Kick up your Lucite heels, Aries. It’s time to celebrate another year well-lived. The Sun is in Sagittarius, your ninth house of freedom and expansion, until December 21, boosting your optimism and helping you dream big. Is it time to take a chance on a savvy start-up idea, book an adventurous vacation or sign up for a mind-expanding workshop? Broad new horizons are calling. Since Aries is the zodiac’s first sign, you love the energy of newness—and with a new year right around the corner, you’ve got a little tingle now. Conjure up some big plans for 2018 already. Use these feel-good fumes to finish the year on a buoyant note. The ninth house rules truth-telling, so clear the air with some honest dialogue before the calendar turns. While you’re at it, tap into the multiculti spirit of the ninth house and make the rounds to every “Kwanzukkah” and Christmas bash you can find. Why celebrate one holiday when you can celebrate ’em all?
On December 11, you feel especially inspired to break out of your comfort zone, as the new moon in Sagittarius offers a fresh landscape of possibilities, even a glimpse into your higher purpose. Plant the seeds around a visionary idea today, one that you’ll develop in the next six months. What are your “impossible” dreams? (Yes, those, Aries.) Write ’em down. Set intentions around ways you can invite more discovery and adventure into your everyday life.
One caveat: This new moon is forming a challenging square to expansive Jupiter in Virgo, your detail-obsessed sixth house. As exciting as your plans may be, practical aspects need to be considered, too. You may get a reality check around HOW to help your biggest dreams take flight. Crunch numbers and figure out a manageable budget and timeline. At this new moon, you might even find you have TOO much of a good thing! If you feel overwhelmed, slow down, scale back and start with a tighter agenda. A smaller success can snowball into a big one, but at least you’ll have perfected your formula first!
Things take a turn for the serious as the Sun enters Capricorn, your tenth house of structure and long-term planning, on December 21. The blue-sky dreaming is necessary, but so is setting a realistic roadmap to achieve your goals. Capricorn season gets you revved up to craft those resolutions (and make ’em stick), even as the holidays are in full festive swing. Your mind is on your goals, even as you’re grazing on sugar cookies and eggnog. Hey, who says you can’t talk a little shop or business at a holiday function—or ask people about their goals for 2018? Chances are, you won’t be in the mood for small talk now, so you might as well make conversation about what interests you: everyone’s big ideas and plans.
Christmas Day comes with a power surge, as one of your personal goals is reignited. On December 25, erratic Uranus moves forward in Aries, your first house of self and identity. Since July 25, the planet of unexpected action has been retrograde (backward), slowing down your most ingenious plans. Perhaps your maverick style wasn’t well-received—others thought your interests and agenda were just a little too “out there” to understand. Well, here’s the great news: Now people get it! Not that a little resistance was going to stop you, but your cutting-edge concepts are able to gain more traction—finally.
Also on December 25, the full moon in Cancer lights up your domestic fourth house. Don’t be surprised if you’re feeling extra sentimental, especially toward your family—or if you just can’t hold back your feelings once the presents have been unwrapped. With Uranus direct, be warned: you could unleash a little too much authenticity at once. You might want to keep a close friend on speed dial, in case you need to and vent about your sister’s ass-backward politics or your parents’ incessant interrogations about your love life. (Better to unload to a friend than turn the holidays into World War III, Aries.) Since full moons bring transitions, you might even hear news about a move, the sale of a home or a change in living situation around this date. A pregnancy is also possible, either for you or someone close. Since the fourth house rules women, a female relative or maternal figure could play a starring role in events at this full moon. This is also 2017’s final supermoon, making the emo vibes especially strong. Pass grandma’s embroidered hankie!
The warm fuzzies are amplified by the full moon forming a supportive trine to spiritual Neptune in Pisces, your twelfth house of compassion. There’s a spotlight on forgiveness, bonding and compassion. Going home for the holidays could be an extra sweet affair…or maybe bittersweet if you’re dealing with an ending or transition of some kind. You could feel especially nostalgic about childhood memories or a fading chapter that rushed back as a poignant memory now. Take good care of yourself and those you love most—you’re in the mood to nurture and be nurtured.
Your New Year’s Eve could partially be spent crossing tasks off the list, as the moon in Virgo, your sixth house of organization, inspires you to do some much-needed decluttering or planning. Before the calendar turns and the champagne flutes are clinked, you’ll want to feel like you’ve accomplished whatever you set out to in 2017. Draft a few resolutions before you head out to the 2018 countdown. The sixth house rules service, stoking a desire to make a meaningful contribution. Instead of just hitting that bacchanalian bash, you might even do a little volunteer work or make a last- donation to a cause. Maybe your final fete of 2017 will even double as a fundraiser for your local indie bookstore or animal shelter. Health-minded Aries may enjoy ringing in the New Year at a yoga studio—or even go on a retreat like this one. Trade your shot of whisky for a wheatgrass shot?
Aries December 2017 Love Horoscope
Dynamic duos: full speed ahead! Sultry Mars and magnetic Venus—the love planets—are both in commitment-driven zones of your chart all month. You’re in the mood for more one-on-one fun, so make time for your special person or explore any sparks you feel with a new love interest. Coupled Rams may be surprised with a holiday proposal, too. While the pressure to pair up can be overwhelming during the holidays, single Aries should still stay open to meeting someone (for your own happiness, not to please your prying relatives). The stars have hung the metaphorical mistletoe over your head, Aries—so you might as well see what comes of it!
Not that you’ll settle for just anyone. You want the total package—especially from December 4-30, when romance planet Venus is burning through Scorpio, your eighth house of sex, bonding and intimacy. If you’re in a relationship, make sure to have some privacy, sneaking away together amidst the year-end mayhem and family visits. Single Aries are looking for that special “vibe”—the one that can’t really be described in words. Sure, it’s great to be a power couple or fit like hand-in-glove, but there’s this other mysterious quality—a soul connection—and that’s what you crave in December. This desire to merge could lead to a key (or ring) exchange, or even pregnancy, especially at the December 25 full supermoon in your fourth house of home and family. Solo Rams can conjure a soulmate type, too. Pay attention to the vibes that you’re putting out there, because Venus in this mystical zone will definitely amplify the Law of Attraction in your love life.
Even as you’re surrendering to a more soulful connection, watch out for pressure fueled by impatient Mars in Libra, your seventh house of commitment, until January 3. Relationships are always a choice—and there ARE two of you involved. This is not the best time to put your S.O.’s feet to the fire regarding a commitment. Or, maybe you’re the one who feels pressure to go to the next level. Don’t let stress overwhelm an otherwise lovely season for dating and mating! Just know that Mars can add conflict, so watch your temper. Don’t take out holiday stress on your partner. If you’re single, you’ll have more courage and confidence to attract the right partner. Mars rewards you for being proactive, so you could sign up with a dating coach or matchmaker, like the Modern Love Club.
Watch out for power struggles around December 6, when fiery Mars squares off with deep-digging Pluto in Capricorn, your tenth house of authority. Some age-old father issues could be the culprit of tension. You could also act controlling with a partner or prospective partner. Take a deep breath if your jaw goes tight when your sweetie decides to head out with friend instead of doing the errands you had in mind! Tamp down your instinct to dominate others—their choices are valid, too. Or, if you find that your mate is the one calling all the shots, don’t devolve into rebellion for rebellion’s sake. You have free will, too. Act in accordance with what suits you—chances are, this isn’t a make-or-break moment. But it IS a great opportunity to take full responsibility for your own choices in a union.
Aries December 2017 Money and Finance Horoscope
Dream big! It’s Sagittarius season, highlighting your optimistic ninth house. With the Sun in this enterprising zone of your chart, you’re in blue-sky mode, dreaming up exciting plans for the New Year. Maybe you’re going to roll the dice on a whole new path, even returning to school to earn a degree in a field that’s always excited you. Maybe the winds of change will inspire you to get an entrepreneurial or creative venture off the ground. The little details aren’t going to stop you from making a contribution that could really speak to the masses! And since the ninth house rules far-flung travel, you might choose to break out of an old routine by booking a trip to ignite your muse. Imagine the perspective you’ll bring back to your job after a getaway. Whatever your adventure of choice, this is a great time to plant seeds for an exciting new year.
Your big, visionary plans will be on your mind December 11 when the new moon in Sagittarius lights a fire under you. For some added motivation, you may want to check out David Schwartz’s classic book, The Magic of Thinking Big. But as much as you desire expansion, there’s also a fly in the ointment: This new moon forms a tough square to Jupiter in Virgo, your sixth house of details, details, details. A new project or idea could be underway, so don’t let yourself get completely overwhelmed by the logistics of it. Sure you have to figure out a way to work this new scenario in your everyday life—and that may not be simple. But with some forethought and careful planning, it IS possible. This is a fantastic time to set positive intentions and watch as they unfold over the next six months.
Rocky road alert: You and a colleague might have some tension this month, as friction-inducing Mars is in Libra, your seventh house of one-on-one collaborations. A partnership could gain traction between now and January 3, but the excitement could quickly turn to stress. Maybe you feel rushed to seal a deal or sign a new contract before the year ends. If it doesn’t happen according to your plan, don’t worry: You’ll have plenty of time next year. If you’re uncertain about a partner, don’t let yourself be strong-armed. You both need to feel good about pooling your respective talents. But if you’re leaning toward going for it, motivator Mars could inspire you to sign on the dotted line before the calendar turns.
Tempers could flare on December 6, when high-energy Mars squares off with domineering Pluto in Capricorn, your tenth house of career and authority figures. Power struggles and simmering tension could bring the pressure to a fever pitch. Easy there, Aries! You may feel taken for granted, wrung dry or even duped by someone who made a big promise but isn’t delivering on their end of the bargain. Maybe you’re impatient to seal a deal, but keep getting a confounding “hurry up and wait” vibe from the powers that be. This Pluto-Mars square is like a chess game, and you have to be strategic. You can’t bulldoze, but you also can’t allow yourself to be bulldozed. It’s a delicate tango. Avoid volcanic eruptions and overtly passive-aggressive power plays. Your rep is at stake.
On December 19, the annual Mercury-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, your tenth house of achievement, helps you strategize and plan for future goals. This penetrating combo gives you amazing concentration powers, so set aside time to really hone in on long-term objectives. Focus on your 2018 resolutions, coming up with a master plan. On December 20, the stars call for harmony and balance as communicator Mercury forms a tense square to free-spirited Uranus in Aries. Ego alert! You may clash with someone in authority, especially if you feel disrespected. Speak your mind, but don’t burn a bridge. There’s a distinct chance you’re taking something way too personally. Did someone REALLY mean, “You’re incompetent!” when they said, “I wonder why the copy machine gets jammed whenever we’re working on a rush?” Or did they really just mean—I wonder why the copy machine gets jammed whenever we’re working on a rush. Tough call, Ram; but take a deep breath before reacting, regardless.
On December 21, the Sun enters Capricorn and your tenth house of success for a month. Your highest ambitions are steering your ship, so get down to business already, El Capitan. For the next four weeks, devote extra time to your projects and planning. Your discipline is extra high, so it’s in your best (corner office) interest to buckle down while you are naturally grounded and focused. Sure, others might be bailing for their holiday breaks, but now you’ll be motivated to really map out your plans to take 2018 by storm! Lay the groundwork and maybe even reach out to a mentor for sound guidance. Reach for the stars…and you’ll get there, step by step.
On or around December 25, you’ll have an opportunity to showcase your most innovative plans, as original Uranus moves direct (forward) in Aries, your first house of self and passion projects. This course correction ends a five-month retrograde (backward) spin, which made you a little insecure about sharing and promoting your ideas. Maybe it seemed like there was always a moving part, or circumstances kept changing without notice. Now, it’s time to get your name on the map already. The stars are aligning for greater levels of change—both within and with what you’re putting out into the world. This influence could ignite a cutting-edge personal project or something that puts you into the spotlight. Delve deeply into your own curiosity—that’s where the goldmine lies. As Nietzsche said, “Isn’t life one hundred times too short to bore ourselves?”
Aries December 2017 Health Horoscope
Shake it off, Aries. If you let yourself sweat the small stuff, December says “no more!” With the Sun in Sagittarius until December 21, you’re inspired and drawn to positive vibes. If you’ve been bogged down by an emotional issue or stuck in a rut, you may have an easier time getting pumped about your life now—and making changes accordingly. The ninth house rules wide-open spaces, so bundle up and get off that treadmill. Perhaps you’ll head out for a spontaneous hike and allow your soul to feel buoyed by the fresh air. Even if it’s cold, a brisk walk will rejuvenate you. Listen to an inspiring audio book, attend a lecture, sign up for a personal growth workshop that takes place in early 2018. You may find “On Being”, a podcast about existence from multiple perspectives, especially intriguing. You’ve got enthusiasm in spades…work it!
The Sagittarius new moon on December 11 is a great day to explore a new belief system or philosophy. Just make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew…literally, since this new moon is at odds with bountiful Jupiter in your health and fitness sector. You want it all and you want it NOW. Pace yourself, because the excessive approach could definitely lead to major stress, emotional eating and overwhelm—all of it unnecessary. Take a moment to identify your most inspiring projects and plans and try to focus on those, instead of getting scattered or self-critical. You may have to deal with some fierce FOMO (fear of missing out), but if you don’t narrow down the options, the consequences won’t be fun.
Where are you going, Aries? On December 19, you may devote some time to pondering your long-term path, thanks to a conjunction between expressive Mercury and transformational Pluto in Capricorn, your tenth house of practicality and future plans. Examine your habits and current structures—do they serve your ultimate objectives? If not, it’s time for an overhaul. Be fearless—and even ruthless—with your internal inquiry. You may also do a deep-dive into some “father issues,” having a watershed conversation with your dad or another important male. If your dad is no longer alive, you may even get a “sign” or a message that seems to be from him, as psychic Pluto and communicator Mercury link up. Check in with yourself, too—you are the biggest authority on your life, after all. Own it!
It gets easier to implement structures once disciplined Capricorn season begins on December 21, so until then, enjoy yourself. Once the Sun moves into your regimented tenth house for a month, you may be inspired to take up CrossFit or some other serious boot camp workout—your Aries competitive spirit can be drawn to this anyway. Input from an expert can also keep you on track.
December 25 could bring a sweet and sentimental moment with the Cancer full moon (and supermoon) beaming into your tender and nostalgic fourth house. This full moon forms a supportive trine to spiritual Neptune in Pisces, your twelfth house of compassion. You and your loved ones might feel especially close on this day. If you celebrate Christmas, you may find that you’re a whole lot more forgiving of your relatives’ quirks. At the end of the day, you love each other. Blood is thicker than water, and fortunately, you’ll be able to tap into some of your warmest feelings now.
There could also be a bittersweet energy if you’re facing an ending or transition. Just because it’s for the best, doesn’t mean you can’t shed a few tears. Let your guard down and get emotional with the tribe that has your back. Women might play a special role, possibly an elderly woman—it might be a good time to honor your grandmother’s traditions with a holiday recipe or just reminisce about her wisdom (as this writer did). Your own maternal side may be on full display, too. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself offering a shoulder for someone to cry on today. With nostalgic Neptune in the mix, you could look through pictures and go down Memory Lane with your clan. This is more than reminiscing, though—you’re being reminded of your roots and the forces that have shaped you to your core. This is a great moment to remember where you came from. With revolutionary Uranus moving forward in Aries that same day, the full moon will remind you to weave in the best of your past as you create the future of your dreams!