Your horoscope for December 21 to 27

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      December 21 to 27

      Thursday marks the winter solstice, the sun’s arrival into Capricorn, the shortest daylight hours of the year, and the start of winter season for the Northern Hemisphere. The sun is also conjunct Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler. The pairing can put the work or pressure up-front. Ambition well directed can produce the desired results, but when Capricorn is in the mix, there’s a necessity to exert effort and patience, prioritize, contend with a limitation, or tack on extra time.

      As is typical of this time of year, a review of the past stirs up a range of emotions, not all of them comfortable or happy. Perhaps you have a sense of momentousness regarding your present circumstance. On a bigger-picture note, sun/Saturn underscores the karmic significance of endings, transitions, and the building reality.

      If you meet with a slow go or a jam-up on Thursday, it is soon surpassed. Mercury ends retrograde on Friday. It’s still a high-volume/high-traffic/high-stress day, but overall the day clips along. Saturday/Sunday, it’s as good as it gets. Saturday through Christmas Day, the fluid and flowing Pisces moon softens rough edges.

      On Christmas Eve, Venus enters Capricorn. Slow down and appreciate the moment, no matter how small the gift. On Christmas morning, Venus keeps a lid on it with Saturn. For the most part, the holiday goes as anticipated. Venus/Saturn can place you on a duty call. If so, later you’ll come to see it was worthwhile. Many of us are on a pullback this holiday. The less fuss, the better. Time and respect are the best gifts you can give.

      Aries
      March 20 - April 19

      Saturn in Capricorn and Thursday’s winter solstice put the holidays and your long-in-the-works next chapter officially on the clock. The end of Mercury retrograde encourages you to take it on with all your heart. Venus enters Capricorn on Christmas Eve and conjuncts Saturn on Christmas Day. The gift of time—given, received, or spent—is the best one of all.

      Taurus
      April 20 - May 20

      Saturn, newly into Capricorn, is of great benefit to your sign. This build-it-better transit puts you to work but it rewards you, too. Now and in the long term, Saturn helps you gain better control, achieve greater stability, and apply yourself more consistently toward necessary and desired change. Thursday onward meets expectations. Christmas Day, the pace picks up as the day wears on.

      Gemini
      May 21 - June 21

      Thursday/Friday, there’s no need to second-guess. Spontaneity and intuition pick it right. So long as you factor in the high traffic everywhere, travel and holiday plans should go as anticipated. Thursday’s sun/Saturn and Christmas Day’s Venus/Saturn help you to do right by all, including (and most importantly) yourself. This holiday’s memory-making can coincide with a significant ending, beginning, or anniversary.

      Cancer
      June 21 - July 22

      Beyond the end of the workweek and start of the Christmas long weekend, sun/Saturn brings you to an important finish line. The evolving reality now takes more definitive shape. See it as the start of a timely personal advance. The end of Mercury retrograde on Friday and Venus/Saturn on Christmas Day also signal the start of an opportune work-it-out upswing.

      Leo
      July 22 - August 22

      A break from the everyday work routine could be short-lived, but it’ll make the grade while it lasts. Even if the holidays keep you on a duty call, the stars set a smooth-sail backdrop Thursday through Christmas Day. Sun/Saturn loans you good control and helps you get the job done well. Venus/Saturn loans you a greater appreciation for life’s small gifts.

      Virgo
      August 22 - September 22

      Thursday’s sun/Saturn provides you excellent command and control. Time and effort are well spent. The end of Mercury retrograde has you on a good move-along with matters of heart and head. You’ll find yourself well over the hump regarding a recent setback or dilemma. Communication tracks improve too. Saturday through Christmas Day, the stars set up a mostly peaceful, easy feel.

      Libra
      September 22 - October 23

      Despite what it takes (or takes out of you), Thursday’s finish line is well timed. Friday picks up the pace again. Allow yourself extra time. Saturday/Sunday, the stars set up a smooth go. The first half of Christmas runs as expected. As the day wears on, you could feel short on patience and in the mood for a fresh infusion or more action.

      Scorpio
      October 23 - November 21

      If Thursday brings you to a stop or a midday jam-up, it won’t be for long. Mercury retrograde is out of the way as of Friday. There’s no need to stress about getting there or last-minute stuff; Venus/Uranus keeps you on a great roll. Friday is your best for entertaining or socializing. Saturday through Christmas, the Pisces moon makes for ease and peace.

      Sagittarius
      November 21 - December 21

      Thursday’s winter solstice coincides with sun/Saturn coming to terms with the best you can do for now. While you could be slowed down by the extra volume everywhere, sun/Saturn puts time on your side in other ways. You’ve built a substantial foundation, and it will do you justice over the long haul. Christmas morn, it’s the little things that count.

      Capricorn
      December 21 - January 19

      Saturn in Capricorn is an influential transit for all, but it is especially shaping for your sign. Roll up your sleeves: your new reality is already on the clock. Thursday has its tough spots, but perseverance and patience net a payoff. Allow extra time for travel and the last-minute stuff. Saturday through Christmas Day, go with the flow.

      Aquarius
      January 20 - February 18

      Thursday, minimize the running around, take a load off, ditch the work or the extras, and let yourself off the hook as best you can. Friday, you’ll also meet high volume everywhere, but the stars make for a smoother move-along. Saturday to Christmas morn can go surprisingly smoothly. By Christmas night, you’re done and ready for what’s next.

      Pisces
      February 18 - March 20

      Thursday can be an over-the-hump, finish-it-off, or get-going day. Delays or frustrations are in the mix. Keep it real; be patient. Friday to Sunday are your best for making the most of it. Christmas can start as a duty call. An early evening wrap-up or fresh infusion suits you well.

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      May the holidays bring you peace, comfort, and contentment. Happy holidays from Rose Marcus (https://rosemarcus.com/).

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