by Lilly Roddy

December will be quite a busy month. With Mercury going retrograde on the 3rd, and then going direct on January 3, holiday travel could be very bad. If you are traveling, stay flexible and make changes as necessary. Wait to start new projects until January 3. Uranus goes direct on December 6—that will get us moving along, making everyone seem more focused and impatient than usual. • December 21 marks the first day of winter, the first day of Capricorn, and the beginning of the sun’s light getting longer. We also have an eclipse during that day. It is a big day for communications and world affairs, but travel could be especially hazardous on the 21st. The 13th is another day to watch out for. Tempers could be very short and people could be incredibly demanding, so proceed with caution—especially that evening. • The sun enters Capricorn on the 21st. Mercury begins the month in Capricorn and moves back in Sagittarius on the 18th. Venus is direct, and her journey through Scorpio finally ends in January. Mars begins in Sagittarius and quickly slides into Capricorn on December 7. Jupiter is finishing her journey in Pisces. Saturn is happy in Libra, working on balance. Uranus is finishing her journey in Pisces. Neptune remains in Aquarius, and Pluto is just beginning her stay in Capricorn.

ARIES (Mar. 21–Apr. 19). New life changes are in play for the Arians, especially those born in the earliest days of the sign. Get ready—you are about to be super-busy. This month there is a big focus on career and future plans for security. You are rethinking your plans and trying to work out all the kinks. Make sure you watch your boundaries and don’t try to please too many people, or you will make yourself unhappy. Your relationship with the boss could be edgy this month. Make sure you are ready for conflict. Relationships need new long-term goals. You may feel that your partner is too demanding. Don’t overload yourself during the holidays.

TAURUS (Apr. 20–May 20). Relationships are playing a big role in your life this month. You will continue to review and renew your current relationships. You want a deeper level of commitment and trust from those in your life, either for romance or business. If that isn’t working, this could be the time to end some relationships. As we get closer to the holidays, you are more laid-back and not taking life as seriously. Keep an eye on your health and diet this year. You will want to start an exercise and health program right after January 3.

GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Personal relationships, as well as interactions with co-workers, continue to be under scrutiny. Some of your most difficult problems could involve your co-workers. Personal relationships are better this month, and if you are single, you are interested in meeting someone. Only see people you already know this month, and wait until next month to start with someone new. A review of your finances also comes into play during the holidays. Watch your spending—you may have some unexpected expenses this month. Friends continue to be a big help to you. Don’t forget to ask them for help.

CANCER (June 22–July 22). Yes, you are about to get very busy, starting with getting your workplace in order. Get those tasks finished before other activities begin to pick up, or you may not have time to get it all done. This month you are focusing on renewing your relationship with your partner. If things are not going well, you will both be able to see that clearly and correct any problems. Some relationships may end if no reconciliation seems to be possible. New career activities are on the horizon, so look for those in January. Get your life organized this month, and keep holiday visits short and peaceful.

LEO (July 23–Aug. 22). You have been vacillating between laziness and wanting to get your home cleaned up and redecorated. Don’t overdo for the holidays. Try to keep things manageable this year. If you don’t, you may feel unappreciated or resentful of others. Remember to do this for you and not for them. As the month comes to an end, you are more focused on health and diet plans. Don’t overdo it as the holidays come to an end. At work, focus on cleaning up your work space and getting your files in order.

VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22). This is the time of year when you naturally focus on the family. With the holidays coming, this will be even more important. Even if you’re getting along just fine, you may want to be more outspoken and truthful with them. They just may not want to hear it. Watch your temper on the 12th and 13th—you could be explosive on those days. As we get into Capricorn on the first day of winter, you will begin to relax some and not feel as much pressure. You may still experience some sleeplessness until after mid-January. Don’t start any new projects until after January 3.
LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23). You are looking for new things to do in your life this month and in 2011. This is a big time of introspection as you look at your relationship with your family, your partner, and your long-term career goals. Relationships that are not very stable could be tested in 2011. Keep your eyes and your mind open to new strategies. You could feel you’re being a little too serious during the holidays. You think everything needs to have some long-term purpose. Even if you’re not in the holiday spirit, get out to those holiday parties and don’t just sit at home. You may also be considering moving this month, but wait until January to finalize those plans if you can.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24–Nov. 21). It will be nice to have some “me” time during the holidays. Indulge yourself in luxury, love, and lavishness. You have been all too ready to spend money, especially on those you love. You are into your work mode as the holidays roll around—just don’t drive yourself too much. It’s a great month to contact your siblings, or people from your childhood. They will be especially glad to hear from you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21). Happy Birthday! You continue to be busy, active, and goal-oriented as the month opens. You have been maintaining your busy agenda for at least a month, and the upcoming holidays may be so busy that you won’t have much time for anyone. Begin to limit some of your group activities since you are so over-committed. As the new year begins, you will want more freedom in your schedule. Travel plans look good, but not until next year.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19). It’s time to review the past and set some new goals for this new year. With Mercury retrograde in your sign, this is going to be an especially significant time of introspection for you Sea Goats. The past and nostalgia will play a big role during this holiday period. That will lead to a lot of rethinking about where your current career path is taking you. You will be making some momentous life changes, but please wait until January to decide on those.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18). The holiday period is like a time of gestation for you. There is so much going on, and you are just “waiting for the baby to be born.” With the planets in the area of spirituality, you are really examining your belief systems. You are more than ready to have your voice heard, and that will all be a part of the coming year. You may want to re-cultivate some old relationships. Your friends are mostly gone or have moved, so many of you are feeling a bit lonely and isolated. The holiday could provide you with a safe arena to be out and about with people.

PISCES (Feb. 19–Mar. 20). Old friends are coming out of the woodwork. This is a great time to connect with people, for both business and personal reasons. You could make some headway with your career this month, as long as you contact people whom you already do business with. You could be tense and jittery on the 19th and 20th. Give yourself a wide berth on those days—you will react to things more vigorously than you normally do, and that will give people quite a shock. Otherwise, this should be a fun social month for you. Enjoy those holidays!

Read Lilly Roddy’s forecast for all of 2010, which appeared in OutSmart’s January issue. For more astro-insight, log on to


Lilly Roddy

Lilly Roddy has been an Astrologer for the last 25 years. She counsels individuals in personal, business and financial matters as well as teaches classes in Astrology. She is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.

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