of Love adds a touch of magic to time spent with friends. Romance sparked now will likely grow from a feeling of shared interests and a sense that you can just be yourself, though it may lack some emotional depth. Midweek, Neptune turns direct in your third house. Blocks related to communication, transportation or perception should begin to break free.

Jan. 20–Feb. 18

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Amid a social time of year for you, Venus is now entering the top of your chart, adding a dazzling charm to your sector of career and legacy, dear Aquarius. In the 10th house, the Goddess of Love flavors your professional life with charm and opens windows of opportunities. It’s easier now to pour your affection into your work, as you feel an extra sense of pride with the metaphorical signature you leave behind. Authority figures are likely to see you in a favorable way, which makes this an opportune time to pitch an idea, ask for a promotion or seek a raise. Neptune turning direct in your second house begins to clear up confusion surrounding issues of money or self-worth.

Feb. 19 – March 20

With your ruling planet Neptune ending its retrograde this week, you may feel like you’re emerging from a slumber, dear Pisces, especially as the planet of illusions continues its transit through your sign and first house of core identity. You are becoming reconnected with your intuition and imagination, and as a result, inspiration reawakens and may whisk you away to partake in beloved hobbies. Alongside this influence, Venus enters a deeply spiritual and philosophical part of your sky, lighting up your desire for adventure, even it that just means going to a different grocery store. It’s the new and novel that has your attention now, and you may be surprised by what you discover.

For a more specific outlook, read the forecasts for both your sun and rising signs. If you do not know your rising sign, use this online calculator.

It’s important to remember that astrology forecasts are not meant to be fatalistic. Rather they offer a window into current energetic influences, so we may work with them and help foster a more wise and loving spirit.

Ed. note: This information is composed by St. George News editorial staff for entertainment purposes only.

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